Iraq War

Beyond Disowning Trump, GOP Apostates Must Be Accountable for History of Exploiting Political Offices at People’s Expense

Beyond Disowning Trump, GOP Apostates Must Be Accountable for History of Exploiting Political Offices at People’s Expense

Joe Scarborough, former Republican but still self-proclaimed conservative host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, has hoisted himself into media and political…

5 years ago

As Trump Calls Him Stupid, Jeb Complains President Obama Uses Big Words

"Big syllable words and lots of fancy conferences and meetings and - We're not leading. That creates chaos. It creates…

9 years ago

John Bolton Was Wrong About Iraq WMDs But Says Trust him on Iran Nukes

John Bolton's New York Times op-ed exposes not only Bolton's flawed thinking but the Times' tendency to ape Fox News

9 years ago

Ralph Nader Attacks the Imperial Presidency but Ignores the Do-Nothing Congress

Ralph Nader is railing against the "imperial presidency" but has nothing to say about our runaway, do-nothing Congress. It makes…

11 years ago

The Bush Presidential Library, Museum and Think Tank. Think Tank?

Thursday marks the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, not to mention a think tank. What…

11 years ago

The Iraq Invasion Could Be a Worse Foreign Policy Decision than the Vietnam War

This month, an article argued the Iraq War was the single worst foreign policy decision in US history. This may…

11 years ago

An Examination of a Legit Defense Expenditure Would Out a Number Of Illegitimate Money-Wasters

The U.S. has an enormous number of military personnel and weaponry in the U.S. territory of Guam. It's legit, but…

11 years ago

President Obama is More Popular Now than During His First Term

The GOP finds itself in trouble as Obama's popularity soars and their own plummets, and Obama's second term only promises…

11 years ago

Opposition to Chuck Hagel is a No-Win Scenario for the GOP

There is no conceivable outcome in which GOP opposition to Chuck Hagel ends happily for Republicans

11 years ago

Unlike most of your public utterances Republicans, Hillary was telling the truth

Unlike most of the words that come out of Republicans like John Bolton's mouths, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton was…

11 years ago

Tea Party Fantasies of Sending Obama to Prison for Benghazi

Tea Partiers indulge in wild fantasies of sending President Obama to prison since they haven't managed to impeach him for…

11 years ago

The Republican hyperbole about the ‘fiscal cliff’ is deafening and misleading

The ongoing debate about the fiscal cliff continues as the U.S. approaches the current debt ceiling. Republicans are responsible for…

12 years ago

Move Over Star Wars: A Trilogy of GOP Cognitive Dissonance: 2008, 2012, 2016

The Republican Party's doldrums are likely to continue until they acknowledge reality, but there are no signs of that happening…

12 years ago

The Mystery that is Hillary Clinton: To be, or not to be a 2016 Candidate

There are 2 prominent women who could assume their party's mantle as Presidential candidates in 2016. They are Condoleezza Rice…

12 years ago

After a near-perfect military career, General Patraeus hits a snag

Army General, David Patraeus was destined for greatness from his first year at West Point. Sadly, an affair tainted his…

12 years ago

The GOP’s Vorpal Blade of Cognitive Dissonance Goes Snicker-Snack!

Reality is the ultimate enemy of Republican ideology, so Tom Tancredo picks up his vorpal blade and shows himself asylum-ready

12 years ago

Mitt Romney Called Bringing Our Troops Home from Iraq ‘Tragic’

Mitt Romney would have left 30,000 troops in Iraq. He called bringing them home 'tragic'. Romney wants to leave our…

12 years ago

Ann Romney Thinks a Mormon Mission is the Same as Serving in the Military

While on The View, Ann Romney said their family finds different ways of serving, with their sons having served their…

12 years ago

Don’t expect Obama/Romney part deux Biden is one tough cookie

Joe Biden debates Paul Ryan in the only Vice Presidential nominee debate. Biden is expert in Foreign Affairs and very…

12 years ago

McCain Confirms Romney’s Desire for an Indefinite Iraq and Afghanistan Presence

John McCain confirmed this morning that a Mitt Romney administration would leave our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq indefinitely.

12 years ago

In Foreign Policy Romney Needs to be More than Not-Obama

Mitt Romney is campaigning as not-Obama and in this case at least, he is being entirely honest: he is not…

12 years ago

Meme of Desperation – Bush Gave Middle East 10 Years of Peace

In a breathtaking revision of history, we are being told that President Bush gave the Middle East ten years of…

12 years ago

GOP uses Middle East tragedy to try to gain points for Mitt Romney

The Republicans are trying to manipulate tragic events in the Middle East to the benefit of foreign-policy challenged, Mitt Romney.

12 years ago

Trying to Distract from His Own 9/11 Failures, Dick Cheney Whines About Obama

Dick Cheney is desperately trying to distract from the new NYT evidence against Bush ignoring 9/11 intel by falsely accusing…

12 years ago

Ask Osama bin Laden is he is better off now than he was four years ago

John Kerry exposed the Romney-Ryan foreign policy as the neocon shell game that it is, contrasting it with the steady…

12 years ago

Deval Patrick Rocks the Convention With Impassioned Call for Obama

Deval Patrick issued a fiery call to Democrats to rally around Obama, implying that Romney is more interested in having…

12 years ago

Christian End-Time Fantasies Endanger Us All

Christian end time fantasies are not limited to the world of fiction; these people get elected to office and influence,…

12 years ago

The GOP’s Dystopian Dream of America’s Future

Why should the federal deficit scare us compared to an uninhabitable planet? Aren't mountains without tops more frightening than an…

12 years ago

The Tea Party May Think it Runs the Country, but They are Wrong

Citizens may think the ultra right tea party has all the power in the U.S. In truth, they have almost…

12 years ago

America’s Choice: Why Obama in 2012?

