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The Winner of the Afghan Election: Electoral Fraud

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

We can now stand back in awe as the unpunished perpetrators of massive election fraud vie for control of the criminal enterprise called the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Gen. Petraeus, A Bush Superstar, Faces New Reality In Obama's White House | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON Gen. David H. Petraeus, the face of the Iraq troop surge and a favorite of former President George W. Bush, spoke up or was called upon by ...

Petraeus, Kerry Meet Pakistani Leaders As Army Steps Up Offensive In South Waziristan

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistan's army, in the midst of a major new offensive against Taliban militants, has struck deals to keep two powe...

Gen. Petraeus: US Violated Geneva Convention

Crooks And Liars | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gen. Petraeus joined FOX News and Martha MacCallum today and gave a blockbuster interview, but not one Fox expected. Once again, he called for the res...

Petraeus: Israel Might Attack Iran

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The top U.S. commander in the Middle East, General David Petraeus, warned today that Israel might attack Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear we...

Petraeus Leaked Misleading Story On Pullout Plans: IPS Analysis

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (IPS) - The political maneuvering between President Barack Obama and his top field commanders over withdrawal from Iraq has taken ...

"We Won't Take That History Lightly"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

It's neat that Petraeus should pause to remember history at this juncture, after he's helped perpetuate an Iraqi adventure that completely ignored history in the same part of the world.

Counterinsurgency Field Manual: Afghanistan Edition

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For the past five years, the fight in Afghanistan has been hobbled by strategic drift, conflicting tactics, and too few troops. The chairman of the Jo...

Mumbai Is Quiet, But What's Next?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Beyond the Mumbai attacks, the larger issue looms of what to do and how the U.S. is going to deal with global terrorism.

Petraeus Wanted Diplomacy With Syria; Bush Said No

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apparently Gen. David Petraeus does not agree with the Bush administration that the road to Damascus is a dead end. ABC News has learned, Petraeus p...

John McCain's Blundering Week On Foreign Policy

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Barry

This week, John McCain's positions on critical foreign policy issues such as Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan have all been undermined.

McCain Pulls Out the Heartstrings: Pity He Didn't Use a Violin Instead of a Kazoo

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

I felt bad for Obama, who treated McCain with a level of respect, even as McCain often had a frozen condescending grin while the Democrat spoke.

Iraq's No. 2 Commander Says "Surge" Security Is Fragile

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he foresees a shrinking U.S. combat role in Iraq in coming months, while the No. 2 U.S. com...

McCain's Warped Worldview

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

A lesson McCain should have learned is that the world is a complex place, that today's enemies may be tomorrow's negotiating partners -- as Obama has at times dared to suggest.

Obama's Good Day And A Columnist's Bad One

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Goodman

Occasionally, Dana Milbank wakes up with his head tightly wedged into his rear end and Wednesday, with his Obama column, was one of those days.

So, Did You Find Any Facts, Obama?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Let's call these missions what they are: photo ops and ways of gathering impressions, opinions, and assumptions from various sources on the ground. Let's leave the fact-finding to Google.

Iraq Generals' Promotions Confirmed By Senate

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Notwithstanding months of partisan wrangling in Congress over the Iraq war, the Senate on Thursday handily confirmed Gen. David Pet...

Reading The Pictures: The Case Of The Invisible American War Machine

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-07-09-shaw_time_censorship.jpgLast week, I thought there was something fishy about the photos from Amara, and now a new Time article bears it out.

The Coming Together Of McCain And Obama On Iraq

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

McCain knows that the electorate wants America out of Iraq, even faster than Obama has proposed. He also knows that his ties to Bush's foreign policy are an albatross around his neck.

Petraeus Hearings --- More Obama than McCain?

Max Bergmann and Ilan Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann and Ilan Goldenberg

As the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, you'd think John McCain would show up. But instead he is in California campaigning and fundraising.

Petraeus: I Will Never Hold Office In This Country

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

General David Petraeus sat for another round of interviews in D.C. today following his second round of Capitol Hill hearings, and it's clear he doesn'...

Did Petraeus Part Ways With The Neocons?

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Palevsky

Those who expected General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker to beat the drums of war during this week's Senate hearings must be disappointed. Joe Lieberman certainly was.

White House And Pentagon Agree That Iraqi Forces Remain Unprepared To Take Over Security Mission

The New York Times | THOM SHANKER and STEVEN LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Bush prepares to address the nation Thursday about the state of the Iraq War, The New York Times is reporting that the White House and Pe...

The Senators Grill Petraeus; My Brother Messages Me From Iraq

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

As the Senate hearing on Iraq was winding down, I received an IM from my brother Sam, a soldier in Iraq. He's asking the same thing as the senators: "What are we doing here?"

Petraeus Iraq Hearings Videos: David Petraeus, Ryan Crocker, John McCain And Carl Levin

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***LAST UPDATED 4/9 11:44am*** ***Click Here For Updates On The Iraq Hearings*** --- General David Petraeus' Testimony Before House Members, Part 1...