Tillman as Propaganda Tool for Bush Regime
Defensive regime used defensive back, spit him out, and polished him up all nice and shiny.Family: Army 'Let Down' Tillman
More than a year after their son was shot several times by his fellow Army Rangers on a craggy hillside near the Pakistani border, Tillman's mother and father said in interviews that they believe the military and the government created a heroic tale about how their son died to foster a patriotic response across the country. They say the Army's "lies" about what happened have made them suspicious, and that they are certain they will never get the full story. "Maybe lying's not a big deal anymore," he said. "Pat's dead, and this isn't going to bring him back. But these guys should have been held up to scrutiny, right up the chain of command, and no one has."No Such Thing as a Little White Lie Presently we are in a terrible situation. We have been lied to by our elected officials from both parties for so long we automatically assume they are full of shit. Except when we need to. Several times in our recent past we have discovered we were lied into an unnecessary war. Does this cause us pause in warmaking efforts the way one might think? Of course not. Instead we employ the good old American Law of Self Exception. For those of you not familiar with this law, it's the one that states " I understand that bad things befall others....But it'll never happen to me".A War ThatCannot Be Won
"We have always been at war with . . . [the current enemy]."Iraq - 'Coming Apart At The Seams Now'
It's coming apart at the seams now in Iraq. We saw on the news today that members of the Mehdi Army in the south, the militia of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, exchanged gunfire with members of the ING (Iraqi National Guard) who in the south are primarily, if not entirely composed of members of the Badr Army, also a Shia group. So now we have Shia fighting Shia.Star Wars and the American Empire
"'First of all we never thought of Bush ever becoming president,' Star Wars producer Rick McCallum said, 'or then 9/11, the PATRIOT Act, war, weapons of mass destruction. Then suddenly you realize, 'Oh, my God, there's something happening that looks like we're almost prescient.'"There have been at least 20 assassinations of Iraqis holding key government, political or religious posts since the first democratically elected government was announced April 28.
May 23: Maj. Gen. Wael al-Rubaei, a top official in the National Security Ministry, is killed along with his driver in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad as they were heading to work.Party celebrating assassination survival bombed
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About 610 people, including 49 U.S. troops, have been killed since April 28, when Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced his new government. Washington hopes the government will eventually train police and an army capable of securing Iraq and allowing the withdrawal of foreign troops.Five U.S. Soldiers Killed in Northern Iraq 5/23
...At least 1,634 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003!Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,496 U.S. military members have died, according to AP's count. That includes at least 1,139 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military's numbers. Desertion Huge Problem for US in Iraq War
I challenge the use of the word "desertion" as no man or woman in uniform is legally obligated to risk their lives in a war which is itself illegal.
There are bombed villages and desperate people. There are dogs eating corpses thrown into a mass grave. And most unremitting of all is the image of a young Iraqi girl, no more than eight or nine, all but one of her arms severely burned and blistered and the sound of her screams.US Officers Plot Their Own Exit Strategies
Many young lieutenants and captains, key leaders in combat, are deciding against Army careers in light of the open-ended war on terrorism.US to Build Four Giant New Bases in Iraq
US military commanders are planning to pull back their troops from Iraq's towns and cities and redeploy them in four giant bases in a strategy they say is a prelude to eventual withdrawal.Car Bomb Kills 10, Wounds 110 at Baghdad Restaurant
The Iraqi Ministry of State for National Security Affairs said al-Rubaie was "assassinated by the treacherous and criminal hand of terrorism while on his way to work."Massive US Op Launched Near Baghdad
The military said the ongoing operation was focused on the Abu Ghraib neighbourhood, from which many of the deadly attacks carried out daily on the perilous Baghdad airport road are thought to originate.The Unknown Unknowns of the Abu Ghraib Scandal
Despite Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo - not to mention Iraq and the failure of intelligence - and the various roles they played in what went wrong, Rumsfeld kept his job; Rice was promoted to secretary of state; Alberto Gonzales, who commissioned the memos justifying torture, became attorney general; deputy secretary of defence Paul Wolfowitz was nominated to the presidency of the World Bank; and Stephen Cambone, under-secretary of defence for intelligence and one of those most directly involved in the policies on prisoners, was still one of Rumsfeld's closest confidants. President Bush, asked about accountability, told the Washington Post before his second inauguration that the American people had supplied all the accountability needed - by re-electing him. Only seven enlisted men and women have been charged or pleaded guilty to offences relating to Abu Ghraib. No officer is facing criminal proceedings.Tabloid says it paid U.S. official for Saddam Hussein photos
Bush said he did not think the images would incite further anti-American sentiment.Dozens Have Alleged Koran's Mishandling
Newsweek only harmed itself by backing off the story.FLASHBACK: Camp Delta death chamber plan
A court and execution chamber could be built at the US detention camp in Cuba under plans being drawn up by military officials.'US jailers tortured innocent Afghan to death'
Hanging a man by the wrists until he dies. Just shameful.
The Romans did that to a Rabbi about 2000 years ago and folks are still talking about it. So, will the world still remember America's barbarity 2000 years from now?Who's To Blame For Anger At U.S.?
The Neocons influence on the White House has revealed itself in the Quran affair. Just as Israel always reacts to criticism of its actions by attacking the messenger, so to has the White House reacted to exposure of the Quran story by attacking NEWSWEEK. And, just as Israel never admits error no matter what it is caught doing, so to has the White House totally avoided the matter of whether their treatment of prisoners is legal and humane or not.A New Chapter in the Valerie Plame Case
The Plame leak is a very serious one. It is an especially nasty case of revenge for truth-telling: To go after Wilson's wife, for his Op Ed, is dirty business indeed. Even more important, for Valerie Plame (and possibly others who covertly associated with her abroad, and were outed when she was outed) this leak could be life-threatening.The secret Downing Street memo
The memo that proves Bush and Blair agreed to invade Iraq and that the "intelligence" (i.e. propaganda and lies) was tailored to fit that objective.Al-Qaeda gains Palestine foothold
Remember the LAST time "Al Qaeda" was in Palestine?AIPAC turns on political star power for show of strengthISRAELI SPYING
Attention spies: Having a war criminal and a man who routinely defies the United Nations speak at your show is NOT going to impress people.AIPAC'S POWER BASE - AMERICA'S REAL TERRORISTS!
Through a small, rich and powerful Jewish supported pro-Israeli tax-exempt lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or simply AIPAC, virtually all American domestic and foreign policy is now being controlled by a foreign government entanglement. This is done by targeting American politicians: those who are pro-Israel receive campaign funding and favorable publicity through a myriad of Jewish organizations, magnified by the liberal and Democratic Party-leaning American press; those politicians not favoring policies benefiting Israel are targeted by Jews all over America who send money to help finance that politician’s opponent.Moslems Try to Attack Laura Bush on Temple Mount
Odd that there is no mention of the Israelis shouting "Free Pollard Now!" who had to be held back by police.