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Counting The Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan
As if proving a widely held view that Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan tend to be trigger happy, Blackwater USA, a private security firm, is embroiled in a controversy over its involvement in a roadside shootout in Baghdad that killed eight Iraqis. It turns out that the 30,000 American private...
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Iraq and Afghanistan Two Sides of Same Coin
On the sixth anniversary of 9/11, Canadians have been inundated with what are largely American concerns: Is it time to scale back the annual commemoration at the World Trade Centre? What to make of the week-long photo-op by Gen. David Petraeus, Ambassador Ryan Crocker and President George W. Bush?...
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In Pakistan: Fighting Someone Else's War
The war the Pakistan army is being made to fight in the two Waziristans is not our war. It is a war calibrated to an American agenda, Pakistan being asked to pull the chestnuts out of a fire the Americans have started.Yet so helpless is this government, so tightly held in America's embrace, that it...
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Drug War's Latest Achievement: Boosting Global Terrorism
Thirty-eight million arrests, most for simple possession. Lives ruined, families disrupted. America turned into the most prison-happy nation on the face of the earth. Illegal rewards incentivizing shooting fields in inner-city neighborhoods - enough bloodshed to appall even an Al Capone. More than...
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When Mental Healthcare Goes AWOL
America must quit treating its National Guardsmen and reserves like second-class soldiers. To an unprecedented extent, President Bush has been relying on the men and women of our National Guard to help fight his war in Iraq. Today, they make up approximately 20 percent of the force, down from a...
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In May 2013, protesters marched in Washington D.C. to demand that government hold the "too big to jail" banks accountable for the ongoing home foreclosure crisis. (Photo: Stephen D. Melkisethian/ cc via Flickr) Views
How the Bush Administration Is Turning the USA into a Subprime Borrower
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." - George W Bush Much in the same way that US investors were "steered" into rip-off mortgage loans, the entire country has been "steered" into...
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Fox Attacks: Iran
"Fox Attacks: Iran" is a bold effort to provide Americans with a different view of our policy toward Iran than the one Fox News keeps pushing on us. While Fox beats the drums for war, Robert Greenwald has produced documentary evidence that unmasks the 'coverage' for what it is: propaganda to get...
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How Can This Bloody Failure Be Regarded as a Good War?
The Western Occupation of Afghanistan Has Brought Neither Peace Nor Development - and It Fuels The Terror Threat
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Tehranophobia
On Monday, the Iranophobia of US president George Bush was once again on display. The occasion was the joint press conference he gave at his Camp David resort along with Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai. Contradicting Karzai's statement in a CNN interview on Sunday that Iran was "a helper and...
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Pakistan Leader Says Talk of US Strikes Hurts Terror Fight
KARACHI, Pakistan - President General Pervez Musharraf said yesterday that suggestions the United States might carry out unilateral attacks against Al Qaeda fighters on Pakistani soil were counterproductive. The Pakistani leader's comments, his first public expression of displeasure on the subject...
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