Korean Impressions

I have just returned from Korea, where I spent a few days at a conference in Asan City, a couple of hours south of Seoul. (Full disclosure note: It was sponsored by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, which is part with the constellation of Sun Myung Moon-affiliated organizations. My function was to … Continue reading “Korean Impressions”

Is Iraq Hell on Earth?

Eric Holt is a 28 year old Reserve Infantryman from New York State. Standing guard outside Baghdad’s Republican Palace the other day, he told a reporter from the London Independent his thoughts on the recent cakewalk: "We didn’t win this war, not at all. I don’t know what I’m doing here and I don’t like … Continue reading “Is Iraq Hell on Earth?”

Top US General in Iraq to Soldiers: Shut Up!

UPDATE (7/18/03: 6:00 EDT) Pentagon Retaliates Against GIs Who Spoke Out on TV: The General’s warning (see below) was not empty: "It was the end of the world," said one officer Thursday. "It went all the way up to President Bush and back down again on top of us. At least six of us here … Continue reading “Top US General in Iraq to Soldiers: Shut Up!”

MILITARY MORALE HITS BOTTOM IN IRAQ

American troops in Iraq, who creamed Saddam Hussein and his cronies in record time, are turning their sights on another target: the Bush administration – and if I were the Bushies, I’d be scared. A sergeant stationed in Fallujah recently told ABC News: “I’ve got my own ‘Most Wanted’ list. The aces in my deck … Continue reading “MILITARY MORALE HITS BOTTOM IN IRAQ”

Wolfowitz Committee Told White House to Hype Dubious Uranium Claims

A Pentagon committee led by Paul Wolfowitz, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, advised President Bush to include a reference in his January State of the Union address about Iraq trying to purchase 500 tons of uranium from Niger to bolster the case for war in Iraq, despite the fact that the CIA warned Wolfowitz’s committee … Continue reading “Wolfowitz Committee Told White House to Hype Dubious Uranium Claims”

Wolfowitz Committee Told White House to Hype Dubious Uranium Claims

A Pentagon committee led by Paul Wolfowitz, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, advised President Bush to include a reference in his January State of the Union address about Iraq trying to purchase 500 tons of uranium from Niger to bolster the case for war in Iraq, despite the fact that the CIA warned Wolfowitz’s committee … Continue reading “Wolfowitz Committee Told White House to Hype Dubious Uranium Claims”

‘The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions’

Since the start of the war in Iraq four months ago, 212 American soldiers have been killed, including 79 who have died since May 1, when President George Bush declared an end to major hostilities in Iraq. It’s unclear how many Iraqi civilians perished during major combat, but estimates say it is “several thousand.” The … Continue reading “‘The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions’”