Friday Linkfest

David Kurtz has a good question.

Via Juan Cole:

When is a Status of Forces Agreement not a Status of Forces Agreement? Ask Ray Odierno.

Six years after Americans conquered Baghdad, Iraqis are “safer but hardly safe, sectarian tensions have been submerged but not eliminated, refugees are unwilling to risk a return to their homes, and almost everyone expects the worst after US troops withdraw.”

They don’t like us in Iraq; they really don’t like us.

If you want to see what it looks like at Glenn Greenwald’s place on a day when he “wasn’t able to post,” take a deep breath, and click.

Righties don’t always take offense when foreigners insult American political leaders. Just remember, it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it — and if the target of your attack is a pantywaist and a surrender monkey, you can say anything you want.

A Salon investigative piece about Army doctors being pressured not to diagnose PTSD was sparked after an Iraq combat veteran used a pocket recording device to tape a session with his psychologist (because he had memory problems related to a traumatic head injury).

Jane Mayer talks to the lawyer whose research helped lead to war crimes charges being filed by a Spanish court against Douglas Feith, David Addington, John Yoo, and Alberto Gonzales.

Oliver Willis muses on right-wing irresponsibility and the sting of truth.

Yes, Paul, nations and factions do act out of self-interest. Take that thought just a bit further, Paul: Is it, perhaps, in Americans’ self-interest to take other countries’ self-interest into consideration?

I just listened to part of a track from Bob Dylan’s new album — just enough to realize that I still hate his voice and his vocal mannerisms as much as I ever did.

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