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In Our Opinion: Rethinking Priorities: 11/18/2009

Editorial - Daily Hampshire Gazette


Obama Pone En Marcha Un Gran Plan Para Salvar La Economía: 11/02/2009

Antonio Caño - El País

El Gobierno de Barack Obama concretó ayer una vasta operación del salvamento de la economía, con acciones simultáneas en varios frentes y el gasto de sumas que pueden superar los dos billones de dólares, dentro de una estrategia que pretende, al mismo tiempo, resucitar la producción y el consumo para ...


Where The Cia Got It Wrong About The U.S: 10/26/2009

Michael T. Klare - CBS News

Memo to the CIA: You may not be prepared for time-travel, but welcome to 2025 anyway! Your rooms may be a little small, your ability to demand better accommodations may have gone out the window, and the amenities may not be to your taste, but get used to it. It's ...


Three Cheers For The War Dividend: 10/20/2009

Jo Comerford - TomDispatch.com

So you thought the Pentagon was already big enough? Well, what do you know, especially with the price of the American military slated to grow by at least 25% over the next decade?Forget about the butter. It's bad for you anyway. And sheer military power, as well as the money ...


Stuck In Kabul, With Saigon Blues Again: 10/08/2009

Pepe Escobar - Asia Times

Some things never change. It was "only" eight years ago that the George W Bush administration unleashed its mini-shock and awe over Afghanistan to, in theory, smash the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Stuck inside of Kabul with the Saigon blues again, the "overseas contingency operations" of the Barack Obama administration continue ...


Eight Years Of Us War In Afghanistan: The Dollars Add Up: 10/06/2009

National Priorities Project - Common Dreams

WASHINGTON - October 6 - October 7, 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. National Priorities Project (NPP) analyses find that, to date, U.S. military operations in Afghanistan have cost U.S. taxpayers $228 billion, $60.2 billion of which was spent in FY 2009 alone. Monthly costs ...


850 Empty Combat Boots Stand At Attention In Obama's Front Yard: 09/28/2009

American Friends Service Committee - Common Dreams

WASHINGTON - September 28 - Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), a military family organization opposed to war and The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and non-violence, will host the first ever memorial to the U.S. soldiers and Afghan civilians killed since the U.S. invasion ...


Obama Defends Record On Economy: 07/29/2009

Jon Ward - Washington Times

President Obama said during an appearance in North Carolina on Wednesday that the United States may be seeing the "beginning of the end of the recession" as he gave an impassioned defense of his administration's response so far to the economic crisis. Mr. Obama also gave Congress a new deadline ...


National Priorities Project Tallies Cost Of War Through September 30, 2009: 07/16/2009

National Priorities Project - Common Dreams

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - July 16 - Congress has appropriated another $84.8 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the remainder of the 2009 fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009, signed into law by President Obama on June 24, 2009, allocates $45.5 billion for ...


$96 Billion More For War: 05/15/2009

Institute for Public Accuracy - Common Dreams

WASHINGTON - May 15 - The Washington Post reports today, "The House passed a bill yesterday that would provide more than $96 billion in funding for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through Sept. 30, as President Obama had requested, but a bloc of 51 Democrats opposed it. "Democratic opponents ...