US Health Care Reform: Made in…Afghanistan?

Stephen M. Walt, commenting on Obama’s recent AfPak escalation and the incongruity of domestic spending initatives vs expensive foreign military endeavours on the part of the US: As I’ve said before, Americans have come to believe that spending government revenues on U.S. citizens here at home...

Pakistan Update: Of Gunfire, Grassy Knolls and Bumped Heads

The word of the day is ‘conspiracy’. As in ‘conspiracy theories’. Consider the waters thoroughly muddied: An elusive Taliban leader with links to Al Qaeda is emerging as the key suspect in Thursday’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto, killed as she campaigned for a third term as...

Yes, In Our Name

Via the Dawg, the lying liars lied to each and every one of us: The Harper government knew prison conditions were appalling long before The Globe and Mail published a series of stories last April detailing the abuse and torture of prisoners turned over by Canadian soldiers to Afghanistan’s notorious...