Bring It On! Military http://military.teambio.org The latest in military news and veterans issues from Bring it On! Fri, 14 Mar 2008 14:19:13 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.1 en Iraq War anniversary is looming large.. http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/14/iraq-war-anniversary-is-looming-large/ http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/14/iraq-war-anniversary-is-looming-large/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2008 14:17:21 +0000 Dusty BlogswarmIraqIraq WarOccupationprotestwar http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/14/iraq-war-anniversary-is-looming-large/

Oh yes, its almost here! You too can celebrate the beginning of the Iraq War on March 19th!

With all snark aside..the worst anniversary I can relate to in this decade will be here next week. If you are against the continuing occupation of Iraq and you blog, please consider joining the Blogswarm. You can click the graphic and sign-up. Two bloggers have started this action for all the armchair activists among us. If your a blogger that actually attends a march or protest, you can blog about that action. You can create a video, you can show your support of the anti-war movement in many ways..

Most of the bloggers on this site blog about the war or issues of the war constantly. I hope you will join the blogswarm.

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Truly Shameful http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/13/truly-shameful/ http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/13/truly-shameful/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2008 19:12:36 +0000 Jet Netwal Dead AmericansDeathinternetIraqwar http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/13/truly-shameful/ Wow. I was appalled. From Wapo:
Twenty-eight percent of the public is aware that nearly 4,000 U.S. personnel have died in Iraq over the past five years, while nearly half thinks the death tally is 3,000 or fewer and 23 percent think it is higher, according to an opinion survey released yesterday.

Access to information is nearly instantaneao us these days. We don’t need the mainstream media to publish to learn about things like war casualties. Via the internet, we have a ongoing stream of traditional reporting, opinion and research.

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Freedom of Cluelessness, er, Speech http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/12/freedom-of-cluelessness-er-speech/ http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/12/freedom-of-cluelessness-er-speech/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:04:16 +0000 Liberal Jarhead Berkeleycensorshipcivil rightsCode PinkFirst Amendmentfreedom of speechhypocritesIronyMarinesprotest http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/12/freedom-of-cluelessness-er-speech/ Thanks for this to my oldest friend Chris - wait a minute, that didn’t come out right, I have friends that are older, he and I are the same age, but we’ve been friends since ninth grade so he’s got seniority… anyway, Chris sent me this link to a Daily Show piece about the Berkeley protest against the poor Marine recruiters who apparently really pissed somebody off in order to get assigned duty there: http://www.y outube.com/w atch?v=SCOFY hPFgw0 Chris has commented in this forum occasionally as “Not As Liberal As Liberal Jarhead.”

The protesters are adamantly protecting the free speech rights of anyone who agrees with them. The best comedy and the best irony are always unintentiona l, as in their total obliviousnes s to the parallel between their wanting to prevent the recruiters from talking to anyone in their town and Dubya’s out-of-sight  , out-of-mind “free speech zones.” A brilliant guy named Nat Hentoff absolutely skewered this kind of thing, on all parts of the political map, in his great book, Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee: How The American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other.
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Meanwhile, Bush Leverages Young Iraqi Girl For Political Gain http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/11/meanwhile-bush-leverages-young-iraqi-girl-for-political-gain/ http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/11/meanwhile-bush-leverages-young-iraqi-girl-for-political-gain/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2008 22:55:23 +0000 Windspike BushGirlIdeological StruggleIllegal WarIraqIrony http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/11/meanwhile-bush-leverages-young-iraqi-girl-for-political-gain/ As the bombs continue to kill our GIs in Bush’s Iraqi “Democracy Spreading” experiment, W continues to prove he there is no low to which he will sink to advance his political agenda. While he was busy preaching to the choir, he took an opportunity to leverage the situation involving a young Iraqi girl for his own political gain:

THE PRESIDENT: This is Dr. Christian, Dr. Karla Christian, who really symbolizes the best of America. She and a team of hers have performed surgery on a little Iraqi girl who was discovered by United States Marines. People in Nashville raised the money for the family; they were supported by the Marines there in Iraq, some of the Marines raised money; and they sent this little girl, whose heart was ailing, to America, right here to Nashville. And Karla and her team healed the little girl and she’s back in Iraq.

And the contrast couldn’t be more vivid. We got people in Iraq who murder the innocent to achieve their political objectives — and we’ve got Americans, who heal the broken hearts of little Iraqi girls. Ours is a compassionat e nation, that believes in the universality of freedom — and ours is a nation full of loving souls that when they find a stranger in need will lend their God-given talents to help that stranger. And that’s precisely what happened.DR. CHRISTIAN: Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: I want you to thank your — thank your team there for all the good work they’ve done.

DR. CHRISTIAN: Thank you for all you’ve done.

THE PRESIDENT: God bless.

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Iraqmire: Five Glorious Years http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/09/iraqmire-five-glorious-years/ http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/09/iraqmire-five-glorious-years/#comments Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:45:48 +0000 Tom Harper AfghanistanArmyFamiliesIraqLiesmilitaryOilVAveteranswar http://military.teambio.org/2008/03/09/iraqmire-five-glorious-years/ Where did the time go? It’s been almost five years since we liberated the Iraqi people. And what a cakewalk it was. Our soldiers were greeted as liberators. They were showered with candy and ice cream by throngs of grateful Iraqis. Democracy and prosperity have been blossoming throughout the Middle East ever since then. And best of all, it didn’t cost us a cent. The entire operation was paid for by Iraqi oil revenues.

The scary part is, nearly 20 percent of Americans still believe the bullshit in the above paragraph. (That’s about the same as the percentage who believe the sun revolves around the Earth.) If you’re not part of that knuckledragg ing 19%, please be aware of Winter Soldier: (H/T to KWW at The Dishpan Chronicles for posting about this.)
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