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On September 11

Every September 11 in the United States, we are besieged with exhortations to remember the eponymous terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. These come in many forms, from the innocent social media posts of our friends and relatives and celebrities … Continue reading

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Obama: McCain Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on Iraq

A brief review of perhaps the most stinging barb thrown at last night’s debate, courtesy the Huffington Post:

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McCain’s Confusion On Iraq

Steve Chapman has written a great column entitled “McCain’s Confusion On Iraq” which not only deconstructs some of the McCain campaign’s latest critiques of Barack Obama’s position on the Iraq, but also points out how the so-called success of the … Continue reading

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McCain:

Apparently McCain’s new strategy in Iraq is to redefine success. Success now means an increase in the occurrence in terror attacks. w00t! John McCain said Friday he expects the presidential election this fall will increase the occurrence of “spectacular” terror … Continue reading

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Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control

Looks like Bush is trying to get his hopeful successor’s 100 year plan out early: A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election … Continue reading

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McCain launches ‘2013′ web ad

“The year: 2013,” an announcer says as the words “2013” appear on screen. Then the ad goes through a laundry list of accomplishments McCain envisions: stabilizing the Middle East, reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism, strengthening border security, advancing energy … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda declares ‘failure and defeat’ for U.S. troops in Iraq – CNN.com

One of the oft-repeated reasons given by John McCain that we cannot “prematurely” withdraw from Iraq is that if we do, al Qaeda will claim victory, for the purposes of propaganda. Well, they’re claiming it anyway: Marking the fifth anniversary … Continue reading

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