...after 9/11 President Bush, with obvious relish, declared himself a "war president." And he kept the nation focused on martial matters by morphing the pursuit of Al Qaeda into a war against Saddam Hussein.
The United States will soon have to start reducing force levels in Iraq, or risk seeing the volunteer Army collapse. Yet the administration and its supporters have effectively prevented any adult discussion of the need to get out. Americans overwhelmingly oppose reinstatement of the military draft and most say they wouldn't encourage their children to enlist in the service either!The Army is falling behind its recruiting goals at a time the country is fighting extended wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army has repeatedly missed its monthly recruiting goals this year, falling short by 42 percent in April.Republicans losing cool as Iraq worries mount White House Stands Behind Rove's 9/11 Comments Democrats said Rove, and his Republican allies, were now trying to change the subject when Democrats, and many Americans, are becoming increasingly critical of the course of the war in Iraq. 2 Marines Killed in Fallujah Car Bombing Another 13 Marines were wounded in the Thursday night bombing, Some women were among the casualties. At least 1,730 members of the U.S. military have died since the war began in March 2003. Three Marines and a Sailor were missing after the attack.Suicide Bomber Kills Up to 6 US Troops in IraqGuerrilla attacks resuming in Fallujah would be a setback for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top Pentagon brass. They have cited last year's removal of the insurgent "sanctuary" as one of the positive military developments in the more than two-year-old insurgency in Iraq.US acknowledges torture at Guantanamo and Iraq, Afghanistan
Don't it just make ya proudnshit to be an American?An Italian judge has ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents for allegedly helping deport an imam to Egypt as part of U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.
The U.S. Embassy in Rome declined to comment.