Iraq Prime Minister Maliki Refuses To Step Down After US Request

By: Friday June 20, 2014 5:53 am

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki has said that he will not resign from office as members of the US government have requested, even if that means the US will not provide military support against ISIS militants. The Iraqi government has already publicly called for US assistance to help stop a major ISIS offensive that is [...]

Obama Claims He Does Not Need Congressional Approval For Next Iraq War

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 5:25 am

President Barack Obama, who won the Democratic primaries and general election in 2008 thanks in large part to his opposition to the 2003 Iraq War, has now told Congress he can launch another war on Iraq without Congress’ approval. Instead, Congress would simply be briefed on what was happening, not asked for authority. Those who [...]

Benghazi Assault Leader Captured By US Forces

By: Wednesday June 18, 2014 5:52 am

The leader of the infamous 2012 assault on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya has been captured. Ahmed Abu Khattala was apprehended Monday and now will hopefully explain what exactly occurred on September 11, 2012 that led to the deaths of four Americans, including an ambassador, in Benghazi and why. Investigating the causes and events [...]

Usual Suspects Turn Up To Promote Another War In Iraq, Rewrite Their Own History

By: Monday June 16, 2014 9:50 am

(Tom Friedman Justifies 2003 Iraq War In Off-putting Sexual Terms) One of the consequences of President Barack Obama not bringing to justice the architects of the illegal and disastrous 2003 Iraq invasion and torturous occupation is that those same war criminals feel free to now launch asymmetric attacks against common decency and rational thought in [...]

President Obama Puts Military Option On Table With Iraq

By: Friday June 13, 2014 10:27 am

In a press conference today on the White House lawn President Barack Obama announced that while he was not considering ground troops he and his staff were willing to use US military force against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) fighters in Iraq on the condition that the Iraqi government had a viable [...]

ISIS Heads For Baghdad As Iraqi Army Collapses, Kurds Take Kirkuk

By: Friday June 13, 2014 5:28 am

My report: #ISIS burns passports to ready for caliphate "Our citizenship means nothing to us anymore" via @EANewsFeed http://t.co/mRGsxC6oHW — Scott Peterson (@peterson__scott) June 12, 2014 The central government of Iraq appears on the verge of collapse as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant  (ISIS) fighters head for Baghdad after taking over Mosul [...]

Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Controversy Dominates Washington

By: Thursday June 5, 2014 5:37 am

The unrest surrounding the Obama Administration’s decision to exchange five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay for US soldier Bowe Bergdahl has knocked every other controversy off the front page, including the VA backlog scandal. Instead, the DC commentariat and politicians desperate for camera time have been flipping and flopping to either condemn President Obama or [...]

Battle Lines Drawn On New Coal Industry Rules

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 10:33 am

On June 2nd the Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose “legally sound” guidelines for limiting carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act for existing power plants. The rules are anticipated to be enforced by executive action from President Obama, a move that is likely to infuriate Republican members of Congress. Implementing proposed EPA rules [...]

President Obama Gives Foreign Policy Address At West Point

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 10:02 am

Today President Barack Obama addressed graduating students at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The commencement address offered one of Obama’s most comprehensive views on American foreign policy in which he proclaimed that “America must always lead on the world stage, if we don’t no one else will.” Obama said he would use [...]

Obama Plans To Leave 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan Past Deadline

By: Tuesday May 27, 2014 9:21 am

Getting out in 2014? Not quite. The Obama Administration announced today that it was planning to keep 9800 military personnel in Afghanistan past the announced deadline of 2014. The same administration who misled on total troop withdrawal also claimed those 9800 soldiers will likely be removed by 2016 and are there solely to “train” the [...]

Obama Furiously Orders Another Study Of Veterans Administration

By: Wednesday May 21, 2014 10:02 am

President Barack Obama is apparently very “angry” about the scandal surrounding the Veterans Administration he has presided over for five years. The VA has often been in the spotlight for dysfunction going back to the Walter Reed scandal of the Bush Administration. A scandal Obama campaigned on for president as something that would not happen [...]

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