Submitted by libbyliberal on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 2:30am
Naomi Spencer in “Iraq war resister, a pregnant mother of four, sentenced to 10 months in prison” spells out the compelling tale of Army Pfc. Kimberly Rivera.
Kimberly and Mario Rivera, both natives of Mesquite, TX, met as fellow workers at Walmart. They had their first child when Kimberly was 19 and then a second baby three years later. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:11pm
One of the deepest (and most chilling) tenth anniversary Iraq War analyses is written by Gary Leupp, entitled: The Victory of the Noble Lie: The Neocons Won. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 6:01am
One of my favorite though admittedly depressing quotes of wisdom:
“Hope was the last temptation of Christ.”
This being Easter it seems relevant. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 6:43am
So tell me, as the years have gone by and more and more has become known about the colossal mendacity used to justify and trigger the Iraq War, which some of us knew from the get-go, how come the shock, awe and gratuitous killings, overt and covert, have steamrolled onward within and without Iraq these ten bloody years? Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 3:24am
Chris Hedges’ eloquent, heart-breaking account entitled “The Crucifixion of Tomas Young” is worth a full reading.
Hedges recently traveled to Kansas City to visit the disabled 33-year old Army veteran, Tomas Young, who had been the subject of a movie documentary entitled “Body of War” and whose paraplegic body since then has deteriorated to such a degree Young has decided to put an end to its horrifying regression.
Hedges writes: Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 6:32pm
The "War on Terror"?
Does anyone across the globe, even Americans, not know in their heart of hearts (granted as molecular as that place seems to be for most Americans) what a MURDEROUS (GENOCIDAL) SCAM FOR PROFITEERING the US-declared ‘War on Terror’ was and continues to be?
The US administration and those bipartisan marriage-made-in-hell partners of neoliberals and neocons (h/t to Obama for that bipartisanship he can believe in) are now lamely declaring victory about Iraq.
The ever-obliging, bottom-feeding media, glue to the American government’s amoral status-quo bullshitting and fascistic matrix, is sentimentalizing it. A faux-Hallmark moment defying the ever-blaring American sirens of cognitive dissonance. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Kaylevin on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 12:19am
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 01/20/2011 - 10:08pm
I picked up a provocative book by John J. Mearshimer in B&N today, “Why Leaders Lie -- The Truth About Lying In International Politics” (Oxford, 2011). I highly recommend it. Mearshimer rationally but bluntly explores past and current deadly global military crises promoted by the mendacity of leading “players.” Read below the fold...
Submitted by Mytwords on Fri, 10/02/2009 - 11:07pm
Submitted by MJS on Wed, 04/23/2008 - 6:56pm
A Love Letter to America’s Mesopotamian Friend With Benefits
I found this letter buried beneath John Ashcroft's Water Wiggle in a trunk in the basement. I wonder if we forgot to mail it? Gonna have to go get some stamps...*
Dear Snuggle Pumpers, Read below the fold...
Submitted by SteveAudio on Sun, 11/11/2007 - 11:00pm
Submitted by MJS on Tue, 09/11/2007 - 5:16pm
poor old dickish cheney
never got to serve
and pity poor young georgie bush
who sort of lost his nerve
so many of our neocons
are history’s neo-can’ts
what they need is endless war
it is their second chance
but I would ask a question
perhaps too precise upon the point
how did the bottom line depart
and is the time now out of joint? Read below the fold...
Submitted by Xenophon on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 11:35pm
Submitted by Riggsveda on Tue, 10/31/2006 - 8:29am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 11:49am
Rozen gets it just right: how the fuck can you call yourself an "independent" journalist when you're making promises on paper to politicians not to reveal a political event? Because, a war planning session with the specific purpose of convincing a president to lead a nation to war is an event. Zakaria is a whining beotch. Because, yeah, sure, everybody gets invited to secret, secure locations in Virginia with top administration officials and offered the chance to craft policy months before the rest of the world even knows it's policy. Changing your tune isn't going to help make you more believable, you sluttish punk. Read below the fold...