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Category: 9/11

March 7, 2014
Obama's Ukraine Critics Haunted by Bin Laden's Ghost

In the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the conservative echo chamber chants in unison, President Obama has been "weak" and "feckless" and is wearing "mom jeans," which "invites aggression." For the likes of Lindsey Graham, Sarah Palin and most of all John McCain, those are pretty shameless statements to make. After all, when […]

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February 24, 2014
Want a Larger U.S. Military? Then Finally Pay for It

The New York Times reported Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is has proposed cutting the U.S. Army from its wartime peak of 570,000 troops to as few as 440,000. Under pressure from the 2011 sequester and the recently inked Murray-Ryan budget plan, Hagel's blueprint would shrink the active duty Army to its lowest strength […]

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January 11, 2014
George Washington Bridge was a Terror Target

While the digging into Chris Christie's "BridgeGate" is far from over, this much we do know. The Christie administration jeopardized the lives and livelihoods of tens of thousands of New Jersey residents by shutting access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, all in the service of a still to-be-determined political vendetta. But that's not all […]

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October 8, 2013
Will John Boehner Succeed Where Osama Bin Laden Failed?

Al Qaeda chieftain Osama Bin Laden was never shy about the objectives of his jihad against the United States. High on that list was the destruction of the U.S. economy which, he declared in 2004, would be accomplished by "bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy." But even with the economic shock after 9/11, the […]

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May 13, 2013
Benghazi and the Republican Scandal Management Playbook

For Republicans, Benghazi is the scandal that must not die. Despite the testimony by Obama administration officials including Hillary Clinton and the blistering findings of the State Department Accountability Review Board she endorsed, the GOP is determined to bludgeon the current president and the woman who might be his successor. So, the Republicans' talking point […]

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March 23, 2013
Bush Advisor Hadley: Iraq Like 9/11 a "Failure of Imagination"

This week's tenth anniversary of the catastrophic U.S. invasion of Iraq produced perhaps the most bizarre post-mortem in in recent history. While liberal supporters of the war like Ezra Klein and Jonathan Chait lined up to apologize for their error, right-wing cheerleaders like Peggy Noonan and Ross Douthat lamented only that President Bush's calamitous conflict […]

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February 26, 2013
About That Massive Cover-Up

Ever since the tragic attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, "Benghazi" has been the Republican response to almost every question. Despite receiving the report of the State Department's Accountability Review Board (whose recommendations were immediately endorsed by the Obama administration), hearing the testimony of the […]

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December 20, 2012
Benghazi Fallout Recalls 9/11 Resignations

As President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised in September, the State Department Accountability Review Board on Wednesday delivered its report on the Benghazi consulate assault which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The findings are sharply critical of the State Department, calling security at the Libyan outpost "grossly inadequate," a […]

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November 23, 2012
It's Cheney Time on Benghazi

During a heated exchange on the Senate floor back in June 2004, Vice President Dick Cheney famously told Vermont Democrat Pat Leahy, "f**k yourself." Looking back on the episode six years later, Cheney told Fox News that he had no "qualms, second thoughts, or embarrassment" about his Leahy outburst, because "I thought he merited it […]

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September 29, 2012
President and His Allies Opposed Terror Attack Probe

On September 20, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the creation of an independent panel to investigate the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The need for such a probe is clear, given the tragic loss of life, questions surrounding the security breach and […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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