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Entries by Tom Engelhardt from 11/2009

Too Big to Fail?: Why All the President's Afghan Options Are Bad Ones

| Posted 11.01.2009 | World

Our leaders evidently never saw a war to which the word "more" didn't apply. Hence the Afghan War, where impending disaster is just an invitation to fuel the flames of an already roaring fire.

Why Military Dreams Fail -- and Why It Doesn't Matter

| Posted 11.10.2009 | Politics

Robot war. It just couldn't be cooler, could it? Especially if the only blood you spill is the other guy's, since our "pilots" are flying those planes from thousands of miles away. So why am I not excited?

The Afghan Speech Obama Should Give (But Won't)

| Posted 11.20.2009 | Politics

While we don't know what exactly is going through Obama's mind, or just when or in what form he will address us on his plan for the war in Afghanistan, we do know something about what his conclusions are likely to be.