Archive for November, 2003
An unofficial contest seeking a special someone for Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. They don’t say whether or not the winner can keep her own last name…
It’s becoming clear that current American military manpower is insufficient to support our current agenda of empire building. Although our forces have been sufficient to make Afghanistan safe for opium farmers and Iraq relatively safe for Halliburton and Dyncorp, the effort has required substantial mobilizations of National Guard and Reserve troops. These mobilizations have raised some very serious questions for soldiers considering reenlistment. Senator John McCain has even expressed his concern about reservists deciding the burden is too great, and leaving the military to become full time civilians. Some have suggested the reinstatement of the draft as a solution to the Pentagon’s staffing woes. At first glance, the idea of reinstating the draft seems an untenable position to take in an election year. Granted, if anyone can sugar coat the draft and sell it to the American public like Skittles, it’s Karl Rove. But I have an alternative that would allow us to beef up our military inexpensively, while solving another problem that’s been simmering for years: illegal immigration.
Cancer, birth defects, flu-like symptoms…don’t get your teflon pans hotter than 554 degrees farenheit. Article does have that investigative journalism “hard-hitting scare the shit out of the public” angle, but there’s something to it.
Gripping Letter to the troops by retired US army, now writer, Stan Goff.
We have to bring the boys home and leave the Iraqis alone, enough is enough.
There’s some strong circumstantial evidence linking Wesley Clark to the Army forces used against the Branch Davidians at Waco. Journalist Michael McNulty says of Clark’s role: “Clark didn’t do this in a vacuum. Whatever he did he at least is guilty of being a good German – following orders.”
not interested in economy stories? Give this one a look anyway, the US is going down like the Titanic.