Posts Tagged: Iraq War

links for 2008-04-05

Five Myths About Drinking Water : NPR (tags: myth nutrition science health) Another KBR Rape Case Another case of an American woman working in Iraq being attacked by American soldiers. The government has done nothing about other cases, and is trying to cover this one up, too. (tags: misogyny corruption military government)

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What the liberal hawks got wrong

Slate has an interesting series of articles posted by several liberals who supported the Iraq war in its early stages, entitled “Why Did We Get It Wrong?” I applaud their willingness to recognize that they were indeed wrong, but I wonder why they’re not asking the other question — why didn’t they listen to the

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Former Top General in Iraq Faults Bush Administration

From the New York Times (presented to you without comment on my part): WASHINGTON, Oct. 12— In a sweeping indictment of the four-year effort in Iraq, the former top American commander called the Bush administration’s handling of the war incompetent and warned that the United States was “living a nightmare with no end in sight.”

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Iraq Vets Describe Common Civilian Casualties

The Other War: Iraq Vets Bear Witness: “I’ll tell you the point where I really turned,” said Spc. Michael Harmon, 24, a medic from Brooklyn. He served a thirteen-month tour beginning in April 2003 with the 167th Armor Regiment, Fourth Infantry Division, in Al-Rashidiya, a small town near Baghdad. “I go out to the scene

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Bush publishes info on how to build a Nuke

From the New York Times: Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who had said they hoped to “leverage the Internet” to find new evidence of the prewar dangers

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First stages of the Draft are now in motion

If you think it’s not coming, you’re crazy. This guy has been out of the army 13 years… and he’s being called back. David M. Miyasato enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1987, served three years of active duty during the first Gulf War and received an honorable discharge in 1991. He remained on

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Eminem – Mosh Lyrics

From the album Encore See the Video: Real Player, Windows Media [I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the Republic for which it stands One nation under God Indivisible It feels so good to be back..] Scrutinize every word, memorize every line I spit it once, refuel, reenergize,

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Bush Quietly Prepares to Reinstate Draft

The Pentagon is quietly moving to fill draft board vacancies nationwide, in preparation to reinstate the draft after the election next year. A document regarding the move was published on the Defend America website, which is maintained by the government, but when controversy started about it, the page was removed. You can see a copy

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Bush Administration

I predicted that the Bush Administration is trying to figure out where they can try Saddam by putting out trial balloons via the Voice of America on the idea of him being tried in a military or U.S. court system, versus an international court. I was right about that. They’re testing the idea of trying

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Who is Running Our Country?

Garner: Americans Should Beat Chests with Pride: The retired general overseeing Iraq’s postwar reconstruction said on Wednesday that his fellow Americans should beat their chests with pride at having toppled Saddam Hussein (news – web sites) without destroying the country’s assets. (Except for those crappy 5,000-year-old artifacts in the Iraqi National Museum. But who gives

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Bill Clinton on Saddam Hussein and how to handle Iraq

Thank god I’m not the only one who misses Bill Clinton terribly, or the only one who thinks he was a highly-competent leader. I knew there was a good reason why I’ve always loved the British. Excerpt from Clinton’s very popular peech to the Labor Party Conference in Blackpool, England: … I am profoundly grateful

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What a brilliant idea: Bush / Saddam Duel

What a brilliant idea. I can’t see a downside to this. There’s just no way we could lose. An Iraqi vice-president has proposed that Saddam Hussein and George W Bush should fight a duel to settle their differences. “Bush wants to attack the whole [of] Iraq, the army and the infrastructure,” the Iraqi vice-president said.

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Americans For Victory Over Terrorism

There’s a brand-new group, headed by Bill Bennett, called [a href=”http://www.avot.org/”] American’s For Victory Over Terrorism (AVOT). They are targeting “threats” to America, both “external and internal.” Who do they classify as threats? People who don’t support GW Bush’s intentions to invade Iraq. Now, where do I sign up to get on the list of

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