Tag Archives | Iraq

The Public, Enemy Number One

The full Bradley Manning video asks if the American people are the enemy Manning is charged with aiding. The answer is “yes.” Indeed, when government by the people is on the horizon, public officials are in danger of being reduced to public servants and that’s not a welcome prospect for petty potentates.

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As the Iraq war officially ends with the loss of 4500 lives at a cost of nearly $1 trillion

averaging over $10 billion per month and, of course, does not include the ongoing cost of caring for over 32,220 returning wounded…I wanted to give everyone a way to comprehend the staggering numbers that have bankrupted our country and divided a nation. How old were you a million seconds ago?12 days younger than you are […]

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THE PEOPLE WHO MATTER

We’re all dupes. For decades now, we’ve been gorged on propaganda, slogans, demeaning slurs, lies, fairy tales, dog-whistles, blaming minorities, blaming anyone but the true culprits, titillating distractions, magical thinking, and scripted political kabuki theater, while being starved for honest news and information by the media that our Constitution vested with special rights and protections […]

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On Redistribution, Or, “Afghanistan Peace Dividend Stimulus Lotto? OK!”

They tell us we’re dropping about $10 billion a month in Afghanistan so we can catch that Bin Laden guy…but eventually, we’re gonna catch him, and as soon as we do you can imagine that folks will be wondering why we’re still over there – and I gotta tell ya, I’m one of those people. […]

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Spying!!! v. The Tedium of A Hundred Thousand Dead

Each succeeeding Wikileaks docudump leaves me “meh.”  I think I finally know why. We lied about why we invaded a country, ending over a hundred thousand lives before their time, wounding many more, displacing more still. Our chief executive at the time goes on book tours. Senators like Judd Gregg leave the stage with full […]

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Why?

A graphic visualization of deaths caused by the Iraq war: The orange represents civilians fatalities. Likely over 100,000 lives ended before their time from an invasion that had nothing to do with 9/11 or WMD. More than that wounded. More than that displaced. Loved ones ripped apart. Families broken.  Dreams destroyed. Why? And why did […]

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BROKEN POLITICAL PROMISES & CORRUPTION

In 2006, a majority of voters – angry, disgusted and alarmed with our country’s direction under Republican control – swept Democrats to majorities in Congress. They were then lulled into accepting the Party’s self-serving rhetoric that if only voters delivered Democrats a filibuster-proof Senate and the presidency in 2008, they would be able to restore […]

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