An interesting wrinkle on Israel’s recent illegal incursion(s)
|By: CTuttle Sunday February 3, 2013 8:15 am|
|By: CTuttle Thursday January 17, 2013 4:51 pm|
“The modern liberal state … often uses deception to gain its ends — not so much deception of the foreign enemy, but of its own citizens,who have been taught to trust their leaders.” – Howard Zinn
|By: David Dayen Thursday December 20, 2012 10:01 am|
Hearings in Congress today pile on the political debate over the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. The hearings come on the heels of the Pickering-Mullen report, which looked at the actions of the State Department and foreign service leading up to the attack, finding serious deficiencies in management and “grossly inadequate” security at the consulate. As a result four senior State Department officials resigned.
|By: David Dayen Thursday December 13, 2012 1:20 pm|
I imagine this will be perceived as the right wing collecting a scalp, but considering that liberal groups increasingly saw Susan Rice as no picnic either, this probably falls under the auspices of an acceptable loss.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:32 am|
The darkly comic part of this is that there’s probably no bigger liberal interventionist in the executive branch than Susan Rice. We may not have had a US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and by association a ruler other than Moammar Gadhafi, if it wasn’t for Susan Rice and her foreign policy perspective winning the day in 2011.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 5, 2012 3:54 pm|
The major newspaper endorsements indicate the makeover American superpower received when President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 worked. There is unanimous consensus among the top twenty newspapers that endorsed Obama that Obama repaired the image of America that was damaged by two terms of President George W. Bush.
|By: David Dayen Monday October 22, 2012 6:52 am|
Tonight’s Presidential debate will focus on foreign policy, and that means we will once again wade into this attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, the details of which look more muddled than ever. The need for clarity among the media and political class – either this arose from a spontaneous demonstration, or it was a pre-planned Al Qaeda assault – took quite a few hits over the weekend.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 17, 2012 12:40 pm|
One thing I’ve found remarkable about Mitt Romney throughout the campaign is his habit of telling small, easily provable lies. Almost all politicians tell the big lies, the type of vague promises that they will probably not be able to deliver on, but Romney often tells the lies which can easily be proven false.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 17, 2012 6:16 am|
President Obama won the second debate against Mitt Romney last night by managing to defend elements of his first term record and articulate a second term agenda, while his opponent struggled with specifics and was haunted by the spectre of George W. Bush, who he probably thought was disappeared for electoral purposes in this country.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 16, 2012 1:00 pm|
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took full responsibilityfor the security situation during the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, saying that the State Department held full control over embassy security and not the White House.