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 […]

Bush Screws Veterans Again – Empty Promises or LIES

No Funds in Bush Budget For Troop-Benefits

President Bush drew great applause during his State of the Union address last month when he called on Congress to allow U.S. troops to transfer their unused education benefits to family members. “Our military families serve our nation, they inspire our nation, and tonight […]

Self Destruction Does Not Win Wars

Foreign Fighters in Iraq Are Tied to Allies of U.S.

BAGHDAD — Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve […]

Japanese Play Down Historical Indiscretions, Just Like We Do

By CHISAKI WATANABE, Associated Press Writer

TOKYO – More than 100,000 people protested Saturday in southern Japan against the central government’s order to modify school textbooks which say the country’s army forced civilians to commit mass suicide at the end of World War II.

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Whistleblowers Beware – They’re Out To Get All of Us

State Dept. Agents Say Jobs Were Threatened Investigators in IG Office Were Told Not to Cooperate With Probe of Their Boss, House Panel Alleges By Glenn Kessler and Karen DeYoung Washington PostTwo career investigators in the office of State Department Inspector General Howard J. Krongard have charged that they were threatened with firing […]

Bush Wants To Veto Government Funding – Government Shutdown

Update: Bush chides Congress for not passing funding bills

NTEU Urges President to Swiftly Sign Continuing Resolution

Now that the Senate has joined the House in approving a continuing resolution to fund federal agencies through Nov. 16, NTEU is urging the president to swiftly sign the […]

Blackwater – You Can Ask But They Can’t Tell

State Dept. Intercedes in Blackwater Probe A House panel reveals a letter telling the firm not to disclose information about its Iraq operations without the administration’s OK.

WASHINGTON — The State Department has interceded in a congressional investigation of Blackwater USA , the private security firm accused of killing Iraqi civilians last […]

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 […]

The Terror Presidency – Presents Cheney In All His Gory

New Book Details Cheney Lawyer’s Efforts to Expand Executive Power

By Dan Eggen and Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writers

Vice President Cheney‘s top lawyer pushed relentlessly to expand the powers of the executive branch and repeatedly derailed efforts to obtain congressional approval for aggressive anti-terrorism policies […]

Poorly Trained Troops Have No Clue How To Behave

Documents Show Troops Disregarding Rules

by Ryan Lenz

New documents released Tuesday regarding crimes committed by U.S. soldiers against civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan detail a troubling pattern of troops failing to understand and follow the rules that govern interrogations and deadly actions.

“The simple fact of the matter is interrogation […]