GOP Presidential Candidate nut case, encourages Holy War

The 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates nut cases are doing more to discredit the integrity of the United States of America than any wartime spy. What ever happened to the Golden Rule? The entire Muslim World has a right to be outraged at the REPEATED blatant arrogance and ignorance of sworn representatives of the […]

US and NATO Allies Too Sloppy For War

We hear this over and over. Ooops, sorry. How many did we accidentally kill this time? The US and NATO and the multitude of countries occupying Afghanistan, on an obsessive-compulsive mission to complete the mission started after 9/11/2001. The Taliban is hurt but not destroyed, Bin Laden is dead. There is no […]

A Free People?

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

Democrats are unhappy. I daresay most criticism of President Obama these days is from the left wing –not the GOP! Much of this criticism of both party and the President is misplaced. As old West Texans might have said: “They would complain if they were being a […]

Memorial Day Never Forgotten

This Memorial Day, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama gathered in Arlington National Cemetery with military members, Gold Star families, veterans and other Americans who came to honor and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. After presenting a wreath at the Tomb of the […]

Suicide Soldiers: The Grim Math of How We Got Here

by Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

The last months of 2010 were a grim reminder of our nation’s long history of failing its veterans when statisticians noted a sudden increase in the already high numbers of World War II veterans who committed suicide. They capped off a year that saw four […]

President Obama Signs Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Finally!

Weary Soldiers At Risk, They Know This

A poignant editorial on Al Jazeera seems to have more in depth observations than America’s Corporate media. Mainstream media must follow the money, toe the line for sponsors and political perks that promise ’scoops’.

‘The US military is exhausted”

By Sarah Lazare

The call for over 30,000 more troops to be sent to […]

Public Service Announcement: Attention Veterans Of Iraq And Afghanistan

Readjustment challenges of combat stress compound the many other challenges servicemen and women face when they return to civilian life. Many times, the only other person who understands that experience and can help with readjustment and, if necessary, recommend mental health services, is another veteran.

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Fallujah Prepares For Yet Another Attack

You have to wonder why the U.S. media is not covering the next attack on Fallujah. The foreign press is covering it, the remaining residents are aware of the upcoming U.S. assault, hell, even the police and Iraqi military in Fallujah are aware of it. So again, why is the U.S. media ignoring […]

But, When They Come Home …

This photo was taken on March 25, 2003.

Soldier in famous photo never defeated ‘demons’

They found Dwyer lying on his back, his clothes soiled with urine and feces. Scattered on the floor around him were dozens of spent cans of Dust-Off, a refrigerant-based aerosol normally used to clean electrical equipment.

Dwyer […]