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Having An Affair With David Petraeus? Writing A Book About Him?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Comedy, Military

Don’t have this be the title… I’m just saying… Here’s some background from Air Force Times about what’s in her book and how it’s climbing the charts on Amazon… Broadwell wrote in the preface to “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” published by Penguin in January, that while at Harvard, Petraeus passed along […]

November 11th, 2012 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Confirmed: Muammar Gaddafi Killed in Hometown of Sirte

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Libya, Mid-East, Military

It took decades for Libyans to rise up and months for Gaddafi to be ousted and killed. From Reuters: (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi is dead, Libya’s new leaders said, killed by fighters who overran his hometown and final bastion on Thursday. His bloodied body was stripped and displayed around the world from cellphone video. Senior […]

October 20th, 2011 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Libya Is Freed, Republicans Argue Not Soon Enough

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Libya, McCain, Military, Obama, Republicans

Let’s see…we’re still in Afghanistan…we’re still in Iraq…we were never really in Libya…and yet that country has been liberated in near record time. Lindsey Graham’s and John McCain’s opinion of the situation? NOT FAST ENOUGH!!! The end of the Qadaffi regime in Libya is a victory for the Libyan people and for the broader cause […]

August 22nd, 2011 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Tea Partiers…What About The Wars?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Constitution, Military, Money, tea party, War

Peter Beinart makes a good point about our massive defense budget and undeclared wars… In modern times, conservative presidents like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush have tried to reconcile their efforts to rein in federal power with their support for a large military and an interventionist foreign policy. But both times, the latter has […]

January 4th, 2011 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

My Thoughts On Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Military, Sexuality

As the saying goes…worth a thousand words. And scene. Tweet

December 23rd, 2010 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Republicans Want To Cut Deficits But Increase Defense Spending?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Deficit, Military, Money, Republicans

Same song. Different singers. Reuters interviewed Republican Buck McKeon, the new chairman of the House Armed Services committee. And guess what? From McKeon: We’re spending less than at times in the past and we’re involved in two wars, as a percentage of our gross product. So I think, myself, I think you have to be […]

November 5th, 2010 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Gates & Clinton Explain New Nuclear Policy & Treaty

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Military, Nuclear, Video

All of this is very straightforward, but it bears repeating since so many on the right cried foul last week. So, basically, this new policy will deter nations from taking the path that Iran and North Korea have taken since they know we won’t strike them with nuclear weapons…thus taking away a key argument from […]

April 11th, 2010 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Full Video Of Obama’s Speech On Afghanistan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Military, Obama, The War On Terrorism, Video, War

He reminds America why we’re fighting, how we almost won in Afghanistan, how we got off course because of Iraq (without laying blame), how we plan to fix it and that this isn’t an open ended commitment. He even goes so far as to talk about when he’ll start bringing people home: July 2011. All […]

December 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Full Text Of Obama’s Speech On Afghanistan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Military, Obama, The War On Terrorism, War

Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our armed services, and to my fellow Americans: I want to speak to you tonight about our effort in Afghanistan – the nature of our commitment there, the scope of our interests, and the strategy that my Administration will pursue […]

December 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Generals, Admirals Call Cheneys Scaremongers For Terrorism Claims

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, Guantanamo Bay, Military, The War On Terrorism

If you didn’t believe me before about Guantanamo and why it was a remarkably dumb idea, will you believe these guys? From Politico: “It’s up to all of us to say these arguments advanced by Cheney and his acolytes are nonsense and that really what they’re doing is undermining our national security by delaying the […]

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »