Posts Tagged: War On Terror
President Obama praised the CIA for its role in killing Osama bin Laden, but we should not be so quick to hail a shadowy agency hell-bent on shielding its actions from public scrutiny.
And here's the saddest thing: the Bush administration's most extreme ideas when it comes to Global War On Terror are now the humdrum norm of Obama administration policies -- and hardly anyone thinks it's worth a comment.
If, as 2011 begins, you want to peer into the future, enter my time machine, strap yourself in, and head for the past, that laboratory for all developments of our moment and beyond.
Who is a terrorist and what is terrorism is often in the eye of the beholder.
When the American tanks had completed their task breaking down the gates of the Art Museum, the first person to reach the main gallery, which was filled with hundreds of paintings by contemporary artists, was - unfortunately - a thief.
When you look at me, you can't mistake the fact that I'm of a certain age. But just for a moment, think of me as nine years old.
Sometimes it's the little things in the big stories that catch your eye.
Afghanistan is a crossroads of civilizations and an almost bewilderingly complicated place.
Yes, it would be funny if it weren't so grim. After all, when it comes to squandering money and resources in strange and distant places (or even here at home), you can count on the practitioners of American-style war to be wildly over the top.
United States President Barack Obama will try this week to underline his progress in extricating the US from the morass his predecessor's "war on terror" in the Greater Middle East.