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Kabul Safer For Children Than London?!

November 22nd, 2010 Comments off

Mark Sedwill, the Nato’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan made some rather peculiar comments, claiming that it is safer for children to grow up in Kabul than in Western cities such as London or New York. Does he seriously mean that?! Obviously he’s one of those individuals who are in Afghanistan to help re-development, but never leave their compound, because they are too afraid…

Cole in Truthdig: “The World Is Safer Without a Republican House”

November 2nd, 2010 Comments off

My column is out at Truthdig is out, entitled “The World Is Safer Without a Republican House”

Excerpt:

‘ Although Congress for the most part leaves foreign policy to the president, it can occasionally intervene pivotally in that arena, as when it shot down Woodrow Wilson’s plan to have the U.S. join the League of Nations. Obama’s hopes for better relations with the Muslim world were based on a renewed U.S.-brokered peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, on direct negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, on gradually bringing the Afghanistan war to an end after an initial troop surge, and on a military withdrawal from Iraq. If the freshman class of 2010 comes into town riding atop elephants, it is likely to contribute to the failure of these policies, some of which were already in trouble, and thus to worsen U.S. security. ‘

Read the whole thing.

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