US Senate Resolution 159, Honoring the Military and Intelligence Community

  On Tuesday May 3rd,  2011, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution to honor the efforts of the military and intelligence community for their work in finding and killing Osama bin Laden, as well as their work in the war on terror in general. This document provides an official view of how these events will probably be interpreted in future history texts. Full text of the resolution is below:   112TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION SENATE RESOLUTION.#159 Honoring the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the…

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Was Obama Three Weeks Late in Libya?

President Obama Libya Speech March 2011

The military action is Libya is creating nonstop headlines. The general consensus seems to be that it was the right move. Qadhafi was slaughtering his own people, and the US lead by France and other NATO countries stepped in to stop the slaughter. In a recent speech President Obama also called for the Libyan leader to step down or be removed. Republicans like the action that has been taken, but from all corners of the talkosphere from Bill O’Reilly to John McCain, the talking points memo seems to be that…

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Obama the nice guy

Mr Obama is a too nice?  One of the criticisms I hear very often from his right wing detractors is that Obama is not tough enough, or doesn’t take a strong enough stance against America’s enemies and competitors.  Dick Cheney has harped on this concept since the campaign for the 2008 election. We all know the saying about nice guys finish last. But does that really mean that the only way to get things done is to be harsh and cruel?  If so, I understand why those right wingers cling…

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