by Dr. Allan G. Hunter. One of the most powerful rituals in which we currently engage is the highly stylized way we think about warfare. Why is it that, knowing as we do the horrendous damage war does to everything it touches, we still speak the language of glory and victory?
Democracy Now speaks with journalist Neil Shea, who has reported on Afghanistan and Iraq since 2006 for Stars and Stripes and other publications. Shea discusses his experiences witnessing disturbing behavior during his travels with U.S. troops in Afghanistan and offers insight into understanding the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians.
by Jane Miller. One day, while lying in his hospital bed at Walter Reed, a Golden Retriever in a therapy dog vest entered his room with his trainer. Although Raymond could barely speak, the connection that he felt with the dog was immediate and profound. When the occupational therapist saw...
There were no parades, no celebrations, and few paid much attention as the Iraq War came to an end. One thing clear now to most is that the Americans and the Brits were hustled into war. Many of these folks doing the hustling are still around.
London Times Reports Shop Owners Killed In Baghdad Market Where McCain and Graham Visited.
Will an obscure paragraph dispatched to the London Times by reporter James Hider in Baghdad prove a knockout punch to John McCain's presidential bid? If true it is a indictment against further similar photo ops with our troops in Iraq. If false then it would lend credibility to McCain's charge the mainstream press is not accurately reporting the news from Baghdad.
by bobby jennings. While watching the HBO produced Path To War, a docudrama about how the US and President Lyndon Johnson were pulled into the Viet Nam War, I could not help but make comparisons to the current war on terrorism. In Viet Nam we were slowly and methodically pulled into the war by questionable global concepts and egos. As in Viet Nam, America again is slowly and methodically being pulled into war
by bobby jennings. In 1776 the American people embarked on a joyous journey down a yellow brick road to seek the wizard of self-government. Why? Because, because, because? While we have detoured a few times, one has to now question if we have finally lost our way.
by Johann Christoph Arnold. As Baghdad becomes the focus of a fierce war that is gathering momentum every day, many around the world are fearing the worst. But fear is the worst emotion we can give into at this time, for it is the greatest divider. Fear divides people from one another?