Category Archives: Barack Obama

Afghanistan and the meaning of the Helmand offensive

The Guardian wonders aloud about what the recent Marine and Brit offensive in Afghanistan really means: If the campaign in Helmand appears purposeful at all, it is because we choose to make it seem so through a combination of how … Continue reading

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Interview: Is Obama repeating Bush's mistakes? (And the dangers of supporting the troops)

On the opening page of Andrew Bacevich’s latest book is a simple dedication: “To the memory of my beloved son, Andrew John Bacevich, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army July 8, 1979-May 13, 2007.” I did not ask Bacevich, a former Army … Continue reading

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Don't Ask Don't Tell: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Brian Hughes, a former Army Ranger who wrote an op-ed in the WSJ about “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” responded over at Pam’s Houseblend to my earlier post. Hughes writes: As for Michael Hastings: 1) He completely ignores women in the service, of … Continue reading

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The Lamest Response to Obama's Speech

Okay, so everyday I wake up, get an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, and say, “I’m going to be the best person I can be!” Forgiving, compassionate, kind, etc. Problem is, journalism and blogging aren’t always conducive to those Buddah-ish values. … Continue reading

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