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WAR CRIMES: US TERROR ATTACK ON TOKYO This 1945 photo shows the industrial section of Tokyo along the Sumida River. Some 16 square miles of the city were razed by incendiary and other strikes by U.S. warplanes March 9-10, 1945. The Tokyo attack was aimed in part at demolishing Japanese morale and hastening a surrender. Planners also wanted to wipe out small factories and drive away their employees as a way of choking the economy. (AP Photo) News
1945 Tokyo Firebombing Left Legacy of Terror, Pain
TOKYO -- For decades, Teruo Kanoh never revealed the terror locked in his heart the night in 1945 when American bombs turned Tokyo into a raging fireball. Then, three years ago, he slowly began releasing his demons in oil and watercolor. In his vivid, unsparing paintings, U.S. warplanes shower the...
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Unacceptable: The Impact of War on Women and Children
In the name of such euphemisms as sovereignty, democracy, freedom and liberation, armies everywhere, most notably those who act at the behest of the U.S. military-industrial complex, are exacting a deadly cost. Militarism everywhere is out of control, cutting a violent swath of pandemic proportions...
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Some Say Radioactive Arms Cause Gulf War Syndrome Views
How Dangerous Is Depleted Uranium?
Some Say Radioactive Arms Cause Gulf War Syndrome
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Tom Brokaw: Not the Greatest Witness To History
Recently I watched portions of NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw's farewell TV special, "Witness to History". The last segments of the program detailed the attacks by Saudi dissidents on American targets during the late 1990s, the 911 attacks on NYC and Washington in 2001, and the subsequent Bush/Cheney...
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Senator Warner Misses Meeting with Military Families Speak Out
Stacy Bannerman Wife of National Guard Soldier Stop-lossed in Iraq American Citizen Registered Voter Kent, WA October 6, 2004 Senator John Warner, VA Russell Senate Building United States Senate Washington D.C. Senator Warner: For shame. You deployed our husbands and children to Iraq, which will...
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Evaluating Bush's Economic Performance: A Field Guide for the Perplexed
Forbes Magazine's online edition performed a valuable public service in July when it ran a story comparing the economic performance of the ten postwar presidents. Forbes is the right-leaning business publication that goes by the tagline, "Capitalist Tool." Its publisher, Steve Forbes, is a big...
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The Unfeeling President
I fault this president for not knowing what death is. He does not suffer the death of our 21-year-olds who wanted to be what they could be. On the eve of D-Day in 1944 General Eisenhower prayed to God for the lives of the young soldiers he knew were going to die. He knew what death was. Even in a...
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Bush Family Wounds America Below The Belt Line
In 1988, the Bush campaign planted a lie in the media that Michael Dukakis had suffered from depression after losing an election for governor. According to Susan Estrich, his campaign manager, it cost Dukakis six points in the polls. A Bush family friend planted another lie that Dukakis' wife,...
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A 27-year-old John Kerry testified about the Vietnam War at a Washington hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971. Views
Senator Kerry, Prepare for your Moment of Truth
Memo to Senator John Kerry: whether you like it or not, the moment of truth in this campaign has arrived. You chose a flawed, phony script in Boston and beforehand. You left a glaring omission in the biography you presented to the electorate. Treating it as ballot-box poison, you forbade all of...
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Re-Fighting Vietnam
The most contentious issue of the upcoming presidential election so far is history. Whoever expected that we'd be re-fighting thirty and forty year old arguments about the Vietnam War? In a sense, John Kerry brought it on himself. Trying to wrest patriotism from its Republican stranglehold, Kerry...
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