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July 7th, 2010

Lesbian Ex-Sergeant Hopes for Repeal of Military's Policy

LAKELAND | Felicia Pecora said she hadn't yet found herself when she enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve at age 22.Eight years later, Pecora says, she had gained maturity, fortitude and self-confidence. She had also attained the rank of sergeant and been deployed on missions to Bosnia and Haiti.It was ... continue reading

July 6th, 2010

From key ally to candidate for strike

Pakistanis of all shades of opinion must have been astounded by the recent American statements to bomb out Pakistan if there is repeat of Shehzad type plan and if it is successful and happens to be originating from the land of Pakistan. The element of surprise is aroused by the ... continue reading

July 6th, 2010

CIA and Pakistan locked in aggressive spy battles

WASHINGTON -- A Pakistani man approached CIA officers in Islamabad last year, offering to give up secrets of his country's closely guarded nuclear program. To prove he was a trustworthy source, he claimed to possess spent nuclear fuel rods. But the CIA had its doubts. Before long, the suspicious officers ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2010

Pakistanis blame US after shrine attack kills 42

ISLAMABAD—A twin suicide attack that killed 42 at Pakistan's most popular Sufi shrine has angered and frustrated Pakistanis, with some saying Friday that the solution to the country's terror threat is a U.S. exit from Afghanistan.Most of some two dozen Pakistanis interviewed said that even if Islamist extremists were behind ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

Veto looms over war supplemental bill

The Obama administration is threatening to veto the war funding bill awaiting a vote in the House over provisions that would undermine the president's ability to conduct military operations in Afghanistan as commander-in-chief. The House is scheduled to vote on Thursday evening on several amendments that would essentially put conditions ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Gen. Petraeus confirmed as new U.S. Afghan commander

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously voted on Wednesday to confirm David Petraeus as commander of the troubled Afghan war, pinning U.S. hopes on the four-star general who helped turn around the conflict in Iraq.Petraeus, seen by some analysts as President Barack Obama's last, best hope to salvage the Afghan ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

NATO: Kidnapped US Soldier a 'Top Priority’

The search for an American serviceman who was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan one year ago remains a "top priority" for US-led NATO forces, the military said Tuesday. After Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl, 24, went missing in southeastern Paktika province, the Taliban has issued three videos of him ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 28th, 2010

Where Have all the Peaceniks Gone?

I believe it is human nature to want to be right (as in “correct” not “conservative”). I like to be right. I also like to research my facts because being wrong to me is embarrassing. The one time I would have loved to be in error, though, was in a ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

June 28th, 2010

We Need a Change of Policy, Not a Change of Generals

I have no expertise about politics, military matters, diplomacy, and all the other things that go into making informed decisions about war and peace.  But, it really doesn't take a nuclear physicist to see that we are committing a huge blunder by continuing to fight in Afghanistan.I am quite disappointed ... continue reading

June 27th, 2010

VIDEO: CIA's Panetta: Few al-Qaida are in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Leon Panetta says there are probably only 50 to 100 al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan, with "no question" that most of the terrorist network is operating from the western tribal region of Pakistan.That assessment comes as President Barack Obama builds up U.S. forces in Afghanistan to prop ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

In Afghanistan, a New General -- But An Old Strategy

In announcing that he was replacing General Stanley McChrystal with General David Petraeus as the top commander in Afghanistan, President Obama made clear that while there would be a different man at the top, the war strategy would remain exactly the same."This is a change in personnel but it is ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

McChrystal likely to resign over magazine comments, source says

Washington (CNN) -- America's top military commander in Afghanistan is unlikely to survive the fallout from remarks he made about colleagues in a magazine profile to be published Friday, according to a Pentagon source who has ongoing contacts with the general.Gen. Stanley McChrystal will likely resign Wednesday, the source said. ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Obama: I'll Decide on Firing McChrystal After Meeting

President Obama said late Tuesday afternoon that he will decide on whether or not to fire the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, following a meeting between the two men in Washington tomorrow.Mr. Obama summoned McChrystal to Washington to address derogatory comments made by the general and his staff ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

British diplomat quits Afghanistan post

Britain's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, who has criticized elements of the U.S. war strategy, has resigned and the new government of Prime Minister David Cameron is reviewing whether to fill the job, British officials said Monday.Sherard Cowper-Coles, the British counterpart of Obama administration special representative Richard C. Holbrooke, ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

White House summons McChrystal

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan was summoned to the White House to explain remarks critical of the Obama administration, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as speculation grew that he could be ousted.The unusual move came a day after General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Top general in Afghan war apologizes for profile

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. war commander in Afghanistan apologized Tuesday for an interview in which he said he felt betrayed by the man the White House chose to be his diplomatic partner, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry.An article out this week in Rolling Stone magazine depicts Gen. Stanley McChrystal as a ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Excerpts of statements made by Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad

Excerpts of statements made by Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, according to a court transcript. "I want to plead guilty and I'm going to plead guilty a hundred times over because until the hour the U.S. pulls it forces from Iraq and Afghanistan and stops the drone strikes in ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

Army passes grim Afghan milestone

Britain’s military operation in Afghanistan passed a grim milestone when the Ministry of Defence announced the death of the 300th UK soldier in the country since Nato operations began in 2001. As British troops prepare for what is likely to be another testing summer in Helmand province, Monday’s announcement is ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

In Muslim nations, Obama approval slips

Confidence in President Obama among the world's Muslims is slipping, according to a poll of global attitudes that also found widespread concern that the United States remained a go-it-alone nation even under the new administration.The survey, by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, found support for Obama had remained ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Concern on Capitol Hill about Afghanistan war grows

A series of political and military setbacks in Afghanistan has fed anxiety over the war effort in the past few weeks, shaking supporters of President Obama's counterinsurgency strategy and confirming the pessimism of those who had doubts about it from the start.The concerns, fed largely by unease over military operations ... continue reading

June 11th, 2010

2 US troops, 11 Afghan civilians killed in south

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three international service members and at least 11 civilians died in violence across southern Afghanistan on Friday, including one attack in which a suicide bomber wearing a burqa blew himself up in a bazaar.Violence has spiked recently in Afghanistan's volatile south as Taliban insurgents step up attacks ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

Afghan president 'has lost faith in US ability to defeat Taliban'

President Hamid Karzai has lost faith in the US strategy in Afghanistan and is increasingly looking to Pakistan to end the insurgency, according to those close to Afghanistan's former head of intelligence services.Amrullah Saleh, who resigned last weekend, believes the president lost confidence some time ago in the ability of ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

NATO goods for Afghanistan attacked in Pakistan

Suspected militants attacked trucks carrying military vehicles for foreign forces in Afghanistan early Wednesday close to the Pakistani capital, killing at least two people and wounding seven others, police and witnesses said. Insurgents have occasionally attacked the convoys over the last two years, but Wednesday's strike was the first so ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

Ending The Longest War

This past week, the United States recognized a dubious milestone in our country's history as direct war spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan topped $1 trillion. Unfortunately, we have reached a second milestone, with the War in Afghanistan passing the Vietnam War to officially become the longest military ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Options studied for a possible Pakistan strike

The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country's tribal areas, according to senior military officials. Ties between the alleged Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, and elements of the Pakistani Taliban have ... continue reading

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Apr 9th
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Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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