Category Archives: Barack Obama

IT’S A START: U.S. Ambassador: “The P-5 have a responsibility to do more”

by Joe Scarry As more and more people grew aware that the confrontation between the US/NATO and Russia over Ukraine could grow to world-threatening proportions, representatives of the nuclear weapons states (the so-called P-5 – US, Russia, UK, France, China) … Continue reading

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Bibi and Boehner’s Gift to the Nuclear Disarmament Movement

by Joe Scarry   House Majority Leader John Boehner and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu It may be counterintuitive, but House Majority Leader John Boehner has actually done a good thing by inviting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address … Continue reading

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Meet Your New Warmongery Overlords

A brief overview of the U.S. Senate’s incoming freshman class’ foreign policy views is not pretty. Even those newly elected senators who seem to indicate some skepticism of foreign military intervention and a willingness to cut military spending couch their … Continue reading

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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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