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The Few. The Proud. The Disillusioned.
Some active duty troops, while proud to serve, are speaking out and signing a petition against the war
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Brown Should Take His Lead on Iraq From the Democrats
US Resolve Has Leapfrogged Beyond Britain's in a Way That Labour Seems Not To Have Taken on Board
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Opposition to the War Growing Among Troops
"I joined the Army to go to war, and now I'm fighting to get out," says Pfc. Ryan Follan, laughing nervously. He quickly becomes serious. "Some of the causes are good, but I don't think the war is for the right reasons." Follan laughs again, and there's a long pause. "I'm deploying in a month,...
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Peace Activists at Hillary Clinton’s Speech Try to Take Back “Take Back America”
The Take Back America conference, an annual event held in Washington DC this year from June 12-14, is supposed to be a venue for prominent progressives to gather and debate the major issues of our day. Their aim is to "provide the nation with new vision, new ideas and new energy." But choosing New...
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The Lessons of War That Few Have Learned
As I exited the Staten Island Ferry recently for an antiwar demonstration of 300,000 people down Broadway, a young man next to me noticed my Veterans for Peace T-shirt . "What war?" he asked. "Vietnam." "Thanks for your service," he said. "The war never should have happened," I told him. "It's not...
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Support Our Troops
We see them every day on the back windows of SUVs, on the fuel doors of sedans--stickers and magnets that say "Support Our Troops." Sometimes they sport yellow ribbons; sometimes American flags. Often they are weathered, peeling off the metal or glass. We see them so often it's easy to tune them...
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Triangulation for War
Over the weekend, a spectrum of liberal responses to Cindy Sheehan came into sharper focus. The message is often anti-Bush... but not necessarily anti-war. Frank Rich spun out his particular style of triangulation in the New York Times. While deriding President Bush's stay-the-course stance, Rich...
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Why Iraq Withdrawal Makes Sense
Sometimes, an unspoken assumption among progressive activists is that the occupation of Iraq must be tolerated for tactical reasons -- while other issues, notably domestic ones, are more winnable on Capitol Hill. But this acceptance means going along with many of the devastating effects of a...
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'Nothing but Poison Plants Can Grow from Poison Seeds': Another Former Intelligence Official Blows the Whistle on Iraq/9-11 Connection
Veterans from several US wars are protesting across the country today. But at the vigil outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland, there is an unusual presence in their ranks. Peter Molan spent years listening to Arab radio broadcasts, watching Al Jazeera and visiting Arabic Internet chat-...
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He Lied. They Died.
#305 Spc. Paul J. Sturino, age 21; #306 Spc. Michael Andrade, age 28; #307 Sgt.1st Class Robert E. Rooney, age 43; #308 Capt. Robert L. Lucero,age 34; #309 Spc. Kyle G. Thomas, age 23. For several weeks now I've posted on my office door a daily list, Killed in Iraq Today: The names, pictures, and...
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