Archive for the 'War' Category

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 »

Obama Ordered Covert War In Yemen Before Bombing Attempt?

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

In a story about a White House adviser being briefed about the underwear bomb technique in October comes this tidbit at the very end… White House officials say President Obama has been keenly focused on the Qaeda threat from Yemen for months. As the NEWSWEEK story reports, the president has authorized a covert war in […]

January 2nd, 2010 | Permalink| No 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 »

Can We Buy Our Way Out Of The Afghanistan Conflict?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iraq, Money, War

It’s a little known fact that one of the big reasons Iraq turned around is we simply offered a better price than al Qaeda. Within a month the word got out that we were paying top dollar and the insurgents were turning against the terrorists and the US body count started to drop. Will the […]

October 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Afghanistan’s Cure Is Unpopular But Necessary

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Drugs, Obama, War

George Will writes today that we should pull out of Afghanistan and instead focus on Pakistan. Even though I still think we should stay (and I’ll get into why), at this point he has my ear… U.S. forces are being increased by 21,000, to 68,000, bringing the coalition total to 110,000. About 9,000 are from […]

September 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

McCain Puts The Lie To Torture…Again

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, History, Iraq, McCain, The War On Terrorism, Torture, War

” I think the interrogations were in violation of the Geneva Convention against torture that we ratified under President Reagan. I think that these interrogations, once publicized, helped al Qaeda recruit. I got that from an al Qaeda operative in a prison camp in Iraq who told me that. I think that the ability of […]

August 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

Now That Bush Is Gone, Sheehan Plans Protest Of Obama’s Vacation

By Glenn Church | Related entries in Barack, War

What do George Bush, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama have in common? Cindy Sheehan. The anti-war protester who used to stake herself at George Bush’s ranch in Texas will now follow the Obamas’ to their vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. Her cause is to protest the continuing wars in the Middle East. She also ran against […]

August 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Remembering the WWII Generation

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Culture, History, War

During this weekend’s D-Day remembrance ceremony, President Obama urged us not to forget those who fought for our freedom and what they managed to achieve. Many estimate we are losing as many as 1,200 WW II veterans every day in America alone. But there’s no reason we have to lose their stories. For those of […]

June 8th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

ANP Report (VIDEO): Sen. Lindsey Graham Debates Himself on Detainee Torture

By American News Project | Related entries in Bush, Civil Liberties, Congress, Guantanamo Bay, News, Politics, South Carolina, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency, War

2008 Senator Lindsey Graham seems to disagree with 2009 Lindsey Graham. This is Mike Fritz and David Murdock from ANP. Senator Lindsey Graham was a passionate critic of the Bush Justice attorneys during this past summer’s Armed Services Committee hearings on interrogation. Lately, however, Graham seems to have had second thoughts on the matter. At […]

May 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »