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Afghanistan Fight Will Only Get Tougher
The death last Sunday of six Canadian soldiers in southern Afghanistan reminds us of Santayana's famous maxim that those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it. The soldiers were killed near Maiwand, a name meaning nothing to most Westerners. But there, on July 27, 1880, during the...
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The US has Returned Fundamentalism to Afghanistan
The following is a transcript of the speech given by Malalai Joya, member of the Afghan Parliament, given at the University of Los Angeles on Tuesday April, 10th: In the name of Democracy and Peace - Dear friends, first of all I extend my deep regards and thanks to the friends in the University of...
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Taliban Deploy Thousands of Suicide Bombers: Commander
SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan - Thousands of Taliban suicide bombers have been deployed across Afghanistan to attack Western troops and the government, the group's military chief said on Monday.Following last year's violence, the worst since the Taliban's ouster in 2001, this year is regarded as the...
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Afghan War May Be Lost: Experts
Taliban are back in force, MPS hear. Contradicting military chief's optimism
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Afghanistan Proves It
What I often find most astonishing about the scorched earth tactics the regressive right uses to sell its policies is how utterly lame they are. Utterly, and embarrassingly lame. If you just stop to think for a moment about most of them, they are transparently foolish on their surface, and often...
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The Surreal Politics of Premeditated War
George W. Bush, who proudly claimed the mantle of “war president,” was keenly rebuked in the recent mid-term election. The event was notable, but it merely continued the surreal politics of premeditated war—a politics that has dominated the last six bizarre, hideous years of our nation’s history...
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Democrats and America's Wars
Phil Angelides says get out of Iraq; John Kerry says get into Afghanistan. The Democratic Party faces no more important question than which of these directions will prevail. California gubernatorial candidate Angelides recently announced that "I will do everything in my power as governor of the...
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED? U.S. President George W. Bush meets with the crew aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, left, where he announced the end of all major combat in Iraq on May 1, 2003. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters File Photo) Views
So That's Why We're in Iraq
Finally, after many fits and false starts, President Bush has given us a good reason to support the war in Iraq. We must fight the war in Iraq, he says, to honor the soldiers who already have been killed fighting the war in Iraq. In a speech to a VFW convention in Utah, he mentioned that we have...
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After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the US used Islam to counter the occupation. It sponsored an international jihad in the Muslim world and encouraged volunteers from Muslim countries to join in it. Thousands, including Osama bin Laden, flocked to Pakistan, where US-funded training camps were set up under CIA supervision. Views
We Must Address the Root Causes of this Terror
Until the US addresses the root causes and its own double standards, the bombings will increase.
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Election Déjà Vu
Iraq election heartwarming, but haven't we been here before?
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