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Study: US has spent nearly $6T on war since 9/11 | TheHill
“In addition to spending, the study estimates the total death toll in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan related to U.S. military operations since 9/11 at between 480,000 and 507,000. The number includes U.S. military personnel, Pentagon civilians, U.S. contractors, allied forces, civilians, opposition forces, journalists, humanitarian workers and others.”
Military  War  Iraq  Afghanistan  Syria  Pentagon 
november 2018 by Membranophonist
Dick Cheney Caught Out in a Lie Too Brazen Even for Fox News | Mother Jones
Were you wondering if Dick Cheney is still a terrible person? Read on to find out.
Cheney  Iraq  Idiocy  FNC  Lies  Incompetence  GOP  Republicans 
september 2015 by Membranophonist
Sorry. Iraq Wasn't a Good Faith Mistake. It Was Based on Lies.
Jeb and the rest can try to whitewash history, but the war was the result of a concerted campaign of deception by George W. Bush and his administration.
Iraq  WMD  Lies  Bush  Rumsfeld  Cheney 
may 2015 by Membranophonist
Does The GOP Really Give A Shit About The Debt? « The Dish
Sully, don't you get it? Wars are awesome, and therefore free.
GOP  Republicans  Iraq  ISIS  Budget 
september 2014 by Membranophonist
To Ousted Boss, Arms Watchdog Was Seen as an Obstacle in Iraq - NYTimes.com
John Bolton and the Bush administration didn't want anyone telling them Iraq didn't have WMD.
Bush  Bolton  Iraq  WMD 
october 2013 by Membranophonist
In ’04 Interview, Cheney Denied C.I.A. Leak Role - NYTimes.com
Dick Cheney was, is, and always will be a liar who helped blow the cover of a CIA operative.
Cheney  Plame  CIA  FBI  Iraq 
november 2009 by Membranophonist
Justice Dept. Report Advises Pursuing C.I.A. Abuse Cases - NYTimes.com
"The Justice Department’s ethics office has recommended reversing the Bush administration and reopening nearly a dozen prisoner-abuse cases, potentially exposing Central Intelligence Agency employees and contractors to prosecution for brutal treatment of terrorism suspects, according to a person officially briefed on the matter." No one is above the law.
Torture  CIA  DoJ  Iraq  Afghanistan  Terrorism  Law 
august 2009 by Membranophonist
Council for Secular Humanism: A French Revelation, or The Burning Bush
Bush tried to convince Chirac to join his holy war, saying that "The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled…. This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins.”
Bush  Chirac  Iraq  Religion  Christianity 
august 2009 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Gates Announces End to Army Stop-Loss
If they need replacement troops in Iraq, I'm sure some of the Bushies who are having a hard time finding jobs are interested in more directly contributing to their glorious war.
DoD  Pentagon  Gates  Army  Navy  Stop-Loss  Draft  Iraq  Afghanistan 
march 2009 by Membranophonist
Hendrik Hertzberg: Online Only: The New Yorker
"[McCain] wants to stay in Iraq until no more Americans are getting killed, no matter how long it takes and how many Americans get killed achieving that goal—that is, the goal of not getting any more Americans killed. And once that goal is achieved, we'
Iraq  McCain  Military  Elections  Republicans  GOP 
may 2008 by Membranophonist
Panel probes troops' electrocution deaths in Iraq - CNN.com
"A U.S. House committee chairman has begun an investigation into the electrocutions of at least 12 service members in Iraq, including that of a Pittsburgh soldier killed in January by a jolt of electricity while showering."
Iraq  Military  Electrocution  Contractors  KBR 
march 2008 by Membranophonist
Iraq war 'caused slowdown in the US' | The Australian
"The former World Bank vice-president yesterday said the war had, so far, cost the US something like $US3trillion ($3.3 trillion) compared with the $US50-$US60-billion predicted in 2003." Super.
Economics  Iraq  Bush  Rumsfeld  Failure  Incompetence 
march 2008 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Victim: Gang-Rape Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR
"Legal experts say Jones' alleged assailants will likely never face a judge and jury, due to an enormous loophole that has effectively left contractors in Iraq beyond the reach of United States law."
Iraq  Law  KBR 
december 2007 by Membranophonist
'I Don't Think This Place Is Worth Another Soldier's Life' - washingtonpost.com
"They don't ever [expletive] see what we see on the ground." –Staff Sgt. Richard McClary
Iraq  Military  FUBAR 
october 2007 by Membranophonist
Bush Requests $46 Billion for Wars - New York Times
No additional money for health care for children, lots of money for war.
Iraq  Bush  Failure 
october 2007 by Membranophonist
Blackwater Faulted In Military Reports From Shooting Scene - washingtonpost.com
"U.S. military reports from the scene of the Sept. 16 shooting incident involving the security firm Blackwater USA indicate that its guards opened fire without provocation and used excessive force against Iraqi civilians…"
Iraq  Military  Blackwater  PMC 
october 2007 by Membranophonist
Sources: Blackwater contractor wrote first U.S. report on shooting - CNN.com
"A Blackwater contractor wrote an initial U.S. government report about how his colleagues killed Iraqi civilians in a September shooting…" Accountability, Bush administration style!
Iraq  Nasoor  Blackwater  PMC 
october 2007 by Membranophonist
Army of Dude: The Real Deal
"Speaking of phony soldiers, I wanted to show Rush a few that I know…"
Iraq  Military  Limbaugh  Asshat  Chickenhawk 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Media Matters - Limbaugh: Service members who support U.S. withdrawal are "phony soldiers"
Not like the real tough guys who do radio shows and fight off addiction to hillbilly heroin.
