Category Archives: Foreign policy

Obama calls congress’ bluff on Syria

President Obama says he will ask for congressional authorization to strike Syria.

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Chinese paper: Snowden took the Booz Allen job in order to leak

Greenwald pooh-poohed my, Andrew Sullivan’s and others’ queries (based on his tweets) as stupid conspiracy theories. Well, turns out they’re not…

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FISA 702 or PATRIOT Act 215? Questions on the Guardian/Wapo surveillance scoops

The Glenn Greenwald/Guardian story about a memo leaked to Greenwald about the NSA obtaining a court order to seize Verizon phone records, was topped by a Washington Post article stating that the NSA had “back door” access to 9 different … Continue reading

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A soldier’s dying letter to the men who killed him

“…We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned….”

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Flashback: my first Miami Herald column in April 2003 — in opposition to the Iraq war

My first column for the Miami Herald (then as a guest columnist) was published on April 3, 2003. The subject: the invasion of Iraq. I was working at an NBC affiliate at the time, and needless to say, my boss … Continue reading

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This was not John McCain’s finest hour…

Senator McCain came to the Senate hearings to bury his former friend and brother in arms Chuck Hagel, and to demand that Hagel bow down before the awesomeness of McCain’s beloved Iraq “surge.” And in so doing, he further buried … Continue reading

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Meet Mitt’s latest foreign policy adviser: Gen. Tommy Franks

AKA, the fourth worst general in American history.

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Nagging questions about those global ‘movie protests’

The protests are continuing to spread around the world, ostensibly over not an anti-Muslim movie, but the trailer for an anti-Muslim movie, that it’s not even clear very many people actually saw. That’s just one thing about this whole episode … Continue reading

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President’s full remarks from Afghanistan on the one year anniversary of the killing of bin Laden

President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan Tuesday, marking the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy Seals. The speech will likely not soothe Republicans, who just want the whole bin Laden thing … Continue reading

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In the end, Gaddafi begged for his life

The Guardian has some of the most vivid detail to date, on the ignominious end of Libya’s 40-year dictator.

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