Category Archives: Iraq

Senate Panel To Release Bush-era Torture Documents

It’s nice to be reminded that we do things differently now: WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House … Continue reading
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Posted in Far-right Intellectual Violence, George W. Bush, History, Iraq, Katrina, Military, President Obama, Republican Party, Security, Terrorism, Torture, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Quote of the Day

“It was a great place!” Brian Kilmeade on Iraq before U.S. troops left What are the odds Kilmeade replies “This many!” then gestures with his hands when asked how old he is? Continue reading
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Steve King Mistakes Nigerian Prince Email as Secret Iraq War Evidence. Probably.

Iowa congressman and secret border control agent Steve King apparently has access to evidence that no one else has, not even the administration of whom he speaks. The Bush Administration eventually admitted that Iraq was not purchasing uranium from Niger, … Continue reading
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Cheney: Iraq Was a Success Because We Stopped Non-Existent WMDs

When asked by Bill O’Reilly on Fox News what the United States ultimately gained by going to war in Iraq, former Vice President Dick “Dick” Cheney said that we stopped the non-existent WMDs. Bill O’ The Clown doesn’t want to … Continue reading
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President Obama To Remind America That Chemical Warfare Is Bad

Because someone has to remind America that chemical warfare is a bad thing by any standard of morality and historical norms, and doing nothing is unacceptable, President Obama will be giving interviews tomorrow with several news networks followed up by … Continue reading
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Posted in Benghazi, Foreign Policy, Iran, Iraq, Mark Halperin, Middle East, President Obama, Rand Paul, Syria, The Media | Tagged , , , | 28 Comments

Liberty Toast

This is perfect satire of Obama Derangement Syndrome viewed through the prism of 2003. I don’t think it will ever matter how much time has passed. Those clips of Bush will always straddle a fine line between being depressing and … Continue reading
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No Room To Talk

Are you sitting down? If not, you may want to before reading this. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who ushered the U.S. into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2001 and 2003, said the Obama administration has not clearly justified … Continue reading
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That’s Not A Cover Up

There was no cover up at the ‘highest levels’ over the Benghazi consulate bombing. There were mixed reports, with motive playing catch up to official statements. This all about Wingnut America feeling victimized and wronged for being publicly castigated by … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, George W. Bush, History, Iraq, Lying Liars, Patriotism, President Obama, Religion, Republican Party, Security, Terrorism, Torture, White House, Wingnuts, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Justice

Just in case you needed a reminder that Bank of America was and is a horrible company — they’re finally paying up for foreclosing on the homes of service members while they were serving in the Iraq War. (Reuters) – … Continue reading
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What The Iraq War Left Behind

In addition to years of instability, there’s also birth defects and cancer: Contamination from Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions and other military-related pollution is suspected of causing a sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases, and other illnesses throughout much … Continue reading
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Off The Rails

Nothing is nothing liberal or progressive on display here. There is no great, intellectual insight. There isn’t even a shred of intellectual honesty. Because if you go beyond the 5,000 word screed, you discover that what he truly believes is … Continue reading
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War Stories

Artist – Jeff Darcy In other news, the New Hampshire House voted yesterday to prohibit the executive branch of the state government from privatizing the state’s prison industry. Continue reading
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Keep Your Anti-War, Anti-Choice, Anti-Drone Death Porn to Yourself

My Thursday column begins like so: Yesterday morning I was making my usual rounds through the blogs when I habitually clicked over to Andrew Sullivan’s site, as I do every day because I dig the insight, variety and brevity of … Continue reading
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Iraq Warmongers Still Massaging Their Image

Disgraced former general and current Fox News analyst Oliver North appeared on Fox yesterday to profess the merits of the Iraq War and repeat a claim that has been repeatedly debunked. North: I get asked all the time by the … Continue reading
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Ten Years After Caving on Iraq, Senate Democrats Cave on Assault Weapons

My Wednesday column and renewed disgust for the Senate Democrats: It wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last time, but yesterday I was ashamed to be a registered member of the Democratic Party. Not only was it … Continue reading
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Lesson Learned?

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, according to The New York Times, our national infrastructure has been upgraded from a grade of D to D+. Hooray? Here’s an old post I made in 2011 about the infrastructure deficit which … Continue reading
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Chart of the Day

Mother Jones brings us the chart of the day on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Since we borrowed to pay for much of the war, we’re facing nearing $4 trillion in cumulative interest between now and 2053, … Continue reading
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Happy Anniversary

10 years ago today, the invasion of Iraq began. Republican congressmen are still very concerned about what happened in Iraq Benghazi. Continue reading
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Quote of the Morning

“[Saddam] is a threat. He’s a murderer and a thug. There’s no doubt we can do this. We’re stronger; he’s weaker. You’re looking at a couple weeks of bombing and then I’d be astonished if this campaign took more than … Continue reading
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Feeding The Crows

Artist – Steve Sack In other news, new figures released by NOAA today revealed that global CO2 emissions increased dramatically in 2012. But don’t worry, we have a debate about drones to settle. Also — the final report released by … Continue reading
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