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.

 

Who’s the Huckster for This High-Interest War?

By: Wednesday August 25, 2010 6:00 am

On college campuses, credit card companies entice naive undergrads into signing up for super-high-interest-rate credit cards by giving away “perceived high-value items” like t-shirts or coffee mugs. They’re called perceived high value items because they really aren’t worth as much as people assume. Their only purpose is to distract from the terrible terms in the [...]

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.

NATO Forces in Afghanistan Killed Civilians in Sangin, Evidence Now Shows

By: Friday August 6, 2010 11:35 am

Exclusive, on-the-ground interviews obtained by Brave New Foundation’s Rethink Afghanistan project confirm what U.S. and allied forces repeatedly denied: U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan killed dozens of people in the Sangin District of Helmand Province on July 23.

TIME’s Epic Distortion of the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

By: Monday August 2, 2010 3:45 pm

Tomorrow, TIME Magazine will treat newsstand customers everywhere to one of the most rank propaganda plays of the Afghanistan War. The cover features a woman, Aisha, whose face was mutilated by the Taliban, next to the headline, “What Happens If We Leave Afghanistan.” Far more people will see this image and have their emotions manipulated by it than will read the article within (which itself seems to be a journalistic travesty, if the web version is any indication), so TIME should be absolutely ashamed of themselves for such a dishonest snow job on their customers. Readers deserve better.

Busting White House Spin on WikiLeaks: No Leak Required

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 9:35 am

President Obama managed to show just how nimble and how disingenuous an administration can be in his response to the WikiLeaks fiasco.

SUPPORT FIREDOGLAKE
Follow Firedoglake
TODAY’S TOP POSTS
CSM Ads advertisement
Advertisement