Posted on Jun 05, 2014

Conservatives Have a New King of Bergdahl Hypocrites: Joe Scarborough

Posted in Politics

The past several days have brought out the absolute worst in flip-flopping hypocrisy over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, tirelessly chronicled by the likes of Majority FM producer Matt Binder and our own Bob Cesca, as conservatives went from wailing about forgotten hero Bowe Bergdahl to having him shot against a wall with President Obummer. On Thursday morning, though, Joe Scarborough became the One Ring to Rule Them...

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

The Killing of Trayvon Martin Was Vastly Different from the Killing of Al-Awlaki’s Son. Obviously.

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No matter how you examine Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki's death, there's simply no comparison with the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of a neighborhood-watch vigilante named George Zimmerman. Anyone who conflates these two deaths is either desperate for traffic or simply ignorant of the circumstances of each incident....

Posted on Mar 26, 2013

Greenwald: ‘Drone Apologists’ and ‘Democratic Partisans’ Are Racists

Posted in Foreign Policy

Glenn Greenwald’s ongoing crusade against anyone who dares to see nuance in the debate over targeted killings and the war on terrorism has risen to a not-so-surprising new level. Namely, Americans who oppose targeted killings of American citizens on American soil today, but who once supported the targeted killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki, are racists. Furthermore, Greenwald made it perfectly clear yesterday that if anyone sees civil liberties and war...

Posted on Jun 13, 2012

A Reality Check in the Progressive Civil War

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By Bob Cesca: There’s a “cold” civil war among progressives that’s always existed, but it’s been rapidly heating up since the earliest days of the 2008 campaign. The most visible front of this feud is taking place between prominent bloggers, on Twitter and, well, right here on The Daily Banter. I’ve written about this topicextensivelyovertheyears, and on more than one occasion I’ve been caught up in the middle of...

Posted on Jun 04, 2012

Obama Embraced Redefinition of ‘Civilian’ in Drone Wars

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By Chris Woods: Two US reports published on May 29th provide significant insights into President Obama’s personal and controversial role in the escalating covert US drone war in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. In a major extract from Daniel Klaidman’s forthcoming book Kill Or Capture, the author reveals extensive details of how secret US drone strikes have evolved under Obama – and how the president knew of civilian casualties from...

Posted on Mar 28, 2012

Debating Greenwald and The Murkiness of War

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By Bob Cesca: Andrew Sullivan and Glenn Greenwald appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday and the issue of the president’s targeted predator drone killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki came up. Naturally, since it’s one of his pet topics, Glenn Greenwald spoke against the assassination, while Sullivan and Maher spoke in support of it. Greenwald’s ongoing defense of Al-Awlaki is based on the fact that the al-Qaeda operative...