I'm trying to absorb the news in the NYT today that "NATO" helicopters (probably Army Apaches) shot up a group of children who were picking up firewood near a forward operating base that was under fire by insurgents using a mortar. This FOB was in
I haven't felt the need to weigh into the recent "he said, she said" war of words between President Hamid Karzai and General David Petraeus. But I am amused with Matt Yglesias's comment on the topic. I don’t really get this.
[media id=17338] [H/t Heather] It's hard sometime to believe the blithering, fact-free idiocy that passes for Beltway wisdom these days. Take Da
I really thought the day of the Neocon was over when most people admitted what a screw-up the Iraq war had been, from start to almost-finish. But her
The consequences of neglecting Afghanistan and the resurgent Taliban are apparent. NYTimes: A well-coordinated assassination attempt on President H
It means being thrown in a jail cell and possibly sentenced to death. [media id=14881]-WMP [media id=14882]-QT (transcript) Jack: Wolf, things are
Exit Strategy? Walter in Denver Just a reminder: Even justified foreign interventions can have unintended long term consequences. Catching U.S. o