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Ditching the “war on terror”

On August 4, 2008 By

Duh. What lefty hasn’t been saying this for – oh i dunno – 7 years or so?

By analyzing a comprehensive roster of terrorist groups that existed worldwide between 1968 and 2006, the authors found that most groups ended because of operations carried out by local police or intelligence agencies or because they negotiated a settlement with their governments. Military force was rarely the primary reason a terrorist group ended, and few groups within this time frame achieved victory.

No wingnut blog will link to it though, I’m sure. They don’t want to have to own up to […]

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I am now 100% convinced that we will attack Iran before the fall elections. I’d suspected for quite a while that the Administration wanted this, but I think we now have concrete evidence that it will happen. You may have heard, Admiral Fallon “resigned” yesterday. Galrahn points out some interesting facts at Information Dissemination.

Four star flag officers, particularly Joint Combatant Commanders, do not resign in the middle of war because of a media report. I read the Esquire article from front to back 5 times, I cannot find a single negative quote from Adm. Fallon about President Bush. […]

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George “Waterboarder” Bush

On March 9, 2008 By

…so THAT’S what the “W” stand for!

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It’s a damning indication of how poorly things have gone for the United States during its five-year misadventure in Iraq that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can drive in broad daylight though this war-ravaged city and spend the night at the presidential palace, but George W. Bush can’t.

Mr. Ahmadinejad was greeted with lavish ceremony yesterday as he became the first Iranian President to visit Baghdad, a trip some said reflected Iran’s great and growing power in Iraq and how severely the U.S. effort to remake Iraq into a Western-friendly democracy has gone awry.

Nearly 4,000 American soldiers have died since […]

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CNN – known as the “Clinton News Network” to wingnuts, because they are so “liberal” – has dropped a “speculative documentary” that was set to air next week because of the new NIE that pointed out that Iran stopped their nuclear weapons program 4 years ago.

The latest National Intelligence Estimate concluding that Iran discontinued its nuclear weapons program four years ago has claimed one casualty: CNN has postponed speculative documentary “We Were Warned — Iran Goes Nuclear.”

The two-hour spec, which was slated for Dec. 12 under the “CNN Presents” banner, was “set partially in the future,” featuring […]

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Rudy’s “one hour” myth

On December 5, 2007 By

Rudy “9/11” Giuliani’s new advert puts forth a horribly false meme: that the Iranian hostages were released within an hour of Reagan’s inauguration (true) because Reagan was “tough on terror” (false).

Unfortunately for Rudy’s version of history, what actually happened was the release agreement was signed the day before the inaugural… and was negotiated by the Carter White House (led by Warren Christopher).

But why let facts get in the way of a good rant? “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”


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If you don’t get The Young Turks first hour podcast you are really missing out!

Commentary and more after the jump

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Terrorists, terrorists everywhere!

On October 17, 2007 By

Despite the claims of our right-wing friends here in Ohio that there are terrorists or pro-terrorist Muslims around every corner, a recent study shows that most terrorism arrests never actually result in terrorism prosecutions.

Six years of investigations and prosecutions have turned up little evidence of Islamic jihadists at work in the United States, according to a study released Monday.

The study, conducted by New York University’s Center on Law and Security, tracked 510 cases billed as terrorism-related when arrests were made.

But it found only 158 of those people arrested since al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001, attacks […]

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In what might be the least surprising development ever (after all, we already knew Bush wanted to attack Iraq before 9/11), it appears Qwest was approached by the government to spy on Americans several months before that big event that allegedly “changed everything”, and has been used to justify virtually everything this Administration has attempted.

A former Qwest Communications International executive, appealing a conviction for insider trading, has alleged that the government withdrew opportunities for contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars after Qwest refused to participate in an unidentified National Security Agency program that the company thought might […]

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A Nation of Bedwetters

On September 26, 2007 By

This article by Rick Perlstein perfectly underlines what a bunch of sissies we’ve been over the entire Ahmadinejad visit. I’ve made this comparison elsewhere – why can’t be behave like we did when Nikita “We will bury you” Khrushchev visited during the height of the Cold War in 1959?

Nikita Khrushchev disembarked from his plane at Andrews Air Force Base to a 21-gun salute and a receiving line of 63 officials and bureaucrats, ending with President Eisenhower. He rode 13 miles with Ike in an open limousine to his guest quarters across from the White House. Then he met […]

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It’s funny ’cause it’s true. In a “laugh so you don’t cry” kind of way, of course.

(The answer to the title questions is, of course, “no”.)

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