Given the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and the transition to a State-Department-led mission for all remaining U.S. personnel in Iraq, this is a good time to focus more closely on what exactly is happening.
Think of Iraq as the AIG of wars -- the only difference being that the bailout there didn't involve just three payouts. More than eight years after the Bush administration invaded that country, the bailout is, unbelievably enough, still going.
It's the State Department's job to decide if the Keystone XL pipeline is in the best interests of regular Americans who don't work for oil companies and American businesses that need oil to operate. And, from their perspective, it's not such a good deal.
Palestinian educational ministry sources estimated that as many as 65 percent of all Palestinian children enter first grade without having been exposed to any preschool learning. Perhaps this is why educators embraced the USAID-funded educational programs.
Whether or not to permit this travesty is still one of the most important decisions facing President Obama. It's time for him to clear the air, kill this Koch brothers-backed pipeline, and let the State Department get back to issuing passports and visas.
Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request imply the State Department -- charged with evaluating the pipeline -- may have worked closely with TransCanada to help the plan win approval.
Hillary Clinton and the State Department have the final word on whether to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, unless Obama intervenes. The influence of industry lobbyists connected to Clinton is finally getting some media attention, but there is more to this story.