Tag Archives: Iraq Occupation

Ron Jacobs : Raining Shock and Awe in Iraq

Image from Popular-Pics.com. Raining shock and awe:‘Mission accomplished’ in Iraq? There was nothing good about this war unless you owned stock in the arms industry. Thousands of U.S. men and women were sent to Iraq over and over again to … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Raining Shock and Awe in Iraq

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David Bacon : Iraqis Call for Real Democracy

Unemployed men demonstrate outside the office of a contractor who had promised them work. Photo David Bacon. Image from Truthout.Eight years of occupation:Iraqis take to the streets, call for real democracy By David Bacon / The Rag Blog / March … finish reading David Bacon : Iraqis Call for Real Democracy

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Alice Embree : Protesters Block Fort Hood Troop Deployment

Participants in the blockade action at Fort Hood, Texas, on August 23, 2010. Left to right: Iraq Veterans Bobby Whittenberg-James and Crystal Colon, Jeff Grant, Military Spouse Cynthia Thomas and Afghanistan Veteran Matthis Chiroux. Photo from Fort Hood Disobeys. Protesters … finish reading Alice Embree : Protesters Block Fort Hood Troop Deployment

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Tom Hayden : Will Iraq ‘Invite’ Us to Stay?

Image from Progressive America Rising.U.S. combat ends in IraqBut will Iraq ‘invite’ us to stay? By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / August 21, 2010 See ‘The myth that the combat troops are leaving Iraq’ by Col. Andrew Berdy, … finish reading Tom Hayden : Will Iraq ‘Invite’ Us to Stay?

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Clare Bayard : Soldiers Charge Troops Unprepared for Deployment

Troops in Afghanistan: How prepared are they? Photo by Brennan Linsley /AP.Army Weak:Reserve members facing deploymentCharge their company not fit for battle By Clare Bayard / The Rag Blog / August 12, 2010 See ‘A call to action at Fort … finish reading Clare Bayard : Soldiers Charge Troops Unprepared for Deployment

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Howard Zinn on the 4th of July : Put Away the Flags

Image by Darren Wamboldt / Shutterstock / Journal of the American Enterprise Institute.The self-deception of exceptionalism:Put away the flags By Howard Zinn / July 3, 2010 [People’s historian Howard Zinn died on January 7, 2010. This piece was originally distributed … finish reading Howard Zinn on the 4th of July : Put Away the Flags

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The ‘Nation-Building’ Mirage : A Trillion Dollars and Counting

U.S. Marine in Afghanistan. Photo by Goran Tomasevic / Reuters.From anti-terrorism to ‘nation building’:Paying dearly for Bush’s wars By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / May 28, 2010 In October of 2001, President Bush invaded Afghanistan. About a year … finish reading The ‘Nation-Building’ Mirage : A Trillion Dollars and Counting

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Larry Ray : Killing and Dying in Vietraqistan

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Vietraqistan:One, two, three, four…What are we fighting for? By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / April 26, 2010 “We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has … finish reading Larry Ray : Killing and Dying in Vietraqistan

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Danny at McDonalds : ‘I Got Tired of Killing Farmers’

An Iraqi farmer speaks to Sgt. Bryon Clark in the village of Ka bashe in Kirkuk, Iraq, May 31, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Bobby Allen / Flickr.Why Danny quit the army:‘I got tired of killing farmers’ By Leslie … finish reading Danny at McDonalds : ‘I Got Tired of Killing Farmers’

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KBR and the Army : Rewarding Incompetence and Scandal

Image from Ms. Sparky.Repeating bad behavior:Houston’s KBR gets $2.8 billion contract By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 7, 2010 It looks like the United States Army is incapable of learning from past mistakes. On Tuesday, the Army … finish reading KBR and the Army : Rewarding Incompetence and Scandal

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Tom Hayden Comic : The Long War

The Long WarText by Tom Hayden.Illustrated by Sam Marlow and Ellis Rosen. Edited by Paul Buhle.Published by The Rag Blog. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE See additional frames, Below. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE … finish reading Tom Hayden Comic : The Long War

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Scott Ritter on ‘Victory’ in Iraq

Iraqi national police stand guard at a checkpoint in central Baghdad two days before U.S. troops withdraw from the city, as a sandstorm blankets Iraq’s capital. Photo: Hadi Mizban/AP.So This Is What Victory Looks Like?By Scott Ritter / July 7, … finish reading Scott Ritter on ‘Victory’ in Iraq

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