US to deploy a record level of troops to Israel — will their stay be permanent?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday scuttled a proposal to create a “war tax” to finance the increased troop deployment to Afghanistan, an idea that had come from her closest allies in the Capitol. via Pelosi rejects plan to impose ‘war tax’ for troop increase – washingtonpost.com.
Rachel Maddow took a moment from her busy, busy schedule Wednesday night to mock Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). She did so, because he said something that hits perhaps just a little too close to home for leftists like Maddow who believe in the transformative power of government to fix all our ills.
McConnell had [...]
The Pentagon is gearing up for a significant troop deployment as we near the official announcement tomorrow night of President Obama’s new Afghanistan strategy, which he delivered to his top advisors in a Sunday meeting at the White House.
After all the media hoopla generated by a very public disconnect between Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the [...]