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Monday, June 30, 2008

Does Obama Support the Bush/Pelosi Secret War in Iran?

The most important section of the Hersh article (cited below) is his finding that the Democratic leadership has approved a $400 million dollar plan to wage a secret war on the Iranian government. Where does Obama stand on this on extremely dangerous plan? Why doesn't someone ask him? It is hard to believe that he does not know about it. Hersh reports the following:

The Democratic leadership’s agreement to commit hundreds of millions of dollars for more secret operations in Iran was remarkable, given the general concerns of officials like Gates, Fallon, and many others. “The oversight process has not kept pace—it’s been coöpted” by the Administration, the person familiar with the contents of the Finding said. “The process is broken, and this is dangerous stuff we’re authorizing.”


Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Coming War With Iran?

Seymour Hersh has the latest developments.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

George Carlin on Americans as a Warlike People

Friday, June 20, 2008

Milton Friedman and the Iraq War

Unlike many conservatives, Milton Friedman not only opposed big government in domestic policy but also in foreign policy. This free-market economist, and Nobel prize winner, condemned the U.S. invasion of Iraq as an act of aggression.

Shortly before his death, he stated "What's really killed the Republican Party isn't spending, it's Iraq. As it happens, I was opposed to going into Iraq from the beginning. I think it was a mistake, for the simple reason that I do not believe the United States of America ought to be involved in aggression."

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Obama's Hawkish Speech on Iran/Israel Before AIPAC

Obama's sabre-rattling claims in this clip are debunked by running commentary from George Galloway who, ironically, is an Obama supporter.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Debunking Truther Nonsense

People in the antiwar movement rightfully question the trustworthiness of the Bush administration.

Unfortunately, a few have carried this skepticism to the ridiculous extreme of accepting harebrained theories that 9/11 was an "inside job" and, even more unbelievably, that our bungling federal bureaucrats would be capable of pulling off this imagined vast conspiracy.

Few are better at refuting Truther hogwash than Scott Horton. Here, he systematically demolishes their claims.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Americans for Appeasement?

John McCain and George Bush have charged that Barack Obama, who states that he will talk with adversaries, such as Iran, is guilty of appeasement.

If their goal is to paint Obama at out-of-step with ordinary Americans, however, they are barking up the wrong tree. On this issue it is Bush and McCain, not Obama, who are on the political fringe. According to a Gallup Poll in May, a whopping 79 percent of Americans (including about half of all Republicans) think it is a “good idea” for the president to meet “with leaders of foreign countries considered enemies of the United States.”


Monday, June 02, 2008

Juan Cole's Advice for Obama on Iraq Trip

If Obama does visit Iraq, he should consider this advice from Juan Cole.