Tag: Afghanistan

We need to answer those calls in Afghanistan – with special guest Stephen Miles from Win Without War

We need to answer those calls in Afghanistan – with special guest Stephen Miles from Win Without War

Stephen Miles on Twitter: @SPMiles42 Win Without War on Twitter: @WinWithoutWar Win Without War’s website: WinWithoutWar.org One thing that the US doesn't lack in terms of what's needed to #EvacuateAfghans is money. Just a quick glance at the latest @SIGARHQ report reveals that as of a month ago we had more than $4 billion in appropriated but unspent funds for […]

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UPDATED: President Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan, live speech tonight at 7:30 Eastern

UPDATED: President Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan, live speech tonight at 7:30 Eastern

While we’re on the subject of foreign policy…

President Obama left Andrews Air Force base just after midnight last night and arrived at the Bagram airbase just outside of Kabul, Afghanistan at 10:20 p.m. local time in a surprise visit to the war-torn country. During his visit, he is expected to sign a strategic partnership agreement shortly with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

He will make a live televised speech to the American people tonight just after 7:30 p.m. Eastern from Bagram airbase.

Presidents Obama and Karzai will reportedly sign…

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Defense Sec. Panetta announces draw down of troops in Afghanistan – prepare for liberal and conservative backlash

Can’t win for losin’… Well, this certainly seems like good news: The United States and NATO will seek to end their combat mission in Afghanistan next year and shift to a role of providing support and training to Afghan security forces, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Wednesday. U.S. military commanders had said in recent weeks they would begin a […]

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19th Century-vintage Islamophobe Terry Jones incites riots in Afghanistan, 21 people killed

19th Century-vintage Islamophobe Terry Jones incites riots in Afghanistan, 21 people killed

On March 20th, Islamophobe and 19th Century throwback, “Pastor” Terry Jones, held a mock trial where he put the Koran on trial, found it guilty and then burned it with video cameras rolling. It was part of something they called “International Judge the Koran Day” which, apparently took place only in the sad little backwater community in Gainesville, Florida where […]

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Sen. McConnell: Let’s use Stimulus money to pay for war!

Honestly, is it GOP Amateur Hour in Congress? Okay, dumb question. We know that it is. When you’ve got blusterfucks like John Boehner (R-TanFast), the animatronic talking mannequin, as the spokesperson for the House Republicans and idiots like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman regularly spewing their Crazy TalkTM on the public airwaves, that’s not really in dispute is it? But […]

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Why it’s different when President Obama says it

Why it’s different when President Obama says it

I’ve heard so many people claiming everything they’re hearing from President Obama about the justifications for his plans in Afghanistan is simply repackaged rhetoric from George W. Bush. Allow me to say this: bullshit. During the period of time that Barack Obama was making his decision on the way forward in Afghanistan, he consulted with many people, many experts from […]

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Meghan McCain has some military advice for Pres. Obama

Meghan McCain has some military advice for Pres. Obama

25-year old Meghan McCain has some military advice for President Obama: Expand the war in Afghanistan. Her advice comes from solid military experience. She has a brother that was in the military. Her advice comes to him in an essay on the Daily Beast called “My Anger At Obama”. I’m actually not sure why she titled it that way. She […]

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