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  • At last! Have they finally found a 'weapon of mass destruction' in Iraq?

    02/05/2010 11:32:56 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 2,883+ views ^ | Feb. 5, 2010 | Carol Driver
    They have been searching in Iraq for the past nine years, 10 months and 15 days. Today, the hard work finally paid off as soldiers found one of those elusive ‘weapons of mass destruction’ that Saddam Hussein was supposed to have been hiding. So is it all round to Tony Blair's house for celebratory drinks? Unfortunately the discovery came just a few days late for the former prime minister, who could have used the extraordinary find as proof he was right about Iraq all along during the Chilcot Inquiry. But from the looks of the rocket, it would appear unlikely...
  • Some Reflections on the Iraq War

    02/04/2010 6:56:59 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 152+ views
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 2/4/10 | Purple Mountains
    I still hear lots of people saying that the Iraq War was stupid, not necessary and not related to Islamic fundamentalism. They also contend that President Bush was wrong to involve us in that war. The problem with the people who say this is that not only do they continue to ignore the multiple reasons for the incursion that have been discussed ad infinitum (belief Saddam had WMD, violations of the terms of Desert Storm, attempt to assassinate Bush 41, multiple violations of UN edicts, the oil-for food scandal, etc., etc.), but also that these critics have much too short...
  • Ex-POW in Iraq war recalls nightmares, depression

    02/04/2010 3:39:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 869+ views
    AP ^ | February 3, 2010 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON – Shoshana Johnson survived gunshot wounds to both legs and 22 days as a prisoner of war in Iraq. Life wasn't so easy when she came home, either. In a new book out this week, the 37-year-old single mother describes mental health problems related to her captivity and tells how it felt to play second fiddle in the media to fellow POW Jessica Lynch, who was captured in the same ambush. "It was kind of hurtful," the former Army cook said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "If I'd been a petite, cutesy thing, it would've been...
  • David Kelly post mortem to be kept secret for 70 years as doctors accuse Lord Hutton of concealing..

    01/23/2010 7:38:37 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 45 replies · 1,285+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 January 2010 | By Miles Goslett
    Vital evidence which could solve the mystery of the death of Government weapons inspector Dr David Kelly will be kept under wraps for up to 70 years. In a draconian – and highly unusual – order, Lord Hutton, the peer who chaired the controversial inquiry into the Dr Kelly scandal, has secretly barred the release of all medical records, including the results of the post mortem, and unpublished evidence. The move, which will stoke fresh speculation about the true circumstances of Dr Kelly’s death, comes just days before Tony Blair appears before the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War. It...
  • Free the Navy SEALs Now

    12/10/2009 6:15:13 PM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies · 2,859+ views
    Investors Business daily ^ | December 10, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Law: American heroes are arraigned for allegedly punching a terrorist in wartime. What happens to Tiger Woods isn't vital to our country's future. What happens to Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe is. People are more likely to recognize the names of Tiger's alleged bimbo eruptions than the names of these three Navy SEALs we sent into battle. They are not household names in a nation consumed with Climate Gate, the public option and the antics of billionaire athletes. An administration consumed with apologies has said the architect of 9/11's massacre, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, must be given all the...
  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/27/2009 5:09:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,652+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 27, 2009 | IBD edirorial staff
    War On Terror: As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed receives the benefits of U.S. justice, three Navy SEALs face court-martial for allegedly punching a captured terrorist who hanged Americans from a bridge in Fallujah. Apparently our efforts to impress the world about the marvels of our criminal justice system require us to give foreign terrorists such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who invented the manned cruise missiles that flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and plowed into a Pennsylvania field on its way to the Capitol Building, the full rights and protections of the American citizens he conspired...
  • Sons Of Iwo Jima (Excellent Haditha "massacre" article)

    05/30/2006 5:15:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 2,149+ views
    Invest. business Daily ^ | 5/30/06 | staff
    War In Iraq: The press is salivating over the prospect of an Iraqi My Lai in the town of Haditha, with ABC trotting out Rep. John Murtha to brand U.S. troops war criminals just in time for Memorial Day. Appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week," and with the matter still under investigation, Murtha, D-Pa., decided it would be sentence first and trial later when he proclaimed Marines responding to an attack in the town of Haditha on Nov. 19 guilty of murder of at least 15 Iraqi civilians. The incident began as a Marine convoy of Kilo Company, Third Battalion,...
  • The Iraq Syndrome (Great Read)

    06/09/2006 5:14:05 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 1,193+ views
    IBD ^ | June 9, 2006 | IBD
    Those who equate Haditha with My Lai, and Iraq with Vietnam, would do well to remember the last time we gave peace a chance. For millions of innocents, it was the peace of the grave. If there's anyone who condones the deliberate murder of civilians, it is not the U.S. government but the anti-war left and its unindicted co-conspirators in the media. Thanks largely to their efforts, we abandoned Vietnam and ushered in an era of mass carnage, boat people and reeducation camps that resulted in more death after the war than during it. After Saigon's "liberation," summary executions of...
  • 2 former colonels sentenced: Military contract case had ties to Murtha

    10/14/2009 10:10:44 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies · 2,389+ views
    Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | 10-13-09 | Melissa Nelson
    Published: October 13, 2009 11:27 pm 2 former colonels sentenced: Military contract case had ties to Murtha By MELISSA NELSON The Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. — A federal judge sentenced two former Air Force colonels to prison on Tuesday for destroying documents, lying to a grand jury and other crimes related to a wider fraud scheme by contractors and defense lobbyists with ties to powerful Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown. The men, both engineers and graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy, are among those accused by federal prosecutors who are looking into alleged wrongdoing by contractors with ties to Murtha, chairman...
  • Flashback: CBS Had No Difficulty Finding Van Jones for 2003 Anti-Iraq War Protest

