Army faces looming recruiting crisis...
Evidence of War Lies Mostly Ignored in UShttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,158228,00.html
"I can't speak for what the TV news decides to focus their attention on, They seem to have a willful deference to all relevant information. I think they've really just dropped the ball on this."
The sobering reality of the Iraq warhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-0506020021jun02,1,5831479.column?coll=chi-news-col&ctrack=1&cset=true
"From Hezbollah in Lebanon to Hamas on the West Bank to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka," Pape writes, "every group mounting a suicide campaign over the past two decades has had as a major objective--or as its central objective--coercing a foreign state that has military forces in what the terrorists see as their homeland to take those forces out." Even the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were part of Al Qaeda's longstanding effort to force the U.S. to withdraw its forces from Saudi Arabia.
Washington Is the Source of Terrorhttp://www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=6185
The U.S. government gave the slave trade a boost by offering money for al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters. Afghan and Pakistani warlords simply rounded up people who looked Arab or foreign and sold them to the Americans as captured fighters. The "fighters" apparently included relief workers, refugees, and Arab businessmen. The tribunals looking into the classification of Guantanamo prisoners as "enemy combatants" have uncovered numerous examples of hapless victims of a naive U.S. government too flush with money. The Bush administration, of course, denies that it bought its detainees, as it denies everything.
Iraq's security services have suffered their deadliest month since the fall of Saddam Hussein, illustrating the rise in violence in the country.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/06/02/wirq02.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/06/02/ixworld.html
The insurgents seem to be improving the sophistication of their attacks.
North Korea called Vice President Dick Cheney a "bloodthirsty beast" on Thursday, in response to Cheney saying the North's leader Kim Jong-il was irresponsible and ran a police state.http://reuters.myway.com/article/20050602/2005-06-02T121734Z_01_N02165467_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-KOREA-NORTH-CHENEY-DC.html
"Cheney is hated as the most cruel monster and bloodthirsty beast, as he has drenched various parts of the world in blood,"http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/02/AR2005060200490_pf.html
President Bush dismissed as "absurd" the Amnesty report, which also said the United States was responsible for an upsurge in global human rights violations, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the description "reprehensible."