Now, is it truly Buyer’s Remorse, from the Grand Chess Master of a ‘few stirred-up moslems’?
|By: Attaturk Monday June 17, 2013 1:30 am|
Terrible news out of Iraq…again. Boy that place sounds awful, good thing we helped bring that about, huh?
|By: Chris Hedges Tuesday June 11, 2013 9:25 am|
FORT MEADE, Md.—The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. The Army private first class is not permitted to argue that he had a moral and legal obligation under international law to make public the war crimes he uncovered. The documents that detail the crimes, torture and killing Manning revealed, because they are classified, have been barred from discussion in court, effectively removing the fundamental issue of war crimes from the trial. Manning is forbidden by the court to challenge the government’s unverified assertion that he harmed national security.
|By: DSWright Tuesday June 4, 2013 6:40 am|
Accompanying the fall of longtime American frenemy Saddam Hussein and the rise of Shiite majoritarian rule has been a shift in Iraqi oil contracting. In the post-war Iraq export economy China has become the dominant customer and chief beneficiary of increases in oil production.
|By: DSWright Thursday May 16, 2013 9:35 am|
In what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev likely thought would be the last thing he ever wrote, the Boston Bombing suspect disclosed his motivation for the bombing.
|By: CTuttle Saturday May 11, 2013 5:20 pm|
The Washington Post’s David Ignatius had recently raised the topic of redrawing the borders of Syria and/or the Middle East.
|By: DSWright Friday May 3, 2013 10:30 am|
While the Obama Administration drones on about seeking a diplomatic solution the Department of Defense has been tasked with designing weapons for a war with Iran. In the event of a bombing campaign in Iran redesigned “bunker buster” bombs will be the stars of the show.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday April 25, 2013 8:00 pm|
On the rather surreal occasion of the opening of something solemnly called the George W. Bush “Library,” I was inexorably drawn not to my personal Bush Library of 92 infuriating volumes, but the somewhat smaller 60 or so in the Nixon section. As I listened to snippets of Village homilies and President Obama predictably joshing chummily about the “clubhouse,” I was reminded of Jonathan Schell’s masterful recounting of the Watergate era, The Time of Illusion.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday April 18, 2013 8:00 pm|
It’s funny, in the least funny of ways, how a week that began in unspeakable tragedy unfolded into one filled with so much absurdity and journalistic malpractice, along with a truly bizarre string of unrelated events, that the actual news was often so frankly guffaw-inducing that The Onion would have a hard time topping it.