Limbaugh  Asshat  Conservatives  GOP  Iraq 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Feds probe Blackwater weapons smuggling - Yahoo! News
"Federal prosecutors are investigating whether employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA illegally smuggled into Iraq weapons that may have been sold on the black market…"
Iraq  Blackwater  PMC  PKK 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Iraq: Blackwater guards fired unprovoked - Yahoo! News
"Iraqi investigators have a videotape that shows Blackwater USA guards opened fire against civilians without provocation…"
Iraq  Blackwater  PMC  Law 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iraq shootout firm loses licence
"Iraq has cancelled the licence of the private security firm, Blackwater USA, after it was involved in a gunfight in which at least eight civilians died." Best war ever.
Iraq  Blackwater  PMC 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Nation & World | Ordinary? Residents describe life in Baghdad as miserable | Seattle Times Newspaper
"Bush, he [Ali Mohammed, 30] said, 'is speaking the opposite of what's going on on the ground.'" Stay the course!
Iraq  Baghdad  FUBAR  Bush  Failure  Propaganda 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Hit and Myth: Poll Shows 1 in 3 Americans Still Believe Saddam Involved in 9/11
Yes, lots of Americans are willfully ignorant and/or stupid. This is the world we've created for ourselves.
Polls  Iraq  Idiocy  America 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
YouTube - Friedman Says Suck On This
Literally, he says the war in Iraq is about the U.S. telling the Middle East to "suck on this." Despicable.
Friedman  Iraq  War  Idiocy 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Poll: Public Doubts Petraeus Iraq Report
"More than half of Americans think the Petraeus report will try to sugar-coat the real situation there, and two-thirds don't believe it will influence George W. Bush's war policy anyway."
Iraq  FUBAR  Bush  Failure  Polls 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Iraq Timeline: The Broken Record on "the Next Few Months"
All we need is a Friedman or two more! There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Stay the course!
Iraq  FUBAR  Timeline 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Bush knew Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction | Salon.com
"On Sept. 18, 2002, CIA director George Tenet briefed President Bush in the Oval Office on top-secret intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction…" Bush is a war criminal.
Iraq  Intelligence  WMD  CIA  Bush  Tenet 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
The Myth of AQI - Andrew Tilghman
"Fighting al-Qaeda in Iraq is the last big argument for keeping U.S. troops in the country. But the military's estimation of the threat is alarmingly wrong."
Iraq  Military  CIA  INR  Terrorism  AQI 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Iraqi civilian deaths climb again - Los Angeles Times
"War-related fatalities rose in August, the second month in a row, suggesting that the U.S. troop increase has had little effect."
Iraq  FUBAR  Bush  Failure  Statistics 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Matthew Yglesias (September 02, 2007) - Strange Progress (Foreign Policy)
"Maybe Bush can change his line to the idea that if we just keep staying the course for 4 or 5 more years, casualties will drop massively because everyone will already be dead or displaced." Brilliant!
Bush  Iraq  FUBAR  Failure  Propaganda 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Weapons Given to Iraq Are Missing - washingtonpost.com
"The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report…" Super!
Iraq  FUBAR  Pentagon  Military  AK-47  GAO 
august 2007 by Membranophonist
Saudis' role in Iraq insurgency outlinted - Los Angeles Times
"Although Bush administration officials have frequently lashed out at Syria and Iran, accusing it of helping insurgents and militias here, the largest number of foreign fighters and suicide bombers in Iraq come from a third neighbor, Saudi Arabia…"
Iraq  MiddleEast  Oil  Jihadism 
july 2007 by Membranophonist
Why Bush Is A Loser - washingtonpost.com
David Corn's rebuttal to Bill "Blood on My Hands" Kristol's WaPo editorial proclaiming George W. Bush to be super duper.
Bush  Failure  Incompetence  Iraq  Kristol  Conservatives 
july 2007 by Membranophonist
Why Winston Wouldn't Stand For W - washingtonpost.com
"…the more you understand the historical record, the more the parallels leap out -- but they're between Bush and Chamberlain, not Bush and Churchill."
History  Churchill  Chamberlain  Bush  Iraq  Incompetence 
july 2007 by Membranophonist
NEWSWEEK Poll: June 21, 2007 - Newsweek National News - MSNBC.com
Bush has now beaten Carter's all-time low and is in spitting distance of Tricky Dick! You can do it, Duhbya!
Polls  Bush  Failure  Incompetence  Iraq  FUBAR 
june 2007 by Membranophonist
The Blog | Tom Tomorrow: What They Said | The Huffington Post
Classic Iraq-related quotes from media idiots and conservative liars (oftentimes one and the same).
Media  Pundits  Conservatives  Iraq  Idiocy 
may 2007 by Membranophonist
Iraqi doctor who disputes official death tolls is denied visa to visit UW
"The State Department has cited miscommunication as the reason for the visa holdup." Then the British government denies him a stopover visa. How convenient.
Education  Iraq  Casualties  Epidemiology 
april 2007 by Membranophonist
Greetings from the Red Zone
"To say that Iraq in general and Baghdad in particular are much worse than on my last visit would be an understatement." Stay the course! Blank checks for Bush!
CAP  Iraq  Baghdad  FUBAR 
april 2007 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Insider: Missteps Soured Iraqis on U.S.
"rank amateurism and swaggering arrogance" The Bush administration in five words.
Iraq  FUBAR  CPA  Bremer  Bush  Failure  Incompetence 
april 2007 by Membranophonist
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