Tag Archive for Iraq

The Army We Have…

Two sobering investigative reports in the nation’s leading newsweeklies this week.  Time Magazine reports our soldiers in Iraq have turned to anti-depressents to help their cope with this war without end. Newsweek reports soliders faced with the prospect of returning to Iraq are instead suffering from self-inflicted wounds.

CA-46: It’s Time to Retire Crazy Dana

So have you seen the crazy things happening with “Crazy Dana” lately? Have you heard what he’s said? Have you seen his voting record? Are you just tired of his overall history of craziness? Well, it’s not like we are obligated to suffer any longer. Debbie Cook is running, after all. And come on, doesn’t Debbie…

CA-46: “Crazy Dana” Jumps off the Deep End… Again!

“They seem like more like pranks, hazing pranks from some fraternity than some well-thought-out policy of how do you torture someone and get information from them. [...] I will have to tell you, when most people hear the word “torture”, which has been bandied around here, I don’t believe that they think of it as…

Remembering California’s Iraq Occupation Dead

From the LATimes today: A Times analysis provides a portrait of the state’s military personnel who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. CLICK HERE or on the image above to view the video. Today’s entire BRAD BLOG is turned over today to the names of the U.S. troops who have been killed in…

MSM Musings on Memorial Day

So I get up early Sunday morning and flip on the news and there is Flash Report publisher Jon Flieschman on Channel 4 KNBC telling viewers that Barack Obama is going to raise taxes on all Americans.  Ah, no he’s not.  Only on those Americans in the upper 2 percent of all taxpayers.  But repeat…

Support the Troops Coming Home, Support the New GI Bill

I just got a special alert from Young Democrats of America about something really important. Right now, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) are sponsoring a bill to ensure our Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans get the education they deserve once they’re home. This is considered to be the new “21st Century GI…

This is Support for the Troops?

After five years of bumper stickers and magnets on cars proclaiming support for our troops, reality has begun to rear its ugly head. Yes, it is ugly. For lo these five years, the right wing – who still controls the White House agenda as well as the results of what comes out of the Democratic-majority…