Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

CSPAN radio programs regarding US war against Al Qaeda

1. CIA Director Michael Hayden on Challenges For New U.S. Administration:
rtsp://video1.c-span.org/project/ter/ter111308_hayden.rm

Key point: What remains of Al Qaeda still thrives in “most lawless and remote areas” where “rule of law” does not exist. Every major anti US plot identified so far originated in the difficult to reach uncivilized mountainous area along the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. They ally with locals like the Taliban and assist them with their local needs and political agenda.

2. Eric Margolis, Author, "American Raj"
rtsp://video1.c-span.org/project/ter/ter_wj111408_margolis.rm
Key points: US foreign policy continues to empower Al Qaeda by supporting non democratic regimes that do little to help the majority of Muslims …thus giving most Muslims little reason to support US policy or military occupations.

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