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Anyone who's watched news coverage about Iraq over the last 25 years or so has probably seen Tariq Aziz. He was a part of Saddam Hussein's inner circle from the first day the dictator took power. However, unlike 'Chemical Ali' and the rest of Saddam's henchman, Aziz was never a strong man for the regime.
He was more or less the public face of Saddam's Iraq. He was the one who spoke for Iraq at the UN and traveled to America for diplomatic meetings. Charges against Aziz stem from the murder of 42 merchants by Saddam's regime, killed because Saddam thought they were apart of a conspiracy... (more)
...Mashaal’s despicable statements mirror exactly what Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has been saying for years. I wonder if Jimmy Carter would also like to sit down with Ahmadinejad who we now know is directly responsible for the deaths and wounding of many U.S. soldiers who are fighting in Iraq.
Unfortunately, I would expect nothing less from Carter who just last week laid a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat. During his bloody reign as leader of the PLO, Arafat was responsible for an untold number of attacks on Israel that resulted in the murders of many innocent men,... (more)
In his latest column, NY Times Op-ed writer Frank Rich gets it wrong (as usual) when talking about Iraq. This week in particular Frank misses the mark with his explanation of why movies about the Iraq war do so poorly at the Box Office.
He claims Americans want to avoid talking about the war or seeing images of it, because it's all too depressing and horrific to come to terms with.
It would take another column to list all the movies and TV shows about Iraq that have gone belly up at the box office or in Nielsen ratings in the nearly four years since the war’s only breakout commercial... (more)
...and two dates: his birth date and his death date. He had no record of any bad habits or of associating with the wrong crowd. In fact, when he was murdered, he was on his way home heeding his father’s request to, “hurry home from the mall.” Shaw’s mother is an Army sergeant stationed in Iraq. She is currently home to bury her son – something no parent should every have to do but especially in this situation.
The sole reason for Shaw’s death is because Espinosa is hispanic and Shaw was black. Espinosa is linked to the 18th Street Gang and no doubt committed the... (more)
As the Iraq war death toll rises to a grim 4,000, one can’t help but wonder what direction are we going in? Why can’t anyone speak up and admit that this has gone too far? We all want national security, the right to protect ourselves, our country and our future as we are entitled to it. But at what cost? When do we stop listening to scare tactics and start realizing that our U.S. troops are fighting in a country where none of the 9/11 terrorists came from. The facts - 15 were from Saudi Arabia, 2 from United Arab Emirates, 1 from Egypt and 1 from Lebanon. None were from the countries we... (more)
... candidate; indeed the one who appears destined for the Democratic nomination. However, being male myself,and speaking in generalities, I am fully aware of what happens when a man is confronted with a fight. It becomes personal with little chance of either side backing down or compromising ( Does Iraq ring a bell?). Fighting for that in which you believe is an admirable trait; unwillingness to find common ground is not. And trust me, there will be many,many fights for whomever ends up with the grand prize. In my experiences the women on this planet are more likely to find an equitable... (more)
...the Senate. I'm not supporting Hillary or Obama, but to elect Obama would be to put the fate of the country in the hands of someone armed with soaring oratory and little else.
I also find it amazing that Obama has gotten so much traction with his argument that he was against the Iraq war from the beginning. He says he never voted for the war, but that's because he hadn't been elected to the Senate yet. So his argument is that he would have voted against it had he been their. How the hell do we know that?
Maybe he would have, but that seems like a mighty thin... (more)
...The nominated documentaries are each educational, thought-provoking, and extraordinary in their own way. They certainly deserve more recognition, as do documentary films, in general.DOCUMENTARY FEATURE No End In Sight --The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerrilla war, warlord rule, criminality, and anarchy. (Charles Ferguson / Audrey Mars)Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience—Explores the first-hand accounts of American soldiers through their own words. (Richard E. Robbins / The Documentary... (more)
...which in case you were among those who didn’t know, aired on ABC last night, was the lowest rated ceremony of the 80 year history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The official “least watched” Oscar™ ceremony was 2003 – the year we invaded Iraq and the year before Michael Moore turned the stage into his personal pulpit of hate and vitriol.
Last night’s ceremony is headed into the books with the potential of having garnered (no pun intended Jennifer) fewer than 33 million viewers. That’s just over 10 percent of ... (more)
...Larry the Cable Guy. Biden must have meant something else, but when the gun went off and the bullet pierced his foot, there was no time for damage control. No, there has to be more to Obama than his "articulate" speech.
Perhaps it is Obama's plan for getting American troops out of Iraq. It was Obama who called Bush's current policy a "unilateral plan that has caused great damage" around the world. So Bush's plan to bring Democracy to nations that heretofore have never known the freedom of voting? In islamic controlled nations, "support" for suicide bombings has gone down... (more)