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Biden Sends Right Message on Iraq

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Soltz

It's time to start putting pressure on the Iraqi government to settle their internal differences, and make clear that we're no longer going to be their crutch. This weekend, Biden did just that.

Has There Really Been a Policy Change in Iraq?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

There haven't been any results in Iraq, either because President Obama hasn't tried hard enough, or because his efforts have failed.

Why Army Suicides Continued to Rise in May, and What We Can Do

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The root causes of combat stress leading to suicide are three-fold, mostly out of the hands of our generals, and therefore must be addressed by the Federal government.

Petraeus Says U.S. Violated Geneva Conventions - What Will Cheney and Rush Say?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

I was stunned when Gen. Petraeus admitted today that the United States has violated the Geneva Conventions.

Why Vets Are Backing Clean Energy

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Why would veterans get involved in a fight over renewable energy and efficiency? Well, for those of us who served, fighting terrorists and insurgents, this support is a no-brainer.

100 Days On Veterans: A Reason To Hope

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

In all three areas of veteran care, while there's a ton to still do, there's been dramatic improvement in Obama's first 100 days.

Sam Stein

Veterans Groups Go To Bat For EFCA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adding a new dimension to the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act, a host of veterans groups is launching a new effort to help pass the union-bac...

Military Training On Extremists Preying on Servicemembers

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

I hate to break it to Republicans, and to the American Legion, but the military has been training servicemembers on the dangers of right wing extremist groups for years.

Another Year In Iraq: Looking Back and Ahead

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

I was in Iraq at the start of the occupation, back in May, 2003. It's impossible to not look back and shake my head in disbelief. But I also look ahead and breathe a bit of a sigh of relief.

Veteran Ad: McCain Let Me Down (VIDEO)

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

VoteVets goes up, mostly in Virginia, with a new spot that quotes a young veteran lambasting McCain for skipping a vote on Jim Webb's G.I. bill. "Whe...

Is the McCain-Palin Campaign Violating Operational Security?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If the McCain-Palin campaign has disclosed details about Track Palin's company's movements to gain press about it, they will have put many American lives in danger -- not the least of which would be Track's.

Obama, McCain, and Our Veterans

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Many may not know that Obama's name was placed in nomination by a man who identified himself as "a life-long Republican and an Iraq war veteran." His name is Michael Wilson; he served as an Air Force medic.

Our New Ad on Bob Schaffer's Shameful Record

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As one of our veterans says in the ad, "I went to Iraq for my country. Bob Schaffer went to Iraq for a big oil company."

Here's Your Maverick

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

John McCain sure is a maverick, I'll give him that. In just a week, he's managed to alienate the Iraqi Prime Minister, the Iraqi people, the American people, and the veterans community.

The Flip Flopper on Iraq? McCain

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The Iraqis are basically telling the US that they endorse Obama's policy -- they want us to set a timetable to bring the troops home. John McCain is ignoring them.

McCain Flips At Legit Question

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

You would assume that given all the whining over General Clark's legitimate point, that John McCain had some obvious answer to the question.

Gen. Clark and That POW Thing McCain Hates Talking About

Paul Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Waldman

There's a myth out there that McCain is reluctant to exploit his Vietnam POW story for political advantage, so modest and full of integrity is he. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Right On, General Clark. Do Not Back Down.

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

While we should all honor McCain's service, that doesn't mean we should necessarily honor it by putting him in the White House to take up George W. Bush's third term.

Will Thomas

Edwardses Join Anti-War Campaign Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John and Elizabeth Edwards have thrown their support behind a new $20 million election-year campaign to press for a withdrawal from Iraq and tie the w...

Limbaugh On Wounded Iraq Vet: "I Didn't Call This Guy A Suicide Bomber"

Media Matters For America | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On the October 4 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh asserted that he "didn't call" wounded Iraq veteran Brian McGough "a...

Limbaugh Compares Purple Heart Winner To Suicide Bomber

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the October 2 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh denounced a recent ad by VoteVets.org that featured Iraq war veteran...

Clear Channel Won't Let Veterans Ad Run During Rush's Show

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rush Limbaugh's hometown radio station that broadcasts his show -- WJNO AM in Palm Beach, Florida -- has refused to air a VoteVets ad by Brian McGough...