Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mike Huckabee, Israel Tour Guide? Only $3999!

So lately former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has been continuing his tradition of saying and doing ridiculous shit.  As you’ve probably read, last week he said that Ted Kennedy would have been urged to “go home to take pain pills and die” if … Continue reading

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Iraq: Are Maliki's flight attendants dangerous Iranian spies?

The other day I picked on David Ignatius for quoting an unnamed Iraqi intelligence official in his column. The Anonymous Iraqi Spy claimed that Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki had an Iranian private jet, staffed by Iranian flight crew. (And … Continue reading

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Iraq: The reliable sourcing of David Ignatius?

Reading David Ignatius’s scary column on how Iran is going to takeover Iraq if we leave, three thoughts came to mind. First, no shit Iran is trying exert influence on a neighbor/historic rival who they share a long border with–it’s what … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Are "safe havens" the WMDs of Obama's War?

Over at Foreign Policy, Professor Stephen Walt poked a few holes in the Obama adminstration’s central rationale for sending tens of thousands of Americans to fight in Afghanistan. This rationale–carried over from the Bush adminstration, naturally–says that we have to be in Kabul for decades to prevent terrorists from getting … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Folks ain't buying Obama's War

A WaPo/ABC News poll released yesterday reported that a ” majority of Americans now see the war in Afghanistan as not worth fighting, and just a quarter say more U.S. troops should be sent to the country.” Another number in the poll must … Continue reading

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A brief viewer's guide to what 'District 9' can tell Americans about occupying Iraq, Afghanistan

District 9 is a rare cinematic experience. At least twice during the movie, I broke the no talking rule, and said out loud: “This film is ******* crazy.” I meant it as a compliment. Obviously, I’m not alone. District 9 … Continue reading

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Remember those blast walls?

I posted recently about how PM Maliki had ordered the blast walls in Baghdad, the concrete barriers that had come to symbolize the American occupation of Iraq, to be taken down. Well, after “a string of bombings,” Baghdadis are worried … Continue reading

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