Tag Archives: War on Terrorism

The Killing of Trayvon Martin Was Vastly Different from the Killing of Al-Awlaki’s Son. Obviously.

My Monday column: The most inhumane and tragic aspect of any war, noble or nefarious, is the reality of civilian casualties. As long as there’s been warfare, noncombatants have been caught in the crossfire, or even intentionally killed en masse … 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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My Continuing Adventures in the Drone Debate

My rather lengthy Monday column begins like so: Over the weekend, I spent several hours debating the overlapping topics of drones, the war on terror, Eric Holder, Rand Paul and, yes, semantics with Glenn Greenwald on Twitter. Not shockingly, several … 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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Pay No Attention to the Neocons Behind ‘Peacenik Mitt’

My Wednesday column debunks the myth of Peacenik Mitt… Anyone who believed Mitt Romney’s shape-shifting performance as “Peacenik Mitt” on Monday night is an amnesic, naive doofus. As we all know by now, Romney will do and say whatever is … Continue reading

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Crappy News from Pakistan

Unless this is handled very delicately, it could be a very big problem: ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government has demanded the U.S. vacate an air base within 15 days that the CIA is suspected of using for unmanned drones. … Continue reading

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