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This isn’t the hope you were looking for…

Debt, debt, debt…

It seems debt is all the rage in Washington these days, and with good reason. The federal government only stays open on debt, and unless Congress and the President can agree soon, we’ll hit that limit and…well, who knows what will happen next.

Originally, negotiators were looking at a deal to cut deficits by about $2.5 trillion over 10 years.

But as the deadline approaches, Obama has raised the stakes. The goal he is now pushing for — as much as $4.5 trillion in deficit cuts over the coming decade — would require changes both in taxes and in the government’s basic safety-net programs.

“There’s going to be pain involved politically on all sides,” Obama told reporters after the White House meeting. Continue reading

The Pentagon Papers of the Afghan War? Or more smoke than fire?

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Check it at the New York Times here, the Wall Street Journal here, Boing Boing here, and especially here, at Wikileaks.

It may be the “largest intelligence leak in history”.

Here are a few books that you might want to read: Taliban, by Ahmed Rashid, Ghost Wars by Steve Coll, Unholy Wars by John Cooley, and Descent into Chaos, also by Ahmed Rashid.  Will the past prove to be prophetic?

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