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Iran and the Cuban Missle Crisis

Joseph PalermoThe unrepentant neo-cons and backbenchers on Mitt Romney’s foreign policy team, such as Dan Senor and Cofer Black, always advise their candidate to attack signs of “weakness” coming from President Obama. The Administration’s announcement of direct talks between the U.S. and Iran should be welcomed as good news by those who don’t wish to see yet another bloodbath in the Middle East but Romney can be counted on to condemn the diplomatic breakthrough as insufficiently hawkish.
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Connolly: Issa's Disclosure of Sensitive Info 'Could Endanger the Lives of U.S. Personnel' in Libya

Good for Rep. Connolly, calling out the wildly irresponsible demagogue Darrell Issa for endangering American lives, exposing sensitive information on our operations in Libya, etc. Isn't that what used to be known as "treason?"Connolly Condemns Chairman Darrell Issa's Dangerous Disclosure of Sensitive Information about U.S. Operations in Libya
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a member of the House Committee on Overs...
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Better Off Than Four Years Ago Because Veteran Benefits Have Been Expanded

Four years ago, President Bush threatened to veto a revision of the GI Bill that would expand veteran benefits.  The bill, which was the most significant revision in 25 years, offered veterans who served for at least three years since 9/11 tuition at a public university, a yearly allowance for fees and books
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Former GOP Senator: Romney 'Would be Disastrous for America’s Service Members, Veterans and Military Families.'

Former Republican Senator Larry Pressler has issued a statement detailing why he plans to vote for President Barack Obama in November. The longtime politician and decorated Vietnam veteran, who voted for Obama in 2008 because of what he viewed as the Republican party’s drift “toward a dangerous path that put extreme party ideology above national interest,” said that the President’s stellar record of treating military families with respect was a major factor in his endorsement:
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Launches Another Witch Hunt

Lt. Colonel Andrew Wood, head of the Special Forces Site Security Team in Libya, is claiming that the State Department denied U.S. forces extra security in Libya in advance of the attack on the Consultate that left several people, including Christopher Stevens, dead. And tomorrow, Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy (who will rebut the accusations of failing to provide security) and a couple of other higher-ups will testify at a Congressional hearing. Not surprisingly, the hearing is being pushed by Chairman, Republican Darrell Issa, a right-wingnut conspiracy theorist and avid hater of Holder and all things Obama.
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You Are Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago Because the Iraq War is Over

Four years ago, Barack Obama, then a U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate, promised that if elected, he would end the war in Iraq.  At its height, there were 170,000 American military personnel in Iraq, and despite the war’s growing unpopularity, in 2008 there were still 140,000 American soldiers fighting in t...
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Gitmo Detainee’s Body Being Held in Secure, Undisclosed Location

Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif had been at Guantanamo for nearly 11 years when he died last month, despite being recommended for release many times. But even in death, his travails aren't over. His body hasn't been sent back to his home country of Yemen, and it's no longer at Gitmo.
It's being held in an undisclosed location.
"Mr. Latif's remains are being handled with the utmost care and respect by medical professionals and are being maintained in an appropriate facility designed to best facilitate preservation," said a Defense Department spokesman, Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale. "His remains are no longer at JTF-Guantanamo Bay."
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Syria Crumbles Under the Weight of War

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those, who in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. –Dante
The world watches as a nation is torn, slow motion, at the seams. Money and geopolitics has caused a feeding frenzy of western nations biting and tearing at Syria, all h...
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Romney Torture Memo Leaked

Cenk Uygur and Ben Mankiewicz discuss on The Young Turks:
"...In one of his first acts, President Obama issued an executive order restricting interrogators to a list of nonabusive tactics approved in the Army Field Manual. Even as he embraced a hawkish approach to other counterterrorism issues — like drone strikes, military commissions, indefinite detention and the Patriot Act — Mr. Obama has stuck to that strict no-torture policy. By contrast, Mr. Romney's advisers have privately urged him to "rescind and replace President Obama's executive order" and permit secret "enhanced interrogation techniques against high-value detainees that are safe, legal and effective in generating intelligence to save American lives," according to an internal Romney campaign memorandum..."
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Romney and the Drumbeats of War

Mitt Romney is inexperienced in foreign policy. Much attention has been paid to his recent verbal blunders, from criticizing English Olympic preparations while visiting London in July, to calling American diplomats’ efforts to deal with hostile crowds in Cairo “disgraceful”. Many presidential candidates are inexperienced in foreign policy, as Barack Obama was in 2008. If Romney is elected president, he would improve at enunciating his policies. More important is to know what those policies would be.
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