It’s been over 11 years since the President of the United States has had congressional authorization to go to war in Iraq. We’re told that the war in Iraq is over. However, the authorization to send American soldiers into Iraq is still in effect, and could be used to justify a military return to the [...]
It’s an interesting idea, to memorialize one of the most embarrassing periods of American foreign policy and military history. What would this new war memorial look like? [...]
We wouldn’t have the sequester today, if it wasn’t for all the wasteful military spending that took place to enable the invasion and occupation of Iraq. However, Republicans and conservative Democrats remain reluctant to cut military spending back down to pre-war levels, and have worked to obfuscate the true financial cost of the war. [...]
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 [...]
Four years ago, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Unity08 refused to remove “delegates” from its list after they became disgusted with it.
This week, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Americans Elect is refusing to tell companies gathering signatures for [...]
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 [...]
Do you remember the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001?
Events were canceled out of respect for the dead. People cried in public. The newspapers ran entire sections on the attacks for months. Nations around the world played the Star Spangled Banner and raised the American flag at official ceremonies in respect for [...]
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. [...]
Wikileaks will soon release 500,000 secret documents from the U.S. government about the Iraq War. [...]
In spite of the declared end of combat operations in Iraq, combat operations in Iraq continue. The war is over, and so the war goes on. [...]
Unless we’re willing to accept an unending American military occupation of Iraq, the surge strategy looks like a remarkable failure. [...]