In probably one of the worst decisions to come out of Washington since the decision to invade Iraq under President George W Bush, the Senate piled on and passed the bill to ‘train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS’ that easily passed the House yesterday.
What an incredible waste of American resources…and many of [...]
This op ed piece originally appeared in Wednesday’s New York Times and was reprinted this morning in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. I am going to copy it in its entirety here because I think it bears repeating. I hope the NYTimes will understand (the link to their original is above):
An existential struggle is taking [...]
President Obama has talked about his strategy for fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq and of course approached Congress for authorization but more importantly funding. So the House is taking up the topic and considering their vote and they want to get out of town to complete campaigning in their home districts. But there are [...]
This cartoon from David Pope really does sum up the efforts of the United States to “stabilize” the Middle East.
You don’t say… President Barack Obama bluntly acknowledged on Friday that the United States conducted torture in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
“I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong,” he said. “We did a whole lot of things that [...]
Over at BillMoyers.com, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship have an excellent piece on how the Middle East could have been much different if the world’s superpowers had heeded the advice of T.E. Lawrence following World War I.
You may remember the scene when, after dynamiting the Hijaz railway and looting a Turkish supply train, Lawrence [...]
One of my post election predictions is that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on or after November 5, 2104.
It just seems to fit with the current oil trends in the US:
U.S. Crude Oil Exports Hit a 15-Year Monthly High:
The United States exported 268,000 barrels of crude oil a [...]
In their article “Iraq’s implosion could redraw Middle East boundaries“, Reuters goes into a brief explanation of why the insurgents are proving so effective against the million man American trained Iraqi Army. Seems it’s because they are having few problems recruiting disaffected soldiers and officers from Saddam Hussein’s army.
“In fact, the most important [...]
One of my favorite items in the Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the Congress Following the Vote feature. There is always a short description of major bills voted on in Congress the previous week with a breakdown on how the Wisconsin contingent voted…PART TWO!
This past week the US Senate passed a bi-partisan bill 79 [...]