Another Iraq Exit Strategy

A while back in 2003, there was a lot of commentary and partisan whining on the lack of an "exit strategy" for Iraq. Bush got us into a quagmire, and we can’t get out! In May of this year, William Pfaff suggested playing to Iraqi "nationalism," as well as a complicated list of immunities and … Continue reading “Another Iraq Exit Strategy”

Rafah: The Movie

Well I fully expected this movie to be amateurish and a bit sappy, but I wasn’t prepared for this. Terrible editing paired with lame scripted lines by quintessential American liberal upper-middle-class twenty-somethings and scruffy middle-aged Berkeley-looking professor-types made this a messy affair to watch. Fortunately, the images speak for themselves. The utter devastation wrought by … Continue reading “Rafah: The Movie”

US Soldiers Puzzled by Iraqi Resistance to Censorship

American soldiers in Iraq have trouble understanding the principles that we are told they are fighting for. That is why when Iraqis objected to the seizure of posters of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the troops were left befuddled. Engineers from 1st Platoon, Company C “found these posters in apartments and some shop windows.” The lieutenant … Continue reading “US Soldiers Puzzled by Iraqi Resistance to Censorship”

US States Scramble to Hold On to Military Base Pork

Yesterday I found two news items, one from Georgia, one from South Carolina, about local governments trying to prevent their local military bases from facing Rumsfeld’s budget ax. There have also been a few others in recent weeks that I can recall. After a quick Google search, we found stories from about 2/3 of the … Continue reading “US States Scramble to Hold On to Military Base Pork”

‘Antiwar Protesters’ Trash 9/11 Memorial

From the Tuesday, March 11, 2003 Whittier Daily News: "LA HABRA — Antiwar protesters burned and ripped up flags, flowers and patriotic signs at a Sept. 11 memorial that residents erected on a fence along Whittier Boulevard days after the terrorist attacks in 2001 and have maintained ever since." The first question that enters my … Continue reading “‘Antiwar Protesters’ Trash 9/11 Memorial”