The debate about Hersh’s revelations reveals more than his article

Summary: The Hersh affair continues to pay rich dividends of insights about our past and present. Today we look at the best analysis to date of Hersh's revelations, and what it tells us about America's politics.  {1st of 2 posts today.}   Contents The first good analysis of Hersh. Our tribalism. How do we get … Continue reading The debate about Hersh’s revelations reveals more than his article

The day after Hersh: rebuttals & more evidence about the bin Laden hit

Summary: On Sunday the London Review of Books published Hersh's article trashing Obama's story about the raid to kill bin Laden. The next day told us much about America, with the reflexive denials by government officials, their support by the government's fanboys, and the rapid arrival of more evidence supporting Hersh's analysis.  {1st of 2 … Continue reading The day after Hersh: rebuttals & more evidence about the bin Laden hit

The most useful news story of 2015: the truth about the bin Laden hit

Summary: Seymour Hersh's new article about the bin Laden hit is important. Most political news provides entertainment for the outer party but makes no difference in their lives. But sometimes we get a teachable moment that rips aside the narrative fed to us by government officials and journalists, revealing truths that can inspire us to … Continue reading The most useful news story of 2015: the truth about the bin Laden hit

A book explaining the secrets behind the Obama surge into Afghanistan

Summary:   People say that there will be powerful books written explaining the behind-the-scenes Washington dynamics of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Better than anything by Robert "court stenographer" Woodward.  You need not wait. They're already in print, must-reads for anyone attempting to understand our situation. Here's an excerpt from one of the many fine books, written … Continue reading A book explaining the secrets behind the Obama surge into Afghanistan

Another step towards war with Iran?

Summary:  The Bush Administration has authorized covert offensives against Iran, taking another step towards war.  Or so we are told.  Again.  The Bush Administration and US military officers have long waged a campaign of words against Iran, firing salvos of heated rhetoric.  But the Left has done its part to fan fears with waves of rumors during … Continue reading Another step towards war with Iran?