2014 Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Number

Hannah Gurman of Foreign Policy In Focus puts the new 2014 Afghan benchmark into perspective: While NATO secretary general, Anders Rasmussen framed 2014 as the end of NATO’s combat mission in Afghanistan, Obama made sure to refer to 2014 as a target date rather than a deadline. The withdrawal of U.S. forces...

Kudlow The Strawman

Okay, for anyone who doesn’t remember English Lit 101, let’s take a quick journey to remember what a “strawman” is.  Commenters, take note. A strawman argument is used when someone is arguing against something.  Instead of directly arguing the point, the person making their argument...

The Southern Surge

This is interesting: According to senior sources, the offensive [in Basra] was launched three months before [Lieutenant-General Mohan al-Furayji, the Iraqi commander leading the battle against the Mehdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr] had wanted it to, and despite him warning that going in too early would result...

Our Mr. Bush

For the remaining thirty percent of America who still supports George Bush, criticism is a harshly dealt with commodity.  Either because there is no true defense of his policies or because attacks on policy hit so close to home on their own beliefs, those in this vocal minority can not abide disagreement...

The Only Thing That Moved

You know, the pro war crowd can be very convincing.  Sometimes I find myself even starting to waver a little after being subjected to a non stop litany of “We’re winning now, honest”, and “The American People want VICTORY!!!!!!” Sometimes it’s just enough to almost forget...

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