Afghanistan: Quagmire scenario gets closer to reality

With President Barack Obama’s official consent to a troop surge in Afghanistan, the White House spin doctors did their best to reassure a war-weary American public that this war won’t devolve into another Vietnam fiasco. Continue reading

Obama 2011 Coup Game Lists Malkin, Beck, Limbaugh as Patriots

“A new online computer game attempts to capitalize on the current strain of right-wing paranoia and activism, embodied by Glenn Beck’s televised blustering and the Tea Party protests, by allowing players to inhabit a world of the near-future that represents a conservative nightmare,” writes Eric Sorensen for The Huffington Post. Continue reading

Obama’s Do Nothing Presidency Heading For Disaster / Despite Nobel Prize

As Obama continues to equivocate and lose the political capital he gained with his election and mandate of change on January 20th ~ I am struck by the sheer audacity of his do nothing presidency as well as his cavalier approach to an illegal Afghanistan occupation which is destined for a humiliating defeat, despite winning a now tainted Nobel Peace prize: Continue reading

The Afghan quagmire

The death of eight American soldiers in a Taliban attack in Kamdesh District in Afghanistan’s north-eastern Nuristan province on October 3 could expedite the planned withdrawal of US-led coalition forces. Continue reading

Pentagon to Obama: Send more troops or lose war in Afghanistan

The stage has been set for the Obama administration to announce another major escalation of the war in Afghanistan, amid warnings that the Taliban insurgency has to be stemmed over the next 12 to 18 months to avoid the risk of a humiliating US defeat. Continue reading