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Iraq: If you helped us, watch your back

Wanted to direct your attention to a must read in Foreign Policy by Kirk Johnson. He highlights one of the least talked about yet troubling aspects of our Iraq withdrawal plan–all the Iraqis who’ve allied themselves with us are going … Continue reading

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On Iraq anniversary, the end isn't all that near

Seven years ago, America invaded Iraq. We know how that went, so I’ll spare you an anniversary post. Just want to point out one tiny thing. For the U.S., the Iraq war is actually ending. Americans are no longer dying … Continue reading

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O'Reilly says kidnap and waterboard Reid and Pelosi. I say, why stop there?

From Media Matters via The Huffington Post: Bill O’Reilly suggestedthat the CIA should kidnap Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and perhaps even waterboard Pelosi, at a stop on his “Bold & Fresh” speaking … Continue reading

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Iraq: The sounds of a suicide car bomb, killing 16

On Monday, three bombs targeted popular Baghdad hotels. At the Hamra Hotel, both NPR and the Washington Post’s bureaus were damaged. Three Post staffers were injured, thankfully none seriously. But an estimated 16 Iraqis were killed at the Hamra out … Continue reading

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Iraq: Hotel bombings in Baghdad, just another 'high profile' attack

I don’t have much to add to the news of the massive car bombs that targeted three hotels in Baghdad. The New York Times is reporting the death toll of 36, with over 71 wounded. Horrible. One of the hotels, … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Spies like us? Or, can military intel folks really act like journalists?

A report on how the U.S. military needs to revamp its intel gathering operations in Afghanistan is causing quite a stir. Authored by Maj. Gen. Michael Flynn, “Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan” contains fairly gutsy … Continue reading

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Don't worry Barack, Mike Huckabee supports you!

Perhaps the riskiest part of Obama’s Afghan decision is that he’s actually alienating his supporters to placate those who will never like him anyway. Exhibit A: he’s getting a rave review from Mike Huckabee, whose support will surely be steadfast … Continue reading

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