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FOX News Attacks Iran 2

MoveOn.Org posted a video on YouTube that compares FOX News’ campaign against Iraq before the invasion in 2003 to the current campaign against Iran in 2007. It’s a little too flattering to give FOX News full credit for the war in Iraq. FOX News is quite simply a propaganda medium for the GOP. Although I’m ...

Bloodwater USA

Oops, I meant Blackwater USA. Blackwater USA is a private mercenary firm that provides the US Government with a wide range of military-like security services. Blackwater has been generally secretive and operates with impunity from being tried under Iraqi law, they are immune from receiving a Court Martial and they are immune from the Military ...

What to do in Iraq? 2

With former President Jimmy Carter calling the Bush Administration the “Worst in history”, I figured today’s topic should relate to the war in Iraq. A lot of my readers credit me for complaining about the U.S. involvement in Iraq, but like many other people covering Iraq, I haven’t provided any alternative solution to the war ...

“War on Terror” or “War for Terror"? 3

President Bush went to Iraq to free the Iraqi’s, to destroy Saddam’s WMDs, to protect America’s freedom and to make peace in the Middle East. Bush was heavily influenced by his neoconservative aids and did everything he could do to ensure the plan went through; deceiving almost everyone. The only consistent aspect of Bush’s speeches ...

Democracy cannot be forced 1

One lesson that we can honestly say has been learned from the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan is that democracy cannot easily be forced upon a people; especially a country such as Iraq that is composed of 3 major religious groups. This neo-Conservative tactic is fairly new to United States ...

Saudis to build fence on Iraq border

The Saudis are planning to build a high tech 12 Billion dollar, 900KM-long fence along their border with Iraq. This high tech fence includes “concertina wire obstacles, ultraviolet sensors and night vision cameras with facial recognition technologies, and buried motion detectors. Command posts, helipads and observation towers are to be spaced along the frontier, all ...

A Letter from Iraq

Time recently posted a letter from a Marine Officer in Iraq that he sent to his family (after confirming the authenticity of the letter). The experiences described in this letter are from the last 7 months of service that he describes as the “record-setting highlights of 2006 in Iraq”. The situations described in his letter ...

What would Jesus do in Iraq?

So just last week I posted an entry entitled “War Etiquette” that discusses whether it was morally right for the United States to invade Iraq. My dear friend and spiritual guide Kara, analysed whether the it is morally acceptable based on Jesus’ standards. I think her writings are very important and hits bang on. I’d ...

War etiquette 7

One thing in war that I’ve always found to be hypocritical and even sometimes amusing is when an army bombs a target with the intent of eliminating (assassinating) that target and then attempting to save that person’s life after the raid. Such was the case in the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi hit last week in a ...

Iraq war deadly for journalists

In addition to the 2,414 US soldier deaths in Iraq and the official 17,648 soldiers wounded, the Iraq war has been extremely deadly for journalists. (Casualties in Iraq) According to Freedom Forum, (a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to freedom of the press) there have been 74 journalists killed in Iraq since 2003. This CBC news article ...