Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We Can’t Afford War By Amy Goodman —
The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only difference between now and then will be the number of dead, on all sides, and the amount of (borrowed) money that will be spent.


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Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Wound McChrystal Opened By E.J. Dionne, Jr. —
Gen. Stanley McChrystal put President Barack Obama in an impossible position. That is why McChrystal had to go.

General Discharge By Robert Scheer —
Rolling Stone’s definitive piece on the “Runaway General” establishes the man in charge of the Afghanistan misadventure as an egotistical flake whose half-baked Afghan war-fighting strategy should never have been endorsed.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

On BP, Obama makes the pundits look like fools
As commentators fussed over the stagecraft of his BP speech, Barack Obama delivered -- big-time
By Gene Lyons

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Treat Palestinians Like Jews
By Robert Scheer —
If nothing else, this assault on decency by the Israeli government was clearly intended to derail the peace talks that President Barack Obama has encouraged. But instead of calling Israel on its savagery, the U.S. is virtually alone in the world in its embarrassingly mild rebuke.

Why Israel should have known better
An Israeli journalist wonders why his nation's leaders stupidly ordered the raid on the Mavi Marmara.
by Joe Conason

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