Category Archives: War

I’ve heard this before

Who wants to bet we’ll be reading similar headlines next year, and the year after, and the year after that…

My bad

I went on vacation for 4 days, and the U.S. jumps into another war! Obama must have done this on purpose to escape a scathing blog post. Sorry guys.

Why the rich have all the money and pay lower taxes than ever

From Robert Reich: The American economy is more than twice as large now as it was thirty years ago. So where did the money go? To the top. The richest 1 percent’s share of national has doubled – from around 9 percent in 1977 to over 20 percent now. The richest one-tenth of 1 percent’s […]

Iraq War Leaks

On Friday, Wikileaks released 391,832 classified U.S. military reports. According to Wikileaks, this is the largest leak of its kind. The reports confirm a lot of what we already know (although not necessarily confirmed by the military itself), and a few things we didn’t: The Bush administration lied about the number of Iraqi civilians killed […]

What victory looks like

John McCain, who just yesterday won the Republican primary for Senate in Arizona, had this to say on Twitter a few days ago: I wonder if McCain will credit George W. Bush for the most recent signs of “victory.” In one of the broadest assaults on Iraq’s security forces, insurgents unleashed a wave of roadside […]

Highlights from British inquiry into Iraq war

The UK’s public inquiry into the Iraq war (the “Chilcot Inquiry“) has featured testimony from major figures at the time of the invasion and has further strengthened criticism of the war on multiple fronts. Testimony affirms that pre-war intelligence did not paint Saddam Hussein as a threat, that the coalition had decided to wage war […]

Inside Howard Zinn’s FBI File

The FBI released 423 pages Friday from its secret file on Howard Zinn – a leading figure on the Progressive Left best known as the author of A People’s History of the United States. Zinn was actively involved in civil rights and anti-war movements until his death in January of this year. In the files, […]

WikiLeaks and embarrassment in Afghanistan

In the coming days we’re sure to be subjected to complaints and hand-wringing over the publication of these classified reports from our glorious War in/on Afghanistan by WikiLeaks. Keep in mind that the complainers are mostly interested in protecting themselves and their powerful friends from embarrassment. Embarrassments like this: Among the ninety-one thousand or so documents […]

Our challenge in Afghanistan

As a follow-up to Clint’s post yesterday about Afghanistan, I’d like to note that our own government estimates that there are only about 100 al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan and only about 300 in neighboring Pakistan. Just so you know, we have somewhere around 100,000 of our troops in Afghanistan. Let that sink in.

5 Reasons the U.S. Will Lose in Afghanistan

“You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia. But only slightly less well-known is this: Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!” – Vizzini, The Princess Bride. “President Karzai is not an adequate strategic […]