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Remember Curveball?

Let’s go back in history. Let’s go back to those dark days of 2001 and 2002. These were days after an airliner crashed in Pennsylvania, an airliner crashed into the Pentagon and, of course, the twin towers fell. America wanted revenge. We wanted blood. Sure, the attacks were launched from Afghanistan but as Donald Rumsfeld said, there aren’t any good targets in Afghanistan. So, the administration decided to go after a long-time nemesis, Iraq. The administration decided that we needed overwhelming evidence that Iraq was not only a threat to its neighbors but a threat to us, here in America. They

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New Pentagon Report: No Iraq – Al Qaeda links (updated)

It seems that everyone knows this now except for our president and vice president.  They continue to suggest (and, in Cheney’s case, outright state) that there were links between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein. [display_podcast] I guess I could’ve titled this post, “What is Old is New Again.” (I originally posted the above paragraphs back in 2007.) One of my commenters has made a full throated defense of our invasion of Iraq. I think that everybody’s entitled to their opinion. Everybody is not entitled to their own facts. We did not invade Iraq based on Saddam Hussein’s violations of UN sanctions.

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What's going on – Tuesday Night News Roundup

Tuesday Night News Roundup I watched portions of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s confirmation hearing. From what I saw, I thought she performed well. I thought she reflected Obama’s foreign-policy positions extremely well. Senator David Vitter from Louisiana, connected with prostitution both in Washington, DC and in Louisiana, began a lengthy discussion about the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation. Republicans are worried about a conflict of interest. No, seriously. It couldn’t be that Republicans are enjoying the fact that they can kick around Bill Clinton again. Instead, they’re worried about ethics. A few names just popped into my head – Blackwater, Halliburton, Representative

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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