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Adm. Mike Mullen; Close Guantanamo Bay

Finally, someone in this screwed up administrations is calling for GITMO to be closed. Not only did Adm. Mullen, the chief of the U.S. military, call for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, but he actually toured the facility with three reporters. Shocking I know that someone who has to answer to BushCo would […]

Pentagon Threat – No Strings On Funding Or Else

Pentagon Warns of Civilian Layoffs If Congress Delays War Funding Democrats Are Firm on Link to Troop Withdrawals From Iraq

By Jonathan Weisman and Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post

The Defense Department warned yesterday that as many as 200,000 contractors and civilian employees will begin receiving layoff warnings by Christmas […]

Five Armies Fighting for the Same Iraq, Against Each Other

Al Jazeera in depth research into Iraq’s many armies: Four years ago the fighting in Iraq was just beginning. The armed group al-Qaeda in Iraq did not even exist and Sunni and Shia groups were working together against the US-led forces.

Three years ago, sectarian divisions escalated into a battle some believe […]

Bush Surprise, British Exit, Petraeus Hotseat, US In The Crosshairs

AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFP) — US President George W. Bush paid a surprise visit to Iraq on Monday for a “war council” meeting ahead of a crucial report to Congress ….

The trip coincided with the withdrawal of British troops from their last base in the southern city of Basra amid […]

Nightmare of Bush War Games – Curtain Call For Iran

Will President Bush bomb Iran?

In a nondescript room, two blocks from the American Capitol building, a group of Bush administration staffers is gathered to consider the gravest threat their government has faced this century: the testing of a nuclear weapon by Iran.

Nightmare scenario

The United States, no longer […]

Veteran Casualty Warnings Fall On Bush’s Deaf Ears

Military Briefs Bush On Troops’ Welfare Effects of Lengthy Deployments Discussed

By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 1, 2007

President Bush went to the Pentagon yesterday to hear firsthand the views of top military advisers concerned about the impact of extensive Iraq deployments on the overall health of […]

Gen.Pace May Urge U.S. Troop Cut In Iraq

The GOP wall of support for the Iraq War seems to be crumbling. Gen. Peter Pace has jumped on Sen. Warner’s band wagon to suggest that Bush withdraw the troop. If all of these GOP supporters had gotten on the bandwagon with the public and the Democrats months ago, we would have saved […]

Mixed Signals and Doublespeak

Gates Says Troop Drawdown Possible

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged Sunday that political stability in Iraq won’t likely happen before the Bush administration makes its critical September assessment on whether its war strategy is working. But Gates declined to predict that a drawdown of U.S. military forces in such a […]

No Wonder Iraqi Military And Police Aren’t Ready

US Papers Friday: President a Defiant Decider

Bush sees Iraq as half-full; Iraqi Army loses ground; House votes to bug out

Today’s front pages were dominated by the tussle between President George W. Bush, the declared decider, and Congress, the would-be inhibiter.

U.S. kills six Iraqi policemen in Baghdad raid […]

Co$tly War Outsourcing – Bush & His Private Armie$

Iraq Contractors Face Growing Parallel War As Security Work Increases, So Do Casualties

By Steve Fainaru Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, June 16, 2007; Page A01

BAGHDAD — Private security companies, funded by billions of dollars in U.S. military and State Department contracts, are fighting insurgents on a widening scale […]