Tag Archives: War

On Memorial Day…

… a heartfelt “thank you” to all of those who have given their last. And to those still in harm’s way…

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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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(Video) CNN’s Cooper talks to woman alleged to be Eman al-Obeidy, alleged Libyan rape victim

CNN had dramatic updates to the Eman al-Obeidy story on Monday:

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Libya: Eman al-Obeidy’s mother claims government officials tried to pay her off

The whereabouts of a young woman who burst into the hotel where international journalists are being housed by the Libyan government, claiming she had been raped by Qaddafi troops, are still unknown. But her family claims the regime is trying … Continue reading

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Obama, Qaddafi, and the power to make war **2nd UPDATE: Salon attacks

UPDATE 3: Don’t tell Salon … 7 in 10 Americans support what we’re doing in Libya. UPDATE 2: Salon’s Michael Lind issues a legalese-laden broadside against John Whitehouse that basically boils down to “ignore the parts of Article 42 that … Continue reading

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**UPDATED** The U.S. (and U.N.) vs Qaddafi regime: how we got here

Put me down in the camp that has been extremely skeptical of the John McCain-Joe Lieberman-neocon zeal to get the U.S. involved militarily in Libya. I was from the start, foresquare against the invasion and occupation of Iraq and to my mind, … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone: Army used ‘Psy-Ops’ on U.S. Senators **UPDATED**

Another bombshell report from Rolling Stone, which has learned that an American military team tasked with conducting psychological operations or “Psy-Ops” in Afghanistan was ordered by superiors to illegally target US lawmakers. The goal: to get more troops and more … Continue reading

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‘Curveball’ made it all up about Iraq. So now Colin Powell wants answers

The unmasking of “Curveball,” the Iraqi informant who made up lies about mobile chemical/biological weapons being developed in his home country in order to spur the Bush administration to give in to its desire to invade Iraq, has led to … Continue reading

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Holbrooke’s final words: ‘you’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan’

The Washington Post has an exhaustive obituary of the late diplomat, whose career spanned four Democratic presidents, including his eerie final plea to his Pakistani surgeon.

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The president’s Oval Office address on the end of the combat mission in Iraq

President Obama used his speech tonight to thank the troops, finesse his opposition to the war in the first place, to be gracious to his predecessor, and to pivot — quickly — back to the economy. One thing you won’t … Continue reading

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