Our New Euphemism for War Is: “Comprehensive and Sustained Counterterrorism Strategy”

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 7:08 am

President Obama didn’t actually make much news during his prime time speech last night. Most of the policies were reported well in advance of Obama taking the stage. When it comes to such a big decision where so many individuals are consulted, Washington D.C. leaks like a sieve. As a result most of the news [...]

Obama to Pre-Schoolers: Sorry I Had to Fire Your Teacher, But Now I Can Buy Almost 1/50th of a Tomahawk Missile

By: 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 [...]

Will it Also Take Eight Years to Find Out Role Oil Companies Played in War in Libya?

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 9:31 am

We finally have the documentary proof showing the important role oil companies played in the lead up to the war in Iraq. From the Independent: The documents were not offered as evidence in the ongoing Chilcot Inquiry into the UK’s involvement in the Iraq war. In March 2003, just before Britain went to war, Shell [...]

Guantanamo and Libya Expose Contradiction in Defense Department Slush Fund

By: Tuesday April 5, 2011 10:21 am

Right after President Obama took office, one of his very first promises was to close down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which had become known internationally as a shameful mark against the US. This promise has yet to be fulfilled. I have been led to believe this broken promise isn’t really Obama’s fault [...]

By Two-to-One Margin, Voters Think Libya Not Worth the Cost

By: Monday April 4, 2011 9:54 am

Recent polling has already shown that the American people are fairly divided about our war kinetic military action with Libya, but if you introduce the issue of the operation’s huge price tag likely voters overwhelmingly believe it isn’t worth the cost. A new poll from the Hill finds that, by a by a two-to-one margin, [...]

We Could Have Bought a Lot of Nice Things with That $550 Million We Spent on Libya

By: Tuesday March 29, 2011 2:19 pm

According to the Pentagon, in just this first week of our war “kinetic military action” in Libya, the military has already spent $550 million. From Politico: The Pentagon says it has spent $550 million on U.S. military operations in Libya since efforts to protect civilians from Muammar Qadhafi’s regime began 10 days ago. Details of [...]

In the Kinetics of Libya, A Constitution Destroyed by Catch Phrases

By: Friday March 25, 2011 1:23 pm

Our Republican leaders haven’t violated the Constitution’s 5th and 8th amendments by torturing suspected criminals, prisoners of war, and random foreign nationals. We simply submitted “enemy combatants”–who may or may not have actually been picked up on the battlefield–to “enhanced interrogation methods,” formerly known as torture (sort of like rock star Prince). Our Democratic President [...]