We Were Warned

At the very beginning of this year, in New Hampshire just as the primaries were getting underway in earnest, Barack Obama warned that a “chorus of cynics” would grow “louder and more dissonant.”  Throughout his own battle for the nomination he remarked upon the “silly...

Hamdan Gets 5.5 Years (Plus Time Served)

Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald reports from beautiful, sunny Guantanamo Bay: In a stunning rebuke, a six-member U.S. military jury Thursday ignored a Pentagon prosecutor’s plea for a 30 years-plus term and ordered Osama bin Laden’s driver to 66 months in prison. With credit for time served...

Hamdan Guilty of ‘Material Support’, Acquitted of More Serious Conspiracy Charges

Hey, it only took seven years, but justice has finally been perverted served: Salim Hamdan was found guilty of providing material support for terrorism at a Guantanamo military commission today, but acquitted of the more serious charge of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks and murder American soldiers....

Please, Mr. President, Keep Talking

While it may be overstating things a bit to say that the Democratic party has a serious unity problem right now, it is not an overstatement to recognize that, temporary or permanent, fractures have been formed. There are plenty of reasons for this, two great candidates, both of whom having done a fabulous...

How Not To Wage The War On Terror

Despite whatever arguments that you provide to explain that Bush’s policies on terror have been little short than a disaster, you are almost invariably met with the king of post hoc ergo propter hoc arguments from some rightwing blowhard; “We haven’t been hit since 9/11!” Well,...

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