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‘You literally caused the Iraq War’: Internet rips Judith Miller for blaming war deaths on Chelsea Manning

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Fox News contributor Judith Miller raised eyebrows Tuesday after criticizing President Barack Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence.

The Obama administration announced it would commute Manning’s 35-year sentence, meaning the former U.S. Army soldier will only serve five more months in jail. Manning was convicted in July 2013 under the espionage act after leaking classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.

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Miller, the self-proclaimed “First Amendment activist” whose reporting on nonexistent weapons of mass destruction for the New York Times served to legitimize the Bush Administration’s push for the Iraq War, railed against President Obama’s commutation.

Miller, of course, is the same person who cited unnamed Bush administration officials, as well as disgraced Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi, in her 2002 reporting on Iraq’s (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction stockpile. Senior Bush administration officials, including Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Donald Rumsfeld, all cited Miller’s New York Times reporting to rally public support for the war.

Considering Miller’s inaccurate reporting on weapons of mass destruction played such a pivotal role in selling the Iraq War to the American people, internet users were quick to point out her blatant hypocrisy:

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Original ‘Star Trek’ star blasts Trump — and his supporters: ‘A particularly heinous moment in American history’

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As a genre, science fiction offers a vision of the future. But that vision is filtered through the present and the past. The way that a given science fiction story negotiates those tensions is one of the factors that separates the truly great from those stories which are middling, common, and forgettable.

Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek", which debuted on American television in 1966, endures because his hopeful vision of a future human society that had survived and matured beyond war, racism, sexism, bigotry, famine, greed, nationalism, environmental destruction, and other anti-social behavior, inspires its audience to be their best selves.

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Critics of sweeping policy changes always make one huge mistake: Robert Reich

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In last Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg charged that Senator Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals would cost $50 trillion. Holy Indiana.

Larry Summers, formerly chief White House economic advisor for Barack Obama, puts the price tag at $60 trillion. “We are in a kind of new era of radical proposal,” he told CNN.

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Bernie Sanders campaign accepts apology from MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews: ‘We got to get past it’

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MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Monday apologized to the Bernie Sanders campaign after comparing his dominance in the first three states of the 2020 presidential nomination to the fall of France to the Nazis in World War II.

Sanders senior advisor Chuck Rocha was asked on Fox News for response.

"Look, we all get hot and say things in the moment, I'm glad Chris apologized," Rocha said. "We got to move on and get past it, I'm glad he said what he had to say, I'm tired of folks on Twitter fighting with each other, it's time to win this election."

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