We would have 150,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guantanamo Bay would be open. There would be no public option on healthcare, and policy costs would continue to rise. Seniors would face cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. DADT would be Pentagon policy. Wall Street would get all the tax breaks they wanted, paid … Continue reading If Bush had been allowed to win another term as President, then:
Our soldiers died for a Theocracy in Iraq?
The Associated Press reports today that tens of thousands of Americans died or were wounded to create a theocracy in Iraq. The news was downplayed by big media, but the following is the report: An agreement signed by Iraq's two main Shiite blocs seeking to govern the country gives the final decision on all their … Continue reading Our soldiers died for a Theocracy in Iraq?
Iraq elections look like phoney, corrupt exercise
Preparations for elections in Iraq next month have been thrown into disarray by a row over a court ruling allowing hundreds of candidates to stand, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The candidates were banned because they are affiliated with Saddam Hussein's Baath party which ruled the country before the invasion in 2003. The … Continue reading Iraq elections look like phoney, corrupt exercise
Now, I know why we went to war in Iraq
There are about 250,000 American soldiers and U.S. paid contractors still in Iraq, all devoted to the latest effort there "Operation Enduring Misery." Meanwhile, the defense industry wants us to hike the forces in Afghanistan to 200,000 soldiers and contractors. The two colonies have cost us about a trillion dollars in recent years and about … Continue reading Now, I know why we went to war in Iraq
Hundreds of gays killed in occupied, so-called freedom-loving Iraq
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the name the U.S. military uses to describe the occupation and attempted colonization of Iraq. Some 4,331 American soldiers have died as a result of this blunderbush attack and 31,156 wounded - many severely, amputations, blindness, paralysis. A trillion dollars have been spent financing this offensive (good word), more than universal … Continue reading Hundreds of gays killed in occupied, so-called freedom-loving Iraq
Ban books and internet sites – is that why 4,331 Americans died for Iraqi "freedom"?
The Iraq government decision to control the flow of information both in print and online have raised fears of a crackdown on free speech reminiscent of the regime of ex-dictator Saddam Hussein. AFP reports that a decision to screen imported books plus plans for Internet filters are being seen as a sign that the years … Continue reading Ban books and internet sites – is that why 4,331 Americans died for Iraqi "freedom"?
French may take Iraq, America French fried
Remember when France decided not to support our war and occupation of Iraq? And some media neo-cons derided French culture? And some called french fries, freedom fries? It was fashionable at the time to promote the idea that we were helping Iraq, building relationships, and bonding in a way that meant guaranteed oil and great … Continue reading French may take Iraq, America French fried
Our guys are killed, Iraq’s oil goes to China, Britain
This news today from Wall Street Journal: BAGHDAD (Dow Jones)--A consortium of BP PLC (BP.LN) and China's CNPC Tuesday won the contract for Rumaila oil field - the largest oil field in Iraq and one of the largest in the world, the Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said. The consortium had been seeking $3.99 remuneration … Continue reading Our guys are killed, Iraq’s oil goes to China, Britain