Just as the military and the public misunderstood Vietnam, many contemporary officers and politicians rely on a mythical rendering of a successful surge in the Iraq War.
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The September/October issue of Foreign Affairs features an article titled “Print Less But Transfer More: Why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly To The People.” It’s the sort of thing normally heard only from money reformers and Social Credit enthusiasts far from the mainstream. What’s going on?
Henry Siegman was born in Germany three years before the Nazis came to power in 1933. In a two-part interview with "Democracy Now!," he discusses the Israeli assault on Gaza, the myths surrounding Israel’s founding in 1948, and his evolution from German-Jewish refugee to leading voice among American Jews and vocal critic of Israel’s policies in the Occupied Territories.
So, as it's been widely noted, Osama bin Laden was hiding in plain sight, close to the Pakistani capital of Islamabad -- and to make it more relatable for Americans, Stephen Colbert notes in this "Colbert Report" clip, that it's as though he was camped out in Baltimore (more).