Hold Fast

A Blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Hold Fast - a blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Entries Tagged as 'Afghanistan'

“Fuck War”

May 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

I don’t read Wonkette much, but this sign-off post by 23 year-old Riley Waggaman announcing the ending of his tenure as an author there is one of the most principled pieces of writing I’ve read in just about any corner of the internet. Here are some excerpts: I’m twenty-three. Can anyone even begin to count […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Iraq

Haley Barbour: Reduce troops in Afghanistan

March 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

Originally posted at AMERICAblog Elections: The Right’s Field David Dayen finds something you won’t see every day: a conservative Republican expressing doubt about the US mission in Afghanistan. In this case, it’s Haley Barbour: (Barbour) also said that the U.S. should consider reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan. “I think we need to look […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Republicans

Our Lives & Probably Our Kids’ Lives

September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

General David Petraeus, as quoted in a book by Bob Woodward, being released in fall 2010: Woodward quotes Petraeus as saying, “You have to recognize also that I don’t think you win this war. I think you keep fighting. It’s a little bit like Iraq, actually. . . . Yes, there has been enormous progress […]

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Tags: Afghanistan

At War

July 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

Reading Glenn Greenwald’s latest posts on the war in Afghanistan and the bizarre place the rule of law currently stands in America (viz. no longer existing in a meaningful form), I can’t help but think that Hunter S. Thompson was 100% right and utterly prescient when he wrote this on the morning of September 12th, […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Rule of Law · Terrorism

McChrystal vs Obama

June 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

While I agree with Chris Bowers that Gen. Stanley McChrystal cannot be afforded any special treatment because he is a General when it comes to disrespecting and undermining his superiors, I also agree with Jim White that McChrystal should be getting called back to Washington to undergo a serious re-evaluation of our policies in Afghanistan […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Barack Obama