A Withdrawal in Name Only

On November 17, 2008, when Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker signed an agreement for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, citizens from both countries applauded. While many were disappointed about the lengthy timeline for the withdrawal of the troops, it appeared that a roadmap was set to end the … Continue reading “A Withdrawal in Name Only”

The Tide Is Turning, Mr. President

Note: On Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, in a radio interview on WFLA in Tampa Bay, Fla., Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld made the following statement: “[I]n my mind, I think of the number of people who are lost to traffic accidents in the United States in a given year. I think of any one … Continue reading “The Tide Is Turning, Mr. President”

Peasants on the March to King George

This morning I sit at my keyboard in awe of the events of this past weekend. Cindy Sheehan’s trip to Crawford to talk to President Bush started out as just a small idea Wednesday evening. None of us thought for even a minute that it would snowball into the media and historic event that it … Continue reading “Peasants on the March to King George”