american foreign policy

American Foreign Policy Oxymorons

Ideas form words, and action follows from ideas. When war is falsely called “defensive” or “humanitarian,” the words provide a vehicle for the public at large to silently (or openly) condone violent, immoral action against other humans.

Two Reasons the War on Terror Will Always Fail

The truth is that the political war hawks in the United States aren’t solely interested in combatting terrorism (an otherwise legitimate concern). They’re also interested in forcefully removing those from power whom they don’t like (whether it means an aggressive war or not). If the two interests align: great. If not, they do their best to brainwash the public in hopes that the blatant hypocrisy of their position doesn’t outshine the international “villain” of choice.

Bush was right on Iraq?!?

There is a little video floating around the internet right now that is just mind-boggling.  It’s a short clip of then-President George W. Bush and his ‘chillingly prophetic’ warning about drawing troops out of Iraq too early.  In it, he references mass killings, fighting al-Qaeda, and having to send US troops back in the future…

Guest Blog: Repeal the AUMF

The Authorization for Use of Military Force was signed in September 2001 as a response to the 9/11 attack. Unfortunately, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the AUMF has morphed into a no-holds-barred sanction for military action anytime, anywhere, any place. Justin Pavoni writes an excellent article on the folly and far-reaching…