I have wondered why the White House hasn't been making some political hay over the success of the withdrawal timetable in Iraq. But I now see they wanted to roll this news out when people were actually paying attention.
At the same time that Senate Republicans are voicing disagreement over withdrawal timetables when it comes to Afghanistan, we are about to meet a big milestone in our withdrawal timetable for Iraq -- and it doesn't even rate a mention.
No matter what new technologies develop, singular photos always seem to provide the lasting images that sum up wars on the whole. Nina Berman's photo essay "Marine Wedding" is is gut wrenching, and, in parts, heart-breaking almost beyond description.
This weekend, please take a moment to remember those who have served us, those who do so today, and those whose dedication in scouring the globe for our soldiers shows that "no man left behind" is far more than an expression.
The tragic fact is that many if not most of the soldiers honored on Memorial Day did not die to protect our nation from enemy attack. They died in wars fought for economic, political, or egotistical reasons.
House Republicans this morning issued a statement opposing Dennis Kucinich's resolution for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan because... [drum roll please] the Republicans strongly support the troops in Afghanistan.
One family at a time, one veteran at a time, we can work to settle the storms, heal visible and invisible wounds, and ensure that they all receive the support and care they've earned for decades to come.
Palin's saying Obama wasn't acknowledging the sacrifices of our troops can mean only two things: either her mind exists on an entirely different planet, or she knows she's being completely disingenuous.