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Former Argentine president says Bush told him ‘the best way to revitalize the economy is war.’

“Oliver Stone’s new documentary South of the Border, which interviews several left-wing leaders of Latin American countries, has unearthed a startling new allegation from Argentina’s former president Néstor Kirchner. During his interview with Stone, Kirchner said he once discussed global economic problems with former President George W. Bush. The former Argentine president says that when he suggested a new Marshall Plan, referring to the WW II-era European reconstruction plan, Bush “got angry” and suggested that “the Marshall Plan is a crazy idea of the Democrats.” “

Memorial Day: One Holiday, Two Countries

By Paul Rieckhoff: “For most Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the triumphant return of summer: a trip to the beach and a day off of work – barbecues, beers and bargains. Yet, as most Americans head to the beach or the mall, many veterans and military families will travel to a cemetery. For veterans, there is no day of the year when the civilian-military divide feels greater. On Memorial Day, it feels like we are citizens of two different countries. “


‘You will not be abandoned,’ Obama tells weary Gulf Coast

“President Barack Obama visited oil spill stricken Louisiana Friday, telling coastal residents “you will not be abandoned,” even as BP said it could take all weekend to complete its “top kill” technique aimed at plugging the catastrophic leak in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Gates Solicits Military Input on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal as House Passes Defense Bill

“As the House passed the 2011 defense authorization bill this afternoon containing a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Defense Secretary Gates issued a video statement to the military encouraging servicemembers to tell his Working Group how to “minimize any disruption” to the force when repeal happens.”

Operators of Drones Are Faulted in Afghan Deaths

“In a scathing report released Saturday, the U.S. military said “unprofessional” reporting by drone operators precipitated a strike that killed 23 Afghan civilians.”

GOP Argues Against 9/11 Hero Care

“Saying it might help people who were undeserving, Republican congressmen spoke out against a proposed health care program for rescue workers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”

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