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Obama II Has a Rare Opportunity to Forge Mideast Peace | Daoud Kuttab, The Huffington Post

A real possibility exists for a Middle East peace in President Obama’s second term. Palestinians and Arabs are ready to make major concessions and the Israelis know that time is not on their side if they still want a democratic state with a Jewish majority. The world had an exaggerated expectation of America’s first African American president in terms of ...

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Obama’s Wars, Ver. 2 | Counterpunch

by MEDEA BENJAMIN Foreign policy played a minor role in a presidential election that focused on jobs, jobs, jobs. But like it or not, the United States is part of a global community in turmoil, and U.S. policies often help fuel that turmoil. The peace movement, decimated during the first Obama term because so many people were unwilling to be ...

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The New Political Map of the Middle East | Counterpunch

by PATRICK COCKBURN President Obama is lucky in his opponents, particularly when it comes to explaining why America’s influence is waning in the Middle East. The issue was hardly mentioned in the election, aside from a botched attempt by Mitt Romney to blame the administration for the death of Chris Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya, and for the burning ...

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A-bomb survivors press Obama for disarmament | The Japan Times Online

HIROSHIMA / NAGASAKI — Survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have called on U.S. President Barack Obama, fresh from his re-election, to do more to eradicate nuclear weapons. When Obama was running for president four years ago he vowed to devote himself to nuclear disarmament, but hibakusha have expressed frustration that he has not delivered on ...

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Obama Bombs Yemen Hours After Winning Reelection | Antiwar.com

Not even a full day had passed before newly reelected President Obama ordered another drone strike in Yemen. A U.S. drone strike targeted a group of al-Qaida militants on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday night, killing at least three terrorists, government officials said. For more on this story, visit: Obama Bombs Yemen Hours After Winning Reelection ...

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Obama and Romney not that different on national security, foreign policy | McClatchy

By Matthew Schofield | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — After a campaign that’s been about jobs, jobs and more jobs, the next president will be faced with a world full of problems that have little to do with improving the American economy. These are issues that often bear a geographic name: Afghanistan, Benghazi, Iran, Syria, Israel, or with out-thinking and overcoming ...

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Romney’s Cold War Ponzi Scheme | Robert Scheer, Truthdig

Poor President Obama, as Colin Powell pointed out in endorsing him Thursday, clearly holds what should be a winning hand in the war-on-terror game, and yet Mitt Romney and his neocon speechwriters won’t cut him any slack. Suddenly it’s not Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida that matter, but rather the military threat from Red China that is killing us with ...

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Tell Romney and Obama to give up Afghanistan war | United For Peace and Justice

United for Peace and Justice writes that “even the New York Times has reversed its position of over 11 years and editorialized for withdrawal from Afghanistan now.” The crowd at the Republican National Convention cheered for immediate withdrawal when Clint Eastwood and Senator Rand Paul proposed it. The U.K. and other allies are speeding up their withdrawal plans. A strong ...

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Is the Afghan Surge Really Over? | FAIR Blog

Misleading media reports today are announcing the end of the U.S. troop surge in Afghanistan. It’s important to understand that the troop reductions are only part of the total troop surge that happened under Obama. As FAIR noted last year (Media Advisory, 6/23/11) there were two major increases in the number of U.S. troops in 2009: When Obama took office ...

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Obama not keeping fracking promise | Earthjustice

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama promised that drilling and fracking for natural gas would happen “without putting the health and safety of our citizens at risk.” Oil and gas companies are trying to get Obama to go back on his word. On April 17, the Environmental Protection Agency is set to finalize regulations that would reduce ...

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