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The Most Important Thing You’ll Read Today

[via Ritholtz] Yet another damning piece of evidence that the Bush administration drove us to war. At this point it’s just piling on, but it’s worth revisiting the topic.  The full memo after the jump, but here’s a particularly telling … Continue reading

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Megyn Kelly Survives Brush With Anti-media Militant

Fox News trotted out Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (ret) to discuss the newest scandal involving American troops with inappropriate photos. Here’s a snippet of the interview: My take on this is that there’s a terrible scandal here Megyn, but it … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

The Fox News propaganda machine is working full time to get Obama out of office, right down to the little details.  This image comes from the Fox News website this morning: I took the liberty of highlighting the relevant portion. … Continue reading

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Do As We Say, Not As We Did

Unfortunately, our credibility is a little bit shot on the torture issue.  We can’t exactly lecture the Afghans when they do things like this. Not anymore: Suspects are hung by their hands, beaten with cables and in some cases their … Continue reading

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The Anti-Timetable Nonsense

President Obama announced a plan to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.  He is coming under fire (as with everything he does) from some Republicans for setting arbitrary timelines for withdrawals.  Many Democrats were hoping for a faster draw down of … Continue reading

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Kennan On Vietnam, Or Afghanistan

From Democracy Arsenal, a few bits of wisdom from George Kennan: On prolonging a conflict to prevent a blow to American prestige, Kennan said: “There is more respect to be won in the opinion of this world by resolute and … Continue reading

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The New Neverendians

As I continue to work through The Great War and Modern Memory it’s hard not to see parallels between the seemingly hopeless stalemate of trench warfare in WWI and our ten year war against the taliban in Afghanistan.  The latter … Continue reading

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Extremism In Defense of Gliberty

I know I may be acting hotheaded and glib here, but I really don’t get why this analysis from Shuja Nawaz is a compelling argument to maintain the current structure of the US-Pakistan relationship.  If the two sides were to move … Continue reading

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For America So Loved The World, That It Sent Its Own Sons, So That It Might Re-create Mankind In Its Own Image

Daniel Larison defends Pakistan, on the grounds that it’s doing all it reasonably can do to assist the US: Just two months ago, Hosni Mubarak was ousted by his military to defuse the political crisis that had started in late … Continue reading

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