Tag Archives: War on terror

White House threatens veto over Gitmo, endless ‘war on terror’ provisions in defense bill

If a House bill extending the “global war on terror” beyond the post-9/11 mandate, and placing new restrictions on trying detainees and implementing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” manages to get through the Senate, the president will likely … Continue reading

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Thank you, John McCain

Yes, that John McCain. The Arizona Senator, who in recent years has seemed to veer so far off his “maverick” persona as to be unrecognizable (at least to the media), and who brought us Sarah Palin, this week took a … Continue reading

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10 things we now know about the operation that got bin Laden

As the White House grapples with whether to release grizzly photographic evidence of the al-Qaida leader’s demise, we’re learning more information about the Obama administration’s plan to get bin Laden, and how the mission went down.

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Behind the operation to get Osama bin Laden **UPDATED**

According to a senior White House official who briefed reporters Sunday night, the push to get bin Laden began in the earliest days of the Obama administration, when the president “formally instructed the intelligence community and his counterterrorism advisers to … Continue reading

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Got him. U.S. troops killed Osama bin Laden and have the body

President Obama late Sunday night made the announcement that Americans have waited nearly 10 years to hear: that Osama bin Laden has been killed by U.S. troops, and we have the body.

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Holder unleashed? Justice drops Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, DOMA defense

Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and other neocons from the George W. Bush administration can continue to fight accusations that they kidnapped and tortured American citizen Jose Padilla, but they’ll no longer have the Justice Department’s lawyers in their corner.

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Grim milestone: 1,000 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of 1,000 American troops. I’m with Rand Paul on this one. Which way to the exit?

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Shameful: Obama justice department’s epic FAIL on torture lawyers

Apparently, concocting memoranda that provide the fig leaf of legality for war crimes is nothing more than “poor judgment.” It pains me to say this, but shame on the Obama Justice Department. The only reason I can possibly come up … Continue reading

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You’re welcome, Connecticut

Not content to have pushed for preemptive military action in Iraq, Iran and Syria, now, your “Independent” Senator would like the U.S. to “act” in Yemen. “Somebody in our government said to me in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, Iraq … Continue reading

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Closing Gitmo update: some prisoners headed to Illinois

From the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet comes the scoop tonight that the Obama White House has settled on a destination for at least some prisoners from Guantanamo Bay: WASHINGTON–The White House will announce Tuesday that President Obama will seek to … Continue reading

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