(Unless, of course, he just meant to say that one decade of war is ending and another is starting!)
By Jason Kottke
As Obama said that "a decade of war is now ending" in his inauguration speech, illegal drone strikes continue to kill innocent civilians as "collateral damage" in various countries.
Is This Endless War on Terror The New Normal?
"That timeline suggests that the United States has reached only the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism." Continue
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“All of the blood, sweat and tears that went into producing a Martin Luther King, Jr. generated a brother of such high decency and dignity that you don’t use his prophetic fire for a moment of presidential pageantry."
Cause Death and Destruction From Iraq to Somalia
By Nicolas J.S. Davies
Day after day, U.S. air strikes have conclusively answered the familiar question of 9/11: "Why do they hate us?" Continue
A Time to Break Silence
By Rev. Martin Luther King
By 1967, King had become the country's most prominent opponent of the Vietnam War, and a staunch critic of overall U.S. foreign policy, which he deemed militaristic.
By Glenn Greenwald
". . .One of the best decisions the US ever made was to commemorate King's birthday as a national holiday. He's as close to a prophet as American history offers. But the distance between the veneration expressed for him and the principles he espoused seems to grow every year. When it comes to King's views on US militarism, nothing more potently illustrates that distance than the use of King's holiday to re-inaugurate the 44th president."