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Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War | Americans Against the Tea Party
First, I’m going to need somebody to explain to me exactly what it was that we were fighting for.
gop  iraq  war  politics 
november 2014 by deusx
Daily Kos: John Boehner: War drawdown savings can't go to job creation
Item number 3,785 in the Republicans-really-don't-care-about-the-deficit file is this from Speaker John Boehner rejecting yet another offer of concessions from Democrats in the Super Congress negotiations.
politics  boehner  jobs  war  iraq 
november 2011 by deusx
Obama Orders Stephen's Haircut - Ray Odierno | June 8, 2009 | ColbertNation.com
"Under direct orders from Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, General Ray Odierno shaves Stephen's head. (05:15)"
awesome  stephen  colbert  odierno  obama  iraq  military  videos 
june 2009 by deusx
Dan Simmons - Author's Official Web Site
"Athens failed in Syracuse – and doomed their democracy – not because they fought in the wrong place and at the wrong time, but because they weren’t ruthless enough."
war  america  timetravel  scifi  islam  future  iraq  terrorism  fiction 
october 2008 by deusx
President Bush regrets his legacy as man who wanted war - Times Online
"President Bush has admitted to The Times that his gun-slinging rhetoric made the world believe that he was a “guy really anxious for war” in Iraq. He said that his aim now was to leave his successor a legacy of international diplomacy for tackling Ir
youlose  bush  politics  iraq  war  terror  assholes 
june 2008 by deusx
Charlie's Diary: Alternative boondoggles
"Either way, the direct costs of the Iraq war exceed the maximum cost estimate for a manned Mars expedition, infrastructure and all, by 20%"
mars  iraq  money  space  war 
june 2008 by deusx
Brits deny releasing 'giant man-eating' badgers that target Iraqis - On Deadline - USATODAY.com
"We have not released giant badgers in Basra, and nor have we been collecting eggs and releasing serpents into the Shatt al-Arab river"
iraq  badgers  brits 
january 2008 by deusx
The Raw Story | CNN's Cafferty: Bush putting the poor out in the cold to fund war
"No money for kids' health insurance, no money to help poor families pay their heating bills but President Bush wants $190 billion additional for 2008 for his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan"
poverty  bush  war  iraq 
october 2007 by deusx
A troubling turn in American history - The Boston Globe
"These developments would be disturbing enough, but what they point to is an interruption in this nation's most important public tradition - the movement from recognition of a problem to its attempted resolution."
america  politics  war  torture  bush  iraq 
october 2007 by deusx
I survived Blackwater - Los Angeles Times
"As we do the work of bridge building and improving our host citizens' lives, if the people providing our transportation and security are antagonizing, angering and even killing the people we are putatively trying to help, our entire mission is undermined
iraq  war  blackwater  mercenaries  bush 
october 2007 by deusx
The Dilbert Blog: Sorry I Confused You
"In reading the comments to my post yesterday, I see that many of you were confused about my positions. Evidently all of you are brilliant, so I assume the problem is on my end. With your indulgence, allow me to clarify."
iraq  iran  war  dilbert 
september 2007 by deusx
Hacker's project sends media-filled hard drives to troops - Engadget
"A network engineer going by the hacker handle 'Deviant Ollam' has taken it upon himself to send care packages of a different sort to troops serving overseas, with him ditching the usual goods in favor of hard drives filled with movies, music and other co
iraq  war  media  hardware  hacks  entertainment 
september 2007 by deusx
It is the death of history - Independent Online Edition > Robert Fisk
"Humankind is losing its history for the pleasure of private collectors living safely in their luxurious houses and ordering specific objects for their collection."
history  archaeology  iraq  war 
september 2007 by deusx
Let's stop channeling angry Muslims. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine
"It's impossible to satisfy "Rage Boy" and his ilk. It's stupid to try."
