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Why Is Trump Acting Like A Russian Oligarch?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

It's becoming clear why Presidential Candidate Trump and Russian President Putin have been so chummy with each other. Trump has become dependent on Russian oligarchs to fund his real estate ventures since U.S. banks no longer will because of his various bankruptcies and history of failure to pay his debts.

Friday Talking Points -- Is Trump Bigger Than Liam Neeson?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A nationally-televised presidential debate stage is, indeed, neither the time nor the place, one would think. This year, however, all the rules have been thrown out and we've got Donald Trump and Marco Rubio comparing relative penis sizes in their effort to become the so-called leader of the free world.

'We Tortured Some Folks,' But 'That's Not Who We Are'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Allowing CIA career employees or contractors to get away with torturing people free from legal accountability telegraphs to the rest of the world that the United States reserves unto itself the right to commit war crimes.

Disengage in Egypt: Take Neither Side as the Country Collapses into Violence

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Instead of acting as the regime's enabler, the Obama administration should "reset" relations with Cairo. The U.S. should cut off all aid and withdraw America's ambassador. If Washington has any influence to exercise, it should do so quietly and informally

War Strategies of the Blind

Rick Ayers | Posted 03.31.2013 | Books
Rick Ayers

The problem is that the U.S. media has no voice critical of the overall enterprise. Even liberal outlets like National Public Radio and The New York Times are all united in the project of occupation. No one bothers to examine the history.

How the Debacle in Aghanistan Disgraced its Cheerleaders

Jim Sleeper | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

The biggest obstacle to the strategy in Afghanistan wasn't American liberals' failure of nerve, as conservatives seldom pass up a chance to insist. The biggest obstacle was the delusion that Americans could do for Kabul and Kunduz what we refuse to do for New Orleans or Detroit.

Conservatives Turn Against Afghanistan War, Max Boot Goes Insane

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

Something very interesting has been happening with conservatives lately. They're turning against the war in Afghanistan.

National Security Experts vs. Forces of Delay

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The New START treaty should be a no-brainer: it's a renewal of a treaty originally negotiated by Ronald Reagan and it will make America safer.

Take Michael Hayden Off the "Curtis LeMay Today List"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

We at The Washington Note move retired USAF General Michael Hayden out of the "Curtis LeMay Today List" that we are beginning to compile -- and back on to the roster of reasonably sensible strategists.

We Should Be Grateful That Obama Is "Dithering"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We, as a country, would be a lot (and I mean a lot) better off right now if Cheney and his boss had done some dithering before invading Iraq.

Conservatives Back Obama On Afghanistan

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prominent conservative foreign policy thinkers and activists who backed the Iraq war are circulating a letter to President Obama supporting his engage...

McCain Adviser "Gobsmacked" By Obama's Cabinet

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Max Boot, a violently hawkish neoconservative blogger and McCain campaign staffer, professes himself surprisingly impressed by Barack Obama's staff pi...

Jason Linkins

McCain's Terrifying New Surrogate: Max Boot | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Great news, everybody! The McCain campaign is no longer just the world's leading place of employment for those who got it wrong on Iraq. They're now...

Advisers: McCain Won't Support Mideast Peace Process

Jewish Telegraph Agency | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A McCain administration would discourage Israeli-Syrian peace talks and refrain from actively engaging in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. That...

McCain's Premature Surge Adulation

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

McCain's failure of judgment, conscience, and courage during the rush to war cannot be erased. He turned his back on the only surge that might have spared us this: a surge before the invasion.

Joe Klein Takes On Neocons Over Anti-Semitism Charge | Joe Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

My post below, re the surge, has set off squeals of outrage over at Contentions, the Commentary magazine blog. This is to be expected, but still sad w...

Jason Linkins

Max Boot: McCain Will Scare The Bejeezus Out Of Our Enemies | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the concerns that many observers have had over the prospect of a McCain presidency has been the Senator's reputation for being temperamental. ...