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- Since Spill, Feds Have Given 27 Waivers to Oil Companies in Gulf
- Obama’s natural choice of Kagan – by Glenn Greenwald
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Tonight’s Guest is T.J. Buonomo
T.J. Buonomo is the founder of Citizens for a Sovereign and Democratic Iraq and the editor of its online blog. He is a former Military Intelligence Officer, U.S. Army and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Middle East Studies from the U.S. Air Force Academy. T.J. has spent the past 5 years researching the nexus between multinational corporations, markets, and U.S. covert operations in developing countries, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Latin America. His current research focus areas include international trade and its impact on developing nations, the geopolitics of energy, and the history of U.S.-Middle Eastern relations.
In 2002, Thomas “TJ” Buonomo entered the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he majored in Middle Eastern studies and also studied Arabic. When he graduated, TJ cross-commissioned into the Army, believing that being on the ground in the Middle East would be the best use of his knowledge and abilities. Although he supported the war in Afghanistan, TJ had serious misgivings and concerns about what the U.S. was doing in Iraq, and began writing e-mails to fellow officers expressing his views. His chain of command learned about the e-mails, investigated, and determined that his criticism of Vice President Dick Cheney constituted a crime under military law. Rather than court-martial him, the Army discharged him.
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