Category Archives: Iraq

We’re Still Learning How Terrible the Bush Admin Was

The New York Times has an enlightening article on the plight of American service members who uncovered old, decaying chemical weapons in Iraq who were systematically marginalized and even denied treatment. I recommend reading the entire piece, but here’s the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Debacle

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned today following several subsequent debacles. Joseph Clancy will serve as the interim head of the agency. I’m not big on resignations, but in this case it … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Who Are The Boots?

Artist – Rob Rogers I can think of no better way to start the weekend than Colbert on Fox News coverage of “boots on the ground.” This is the funniest thing I’ve seen this week. Well Obama, are the boots … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul Delivers the Rand Paul Rebuttal to Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delivered a rebuttal speech to himself on the floor of the Senate yesterday, contradicting several of the rhetorical positions he has taken over the past several weeks. In his fantastical speech, Rand denounced the interventionists who, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Do You Stand With Rand? Does Rand Stand With Rand?

It was only months ago when Rand Paul took to the floor of the Senate and engaged in a 13-hour long filibuster of a judicial nominee to protest the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen and American drone policy in … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Lindsey Graham Says We’re All Going to Die

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is a man who may piss his pants on a regular basis. During his appearance on Fox News Sunday, Graham called the president “delusional” for believing that ISIS can be defeated without boots on the ground, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Words Continue to Have No Meaning

Today in Fox News chyrons brought to you by Media Matters. During a segment of America’s Newsroom focused on “American ambivalence” and the president’s lack of action, Fox News inadvertently disclosed that the president has, in fact, taken action. It … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul Opposes a Thing That We Aren’t Doing

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has repeatedly demanded that the president seek congressional authorization for taking action in Syria, and now that President Obama is doing so, Rand is ready to give it, right? In an op-ed written for Time, Rand … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Who Done It?

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Chris Christie now owns the distinction of having the greatest number of credit rating downgrades as a governor of New Jersey as Standard & Poor’s downgraded the state’s rating for an eighth time … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Congressional GOP Oppose Their Own Position on Syria

Congressional Republicans and conservative pundits have called on the White House to arm Syrian rebels for years, but now that President Obama is officially asking for authorization to do so, they oppose it. According to the Associated Press, House Republicans … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bill Maher Gets Duped by Rand Paul

Bill Maher already lost me when he joked that bombing Gaza is a bit like slapping a crazy woman (domestic violence isn’t funny), but this foolish endorsement of Rand Paul seals the deal. “Rand Paul is an interesting candidate to … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Cheney: Obama ‘Facilitates the Muslim Brotherhood’

If you’re being generous you can read this as a critique of policy, but I’m not so generous and I believe it was a coded wink and a nod that the president himself may be a terrorist sympathizer. Dick “Dick” … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Honesty: Obama is Always Wrong Even When He’s Right

Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) tells The New York Times that even though “a lot of people” don’t actually care what happens in Iraq, the Republican party will find a way to attack President Obama over the strategy for combating ISIS … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Do Something

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, a federal judge has blocked a reduction in early voting in Ohio on the grounds that it violates the equal protection clause and the Voting Rights Act. Meanwhile, it appears that Wisconsin Governor … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Change the Channel

Artist – Chan Lowe In other news, Haliburton will pay $1.1 billion in a settlement with gulf residents, businesses and local governments for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Meanwhile, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled in … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Presidential Subtweet

The White House didn’t name names, but the oval office apparently does’t think Bill Kristol’s “see what happens” strategy is very smart via TPM EARNEST: “The Pentagon is still developing military options for the president, for the commander in chief, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand’s Rant on Foreign Policy With Bonus Conspiracy Theory

Over 191,000 people have been killed during Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s bloody campaign against his own people, and millions more have been displaced, but Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that we should … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Man Who is Wrong About Everything Continues to Be Wrong

William “The Bloody” Kristol apparently doesn’t keep track of current events because on The Laura Ingraham Show yesterday he called for bombing campaign while casually dismissing those who have concerns about escalation. “We’re underestimating the ability of what the use … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Report: Blackwater Manager Threatened to Kill State Dept. Investigator, Officials Blamed The Investigator

It’s 2014 and we’re still learning terrible things about the Bush administration. According to the New York Times, a senior manager for Blackwater threatened to kill one of the State Department’s top investigators and, rather than scold or punish Blackwater, … Continue reading
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Obama’s Fault

One of the key reasons — perhaps the biggest reason — the Iraqi government and the United States could not reach a consensus on a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) prior to our withdrawal from Iraq is because the al-Maliki … Continue reading
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