Paul Krugman Is Right The Iraq War Was A Bush Crime

Having a discussion will not change the disastrous consequences of Bush and company's crimes, bring back the three-quarters of a million dead Iraqi civilians or thousands of American soldiers, it may inform Americans of the intent of Republicans defending the invasion and occupation.

America Must Stay Out of Islam’s Sectarian War

No American should delude themselves that the current violence raging in Iraq and Syria is anything other than an extreme sectarian war between the two major Islamic sects, or that American military intervention is ever going to bring a cessation to the violence.

Why Republicans Want America To Forget 9/11

It is unlikely any American over the age of three or four will forget 911, but it is highly likely the majority of Americans will forget the long-lasting devastation an incompetent Republican administration's response wrought on the nation.

John McCain’s Eternal War Against Gays At Home and American Soldiers Abroad

John McCain is a war hero, and advocates permanent wars regardless the cost in lives and drain on the economy. He also knows that allowing gays to serve in the military is wrong, regardless that a majority of Americans, the Pentagon, and service members support repealing DADT. McCain also doesn’t want an end to the war in Afghanistan because he has gross memory loss regarding the Iraq war.

Fox News Finds Hidden Messages in Obama’s Iraq Speech

On Fox and Friends this morning the panel claimed that President Obama's Iraq speech contained hidden messages about a second stimulus and cap and trade, and that using the term "middle class" was a buzz word. Eric Bolling said, "We must jump start industries, sounds to me like stimulus, and end our dependence on foreign oil, sounds to me like cap and trade."

Earth, Wind and Oil: Big Energy Triumphs Over Democracy

With the BP oil spill still raging after a month of disinformation and stonewalling from both BP and the Obama Administration as well as the catastrophe of the Massey coal mine explosion just two weeks prior to the BP Gulf disaster, the left and right are playing their trite and expected "blame game" without acknowledging the actual systemic realities of a Government that enables BP and Massey to rape and plunder the earth for the sake of profit at the expense of the environment and human life.

From Clinton to Obama: Reregulating the Deregulatory Era

Coming from what many would consider a "far Left" ideological foundation, my assertion is that this antagonism between the so-called "left" and "right" has been merely a smokescreen to divide us even further while the wealthy interests who actually dictate legislation---buying and manipulating politicians from both parties---continue to plunder our resources and bring our economy to the brink of collapse while we do nothing other than yell and scream at the other side.

The WikiLeaks Video and Progressive Responsibility in Unnecessary Wars

I protested the Iraq war, way before it was cool to do so, and the Wikileaks Video of “Collateral Murder” demonstrates why I opposed the invasion, but I also spent a week embedded with training soldiers, as they took on the exhaustive task of preparing for battle. Those on the left who criticize miss the point as their self-righteous reaction is a simplistic denial of their own complicity in allowing this war to be fought.

Obama: U.S. Combat Troops Out of Iraq by the End of August

Obama: U.S. Combat Troops Out of Iraq by the End of August

In his remarks today about the successful completion of Iraq's second ever national election, President Barack Obama said that there are now less than 100,000 troops in Iraq and he assured the Iraqi people that the United States will fulfill their obligation and have U.S. combat troops out of Iraq by the end of August. Obama said, "By the end of August, our combat mission will end."

Bill O’Reilly Compares Obama and Heathcare to George W. Bush and Iraq

On his FNC program The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly engaged in full blown fear mongering tonight as he compared President Obama's attempts to pass healthcare reform with George W. Bush's belief that Saddam Hussein was a threat to the United States. Only in the fractured realm of Fox News could a healthcare bill be equated with an unjust war that has killed thousands of people.