From last night, that's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Cowardly Debater." Did you catch tonight's debate?
I was left wondering why we even bother to have debates. Not only do they refuse to invite all candidates, they also refuse to make the duopoly stick to the questions asked.
Patrick Martin (WSWS) previewed tonight's debate by reviewing Barack:
Obama won the Democratic Party nomination in 2008 over Hillary Clinton in large measure because he positioned himself as the more “antiwar” of the two candidates, in part by repeatedly citing her 2002 vote to authorize George W. Bush’s war of aggression against Iraq. He won the general election over McCain by taking advantage of the massive popular discontent with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Once in office, however, Obama reappointed Bush’s secretary of defense, Robert Gates, selected a former general as his national security adviser, and his “hawkish” former rival Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. He doubled and then tripled the US troop commitment to Afghanistan, while adhering to the withdrawal schedule in Iraq negotiated by the Bush administration.
Last year, Obama played the decisive role in facilitating the NATO war against Libya, which led to the overthrow and murder of Muammar Gaddafi and 50,000 deaths. Now his administration is preparing a similar fate for the Assad regime in Syria, where the US-instigated civil war has already claimed 30,000 lives.
US troops, warplanes and drone missiles are now deployed over a far wider area than under the Bush administration, including the Arabian Peninsula, the Horn of Africa, and much of the Sahara and North Africa, in addition to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
If you haven't already, please go read Ava and C.I.'s "TV: When comedy just isn't funny" -- it's shockingly good.
Also check out the book posts from Rebecca, Kat and Marcia:
"book 'em friday: new barbra bio delivers!"
"William J. Mann's Hello, Gorgeous"
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"