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Tipping Point: Top Obama Lawyer Mulls Ending Endless War

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In a speech given at Oxford University, Jeh Johnson, a Pentagon lawyer and one of President Obama's top legal advisors asked about an eventual end to its seemingly endless war. This could speed the close of Guantanamo and return some responsibility for fighting terrorism to law enforcement and intelligence agencies, but it's not known how this would affect drone strikes or detentions. Though the end to the US global 'War on Terror' is overdue, the reasons given by Johnson are not admitting it was all a mistake. Instead he suggests the war should end because al Qaeda has been damaged so bad, they no longer exist as we knew them. Unfortunately, the opposite happened when Bush responded to 9/11 with the armed invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. As reported this fall, al Qaeda is stronger than ever with gains made in North Africa, Mali and elsewhere.

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Rachel Maddow covered this story on Friday at the ... by Gustav Wynn on Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 at 10:30:30 AM
What gives you the idea that the MIC will agree to... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 at 7:40:10 PM
This song applies to today with our continued, lia... by Deborah Dills on Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 at 3:23:40 PM
David Swanson: War Is A Lie /watch?feature=play... by Deborah Dills on Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 at 3:48:45 PM
Don't bet on it.  If you glance over the corp... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 at 7:37:57 PM
...there's nothing leading us to believe he would ... by Gustav Wynn on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:09:47 AM
But I do believe that it's all bread and circus, h... by Sister Begonia on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:21:38 PM
I like Maddow because of the way she sets up an is... by Gustav Wynn on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 4:29:51 PM