Category Archives: Barack Obama

War Is the Disease of the Country

“War is the health of the state,” wrote Randolph Bourne, a maxim with which all anti-warriors are quite familiar. Conversely, war is the disease of the country. Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management … Continue reading

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29 Organizations Support Lee-Rigell Letter on Iraq

From Just Foreign Policy: “Virginia Republican Scott Rigell and California Democrat Barbara Lee are leading a bipartisan letter to President Obama, urging the President to respect the Constitutional requirement to seek Congressional authorization before using military force in Iraq.” Read … Continue reading

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A Layman Reads Obama’s “Targeted Killing” Memo

by Joe Scarry Now that it is available online, every American should read the Justice Department memo approving the targeted killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki. There is a lot in the memo, much of it recitation of precedents, and teasing apart of … Continue reading

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You Know Who is Planning to Kill Your Family, Yet You Don’t …

by jay janson You Know Who They Are, Who Are Planning to Kill Your Family, Who Have Become Infamous for Having Killed Families All Over the World. And You Know They Are First Making Your Economy Scream. But Rather than … Continue reading

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Secret memos and Presidential “authority” to kill Americans

by Alan Gilbert Laws are public. But David Barron’s memos, licensing the President to murder Americans far from the field of battle, are secret. ***Executive power which is not tyrannical does not allow the President to act as a court of … Continue reading

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“Military Advisers” – The Third Rail of US Engagement in SE Asia

by Joe Scarry Hail the conquering hero! Barack Obama returns to the U.S. following the final leg of his Asia tour, to headlines announcing: “U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence” This probably “smells like victory” to an … Continue reading

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The Cynical American Scapegoating of Korea as a Cover for Nuclear Terror

by Joe Scarry And they began to implore Him to leave their region.- from Mark 5:17 (the Gerasene demoniac) Barack Obama is in South Korea, as part of his Asia tour, and probably more than any part of his trip, … Continue reading

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