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"Obama lost Iraq." With the fall of Mosul and Tikrit to the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), that will be the rallying cry for Republicans for the foreseeable future. ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 171 comments on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 09:45 AM PDT with 188 Recommends
WHY WE MAY WELL BE ONLY “TWO STEPS FROM ANOTHER CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS” & “THREE STEPS FROM A LIMITED WAR WITH RUSSIA”. CAN ANYONE STOP “THE GUNS OF MARCH” (16 MARCH, 2014)? VERY EARLY ...
by George E Lowe
Comment Count 28 comments on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 05:22 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
In this piece Andrew J. Bacevich answers that question with a rather strong negative. It is thoughtful, biting, even brilliant piece, which begins Judgments rendered by history tend to be tentative,
by teacherken
Comment Count 76 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 10:36 PM PST with 40 Recommends
Among the ideas most thoroughly discredited by the U.S. invasion of Iraq was the notion of "preventive war" to avert supposed future threats. Now, as the nation ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 61 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 01:42 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Back in 2007, Bush press secretary Dana Perino famously admitted her total ignorance of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis . Now as they ratchet up their rhetoric towards Iran , Perino's conservative ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 02:09 PM PST with 12 Recommends
... except for the dang Environmentalists and Protesters ... Nobody could have foreseen the Dangers, Except for them ... but they don't count.
by jamess
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
(freshrant.com) The following article has been excerpted from three previous articles first published by freshrant.com that warned of the lack of transparency of the Japanese government, the ...
by freshrant
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 07:24 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Last night on NBC Nightly News, John Hofmeister, former exec of Shell Oil, ran down the possibilities. In his rundown of bad to worse, he noted that the last option would be to implode the well, ...
by Standard Deviant
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Jun 03, 2010 at 11:11 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
As the oil disaster has continued to grow, President Obama has suffered in the eyes of the nation and the press for not "doing enough". Primarily I think this is from lack of exposure to what he is ...
by Sherri in TX
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 04:55 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
How to you make oil on the surface of water more manageable? Spread a fine layer of sawdust. This may be really wacky as far as ideas go, but sawdust is a readily available organic material that ...
by Woodworker
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed May 12, 2010 at 11:26 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
I admit I have been reluctant to write about the War in Afghanistan for each and every one of the reasons and reservations shared by most Progressives. For starters, this is an inherited, hand-me-...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 07:41 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
My wife is a high school teacher and the "Sex" trick is one she uses to gain students' attention. She stands on a desk and yells "SEX!!" I realize its alot more attractive coming from her, but I try,
by FrankCornish
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 02:21 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The full title of the book: The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism indicates clearly the perspective and inclinations of the author. The author, Andrew J. Bacevich is a ...
by FrankCornish
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 02:05 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The full title of the book: The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism indicates clearly the perspective and inclinations of the author. The author, Andrew J. Bacevich is a ...
by FrankCornish
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 05:25 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
So has the US become so out of control that we are being contained against the potential instability caused by the upcoming elections? Or against the coming ...
by ResponsibleAccountable
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:46 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The European Council on Foreign Relations has sober assessment the reckless and aggressive foreign policy of our ...
by Jerome a Paris
Comment Count 87 comments on Sun Nov 11, 2007 at 01:28 PM PST with 126 Recommends
As we all know now from the frequent Diaries of Health Care Experts here, and a recent diary on Stem Cell Research, Big Pharma is not interested in a curing chronic disease. Containment is where the ...
by Dburn
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Nov 05, 2007 at 01:48 PM PST with 0 Recommends
I have been writing a series of How to Talk diaries. The goal of these diaries is to enable us to have successful ...
by gatordem
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Feb 19, 2007 at 03:35 PM PST with 4 Recommends
The Brookings Institution delivers dire predictions for Iraq and the Middle East. The White House policies in Iraq risk destabilizing the entire region, with dire consequences for Iraqis and ...
by SteinL
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Jan 29, 2007 at 05:38 PM PST with 18 Recommends
As the 110th Congress is getting ready to come into session, I have been thinking quite a bit about a Values Based Foreign Policy . The Democrats in Congress have been shut out of ...
by gatordem
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Jan 01, 2007 at 06:19 PM PST with 9 Recommends