Category: Foreign policy

Middle Eastern Chess – Check!

So let me see if I have this straight. Even though there was zero evidence that Iraq was involved in the attacks of September 11, 2001 or that Al-Qaida had any operational presence in Iraq, the US invaded Iraq anyway. This resulted in nearly half a million dead Iraqi’s, close to a million Iraqi orphans […]

June 17 / 2014

No Country for Assad’s Men

On August 31 President Obama revealed to the world that when it comes to executive decision-making he has apparently taken a page from the book used by President Bush. Just as Bush justified interventionism in the economy by proclaiming that he must “abandon free market principles to save the free market” so too does Obama […]

September 02 / 2013
Author Greg Morin
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Breaking Bad

I’m old enough that I now find most entertainment to be fairly derivative and predictable. However the TV series “Breaking Bad” is a welcome exception. If you are not familiar with it but enjoy solidly unpredictable drama you owe it to yourself to look into it. The August 12 episode’s ending left the audience in […]

August 20 / 2012

Mind Your Own Business

Ron Paul is frequently accused of having an “isolationist” foreign policy. The media and the other republican candidates giddily overuse that word (perhaps because it has 5 syllables and they think it makes them sound erudite)…but in the immortal words of Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride), “You keep using that word. I do not think […]

January 02 / 2012
Author Greg Morin
Category Foreign policy
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Worldwide Police State

The Dec 16, 2011 passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was a dark day in American history. In short it (a) expands the “battlefield” of the “war on terror” to the entire planet and (b) it permits the indefinite detention of a suspect (including US citizens) without any appeal rights. Although this Act […]

December 22 / 2011
Author Greg Morin
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