war  iraq  middleeast  politics  anger 
june 2007 by deusx
The Blog | Ben Schwartz: Rudy, America's Victim | The Huffington Post
"We've already got one that doesn't feel he needs to understand the region, whose response is fear-based politics and vengeance-based foreign policy, and we don't need another. "
politics  war  iraq  giuliani 
may 2007 by deusx
Bush gets ready for Iraq U-turn by Brown | International News | News | Telegraph
"Gordon Brown is prepared to risk the future of the "special relationship" with the United States by reversing Tony Blair's support for the Iraq war, President George W Bush has been warned."
war  iraq  bush  politics  brown 
may 2007 by deusx
Occupation: The Inconvenient Truth About Iraq — Rockridge Institute
"In an occupation, not a war, should the president still have war powers?"
politics  war  iraq  bush 
may 2007 by deusx
The Raw Story | Bush chuckles at Iraq success: 'Either we'll succeed, or we won't succeed'
"How do you define an acceptable level of violence? I mean, how can that possibly be defined?"
iraq  war  bush  wtf  fail  politics 
may 2007 by deusx
Quiet Bush Aide Seeks Iraq Czar, Creating a Stir - New York Times
"the idea that the national security adviser is subcontracting responsibility for the nation’s most pressing foreign policy crisis — and must recruit someone of stature to get the attention of the cabinet — is provoking criticism of Mr. Hadley himse
politics  iraq  war  hadley 
april 2007 by deusx
McClatchy Washington Bureau | 04/19/2007 | Training Iraqi troops no longer driving force in U.S. policy
"Military planners have abandoned the idea that standing up Iraqi troops will enable American soldiers to start coming home soon and now believe that U.S. troops will have to defeat the insurgents and secure control of troubled provinces. "
politics  war  iraq  military 
april 2007 by deusx
Daily Kos: The Cost of Escalation
"Bush is sending sick and injured troops back to Iraq, and now he's sending troops that haven't received requisite leave."
politics  war  troops  military  iraq  bush 
april 2007 by deusx
AP Wire | 02/12/2007 | Dixie Chicks to country: nah-nah
""That's interesting," Maines said. "Well, to quote the great `Simpsons': heh-heh.""
country  music  dixiechicks  war  iraq  funny 
february 2007 by deusx
Equipment For Added Troops Is Lacking - washingtonpost.com
"Boosting U.S. troop levels in Iraq by 21,500 would create major logistical hurdles for the Army and Marine Corps, which are short thousands of vehicles, armor kits and other equipment needed to supply the extra forces, U.S. officials said."
war  bush  iraq 
january 2007 by deusx
Was 9/11 really that bad? - Los Angeles Times
"a messy, difficult, long-term struggle against exceptionally dangerous criminals who actually like nothing better than being put on the same level of historical importance as Hitler — can you imagine a better recruiting tool?"
911  war  politics  iraq 
january 2007 by deusx
YouTube - Humvee Traffic Driving in Baghdad
I understand why they drive this way, but man... wouldn't it piss you off if someone were doing this in your streets? "Watch and see how the American soldiers have to drive through Iraqi streets to limit risks of attacks."
war  iraq  video  driving  humvee 
january 2007 by deusx
YouTube - Biden - Name One Single Time Cheney's Been Correct
Maybe this can be a new contest - name one single time Cheney's been correct! I'm sure there's at least one single time.
politics  cheney  iraq  war 
january 2007 by deusx
Game Boy damaged in Gulf War on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Looks positively Lovecraftian. "This GameBoy was damaged when barracks were bombed during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. It still works!"
gaming  nintendo  gameboy  war  iraq 
january 2007 by deusx
Bush Silences a Dangerous Witness - Consortiumnews.com
"Like a blue-blood version of a Mob family with global reach, the Bushes have eliminated one more key witness to the important historical events that led the U.S. military into a bloody stalemate in Iraq and pushed the Middle East to the brink of calamity
war  iraq  bush  hussein 
january 2007 by deusx
WP: U.S. not winning war in Iraq, Bush says - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com
"President Bush acknowledged for the first time yesterday that the United States is not winning the war in Iraq and said he plans to expand the overall size of the "stressed" U.S. armed forces to meet the challenges of a long-term global struggle against
war  iraq  bush  politics 
december 2006 by deusx
Star-Telegram | 12/18/2006 | Desperation in the White House
"Cheney understood all of it, and he bears much of the responsibility for what's gone on in Washington and in Iraq for the last six years. Keep a sharp eye on him. Desperate men do desperate things."
