Opposition is mounting to the “Burn a Koran Day” scheduled for September 11th in Florida. General David Petraeus said it could harm our troops, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it unrepresentative of Americans. Attorney General Eric Holder called it “idiotic and dangerous,” and the Vatican has called the planned demonstration “outrageous and grave.”
|By: sharonkelly Wednesday September 8, 2010 1:21 pm|
|By: Chuckie Corra Wednesday September 8, 2010 3:00 am|
Bring on the crazy! Ignorance towards Islam has reached a whole new level. Pastor Terry Jones of Dove World Outreach Center has set the bar to unbelievable heights with his “Qur’an Burning Party” proposal. A threat to National Security here and abroad.
|By: SJGulitti Tuesday September 7, 2010 9:04 pm|
That’s what’s really at issue here and all of the rest of this intellectual gymnastics is both now misplaced, misconstrued and totally misses the point that when freedom of speech or expression crosses over to the reckless, then it need be proscribed for the good of the overall public. While people can certainly continue to discuss the pros and cons of Preacher Jones’ actions, those who chose to do so are blind to the larger issue entwined within all of this and that is the safety of their fellow Americans. The time for the intellectual games has passed and the time for an advocacy of the rational and reasonable as it relates to this issue is now upon us .
|By: Robert Naiman Thursday August 19, 2010 9:10 am|
In pushing for more time for the “surge” to “work,” David Petraeus is doing exactly what he promised he would *not* do in November 2009: ask for more time for the “surge” to “work.” If Mr. Petraeus’ clear statement in November 2009 can not now be trusted, why should Americans trust anything else he has to say about the drawdown?
|By: Rayne Thursday August 19, 2010 9:00 am|
Welcome to Pakistan, kiddies. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
|By: elshizzo Monday August 16, 2010 7:38 pm|
A very interesting interview on Russia Today with contributor Wayne Madsen about General David Petraeus supposedly going against President Obama in the troop withdrawal deadline.
|By: Jim White Monday August 16, 2010 7:25 am|
What better example is needed to highlight the folly of how misguided the US effort in Afghanistan has become than to realize that troops from the same Special Operations Command which is responsible for the night raids that provoke civilian outrage are also attempting to provide primary medical care to the population?
|By: Norman Solomon Monday August 16, 2010 3:33 am|
Hi-ho hi-ho it’s off to media war we go.
|By: Jim White Sunday August 15, 2010 12:59 pm|
In a break from Andrew Card’s 2002 strategy that “you don’t introduce new products in August”, General David Petraeus has kicked off an intensive media blitz today with the express purpose of turning public opinion in favor of a delayed troop withdrawal from Afghanistan rather than an accelerated withdrawal beginning in July 2011.