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The Rumsfeld Principle

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On April 30, 2015
If we apply the brilliance of Donald Rumsfeld to Baltimore, it’s clear that the violence is an acceptable first step toward the people of that city finally becoming free of police oppression. And since it’s Rumsfeld, where’s the Bill Kristol column nodding in approval? From April 11, 2003: U.S. forces should not be blamed for […]

The ISIS Conundrum

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On September 17, 2014

Lance Mannion has a very thoughtful essay on the difficulties of being a liberal trying to figure out what to do about ISIS. Read it. I agree with it. I have no idea what to do either. Nothing is prob

Iraq #slatepitch

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On June 13, 2014
Reihan Salam argues that the U.S. should never have withdrawn its troops from Iraq. The next few days (weeks?) are going to be insane. Can we make a running list of writers to never take seriously again after they claim the U.S. should send troops to Iraq or attack Obama for withdrawing those troops? Share
This week’s WPR column considers the rhetoric of war against Iran: The case for attacking Iran relies overwhelmingly on the concept of uncertainty. We don’t know if the Iranians want to build a bomb, or whether they can build a bomb, or when they might be able to build a bomb. Even if they build […]
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