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Who Counts? Body Counts, Drones, and “Collateral Damage” (aka “Bug Splat”) By Tom Engelhardt This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 07:59 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Just wanted to write this about my experience last night dealing with drunk conservative family members..... Last night at a very nice family function I made the mistake of getting into a ...
by sellersandscott
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 09:43 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Three days ago the House Armed Services Committee inserted a controversial provision into an Iraqi aid bill. Republican war-policy writers are demanding that the United States recognize Kurdish ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 09:50 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Story by Pamela Hess, UPI Pentagon Correspondent [not The Onion ] Rumsfeld: Looting is transition to freedom [F]reedom's untidy. And free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do ...
by AnnieJo
Comment Count 103 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 05:13 AM PDT with 279 Recommends
In 2004 George Walker Bush named John Negroponte as Ambassador to the newly conquered nation of Iraq. Mr. Negroponte has an interesting history during the Reagan administration in Honduras (1981-1985)
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 11:59 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
I really wonder whether the Republican base can ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 68 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 10:42 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
excerpts from an article by Kelley B. Vlahos, April 13, 2010 http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2010/04/12/a-deal-with-the-devil/ (I TOTALY REDID THIS DIARY, ADDING SOME MORE OF MY OWN COMMENTS)
by john972
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 01:17 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I just posted the following to my face book page. Let me know how you it might go over with Uncle Righty! I just don't get it. It's a-Ok if you are actually sitting VP and your company, like ...
by joeotter
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 06:06 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Daily Kos has been prodding me for another diary. I had a great idea. During the Shrub years, I wrote a series of political/cultural short poems and dated each one as I wrote it. I own the copyright,
by ProudAmericanLiberal
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 04:03 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
By John Young www.johnyoungcolumn.com War is the biggest big-government endeavor. So riddle me this: Why is it that the politicians quickest to salute the power of war tend to be the most ...
by jyoungcolumn
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 06:08 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
We in the West still want to believe that we went to Iraq as "liberators" to improve the average Iraqi's standard of living, to bring freedom and democracy, and give them a better "more western" ...
by Jerry Anderson
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 02:22 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Kurdish and Iraqi forces have managed to retake around 25% of Iraqi territory that Daesh once controlled, including Tikrit, but many of those gains are being threatened today. Most notably is ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 129 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 11:35 AM PDT with 70 Recommends
The conventional wisdom at this site, with lots of exceptions, is that Christians are the main evildoers on the planet. This is fueled by wingnut Republican nonsense, mainly the "war on Christians" ...
by Timaeus
Comment Count 90 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 08:04 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I’m not a foreign policy expert. My knowledge of Middle Eastern history and politics peaked in eighth grade, when I debated Israel’s occupation of Gaza with my classmate Josh, who donned a PLO ...
by EricaEtelson
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 09:46 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The NY Times has been running a "Man (Woman) on the Street" series with ordinary Iranians for the past few weeks. Even for someone like me who is interested and has followed Iranian events, it ...
by subir
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 11:04 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Why yes, I have noticed that the people most eager to something-something-bomb-Iran were not all that long ago the ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 77 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
The sentences in the Nisour Square massacre trial have been handed down, following convictions in October of last year. From Reuters : (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday handed down lengthy ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 02:02 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . Think of it as the American half-century in the Middle East: from August 17,
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 07:22 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Here, in brief, are several reasons why Hillary Clinton needs to be defeated in the DNC primary. 1. Clinton blindly and unironically supports the idiotic War on Drugs. In a speech in 2011 , she ...
by Rose City Rose
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 04:34 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Every four years, Republican primary voters ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 80 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT with 86 Recommends