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SF War Protest

Thursday, March 20th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Although I had a pretty crazy day yesterday and, unfortunately, didn’t make it to the local anti-war demonstration here in Saratoga to mark 5 years in Iraq, I did take a look at some of the photos from yesterday’s protests in San Francisco: Looking at the photos brought back memories of living in San Francisco [...]

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Fund the Iraq War or…

Friday, January 19th, 2007 · No Comments

View source image from NY Times New York Times: What $1.2 Trillion Can Buy: The way to come to grips with $1.2 trillion is to forget about the number itself and think instead about what you could buy with the money. When you do that, a trillion stops sounding anything like millions or billions. For [...]

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Tragic Deaths in Iraq

Thursday, June 1st, 2006 · 4 Comments

I almost always have nothing but respect for our soldiers, especially those who are put in harm’s way on a daily basis, but how does attempting to “disable the vehicle” result in the death of two women, including one on her way to give birth? I know, fortunately, thanks to the bravery of so many [...]

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Bush Admits Wrongdoing

Thursday, December 15th, 2005 · Comments Off

The impossible has happened: Bush has admitted fault! Someone’s approval numbers must really stink (currently at 39% approval and 55% disapproval). Bush: Iraq Invasion My Responsibility: WASHINGTON – President Bush said Wednesday the responsibility for invading Iraq based in part on faulty weapons intelligence rested solely with him, taking on the issue in his most [...]

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Never-Ending War

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 · Comments Off

With no end in sight and the non-stop cost of war in Iraq rapidly approaching $200 billion, Bush is determined to “stay the course,” as usual. Bush Urges Patience With Iraq War: The speech came at a time when Bush’s approval ratings in all polls are at their lowest. The same surveys also show diminishing [...]

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Iraq Mud Wrestling

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 · Comments Off

In the lastest American military faux pas to mark the never-ending war in Iraq, American MP women were caught on camera mud wrestling at Camp Bucca, a military prison, the New York Daily News reports: “One female soldier, a prison guard with the 160th Military Police Battalion, was photographed baring her breast and showing off [...]

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Lost Explosives

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 · 4 Comments

I’m eager to hear how Bush plans to rationalize this one. How the hell do you lose track of 300+ tons of explosives? I don’t own a gun, but I’d imagine that if I did, I’d be damn sure that I’d know where it was at any given moment. I can’t even imagine what 300+ [...]

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War & Peace

Monday, October 4th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Check out Dan’s interesting commentary, War is Peace, on Mere Sketches: “(W)ar for Bush is like peace for the Democrats. In war, Republicans get to play on their traditional strength of national security. The party in power benefits from the rallying around the flag. US soliders – stuck in the middle – are damn good [...]

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87 Billion

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 · Comments Off

What does $87 billion look like? You know, that money that we’re sending to Iraq instead of to our children, education, healthcare, environmental cleanup. It looks like this. [ Via Jenny and Joe in DC ]

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Myths Make Good History

Thursday, September 9th, 2004 · Comments Off

Dan has an excellent blog entry from yesterday, parts of which I’m simply going to quote here: “War creates a mythic reality where everything our side does is okay. I once wrote – in a footnote to a history paper, as a throwaway line – that ‘myth is uncomplicated history.’ My professor circled it in [...]

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