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Iraq War


Air America Radio RIP

January 22, 2010

The liberal national radio network, Air America Radio, signs off for the last time next Monday. The company is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, just a few weeks shy of its sixth anniversary. Here is the official…

Should Obama follow Eisenhower example

April 12, 2009

Jean Edward Smith, the John Marshall professor of Political Science at Marshall University, wrote in today’s NY Times Smith tells how Pres. Dwight Eisenhower was willing to go against his own Republican Party and negotiate…

Post-traumatic stress disorders rise

May 28, 2008

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: The number of troops with new cases of post-traumatic stress disorder jumped by roughly 50 percent in 2007 amid the military buildup in Iraq and increased violence there and in…

Radio : Oliver North

May 6, 2008

Oliver North will be in Pensacola to promote his new book, “American Heroes” and I will talk to him Wednesday at 1:15 on IN Your Head Radio. North is a Vietnam veteran awarded the Silver Star,…

Radio: Wounds that Don’t Heal

May 1, 2008

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are bringing a new generation face to face with the horrors of battle and its painful aftermath when they return home. It is the subject of this week’s Independent News…

Faces of American War deaths

March 21, 2008

USA Today has statistical breakdown in the U.S. death toll in the five-year Iraq War. The total deaths is 3983 serviceman, plus eight Defense Department civilians. 77% are under age 30. Army 72% Marines 25% Navy…


Cost of Iraq War

September 3, 2007

The Washington Post reports that: President Bush plans to ask Congress next month for up to $50 billion in additional funding for the war in Iraq, a White House official said yesterday, a move that appears…


Surprise, surprise. Miller says we are winning war

August 8, 2007

Our Congressman Jeff Miller and five other members of a U.S. congressional delegation spent Monday meeting with the U.S. commander in Iraq, Army Gen. David Petraeus at the home of Ryan Crocker, Washington’s ambassador to Baghdad.…


Cindy Sheehan resigns

May 29, 2007

Sheehan is the mother of Casey Sheehan who died fighting in Iraq. She has been an outspoken critic of the Iraq War and got attention for the peace effort by camping outside Pres. Bush’s Texas ranch.…


Twain’s War Prayer

May 28, 2007

I’m a big Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) fan. Disgusted by the Spanish-American War, Clemens wrote a short anti-war prose poem called “The War Prayer.” His family, friends and his publisher thought it was so inflammatory…


Mainstream media indicted

April 21, 2007

Bill Moyers tackles the media and its role in the Iraq War next week on his PBS show. Northwest Florida makes the show: Moyers also asserts that editors at the Panama City (Fla.) News-Herald received an…


What’s an Iraq War victory?

April 16, 2007

The other point I pondered while in bed was the Iraq War. Re-read the book “Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq: Books” by Thomas E. Ricks. How do we define “victory” in Iraq? We can…


More blood shed

April 9, 2007

What started as war to find weapons of mass destruction, topple a dictator and end the war on terrorism as descended into in religious civil war between Sunni and Shiites. Our soldiers have become referees –…


Vets Protest

April 2, 2007

Press Release: VETERANS FOR PEACE MARCH IN SUPPORT OF MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE’S TRUTH TO POWER RALLY On Saturday, April 7, 2007, Veterans for Peace, Northwest Florida, will march shoulder to shoulder with Pensacola’s Movement for Change’s…