Friday, October 02, 2009

WTimes, Bushes Hail Rev. Moon

By Robert Parry
October 2, 2009

Since journalist John Solomon decamped from the Washington Post to become executive editor of the right-wing Washington Times in 2008, the newspaper has tried to shake its image as a political front for its founder, right-wing South Korean theocrat Sun Myung Moon.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Obama and the Afghan Quagmire

By Ivan Eland
October 1, 2009

Barack Obama does seem to have much better instincts in foreign policy than George W. Bush. But lest that be seen as damning by faint praise, let’s just say that Obama, like the Washington Redskins football team, is moving the ball down the field but needs to get it over the goal line more often.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

US Press Corps Fails Again on Iran

By Robert Parry
September 30, 2009

The U.S. press corps appears to have learned little or nothing from the Iraq debacle as a new crisis looms with Iran.

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Why Afghanistan Really Fell Apart

By Bruce P. Cameron
September 30, 2009

Much of the U.S. conventional wisdom about how the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 led to the rise of the Taliban and the creation of al-Qaeda safe havens before 2001 comes from the popular movie, “Charlie Wilson’s War.” But that represents a dangerous misperception.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

G-20 Protesters Faced New Weapons

By Mike Ferner
September 29, 2009

No longer the stuff of disturbing futuristic fantasies, an arsenal of “crowd control munitions,” including one that reportedly made its debut in the U.S., was deployed with a massive, overpowering police presence in Pittsburgh during last week’s G-20 protests.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Review: Michael Moore's 'Capitalism'

By Lisa Pease
September 28, 2009

Michael Moore’s latest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” is his best, most mature film to date.

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Intelligence Vets Back Torture Probe

By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Memo to President Obama dated September 27, 2009

We write you, Mr. President, as former intelligence professionals to voice strong support for Attorney General Eric Holder’s authorization of a wider investigation into CIA interrogation. We respectfully disagree with the direct appeal to you by seven former CIA directors to quash that wider investigation.

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