What $550 Million Buys… Besides a Kinetic Week in Libya

By: Tuesday March 29, 2011 3:00 pm

According to the Pentagon, in just this first week of our “kinetic military action” in Libya, the military has already spent $550 million. Instead of acting in a kinetic military manner toward Libya, we could have spent that money on many great things here at home.

 

Conservatives Turn Against Afghanistan War, Max Boot Goes Insane

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 7:25 pm

A poll by the Afghanistan Study Group shows majority of conservatives are turning against the war, prompting Grover Norquist to call for an antiwar coalition. But not everyone is happy about this.

Obama Playing Games With Afghanistan War

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 5:15 pm

We all know how 11 dimensional chess works: President Obama claims he supports something easily acceptable and mainstream, like removing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell or closing the illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay. His plan for doing so however, involves an ethereal, un-named bill making its way through both the House and Senate, which have almost [...]

The Washington Post Wants Your Social Security to Pay for the War

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 5:10 pm

The Washington Post dismisses concerns about the cost of the Afghanistan war on the grounds that it is less than 1% of US GDP. But the Post supports raising the Social Security normal retirement age, although the savings to the government from doing this would be less than 1% of US GDP.

Afghanistan: Hearts and Minds and Blood and Anger

By: Friday August 27, 2010 4:25 pm

War is not politics, it is violence – murder – on an enormous scale. It does not lead to democracy, security, or good governance, it leads to anger, humiliation, and above all else, more violence.

Forget the Generals, Americans Are Committed to Ending War

By: Friday August 20, 2010 4:40 pm

The propaganda tour has failed – 6 in 10 Americans want an end to the war in Afghanistan. Will Obama stick to his timeline, or will congress be forced to take drastic measures?

America’s Broken Response to Pakistan

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 7:10 pm

The ability for the United States to project power abroad – to protect its national security interests – is broken

Obama Can’t Control His Generals – Time for Congress to Step in

By: Monday August 16, 2010 6:30 pm

If President Obama is too weak to preserve our civilian-military order, then Congress is obligated to enforce its Constitutional authority over the power of war.

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