The Turkish army sent soldiers about 1.5 miles into northern Iraq in an overnight operation on Tuesday, Kurdish officials said. A Turkish official said the troops were still in Iraq by midmorning. To the south in Kirkuk, Secretary of State Condole
[Too bad the troops are staying.] The Senate voted Tuesday to provide $70 billion for U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, handing a victory to President Bush and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill.
Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama said in a derogatory tone: “The civil libertarians among us would rather defend the constitution than protect our nation’s security.”
4 decades after the CIA hired thousands of jungle warriors to fight communists on the western fringes of the Vietnam War, men who are veterans of that covert operation are isolated, hungry and periodically hunted by a Laotian Communist government sti
As adults, we're being taught another myth -- that ordinary people haven't sacrificed anything during the Iraq war. But the sacrifice myth isn't an innocent belief we shed before adolescence. And the more people accept it, the more danger
THE US backed Turkish air raids on Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq overnight with intelligence and clearance to enter Iraqi airspace, Turkey's army chief said.
The BBC reported: The US Senate has authorised more spending for the Iraq war, without tying the bill to a timetable for troop withdrawal - a key Democratic demand. In a 90-3 vote, it approved a further $189bn for the campaigns in Iraq and also in Af
Senator McCain argues for immediate troop withdrawal . . . from Somalia 1993.
After a US Army medic confirmed that she had been raped by multiple men, Jones says she was placed under armed guard in a metal shipping container -- outfitted with a bed and a sink -- and told to keep quiet about the rape or lose her job.
When he got out of his car to find out what was happening, he saw the convoy and the white car burning, and started yelling at the other cars to turn around. Two helicopters circled overhead, each with a man strapped in and a machine gun sticking out
Religious extremists have killed at least 40 women this year in Basra because of their "un-Islamic" dress, according to Iraqi police. The police said women were being apprehended by men patrolling on motorbikes or in cars with tinted win
The Iraqi government has ordered all policewomen to hand in their guns for redistribution to men or face having their pay withheld, thwarting a U.S. initiative to bring women into the nation's police force.
...children in cases that have been recorded. The boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. And the worst above all of that is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has. They are in total terror. It's going to come out.
"There are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today," said McCain...
A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident. [Your future America.]
The US Supreme Court said Friday it will review in coming months the cases of two Americans detained in Iraq, who want their cases handled under American law.
As of Saturday Dec. 8, 2007, at least 3,886 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,165 died as a resul
Iraq will have to cut food rations in 2008 because of insufficient funds, Trade Minister Abdul Falah al-Sudany said. His ministry had asked the government for more than $7 billion in next year's budget to distribute 10 basic items but received
Kent Fletcher, an Iraq war veteran, says he enthusiastically voted for President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Now, he is a registered Democrat who questions the need for the war, the way it has been managed and the treatment of returning veterans
... from the beginning this has been an ill-considered and poorly prosecuted war that, like the Vietnam War, has diminished respect for America. We believe Mr. Bush would like to drag the war on long enough to hand it off to another president.
"A day that will live in infamy" -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
One day after a National Intelligence Estimate revealed that Iran halted its nuclear arms program in 2003, North Korean president Kim Jong-Il ejected Iran from the Axis of Evil, calling them “not evil enough.”
Ron Paul's foreign policy mirrors that of President Ronald Reagan.
16 Killed in Central Baghdad Car Bombing As Defense Secretary Visits Iraqi Capital
Wolfowitz has been appointed as “chairman of the International Security Advisory Board,” an “18-member panel, which has access to highly classified intelligence [and] advises [Secretary of State Condoleezza] Rice on disarmament, nuclear proliferation
The mainstream media got its chance to question President Bush about the recent bombshell that when Bush warned about Iran's nuclear program leading to "World War III" he already knew that Iran had stopped its nuclear weapons program 4
Police officers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning to duty with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that law enforcement and mental health authorities fear could put their judgment and public safety at risk.
After nearly five months of mounting criticism, the New Republic yesterday disavowed reports about petty wartime cruelty in Iraq, saying the magazine had lost faith in the Army private who wrote them.
Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr overnight blasted President Bush for signing a deal with Baghdad that ensures a long-term American military presence in Iraq. "I say this to the evil Bush - leave my country," Sadr said in the Shiite holy city
Instead of projecting our might around the world, maybe it's the moment for strategic military nonengagement. [a must read --ed.]