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Campus Media Response: Obama Repeats Bush’s Self-Sacrificial Sins in Afghanistan

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Campus Media Response: Obama Repeats Bush’s Self-Sacrificial Sins in Afghanistan

Is Obama making the same mistakes in war as Bush? The Daily Collegian University of Massachusetts–Amherst Dear Editors, Matthew Robare says that President Obama has not delivered “hope” or “change” in foreign policy, as he promised. Robare is correct: Obama has not distinguished himself from Bush on the war. Obama repeats Bush’s mistake, not because […]

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Condemned By Democracy

Recently in Afghanistan a young man–Parwez Kambakhsh–was arrested, imprisoned, tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death. After the death penalty was announced, demonstrations were held in the streets applauding the verdict and prominent clerics declared that he deserved execution. Kambakhsh was condemned for blasphemy—the crime of holding an idea—against Islam in the Islamic Republic of […]

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Evaluating the War Effort

  Part 1: Enemy Imagine that tomorrow the government confirmed with certainty the deaths of Bin Laden, his generals, and every single Al Qaeda foot soldier. Would that mean that the war on terror was over? Would that be enough to declare the US safe from the threat of another 9/11? Most of us realize […]

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The Backward Strategy of Democracy

This January, the Islamic terrorist organization, Hamas, won the Palestinian elections by a landslide. It now effectively controls Parliament. President Bush responded to the election by complimenting the democratic process. “You see,” he said, in a line quoted by Time Online, “When you give people the vote, give them the chance to express themselves at […]