Posts Tagged ‘military’

War Hawks and President Obama, the COST is much too high

Frank Rich in his op-ed today really nailed the Afghanistan myths and the War Hawks deadly foolish desire to send 40-80,00 more troops into a mission and country they clearly don’t understand: McChrystal thinks we might even jolly up those Muslims who historically and openly hate America. “I don’t think much of the Taliban are [...]

Can a government own a newspaper and not exert political influence?

We’re very familiar with civilian publishers and the political slant they force on their staffs. There are many foreign governments, especially in the East who totally control their papers, not ones they own, but all papers. When I was stationed in Korea 1970-71, President Park Chung Hee would not let any Korean papers print a [...]

Could Orwell Have The Last Laugh? – Ignoring Our Bright Future As It Flashes By

William Saletan who writes the Human Nature column for Slate said in a prescient article in NYT’s Sunday Book Review You: The Updated Owner’s Manual, “The most powerful revolutions of our age aren’t happening in Washington, the Muslim world or the global economy. They’re happening in science and technology. At a pace our ancestors couldn’t [...]

Mr. President: When are you going to stop beating your wife?

How did such a smart guy fall for that centuries old question with no safe answer when it was used by the US military and CIA while Obama was deciding whether or not to release some 2,000 detainee torture photos?  I have no way of knowing if this tricky question was used on him before [...]