Category Archives: War on Terror

Why It Matters Who’s Watching Our Ports

A lot has been said about the matter of handing a United Arab Emirates firm control of 6 U.S. ports. So much, in fact, that I haven’t felt the need to say much about it until now. Last week, I … Continue reading

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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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Starting? It’s Already Here.

This, says Kos diarist Maccabee, is how it starts. However, looking at how many of these stories I’ve blogged already — enough that I’d start a category for them if the McCarthyism Watch wasn’t already doing the work of compiling … Continue reading

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Still Uppity, After All These Years

I guess  Joseph Lowery and I — along with the people who stood and applauded his remarks at Coretta Scott King’s funeral — just don’t get how black folks are supposed to behave at funerals. (Nevermind how many opportunities there … Continue reading

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Coretta Would Have Said Amen

This is something people might want to see. Rev. Joseph Lowry got a standing ovation during his remarks at Coretta Scott King’s funeral today. We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. [Standing Ovation] But Coretta … 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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Wal-Mart of Mass Destruction

So, half a dozen middle eastern men walk into a Wal-Mart. It sounds like the beginning of a joke doesn’t it? I wish it was, rather than the start of a story of petrified patriots with hair-trigger panic buttons. These … 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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President to Papers: Watch What You Say

In the days immediately following 9/11, I changed my news-intake habits because I was put off by what seemed like the corporate media’s unquestioning acceptance of the Bush administration’s propoganda and its uncritical support for the administration’s policies. I stopped … Continue reading

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