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Sam Stein

Lieberman Rips Obama: His Lack Of Conviction Puts Nation In Peril | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite rumblings that his advocacy for John McCain could lead to his ouster from the Democratic Party, Joseph Lieberman continued on Tuesday to take ...

Sam Stein

Bush Echoes Obama: Afghanistan Is Descending Into Iraq-Like Insurgency | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush, during a news conference on Tuesday, compared current-day Afghanistan to the war in Iraq in the height of its insurgency. In the proce...

Sam Stein

McCain Tries To Have It Both Ways: Obama Is Too Rigid And A Flip Flopper On Iraq | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The desire within the McCain campaign to paint Barack Obama as inconsistent on Iraq is palpable. But McCain's criticisms are a bit inconsistent themse...

Pentagon Fights Peace Majorities in US, Iraq, the Crisis of Democracy Grows

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

In John McCain, the hawks have found the perfect iconic candidate for keeping the Iraq war alive through the present depths of its democratic legitimacy crisis.

Sam Stein

In Pivot McCain Camp Attacks Obama On Afghanistan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sunday, aides to John McCain attacked Barack Obama on an area that the Illinois Democrat considers a foreign policy strength: the willingness to re...

The Week That Should Have Ended McCain's Presidential Hopes

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

Any one of the embarrassing incidents and comments this week would dominate the news cycle if they came from the Obama campaign. Yet McCain barely gets a mention.

Sam Stein

Contradicting McCain, Another Iraqi Official Calls for Timetable For Withdrawal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yet another Iraqi official is specifying the need for deadlines for U.S. troops to leave their country, casting doubt on John McCain's claim that the ...

Sam Stein

McCain Spokesman: U.S. Should Leave If Iraq Wants Us Out | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aides to Sen. John McCain sought on Wednesday to clear up their boss' position on Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's recent insistence that a timet...

Dems Find Potential Tie Between McCain And Third Party Pro-War Group

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats say a group supporting Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) bought television ad time in Virginia that had been released by his campaign the same day,...

Hey Bush and McCain: Is al-Maliki a Defeato-Shiite?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If nothing else, al-Maliki's remarks should serve as a wake-up call to Americans, especially during a presidential election year.

Surge Amnesia: The Media's Newest Affliction

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Buoyed by a reduction in violence in Iraq, John McCain is running a "the surge has worked" victory lap and war supporters like Condi "I'm Proud to Have Overthrown Saddam" Rice are beating their chests.

McCain Campaign: Obama's Iraq Speech Suggests He's Taking Our Side

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's campaign said Sunday that Barack Obama's remarks on Iraq "have left a significant question as to exactly what he intends." Sen. Joh...

I'm Just Sayin': Beware McCain's "Peace with Honor"

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

As the general election unfolds, McCain's strategic message will be to argue that both he and Obama will end the war in Iraq, but under McCain, American will remain proud and honorable.

Ignoring the 'Rocks in Glass Houses' Rule, Lieberman Calls Obama a Flip-Flopper on This Week

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

How apathetic does McCain think the voters are that his campaign can get away with accusing Obama of the very thing that has been McCain's biggest weakness?

Pro-War Vet Group Helps McCain With Battleground State Ads

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pro-war veterans group Vets For Freedom is airing ads in battleground states in support of the war, the Washington Post reports: Sen. John McCa...

The Surge Is Working? Not If You Read the Latest GAO Report

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

What the GAO report makes clear, above all else, is that contrary to what the mainstream media and the GOP would have you believe, the surge has not worked. It's time for the U.S. military to go home.

Running On Iraq: The Ignored Humanitarian Crises

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

The lack of attention paid to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq by Pres. Bush and by the candidates for his job affects people there by sending a message to decision-makers here: Their lives are not a priority.

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: John McCain's War On Warring About War | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war," says John McCain at the top of his latest spot "Safe," right before he spends the next...

McCain's Iraq Barack Attack Shows A Crack

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The media should be paying attention here, to more than just the first big skirmish of the putative general election, which reframed the foreign policy distinctions between the two candidates.

Are We Not Allowed to Talk About McCain's Iraq Position?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Somehow, mentioning McCain's statement that he's OK with America being in Iraq for 10,000 years is billed as unfair by the media, and laughed at by Republican strategists.

Obama, McCain To Meet With Iraqi Foreign Minister

ABC's Political Radar | Kirit Radia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain are expected to meet individually with Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in the coming days, s...

War Was Out of Sight, Out of Mind at McCain Town Hall

Dave Tiffany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Tiffany

With 155,000 U.S. troops in Iraq facing mortal danger daily and dealing with the toll of repeated tours, you'd think that the war might warrant at least one question at John McCain's Town Hall.

McCain's Confusion Has Nothing to do With His Age

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

Whether he's 72 or 22 is irrelevant -- when it comes to the basics in Iraq, the list of McCain's incoherent insights is long and getting longer.

Sam Stein

McCain In 2005: I "Totally" Support Bush On The "Transcendent Issues" (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It has been observed that one of Sen. John McCain's most foreboding obstacles in seeking the White House will likely be the lengthy paper trail that c...

Even Bigger than The Hype: Obama's Candidacy as World-Historical

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

But even though racial inequities persist, there is no doubt that the first black President will be a milestone, a watershed seemingly unthinkable before Obama's meteoric candidacy.