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The Real Winners (and Losers) in America's New War Against ISIL

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

How sweet it must be for the war profiteers to see the U.S. treasury tapped yet again so they can profit from blowing up weapons and Humvees that ISIL now controls that they already profited from when they were first sold off and given to the Iraqi military.

Progressives Should Stand with the President to Oppose Genocide

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

I have been a vocal opponent of that war since George W. Bush proposed the invasion in 2002. I strongly believe that the actions President Obama announced in Iraq last night deserve progressive support.

Dick Cheney's Big Neo-Con Con

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

To say that Cheney's op-ed piece is revisionist history would be a gross understatement. Rather, it's the most mind-numbing case of delusion in political history.

Iraq and the Neocons: The Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Neocons and elite media personalities who got everything wrong on Iraq now darken my TV screen telling me to ignore the invasion, the eight-year occupation, the lies about weapons of mass destruction, "mushroom clouds" becoming "smoking guns," the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and everything else, and pretend the war started with General David Petraeus's miraculous "surge" where everything was wonderful in Iraq until the "dove" Obama pulled the plug. It's a nice narrative if your goal is partisan advantage, but like so much else we've heard from policy elites regarding Iraq, it has nothing to do with reality.

Only Two Words for Neo-Con Critics of Obama Iraq Policy: Brazen Chutzpah

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

These are precisely the people who kicked open the sectarian hornets' nest in 2003 when they invaded Iraq and unleashed years of civil war that led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of refugees.

The Despicable Republican Attack on an American Prisoner of War

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It is hard to fathom. Major elements of the once-proud Republican Party have stooped so low that they are systematically attacking an American prisoner of war because they believe it discredits their political adversaries.

The Times Acknowledges the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Unleashed a Sectarian Bloodbath

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

It's always intriguing when the Newspaper of Record, even tacitly and buried inside an article, acknowledges that a U.S. policy it once trumpeted as vital to the nation's security turned out to be an unmitigated disaster.

Don't Let Hardliners Undermine Iran Nuclear Negotiations -- and Drag America Into Another Mid-East War

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If Congress takes matters into its own hands, and violates both the letter and spirit of the agreement, in order to score political points with hard-liners in the United States, they will also be breaking an agreement negotiated with the international community.

What Was the Debate Subject, Again?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night's debate was supposed to be on foreign policy. However, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama decided fairly early on that the differences between the two policy-wise were pretty small, so they both decided to hijack the foreign policy debate and instead the debates on the economy.

Iran Policy and the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The news that Obama has chosen dialogue over saber rattling gives Romney the opportunity to vent his criticism at the sole foreign policy debate that falls on the 50th anniversary of the night when President John F. Kennedy first made public the existence of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba.

Republican Presidential Win Would Give Free Rein To Neocon Ambitions of Empire

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

Dorrien supports the re-election of Obama because he doesn't want the neoconservatives to return to power as indeed they will under Romney or Santorum.

A Great Day: Obama Ends the War in Iraq

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Obama began his campaign for president by forcefully, clearly promising to end that war. This afternoon he delivered on that promise.

Preemptive War and Other Nonsense

Robert Schwab | Posted 07.19.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Has former President George W. Bush's preemptive war doctrine been repealed or rescinded? The New York Times editorialized earlier this week against ...

An Unsanitized Look at the Origins of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The debacle in Iraq is not merely a result of errors in planning or poor decision-making. Soldiers are still risking their lives every day in Iraq, "combat" or no "combat," and many more will die for this policy our neo-con leaders handed down to us.

Obama's Nobel Prize Is Really a Tribute to American Voters

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This award celebrates the fact that American voters chose a President committed to progressive values, instead of pre-emptive war and the Neo-Con theories of unilateral action.

Will the Ghost of Richard Nixon Haunt the Obama White House?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

For all of his attempts to be a major force in history, it would not be Nixon's meetings with the Russians that would put his imprint on the office, but his dirty tricks and criminal activity.

What a Relief -- America Survives

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

We docked the ship on shore. We're back to normal now. We have re-established the fundamental building blocks of Western civilization -- we have our foundation underneath us.

Crisis in Georgia Beginning to Turn Into a Big Political Liability for McCain

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

McCain's strident statements following Russia's military actions only place into relief the reality that he has continuously supported Bush policies that make us weaker -- in spite of his tough talk.