Who created ISIS? Was it Jeb Bush’s brother? (Shout out to Rob Lowe- Thank you!). Can it be traced back to CIA overthrow in 1953 of Mossadeq? Jimmy Carter’s lack of leadership support for the Shah in 1979? Is it due to our support of the Saudi royals and other secular Muslim dictators? Or our… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Pakistan
Back in 2011, Joe Biden let America know that the Taliban wasn’t our enemy: Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests. If,… Read more »
Those same sanctimonious claims of righteous indignation were used to elect President Obama, but Obama voters accepted the expansion of Bush’s Drone Warfare as being unavoidable. There was no need to march and call Obama a “Baby Killer; after all, he had already won a Nobel Prize for Peace. No, the Obama Voters remain silent… Read more »
“The terrorists showed us what they do on Sundays,” said Mohammed Jibran Nasir, organizer of the human-chain protest. “Here we are showing them what we do on Sundays. We unite.”
Exactly what’s going on? No sooner does Obama make a speech about restricting the use of drones does he kill again: It took all of six days for President Obama to undermine his own new rules about restricting drone strikes. On Wednesday morning, Pakistani security sources reported that a U.S. drone strike killed four people… Read more »
Barack Obama brushed away what appeared to be tears during his speech in Newtown CT in the aftermath of the massacre. The Washington Post slobbered all over itself slobbering over Obama: President Obama, so often cool and unemotional, struggled to maintain his composure Friday as he addressed a nation reeling from a mass shooting at… Read more »
Obama’s indifference to our troops in the field who actually put their lives on the line is typical of nearly all imperial leaders of history. However we cannot excuse this blatant callousness on the personalities of history;
With an election looming, Barack Obama is politicizing everything under his control- including programs which would best be kept quiet. Drones have become the new plaything for Obama. They offer are seemingly cleaner approach to war. Drones were developed under the Bush administration and expanded under Obama. A recent NY Times article disclosed a surprising amount of information, including one stunner- that it is Obama himself who decides who dies. Our President personally authorizes the assassination of persons believed to be involved in terrorist activities.
Not everyone on the left were fooled into pulling the lever for Obama in 2008, as the anti-war candidate who would end the war(s) and bring our troops home. Yet pull the lever they did when the alternative was John McCain (although if it were Ron Paul in ’08, perhaps the Code Pink vote would have gone to the GOP). Some on the anti-war left read between the lines of Senator Obama’s rhetoric, yet were willing to take a gamble on “hope and change” after 8 years of “Bush’s wars”.
But now that they’ve experienced almost 4 years of an Obama presidency in action, how much has actually changed and how much has stayed the course?
“I think it’s an intelligence failure from all over the world,” -Pakistan’s Prime Minister Gilani, responding to charge that Pakistan secretly knew bin Laden was in Abbottabad. Thomas Ricks quips, But — it happened in your backyard, dude. Or maybe even the frontyard? To be fair, Pakistan has been instrumental in some of the successes… Read more »