Category Archives: military

Afghanistan was Afghanistan

Sex sells, and Iraq is a rockstar. It has everything a 24 hour news network could ever ask for; political attention, pubic attention, protesters on every side and in every country. It’s acting as a springboard for the much anticipated 2008 Presidential Election and every day hundreds of innocent civilians die in a rainbow of […]

The British 15 and Guantanamo

Now that the 15 British Soldiers have been released by Iran we can focus on similar matters. I’m sure the international community – with the cooperation of the American Government, of course – will waste no time addressing the plight of those in Guantanamo Bay. The 15 captured by Iran had clearly endured a painful […]

When The Troops Come Home

There is an myth out there – perpetuated by long discredited failures – that if the United States pulls out of Iraq, emboldened terrorists will sweep across land and ocean to ruffle our feathers closer to home. That may very well be the case, although many beg to differ, myself included. But whether US forces […]

Harping on the Harped / Forget the Soldiers

Even though I touched on this a few days ago, it still gets under my skin that not only where brave young men and women thrust so needlessly into wars for the sole purpose of satiating the machismo of BushCo, but that they have returned home only to be tossed aside like dirty laundry. The […]

US Generals Threaten To Quit Over Attacking Iran

From The Sunday Times: “There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” a source with close ties to British intelligence said. “There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would […]

Why They Fight

Prior to last weekend few, if any, members of the media were concerned about the status of the soldiers in Iraq or those who had returned from the fighting. There were scant reports about lack of equipment and the needless use of Humvees which only acted as magnets for RPG attacks, but overall these were […]

Watch the Right Hand While The Left One Slaps You in the Face

There’s a lot to be said for honesty. Even when George W. Bush claims he doesn’t understand the tactics of a possible war with Iran, and that it would probably be political anyways. There’s a very good chance that wasn’t quite what he meant at all. Remember, he tends to speak like a shotgun: all […]

“Peace”keepers

Sudan seems adamant to take over the reigns of the AU leadership: “There was a decision made last year [to take over] and nobody has the right to change that,” said Sudanese Foreign Minister Lam Akol. Which is disconcerting, considering the following: Darfur rebels said on Friday they would refuse peace talks and would fight […]

US Military to Target Iranians

According to a Washington Post article today the Bush administration has given the green light for the US military to kill Iranian operatives inside Iraq. To most, what would seem like escalation of the Iran-US conflict, is seen by the White House as a protection of American interests. According to them those interests, chiefly being […]

A Rundown; 01/20/07

843 Iraqi’s have died since Saturday of last week. Today was the third deadliest day for US Forces since the invasion began, with 20 deaths, 13 of them coming in a single Blackhawk helicopter crash. The cost of the Iraq War has ballooned to $8.4 Billion a month, a far cry from the previous $4.4 […]