We have clear evidence that there may be an ongoing policy of collective punishment and expulsion, war crimes under international and US law, happening in Afghanistan, and itâ€™s time for the House oversight committee to investigate.
I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on Firedoglake or at Rethink Afghanistan. The views expressed below are my own. Something very interesting has been happening with conservatives lately. They’re turning against the war…
Joe Klein urges Obama to play chicken with Congress over the war in Afghanistan.
War is not politics, it is violence â€“ murder â€“ on an enormous scale. It does not lead to democracy, security, or good governance, it leads to anger, humiliation, and above all else, more violence.
A response to Spencer Ackerman's opening gambit on Pakistan diplomacy
The propaganda tour has failed - 6 in 10 Americans want an end to the war in Afghanistan. Will Obama stick to his timeline, or will congress be forced to take drastic measures?
The ability for the United States to project power abroad - to protect its national security interests - is broken.
If President Obama is too weak to preserve our civilian-military order, then Congress is obligated to enforce its constitutional authority over the power of war.
Now is the time to rethink your position on the war in Afghanistan.
According to the New York Times and Congressman Joe Sestak, most people really aren't concerned about the war in Afghanistan. What do you think?