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John Bolton’s Next Gigs   Recently updated !

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So long, John Bolton. He’ll be welcomed on TV and opinion pages for the rest of his life as one of the “reasonable war criminals.”

I’m not going to miss the mustache. It’s hard to draw an expressive mouth with that thing blocking it.

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Mike Pompeo’s Pretext Rejects

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Watching the same dopes in the media and politics who fell for the Iraq War runup do it again for this administration’s even more obvious warmongering is infuriating.

We instigated a coup and installed a monarchy in Iran when they democratically elected a dude who wouldn’t give us free oil forever. They (and no one) should take our word at face value.

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The Side Effects of Diplomacy

The Side Effects of DiplomacyThere’s finally a nuclear agreement with Iran, and of course it’s not going over so well with the warmonger set. The only alternative to this deal is another war. Anyone who says otherwise is either lying or incredibly dumb.

To claim a better deal was possible is to ignore that China and Russia exist and wouldn’t let sanctions last indefinitely. Unfortunately, saber-rattling makes for better GOP stump speeches than the practicalities of international relations.

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Grand Old Pen Pals

Grand Old Pen PalsI don’t think Senator Tom Cotton’s open letter to Iran was treasonous; it was dumb. And unfortunately for the US and the rest of the world, being dumb isn’t treason. It’s practically a requirement for anyone who wants to court the Tea Party caucus.

It’s spring (or so I’ve heard from under all of the record-breaking snow) and the miserable slog towards another election has sprung. And if the apoplectic reactions from both sides regarding Hillary Clinton’s Rube Goldberg-esque email practices are any indication, it’s going to be an insufferable year and a half.

Unless the 47 Senate Republicans get their way and start another war, then I can wait out 2016 from a fallout shelter.

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America at War: With Bill O’Reilly

America at War: With Bill O'ReillyBill O’Reilly was caught in a lie. No, not that one. Or that one. Or the whole sexual harassment loofah thing. This is not really news. Brian Williams being a fabulist was a little more surprising, but not really. Network and cable news are pretty much infotainment anchored by narcissists.

Meanwhile, there’s been no comeuppance for the liars that got us into the Iraq War. In fact, many of the same warmongers are itching to get us into another war with Iran. And Benjamin Netanyahu is more than willing to give them an assist with this week’s bizarre address to Congress.

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