I spoke with a man who lost a cousin and a future daughter-in-law during that awful special forces night raid. Hearing the story from a person who was there really drives home the necessity of ending this brutal, costly war.
What does it mean for McChrystal's people to apologize for killing innocent people and lying about it, only to have them turn around and keep repeating the same behavior? Why should we be moved or lend credulity to such apologies?
Petraeus says he supports the president's policy. His comments this week, though, serve only to validate the critics of the withdrawal portion of the president's policy. He's not a supporter of this policy. He's a concern troll.
I attended a crash course in film making geared towards giving five fellows, all Iraq and/or Afghanistan combat veterans, a basic foundation that would allow us to write/produce/direct our very own documentaries.
When we started looking for people in Arizona who wanted to talk about SB 1070, I wasn't expecting Paul Dobson. Paul is an Arizona police officer. When I heard what he had to say, I knew we had to share it.
Now is not the time for silence. 1,000 Americans are dead in Afghanistan in a war that's not making us safer -- many others are wounded and deranged, because we continue to choose military action as the solution to a political problem.
These were people's sons and daughters, husbands and wives, moms and dads. Our hearts go out to all of their families. One thousand troops are dead, and our leaders have nothing to show for it but the prospect of another thousand dead.