Category Archives: Iraq

Iraq Goes Pop

It’s funny, but it’s not. The “butcher’s bill” for this week is 1,300. Or, as Left I put it: That is 1300+ Iraqis. 1300+ human beings. 1300+ people with fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, friends, neighbors. 1300+ people experiencing … Continue reading

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Buckley Buckles

Conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. becomes the latest to give aid and and comfort to the enemy, when he says of the war in Iraq “It didn’t work.” One can’t doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed. … … Continue reading

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Making it More Broken

Does it even need saying anymore? I haven’t posted about the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samara, because I honestly haven’t had the heart. Just seeing the pictures of the mosque before and after the bombing, side by side, … Continue reading

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“More of the Same”

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about the subject of torture, having grown tired of it feeling like so much shouting into the wind. And to be honest, I don’t have much to say about it now. The reality … Continue reading

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“… People don’t want to know the Marlboro Man has PTSD.”

But he does. Sometimes you can take man out of the war, but taking the war out of the man is another story. When I first saw the picture below, I knew immediately that it would be another icon of … Continue reading

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Lighting Dark Corners

Not much blogging here. Swimming lessons, playdates, and babysitting gigs make for a busy day. So if you happened by here looking for insights, the best I can do is point you to the best blogging I’ve read today, over … Continue reading

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Invade Their Countries & Convert them to Christianity

What was it that Ann Coulter said a while back? Generally, I consider her a distraction intended to keep folks on the left in a tizzy over her latest outrageous statement while others are doing the real work on the … Continue reading

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Bumper Sticker of the Day

Seen this evening in a CostCo parking lot.  Yeah, yeah. I ‘ll conceded that nobody love this war. Almost nobody anyway. I can imagine the folks profiting from it see a silver lining. Still, I think this pretty much says … Continue reading

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Supporting the Troops to Death

Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda. It’s an old, old story. So much so that it’s almost tiresome to repeat it after so long. But now that it’s coming from the Pentagon, I suppose it bears repeading. U.S. soldiers in Iraq shoulda had … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Baby Noor, From America

This is probably not the kind of thing we’re supposed to be talking about this time of year, what with all the parties to go to champagne to drink, and choruses of Auld Lang Syne to sing. But I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Seeing Signs of the Times

A while back I blogged about a sign in Clarendon which, I figured out after walking past it on my way too and from work, was a silent tally of U.S. casualties in Iraq. Some time in the last few … Continue reading

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Dubya, Unembargoed So You Don’t Have to Watch

Normally, I’d stick this in the asides on the right sidebar, but since Dubya’s pre-empted Desperate Housewives tonight (one more reason to hate Bush), I wanted to post a link to the text of his Iraq speech for this evening, … Continue reading

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I Repeat

The former secretary of state defends outsourcing torture. The president justifies secretly spying on citizens. Let’s review. The object of terrorism is to try to force us to change our way of life, is to force us to retreat, is … Continue reading

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Bubble Vision

I haven’t read the latest issue of Newsweek yet, which arrived at our house yesterday, but I had a chuckle over the cover photo depicting Bush as “boy in a bubble.” And I was reminded of it this morning when … Continue reading

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Supporting the Troops

By sending them home as freight. Bereft of body armour in battle, denied dignity in death. Dead heroes are supposed to come home with their coffins draped with the American flag — greeted by a color guard. But in reality, … Continue reading

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