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9/11 and My Pariah Decade

Mises Institute, September 6, 2021 Remember When Conservatives “Canceled” Anyone against the War on Terror? I Do. by James Bovard Life in American changed twenty years ago after the 9/11 attacks. Many Americans became enraged at anyone who did not swear allegiance to President George W. Bush’s antiterrorism crusade. Anyone who denied “they hate us […]

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U.S. Foreign Policy Perpetual Perfidy

U.S. Foreign Policy Perpetual Perfidy by James Bovard February 24, 2020 The Washington establishment was aghast in October when Donald Trump appeared to approve a Turkish invasion of northern Syria. The United States was seen as abandoning the Kurds, some of whom had assisted the United States in the fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups. […]

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Democratic Debate Night #1 – Cheers and Jeers

#DemocraticDebate Rep. @TulsiGabbard did superbly on the Iran question – dignified, incisive, and far smarter than other pols or most of the American media — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 27, 2019 #DemDebate Rep. @TulsiGabbard great answer on Afghanistan & debunking another candidate's BS on 9/11 — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 27, 2019 [email protected] calls for […]

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On the Eve of an Iranian War Catastrophe?

For most of the advocates of bombing Iran, their only "combat experience" consisted of having their lunch money stolen in elementary school. — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 21, 2019 I've been writing about lying politicians & government boondoggles for 35+ years. And I don't trust politicians simply because they want to start warring – the […]

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Warring as Lying Throughout American History

As the Trump administration lurches (wobbles?) towards war with Iran, it is worth recalling how prior U.S. wars  were permeated by official falsehoods. Bombs don’t make politicians trustworthy.  Instead, warring and lying are practically two sides of the same coin. Here’s a couple book reviews I did on books dealing with foreign policy perfidy and […]

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John McCain’s Disastrous Militaristic Legacy

Future of Freedom Foundation John McCain’s Disastrous Militaristic Legacy by James Bovard When Sen. John McCain passed away in August, he was lauded far and wide for his long career of public service. Rep. John Lewis, the famous civil-rights activist, hailed McCain as a “warrior for peace.” In reality, McCain embodied a toxic mix of […]

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