Posts Tagged ‘iraq war’

Despite what some people think, hero is not a synonym for competent government-hired killer. This is neither a movie review nor a review of the late Chris Kyle’s autobiographical book on which the movie is based. My interest is solely in the popular evaluation of Kyle, America’s most prolific sniper, a title he earned through four tours in Iraq. Let’s […] Here are ten reasons to end the wars now. 1. American military and contractor casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. 2. Iraqi and Afghanistan civilian and military casualties. 3. These wars are a tremendous waste of taxpayer money in a time of extreme deficits, high unemployment and a falling stock market. 4. Invading and occupying […]

WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot […]