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War Made Easy

Thomas Friedman Claims It's 'Stupid and Obnoxious' to Say He Was a Cheerleader for the Iraq War

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Well, that's Thomas Friedman -- in sync with a downward spiral of fear, threats and perpetual war -- explaining why we've got to jettison some of our civil liberties to try to avoid losing more later on.

Cronkite and Vietnam: Beyond the Hype

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

Despite the posthumous praise for Cronkite's February 1968 telecast that dubbed the war "a stalemate," the facts show that the broadcast came only after Cronkite's protracted support for the war.

Will Afghanistan be Obama's Tragic Folly?

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Solomon

Reminiscent of 1965, the tenet that we must send additional troops to Afghanistan is axiomatic in U.S. news media, on Capitol Hill and -- as far as can be discerned -- at the top of the incoming administration.