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Tom Hayden :
Are we seeing the ‘dismemberment’ of Iraq?

The other Hayden says Iraq is ‘dead’ and will be replaced by three ‘successor’ states. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2014 Former CIA director Michael Hayden says Iraq is dead, “will not be reconstituted,” and … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Are we seeing the ‘dismemberment’ of Iraq?

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Ed Felien : Jon Stewart, Meet George W. Bush

In defense of the Left,with love to Jon Stewart In trying to appear a moderate, Stewart criticized the right for its attacks on Obama and the left for accusing Bush of being a war criminal and comparing him to Hitler. … finish reading Ed Felien : Jon Stewart, Meet George W. Bush

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The ‘Nation-Building’ Mirage : A Trillion Dollars and Counting

U.S. Marine in Afghanistan. Photo by Goran Tomasevic / Reuters.From anti-terrorism to ‘nation building’:Paying dearly for Bush’s wars By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / May 28, 2010 In October of 2001, President Bush invaded Afghanistan. About a year … finish reading The ‘Nation-Building’ Mirage : A Trillion Dollars and Counting

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Fearful Symmetry : A Tale of Two Presidents

Job losses under two presidents — December, 2007-January, 2010. Chart from Bureau of Labor Statistics / Speaker’s Office / TPM Documents.The red increase in job loss is the climax of Republican White House control. The blue decrease in job loss … finish reading Fearful Symmetry : A Tale of Two Presidents

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Obama’s Change and the Bush Mess : Have We Forgotten to Remember?

Photo montage by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Remembering why we voted for change:The Bush mess and the blame game Eight years of Bush, Cheney, and the cynical political puppetry of Karl Rove, succeeded in driving a deep polarizing wedge … finish reading Obama’s Change and the Bush Mess : Have We Forgotten to Remember?

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Bush to Haiti : You’ve Got to be Kidding!

George Bush and Bill Clinton: a marriage made in Haiti.Back to the scene of the crime:Bush ousted Haiti’s Aristide, blew it with Katrina This is just the last straw for me with the phony baloney bipartisanship fetish. By Larry Piltz … finish reading Bush to Haiti : You’ve Got to be Kidding!

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Dick Cheney : Assassination Nation

Dick Cheney: More tales from the dark side Peter Berger, a security analyst at the American Enterprise Institute thinks that, judging from Congressional reaction, the program must have involved much more than killing some Al Qaeda people. By Sherman DeBrosse … finish reading Dick Cheney : Assassination Nation

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Darth Vader Redux : Cheney and the CIA’s ‘Executive Assassination Ring’

President George W. Bush and George J. Tenet, then director of the CIA, meet at the agency headquarters in 2001, the year the secret program began. Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP / Washington Post.Dick Cheney and the CIA:The … finish reading Darth Vader Redux : Cheney and the CIA’s ‘Executive Assassination Ring’

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U.S. National Debt : Cliffs Notes for Conservatives

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog. With apologies to Cliffs Notes.Cliffs Notes for Conservatives I find it both bewildering and angering when Republican conservatives lambaste President Obama for the present state of indebtedness on America’s balance sheet as … finish reading U.S. National Debt : Cliffs Notes for Conservatives

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Bush Lawyer: Prolonged Indefinite Detention Already Widespread

A flag waves behind the barbed and razor-wire at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Photo by AP.Richard Klingler: ‘the wartime framework underlying [these tactics] have settled well within the mainstream of the American tradition,’ setting the stage for ‘a broader … finish reading Bush Lawyer: Prolonged Indefinite Detention Already Widespread

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Medical Professionals ‘Led the Way’ : The Psychologists of Torture

Licensed psychologist and Army Col. Larry James was the director of Guantanamo’s “Behavioral Science Consultation Team,” which oversaw the use of harsh interrogation techniques widely condemned as torture. Photo by Army Spc. Shanita Simmons / from In These Times.Medical professionals … finish reading Medical Professionals ‘Led the Way’ : The Psychologists of Torture

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Leon Panetta’s CIA : Getting Away With Torture

CIA Director Leon Panetta at his ceremonial swearing-in on Feb. 19, 2009. Photo by Jonathan Ernst / Reuters.Hope Abandoned:Obama Protects CIA Torture Memos By Chris Floyd / April 11, 2009 It was obvious from the moment that Barack Obama appointed … finish reading Leon Panetta’s CIA : Getting Away With Torture

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