Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul heckle Cheney, Rumsfeld, call them war criminals at CPAC

Via John Grooms at Atlanta’s Creative Loafing:

Yesterday at CPAC, the big conservative conference in D.C., Ron Paul supporters and other libertarians in the crowd spoiled a sweet Bush-era reunion by launching a shouting match and protest action. First, Donald Rumsfeld was brought onstage, where CPAC was to present him with, unbelievable as it sounds, its “Defender Of The Constitution” award.

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Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul and one time possible Reform Party candidate Donald Trump clash at CPAC

Maggie Haberman at Politico (excerpts):

The real-estate mogul with a genius for self-promotion gave the most-acclaimed — and most colorful — speech at the conservative gathering this afternoon, from the moment he took the stage to the song “Money, Money, Money.”

With no visible sense of irony, he slammed libertarian Ron Paul as a losing hopeful who can’t capture the brass ring and got booed by some for it, said our current president came ‘out of nowhere,” and quoted a business magazine’s story about what a terrific entrepreneur he himself is.

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Ralph Nader: ‘Bush At Large’

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

George W. Bush is on a roll—a money roll with a $7 million advance for his book Decision Points and a rehabilitation roll to paint his war crimes as justifiable mass-slaughter and torture.

His carefully chosen interviewers—NBC’s Matt Lauer and Oprah Winfrey—agreed to a safe pre-taping to avoid demonstrations and tough questions.… Read more ...

David Franke: ‘Fun on Election Day’

Posted by David Franke at LewRockwell.com blog:

I don’t look at voting as a patriotic duty, or as having any intrinsic importance (there isn’t a worthless Fed note’s difference between the major parties). Rather, I look at it as a form of self-expression; whenever possible, you try to give a finger to the incumbent crooks.… Read more ...

A Libertarian’s Declaration of Independence from the Republican Party

The Myth of the Two-Party System by Casey Given at Students for Liberty, UC Berkeley, quoted at Poli-Tea:

Perhaps I’m just blind, but I fail to distinguish any semblance of dissimilarity between Republicans and Democrats in modern politics. On the federal level, both parties have supported foreign interventionism in Iraq and Afghanistan, massive bailouts via the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), violations of our civil liberties via the PATRIOT Act, and secretive prisons overseas such as Guantanamo Bay.

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Thomas Sipos: ‘Libertarian candidates must earn votes from libertarians’

Thomas Sipos writes at Libertarian Peacenik (excerpt):

The socialist Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Richard Castaldo, advocates the following positions on his home page:

1. Defund all wars of imperialism, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

2. Single-payer not-for-profit healthcare.

3. Abolish corporate “personhood.” Rights belong to human beings, not corporations.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: ‘Anti-war liberals should vote Libertarian to stop all wars’

BURNET, Texas (Oct. 27) -Anyone who opposes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has a clear choice in this election. They should vote Libertarian said R. Lee Wrights, a potential candidate for the 2012 Libertarian presidential nomination.

“Anti-war liberals who supported President Obama in 2008 should know by now that he’s not going to end America’s foreign wars,” Wrights said.… Read more ...

Jake Towne campaign: ‘Remembering 9/11’

Sent via facebook on 9/11/10 from the Campaign of Jake Towne, independent libertarian for US House (PA-15):

Today is the ninth anniversary of a tragic day in American history. For all the turmoil, mourning, and strife, not much has come from the invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent occupation of Iraq.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins on what lies beneath Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” Speech

OnTheWilderSide:

Howie Hawkins

from Green Party New York

Obama’s speech affirmed popular slogans: bring the troops home and focus on jobs and economic recovery at home. But it was as disingenuous as Bush’s weapons of mass destruction excuse for starting the Iraq war in the first place.

The reality is quite different from what Obama said.… Read more ...

Green Party comments on Obama’s speech

On August 31, 2010 President Obama addressed the nation on the topic of the War in Iraq. On September 1st, the Green Party of the United States used the occasion to comment, and to request funds, in an e-mail mailing to donors:

Don’t Turn the Page on Iraq – Return the Book

Last night [Tuesday, August 31, 2010], President Obama said that it is “time to turn the page” on the occupation of Iraq. 

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Darryl Perry: ‘The “War is Over”, Except it Isn’t & Never Will Be’

By Darryl W. Perry
Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee

Politico reports that on August 18, 2010 President Obama said, “we are keeping the promise I made when I began my campaign for the presidency. By the end of this month we will have removed 100,000 troops from Iraq and our combat mission will [end].”

Except that 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq and 30,000 troops will be added to Afghanistan, bringing to nearly 100,000 the number of combat troops in Afghanistan.… Read more ...

WikiLeaks Servers To Be Hosted By Pirate Party

(excerpt from) Information Week
WikiLeaks Servers To Be Hosted By Pirate Party

by Antone Gonsalves
August 18, 2010

Julian Assange’s organization will received free hosting and bandwidth from a Swedish political party that advocates copyright reform and abolishing the patent system.

Sweden’s Pirate Party has agreed to host several new servers of WikiLeaks, an international group denounced by the U.S.

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