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Obama to Blame for Hurricanes, Disease -- and Everything Else

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In spite of the intense, unyielding, never-ending opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, nobody can deny that Obama has tackled the problem of health care costs growing out of control when nobody before him would. And that's not all.

Thirteen Years Later -- Here We Go Again!

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Richard W. Kropf

One can only wonder when we'll ever learn. Wars fought in vengeance can only lead to more war. The impulse to strike back without any comprehension of why we were struck only leads to more strikes.

Iraq: How Many Turning Points and Milestones Until We Win?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Secretary of State John Kerry said on September 8 that the formation of a new Iraqi government was "a major milestone" for the country.

Politics and the Water's Edge

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Lance Simmens

In 1994 I attended a meeting at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and sat across the table from former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, ...

When Radicalism Becomes Treasonous

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

If the situation were reversed, and Democrats were threatening default, the GOP would be screaming bloody murder, yelling at the top of their collective lungs that Democrats hate the United States, and that liberals are traitors to the country.

What It's Like To Interview Donald Rumsfeld

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

Donald Rumsfeld is famous for carefully considering his words and taking deliberate, seconds-long pauses before answering questions. It's perhaps unsu...

Rumsfeld Makes Baffling Statement On Syria

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday that the failure of Iraq War intelligence was "part of the problem" in convincing other coun...

Rumsfled Reveals That He Wasn't Comfortable With The Word 'War'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld revealed his disdain for the phrase "war on terror" during an interview with ABC News on Tuesday. "I wa...

Abderrahim Foukara's Glory Grab on Al Jazeera

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.06.2011 | Media
Anthony Amore

The interview conducted by Al Jazeera's Washington bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara against Donald Rumsfeld is making its rounds, having quickly gone viral amongst the political junkies amongst us.

Saki Knafo

Gaddafi And The Pursuit Of International Justice

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.24.2011 | World

When Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague, announced on Monday morning that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had ...

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Libya-Iraq, Birthers-Church, Social-Fiscal

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgMary and sit-in Wayne Barrett debate how March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion -- Shutdown Washington? Shutdown nuclear? Shutdown Gaddafii?

Egypt, Meet Kurdistan: American University of Iraq

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Baker

Anyone who still wonders why the Bush administration invaded Iraq would do well to become familiar with an institution whose existence few Americans are aware of: the American University of Iraq-Sulaimaniya.

WikiLeaks vs. Donald Rumsfeld's Lies: An Eyewitness Account

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

WikiLeaks' massive "war logs" release on Iraq last October exposed Rumsfeld's many misleading statements over and over, but were quickly forgotten by mainstream journalists.

Donald Rumsfeld: Harsh Interrogation Helped 'In Saving Lives,' 'Troubled' Me

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reportedly believes that harsh interrogation tactics used during his overseeing of the Bush administration...

Real Reason for Iraq Invasion, Finally?

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

In Donald Rumsfeld's new book, Known and Unknown, out February 8, Rumsfeld offers an account of George W. Bush's early interest in Iraq. This was just days after the 9/11 attacks.

Donald Rumsfeld: George H.W. Bush 'Disappointed' Me

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said recently that President George H.W. Bush had left him "disappointed," a statement that is likely to r...

John McCain Hits Back At Rumsfeld: 'Thank God He Was Relieved of His Duties'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) gave a curt response Thursday to reports that former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld had some unkind things to say about ...

Donald Rumsfeld, Defender of the Constitution (Really)

Barry Eisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Eisler

Conservatism is a movement that doesn't know the difference between a defense and a desecration, and celebrates them as one and the same.

Tucson: In the Blame Game, We All Lose

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

A mentally unbalanced person took a gun and opened fire on a "town hall" gathering in Tucson, AZ one sunny January weekend at the beginning of 2011. H...

Donald Rumsfeld and the Strange History of Aspartame

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robbie Gennet

Yes, that Donald Rumsfeld, the "knowns and unknowns" guy who remarkably executed some of the worst decisions in American foreign policy and got a meda...

WikiLeaks and the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Moore

There is a very simple reason WikiLeaks has sent a furious storm of outrage across the globe and it has very little to do with diplomatic impropriety. It is this: The public is uninformed because of inadequate journalism.

Wikileaks Cables Reveal Obama Administration Tried To Thwart Torture Prosecutions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The Obama administration has done just what I thought it would: It's continued the Bush policy of interfering in other countries' attempts to apply the rule of law.

Blood Logic

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Yourgrau

"Any lives they endangered, they're personally responsible for and the blood is on their hands." ~ Mike Huckabee. The Wikileaks leaker has blood on ...

Enough About the Nut Bag In Florida; the Noise Is Dangerous

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Our actions as a nation have been far more offensive to the Muslim world than a crazy man in Florida. Bush's illegal occupation of Iraq and our failed mission in Afghanistan have only harmed us more.

Panetta Shrugs Like Rumsfeld

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

CIA Director Leon Panetta channeled Donald Rumsfeld this week when he excused setbacks for the administration's brutal, costly and failing strategy in Afghanistan.