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It was a quiet winter. Attacks were low, and we'd only been rocketed three times since November. Even the EFP attacks had dropped. We hadn't had a serious casualty in weeks. We were counting down ...
by Soldier Boy
Comment Count 367 comments on Sat Mar 29, 2008 at 03:40 AM PDT with 579 Recommends
Note: This subject was broached on Wednesday here . I thought I’d expound a bit. ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 86 comments on Fri Mar 14, 2008 at 05:09 AM PDT with 117 Recommends
Betcha John McCain didn’t see this one coming. Ol’ smilin’ John may not be smilin’ so much when he realizes just how much money it’s going to cost to continue ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 37 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 04:05 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
The AP reported less than half an hour ago that 11 members of a journalists family were killed,
by Granny Doc
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Nov 26, 2007 at 09:14 AM PST with 43 Recommends
Author and evangelical Democrat Tony Campolo has written a really helpful article for Sojourners Magazine, The Sad Truth About the Surge.
by Ekaterin
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 03:37 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
You know, if John McCain and the rest of the GOP could manage to see past the end of their noses once in awhile, and not be so obsessed with putting profit over everything else -- including ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 02:24 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
That BBC headline today pretty much sums it up. Report here Rocket attack on the Green Zone. 2 US personnel dead, 17 wounded. A ...
by The Australian
Comment Count 44 comments on Sun Apr 06, 2008 at 05:07 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
It appears that John McCain would rather lose his reputation for foreign policy expertise than lose the election. ...
by Grand Moff Texan
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2008 at 01:00 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
Crossposted to ePluribus Media , DailyKos, ...
by GreyHawk
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Jul 16, 2008 at 08:47 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Right-wing articles are very entertaining. Did you know that we won the Iraq War? I didn't. At least Bush won Iraq before Obama lost Iraq. I've discovered from reading right-wing sources ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 08:17 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
Okay, so I had one repost request. That's popular enough for me. :) Maybe I missed something -- that can happen. In real life, things can sometimes occur that are unexpected. But ...
by GreyHawk
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2008 at 06:01 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Cross-posted at Democrashield ...
by Democrashield
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 10:02 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
It's become a common refrain from the McCain Campaign to crow about how prescient their candidate was about the Success of the Surge , and how Barack Obama supposedly "refuses to admit" that it'
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 09:17 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
"Milestone," "Mile Post," and "Turning Point" are key markers for Perpetual War sales pitches. There's also "turn the corner." "A new day" comes up as well, applied to Iraqi politics. If they had ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Sep 22, 2014 at 04:13 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Hulagu Khan may be one of the least known of the ancient Khan clan; his violent history was mostly overshadowed by the earlier adventures ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 02:49 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
I have a close friend who is in a Ph.D program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va, in the Geography and Geoinformation Science Department. His area of study covers a great deal of computer ...
by FrankCornish
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 10:09 PM PST with 18 Recommends
The proverbial cork is about to pop in Mesopotamia. (And, it won’t be coming out of a champagne bottle either.) Looks like vacation time’s over in Iraq, folks. The hierarchy ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2008 at 08:02 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Welcome to Iraq. America's military experts advise Iraq to push ISIS back into Syria. Here's the conversation in Wall Street Journal: Iraqi security forces and their U.S. partners are divided ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 52 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 05:45 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Of course, we Americans wouldn’t know about this not so recent development because the media in this country has come to the overwhelming conclusion that the so-called “surge” ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 05:03 PM PST with 16 Recommends
November 5, 2014. Jurf al-Sakhar is a city of 80,000 on a line from Baghdad going south-by-southwest toward Karbala. Back in early June an ISIS attack group took the city unopposed. Since then this ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 01:33 PM PST with 14 Recommends