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Implications of a Pointless War

By Robert C. Koehler

What does it mean that the New York Times, upon the occasion of President Obama’s announced drawdown of forces in Iraq last week, called our seven and a half years of invasion and occupation of the country “a pointless war”?

The editorial proceeded to do what Obama himself seemed to be under enormous political pressure to avoid: It skewered his predecessor, mildly perhaps, but repeatedly throughout the 645-word editorial: “the war made America less safe,” “it is important not to forget how much damage Mr. Bush caused by misleading Americans,” etc. The editorial even acknowledged an Iraqi death toll: “at least 100,000.”

Why am I underwhelmed — disturbed, even — by this evidence of mainstream disavowal of the disastrous war that had such overwhelming support at its bloody, shock-and-awe onset?

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The Democrats, the Deficit, and Social Security

By Shamus Cooke
Global Research

It’s official: the Democrats are coming after Social Security and Medicare.  How refreshing that all the backroom scheming and political conspiring is finally out in the open.  Before, the corporate elite had been having this conversation in private, via right-wing think tanks and business journals.  Now, mainstream media is promoting these ideas, including the Democrat’s media mouthpiece, The New York Times

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