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Der Spiegel or ‘Der Lying’?

Remember how Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki endorsed Obama’s plan for U.S. withdrawal from the country? And then remember how the endorsement suddenly became a question of “translation”? Well, it ends up that it wasn’t a botched translation at all, and that Maliki’s office personally reviewed the final interview before it was published.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008 READ MORE


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DoD / Robert D. Ward

Promoting Petraeus

Defense Secretary Robert Gates thinks Gen. David Petraeus should succeed Adm. William Fallon as head of U.S. Central Command. “I don’t know anybody in the United States military better qualified to lead that effort,” said Gates.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008 READ MORE


Top Commander for Mideast Resigns

Adm. William Fallon, head of the U.S. Central Command, resigned on Tuesday, explaining that his reputation as an obstacle to President Bush’s military designs had become too much of a distraction. Fallon was often reported to be a thorn in the side of the president and his other military advisers, a role both the admiral and administration officials strongly deny.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008 READ MORE


U.S. troops visit Iraqi orphanage
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Getting to Know Your U.S. Military Abroad

I got an e-mail this afternoon from a specialist in the public affairs office of the U.S. Central Command. He wanted to invite Truthdig readers to check out CENTCOM’s activities in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Considering Truthdig’s independent sensibility, I considered it a fairly gutsy request, and decided: Hell, why not? It is our government, after all. (more…)

Posted on Jul 31, 2006 READ MORE


Military Blocking Progressive Websites

A Marine in Iraq fills us in on a few of the sites that CentCom prevents its soldiers from accessing: AirAmericaradio.com, alfrankenshow.com, wonkette.com.
The following come through fine: billoreilly.com, rushlimbaugh.com, etc.
Sense a pattern?

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


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