Tag Archive: Iraq

Sep 05 2011

Al-Qaeda Lost the Battle Long Ago

By John Feffer Osama bin Laden didn’t live to see the 10th anniversary of September 11. And his organization, according to many U.S. government insiders, is on its last legs since his death at the hands of U.S. Special Forces in May. “We’re within reach of strategically defeating al-Qaeda,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently observed. …

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Aug 16 2011

We’ve come a long way, baby, since 1776

By William A. Collins Thirteen colonies once unfurled; Grew up to rule the world. National Public Radio presented a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July. It properly honored the brilliance, perseverance, and clarity of the document’s authors and the people they represented in challenging the British Empire. Yes, the …

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Jul 13 2011

Washington’s physics problem in Iraq

By Chris Toensing The Joint Chiefs of Staff, says its chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, has a “physics problem.” According to a 2008 accord between the United States and Iraq, the U.S. military is to be evacuated from Mesopotamia — down to the last tank mechanic and dishwasher — by the close of the calendar year. …

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Feb 17 2011

A hero’s welcome

Darren Taylor is a Texas State Trooper, but he does more than just patrol our highways.  He serves as a lieutenant-colonel in the National Guard Air Force, which he has been a member of for almost twenty-five years.  Most recently he has worked to rebuild Iraq, and takes his job very seriously. “It is overwhelming …

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