Probably the most disturbing thing about the war in Iraq (and any modern war in the age of the military industrial complex) is the potential for abuse on both sides. The latest Brave New Film deals with the issue of war profiteering. Interestingly enough, all bills put forth in Congress to prevent abuses and profiteering from wars have gone down. The best way to ensure this issue gets the attention it deserves is to elect a new Congress in November as well as see this film and tell others about it. Find or host a screening.
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I return to this? Bush pitifully trying to hold up old imagery about Iraq and spin mercilessly like an F5 tornado on the Texas panhandle? Please tell me there is more. I know there is…I’m catching up!
(NYT) Mr. Bush said the United States would not leave Iraq until ?the mission is complete.? To depart early, he said, would only stir more violence in the region, and weaken the security of America in the long term. Mr. Bush also sought to portray the war as a moral issue. ?And if we ever give up the desire to help people […]Full Story... →
Well, we made it out of the wildnerness and have returned to mostly normal – though my brain is still in the mountains, I think. It was pretty much all I thought it would be, especially concerning the anniversary celebration and reconnecting with my wife. I had no idea how remote our cabin would be. There is no way to tell that really from the photos we got to see before we left. We were about a mile off the main road – half a mile in, then half a mile down. The drive in and out was a bit […]Full Story... →