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Let the War Mongering Begin

How does war mongering work? Well, first you plant the seeds of fear. So it is hardly any surprise that presidential candidate and governor of Texas Rick Perry told an audience at the conservative Heritage Foundation in DC that it is a “very real possibility” that terrorists from the extremest group ISIS may have crossed […]

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The Enemy

© Jon Kudelka Can you tell if this comic is set in Fallujah or Ferguson? Believe it or not, this comic is actually from 2004, and was depicting a war zone. I guess we brought the war home.

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DMZ?

When you hear the exact same warning from people as divergent as Rand Paul and the CATO Institute, Glenn Greenwald and the ACLU, and even nonpolitical sources like Popular Mechanics, you suspect that you should take the problem seriously. The problem? The escalating militarization of police departments across the country. Do police still protect citizens, […]

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Statute of Limitations

I guess it is official now. On a radio show on Sunday, former Veep Dick Cheney declared “They can’t blame George Bush anymore“. From now on, everything that goes wrong in this country is the fault of Barack Obama. In fact, Cheney says that he traces “most” of the problems in Washington to the current […]

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Using Irony Ironically

“BioShock Infinite” is a computer game set in the floating city of Columbia, which is run by a religious zealot and largely populated by xenophobic racists who wage war against the heathens of the world (i.e., those people who don’t live in Columbia). In this city the idea of “America” has become a kind of […]

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In a Just World

© Tom Tomorrow I know that in the world of 24 hour news, this is becoming old. But I couldn’t resist throwing this in. After all, it is not just Cheney who is still claiming that going into Iraq was a good idea and that the current violence is all Obama’s fault: © Jen Sorensen […]

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Pat Robertson on Iraq

Last week, televangelist Pat Robertson went off on George W. Bush for selling us a “bill of goods” to justify the invasion of Iraq. When asked on his show if there was a solution to the current rise of violence in Iraq, he responded: Right now, what we did — and it was a great […]

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WMD

© Jeff Danziger Saddam Hussain was our friend before he became our enemy. The Reagan administration even supplied him with weapons and lied about it. And they looked the other way when Hussain used chemical weapons – the same weapons we would later use as an excuse to invade Iraq.

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People who live in glass houses, throwing stones

It takes a special kind of chutzpah for Dick Cheney to publish an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, saying things like this: Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is “ending” the […]

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Bergdahl in Opposite Land

© J.J. McCullough Hero or Traitor? Does it matter?

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He who laughs last…

Russia is having a good laugh at the US at us imposing sanctions against Russia for annexing Crimea. According to a foreign policy aide at the Kremlin “These sanctions are already a bore, they truly cause a sense of irony and even sarcasm.” Another aide compared the sanctions to a “political Oscar” that he is […]

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Republican Mindless Opposition

The “Party of No” is at it again. Republicans loudly denounced the deal that the Obama administration had negotiated with Iran, even before they had any idea of what was in it. The first denunciation came around five minutes after it was first leaked that a deal had been been struck, and hours before there […]

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Pundit Punishment

© Matt Bors Sometimes I think the pundits are trying to make up for the fact that 10 years ago they were pressing their lips against the neo-cons’ asses so hard they couldn’t see what a disaster Iraq was going to be. This time around, they are critical of everything. Like, OMG, we found a […]

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How Dare You Deny Us Our War???

Why are all the pundits upset that we might avoid a war in Syria? Isn’t it a good thing that we might be able to work together with Russia to get a brutal dictator to give up his chemical weapons? I think this is great! What is wrong with us?

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Decisions, Decisions

© David Horsey The one thing we do know for sure is that no matter what Obama does about Syria, the Republicans will attack him for it. Ironically, because Obama has no really good options, at least from a political viewpoint, this means that he can pick the option that he actually believes is the […]

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