Will Iraq Join the Union? Which State Would It Emulate?

President Barack Obama isn’t ruling out any potential responses to escalating violence in Iraq. We have been monitoring the situation on the ground there, he said Thursday in the shortest press conference ever. Read more »

TheWeekholeView – Finally the News about Who Won in Iraq Is Coming Out and Yes, It’s Patriotic

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Syria – Big U.S. Foreign Policy News

Syria has become big news. Days ago, right before his birthday, the U.S. President Barack Obama authorized secret support for the forces opposing the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad. This week, the U.S.... Read more »

How Memorial Day Has Become the Day of the Jobless

Day in and day out, media of all types deliver the same message: war is a global business the United States dominates. This Memorial Day extravaganza was punctuated by stories about killing... Read more »

Detainees at Afghanistan’s largest U.S.-built prison chose to stay in and watch Mad Men rather than make their escape through the open doors, according to a new Pentagon report.

 The U.S. spent $60 million to construct a state of the art prison able to house 2000 Afghani detainees. This is the U.S. Army’s response to the current situation where detainees at... Read more »

Mahmood Swings. The Past Is the Future for Israel and Iran

The past several months, and even years, have brought a lot of talk about how an Israeli attack on Iran’s incipient nuclear capabilities will bring catastrophe to the Middle East. There are... Read more »

REUTERS: Witness: Reflecting on Iraq as U.S. Troops Withdraw

BAGHDAD – As the last U.S. troops prepare to leave their country, many Iraqis are remembering the U.S.-led invasion and wondering what the future holds for them after the soldiers go home.... Read more »

About a Man’s Chutzpah

Some have it, like it, and use it. Some don’t need to use it. There are those who don’t know how to use it, though consider training. Few, though their numbers have... Read more »