From: Guernica Magazine <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM
Subject: Obama's Drones, Blood Without Guts, and Zombies
Why should the nation fight in a war the president doesn't really believe in? In a new interview, retired Colonel Andrew Bacevich rips U.S. policy. "Is there evidence that the U.S. presence in Afghanistan has contributed to the stability of Pakistan? No. Is there evidence that the U.S. presence in Afghanistan is contributing to instability in Pakistan? Yes, a mountain of evidence." Author and filmmaker Tariq Ali agrees. In a live conversation with Guernica's Joel Whitney, Ali says that from stepped up drone attacks, to backsliding on torture and the Afghan surge, Obama has doubled down on Bush's bets. Plus, Jay Baron Nicorvo on the summer that turned him away from manual labor, and gave birth to the writer within. Zombie fiction by Roxane Gay; poetry by Bob Holman and Lisabeth Burton; and art by Chris Payne. And don't forget to join Guernica on October 14 for an evening filled with food, drinks, music, readings, auctions, celebrities, honorees, and more fun than should be allowed at a benefit.
Michael Archer, Joel Whitney, & the Guernica staff
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