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Would the U.S. pay for Libya’s WMDs?

Conservatives are very concerned about strengthening America’s military while reducing the debt. They are also concerned about threats of terror, sometimes when no threat exists (e.g. Iraq). I became somewhat alarmed when it was reported that Libya has massive amount of weapons of mass destruction. This includes ten tons of mustard gas and sarin contained…

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Libya: What’s wrong with this picture?

America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests. —Henry Kissinger Secretary Hillary Clinton is looking happy and relaxed. The man next to her is Mahmoud Jibril, acting prime minister for the National Transitional Council, the rebel government of Libya formed in opposition to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. It is July 15 in Istanbul, and…

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Democrats could give Obama cover for Libya

“When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”  These are famous and not unexpected words from Richard Nixon in his 1977 interview series with David Frost.   It might be the finest explanation that Nixon could have had to substantiate another of his famous quotes, “I am not a crook.”  No one…

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Deciphering the double-speak of U.S. foreign policy

One of the most crazy-making aspects of political news is having to listen to government double-speak, especially when it involves foreign policy. When the White House, or the State Department, or the military issues a foreign policy statement, I listen for the code words that are hiding the truth of what’s really going on. I…