Tag Archive for Iraq

Supporting the Troops is More Than Supporting Their Mission

HT to Wired Magazine’s Danger Room blog. This piece from Senator Edward M. Kennedy and former Senator Max Cleland.  I voted for Kennedy twice when I lived in Boston.  I do remember him kicking Mitt Romney to the curb in three debates in 1994. It was fun to watch. Kennedy, Cleland: Stop Messing with Vets’…

Highlights of Pelosi’s Bipartisan bill on Military Readiness

The bipartisan Department of Defense Appropriations bill strengthens America’s military by: Investing in equipment, training and cutting-edge weaponry, including body armor and vehicles proven to save lives in Iraq; Restoring depleted equipment for the National Guard and Reserves; Funding a larger pay raise (3.5 percent) for our troops than the President requested; and Strengthening health…

More Phony Soldiers Who Don’t Get Military Ethos

from today’s Washington Post: ‘I Don’t Think This Place Is Worth Another Soldier’s Life’ After 14 months in a Baghdad district torn by mounting sectarian violence, members of one U.S. unit are tired, bitter and skeptical.   By Joshua Partlow Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, October 27, 2007; A01 BAGHDAD, Oct. 26 Their line of tan…

“Phony Soldiers” or 12 Who Don’t Get Military Ethos?

As State Rep. Chuck DeVore reminds me, I’ve never served in the military and I just don’t get military ethos. Yet as I review vast titles of newspapers and magazines daily, I keep coming across columns like this one in today’s Washington Post.  No doubt, Rush Limbaugh would call these writers “phony soldiers” and Chuck…

Find Out What’s Really Happening in Iraq This Sunday

Have you been following the news about the Iraq Occupation lately? Are you getting frustrated by all this talk about Blackwater and private contractors ripping off the American taxpayers while they do a huge disservice to our troops and the Iraqi people? Would you like to find out how all of this can be changed?…