The revelation that Afghanistan's vice president was caught carrying $52 million in cash last year in a Persian Gulf tax haven (and was allowed to keep it) is only the latest bit of evidence that countless billions of U.S. taxpayer money have been w
The Brandywine Peace Community held a protest on November 27, 2010 at the defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, property in King of Prussia, PA, outside of Philadelphia. About ten protesters attended. This libertarian had some good conversations wi
Afghan President Karzai told a US envoy that the Pakistani government is forcing Taliban fighters to keep fighting coalition forces. Asdd evidence to claims Pakistan is intentionally prolonging the war effort to ensure any future peace settlement res
"The war in Afghanistan is taking place in a netherworld where facts and common sense have no place," Kucinich said. "Elections are fake. Our deadline to withdraw is a fake. Now, we learn that a fake Taliban leader has been leading us to believe that
The death of Dr. David Kelly, a former weapons inspector in Iraq, was “murder” and not suicide, according to a drug expert who spoke with British authorities during the ensuing investigation. Dr. Andrew Watt, quoted prominently in the Saturday e
Police have been urged to start a murder inquiry into Dr David Kelly’s death following further allegations that he did not commit suicide. Officers have been told the government scientist could not have taken an overdose of painkillers.
An independent task force cautioned President Barack Obama on Friday about the high cost of the Afghanistan war and said he should consider a narrow military mission if his December review finds the current strategy is not working. The 25-member t
Obama's agenda belies his rhetoric
Review of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew J. Bacevich
The US is open to the idea of keeping troops in Iraq past a deadline to leave next year if Iraq asks for it, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said. "We'll stand by," Gates said. "We're ready to have that discussion if and when they want to raise i
A judge sentenced a former teenage al Qaeda fighter to 8 more years in custody, bound by a plea agreement that compelled him to ignore a military jury that said he should serve 40 years for war crimes that included the killing of an American soldier.
Iran has already embraced terrorism against Israel and the United States. Via Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas in Gaza, and Fatah on the West Bank, the clerics have repeatedly backed suicide bombers and helped launch thousan
The president of the Council of Foreign Relations is telling President Barack Obama that he needs to drastically scale down his ambitions in Afghanistan. Richard Haass called Afghanistan "very much Barack Obama's war of choice." Haass seemed to be ec
The U.S. will announce hundreds of millions of dollars worth of civilian aid projects for Pakistan in an attempt to demonstrate that Washington has broadened its relationship with the country, away from just anti-terror cooperation to helping the peo
Let's consider a typical example of the nonstop propaganda onslaught that passes for "news" in the land of the free, which is also home to a gloriously free press, the noble, peace-loving United States.
Suspected U.S. missiles hit a house Tuesday in a Pakistani tribal region along the Afghan border where the army has been battling Taliban fighters, intelligence officials said. At least 10 suspected militants were killed, including a possible al-Qaid
Even McChrystal suggested the war is unwinnable - why he was fired