war  politics  bush  cheney  iraq 
december 2006 by deusx
AlterNet: War on Iraq: How to Make Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Iraqis Disappear
"The Lancet study that estimated 655,000 Iraqis killed since the US invasion of 2003 was based on some of the most solid research methods possible, but that didn't stop the American press from trying to say it wasn't so."
war  iraq  politics  bush  lancet 
october 2006 by deusx
Charlie's Diary: Playing the Genocide Card
"The Lancet isn't just any medical journal ... It is not noted for publishing random speculation, agitprop, and crank letters — it's the top journal of record in its field."
via:coty  iraq  war  politics  media  science  medicine 
october 2006 by deusx
Need to Know - PostGlobal
"the Bush administration sees diplomacy as something to be engaged in with another country as a reward for that country's good behavior. They seem not to see diplomacy as a tool to be used with antagonistic countries or parties"
morons  bush  politics  war  iraq  korea 
october 2006 by deusx
Think Progress ‽ Transcript: Rumsfeld Called Out On Lies About WMD
"So I would like to ask you to be up front with the American people, why did you lie to get us into a war that was not necessary, that has caused these kinds of casualties? why?"
rumsfeld  politics  war  iraq  bush 
october 2006 by deusx
YouTube - Ray McGovern 0wns Donald Rumsfeld
"The audience member then read Rumsfeld's quote back to him, leaving the defense secretary speechless."
rumsfeld  lies  politics  war  iraq  bush 
october 2006 by deusx
Now the Iraq war hinges on a sex scandal - Sunday Times - Times Online
"The war, in other words, is in the balance in this election. And yet the outcome may well be decided on the basis of someone’s online sex life."
politics  iraq  war  bush  foley 
october 2006 by deusx
BBC NEWS | Americas | Iraq war justifications laid bare
"The Senate Intelligence Committee has found no evidence of links between the regime of Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda."
politics  bush  cheney  war  iraq  liars 
october 2006 by deusx
Crooks and Liars ‽ Keith Olbermann takes a “look back” at Bush’s first months in office leading up to 9/11
"Our goal in this report is to rise to Mr. Clinton’s challenge, and assess the record of Mr. Bush’s efforts against al Qaeda in his first eight months in office."
terrorism  bush  politics  war  iraq  terror 
september 2006 by deusx
The Raw Story | 2001 memo to Rice contradicts statements about Clinton, Pakistan
"A memo received by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shortly after becoming National Security Advisor in 2001 directly contradicts statements she made to reporters yesterday, RAW STORY has learned."
liars  rice  politics  war  iraq  terror  terrorism  bush  clinton 
september 2006 by deusx
E. J. Dionne Jr. - No Silent Majority for Bush - washingtonpost.com
"In 2006 it's the administration trying to keep Iraq out of the campaign and to move the public conversation to anything else as an alternative to an accounting for its war decisions that so many middle-of-the-road Americans now regret."
politics  war  iraq  bush 
september 2006 by deusx
Army Warns Rumsfeld It's Billions Short - Los Angeles Times
"It's kind of like the old rancher saying: 'I'm going to size the herd to the amount of hay that I have"
army  war  rumsfeld  iraq  economy 
september 2006 by deusx
Best-Connected Were Sent to Rebuild Iraq - washingtonpost.com
"O'Beirne's staff posed blunt questions to some candidates about domestic politics: Did you vote for George W. Bush in 2000? Do you support the way the president is fighting the war on terror?"
bush  politics  iraq  corruption  failure  war 
september 2006 by deusx
Crooks and Liars - Matt Lauer goes after Bush over secret prisons and torture
"Matt Lauer went after Bush over his secret prisons and the use of torture on the captured terrorists via The Today Show this morning. He was uncommonly strong and didn’t back down when Bush gave his pet answer."
