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Jack A. Smith : Obama, China, and the Middle East

Samantha Powers, Susan Rice (“two cats among pigeons”), and President Obama. Photo by Charles Dharapak / AP. Foreign policy pivot?Obama, China, and the Middle East Obama has transferred the brunt of U.S. foreign/military policy away from the Middle East and … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Obama, China, and the Middle East

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Tom Hayden : Can Obama ‘Rein In’ His Presidency?

Obama: Who’s making the call? Image from TomHayden.com. Competing forces at play:Can Obama ‘rein in’ his presidency? Obama often follows a confusing pattern of leaning toward the military’s preference while planning in his private chambers to later change course. By … finish reading Tom Hayden : Can Obama ‘Rein In’ His Presidency?

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Tom Hayden : Is President Taking New Tack on Counterterrorism?

President Obama speaks about his administration’s counter-terrorism policy at the National Defense University in Washington, May 23, 2013. Photo by Larry Downing / Reuters. Obama responding to critics:  Tide turning on counterterrorism secrecy While defending his military policies as constitutional, … finish reading Tom Hayden : Is President Taking New Tack on Counterterrorism?

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Medea Benjamin : Why I spoke Out at Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the political activist group CodePink, is removed by security after speaking out against President Barack Obama during his foreign policy speech Thursday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch  / UPI. Image from Common Dreams. Why I spoke out … finish reading Medea Benjamin : Why I spoke Out at Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech

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Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Continues Immoral Bush Policies

Four more years. Image from NewsOne.Obama embraces fiveimmoral Bush policies “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period… was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” — … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Continues Immoral Bush Policies

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Jack A. Smith : Obama and Romney Differ Little on Foreign Policy

Obama and Romney: Birds of a feather? Caricature by DonkeyHotey.Birds of a feather? Obama and Romney havesimilar views on foreign policy The back and forth between the candidates on international issues is largely about appearance, not substance. By Jack A. … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Obama and Romney Differ Little on Foreign Policy

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Harry Targ : The War on Afghanistan is Our Biggest Fantasy

Image from Reuters.The war on Afghanistan:Our longest war and biggest fantasy Obama’s announcement sounded eerily like the policy of ‘Vietnamization’ which President Nixon put in place in 1969. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 9, 2012 On … finish reading Harry Targ : The War on Afghanistan is Our Biggest Fantasy

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Tom Hayden : Preventing the Coming War with Iran

Image from Antinews.Preventing the coming war with Iran Rational self-interest is not always enough to prevent what Barbara Tuchman has called ‘the march to folly.’ By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | January 17, 2012 Peace and justice activist … finish reading Tom Hayden : Preventing the Coming War with Iran

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Lamar W. Hankins : Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki is Assault on the Constitution

Genghis Khan (R-Mongolia). How much progress have we made? Image from the genghis kahn.An assault on the Constitution:The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki It is hard to see that we have made much progress beyond the world of Genghis Khan nine … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki is Assault on the Constitution

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Tom Hayden : Big Push for Peace in Afghanistan

According to CBS News, 64 percent of Americans think the number of troops in Afghanistan should be decreased.The fight for peace heats up:Will Obama go for substantialAfghanistan troop withdrawal? By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / June 12, 2011 … finish reading Tom Hayden : Big Push for Peace in Afghanistan

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Tom Hayden : Afghanistan and a Reluctant NATO

Cartoon from Florida Times-Union / Netizen News Brief.The Peace Exchange:NATO and the Afghan War By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / January 3, 2010 The White House and Pentagon are lobbying hard for an increased NATO troop commitment for … finish reading Tom Hayden : Afghanistan and a Reluctant NATO

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Tom Hayden : Time to Strip Off the Obama Sticker

Image from Zazzle.com.Obama’s Afghanistan escalation:Latest in a string of disappointments I’ll support Obama down the road against Sarah Palin, Lou Dobbs or any of the pitchfork carriers for the pre-Obama era. But no bumper sticker until the withdrawal strategy is … finish reading Tom Hayden : Time to Strip Off the Obama Sticker

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