Afghanistan has banned American soldiers and their NATO allies from Maidan Wardak, a province adjoining the Afghan capital of Kabul. Aimal Faizi, a spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, explains that American soldiers have been accused of participation in the violence, while the U.S. military has refused even to respond to official Afghan government investigators [...]
I would prefer to see the U.S. government pay for clowns to perform silly shows on stage than to see the U.S. military pay for soldiers to keep clowning around with human body parts. [...]
On September 11 2011, 2996 people were killed and some buildings were destroyed in a series of terrorist attacks. These costs we know. What has been the cost of America’s reaction?
The Eisenhower Study Group made up of researchers at Brown and Boston Universities has released a new report entitled Costs of War in which [...]
In one breath, congressman Allen West declares his support for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, costing trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives, in the name of fighting a religion he does not like.
In the next breath, Allen West declares:
“I will curb out of control Government spending…. I will carry the [...]
For the troops, let’s keep fighting, and keep the corruption in Afghanistan going. [...]
According to American military logs of known deaths in the Iraq War, over 60 percent of known fatalities in the war have been civilians known not to be combatants. For every one U.S. “enemy” killed in Iraq, 2.75 Iraqi civilians have been killed. [...]
This morning, 28 oil tankers burned to a crisp in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan. The tankers were headed to Afghanistan to fuel America’s machines of war. [...]
What corruption in the Afghanistan war looks like: The Taliban get cooks and cleaners paid for with U.S. money, and American soldiers get blown up. [...]
The photographs, if released, would illustrate the consequences of that decision, and remind Americans that the best way to protect the lives of American soldiers is not to keep them in a war zone for an entire decade. [...]
Freedom of speech and religion here in the United States doesn’t really endanger anyone in the U.S. military. The people who are really at risk are those who are so zealously religious that they’re wiling to put themselves in harm’s way in wild reaction to a little blasphemy. [...]
While the nation fusses and frets about the moral appropriateness of some guy holding a religious ceremony at his church and burning a few books that (let’s face it) won’t feel a thing, news is breaking that:
* The CIA operated secret “black site” detention and interrogation centers in Afghanistan, Poland, Thailand and possibly elsewhere [...]