bush  politics  war  iraq  terror  torture 
september 2006 by deusx
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Bush: Saddam not responsible for 9/11
"The admission that Saddam had no connection to the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon was a departure for a president who is famously averse to any expression of regret."
politics  bush  911  iraq  war 
september 2006 by deusx
Crooks and Liars ‽ Ann Coulter gets her freak on
"Whenever Ann is faced with the reality that Osama hasn’t been caught yet by this administration–well–Poor Ann. Kirsten Powers actually responds to Coulter’s ridiculous line that Afghanistan is going swimmingly and brings up the fact that Osama is
terrorism  terror  war  iraq  osama  anncoulter  video  politics  funny 
august 2006 by deusx
Kung Fu Monkey: "Wait, Aren't You Scared?"
"Quick, do whatever we tell you, and believe whatever we tell you, or YOU WILL BE KILLED BY BROWN PEOPLE!! PUT DOWN THAT SIPPY CUP!!"
war  iraq  terrorism  history  fear  terror 
august 2006 by deusx
Stop using this lame evasion, Condi. By Fred Kaplan
"Scholars who enter the chambers of power should use their training as a tool to help them make decisions. Condi Rice is using hers as a chant to wish away the consequences."
politics  condoleezarice  war  israel  iraq  bush 
august 2006 by deusx
Think Progress ‽ Rumsfeld: ‘I Have Never Painted A Rosy Picture’ About Iraq
"Here’s just a few of the “overly optimistic” comments made by Rumsfeld (and no, we did not have a “dickens of a time” finding them)"
rumsfeld  politics  war  iraq  morons 
august 2006 by deusx
Just a Bump in the Beltway: Losing the Right
"That's the record. That's the policy. A total failure."
bush  politics  war  northkorea  iran  iraq  clinton  failure 
july 2006 by deusx
CNN.com - The end of cowboy diplomacy - Jul 9, 2006
"Around the world, both the U.S.'s friends and its adversaries are taking note -- and in many cases, taking advantage -- of the strains on the superpower."
politics  bush  war  iraq 
july 2006 by deusx
FRONTLINE: the dark side: watch online | PBS
"Amid revelations about faulty prewar intelligence and a scandal surrounding the indictment of the vice president's chief of staff and presidential adviser, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to investigate the internal war that
war  politics  bush  pbs  cheney  iraq 
june 2006 by deusx
Analysis: Euphoria gone for Bush and Blair - Yahoo! News
"Bush's approval ratings hover in the low 30s. Blair's are even deeper in the basement, at about 26 percent. Both men are approaching lame duck status, as well."
bush  blair  politics  war  iraq 
may 2006 by deusx
Bush, Blair Concede Missteps on Iraq
"While Bush increasingly has begun to acknowledge missteps in handling the war, his comments last night -- together with Blair's -- represent his most explicit acknowledgment that the administration underestimated the difficulty of the central project of
politics  bush  war  iraq 
may 2006 by deusx
Wired News: What If They Gave a War...?
"In short, where the hell is everybody?"
politics  bush  war  iraq 
may 2006 by deusx
firedoglake: 02/26/2006 - 03/04/2006 - The President Either Knew and Lied...Or He Doesn't Bother Doing His Job
"I've wracked my brain this afternoon to come up with another alternative -- but no matter how I twist it around in my brain, it comes back to "he knew and lied" or "he doesn't bother doing his job."
bush  politics  war  iraq 
march 2006 by deusx
Daily Kos: "Jesus would lose the war on terror."
"It was a very unpleasant look at the twisted, ugly innards of the soul of the Republican party. Suddenly I knew what it must be like to be Ann Coulter's gynecologist."
politics  terror  war  iraq 
january 2006 by deusx
Bush's Can't-Lose Reversal - Wednesday's speech will set the agenda for withdrawal from Iraq. By Fred Kaplan
"More to the point, does the president have a plan for all this? (The point is far from facetious; it's tragically clear, after all, that he didn't have a plan for how to fight the war if it extended beyond the collapse of Saddam.)"
