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Forget Benghazi and Focus on What Matters

obamaby Ivan Eland

For weeks and months, the foreign policy debate in the United States has focused on the non-issue of whether the Obama administration played politics with the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Although the more important issue should be how to improve the security of diplomatic facilities in Libya, Republican and media focus has been on whether the administration played down the premeditated nature of the attack to look better during the election. In the worst case (and the evidence is mixed here)—that the administration engaged in such spin—so what?

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Obama’s Middle East Cynicism

The U.S. vote against raising the status of Palestine at the United Nations by MJ Rosenberg

The U.S. vote against raising the status of Palestine at the United Nations was a deeply cynical move. It was cynical because there is not a chance that President Obama believes that he did the right thing. It is also cynical because, in the name of friendship for Israel, Obama led Israel closer to the cliff.

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The End of Jewish Power

UN Israel suffered a humiliating defeat at The UN yesterday. The nations of the world stood up and said NO to the Jewish state - NO to Israeli occupation, NO to Israeli human rights abuse, NO to Jewish racism. In effect, they stood up and confessed to serious Zio-fatigue.

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Enemy-Combatant Nonsense at the Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIn an editorial this week entitled, “The Tea Party Goes to War,” the Wall Street Journal takes Republicans Rand Paul and Mike Lee and Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Max Baucus to task for proposing an amendment to the current defense authorization bill that would require the federal government to use the federal-court system established by the Constitution to prosecute accused terrorists.

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Manning takes the stand

US Army Private Bradley Manning is accused of leaking classified documentsby Camille Elhassani

In much anticipated testimony to illustrate his treatment while in custody at Marine Corps Base Quantico, US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning took the stand in a military courtroom in Maryland.

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