The American people support airstrikes in Iraq but not boots on the ground, according to a new YouGov poll. It found 58 percent of Americans support President Obama’s plan to conduct airstrikes against insurgents in Iraq, but there is strong opposition to putting American personnel on the ground in any capacity. A mere 15 percent support sending American ground troops to actually fight and only 30 percent would support sending troops to just assist the Iraqi army.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 14, 2014 12:59 pm|
Amazingly, American flying robots that can rain death down on almost anywhere on Earth, with very little accountability, are not popular among the people forced to live on Earth. From Pew Research: Nothing wins hearts and minds like flying death machines.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday March 28, 2013 12:35 pm|
President Obama finally promised to release legal memos on the Targeted Killing program to members of congressional intelligence committees on February 6, 2013, after over 21 formal requests from legislators. But members of these committees have so far only been given limited access to 4 memos and the most important, including those addressing the government’s [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 29, 2013 11:44 am|
When you have a lobbying operation as strong as the defense contractors or the drug industry you seem to always find a way to benefit from a major piece of legislation, even if the issue should have nothing to do with your industry. A case in point is the new bipartisan immigration reform proposal from [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 29, 2012 10:34 am|
Sometimes I’m truly blown away with how a friendly reporter will spin what is clearly something wrong committed by a powerful leader and turn it into some virtue. No recent example is more jaw dropping than this line from a recent New York Times report about Obama’s use of drones written by Jo Becker and [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 21, 2011 2:30 pm|
I’m truly amazed that President Obama is willing to make a show of pretending to care about the issue of deficit reduction while literally, at the same time, increasing spending on a war kinetic military action with no clear end in sight in a country that even his Defense Secretary admits isn’t a vital interest [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 29, 2011 12:26 pm|
According to the Obama administration, imposing a no fly zone doesn’t count as war. Nor does launching long-range smart missiles against a sovereign country or using high altitude bombers. Apparently, even using low-flying, heavily armed, ground-attack aircraft to hit a foreign country’s ground forces or providing direct air support to a rebel army count as [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 29, 2010 6:46 pm|
What struck me about Harry Reid’s outline for immigration reform besides the weird, almost medieval, militant framing, like “Further Fortification of America’s Border,” is how some large group of military contractors are set to make a killing at the taxpayer’s expense if this bill ever passed: As a result of this proposal, the Border Patrol [...]