Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

I’m turning to Stephen Walt: This tells me that this incident wasn’t unusual, which is of course why no disciplinary action was taken against the personnel involved. What is different in this case is that two Reuters journalists got killed, and eventually a video got leaked and put on the internet. And if this particular episode is […]


Alright, one more before I go to bed. This one on the Wikileaks controversy. I’ll let Glenn Greenwald do the talking, with the caveat that this is not unique to the U.S. military–it’s worth keeping in mind that we still have some sense of the devastation of civilian casualty, whereas so many other countries and […]


Via HuffPo: “They’re going to present us their recommendations. It’s their plan,” he said. “From what I know about it, I agree with it.” For McCain, the plan has virtue because it is backed by the generals and the ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker. “I like it best because it’s what Ambassador Crocker and General […]


For a good laugh, Politico posted an article today about how McCain plans to balance the budget. We can expect articles later about his plans to turn lead into gold, Amy Winehouse into Ken Seeley, and a Dolorian into a Time Machine (hey, he’s just as crazy as Christopher Lloyd), but until then, here are […]


I barely do. Honestly. While I may have become a believer in Obama, I certainly wasn’t always. While part of that is people like me coming around to him (and abandoning my tragically less electable Joe Biden, who should be the Secretary of State in the Obama administration), the other story, one that has been […]