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Getting away with murder?

My oh my..isn’t this something? Of course the word murder doesn’t enter into the FBI report..but what else do you call killing unarmed civilians? From the NYT:
Federal agents investigatin g the Sept. 16 episode in which Blackwater security personnel shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians have found that at least 14 of the shootings were […]

One out of Four homeless are Veterans.

This disgusting fact is brought to you by a new report which will be released tomorrow. From the AP writeup:
Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.

2007 Deadliest Year In Iraq: Defining A Successful Surge?

It’s easy to get lost in the rhetoric that seeks to explain the status of the war in Iraq. Opponents and apologists alike work tirelessly to find the ammunition necessary to support their positions…ye t only two thing remains a constant…the war continues and the deaths it creates are tallied.
Our latest preoccupatio n is […]

The Surge: What Happens If The Spigot Is Broken?

If you want to understand the grim situation in Iraq, you need to read the following excerpt…at least once…maybe twice. Keep in mind that we’re talking about the oil produced in the Kurdish region of Iraq…the region that is almost always referred to as the most secure and peaceful region in Iraq. Unfortunatel y, getting […]

Pentagon Drops Stink Bomb On Petraeus Report?

I’ve decided to tattoo the word “stupid” on my forehead. I’ve been considering it throughout the last four plus years of being treated as such by the Bush administrati on. As soon as I get my tattoo, I’m signing up to become one of the live moles in a new carnival game called human whack-a-mole […]

Iraqi Government wants Blackwater out of Iraq

From RawStory:
Iraq ordered the cancellation on Monday of the operating licence of US security firm Blackwater after it was involved in a shootout in Baghdad that killed eight people, a senior official told AFP.
Blackwater offers personal security to US civilian officials working in Iraq.
“The interior minister (Jawad al-Bolani) has issued an order to cancel Blackwater’s […]

Two Holes In The Head Count As One Per The Bush

As we wait with bated breath for the Petraeus report on the troop surge and progress in Iraq, the Bush administrati on appears to be busy redefining the manner in which the facts are gathered. If it weren’t so clearly true, it may well be unfathomable …but then when it comes to George Bush…anythin g […]

The modern day Montague’s and Capulet’s…

“Two Households, both alike in dignity …”

When George Bush and his minions Rumsfeld, Cheney,, decided to invade Iraq they never once considered the tenuous balance between the Sunni’s and Shia’s. Because of that glaring, inexcusable screw-up, sectarian violence is altering the human landscape in Iraq, particularly Baghdad. People of differing religious beliefs […]

Carrying George Bush’s Water: GAO Shoots Holes In Bucket

Oh I just can’t wait for the good news…you know…the good news about the success of the surge and the progress being made on the political front in Iraq. With every nugget of good news, the Bush administrati on apologists race to report the shifting tide while also chiding the defeatist Democrats. You have to […]

Petraeus playing politics whilst dining with congressmen and women.

The people in Iraq can’t even get electricity 24/7 or running clean water. Yet Petraeus and our elected representati ves are dining on lobster tortellini in Baghdad. This isn’t the worst of it however. That Petraeus would sit in a comfortable environment and lobby for the surge whilst eating this elitist food is wrong on […]