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An Unpopular War – What Obama Isn’t Telling You About Afghanistan

Posted by smeddum on September 1, 2009

August 31, 2009

An Unpopular War

What Obama Isn’t Telling You About Afghanistan

By ANTONY DiMAGGIO

Counterpunch

President Obama finds himself in a precarious position when calling for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. While this conflict is traditionally seen as the “good war,” American and Afghan public support appears mixed at best. There is good reason to suspect that the limited support for war that exists will evaporate after casualties on both sides increase and Afghanistan’s security further deteriorates. Read the rest of this entry »

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Webster Tarpley – Obama’s betrayal and warmongering

Posted by smeddum on August 25, 2009

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War Coverage and the Obama Cult

Posted by smeddum on August 24, 2009

by Justin Raimondo,

August 24, 2009

antiwar.com

There was a time when Cindy Sheehan couldn’t go anywhere without having a microphone and a TV camera stuck in front of her. As she camped out in front of George W. Bush’s Crawford ranch, mourning the death of her son Casey in Iraq and calling attention to an unjust, unnecessary, and unwinnable war, the media created in her a symbolic figure whose public agony epitomized a growing backlash against the militarism and unmitigated arrogance of the Bush administration. It was a powerful image: a lone woman standing up to the most powerful man on earth in memory of her fallen son. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obama is Morphing Into Dick Cheney

Posted by smeddum on June 8, 2009

 Obama is Morphing Into Dick Cheney
THURSDAY, 04 JUNE 2009 14:08 BY PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Matrixnewsnetwork

America has lost her soul, and so has her president.

A despairing country elected a president who promised change. Americans arrived from every state to witness in bitter cold Obama’s swearing in ceremony. The mall was packed in a way that it has never been for any other president. Read the rest of this entry »

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Doves Keep The Faith as Obama Team Tilts Right

Posted by smeddum on November 30, 2008

Doves Keep The Faith as Obama Team Tilts Right

By Jonathan Martin

November 28, 2008 “Politico.com” — Leading opponents of the war have mostly been silent as president-elect Barack Obama, who first built his national image on the foundation of his early opposition to the Iraq war, assembles a group of national security hands that is anything but a team of doves. Read the rest of this entry »

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Onion: Obamamania skit.

Posted by smeddum on November 8, 2008

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