Humanitarian bombing

Posted by Michael Dolan on September 21, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Most people trace the origin of “humanitarian bombing” to the war in Kosovo in 1999.  It was well articulated by Václav Havel: “I believe that during intervention of NATO in Kosovo there is an element nobody can question: the air attacks, the bombs, are not caused by a material interest. Their character is exclusively humanitarian: […]

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Let Slip the Metaphors of War

Posted by Michael Dolan on September 12, 2013 in Uncategorized |

When president Obama declared his intention to bomb Syria, he made it clear the Bashar Assad government had engaged in an important act that forced him to react. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing […]

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Bush wacky

Posted by Michael Dolan on June 24, 2012 in Uncategorized |

We are talking about the “Bush tax cuts” now because the law that created them expires at the end of the year.  While a long and complicated law, it generally decreases taxes on wealthier people in certain circumstances. The law we are operating under is called the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation […]

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