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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 8, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2014 - 10:46pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2014 - 10:55pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 8, 2014 - 11:09pm PT
One of the controversial topics that was very constrained in our writing at ThinkProgress in 2009 was Afghanistan.,” he wrote. “CAP had decided not to protest Obama’s surge, so most of our writing on the topic was simply neutral — we weren’t supposed to take a strong stand.”

That was tough for Jilani, a strong opponent of the war. And as congressional opposition to the war increased over time, he found he was able to criticize the White House more directly.

But in 2011, one post went too far.

Jilani had just published a story — “one of the most successful things [he] had ever written at that point” — which indicated troops levels at the end of Obama’s Afghan “surge” would actually be higher than at any point in the George W. Bush administration. And it came complete with a graph, which congressional opponents of the war took into committee hearings on Capitol Hill.

The Obama administration was furious.

“Phone calls from the White House started pouring in,” Jilani claimed, “berating my bosses for being critical of Obama on this policy . . . Soon afterwards all of us ThinkProgress national security bloggers were called into a meeting with CAP senior staff and basically berated for opposing the Afghan war and creating daylight between us and Obama.”

And there was an ethical component to CAP’s compliance with the White House, as well.

“It confused me a lot because on the one hand, CAP was advertising to donors that it opposed the Afghan war,” Jilani noted. “In our ‘Progressive Party,’ the annual fundraising party we do with both Big Name Progressive Donors and corporate lobbyists (in the same room!) we even advertised that we wanted to end the war in Afghanistan.”

“What that meeting with CAP senior staff showed me was that they viewed being closer to Obama and aligning with his policy as more important than demonstrating progressive principle, if that meant breaking with Obama,” Jilani explained.

“Essentially, they were doing the same thing to us RT America is telling its American producers to do now — align with your boss, who is the president of the country.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/07/suffocating-pressure-former-center-for-american-progress-writer-describes-white-house-censorship/#ixzz2vR34VTRE
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 8, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
TGT...if you whine loud enough Bush 2 might run again...
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 8, 2014 - 11:24pm PT
TGT: I rarely comment on this blog, but your last "copy, rob, & post" reads like it was written by space aliens or a 9 year old.

“Essentially, they were doing the same thing to us RT America is telling its American producers to do now — align with your boss, who is the president of the country.”


I know you are capable of better sentence structure and basic grammer.

Please try to post more worthy schist than your previous "copy, rob, & post."

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 8, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
I know you are capable of better sentence structure and basic grammer.

How would you know that since he never uses his own thoughts or words.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 8, 2014 - 11:43pm PT
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Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 9, 2014 - 05:16am PT
Many nations do just fine without controlled borders. Labor ebbs and flows as needed. Drugs would probably need to be legal in all three countries. Everything else could essentially remain as now. Different forms of government, whatev.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 9, 2014 - 10:24am PT
hopenchange!

barry throws israel under the bus driven by palestinian suicide murderers:


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/178252#.Uxx3LoVnTR1


explain, libs, will this make it easier or harder for iran to "wipe israel" off the map? i mean, if they doen't recognize israel as even existing, how will they know where to aim their rockets? and how will the suicide murderers find it? they're not exactly the sharpest scimitars in the desert

what's next, russia doesn't have to recognize ukraine as an independent state? assad doesn't have to recognize his people as people?

i guess it is much easier to allow only one side to dictate terms of a treaty, but can you libs explain how barry's strategy squares with his claim that "no nation has the right to control another nation"?


war is peace; peace is war


winston smith is dead
philo

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Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 9, 2014 - 10:48am PT
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BookWorm, stick to those subjects you have a grasp of. Which should severely limited your posting.

"Palestinian murderers" WTF got bigotry.

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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 9, 2014 - 11:01am PT
On ABC’s This Week, Ted Cruz (R-TX) reiterated the claim that Obama’s foreign policy gave Putin the green light to invade Crimea:
A critical reason for Putin’s aggression has been President Obama’s weakness. That Putin fears no retribution. Their policy has been to alienate and abandon our friends and coddle and appease our enemies. You better believe that Putin sees in Benghazi, four Americans are murdered and nothing happens, no retribution. You better believe that Putin sees that in Syria, Obama draws a red line and ignores it.


http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/03/09/3381271/bushs-defense-secretary-slams-republicans-for-criticizing-obamas-handling-of-crimea-crisis/%E2%80%8B/

