Tag Archives: Iraq war

A soldier’s dying letter to the men who killed him

“…We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned….”

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Flashback: my first Miami Herald column in April 2003 — in opposition to the Iraq war

My first column for the Miami Herald (then as a guest columnist) was published on April 3, 2003. The subject: the invasion of Iraq. I was working at an NBC affiliate at the time, and needless to say, my boss … Continue reading

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John McCain’s petty, childish hypocrisy

Want to see something that will further shake your faith in the integrity of politicians? Watch this: Did you catch that? Arizona Senator, and King of Personal Peeve, John McCain, went on his new favorite channel, Fox News, and said … Continue reading

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This was not John McCain’s finest hour…

Senator McCain came to the Senate hearings to bury his former friend and brother in arms Chuck Hagel, and to demand that Hagel bow down before the awesomeness of McCain’s beloved Iraq “surge.” And in so doing, he further buried … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: Hagel in … neocons out

Chuck Hagel isn’t perfect, but making him Secretary of Defense would go a long way toward showing neoconservatives the door. …

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Meet Mitt’s latest foreign policy adviser: Gen. Tommy Franks

AKA, the fourth worst general in American history.

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With thanks (and sorrow) on Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day and every day, an humble thank you to all who have served. Get a history of Veterans Day here.

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Tony Blair, big-time neocon

The Christiane Amanpour interview with former British P.M. Tony Blair was revealing on many levels. First, Blair declared himself a “Democrat, rather than a Republican,” further cementing his Americanness, and further confounding those who can’t understand how a centrist, Clinton-friendly … Continue reading

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Well said: rabid right’s demonization of the president is ‘sick and corrosive’

Following the president’s address on the end of combat operations in Iraq, NY Daily News writer Joshua Greenman serves one up for those who continue to demonize the president:

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Iraq by the numbers

The Toronto Star’s Mitch Potter may have said it best: A war that may yet go down in history as America’s single greatest foreign policy blunder reached a milestone Tuesday night with five decisive words from President Barack Obama: “Operation … Continue reading

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