President Obama murdered Osama bin Laden. And I’m surprised the left has been so supportive—not of the end result, but of the way it was carried out. Imagine if the killing had gone down the same exact way, but under Bush. Armed commandos invade a foreign country, storm into a suburban neighborhood, blow a hole in a house and shoot an unarmed man in front of his 12-year-old … [Read more...] about The Obama Doctrine
On March 20—inauspiciously, the eighth anniversary of the Iraq invasion—U.S. forces fired 110 cruise missiles at Libya. Each one cost $755,000 to build and another $2.8 million to transport, maintain and shoot. Austerity and budget cuts abound; there’s no money for NPR or teachers or firefighters. But the government has lots of money. They’re just spending it on war. For … [Read more...] about Why Libya Is Our Latest Unwinnable War
From the British newspaper The Independent: “Like in many other countries in the region, protesters in Egypt complain about surging prices, unemployment and the authorities’ reliance on heavy-handed security to keep dissenting voices quiet.” Sound familiar? Coverage by U.S. state-controlled media of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and the rest of the region is too … [Read more...] about Bringing the North African Revolution Home
The congressmen and senators who lined up to cast their yeas and nays on Oct. 11, 2002 knew that they were casting one of the most, if not the most, important votes of their political careers. Public Law 107-243, 116 Stat. 1497-1502, the result of the vote to authorize the Bush Administration to attack Iraq, would have incalculable moral, economic and geopolitical implications … [Read more...] about How Did You Vote on the War, Daddy?
Months after Time magazine reported that U.S. Marines had allegedly carried out a My Lai-style massacre of at least two dozen innocent Iraqi civilians, the average “support our troops” American is waking up and smelling the butchery. As usual, the U.S. government tried to cover up the mass murder—it initially claimed that the victims were blown up by an insurgent IED. But, … [Read more...] about The 10,000th Haditha