Andrew Sullivan is not the only supporter of the invasion of Iraq who has admitted he was wrong and been intellectually honest enough to evaluate why he was so wrong. Rod Dreher, one of the bright and intellectually honest voices on the right, cops to it as well:
Category Archive: Military
Mar 11 2013
Mar 08 2013
Ten years ago this month, the United States invaded Iraq in a war that was sold on the basis of some truly absurd lies. James Fallows, one of the nation’s best journalists and an early opponent of the war, has a review of how we got there and how we’ve suffered for it. For one …
Mar 07 2013
The Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy, headed by Michael De Dora and Ed Beck, has issued a new report called For God and Country: Religious Fundamentalism in the U.S. Military. The report is written by James Parco, a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force, who worked for the National Security Council under …
Mar 06 2013
At its best, satire can reveal truths that have remained obscured, often deliberately so. Such is the case with Andy Borowitz’ column about the real damage that the miniscule cuts in defense spending as part of the sequester deal will do to American policy:
Mar 05 2013
If you’re in Colorado, especially in the Colorado Springs area, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation could use your help. This Friday they’re planning a protest at the Air Force Academy over the academy’s promotion of homophobic and misogynistic websites to their staff. You can get all the details at their website. Here’s the background:
Feb 18 2013
Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced a few days ago that the Pentagon would be offering several important benefits to the same-sex spouses of gay soldiers and the American Family Association — by “family” they mean “we hate gay people” — is calling down the thunder, especially over the terrible thought of a gay …
Feb 14 2013
As reported and anticipated, the Pentagon has announced that it will make some benefits, but not all, available to the married partners of gay soldiers. Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta issued the following statement on the change of policy:
Feb 13 2013
As the Pentagon reportedly prepares to offer some benefits to same-sex couples in the military, this article shows both why such benefits are important and why the Defense of Marriage Act needs to be eliminated, either by Congressional repeal or judicial overturning.
Feb 09 2013
Leon Panetta is on his way out as the Secretary of Defense, but he’s reportedly planning to issue a directive that grants the married same-sex partners of military personnel some benefits, but not all. It’s not clear yet what particular benefits because of DOMA:
Feb 08 2013
Three of the allegedly moderate Republicans in the Senate — John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Kelly Ayotte — are working to make sure not one dollar comes out of the defense budget. Because it will harm our national security, so be afraid, be very afraid.
Feb 01 2013
Phyllis Schlafly is, predictably, throwing a tantrum about the Pentagon’s decision to allow women to serve in combat roles. Among other things, she claims that putting women into more military assignments will cause rape to skyrocket and that “feminist ideology” will wrongly blame the men who commit those rapes:
Feb 01 2013
Bryan Fischer makes utterly moronic arguments every day, but this one may take the cake. It seems that “Big Gay” will be responsible for reinstating the draft and sending your daughters to die in wars because the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will deter so many straight men from joining the military.
Jan 30 2013
One of the most remarkable, and most ignored, stories of the last 12 years has been the astonishing number of military officers in the JAG corps that have stood up against the military tribunals at Gitmo, first under Bush and now under Obama’s modified system. No fewer than five highly decorated officers resigned their commissions …
Jan 28 2013
Mikey Weinstein and Justin Griffith won a big victory over the enemies of church/state separation in the military when they forced the Pentagon to remove the cross from a building at a remote military base in Afghanistan. NBC News picked up on the story and quotes both of them:
Jan 15 2013
Justin Griffith reports that they have resubmitted the application to hold Rock Beyond Belief 2 at Camp Pendleton later this year. The original application was turned down with transparently absurd excuses, all of which have been answered in the resubmission.