Tag: War in Afghanistan

Last Chance to Sign Open Letter to Obama (prominent libertarians, academics, former government officials, liberals, conservatives, etc., already on list) »

If want to add your name to this distinguished list, which includes many people well known to libertarians (see below for the names), you have until Wednesday (5:00 PM Pacific, 8:00 PM Eastern). Just send an email to Kevin Zeese at KBZeese@gmail.com and provide a brief descriptor of what you would like next to...
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Jon Stewart: Obama Launches Unconstitutional “Un”-War in Libya Without Congress »

“The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” —Senator Barack Obama, December 20, 2007 On March 19, 2011, the exact anniversary day of the beginning of the war in Iraq, Barack...
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This Week in The Lighthouse: Obamacare, Renewable Energy, Ground Zero Mosque, Counterinsurgency Strategy »

Time for a pop quiz. What does Alvaro Vargas Llosa think about efforts to block the so-called Ground Zero mosque? What does Ivan Eland think U.S. foreign-policy leaders can learn from the military’s counterinsurgency operations? What does Dominick Armentano think about the prospects of the state lawsuits against Obamacare? What does S. Fred Singer...
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This Week in The Lighthouse: WikiLeaks, Right to Bear Arms, Trillion Dollar Foreign Policy, Venezuela »

This week’s Lighthouse (available online here) touches on the WikiLeaks documents (Ivan Eland), the right to bear arms (Stephen Halbrook), the cost of U.S. foreign policy (Robert Higgs), and Hugo Chavez’s support of terrorists (Alvaro Vargas Llosa). Here are links to the individual items: Lessons from the WikiLeaks Docs Halbrook Lauded for Defense of...
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Michael Steele Gets It Right »

The talking heads on both left and right (notably William Kristol) are dumping on Michael Steele for his recent comments on the Afghan War. He may well be forced out as RNC chair or, at the very least, compelled to apologize for his alleged “gaffe.” It would be a shame if Steele lost his...
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Robert Higgs’s Recent Interview by Libertad Digital (here in English) »

I was interviewed recently by Angel Martin for Libertad Digital, an interesting Spanish website. The interview was posted today. Topics discussed include the recent financial debacle, the current recession, the government’s recent policy actions, and several related, more general subjects, such as “regime uncertainty” and U.S. foreign policy. For those who might be interested...
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General McChrystal’s Admission of Guilt »

Obama’s man in Afghanistan has made an amazing admission of guilt to, dare I say, complicity in officially sanctioned murder. General Stanley McChrystal has said the following: We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat. Now, if the General would take the...
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General Odierno tells the truth... »

. . . and he didn’t even realize it. While much of what we hear from the military bureaucracy about progress in the various wars is simply not true, when Odierno was asked about a change in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, he was caught off guard and a small tidbit of truth...
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The State of Our Affairs: Seven Haiku »

Copenhagen scam Snow in Louisiana Turn up thermostat ________________ Health care reform hoax Splendid investment they say Fog will lift next year ________________ Afghanistan war Soldiers in cold winter fight Widows wearing black ________________ Change you can believe Dark clouds on the horizon Night comes on quickly ________________ Frightened birds take flight False hopes...
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Higgs Is Just a Pessimist »

“Higgs is just a pessimist”—how often I’ve come across expressions of that sentiment during the past twenty-five years! In certain circles, I have become the butt of jokes – some good-natured, some not – by virtue of my alleged pessimism. Okay, maybe I am somewhat pessimistic. My wife, who is confident that she knows more about...
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