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 […]
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 […]
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin described Georgia’s actions as “complete genocide”. Putin also said Georgia had effectively lost the right to rule the breakaway province – an indication Moscow could be preparing to fulfill South Ossetians’ wish to be absorbed into Russia.
Russia also laid much of the responsibility for ending the fighting on […]
Veterans Administration Bars Voter Registration Drives for Wounded Soldiers
On April 25, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued Directive 2008-023, “Voting Assistance for VA Patients,” allowing voter registration drives in VA hospitals, only to reverse itself on May 5 with Directive 2008-025. Without registration drives, it appears that each veteran […]
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 […]
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 […]
Well, here’s another well kept secret about Bush’s favorite mercenary death squad. Apparently in 2005, Blackwater dropped CS gas, a riot-control substance, from a helicopter. They also released it from an armored vehicle on U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians at the checkpoint to the Green Zone. Blackwater, being the steroid boneheads that they […]
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 […]
Iran says documents show U.S. backing “terrorists”
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has access to evidence of U.S. support for terrorist groups in the Middle East, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Sunday.
U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran‘s military
Petraeus steps up accusations against […]
There is even a Texas connection in this story. Apparently there are forward thinking military families and sperm banks starting a discounted business relationship. The legal issues abound. The moral issues are yet to be addressed. There are a lot of great arguments from all sides.
Two years after US […]