Tag Archives: War on Terror

Rumsfeld: President Obama’s Allegiance to America is a Known Unknown

The grandson of President Jimmy Carter has struck again, and this time it’s former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld who was caught on camera saying that he “can’t tell” if President Obama has switched sides and joined the terrorists. At … Continue reading
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Eternal War-Justifying Deliciousness

Stephen Colbert mocks the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and makes it “short enough to tweet” at the behest of Senator Lindsey Graham. As Madison wrote in Article 3 “Yippee-ki-yay Mother Fucker.” Continue reading
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Quote of the Week

“I intend to engage Congress about the existing Authorization to Use Military Force, or AUMF, to determine how we can continue to fight terrorism without keeping America on a perpetual wartime footing. The AUMF is now nearly twelve years old. … Continue reading
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Alex Jones’ Latest: Obama is the Leader of Al-Qaida

My Thursday column: Remember the days when there were three television networks, when you could fill up your gas tank for $15 and when Guy Fieri was just a homophobic, talentless, annoyingly “stoked” tween named “Guy Ferry” rather than a … Continue reading
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Greenwald: ‘Drone Apologists’ and ‘Democratic Partisans’ Are Racists

My Tuesday column. Once again into the fray: Glenn Greenwald’s ongoing crusade against anyone who dares to see nuance in the debate over targeted killings and the war on terrorism has risen to a not-so-surprising new level. Namely, Americans who … Continue reading
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An Under-the-Radar Victory for Due Process in the War on Terror

My Tuesday column: As I’m sure you’re aware by now, the usual suspects are engaged in a group freakout over the president’s lack of consideration for civil liberties in the war on terrorism so much so that some, like David … Continue reading
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I Evidently Have to Scream ‘Baby Killer!’ or I’m an Obamabot

My Monday column begins like so: The harshest critics of my column, “No, President Obama Is Not ‘Worse Than Bush’ on National Security,” posted both here at The Daily Banter and on The Huffington Post, were anti-Obama screechers to my … Continue reading
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Ted Nugent Accuses Liberals of Hypocrisy on Drones

Nugent in his new Wingnut Daily column: Imagine for a moment if the tables were turned and a Republican president had issued an order that permitted the killing of American citizens with drones. The country would go gonzo. Liberals would … Continue reading
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Posted in George W. Bush, Terrorism | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Frustrating Poll of the Day

Ugh. A majority of voters believe President Obama has been no better than his immediate predecessor, President George W. Bush, when it comes to balancing national security with the protection of civil liberties, according to a new poll for The … Continue reading
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No, Obama Is Not ‘Worse Than Bush’ on National Security

My Monday column: Just when I thought it was safe to carry on a conversation on the left about various Obama administration policies, the phrases “same as Bush” or “worse than Bush” have skulked back into popular use thanks to … Continue reading
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U.S. Citizens as Enemy Combatants in World War II

This popped up in my Twitter feed via Driftglass: There were some US citizens who were members of the Waffen-SS, but no unit made up of American volunteers was ever raised (despite some claims about an “American Free Corps” or … Continue reading
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There’s Evidently No Room for Nuance on Drones

My Thursday column: They say if you move far enough to the left, you end up on the right. As such, throughout the last four or five years I’ve witnessed this phenomenon on way too many occasions, the most recent … Continue reading
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It’s Time to End the War or Regulate the Drones

My Wednesday column should generate some discussion, as I attempt to add — gasp! — nuance to the drone debate: Contrary to what some readers might think, I haven’t categorically supported President Obama’s predator drone program. I haven’t furiously opposed … Continue reading
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Cusack & Turley Discuss the Obama Record

I spent a considerable amount of time yesterday tweeting about this article in which John Cusack interviewed Jonathan Turley about the Obama foreign policy and civil liberties record, but I figured I should share it here, too. You know where … Continue reading

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