Policy

This Stinks To High Heaven.

by Daniel Russ on September 10, 2013

          First of all, no one here really knows what is going on over there.       Let’s begin this by admitting that Americans are about the least informed and the most misinformed citizens in the industrialized world. Most Americans couldn’t find Syria on a map with two hands and […]

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    In the decade or so that the NSA has been collecting all of our emails and phone records we are told that this information has been used to stop terror threats. Perhaps. Perhaps it’s all just another prevarication well practiced and hidden behind national security. Given the track record of the US government, […]

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Excerpts From President’s Speech

April 15, 2011

“….A belief that we are all connected; and that there are some things we can only do together, as a nation. We believe, in the words of our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, that through government, we should do together what we cannot do as well for ourselves. And so we’ve built a strong military […]

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Losing The Empire.

February 26, 2011

First goes the Korengal Valley. Within hours of having our own troops leave outposts there, the Taliban were inside our outposts and posting videos online enjoying the accommodations. Surprised? Of course you are. Who in the American media talks about this when there are so many more interesting things to talk about:  Charlie Sheen’s outlandish […]

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Alfred MCoy Writes For Salon Outlining How The American Empire Will Come To An End.

January 8, 2011

A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends […]

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Admiral Michael Mullen: “I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.”

February 2, 2010

“WASHINGTON — The military’s top uniformed officer on Tuesday made an impassioned plea for allowing gays to serve openly in uniform, telling a Senate panel it was a matter of integrity and that it is wrong to force people to “lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.” The comments by […]

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Presenting The Adult-In-Chief

January 8, 2010

Yesterday Barack Obama took the opportunity to show his distinct distinctly different approach to counter terrorism and leadership from the Bush Administration, and frankly it was refreshing. 1.  He took responsibility. “No one could have imagined,” barked Condoleeza Rice, that terrorists would strike inside the US by stealing aircraft and flying them into buildings despite […]

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Two Questions

September 6, 2009

A few days ago I posted some of these comments from conservative columnist George F. Will who, despite the blistering and even incoherent discourse between the left and right in this country has maintained his wits and his level headedness. I don’t agree with him on most issues. And of course this is a military […]

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Pigs Are Flying

August 31, 2009
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  George F. Will, the elite conservative commentator, will call in his next column for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan, according to publishing sources. “[F]orces should be substantially reduced to serve a comprehensively revised policy: America should do only what can be done from offshore, using intelligence, drones, cruise missiles, airstrikes and small, potent […]

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US Accuses Pakistan Of Altering US Missiles For New Missions.

August 29, 2009

Well it looks like the Pakistani government is not happy with just receiving $7.5 billion in aid from the US, most of it military, they are now taking US weapons and reverse engineering them to be used for their own purposes. For example, the Harpoon anti ship missile is now being altered to create a […]

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