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In contrast to his first testimony before Congress, the second round of the Commanderâ€™s report to Congress elicited sympathy. It was sad, even tragic to witness yet another military leader playing point man for the White House in defense of a strategic catastrophe.
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The house was great -- if you like Ralph Lauren-style chalets -- a rugged luxury cabin at 9,000 feet complete with elk antlers, lots of kilims, and a wood-burning stove. We were preparing to leave, when our host said, "No, stay a little longer so I can talk to you." He was an imposing man who'd made a lot of money.
Osheroff is remembered most for his rich life of political activism. From the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War to streets all across the United States, he was a master strategist, energetic organizer, and courageous fighter. But when I think about a world without Abe, itâ€™s Osheroff-the-philosopher I will miss the most.
Captain Alex Cornelissen informed the boarders that the Farley Mowat is a Dutch registered ship in international waters and that Canada had no legal right to restrict the free passage of the vessel through international waters.
The Winograd Commission offers a quite honest appraisal of some aspects of the July 2006 War.1 It acknowledges that it was â€œa serious missed opportunity.â€ Israel had â€œinitiated a long war, which ended without its clear military victory (italics added).â€
Many Iraqis have come to believe that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is just as much a dictator as Saddam Hussein was.
As it is with organized religion, so it is with political parties, neo-conservative philosophies, Islamic Jihad, and secular Zionism all of which drool with words without meaning â€“ democracy, liberty, freedom, security, everlasting life, and peace â€“ all made meaningless as they are made achievable through fear, the glue that solidifies countless minds into mass stupidity.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Iraq: Getting Half the StoryOne commonly used tactic is to describe events using self-styled or "official" terminology, which deliberately confuses the reader by giving no real indication or analysis of what is actually happening.