Category Archives: Iraq

Petraeus Back To Betray Us Again

Well, his words yesterday seemed like whole big repeats of late LAST summer (when the surge was supposed to be nearly over) and the Bush Administration lines on the Iraq war for more than four years. I could barely contain … Continue reading

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Mad As Hell About McCain’s Treacherous Take On New G.I. Bill

The more I think about the failure of GOP presidential candidate by default, John McCain, to embrace a new G.I. “rewards” bill to better aid vets with post war education, etc, the more pissed I become. Not that McCain, with … Continue reading

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Unlike John McCain, Don’t Turn Your Back On New G.I. Bill

Like filmmaker Robert Greenwald in his email alerting us to this, I wonder why Republican John McCain, the man we’re constantly reminded was a war heo despite his willingness to sacrifice others’ lives, isn’t supporting the new G.I. bill. Sign … Continue reading

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The Iraq Bloodbath Has Already Begun

The battle between the forces of Moqtada al-Sadr and those of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki signals a new stage in the war: the feared bloodbath has begun. Over the years “bloodbath” has become synonymous with an Iraqi civil war … Continue reading

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And While On The Subject Of Truth Re: Iraq…

What the hell is with the Bush Administration’s big-smiled constant assurance that everything there is going peachy-keen, which McCain just rubberstamped with his campaign video where he revisits Iraq (except it’s too dangerous for him to return to many of … Continue reading

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Why Are Iraqis To Blame For Effects Of Our Occupation?

I won’t necessarily win myself lots of new friends by saying this, but I’d love to see Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama toss away the Bush-McCain mantra of “Those damned ungrateful Iraqis need to fix things themselves; anything else is … Continue reading

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Democrat: Put The Energy Into Opposing McCain, Not One Another

Stuck with a non-functioning net connection these last few days, I’ve had to depend more (oh, pitiful truth) on TV and NPR for my news and… well, according to the mainstream media, “the Democrats were all but choosing curtains for … Continue reading

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While McCain Implodes, Media Just Focuses on Obama-Clinton

Even if I were a Republican (oops… hands started to shake at that thought, sorry), I would be asking two HUGE questions after watching the media the last few months: – How is it John McCain can spew the most … Continue reading

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Not Exactly A Ratings Hiker: Iraq War News Accounts For Just 3% of Media Stories”

While the Iraq war has never, since it’s been going so miserably bad, had anywhere near the attention it got in the first days of “Shock & Awe” when we invaded in March 2003, NEVER has it dominated so little … Continue reading

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While Cheney Grins and Gladhands, McCain Embarasses – All On The Global Stage

Apparently VP Dick Cheney and GOP presidential nominee-apparent, Sen. John McCain, aren’t content with making people here at home miserably uncomfortable. No, they’ve taken their act on the road (dear God, pray for the world…). After President Bush went on … Continue reading

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4,000

With the death of four soldiers today, the number of US troops killed in Iraq has climbed to 4,000. Source

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Show Dem Party By Voting McCain In Michigan?

When this poster offered a comment on my piece from yesterday about a decision made not to have a “do over” in either Michigan or Florida after both states insisted on running primaries ahead of “legally deadline”, his suggestion – … Continue reading

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Dan Froomkin: 5 Year War Anniversary Brings Bush’s Triumphalist Amnesia

Dan Froomkin got it right in yesterday’s WaPo column: On the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, President Bush today attempted to recast it as a great success for the United States and a major blow to Osama bin … Continue reading

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Bush Hits Yet Another New Poll Low

CNN is reporting – in the wake of much talk that Bush’s popularity had finally bottomed out as people stopped paying attention to him – that President Bush has hit a new all-time low in both presidential polling as a … Continue reading

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Though The Blogswarm’s Near Done, Our Mission Is Not

Today’s blogging of the fifth anniversary of our invasion and occupation of Iraq is nearly over but our mission – to LEARN from history and get out rather than expand this horrific failure – is not. So tomorrow, get up … Continue reading

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Bush’s Iraq Anniversary Message: We Need To Stay To Keep Winning

And with the military falling apart from being treated by Bush’s private corporate army, with suicide rates among GIs up exponentially at the same time they try to fight reporting of “other” casualties (like PTSD diagnoses, etc.), and the Iraqi … Continue reading

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On This Fifth Anniversary Of War With Iraq

Think very carefully about who you want to represent you in the White House come January. Can we afford a John McCain who made that silly gaffe subsituting Iran with Iraq (something Bush Washington has made very easy to do) … Continue reading

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Iraq War Counters for Blogmasters

Check out these freebies for your lefty blog or site: US Deaths in Iraq 1 (live demo)   (get code) US Deaths in Iraq 2 (live demo)   (get code) Iraq Body Count 1 (live demo)   (get code) Iraq Body Count 2 (live demo)   (get code) … Continue reading

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Just 3 Trillion Little Lies Later: Iraq

Not just three trillion dollars spent – in fact, I suspect the figure is more than four times that – but three trillion lies! Today, as we mark that dark mid-March day in 2003 when President Bush, complete with a … Continue reading

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The Power Glitch: Democracy Good, Politics… Uh… Not Always So Fun

Ricky noted the situation with Barack Obama’s senior foreign policy advisor, Samantha Power (a Harvard prof and author of some good material), her decision to leave the Obama team, and comments about/from Hillary Clinton that seemed to lead to the … Continue reading

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