Tag Archive for Iraq

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…

I Want a Fighter, Not a Quitter

{Originally posted at MyDD… But please stay tuned at the end, as I have a special personal request for all of you, my beloved TheLiberalOC.com readers. } “One thing I hope you know about me is that I don’t quit.” This is what Hillary said on the campaign trail today in Oregon. Was she being…

Could we afford a McCain Presidency?

Johnny Mac thinks we should stay in Iraq for the next 100 years.  Can we afford to? THE COST OF IRAQ WAR BROKEN DOWN Second:        $3,919  Minute:        $235,160 Hour:          $14,109,589 Day:           $338,630,137 Week:          $2.4 billion  Month:         $10.3 billion Year:          $123.6 billion  [Congressional Research Service, 2/22/08] 

The Cost of War

From the Speaker’s office  March 28, 2008 COST OF THE WAR IN IRAQ Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admits ‘We don’t have troops…ready to go’ to fight the war in Afghanistan This morning, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen joined the ranks of military leaders who have admitted that…

What Do YOU Think About John McCain Coming to OC?

So have you heard the big news? John McCain is coming to town tomorrow. To be a little more specific, he’ll be at The Island Hotel in Newport for a big bucks fundraiser. But wait, will McCain have a chance to get beyond the big bucks GOP donors to hear about what working people here…

4,000 Dead and Counting

Sadly, the Iraq war reached a numerical milestone with the death toll reaching 4,000 soldiers killed in combat. Why we pay so much attention to the round numbers, especially when every single death counts and every single death will leave parents or spouses behind. Every single death with leave children or childhood friends behind. Every…