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What Military Recruiters Don’t Say Can Kill

Such as the Stop Loss Policy

— they discovered that the military wasn’t what they thought it was going to be. Many of them told me that the military wasn’t even close to what their recruiters told them it was going to be (either the recruiter lied to them, or they were […]

The World Watches How America Treats Its Friends

The US State Department rejects wannabe immigrants who have gambled their lives to help Americans. The stories are endless and tragic. Americans promise the world to Iraqis and Afghanis, winning their allegiance and support. Often recruiting them for dangerous translator positions, sometimes making outrageous promises they know can’t be kept. Some collaborators dies […]

Bush Breaks More Promises To Soldiers Waiting For Citizenship

After the War, a New Battle to Become Citizens

Despite a 2002 promise from President Bush to put citizenship applications for immigrant members of the military on a fast track, some are finding themselves waiting months, or even years, because of bureaucratic backlogs. One, Sgt. Kendell K. Frederick of the Army, who […]

US Military Bases On African Continent: “Baloney”

Bush ordered the Pentagon to set up a new Africa Command last year but left its headquarters in Germany amid anxiety over an expanding military presence in Africa.

The issue has shadowed Bush’s six-day journey across the continent, as demonstrated by a Tanzanian newspaper headline declaring that he came to “militarize” […]

Republican Sen. McConnell Holds Economic Stimulus Hostage As Senate Brawls Over FISA

Reid Tries to Pressure G.O.P. for $159 Billion Stimulus Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats tried to pressure Republicans on Monday to vote for a $159 billion economic stimulus plan, including $1 billion in additional subsidies for home energy, instead of a cheaper, more streamlined package approved by the House […]

Senate Ignores Bush: will draft its own economic stimulus

Bush warns Congress not to load the (Economic Stimulus) deal with spending projects or delay sending it to his desk for a signature. Although it may not be everything Republicans want, he said, the package of payments to workers and incentives for business investment puts money in the hands of everyday Americans […]

US Tax Dollars NOT Spent on Homeless Veterans – Words Are Cheaper

1 Out of 4 Homeless Are Veterans

WASHINGTON — Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.And homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans. Younger […]

Bush DoubleSpeaks About Darfur – What Promises?

U.S. Promises on Darfur Don’t Match Actions

Bush Expresses Passion for Issue, but Policies Have Been Inconsistent

By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer

In April 2006, a small group of Darfur activists — including evangelical Christians, the representative of a Jewish group and a former Sudanese slave — was […]

King George Is Writing What Secret Disaster Plan? … Ooooh, I Feel Safer Now

States Feel Left Out Of Disaster Planning

By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A decision by the Bush administration to rewrite in secret the nation’s emergency response blueprint has angered state and local emergency officials, who worry that Washington is repeating a series of mistakes that contributed […]

Tough Choices: Who Should We Fear, Them Or Us

Maliki: timetable for US withdrawal not possible

Iraqi PM says neither Baghdad nor Washington can set timetable for withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.

Collapsing Bridges vs. War in Iraq

The Bush administration’s spending priorities – including an estimated $1 trillion for an unnecessary war – will cost the lives not only of […]