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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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The Aftermath of War

© Ruben Bolling Why do we keep assuming, against all evidence to the contrary, that we can just waltz into a country, kill some people and leave, and everyone will live happily ever after. It’s almost like a fairy tale, where every stubborn political problem has a simple military solution. Or maybe it does, if […]

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The Two Sides of Syria

Satirist Andy Borowitz is on a roll lately. I won’t even include any quotes — just go read them: REPUBLICANS OFFER SYRIA STRATEGY: “WE MUST DEFUND OBAMACARE” OBAMA SHAKEN BY BOEHNER’S SUPPORT

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How can they be so wrong?

Easy peasy! As long as you’re willing to be wrong for powerful special interests, you’ll never have to worry about having a job. And we have drugs if you can’t sleep at night. © Tom Tomorrow Don’t believe it? Ten years ago, Phil Donahue was fired from MSNBC for speaking out against the war in […]

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What part of Homeland don’t they understand?

According to that hot-bed of anti-war sentiment, Forbes magazine, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. Yes, that’s billion. To give you an idea of how much that is, at the worst of the Iraq war, we were expending less than 6 million rounds of ammo […]

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