Not Funny

Ken AshfordAfghanistan, Right Wing Punditry/IdiocyLeave a Comment

Mad Magzine goes full wingnut And when I say it is "not funny", I mean it lacks humor.  It's suypposed to be a spoof of Saving Private Ryan, but it's such a stretch (Ryan and Bergdahl sound nothing alike). I haven't really commented on the Bergdahl story, largely because its more bullshit right wingnut outrage.   First of all, we … Read More

It’s Not Over

Ken AshfordAfghanistan, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

CNN: The death of a U.S. Marine in southern Afghan combat has ushered in a grim milestone. Cpl. Taylor J. Baune of Andover, Minnesota, is the 2,000th American to die in Operation Enduring Freedom, the name for what the Bush administration characterized as the "war on terror" after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.  

The Afghanistan Decision

Ken AshfordAfghanistanLeave a Comment

Yesterday, Barack Obama had Michael Moore attacking his Afghanistan troop buildup from the left, in an open letter posted on his Web site ("If you go to West Point tomorrow night … and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, … you will do the worst possible thing you could do…"), and today, as he's … Read More

Fort Hood Shooting

Ken AshfordAfghanistan, CrimeLeave a Comment

I guess everyone will have their own theories about why Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13, and wounding dozens. How much of it had to do with the fact that he was a Muslim? How much of it had to do with the fact that he was taunted as a Muslim? How much of it … Read More