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When testimony came from Richard Clarke, he
Inspired White House spokesmen to get snarky,
Because, with words combining bite and bark, he

The American foreign affairs establishment seems finally to have gotten worried about the antics of the Boy Emperor.

On February 3 a law enforcement official working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Des Moines served a subpoena on Drake University seeking records on its student chapter of the National Law

The Bush Administration's apparent motto: "Leave no defense contractor behind."

We're fighting terror in Iraq, Bush says,
So we won't have to fight these guys right here.
Then why the orange alerts and canceled flights

Even moderates who have denounced terrorism fear being seen as US puppets.

"They got whacked and won't try that again," said an unnamed Pentagon official in the wake of the recent deadly confrontation in the Iraqi town of Samarra.

Blogs

The former vice president made a mess after 9/11 by aligning the US with Pakistan and betting on a flawed approach to intelligence-gathering. Now he's trying to claim some credit for Osama's capture.

May 4, 2011

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree launches a petition to push for an exit from Afghanistan.

May 3, 2011

The White House has long used Flickr, the photo-sharing website, to publish images from behind the scenes of government. The new pictures of the bin Laden operation are sure to captivate audiences around the world.

May 3, 2011

Closure. That was the word on people’s lips last night after President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a firefight with US forces in Pakistan.

May 2, 2011

Some call them “Murder, Incorporated.” Others say they're America's counterterrorism ”ace in the hole.” JSOC is the elite Special Ops force that has been at the tip of the spear from Bush to Obama.

May 2, 2011

With Osama bin Laden's death, let us not forget that much remains to be said and done in the name of peace and stability the world over.

May 2, 2011

The Palestinian Islamist group condemned the killing by US forces of Osama bin Laden and mourned him as an “Arab holy warrior.”

May 2, 2011

US says Pakistan was not informed in advance of the raid on Bin Laden's compound.

May 2, 2011

Just after midnight, a senior US official describes the operation that eliminated Al Qaeda's leader.

May 2, 2011

Forget trumping Trump with the long-form birth certificate. President Obama's announcement that he ordered a successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden is likely to yield political benefits for some time to come.

May 2, 2011