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Keeping US troops in Iraq won’t solve the chaos there

More than a dozen protesters were killed in Iraq last week — pushing the total to over 600 since anti-government protests began last October. The movement has already resulted in the resignation of the prime minister and shows no signs of…

‘We Want To Keep The Oil’

“Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand, workin’ in the dark against your fellow man. But as sure as God made black and white what’s down in the dark will be brought to the light.” ~ Johnny Cash/traditional, ‘God’s Gonna Cut…

Uncle Sam Sent Me To Rehab For PTSD

I arrived an absolute mess; most of us did. Bloated cheeks, sunken eyes, wearing my PTSD and depression on every inch of my face. I can’t say I really wanted to be there, even if I had volunteered. Ironic, wasn’t it? This, a civilian…

Troops Out of Syria and Afghanistan? That’s a Good Start!

We all had a big shock this week when, seemingly out of the blue, President Trump announced that he was removing US troops from Syria and would draw down half of the remaining US troops in Afghanistan. The president told us the troops were…

After 17 Years of War, Afghanistan Is All But Forgotten

Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, John Bolton, Paul Wolfowitz and the other neo-con wild boys who came to power with George W. Bush in 2001 all shared a vision. In their minds, they saw a cowed, conquered Iraq as the stepping stone to a wider…