Max Boot Pretends Saudi Arabia Not Already Funding Extremists In Middle East

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 10:52 am

The US foreign policy establishment has seen itself embarrassed quite a bit lately. The supposed golden age that President Obama promised to usher in in the wake of the calamitous Bush 43 presidency has not come to pass. In fact, there seems to more similar than different between Obama and Bush’s approach to national security [...]

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 [...]

White House Sending Troops To Iraq On ‘Security Mission’

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 6:03 am

President Obama is sending more troops to Iraq as US military action heats up. The contingent is estimated to be around 300 service members, primarily special forces, who are being sent on a “security mission” ostensibly to protect US diplomatic personnel in the Green Zone and elsewhere. With the battle raging in Iraq between government [...]

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 [...]

US Preparing To Evacuate Embassy Staff In Iraq

By: Monday June 16, 2014 5:57 am

As Iraq descends further into chaos the US embassy in Baghdad is preparing to evacuate embassy staff. There is little doubt that if ISIS fighters take control of Baghdad they will target the US embassy. The staff will be moved to Jordan or other consulates in the country not under direct threat. President Obama has [...]

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 [...]

Iraq Prime Minister Requesting US Air Strikes Against Militants

By: Thursday June 12, 2014 6:14 am

With the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) taking over Iraq cities in Mosul and Tikrit Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has reportedly been asking for US assistance. ISIS has taken over more and more of Iraq as US trained Iraqi security forces fold before them despite outnumbering them. According to a [...]

Jake Tapper Puts Out George W. Bush Puff Piece

By: Friday May 2, 2014 9:33 am

When it comes to politics Americans don’t seem to agree on much these days. But one thing we do all recognize is that the presidency of George W. Bush was a disaster. So disastrous even Republicans have been keeping their distance. For instance, neither Republican presidential candidate in 2008 or 2012 wanted to be publicly [...]

An Excerpt From Barrett Brown’s Keep Rootin’ For Putin: Charles Krauthammer Chapter

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 10:51 am

The following is an excerpt from Barrett Brown’s forthcoming book “Keep Rootin’ for Putin: Establishment Pundits and the Twilight of American Competence.” The book will be available on the official Free Barrett Brown website soon. Even if we look very hard, we find nothing truly funny in service to fascism or communism. But we may [...]

President Obama Denounces Russia, Defends Iraq War As Legal

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 11:50 am

President Barack Obama gave a speech today in Brussels where he denounced Russia and defended the  2003 Iraq War as legal and done while working within the international system.  The speech comes after the Crimea was annexed by Russia under a controversial referendum and American neoconservatives have criticized the Obama Administration as naive and ineffective. [...]

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