Category Archives: Iraq war

The past is never past, the news hardly ever new


We were still trying to clean up after Hurricane Ida knocked down power lines and flooded our shacks last week as it swept through the Tinicum swamp. Meanwhile, Covid-19 raged on and random bad news dominated a high-pressure zone that … Continue reading

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OK, I give up — why were we in Afghanistan?


America’s 20-year war and nation-building experiment in Afghanistan came to a predictably bad end over the weekend. Since then, foreign policy “experts” have been speculating what went wrong, but few are admitting the effort was a colossal mistake from the … Continue reading

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The anti-Bernie blitzkrieg


The latest attempt by the media to smear Bernie Sanders is stating that Bernie "praised" Fidel Castro. NO. What Bernie did is point out to us that despite how bad Cuba was, there were positive elements that we could learn … Continue reading

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If I lived in Iran, I’d hate us too


Swamp Rabbit wanted to know why Iran hates America, the beacon of democracy and the land of opportunity. “Just because,” I told him. Iran hates us just because we overthrew its democratically elected prime minister and propped up the corrupt … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice + 6. (There’s light up ahead.)


We were on the highway again, squinting at the sun as it flatlined at midday on the shortest day of the year. “Looks like the sun is just up the road,” Swamp Rabbit said. “Why don’t you crash into it … Continue reading

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Out with the old knave, in with the new


“John Bolton’s ouster makes the world safer,” according to a headline in The Nation, but the analysis that followed was unpersuasive. Yes, the mustachioed loony is gone but not his boss, who has launched a misguided trade war against China, … Continue reading

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Fool me once… OK, now fool me again


The race is on. In one lane we have Donald Trump using false evidence from Benjamin Netanyahu as an excuse to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal, a first step in drumming up support for another Mideast war. In the other, … Continue reading

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From Iraq to Trumpland


Tom Engelhardt marks the 15th anniversary of the start of a war that seems more disastrous with each passing year: In an act of pure wizardry, bin Laden drew out of Bush, Cheney, and company their deepest geopolitical fantasies about … Continue reading

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Let’s rate news analysts on their track records


The New York Times recently issued a “Libya is falling apart” editorial. As Glenn Greenwald noted, The Times failed to mention it was an enthusiastic supporter of U.S. air strikes that helped topple Moammar Ghadafi and destabilize Libya to the … Continue reading

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We tortured. It was wrong… That’s all, folks!


Swamp Rabbit was looking over my shoulder at my laptop, chewing Lucky Charms and getting crumbs all over the keyboard. “How come you don’t do that blog no more?” he said. “I used to like readin’ all them lies you … Continue reading

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