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Obama Surge

Marcus Baram

Obama's War: How Afghan Conflict Has Ramped Up In Last Two Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated NEW YORK -- It was a busy day in Afghanistan: a U.S. airstrike killed at least three people yesterday, including a leade...

Obama's Surge

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

What Obama should really have been concerned with was Osama bin Laden's vow to first bleed the US in Afghanistan and Iraq, then break America's domination of the Muslim world by luring it into a final battle in Pakistan.

A Different Kind Of Tears For Obama

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The hope, belief and passion that Obama inspired, the dreams for the future, the visions of change -- all that becomes a memory as Obama embraces and escalates the war in Afghanistan.

Sam Stein

Feingold: Why Surge Where Al Qaeda Isn't?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the fiercest critics of the proposed surge of U.S. forces in Afghanistan warned on Sunday that the policy would distract America from the pursu...

Too Few Troops, Too Much Spin

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

The level of sacrifice necessary to gain safety from the still-gathering threat of radical Islam is beyond current American sensibilities.

Sam Stein

Trio Of Anti-Surge Lawmakers Write Letter Of Opposition To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three lawmakers, including a now perennial anti-war Republican, penned a letter to the White House on Wednesday evening, formally opposing the preside...

Sam Stein

McCain Backs Obama On Afghanistan But Cautions: We Aren't Winning

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a speech to a largely conservative audience on Wednesday, Sen. John McCain applauded President Obama's decision to add 17,000 troops to Afghanistan...

Obama's Afghanistan Surge: Too Much Too Late?

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sending more U.S. forces to Afghanistan is an idea whose time has come. The question is whether the time when it could work has already gone. Preside...

Obama Tells McCain: War In Iraq Didn't Start In 2007

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key moment in the debate, when Obama called McCain out on Iraq: Obama: So John, you like to pretend like the war started in 2007. You talk about th...

Sam Stein

Obama Gets Surge Support From Kerry And Feingold

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the Senate's most prominent war critics took to the defense of Barack Obama among withering criticism that his opposition to the surge was driv...

Sam Stein

McCain Aide: Obama Is Stubborn Like Bush

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is Barack Obama an extension of George W. Bush's foreign policy? Aides to John McCain made the argument today in a conference call meant to tout the S...

Obama Takes Surge Criticism Off Website

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama's aides have removed criticism of President Bush's increase of troops to Iraq from the campaign Web site, part of an e...

Sam Stein

Obama Camp Works To Put Focus On Afghanistan, Not Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, aides to Barack Obama continued what appears to be a concerted efforts to shift the foreign policy debate from Iraq to Afghanistan. Harpi...