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Final Salute Gallery - The Digital Journalist
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. [...]
death  digital  journalism  iraq  military  photography  politics  war 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
As Oil Giants Lose Influence, Supply Drops -
“There is still a lot of oil to develop out there, which is why we don’t call this geological peak oil, especially in places like Venezuela, Russia, Iran and Iraq. What we have now is geopolitical peak oil.”
oil  energy  venezuela  russia  iran  iraq  politics  power  business  war  geography  environment 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jennifer Nix: Resurrecting Literature: Sustenance for the Progressive Soul
"When people ask me why I put photos in The Lazarus Project, I say it is in the hope President Bush would flip through my book. Its main character is not a pet goat, but there is a picture of boobs in it."
bush  literature  history  creativity  writing  fiction  public  social  chicago  war  europe  iraq  police 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge / Comment & analysis / Comment - Know, rather than imagine, your enemy
"It would be neat if the world were divided between freedom-loving democrats without a thought of aggression and murderous totalitarians, heirs of Hitler, bent on imposing their will. Yet this clearly is not the case."
afghanistan  iraq  usa  politics  middleeast  terrorism  september11  identity  aesthetics  power 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Who Will Tell the People? - New York Times
"We are not who we think we are. We are living on borrowed time and borrowed dimes. We still have all the potential for greatness, but only if we get back to work on our country."
politics  usa  identity  china  singapore  oil  iraq  elections  2008  obama  clinton 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Summary of Findings: Awareness of Iraq War Fatalities Plummets
"According to the News Content Index conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, the percentage of news stories devoted to the war has sharply declined since last year, dropping from an average of 15% of the newshole in July to just 3% in Febru
statistics  polls  war  iraq  news  journalism  media 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Talking Points Memo: Teflon John
"[...] I would not broadcast to the world that I am going to bomb a sovereign nation in order to accomplish my goal."
elections  politics  mccain  2008  campaigns  gop  republican  war  iraq 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Iraq: The War Card - The Center for Public Integrity
"In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003."
bush  cheney  data  government  iraq  journalism  memory  military  politics  research  rhetoric  statistics  terrorism  usa  war 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A New Sensation in Iraq: Motor Scooters - New York Times
“The Japanese ones, they never have defects. But the Chinese ones, their electric wiring always goes.”
scooter  iraq  china  japan  transportation  cities  urban  oil  marketing  asia 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Where Boys Grow Up To Be Jihadis
“Terrorism is really a collective decision, not an individual one. It’s about kinship and friendship.”
iraq  islam  journalism  news  politics  psychology  religion  social  terrorism  violence  men  identity  africa  morocco  spain  war  middleeast  immigration  europe 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
General Warns Of China's Military Power, Commander Says Iraq War Reduces U.S. Military's Ability To Keep Pace And Meet Contingencies - CBS News
"For the first time in history, we are seeing another nation, in this case China, with newer fighters than we have. We know that they continue to invest at a level that is unprecedented. We need to be watchful of Chinese military capabilities."
china  usa  military  asia  iraq 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Letter to the Editor | New York Times Video
"Charles Ferguson, a filmmaker, presents a rebuttal to claims made by L. Paul Bremer III that top American officials approved the decision to disband the Iraqi army." I saw "No End in Sight" last night.
politics  video  nytimes  iraq  war  government  military  film  cinema  documentary 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Sadr's army proves hard to beat - Los Angeles Times
"The people say: 'I trust the terrorists. I trust that when the terrorist says he will kill my family, he will do it.' But they say: 'I don't trust the American. He has been saying I will have water and sewer for two years.' "
iraq  war  terror  terrorism  religion  islam 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Goodbye to Newspapers? - The New York Review of Books
"Nobody phones the paper expecting to find a hero anymore. Anyone who did would probably get a recorded message on a computerized phone-answering machine system, as Henry did at several papers he called at random."
blogging  books  business  economics  iraq  journalism  media  newspapers  politics  publishing  reviews 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
How the Democrats differ on Iraq | Salon News
"They are right now divided between what some might call the realists (Clinton, Obama and Biden) and the purists (Edwards, Richardson, Dodd and, of course, Kucinich and Mike Gravel)."
