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McCain’s Irony-Challenged Diplomacy Primer

You’ve seen the quotation, now watch the clip of Sen. John McCain, either in deep denial or completely irony-impaired (those being the more generous of many possible interpretations), giving his pronouncement that “... in the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.” Oh.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008 READ MORE


Third Retired General Wants Rumsfeld Out

The military’s former top operations officer expresses regret that he did not more closely question the rationale for invading Iraqi, and urges active-duty officers to speak out.

Posted on Apr 11, 2006 READ MORE


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Mike Luckovich

Bush’s Purple Heart

What’s going on in this cartoon? Click to see a video of the heated exchange between columnist Helen Thomas and President Bush that inspired it.

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


See Actual Notes From Rumsfeld-9/11 Meeting

CBS reported in Sept. 2002 that the secretary of defense was pushing to invade Iraq barely five hours after 9/11. A blogger uses the Freedom of Information Act to publish the handwritten notes by a Defense Dept. staffer that gave rise to that story.

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


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