war  iraq  politics  bush  troopwithdrawl 
november 2005 by deusx
US use of white phosphorus in Iraq might constitute a war crime - Wikinews
"The denial of use followed by the admission will simply convince the doubters that there was something to hide."
war  iraq  bush 
november 2005 by deusx
Bill Clinton Calls Iraq 'Big Mistake' - Yahoo! News
"Clinton cited the lack of planning for what would happen after Saddam Hussein was overthrown."
war  iraq  bush  clinton 
november 2005 by deusx
KR Washington Bureau | 11/16/2005 | In challenging war's critics, administration tinkers with truth
"Bush, Cheney, and other senior officials have added several other arguments in recent days that distort the factual record."
war  iraq  politics  bush 
november 2005 by deusx
Bush Rewrites History To Criticize His Anti-war Critics - Yahoo! News
"...as he paid tribute to veterans of this war and others, he did not accept responsibility for sending American troops into battle for a cause that did not exist."
bush  politics  war  iraq 
november 2005 by deusx
Revision Thing (Harpers.org)
"A history of the Iraq war, told entirely in lies"
war  bush  iraq  politics 
november 2005 by deusx
Foreign Policy: The Blame Game
"This is President Bush’s war, and America’s failure will be his legacy."
bush  war  iraq 
november 2005 by deusx
Daily Kos: 7 soldiers in Iraq killed in Iraq TODAY. Feel safer?
"The best way to honor the sacrifices of our troops and their families is to demand action and accountability from our leaders."
politics  war  bush  iraq 
november 2005 by deusx
JohnKerry.com - Kerry speaks from his heart and conscience on Iraq
"An open-ended declaration to stay ‘as long as it takes’ lets Iraqi factions maneuver for their own political advantage by making us stay as long as they want, and it becomes an excuse for billions of American tax dollars to be sent to Iraq..."
bush  kerry  politics  war  iraq 
october 2005 by deusx
The Blog | Arianna Huffington: Plamegate: Worse than Watergate | The Huffington Post
"No one died as a result of Watergate, but 2,000 American soldiers have now been killed and thousands more wounded to rid the world of an imminent threat that wasn't."
bush  politics  war  iraq 
october 2005 by deusx
CNN.com - U.S. military death toll in Iraq reaches 2,000 - Oct 25, 2005
"The war in Iraq saw two milestones Tuesday that reflect the country's path toward democracy and its human toll as officials said the referendum on a draft constitution passed and the number of U.S. military deaths reached 2,000."
war  iraq  bush 
october 2005 by deusx
Cheney Plan Exempts CIA From Bill Barring Abuse of Detainees
"This is the first time they've said explicitly that the intelligence community should be allowed to treat prisoners inhumanely"
politics  bush  iraq  war  torture 
october 2005 by deusx
Film rolls as troops burn dead - World - smh.com.au
"The incident is reminiscent of the psychological techniques used in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison."
war  iraq  torture 
october 2005 by deusx
Invasion of the Isolationists - New York Times
"We do not know what outcome we will face in Iraq. We do know that four years after 9/11, our whole foreign policy seems destined to rise or fall on the outcome of a war only marginally related to the source of what befell us on that day. There was nothin
bush  iraq  war  politics  world 
september 2005 by deusx
Bush: Vacation Ruined By 'Stupid Dead Soldier' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"It is the president's opinion, and that of the entire administration, that the best way to honor the brave sacrifices of our fallen soldiers is by enjoying a relaxing vacation and not thinking about their deaths."
funny  vacation  bush  iraq  war 
august 2005 by deusx
Senator Will Ask Rumsfeld to Testify to Panel on Iraq - New York Times
"The idea that we would be sending American servicemen over to Iraq on the basis of the Iraqis developing a new constitution is just so remote, so distant and so fallacious"
war  iraq  bush  politics 
august 2005 by deusx
National Post - Bush says anti-war protests threaten to weaken the United States
"President George W. Bush said Tuesday that anti-war protesters such as Cindy Sheehan, who want U.S. troops brought home immediately, are "advocating a policy that would weaken the United States.""
bush  politics  war  iraq 
august 2005 by deusx
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