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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pompeo Signals Return Of The Neocons

He certainly broke with conventional Washington discourse. When the foreign policy establishment of Washington almost unanimously urged President Obama in September 2013 to punish the Syrian government for a chemical gas attack, Trump tweeted, “Do not attack Syria” three times in two days.

March 18, 2018

On The Brink Of A Dangerous Crisis, Iraqis Line Up To Attack Kurds

Iraqi security forces and Iranian-backed militias are preparing to attack Kirkuk in a bid to punish Iraqi Kurds who support independence. The United States must not allow Iraqi Kurds to be slaughtered, nor can it allow a war between anti-ISIS coalition members.

October 17, 2017
military climate change

Trump Brings Back The Bush Era’s Dark Side

Eight years ago, when I wrote a book on the first days of Guantanamo, The Least Worst Place: Guantánamo’s First 100 Days, I assumed that Gitmo would prove a grim anomaly in our history. Today, it seems as if that “detention facility” will have a far longer life than I ever imagined and that it, and everything it represents, will become a true, if grim, legacy of twenty-first-century America.

October 17, 2017
Nikki Haley

6 Lies Driving Trump’s Campaign To Create A Massive Clash With Iran

Pillar and some other CIA analysts believed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction but doubted some of the evidence produced by the White House and advocates of war. Their caution was discarded by CIA director George Tenet who told President George W. Bush that it was “a slam dunk” that declared Iraq had nuclear, chemical and biological weapons capability.

September 12, 2017
General McMaster, Flynn, Russia

Donald Trump And The Agony Of H.R. McMaster

Is H.R. McMaster, the White House national security adviser, on the way out? By some signs, he is: President Donald Trump not only excluded him from a key meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his national security adviser…

May 28, 2017
Donald Trump and the Alt-Right

The Alt-Right Is Furious At Trump For His Foreign Trip

Trump’s Syria strike, while widely praised in the mainstream media, drew significant backlash from the president’s populist base. Now, five weeks later, Trump’s first foreign trip has ushered in a new wave of criticism from his core group of supporters.

May 24, 2017
Air Force One, Trump, Boeing

Trump Prepares For First Overseas Trip, With Anti-Globalism At Bay

The dual developments make Trump’s debut abroad a big test of just what he means by “America first.” While American allies look anxiously for clarification, Trump aides see no disconnect.

May 15, 2017

The Neo-Nazis As Peaceniks

Spencer gained notoriety by riding the coattails of the Trump movement, but the honeymoon has apparently ended. Spencer led chants for most of the rally, while one of his websites,, co-sponsored the protest with The Right Stuff.

May 13, 2017

Cartoon: The Mideast Situation

“It could not be clearer…”

January 5, 2016