Tag Archives: war

This Times is Different

“This time, the Times has to show the readers everything. You guys not only aren’t allowed to screw it up, again, you also aren’t allowed to complain that the coverage criticism isn’t fair. You people blew through all our good … Continue reading

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Trust Us

“That’s not how the Constitution works, buddy.” -Jonathan Turley explains the woefully inept reasoning behind Obama’s assassination program

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Sanctions

Iran’s middle classes are already being deeply hurt by sanctions. The idea that they will mobilize to pressure the government to give up nuclear enrichment as a result is a non-starter. -Juan Cole on how sanctions work. They inflict pain … Continue reading

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Warmongers for Hire

“It is interesting to see the sources on whom NBC News executives rely to develop their understanding of the world, and it’s even more interesting to learn what they’re being told about that.” -Greenwald on the recent hawkish report that … Continue reading

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Failure

“There’s a certain impatience — I mean, there are people who don’t see how we succeed under the current conditions, and their case is getting stronger,” –Another one of those anonymous American officials, explaining the obvious about Afghanistan

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You Can’t Handle the Truth

“In any case, the situation demonstrates a growing and expanding willingness on the part of our country’s senior military leaders to use “Information Operations” even on domestic audiences to manipulate the system in order to get what they want.” –From … Continue reading

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WarPig

The neoconservative senator from Connecticut has introduced a “Sense of the Senate” resolution that would put the body on record as rejecting a situation that arguably already exists, in which Iran has the know-how to build a bomb even if … Continue reading

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Colonel of Truth

“Senior ranking US military leaders have so distorted the truth when communicating with the US Congress and American people in regards to conditions on the ground in Afghanistan that the truth has become unrecognizable.” –Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, U.S. Army, … Continue reading

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Legitimacy

“We needed a court order to eavesdrop on him, but we didn’t need a court order to kill him. Isn’t that something?” –Michael Hayden, former Air Force general and CIA Director under Bush, on the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki. Hayden … Continue reading

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Another man’s terrorist

“One must wonder why an effort that has so carefully gone after terrorists who plot to kill civilians has been subjected to so much misinformation. Let’s be under no illusions — there are a number of elements who would like … Continue reading

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