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Tag: George W. Bush
  • America’s foreign policy is the worst of both worlds

    America’s foreign policy under the last two Presidents has been an absolute disaster, and the results of each commander-in-chief’s decisions (or lack thereof) have been virtually the same: Recruiting of anti-American extremists is getting easier, and this is just the beginning.   In late 2002 and early 2003, the world was told by the Bush …

  • Destroyed from the Inside

    I want to say that I think both the way President Bush conducted himself and the way President Obama has conducted himself in the main on those types of decisions hasn’t been different because they were right and because we haven’t had another one of those attacks that cost thousands and thousands of lives. That’s NJ …

  • Is Military Spending Really Being Cut?

    By now you may have heard from neoconservatives that “catastrophic” defense spending cuts will kick in on January 2, 2013. This is completely misleading and ignores the reality of the military budget. There are no scheduled military spending cuts despite the best efforts of the Republican establishment to convince us otherwise. Washington has once again …

  • Why the ‘Loyalty Day’ Declaration Is a Good Thing

    On yesterday’s first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth, President Barack Obama has in one of his more strikingly Bushian moments (of which there are many) declared “Loyalty Day” as a national holiday to be …

  • Obama-era FBI program that detained, tortured Americans uncovered

    Mother Jones’ Nick Baumann uncovers an FBI program that detained and tortured Americans in foreign countries outside U.S. law. Among the Americans caught in this was a teenager: Mohamed is one of a growing number of American Muslims who claim they were captured overseas and questioned in secret at the behest of the United States, …

  • Tortured Inertia

    Originally posted on my personal blog here. Al Jazeera reports that Human Rights Watch (HRW) has asked President Obama to prosecute his predecessor and many prominent members of the Bush Administration for torture of terror suspects in legal limbo at prisons like Guantanamo Bay.  “Instead of looking at isolated cases, Obama should probe those responsible …

  • Bush 2.0: 100 Ways Obama Is Just Like Bush

    If you haven’t already read it, do please check out my list of 100 Ways Barack Obama Is Just Like George W. Bush. It’s been an instant viral hit with over 2000 Facebook likes! Please help me to keep spreading this message, as Americans cannot be exposed to it enough. If you haven’t read it, …

  • With the Nation’s Credit Maxed out, It’s Time to Bring Back the War Protests

    In 2007, while George W. Bush still occupied the White House, tens of thousands stormed the National Mall in protest of the Iraq war. Celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Jane Fonda were among those calling on President Bush to bring our troops home.  Several members of Congress were also on …

  • Afghanistan War now more dangerous for civilians than ever

    How would we feel if our country was occupied by another nation for over a decade in war and then that war became more deadly for our family, friends, and neighbors than ever? That’s exactly what is happening in Afghanistan right now.  “The first half of this year was the deadliest six months for civilians …

  • A Southern Avenger Update

    We’ve had a dearth of Southern Avenger videos on the YAL blog of late, which I am remedying now.  Here’s Jack Hunter’s two most recent videos, the first on Obama’s “out-bushing Bush” and the second on the (hopefully ending) era of 9/11 foreign policy.  Read the text of both videos and catch up on his …