    09/10/2009 9:34:52 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 2 replies · 535+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 10, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    If your rely only news sources were the three major broadcast networks, or one of the top major national papers, the name "Van Jones" might prompt you to say, "Who?" But, while the media had difficulty reporting on Van Jones the embattled member of the Obama Administration, it had no such trouble covering Van Jones the anti-Iraq War protestor. Jones, who was President Barack Obama's so-called "green jobs czar" resigned in the middle of the night on Sept. 6 - a Saturday night/Sunday morning on Labor Day weekend. He had for weeks been embroiled in controversy after revelations that he...
  • British guard appears in court over Baghdad killings

    08/11/2009 12:50:30 PM PDT · by Allegra · 4 replies · 328+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 8, 2009 | Martin Chulov and Steven Morris
    The British security contractor accused of murdering two western colleagues in Baghdad and critically wounding an Iraqi appeared in court today and "made a full confession" about his role in the alleged rampage, according to a senior Iraqi official. Daniel Fitzsimons, a former Paratrooper, appeared before an investigative judge who told him he faces the death penalty if convicted. Interior ministry spokesman Major General Abdul-Kareem Kalaph said last night that Fitzsimons had confessed during the brief hearing to shooting dead his colleagues.
  • IAEA chief: should have "howled" louder on Iraq

    08/10/2009 1:43:25 PM PDT · by james500 · 31 replies · 1,720+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/10/2009 | Tabassum Zakaria
    The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said he should have "howled harder" on Iraq and that the war was the most "dissatisfying moment" of his life. Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in responding to 10 questions in Time magazine, also said the jury is out on whether Iran was developing nuclear weapons. One of the main justifications for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 by the administration of President George W. Bush was the assertion that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were found in the years since the...
  • The Cat's Out of the Bag(Murtha and the dems plan)

    02/15/2007 3:02:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 123 replies · 3,253+ views
    Hugh Hewitt/ ^ | February 15, 2007 | Dean Barnett
    This story deserves more attention than it’s gotten, so I’m going to give it some. The eagle-eyed NZ Bear while running the show at the Victory Caucus noticed a strange little blurb on the website of, for those of you fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with the group, boasts on its masthead that it wants to “Move Congress to End the War in Iraq.” This morning, the group was scheduled to be blessed with an exclusive briefing from Jack Murtha on how…well, I’ll let you see how described Murtha’s agenda: Chairman Murtha will describe his strategy for...
  • US Deaths in Iraq highest in 8 months, increased for 3 straight. Will msm attack like with Bush?

    05/28/2009 7:23:24 PM PDT · by jeltz25 · 36 replies · 1,971+ views
    5-2009 5-2009 21 0 0 21 28 0.75 4-2009 4-2009 19 0 0 19 30 0.63 3-2009 3-2009 9 0 0 9 31 0.29
  • Donald Rumsfeld covered Iraq briefing papers with Biblical texts

    05/17/2009 8:34:38 PM PDT · by Irish Rose · 53 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 May 2009 | Alex Spillius
    Donald Rumsfeld covered Iraq briefing papers with Biblical texts According to a report in GQ magazine the religious texts were imposed over pictures of the US armed forces engaged in the war. Shown to only a small circle of senior advisers, the pages were first used on the eve of the 2003 invasion and were designed to provide support and encouragement to Mr Bush, a Christian who often cited the Bible while in office. Some Pentagon officials feared that if the documents were leaked at the height of the conflict, the use of Christian language to justify the invasion of...
  • Five US soldiers killed in shooting at American base in Baghdad,

    05/11/2009 7:24:51 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 40 replies · 2,331+ views
    BBC ^ | May 11th 20091
    LATEST:Five US soldiers killed in shooting at American base in Baghdad, US military says. More to follow. _
  • US solider give motivational talk to Iraqis

    04/27/2009 4:16:52 PM PDT · by MNDude · 2 replies · 240+ views
    this video is great, but I'm really annoyed that since the military won't identify the man, FoxNews is requesting viewers to identify him:,2933,518143,00.html
  • War Resistor Successfully Challenges 'Misconduct' Charge

    04/22/2009 2:22:04 AM PDT · by FreeAndEqual · 26 replies · 938+ views
    DigitalJournal Magazine ^ | April 21/2009 | Stephen Dohnberg
    War Resistor Sgt Chiroux successfully challenged his misconduct hearing, facing down the U.S. Army and offering a potential "green light" for other soldiers challenging the legality of U.S. action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Happy Surrender on Iraq today Sen. Reid

    04/20/2009 8:46:12 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 422+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 4/20/09 | alaphiah
    Well there is nothing like time to allow one to see the truth. Senator Reid was flat out lying about the war in order to score political points and win the presidency for Democrats and he was lying so that Democrat could increase their control of Congress. [Both objectives accomplished but at what cost to America?]
  • Toby Keith Launches Expletive-Laced Tirade Against Ethan Hawke

    04/07/2009 1:43:32 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 37 replies · 1,966+ views ^ | 04/07/09 | Uncredited
    LAS VEGAS — Ethan Hawke might want to avoid crossing paths with Toby Keith in the near future. The country star lit into the actor for an article Hawke wrote in the new issue of Rolling Stone about Kris Kristofferson. In it, Hawke refers to a blowup Kristofferson had with an unnamed country star back in 2003 that sounds a lot like Toby Keith. But a furious Keith, speaking backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards, said it wasn't true, and added that Hawke did not name him in the story because he did not want to face him...