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Iraq and the Neocons: The Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Neocons and elite media personalities who got everything wrong on Iraq now darken my TV screen telling me to ignore the invasion, the eight-year occupation, the lies about weapons of mass destruction, "mushroom clouds" becoming "smoking guns," the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and everything else, and pretend the war started with General David Petraeus's miraculous "surge" where everything was wonderful in Iraq until the "dove" Obama pulled the plug. It's a nice narrative if your goal is partisan advantage, but like so much else we've heard from policy elites regarding Iraq, it has nothing to do with reality.

What Bradley Manning's Sentence Will Tell Us About Our Military Justice System

Michael Moore | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Michael Moore

Today Bradley Manning was convicted on 20 of 22 counts, including violating the Espionage Act, releasing classified information and disobeying orders. That's the bad news. The good news is he was found not guilty on the charge of "aiding the enemy." That's 'cause who he was aiding was us, the American people. And we're not the enemy. Right?

Official: Haditha Incident 'Big Crime Against Innocent Civilians'

AP | MAZIN YAHYA | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

Haditha Trial: Iraq Will Continue Legal Action, Official Says

Marine Accused Of Killing Unarmed Iraqi Women And Children Pleads Guilty

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A Marine sergeant who told his troops to "shoot first, ask questions later" in a raid that killed unarmed Iraqi women, ...

Fellow Marine Says He Was In Charge Of Massacre Convoy

Camp Pendleton Patch | Daniel Woolfolk | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

A former Marine - who was set to replace a staff sergeant now on trial in connection with the killings of civilians in Haditha, Iraq in 2005 - maintai...

The End of the Iraq War and the Beginning of an Election Year

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In today's parlance, Iraq looks like a war that was brought to us by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent, and attempting to further some ill-defined geopolitical goal of the 1 percent.

An American Imam Preaching Peace In Afghanistan

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

How can a beautiful religion, which sustains me and hundreds of millions of others, turn into something ugly, harmful and poisonous like that?

Soldier Taunting Iraqi Children is Hardly the Worst Act

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Recent news of a video of a US soldier taunting two Iraqi male children is disturbing but hardly the worst account of improper actions to have emerged...

COP Haditha

S.D. Liddick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
S.D. Liddick

The Syrian Desert is cold in December. I knew from similar country in Southern California and Nevada it would be like this. But I wasn't prepare...

Watching the Detectives

S.D. Liddick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
S.D. Liddick

The Marines have accompanied the Iraqis about as far as they can go. Now they're feeling like a parent with a toddler on a bicycle. The training wheels have to come off at some point.

Jeff Mahaffey's War

S.D. Liddick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
S.D. Liddick

Sergeant Jeff Mahaffey's QRF (Quick Reaction Force) team is composed of 12 Marines and a medic. It is on call at all times. You could say Mahaffey's boys are the modern-day cavalry.

Remember Haditha, Murtha and Marines?

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The right wing spin doctors raise money off the very name Murtha but what really came out of the Haditha investigations? Not what you think.

CBS To Appeal Military Court Ruling On Haditha Interview

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A First Amendment case has escalated between CBS News and a military court over a "60 Minutes" report about an attack at Haditha, Iraq. The network i...

Marine Acquitted In Haditha Killing Cover-Up Case

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A military jury acquitted a Marine intelligence officer Wednesday of charges that he tried to help cover up the killing...

2 Marines Ordered to Court-Martial

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Marine will be court-martialed on reduced charges in the killings of 24 Iraqi men, women and children in the town of Haditha in 2005, the Marine Cor...