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New York Post: Biden Ignores Peril of Covid Crackdowns to Democracy

New York Post, December 6, 2021 Biden’s silly summit ignores a real peril to democracy: COVID crackdowns By James Bovard President Joe Biden will seek to boost his sagging approval ratings this week with an international virtual summit whooping up democracy. The Treasury Department will publicize the event by slapping financial sanctions on “individuals who […]

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Bitter Belated Afghan Vindication

Bitter Belated Afghan Vindication by James Bovard November 5, 2021 The 20-year U.S. war in Afghanistan ended with a bang in August as a terrorist attack killed a dozen Marines at the Kabul airport. For almost 20 years, The Future of Freedom Foundation has been one of the few organizations that stalwartly criticized the Afghanistan […]

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Talking Afghan Debacles on Parallax Views Podcast MP3

Back on the Parallax Views podcast to talk foreign policy and D.C. depravity with J.G. Michael. Here is his summary of our hour-long conversation: The Afghanistan Blunder Boogie and D.C. Arrogance w/ Jim Bovard September 1, 2021 On this edition of Parallax Views, U.S. military forces have left Afghanistan after 20 years. But the D.C. […]

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Washington Arrogance is Incurable

Counterpunch, August 27, 2021 Washington Arrogance is Incurable by James Bovard Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Americans are finally recognizing that the federal government lied to them for 20 years about progress in the war in Afghanistan. Many of the most brazen liars have long since collected a pension, joined the board of directors for defense […]

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Afghanistan and the Sham of Democracy Promotion

Libertarian Institute, August 27, 2021 Afghanistan and the Sham of Democracy Promotion by James Bovard Americans finally recognize the military lies that pervaded the success claims of the 20-year war in Afghanistan.  But democracy promotion was an even bigger sham. Afghanistan was Exhibit A for the triumphal crusade to spread freedom and democracy. After the […]

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Kabul’s Collapse and DC’s Incurable Arrogance

Mises Institute, August 18, 2021 Kabul’s Collapse and DC’s Incurable Arrogance by James Bovard After the Taliban captured Kabul far faster than anyone in Washington forecast, secretary of state Tony Blinken went on Sunday morning talk shows and announced that the US mission in Afghanistan had been “successful.” Unfortunately, there will be plenty of robotic civil […]

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