Category Archives: The Peace of 2008

Nuking Mars

The president is apparently going to skip the moon and take on Mars. New technologies make this far more feasible by cutting the transit time between planets to 39 days. While I’m not necessarily in favor of manned missions (you … Continue reading

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Morning Breakfast

I’m having eggs and bacon and biscuits with toast and coffee. It’s cold outside and dammit, this is the south. There will be new FDA rules to end the days of misleading nutritional information because Obama is just like Bush. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Millstone

Remember this girl’s rant on the creationist Origin of Species? Now she’s asked the right question about the Nobel Peace Prize: The answer, of course, is that option B is already true. Since he took office, Obama has already doubled … Continue reading

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Ending the War on Terror

The Washington Independent ran a piece on John Brennan yesterday. Brennan was a key figure in the August 6, 2001 CIA memo that said Osama bin Laden was “determined to attack inside the United States.” You remember: the one that … Continue reading

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Obama’s Cairo Speech

The president’s trip abroad may have been the most carefully-crafted work of public diplomacy in history. The White House released the text in thirteen languages and across the entire spectrum of new media. After touring the pyramids with Zahi Hawass, … Continue reading

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Yes, He Can

A shocked gasping has gone up the liberal blogosphere this weekend. Obama has betrayed a promise he made to the left. (Except it’s not something he ever promised.) He couldn’t possibly do that…could he? Three words: Yes. He. Can. That … Continue reading

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Obama Makes Peace With Cuba

Barack Obama is a peacemaker. It’s that simple. In one speech he not only opened the door to ending a half-century feud, but made it much harder for despots to say no to him. Here’s the speech: Read the Article … Continue reading

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Weekly World News: Obama in Europe

“None of these challenges can be solved quickly or easily. But all of them demand that we listen to one another and work together; that we focus on our common interests, not on occasional differences; and that we reaffirm our … Continue reading

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Khamenei Responds

Remember I said that Iran’s diplomatic approach would be multi-layered? This is what the top layer looks like: TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader rebuffed President Barack Obama’s overtures Saturday, saying Tehran was still waiting to see concrete changes in … Continue reading

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Peace Breaks Out

The United States has already begun talking to Tehran about the nuclear issue. Actually, to be more specific, Barack Obama has been talking to Iran for almost a year. Foreign Policy has the story: Over the past year, our sources … Continue reading

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Obama’s Speech Tomorrow

Fact: The United States Congress has not declared war since World War II. Korea? A police action. Vietnam? Merely a low-intensity conflict. By the 1980s, all we had instead of Wars were “operations.” The Grenada “operation.” The Panama “operation.” The … Continue reading

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