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November 13th, 2009

Suicide bombing near US base in Afghanistan: officials

KABUL — A suicide bomber struck near a US military base in Kabul on Friday, wounding foreign soldiers and Afghan civilians less than a week before the inauguration of President Hamid Karzai, officials said.Kabul has been hit by a rising number of suicide bombings claimed by the Taliban, whose insurgency ... continue reading

November 13th, 2009

Gen. (Ret.) Jack Keane Discusses Afghanistan with Al Jazeera English's Avi Lewis

JACK KEANE: Karzai's brother is a thug, in every sense of the word. We're onto him, to all the problems he's causing. Is he mixed up in trafficking of drugs and criminality? Yes. In a very large way in the south. AVI LEWIS: In all your time – KEANE: He ... continue reading

November 13th, 2009

U.S. is doing no good in Afghanistan

As an Afghan woman who was elected to Parliament, I am in the United States to ask President Barack Obama to immediately end the occupation of my country. Eight years ago, women's rights were used as one of the excuses to start this war. But today, Afghanistan is still facing ... continue reading

November 13th, 2009

As Obama ponders Afghanistan, so does Europe

LONDON -- President Barack Obama's delay in deciding U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan has found an echo chamber in Europe, where coalition leaders in NATO are weighing whether to send more help or bow to public demands for a speedy exit.NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told The Associated Press ... continue reading

November 12th, 2009

Envoy Questioning More Troops in Afghanistan Was Military Hawk Under Bush

The American ambassador who has told President Obama he has serious concerns about increasing troop levels in Afghanistan urged the Bush administration repeatedly not to withdraw forces while he was the top military commander there. Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry also forcefully pressed NATO to contribute more troops to the war ... continue reading

November 12th, 2009

Obama Wants Exit Strategy, Strong Afghan Government

Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama wants to ensure the U.S. has an “exit strategy” from Afghanistan and a strong Afghan government before making final decisions on strategy, press secretary Robert Gibbs said.“An exit strategy is as important as ramping up troops,” Gibbs told reporters on Air Force One ... continue reading

November 12th, 2009

Karl Eikenberry, Obama's man in Afghanistan

(CNN) -- The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan has a unique résumé: he served two tours in the country as a general, training Afghan police and troops, before trading his uniform for a diplomat's business suit. His career history may give Karl Eikenberry's word particular weight as President Obama struggles to ... continue reading

November 12th, 2009

Obama Seeks Signal for Eventual End to Afghan War

 Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama is seeking a path forward in Afghanistan that combines elements of options considered so far and includes a way to signal that the U.S. war commitment has limits, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.Obama isn’t tossing out existing options entirely, Gates told reporters traveling ... continue reading

November 11th, 2009

US envoy to Kabul urges against new troops: report

WASHINGTON — The US envoy to Afghanistan has written memos to Washington expressing deep concern over possible deployment of thousands of new troops to the country, US media said Wednesday, citing senior US officials.Ambassador Karl Eikenberry's classified cables reportedly detail his strong reservations against sending reinforcements until Afghan President Hamid ... continue reading

November 11th, 2009

U.S. ambassador dissents on Afghan troop increase

The U.S. ambassador in Kabul sent two classified cables to Washington in the last week expressing deep concerns about sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan until Afghan President Hamid Karzai's government demonstrates that it is willing to tackle the corruption and mismanagement that has fueled the Taliban's rise, said senior ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

McChrystal's Fuzzy Math

As rumors fly about how many troops President Obama will send to Afghanistan, Leslie H. Gelb crunches Gen. McChrystal’s math—and argues there’s no way to get all those boots on the ground in time.The U.S. military brass has a lot of public explaining to do on its Afghan recommendations before ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Obama down to four options on Afghanistan

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Barack Obama is down to four strategic options as he nears a decision on whether to plunge thousands more troops into the Afghan war, the White House said on Tuesday.Obama will sift the four approaches on Wednesday in his latest meeting with top military ... continue reading

November 4th, 2009

Robert Fisk: America is performing its familiar role of propping up a dictator

Could there be a more accurate description of the Obama-Brown message of congratulations to the fraudulently elected Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan? First the Palestinians held fair elections in 2006, voted for Hamas and were brutally punished for it – they still are – and then the Iranians held fraudulent elections ... continue reading

November 3rd, 2009

Phantom fear of Taliban is driving the war in Afghanistan

New York -- The recent suicidal violence in Pakistan coincides with a growing concern that President Obama might be tempted by the same folly that drove President Bush and massively increase the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan -- by up to 65,000 if he were to listen to some ... continue reading

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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Mar 12th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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