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates pushed back on Sunday against conservatives who’ve blamed President Obama’s “weak” foreign policy for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Crimea.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Gates dismissed arguments that Obama’s handling of the conflict in Syria or his efforts to trim the defense budget emboldened Putin, arguing that the Russian president also invaded Georgia during the George W. Bush administration.
“My own view is, after all, Putin invaded Georgia when George W. Bush was president. Nobody ever accused George W. Bush of being weak or unwilling to use military force,” Gates, who served as Defense Secretary for Presidents George W. Bush and Obama said. “So I think Putin is very opportunistic in these arenas. I think that even if — even if we had launched attacks in Syria, even if we weren’t cutting our defense budget — I think Putin saw an opportunity here in Crimea, and he has seized it.” Earlier this week, Gates told the Washington Post that the GOP lawmakers should “tone down” their criticism and “try to be supportive of the president rather than natter at the president.”
Though most Republicans agree with Obama’s policy for handling the Crimean crisis, some conservatives have argued that Obama’s perceived “weakness” on the global stage has given Putin the space to move Russian troops into Crimea. “We have a weak and indecisive president” and that “invites aggression,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said last week. “Putin is playing chess and I think we’re playing marbles,” Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee claimed, adding that Russia is “running circles around us.”
During his appearance, Gates also dismissed criticism of Obama’s weekend vacation. “I’ve seen this happen year after year, president after president. President takes a day or two off and plays golf. Doesn’t matter whether it’s President Obama or the first President Bush going fishing. I think you’ve got to give these guys a little time off, you know, mostly they are working 20 hours a day.”
Gates said he does not believe that “Crimea will slip out of Russia’s hand.” “I think it’s part of a long-term strategy on Putin’s part to create a Russian sphere of influence, a Russian bloc,” he explained. “I don’t think he will stop in Ukraine until there is essentially a pro-Russian government in Ukraine, in Kiev.”

Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2014 - 11:16am PT
Why are all the Right Wingers swooning over Putin?

The Daily Caller (a right wing media site) had a poll, who is a better President, Putin or Obama? And Putin is winning by a mile!

Have they looked into the ramifications of their subversive talk, and the dangerous undermining of our National Security?

Putin is a Far Right Wing Dictator/killer/Head KGB Thug,

Of course all right wingers Love him, that's the kind of leader they want, decisive, controlling, ready to throw any minority under the bus for Political points (gays).

These same people hate a democratically elected president that has to play by the rules and consult with his cabinet and be in agreement with Congress and the SCOTUS

it would so much better to stomp on heads and tell the Country how it will be, YOUR WAY or off to Siberia.

Just more proof the all Right Wingers/Conservatives/Republicans/libertarians are wrong about everything, and their rhetoric is a dangerous path to pursue, basically it approaches treason.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 9, 2014 - 11:35am PT
The soviet people live in their own delusional , poverty - stricken world..Invading another country gives them something to cheer about while their economy circles the drain...Putin is just reading Bush 2's play book...No wonder the repubs love this dictator...
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2014 - 11:57am PT

I miss Bush

Cozgrove
Gym climber

Calabashole

Mar 6, 2014 - 05:33pm PT


One of the only things he ever did well, was trying to open up trails for mountain bikes, nature nazi wouldn't have it, selfish ponytail sh#t birds.

The guy completely f*#ked my retiring early plan, and almost destroyed the country, but oh well, now Obamas printing money so we are doing much better.

I'd vote for Putin, he's running the country anyway.

Please tell us how Putin is running our Country?

He has absolutely done Zero to influence anything going on here, where do you get these crazy ideas???

And why should we intervene in their country?
should we invade? what do you suggest?

Obama is printing money?? isn't that the government's job? Is that the only thing that changed since Bush?

Total Crazy talk, thanks Coz, now we know where your coming from.

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 9, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Mar 9, 2014 - 12:22pm PT
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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 9, 2014 - 12:55pm PT
Well since a Ukranian women was arrested for the feb 23 shooting of her husband here , where she called police to tell them he had shot himself TWICE,
this doesnt bode well for hostility nor smarts eh...


That reminds me,, what is the latest on little flashbang's trail?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 9, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
What the Phuk?

This is pertinent how?
Oh that's right another example of gun violence in Uhmerca.
Nothing to see here, move along.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 9, 2014 - 01:09pm PT
Actually Philo,, this be another prime example of a foreign influence propelling murder rates in the USA.

Not to mention the fact of OBVIOUS sarcasm employed. But do go on..
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