Posts Tagged ‘iraq’

9/11 Blind

We’re 10 years past the Twin Towers attack and still fighting wars in its name. Can we open our eyes in time?
TOM HAYDEN
After witnessing the first jetliner crash into the Twin Towers on that Sept. 11 morning, a friend’s wife and 7-year-old daughter fled to their nearby Manhattan loft and ran to the roof to look around. From there, they saw the...


Nobel Peace Prize Winning Obama A Warmonger?

Jeff Prince
Sunday was the first day of spring, and Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle sprung into action. First he probably trimmed his mustache. Then he emailed a statement accusing President Barack Obama of ignoring history by becoming...



An Immodest Proposal

Think about this one: drug thugs as la migra.
E. R. BILLS
Tell me if this sounds familiar. The U.S. trains another country’s paramilitary forces to wage war against American enemies. Those forces do fight U.S. enemies but later change sides to become a different, perhaps greater men...


Twilight

This is scarier than vampires.
E.R. Bills
The 112th session of the United States Congress doesn’t convene until January, but the GOP is already flexing its ignorance.  



Johnny Got His Pills

(And we’re getting ours.)
E.R. BILLS
After U.S. Army Sgt. Douglas Hale, Jr. finished 15 months in Iraq for his second combat tour, it was obvious that things in his life were awry. In 2007, he was diagnosed with severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder...


Afghanistan: Back to the front for the Weekly

DON JONES
expectation ek-spek-tay’-shun noun. A strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future : Reality had not lived up to expectation.



Fighting for Sanity

E. R. BILLS
In the last few years the number of suicides involving active-duty American troops has skyrocketed. In addition to engaging the enemy, a growing number of our soldiers are fighting themselves. And they’re losing.


Holy war

Jimmy Fowler
It’s hard to know whether to laugh or feel terrified at the latest revelation about the Bush Administration. Both responses seem appropriate. According to a story by Robert Draper in the new “GQ” mag, Donald Rumsfeld appr...



Impeachable Coverage

Static
Since Grayson Harper‘s city hall campaign has kind of made the Bush & Cheney impeachment effort a local issue (like it wasn’t already), Static took special note last week of something missing from the pages of m...


All These Things That I’ve Done

The best Iraq drama so far, Stop-Loss still runs into problems.
Kristian Lin
Hollywood is in a no-win situation when it comes to Iraq. (So’s the White House, but that’s another story.)