There are many reasons to vote for Barack Obama in 2012, and very few to vote against him, given the…

12 years ago

Satan Ate My Government! The Fundamentalist Addiction to Satan

You get the idea that if we banned the word Satan we'd all be a lot happier but that fundamentalists…

12 years ago

The Poison Pen of Right-Wing Newspapers: Half-Truths and No Truths

A misleading headline about Harry Reid provides the perfect demonstration of just how far right wing newspapers or conservative editors…

12 years ago

How the Republican War Machine Has Lied to America About Iran

The imminent threat from Iran that Republicans like to fear monger about has existed since Ronald Reagan, and the surest…

12 years ago

Why the United States Needs to be More Like the NFL

Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, sent a very strong message of accountability not only to players, but to coaches…

12 years ago

Counting Fuses with the Boomerang Ghosts of War

There’s a wave of psychologically troubled veterans headed back to America, and we need to prepare more thoroughly.

12 years ago

The U.S. Army – Instrument of Holy War

The Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program makes an unconstitutional requirement of spiritual fitness for American soldiers as well as physical…

13 years ago

John McCain and Why Sgt. Coleman Bean Had to Die

When a New Jersey veteran committed suicide after serving in Iraq, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) tried to do something about…

14 years ago

America Falling Down: We’re Not the Good Guys Anymore

We suffered a mental collapse, the same thing that happened to William Foster in Falling Down. But what Foster did…

14 years ago

Texas Governor Rick Perry Dreams of a Second Mexican War

Rick Perry is talking about a Second Mexican War à la Zachary Taylor and the Halls of Montezuma. Maybe he…

14 years ago

Those Don’t Tax But Spend Republicans At it Again

American defense spending in 2007 alone amounted to just over half of what was spent in the entire world. In…

14 years ago

Going Rogue: The Bush Doctrine and American Exceptionalism

For Bush, war became THE political instrument. No longer does war pick up where politics leave off; war becomes a…

14 years ago

The Tale of the Weepy Orangeman

In the wake of the 2010 midterm elections it is important to know who John Boehner is and what it…

14 years ago

Emboldened by Victories, Republicans Back to Warmongering

Emboldened by their midterm victories, Republicans are already back to warmongering. Having invaded and conquered Iraq (where 50,000 U.S. troops…

14 years ago

Analyzing What November 2nd Means

Many Americans are asking, "What happened?" In a wonderfully titled article, “What the #!%*?: The U.S. mid-term elections?” the National…

14 years ago

A Lesson for Americans: Reaping the Consequences of Hate

Words and actions have consequences, sometimes to the person who speaks, sometimes to the people spoken of. In an environment…

14 years ago

Obama Administration Takes Aim at Defense Spending Overruns

"A spigot of defense spending opened up after 9/11, yet for years, there has been dismal oversight of contractors handling…

14 years ago

Explaining the Difference Between a Draw Down and Rebranding of War

The media (and the Left) are running with the meme that the draw down in Iraq is mere "rebranding" of…

14 years ago

The Brainless Monster Running the Republican Mob

Mobs are forming in America. It takes courage to do the right thing when it's the unpopular thing to do.…

14 years ago

About Last Night, Republicans….

And then yesterday, as the President got ready to announce the last combat troops were out of Iraq, and the…

14 years ago

John Boehner’s Iraq Hypocrisy

It's that time again. House Min. Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is going to address us again. You know, preparing for…

14 years ago

The Ghost of Vietnam Haunts the Left and Right Over Iraq

I don’t know about you, but for years, I’ve been secretly longing for that Time Life moment post World War…

14 years ago

Reflections on a Crusade Gone Wrong: Bush’s Iraq War 2003-2010

Now that the last US combat brigade has driven into Kuwait, it is an appropriate time to look back at…

14 years ago

A Plea for American Healing As the War in Iraq Winds Down

The criticism of leaving Iraq comes from all sides. For the Left the troops can't get out fast enough, and…

14 years ago

The Voices for Peace Prevail as Obama Keeps His Iraq Promise

During his year a half as President, the nation, struggling under the weight of epic economic woes, easily tossed their…

14 years ago

The Drudge Report Trolls with Foxonian Visual Lies

While Right Wing screams about liberal media bias, and the scream even louder when they're busted flat out lying to…

14 years ago

President Obama Relieves General McChrystal of His Post

McChrystal arrived at White House ready to tender his resignation Wednesday at 10:00 AM. At 1:15 PM, MSNBC announced that…

14 years ago

Rachel Maddow Lasers in on McChrystal’s Counterinsurgency Doctrine

What may come as a surprise to the General is that his own actions are casting doubts regarding the General’s…

14 years ago

Franklin Graham’s One Man Jihad Against Freedom of Religion

Franklin Graham wants to use democratic principles to establish Christianity as the official state religion of the USA. He uses…

14 years ago

How Obama’s Nuclear Weapons Strategy Will Save the World

After the historic Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty signed the previous week between the United States and Russia, the seemingly logical…

14 years ago

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”…

14 years ago

Republicans Express Shock That Obama is Acting Like He Won an Election

Republicans like Rep Pete Hoekstra are expressing their shock and outrage because they believes that President Obama should have been…

14 years ago

Palin’s Hagiography Tour Strains Federal Law at Ft. Bragg

Sarah Palin appeared at Fort Bragg today, promoting her book, "Going Rogue" to the military. Palin had promised to limit…

15 years ago

Republicans Threaten Terrorist Attacks if Holder Investigates Torture

Republicans are playing the terrorism card to dissuade Attorney General Eric Holder from investigating torture. Nine GOP lawmakers have sent…

15 years ago