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Entries by Tom Engelhardt from 12/2009

Victory at Last! Monty Python in Afghanistan

| Posted 12.03.2009 | Politics

Finally, American war commanders have effectively marshaled their forces, outmaneuvering and outflanking the enemy. I'm not talking about Afghanistan. I'm talking about what's happening in Washington.

The Nine Surges of Obama's War: How to Escalate in Afghanistan

| Posted 12.10.2009 | Politics

What is being portrayed in the media as the surge is but a modest part of an ongoing expansion of the war effort. The media's focus on the president's speech as the crucial moment of decision has distorted what's actually underway.

In Nightmares Begin Responsibilities: Why War Will Take No Holiday in 2010

| Posted 12.22.2009 | Politics

Here's my fantasy this holiday season: I'd like, that is, to obliterate TomDispatch, for without the Afghan war, my website would never have existed. Here's the saddest thing: I know full well that its future is assured as long as I care to do it.