With a wiser and less duplicitous administration, the U.S. could have left Afghanistan in 2002.
There can be no question about the historic importance of 9/11 and how it changed the course of America. There's an enormous amount to be learned and remembered but there can be a thin line between exploring those events and exploiting the horror of that day just for ratings or other less than altruistic agendas.
November 27, 2009 Dear Journal, I can't believe Brett Favre came back for another season. They're not even going to make the playoffs. Wish someone payed me $20 million to waste their fucking time for 4 months out of the year....
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In one sentence, the strategic narrative of the United States in the 21st century is that we want to become the strongest competitor and most influential player in a deeply inter-connected global system, which requires that we invest less in defense and more in sustainable prosperity and the tools of effective global engagement.
Sometimes, in the course of history, the actions of ordinary citizens spark movements for change because they speak to a longing for freedom that has built up for years. In America, think of the defiance of those patriots in Boston who refused to pay taxes to a King, or the dignity of Rosa Parks as she sat courageously in her seat. So it was in Tunisia,
Most of the Rightwing are confused over Libya. They don't know how to respond to the way the President has responded. Let's be honest: Gaddafi's not exactly your Hosni Mubarak. I mean, he doesn't walk around in a tailored...
We knew that if we wanted -- if we waited one more day, Benghazi, a city nearly the size of Charlotte, could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.
I am not here to discuss costs, nor the legality of the current actions taken by President Obama, however, I will discuss the moral argument towards the end of my post. I myself have not yet decided where I stand on this issue or no, I'm just presenting an argument.
OK,  Congress is mad at the President. I get it. They're mad because he didn't ask them for their permission to join two other permanent members of the UN Security Council in effecting a no-fly zone over Libya in...

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