Tag Archives: Osama bin Laden

What if Bush Had Caught bin Laden?

Of course George W. Bush never actually caught bin Laden. President Obama did. In fact, Bush made it a point to not to capture or kill America’s number one enemy. He went out of his way to avoid going after … Continue reading

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An Eye For an Eye

On Wednesday night, after repeated attempts for clemency, Georgia executed Troy Davis; a man convicted in 1989 of killing an off duty police officer. Up until now I had never heard of Troy Davis but because the evidence against him … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday June 24th Edition

This week president Obama announced his withdrawal plans for the Afghanistan conflict in an address to the nation. 10,000 by Christmas and 33,000 by next summer. Is it enough? Many people don’t think so including members of the Democratic Party. … Continue reading

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War; What is it Good For? Absolutely Profit$

Many apologies to Edwin Starr for co-opting the title of his 1969 classic. When President Dwight David Eisenhower delivered his farewell address to the nation on January 17, 1961, he advocated keeping an established military always ready for action. Eisenhower … Continue reading

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Torture is Patriotism

One of the curiosities noted on this blog in the aftermath of the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden (aside from detailing the media’s penchant for providing the platform) has been the previous administration’s defense of and justification for … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday May 6th Edition

Not much happening this week. Well, there was that bin Laden thing. For only the third time in a century the New York Times physically stopped the presses to publish a new front page notice on the death of Osama … Continue reading

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Whither Thou, Jack Bauer?

It didn’t take long for the conservative right to deflect the conversation away from the President’s victory of eliminating Osama bin Laden. A meme has arisen that the intel for the raid in Abbottabad is a result of ‘enhanced interrogation’ … Continue reading

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