“The time has come to act,” said President Obama today after previously asserting robustly that it was previously not the time to act. “And so, I have ordered airstrikes commencing immediately on ebola. We won’t stop until we have degraded, some other d-word I forgot and ultimately destroyed ebola.”
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday June 4, 2014 8:00 am|
It was almost as if Obama was ashamed of what he did. Likely, he is. And it’s all because of Guantanamo.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday November 27, 2013 7:05 pm|
Never underestimate the sheer might of AIPAC, Bibi, and the Neocons…!
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 10, 2013 3:33 pm|
We have already tried using military force to send the message the United States opposes Weapons of Mass Destruction and it didn’t seem to work very well as a deterrent.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 10, 2013 8:30 am|
Rice’s speech came on the same day as news broke of a Pew Research Center poll indicating that American opposition to striking Syria has surged. It contained many myths the administration has been propagating—and apparently intends to continue propagating—in order to keep pressing its public relations offensive for war.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 9, 2013 6:30 pm|
National security advisor Susan E. Rice was sent by the administration of President Barack Obama to deliver a speech making the case for war on Syria at the New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington, DC.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday June 5, 2013 2:00 pm|
This might be looked back on as the week President Obama officially stopped trying to charm the Congressional Republicans. Obama made two big moves that he knows will cause the Republicans’ blood to boil.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 5, 2013 6:40 am|
In a foreign policy team shakeup Susan Rice is set to become President Obama’s National Security Advisor. Rice was originally going to be tapped to be Secretary of State but the Senate refused to confirm her due to her role in the Benghazi affair.
|By: Norman Solomon Tuesday February 5, 2013 5:45 pm|
When Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, countless journalists in the United States extolled him for a masterful performance — making the case that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. The fact that the speech later became notorious should not obscure how easily truth becomes irrelevant in the process of going to war.
Ten years later — with Powell’s speech a historic testament of shameless deception leading to vast carnage — we may not remember the extent of the fervent accolades.
|By: David Dayen Saturday December 15, 2012 1:00 pm|
Former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry has been chosen to serve as Secretary of State, according to a Chicago Sun-Times columnist who heard it from an unidentified White House source.
This doesn’t exactly come from left field. Kerry, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was rumored to be on the short list for the job, along with UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Rice took herself out of the running this week.