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This time of year is always bad in Afghanistan. It's when the passes get snowed in and people starve. Rapidly. This is in contrast to the norm. According to the UN,
by Ralph Lopez
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 10:47 AM PST with 30 Recommends
Breaking, 18 U.S. Representatives led by Jim McGovern, Barbara Lee, and Walter Jones (R-NC) have called on Speaker Pelosi to provide "the opportunity for a separate debate and up-or-down vote on the ...
by Ralph Lopez
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World", famed economist Sachs needs little introduction. As a colleague he has asked me to cross-post this article, in which he ...
by Ralph Lopez
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 11:38 AM PST with 8 Recommends
The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday another $130 billion for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and (it goes without saying) Pakistan, money that will be used to continue the wars ...
by David Swanson
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 04:00 AM PST with 20 Recommends
copyright � 2009 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink....
by Bcgntn
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 11:03 AM PST with 1 Recommend
A new coalition of antiwar organizations---the End U.S. Wars Coalition---rallies on Saturday, Dec. 12th, in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Not far from the White House, they will challenge the ...
by kgosztola
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 09:27 AM PST with 6 Recommends
What if – every friend you had was either recently dead or had moved to another country? In an 800+ ...
by dancewater
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 04:51 PM PST with 24 Recommends
President Barack Obama has a plan. He is going to pull 10,000 troops a month out of Iraq from March 2010 to September 2010, resulting in a drawdown of some 70,000 troops over a 7-month period. Obama,
by tr4nqued
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 09:37 AM PST with 1 Recommend
The president's announcement of his decision to send 30,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan has hit many of us hard. Shades of reaction are varied with many sublteties among each of us. Quite a few ...
by catilinus
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 08:13 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Listen. I could go on all day about how America can't afford this war, either morally or financially. I could point out how the controllers of the war are pretty much the same cast of miscreants ...
by Richard Cranium
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 03:06 PM PST with 17 Recommends
The best reason to support Obama's Afghanistan policy, for me, is the same reason I was enthusiastic about Obama during the campaign: he employed REASON in reaching the decision. ...
by Gideon
Comment Count 536 comments on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 07:00 AM PST with 171 Recommends
I have written too many diaries on Afghanistan and Pakistan to bother reciting them. I have largely, and perhaps rightly, been labeled "pro-war" on a number of instances. The fact of the matter is ...
by Setrak
Comment Count 71 comments on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 09:03 PM PST with 20 Recommends
A month ago, Jonathan S. Landay, John Walcott and Nancy A. Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers reported that President Obama was leaning ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 518 comments on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 10:02 AM PST with 422 Recommends
I'll admit this up front: I'm not firmly pro-war or anti-war. I think that there is a national security case to be made for this war -- less as it concerns Afghanistan itself than broader security ...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 230 comments on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 11:54 AM PST with 34 Recommends
Just two days after announcing the escalation of the war in Afghanistan, President Obama held a jobs summit :
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 63 comments on Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 01:53 PM PST with 66 Recommends
I saw in Pres. Obama a heart that bleeds for this decision for anyone whose heart center is open and active feels the pain of this task.
by bacalove
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 11:27 AM PST with 0 Recommends
In the first real crank-up-operation-and-get-some-people-killed offensive that the generals are so enamored of, to take a line from the classic Vietnam journal "Dispatches," since Obama's ...
by Ralph Lopez
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 10:34 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Alfred de Montesquiou has reported on Excite.com, US Marines launch large offensive KABUL (AP) - U.S. Marines and ...
by CIndyCasella
Comment Count 71 comments on Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 01:28 PM PST with 20 Recommends
I may be the last uncommitted person on this site on this issue. I have been going back and forth, racking my brain, reading arguments for and against the troop escalation in Afghanistan, and I am ...
by grannyhelen
Comment Count 213 comments on Thu Dec 03, 2009 at 06:04 PM PST with 25 Recommends
Sometimes, people read ... As president, I would pursue a new strategy, and begin by providing at least two ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 164 comments on Thu Dec 03, 2009 at 01:02 PM PST with 51 Recommends