Posts Tagged ‘ Defense ’

President Obama: Still Time To Veto NDAA

December 25, 2011
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President Obama: Still Time To Veto NDAA

Dear President Obama, Please veto NDAA and force Congress to send you a defense authorization bill that does NOT codify indefinite detention, kidnapping, and assassination of citizens or non-citizens. This the the wrong way to go. America is better th...

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Why Do Tea Partied Republicans Want to Destory America’s Military?

June 18, 2011
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Why Do Tea Partied Republicans Want to Destory America’s Military?

Listening to a Left, Right & Center podcast discussion (6-17-11) of Afghanistan this morning, I stumbled on a sudden realization: Tea Party Republican policies would eventually render the American military as incompetent as the current Afghan military. LRC’s host Matt Miller was describing current US military efforts to train up the Afghan military to stand…

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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

June 15, 2011
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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

Suddenly Afghanistan is closer and more dangerous At lunch I bumped into an old bike racing buddy, who tells me over a parting handshake that he is leaving for Afghanistan tomorrow to take a job with a defense contractor. The recession has devastated his small business. “Good money, I hope?” “Oh yeah,” he smiles. “Money’s…

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The Breakdown Examines US Targeted Killing Policy

May 8, 2011
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The Breakdown Examines US Targeted Killing Policy

Worth a listen: In his latest podcast of The Breakdown, Christopher Hayes talks with Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army about the evolving US fight against terrorism and how the killing of Osama bin Laden might affect the fight. Here’s Scahill on Democracy Now Jeremy Scahill discusses…

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Still Processing the News of Osama bin Laden’s End

May 5, 2011
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Still Processing the News of Osama bin Laden’s End

I’m a little slow on the uptake, so I’m still processing my thought on the killing of OBL. A couple of initial thought fragments: Our vast over-reaction to OBL and the terror threat has cost us dearly in the lives of soldiers, in dollars, ...

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Progressive Budget Plan Eliminates Deficit Long Before GOP Or Obama Plans

April 27, 2011
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Progressive Budget Plan Eliminates Deficit Long Before GOP Or Obama Plans

The Progressive Caucus budget plan begins reducing deficits immediately and achieves a budget surplus by 2021, without cutting Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, or TRICARE (health services for military, VA, dependents). You wouldn’t know it from watching the so-called “liberal media”, but the Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Party put together a budget plan (link here) that…

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Thanks For President Obama’s Cool-Headed Action In Libya

March 29, 2011
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Thanks For President Obama’s Cool-Headed Action In Libya

I believe that President Obama has done a masterful job handling U.S. involvement in Libya so far. By exercising patience and deliberation that his predecessor lacked, the President has shot the gap between two likely bad scenarios. Had he cowboy’d it and and acted unilaterally and shot from the hip, as George W. Bush likely…

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So You Think You’re Getting Screwed?

March 20, 2011
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So You Think You’re Getting Screwed?

Yep, You’re Getting Screwed. NEWSFLASH: If you earn your living in the form of a paycheck, rather than bonus, stock options, dividends and capital gains, America doesn’t work for you. PolicyGrinder.com Notes: Reaganomics took the country in the early 1980′s, has not let go after 30 years of failure. The Economic Policy Institute produced the…

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