Public Doesn’t Think There Is a Responsibility to Intervene in Iraq

By: Friday July 18, 2014 8:05 am

The American people continue to be opposed to new military actions around the world after over a decade of expensive wars. Even with renewed violence in Iraq thanks to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria a clear majority in the country doesn’t think the government has a responsibility to take action. According to a new [...]

Poll: Americans Don’t Think US Has a Responsibility to Act in Iraq

By: Monday June 23, 2014 8:34 am

There is yet another reminder that after two long and expensive wars the American people have turned sharply against spending blood or treasure in another foreign conflict. According to a new NYT/CBS News poll, 50 percent of Americans don’t think the country has a responsibility to act in Iraq to try to stop the fighting. [...]

Why We Shouldn’t Invade Random Countries

By: Monday March 3, 2014 6:20 am

A big reason why we shouldn’t invade random countries on flimsy pretexts, besides being a waste of money and destructive of life, is it completely undermines our moral authority. I wish our Secretary of State could say something like, “This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. [...]

We Already Fought One War to Send a Message About WMD, How Well Did That Work?

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 9:54 am

We have already tried using military force to send the message the United States opposes Weapons of Mass Destruction and it didn’t seem to work very well as a deterrent. The United States launched a massive full scale invasion of Iraq to supposedly send the message that we oppose the use, development or stockpile of [...]

Iraq: When “Everyone” Is Wrong Together No One Faces Consequences

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 7:44 am

On the tenth anniversary of the war in Iraq it is worth remembering how many people were deeply wrong. Top politicians in both parties, administration officials, reporters, columnists, and even many bloggers. They were wrong about the weapons of mass destruction, about the links to Al-Qaeda, and about how quickly the war would end. Over [...]

Libyan Factions Potentially Facing More Civil Conflict

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 12:00 pm

After the US and our NATO allies provided a bunch of weapons and military aid to a diverse hodgepodge of Libyan militias, who mainly only agreed on the fact they didn’t like Muammar Gaddafi, it now appears they are having trouble getting along. From The Guardian: The Libyan leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has vowed to [...]

Our $4 Trillion Dollar Wars

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 8:57 am

Regardless if the final price tag ends up only just over $1 trillion or over $4 trillion, can anyone honestly look back at what we have gotten for our investment and conclude it was money well spent?

Gallup: Democrats Only Group That Supports Libyan War

By: Friday June 24, 2011 6:55 am

It seems that a large part of whether you support a war or not depends on the party you belong and if the president is from your party. With Americans turning against the U.S. involvement in Libya, it is the Independents and Republicans who are leading the way, while Democrats stay stable.

If Only There Was a Big Expensive Goverment Program the People Didn’t Want…

By: Wednesday June 15, 2011 8:09 am

Vice President Joe Biden is struggling to come up with bipartisan deal to cut over a $1 trillion from the deficit because Republican’s refuse to support any revenue increases and Democrats are refusing to cut Medicare.
All this talk about reducing spending, yet neither the Democrats or the Republicans want to talk about the huge hole our wars are blowing in the budget.

NATO Leaders Believe There Is No Libya End Game Strategy

By: Tuesday June 14, 2011 2:01 pm

Being a Cassandra is a real drag. When people ask “Who could have predicted that the Libyan war would go long and be complicated?” I always raise my hand.