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Afghan War Cost Grips Both Parties: 11/30/2009

Farrah Stockman - Boston Globe

WASHINGTON - A day before he is scheduled to announce a new strategy in Afghanistan, President Obama is under increasing pressure to explain how his administration intends to pay the rising costs of military operations in Afghanistan, which average about $3.6 billion per month.

Pointless War Is Draining Funds, Risking Security: 11/20/2009

Tom Vrabel - Buffalo News

We often hear in American political rhetoric that the war in Iraq is unjust, but that Afghanistan is the "good war." It is important that we, as a nation, become aware that this is a false claim and that the war in Afghanistan has detrimental effects on Afghan civilian populations.

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 -

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 ...