Posts Tagged ‘Iraq War’

A Draft Idea

Filed under: Media | Pundits | War — by Will Kirkland 08/25/2009 @ 12:07:05 PM
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Bob Herbert writes great columns about many things, almost always centered on the suffering of others, whether black men in prison, the homeless on the streets or the soldiers in … [Keep reading >>]

Blackwater’s Eric Prince Accused of Christian Supremacy and Murder

Filed under: Iraq | Middle East | War — by Will Kirkland 08/4/2009 @ 8:15:51 PM
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Holy Smokes!

A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Cited Gog and Magog as Reason for Iraq Invasion

Filed under: Iraq | War — by Will Kirkland 05/26/2009 @ 8:06:37 PM
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From Clive Hamilton at Counterpunch.

In 2003 while lobbying leaders to put together the Coalition of the Willing, President Bush spoke to France’s President Jacques Chirac. Bush wove a story about … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Was Guided by Biblical Quotations

Filed under: Bush Administration | War — by Will Kirkland 05/18/2009 @ 8:00:16 AM
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Update: Read William Rivers Pitt on why Cheney has gone on the offensive — because he too fears what is on the unreleased tapes. Seymour Hersh spoke publicly about … [Keep reading >>]

Berkeley High School Students And Questions About War

An award winning film about U.S. soldiers confronting their unexpected and wrenching feelings about shooting Iraqis and testimony from an Iraqi man whose 2 year old son’s hearing was destroyed … [Keep reading >>]

Inquiry on Graft in Iraq Focuses on U.S. Officers

Filed under: Corruption | War — by Will Kirkland 02/14/2009 @ 10:16:20 PM
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“Federal authorities examining the early, chaotic days of the $125 billion American-led effort to rebuild Iraq have significantly broadened their inquiry to include senior American military officers who oversaw the … [Keep reading >>]

Mill Valley Community Council Meeting Alert

Filed under: Action! — by Ruth Friend 06/15/2008 @ 9:21:12 PM
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Dear Residents of Mill Valley,


The City Council of Mill Valley is meeting Monday, 7:30pm at the Council’s chambers at City Hall to hear the … [Keep reading >>]

Not Your Daddy’s War Stories

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 06/3/2008 @ 8:13:49 PM
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Jun 2 – Dozens of veterans from the U.S. occupation of Iraq converged in this west coast city over the weekend to share stories of atrocities being committed daily in … [Keep reading >>]

More GI Refusals

Filed under: Opposition | War — by Will Kirkland 05/16/2008 @ 10:02:37 PM
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“Matthis Chiroux is the kind of young American U.S. military recruiters love.

“I was from a poor, white family from the south, and I did badly in school,” the now 24-year-old … [Keep reading >>]

The Propaganda Pentagon

Filed under: Bush Administration | War — by Will Kirkland 05/15/2008 @ 4:06:45 PM
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Joseph Galloway of McClatchy news was not one of the water carriers for the the Pentagon propaganda campaign carried out in disguise as Military Analysts for the major TV news. … [Keep reading >>]

McCain: Bring the Troops Home. Oh, never mind….

Filed under: Iraq | Presidential 2008 | War — by Will Kirkland 04/29/2008 @ 8:15:02 AM
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In January of 2005 — oh such a long time ago — John McCain had this to say to Chris Matthews:

“I would hope that we could bring them all home,” … [Keep reading >>]

The War Comes Home

Filed under: Veterans | War — by Will Kirkland 04/22/2008 @ 9:34:15 PM
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KPFA radio, in association with many veterans groups had an amazing show on Tuesday morning, centered around the law suit being brought against the Department of Veterans Affairs. The … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795


Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, by Max Blumenthal.

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