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Marc Estrin : GWOT Love

Dedication ceremony for the Vermont Global War on Terror Memorial on Veterans Day, 2010, at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt. Photo by Alison Redlich / AP.GWOT LOVE By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / November … finish reading Marc Estrin : GWOT Love

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Imprisonment Without Trial : The American Way?

Image from the ACLU.When we fail our own ideals:The unconstitutional practiceOf indefinite detention By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 21, 2010 When our forefathers created this great nation, one of the ills they desperately wanted to correct … finish reading Imprisonment Without Trial : The American Way?

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Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

Portrait of a non-person. Image from girloftomorrow.Dred Scott redux:Enemy combatants denied legal standing …once again, 144 years after the Civil War, we have established as the law of the land and the policy of the United States government that whole … finish reading Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

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John Ross : Days of Dementia in Obamalandia

The Zhu Zhu virtual hamster: Dementia in Obamalandia. Photo by Rex Larsen / The Grand Rapids Press.On the loose in Obamalandia:Days of Dementia (‘Is the war over yet?’) Yes, Baracko, the economy is booming again for Chinese-made mechanical hamsters but … finish reading John Ross : Days of Dementia in Obamalandia

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Engelhardt: For America, War Is Peace

Graphic: Source.Is America Hooked on War?By Tom Engelhardt / September 17, 2009 “War is peace” was one of the memorable slogans on the facade of the Ministry of Truth, Minitrue in “Newspeak,” the language invented by George Orwell in 1948 … finish reading Engelhardt: For America, War Is Peace

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B. Lee: ‘Let Us Not Become the Evil We Deplore’

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The Forgotten War: Bringing Only More Despair

A huge explosion in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Tuesday left mounds of rubble. At least 41 people were known dead. Photo: Allauddin Khan/Associated Press.Bombing Deepens Despair in a Stricken Afghan CityBy Taimoor Shah / August 26, 2009 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — This … finish reading The Forgotten War: Bringing Only More Despair

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Extraordinary Rendition: Not Yet Obsolete

Lebanese man is target of first rendition under Obama Contractor Raymond Azar is arrested in Afghanistan, hooded, stripped and flown to the U.S. His alleged crime? Bribery. A human rights activist calls the case ‘bizarre.’ By Bob Drogin / August … finish reading Extraordinary Rendition: Not Yet Obsolete

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BushCo: It Was Worse Than We Thought

Bush Admin. Worse Than Our NightmaresBy Juan Cole / August 21, 2009 It was worse. Back in the bad old days of Bush’s corrupt gang, we on the left were pilloried for suggesting that the administration was manipulating terrorism-related news … finish reading BushCo: It Was Worse Than We Thought

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Another Terrorist Attack May Put the Military in Charge

The Joint Chiefs of Staff photographed in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gold Room, more commonly known as The Tank, in the Pentagon on December 14, 2001. DoD photo by Mamie Burke.Power Shifts in Plan for Capital CalamityBy Eric Lichtblau … finish reading Another Terrorist Attack May Put the Military in Charge

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One Small Consequence of the War of Terror

Tanveer Ahmad with Shanise Farrar, his American wife, at Six Flags Great Adventure. Photo: Shanise Farrar.Piecing Together an Immigrant’s Life the U.S. Refused to SeeBy Nina Bernstein / July 5, 2009 When the 43-year-old man died in a New Jersey … finish reading One Small Consequence of the War of Terror

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Another ‘Mistake’ in Amerikkka’s War of Terror

Abu Zubaida pictured shortly after he was captured in Pakistan. He appears to be bloodied and on some type of stretcher. Source: ABC News.CIA Mistaken on ‘High-Value’ Detainee, Document ShowsBy Peter Finn and Julie Tate / June 16, 2009 An … finish reading Another ‘Mistake’ in Amerikkka’s War of Terror

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