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Archive for the 'Iraq' Category

Sixteen Months Ago, Barack Obama Promised That American Troops Would Be Out Of Iraq Today

by @ Friday, May 21st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Iraq, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

How’s that Hope and Change workin’ out for ya ?

Report: Bush Administration Knowingly Detained Innocent Men At Gitmo

The Times of London is out with a new report that purports to establish that the Bush Administration kept men at Guantanamo Bay whom it new to be innocent: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared […]

Collateral Death: Video Shows U.S. Forces Killing Reuters Reporters

by @ Tuesday, April 6th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iraq, War On Terror

This is disturbing to say the least: WASHINGTON — The Web site WikiLeaks.org released a graphic video on Monday showing an American helicopter shooting and killing a Reuters photographer and driver in a July 2007 attack in Baghdad. A senior American military official confirmed that the video was authentic. Reuters had long pressed for the […]

Republican Congressmen: Most Of Us Now Think Iraq War Was A Mistake

by @ Friday, March 19th, 2010. Filed under Congress, Foreign Affairs, Iraq, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

An interesting exchange between occurred today between Congressman Tom McClintock and Congressman Dana Rohrbacher during the Cato Institute’s forum Escalate or Withdraw? Conservatives and the War in Afghanistan: Rohrbacher: “I will say that the decision to go in, in retrospect, almost all of us think that was a horrible mistake. …Now that we know that […]

Sarah Palin: Time To Crack Down On “Iraq” To A Prevent Nuclear Iran

by @ Thursday, November 19th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Iraq, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sarah Palin

Picture Of The Day

by @ Thursday, October 8th, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs, Iraq, Politics

Sometimes when you’re surfing for the news, you see a photo that just makes you stop: Story: A family photo that shows a little girl beside her father and his fellow soldiers in uniform as they prepare to go to war has resonated well beyond the tight knit Bennethum clan. Four-year-old Paige Bennethum really, really […]

Ron Paul: Trade, Not Bombs

by @ Tuesday, October 6th, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Iraq, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

What if tomorrow morning you woke up to headlines that yet another Chinese drone bombing on US soil killed several dozen ranchers in a rural community while they were sleeping? That a drone aircraft had come across the Canadian border in the middle of the night and carried out the latest of many attacks? What […]

Iraqi Shoe Thrower Says He Was Tortured In Jail

by @ Tuesday, September 15th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iraq

Muntadhar al-Zeidi is out of jail and talking: BAGHDAD — The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush was released Tuesday after nine months in prison and in a defiant address, he accused Iraqi security forces of torturing him with beatings, whippings and electric shocks. Muntadhar al-Zeidi, whose stunning act […]

Iraqi Shoe Thrower Released From Jail

by @ Tuesday, September 15th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iraq

The guy who threw a shoe at President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki has been released from jail: BAGHDAD — The man who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush here nearly a year ago in a brazen act that turned the little-known Iraqi journalist into a hero for many in the Arab […]

U.S. Out Of Iraq

by @ Friday, September 4th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iraq, Politics

Only a few days after calling for a major disengagement from Afghanistan, George Will is out with a new column arguing that the United States should accelerate it’s withdrawal from Iraq: Since U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq’s cities, two months have passed, and so has the illusion that Iraq is smoothly transitioning to a normality […]

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