Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Look Around

  The US has been at war since 9/11. First Bush, then Obama, now Trump, waging forever war. With all the outrage directed at the Trump Administration’s actions at the border it’s like Americans have developed amnesia about our forever wars … Continue reading

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Special kind of stupid

  Our leaders seem to believe that the American people are a special kind of stupid. The latest propaganda campaign against Iran demonstrates that at this point they’re just going through the motions. As any half-wit could have foreseen, Trump … Continue reading

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The political/economy of empire

  While it’s useful to focus on what we can all do to make things better, going local will only go so far. Entering a presidential election between two deeply unpopular candidates, we are faced with problems that require a national … Continue reading

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“Boy Play”

Thought I’d become inured to “war-on-terror” blowback. Boy was I wrong. In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers … Continue reading

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