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Truth Telling Is Offensive

Paul Craig Roberts was an assistant secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan. Like many Americans, he has been wounded by the government he helped create, and he’s tired of being called offensive and depressing for talking about it.

Posted on Apr 6, 2013 READ MORE


It’s Obama’s War Now

The U.S. military has launched the first major offensive of Barack Obama’s new Afghanistan strategy, sending thousands of troops to Helmand province under the moniker Operation Strike of the Sword.

Posted on Jul 1, 2009 READ MORE


Basra fighting
AP photo / Nabil al-Jurani

Oh, Right, There’s That Whole ‘War’ Thing

OK, John McCain, still “fine” with the U.S. staying in Iraq for another 100 years? And as for the Democratic presidential hopefuls, how does the whole troop withdrawal scenario change in light of the outbreak of heavy fighting in Basra this week? These are just a couple of the questions that couldn’t be more timely—or pressing—on the campaign trail this weekend.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008 READ MORE


Basra offensive
AP photo / Nabil al-Jurani

Iraqi Troops Step Up Fighting in Basra

Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched an offensive targeting Shiite militia groups in the southern city of Basra, where at least 30 deaths are reported to have occurred in the operation, as well as in other regions of the country.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008 READ MORE



From Jyllands-Posten

Most U.S. News Orgs Won’t Run Muhammad Cartoons

As violence spreads across the world, Editor & Publisher has the best take yet on why most U.S. news outlets won’t re-publish the satirical images. | story
ABC is one of the very few to do so. | video (there’s a commercial)
Update: Check out the way Truthdig’s Mr. Fish depicted Jesus in a cartoon.
Is it offensive, an exercise in free speech, or both?

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


Iraq the Disaster, Officially Speaking

I do hope this is responsible criticism that aims for cures, not defeatism that refuses to acknowledge anything but failure.

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


UK Officer Assails U.S. Iraq Tactics

The brigadier general calls the U.S. military “weighed down by bureaucracy, a stiflingly hierarchical outlook” and a “predisposition to offensive operations.” | story

Posted on Jan 11, 2006 READ MORE


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