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“Trump has also made this war even more secretive, issuing an executive order to no longer require the release of annual summaries of U.S. drone strikes and casualties, even as the Navy has expanded its mysterious drone technology.”
It really goes to the great secret of American greatness, which comes not from, ever, from the establishment. It never comes from the best and the brightest. Unless they betray their class; unless they betray their teaching.
As a child myself, educated in public schools that peddled the dangerous myth of American exceptionalism, I never imagined a day when my government would separate refugee children from their parents…
Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research
Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.
First Julian. Then us.
Created by CircleVision, a video from 2010 that is also true today.
“Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency.
He knew war well—well enough to know he hated it.
A discussion of the human and political costs of war as well as trillions of dollars spent.
These party elites, consumed by greed, myopia and a deep cynicism, have a death grip on the political process. They’re not going to let it go, even if it all implodes.
No one in politics or the media seems capable of recognizing this series of events for what it truly is: One large event . …There is no dicing it up. It is all of a piece, one long war, the longest by miles in our nation’s history.
Politicians obviously have self-interested reasons for denying that they have misinterpreted, miscalculated, and then persisted in bad policies that have resulted in death and destruction for their own countrymen as well as others.
William Hartung | The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less
Put another way, preparations for and the pursuit of war will ensure that any future America is dirtier, sicker, poorer, more rickety, and less safe.
I’m Human I’m from a country at war I am from a country that’s bleeding A country of anger And revolutions A country of martyrs, I’m from a country once called Mesopotamia I’m from the land of black gold I’m from the richest land on the earth I’m from the land of sunshine on a […]
Sands finds that the results of the inquiry were scathing and spread “responsibility far and wide, covering politicians, civil servants, the military and lawyers”…
We were lied into that war, and it has weakened our economy. If anyone can tell me what benefits that war brought the average American, I’d like to hear it.
War Porn contains some of the most significant and original writing on deployment to be found in contemporary American literature about the Iraq War.
A man born in Iraq the 1950s reflects on a life in exile. IARP | Iraq and America | Reconciliation After the Iraq War reconciliationproject.org/ The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) creates bridges of communication, understanding and support between Americans and Iraqis. Media for the people! Bringing you the best of the alternative media […]