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With the loss of Ramadi to ISIS forces, the Republican Party has launched one of its most ambitious myth-making operations in recent memory: Barack Obama lost Iraq . "We had the conflict won,"
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun May 31, 2015 at 03:08 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Yesterday ISIS launched an offensive against the last few moderate rebels that Obama is supporting in Syria. It is threatening to collapse the final remaining military strategy for Syria. ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2015 at 03:45 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 139 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT with 187 Recommends
Leading up to the 1968 Tet Offensive , the Pentagon tried to convince the American public that it was winning the war. General Bruce Palmer, Jr., one of Westmoreland's three Field Force ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 183 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 12:08 PM PDT with 170 Recommends
Rand Paul blames 'hawks in our party' for Islamic State's rise By Nick Gass “ ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately , and most of those ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 12:02 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Islamic State militants have taken near complete control of the Syrian city of Palmyra, home to some of the world's most magnificent ancient ruins. [...] Hundreds of Palmyra's statues have been ...
by Mariken
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 02:24 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
I recently had a conversation with a young man who had just finished serving a tour of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq. I asked him what, in his opinion, was the reason we had become militarily ...
by John Crapper
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 11:35 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Speculation includes the opinion this is not a significant loss for ISIS /Daesh simply because removing the head may not alter the pace of operations. The US says its special forces have killed ...
by annieli
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 02:02 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Well, when I say never, I mean almost never. Really it gets complicated.... So the Al Qaeda branch gave a TV interview to tell the West what swell guys they were. And they aren't to be ...
by mickT
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 07:42 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Yep, we need 10,000 to 20,000 more "necessary enablers" from a group created by the Bush administrations along with all that de-Baathification, awakening, and ...
by annieli
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 01:44 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
The hawks are at it again. All the things we have heard before are coming back. Obama must do more. He is feckless. He has no strategy. He is scared to use American force. He does not believe in ...
by Abhi Thakur
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 03:28 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
" Knowing what we know now ." With those five words, virtually the entire 2016 Republican presidential field erased over 12 years of GOP ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 02:33 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
They lie. They really have no choice. Reality does have a liberal bias. Therefore, the only chance Republicans have to win a debate is to lie. One of the longest running lies is that the media ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 06:14 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
This is just a follow up to my asymmetric warfare post of a few weeks ago. Love last weeks raid to get the ISIL Oil Minister, but that should just be the beginning. When you hold and govern land, ...
by nickm11
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 09:15 AM PDT with 2 Recommends