democrats  iraq  war  politics  2008  clinton  obama 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Daily Dish: The Presser
"[T]he president conflated every single radical element in the Middle East into one amorphous anti-American entity. It appears that he sees Shiite militias, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Hamas and the Sunni insurgents as indistinguishable."
blog  blogging  blogs  iraq  news  weblogs  politics  bush  terrorism  islam  war 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall
"The White House announcement that they view South Korea as the model for a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq is further evidence of how dangerously out of touch with reality this administration is." Barbara Lee still speaks for me.
congress  democrats  elections  government  war  iraq  oakland  berkeley  alameda  bush  military  southkorea 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Only Halfway There
"The only way one can effectively address this problem today and get an immediate kick is by raising the price at the pump and keeping it there [...] The best monument to 9/11 we could erect would be a mountain of crushed gas guzzlers."
democrats  september11  oil  energy  politics  cars  suv  saudiarabia  iraq  middleeast  mideast 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge News | Northern exposure
"Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau welcomed war deserters, declaring 'Canada should be a refuge from militarism.' Richard Nixon called him an 'asshole,' to which Trudeau allegedly responded, 'I have been called worse things by better people.' "
usa  canada  iraq  war  vietnam  politics  immigration 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Bill Moyers Journal "Buying the War" Transcripts | PBS
BILL MOYERS: "What did you think-- what-- what does that say to you? That dissent is unpatriotic?" "PHIL DONAHUE: "Well, not only unpatriotic, but it's not good for business."
iraq  newspapers  television  bush  republicans  democrats  marketing  media  politics  war 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
"Pulitzer Prize-winning Photojournalist Completes One Year in U.S. Military Custody in Iraq" by Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine)
"The Pentagon wanted to send a message to the entire press community in Iraq: Cross us, and we can just lock you up. And we don't need reasons. This is justice in the style of the Bush administration."
iraq  war  photography  bush  usa  journalism  justice 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Reporter recalls the layers of truth told in Iraq - Los Angeles Times
"It's getting better now. I am learning again to appreciate quiet breakfasts with my wife and boisterous games of soccer with friends. But readjusting to ordinary life is hard. I miss the action."
iraq  journalism  middleeast  mideast  identity 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Army recruiter vs. the gay man | Chicago Tribune
"One thing, I'm not up on current politics but since its 2007, I would imagine also that I am now able to serve in the US military as an openly gay man, right?"
usa  military  jobs  work  gay  terrorism  iraq 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
But Who’s Against the Next War? - New York Times
"More broadly, however, the issue that is dividing the Democrats is that their leaders believe a muscular foreign policy is what the age of terrorism demands, while antiwar voters believe such a policy may only breed more disasters." Yup.
iraq  iran  war  democrats  2008  elections  politics  clinton  obama  bush  cheney  usa 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Caught in the Spin Cycle: Politics & Power:
"Republicans have hopelessly branded themselves with the Iraq war. It could—and the National Review conservatives seemed appropriately doleful—take a generation to escape it."
politics  republicans  2008  iraq  war 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Foreign Policy In Focus | Chomsky on Iran, Iraq, and the Rest of the World
"If the Middle East oil resources around the Gulf, which are the main ones in the world, if they link up to the Asian grid, the United States is really a second-rate power. A lot is at stake in not withdrawing from Iraq."
iran  china  iraq  usa  war  oil  power  politics  asian 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Failed Revolution
"In the end, Republicans didn’t shrink the government. But they did degrade it. Baghdad and New Orleans are the arrival destinations of a movement based on deep contempt for governance."
iraq  war  neworleans  nyc  newspapers  republicans  gop  washington  politics 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CSM: The value of a pro-war blogger's reports from Iraq
"[...] Roggio has become less a reporter than a validator of the pro-war viewpoint to many. He has become a phenomenon among war supporters, most of whom, judging from reader comments, read him largely because they agree with his views."
war  iraq  weblogs  blogging  media  journalism 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Embittered Insiders Turn Against Bush
"The whole philosophy of using American strength for good in the world, for a foreign policy that is really value-based instead of balanced-power-based, I don't think is disproven by Iraq. But it's certainly discredited."
