Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

Write Your Letters To The Editor

Below is a letter to the editor from Muscatine County Democratic chair, Don Paulsen Forty-seven Republican U.S. Senators, including Iowa’s Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst, have shamefully and illegally tried to sabotage negotiations between the United States and Iran. The … Continue reading

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Joni, Chuck And Their Anti-Iowa Trifecta

Slightly over 60 days in office for one of our senators, a bit under half a century for our other senator. But there doesn’t seem to be a lick of sense between them at the moment. Joni was never elected … Continue reading

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Obama Is The New Godfather?

Somehow I got on the John Bolton email list and one thing I know from the experience is the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations doesn’t care for the way foreign policy is going these days. This guy was … Continue reading

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Syrian Chemical Weapons Removed

(Editor’s Note: While President Obama threatened to bomb Syria over the Aug. 21, 2013 Sarin gas attack that killed over 1,000 Syrians, in the end, the U.S., Russia and more than two dozen nations coordinated the peaceful removal of Syrian … Continue reading

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An Iowan on Syria

Newman Abuissa is an Iowa City resident, an engineer for the Iowa Department of Transportation, and was born in Syria. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen and before the Syrian conflict, he made regular trips to Syria with his family … Continue reading

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An Iowa View of Syria

(UPDATE: Sept. 4, 2013, 3:30 p.m. CDT: A new report from Russia, including a 100-page United Nations report on the chemical attack at Aleppo, Syria, indicates non-standard Syrian chemical weapons used in attack. Russian analysis suggests Syrian rebels may have … Continue reading

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Oh, Hillary

There is no doubt that as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton undid much of the damage to the United States image in the world done by the George W. Bush administration.  Foreign perceptions of our country improved, in part because … Continue reading

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I Am Bradley Manning

I Am Bradley Manning the whole U. S. Calvary is after me they’re treating me like Crazy Horse Red Cloud Sitting Bull all ROLLED into one They got geronimo down in Gitmo sayin Hell NO! I won’t go to your … Continue reading

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Drone Strikes: U.S. Targeted Killings

Airpower enthusiasts claim that drones, or “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs), offer the possibility of quick, clean, and decisive victory in the war on terror. They are easy to deploy, save pilots’ lives, and avoid American casualties. Drones qualify as the … Continue reading

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Iowans Arrested at KC Nuke Plant Protest

(UPDATED July 16, 2013) Iowa Catholic Workers Frank Cordaro, Ed Bloomer, Elton Davis, and Jessica Reznicek were among two dozen people who were arrested Saturday morning for trespassing at the entrance to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s new south Kansas City … Continue reading

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