iraq  war  president  bush  elections  republicans  gop 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Where Plan A Left Ahmad Chalabi
“I’ve been a friend of America, and I’ve been its enemy. America betrays its friends. It sets them up and betrays them. I’d rather be America’s enemy.”
iraq  war  middleeast  mideast  uk  usa  bush  cheney  friendship 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Losses Color a Patriotic Town's View of the Iraq War
"At first I supported the war, but lately I don't understand what's going on. I don't understand why we're still there and getting attacked. But whatever they ask me to do, I'll do it."
usa  war  iraq  politics  election  alabama  military 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Portrait of Bush as a Victim of His Own Certitude
“What the president says in effect is, We’ve got to press on in honor of the memory of those who have fallen. Another way to say that is we’ve got to have more men fall to honor the memories of those who have already fallen.”
iraq  september11  911  president  bush  books  nonfiction  interviews 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
The New Yorker: The World after 9/11
"We were attackable. And so our enemies lost their respect for all of our billions of dollars’ worth of hardware."
911  september11  terrorism  usa  europe  afghanistan  iraq  iran  lebanon  war  politics 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online: Bob Bateman's Letter to Romenesko
"I live in a city in which Boss Tweed would feel completely at ease. I want to help create his Thomas Nast, or the Iraqi Upton Sinclair, and there is only one way to do that. Education."
iraq  education  journalism  media  middleeast 
december 2005 by allaboutgeorge
FlaT-U: Newspaper's war coverage falling short of the mark
"This unfolding story should be handled as if it is one of the biggest and most important stories in a generation and as if it is deeply important to many readers in our community."
war  iraq  terrorism  journalism  media  newspapers 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
W'IAN: Chat with Anthony Shadid
"I guess I see the ambition of reporting as understanding as well as possible the sentiments, history, fears, hopes, frustrations and so on of the person I'm covering. Without that, it becomes difficult to write incisively."
writing  journalism  newspapers  books  interviews  iraq 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge Nation -- Interview: Josh Rushing
"It upset me on a profound level that I wasn't bothered as much the night before. It makes me hate war. But it doesn't make me believe we can live in a world without war yet."
television  media  journalism  cable  aljazeera  usa  terrorism  iraq 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaMo: "Confessions of a Humvee Liberal" by Michael Hirsh
"Wars are always deadly, no matter how perfectly planned. That's why one tries so hard to avoid them -- and why the whole idea of a 'war of choice' is a sin in itself."
iraq  war  terror  books  911  bush  usa  politics 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Fighting Words
"You hear two ideas in what they are saying here: An implicit critique of 'what am I doing here?' but at the same time, the idea of loyalty to your street soldiers, loyalty to your troops, loyalty to the guys you ride with."
hiphop  music  songwriting  iraq  military 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: City of ghosts
"But it is clear that by completely destroying this Sunni city, with the help of a mostly Shia National Guard, the US military has fanned the seeds of a civil war that is definitely coming. If there are elections now and the Shia win, that war is certain.
iraq  usa 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Bush Sending the Wrong Message as Chaos Smolders in Iraq
"Since the federal budget is already in deficit, that means we are effectively passing the bill for this war onto our children through an increased national debt."
bush  iraq  politics  usa  war 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
SeaP-I: Can we save country from its leaders?
"These people want to control what happens in my bedroom, in my body, but they are A-OK with us having killed 100,000 Iraqis, and mounting. I just don't get them."
bush  elections  identity  iraq  politics  usa 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Conservative values trump other issues for many in suburbs
"He's a churchgoing man who isn't afraid to say he didn't used to be, and that's more important to me than stuff like Iraq. I disagree with a lot of what's happening in Iraq, but that's not most important in my head."
bush  elections  identity  iraq  politics  usa 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: A Post-Bush Mind-Set
"(T)he Harris Poll showed that 41 percent of Americans still link Saddam Hussein with the hijackers. What's more disheartening is the gender gap of misinformation: 51 percent of women compared with 29 percent of men connect Iraq and al Qaeda."
gender  iraq  polls  saddam  usa 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Citing Politics, Studio Cancels Documentary
"This came out to be a documentary that condemns, basically, war. This is supposed to be a special edition of 'Three Kings,' not a polemic about war."
cinema  corporations  elections  iraq  politics 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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