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White House photo / Eric Draper

Mission ... Evolving

President Bush capped off his administration’s weeklong campaign to convince America that the “surge” is working with a televised address on Thursday. Nestled among assorted pseudo-announcements and stale slogans was a telling pitch from a president who has repeatedly revised his motive for war: “Our mission in Iraq will evolve.”

Posted on Sep 13, 2007 READ MORE


U.N. to Expand Iraq Mission Despite Protest

The Security Council is set to approve an expansion of the U.N.‘s presence in Iraq. Meanwhile, the organization’s staff association, representing thousands of employees around the globe, voted unanimously to oppose the measure and recall U.N. workers already in Baghdad.

Posted on Aug 8, 2007 READ MORE


U.S. troops detain a protester
AP Photo / Adil al-Khazali

The Good American

The former Marine intelligence officer and author of “Waging Peace” takes on Alan Dershowitz, the American Legion and other advocates of the war who have equated “supporting the troops” with continuing the senseless and often brutal occupation of Iraq.

Posted on May 10, 2007 READ MORE


Italy Bails Out France

Italy’s prime minister has tentatively offered to take the leadership role in Lebanon’s peacekeeping mission with a deployment of 3,000 troops.  France, which was to lead the mission, has offered only 200 troops after expressing concern over the force’s mandate.

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


NASA’s Goals Delete Mention of Home Planet

The space agency’s mission statement has been quietly altered to omit mention of the phrase ?...to understand and protect our home planet.?
Why does George Bush hate Earth?

Posted on Jul 23, 2006 READ MORE


jon stewart and anderson cooper

Stewart to Cooper: Where Is CNN’s ‘Sense of Mission’?

Jon Stewart takes Anderson Cooper to task for being part of the CNN-MSNBC junta that seems to want nothing more than to ape Fox News’ graphics and “swoosh” sounds. (h/t: Huff Po)

Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


Mission Accomlished
From davidstuff.com

‘Mission Accomplished’ by the Numbers

Check out the number of troops killed, the money spent and the rate of insurgent attacks exactly three years after Bush’s famous “Mission Accomplished” speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Update: Media Matters reminds us of the media’s fawning coverage of Bush that day.

Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE



From spiegel.de

Wolfowitz Packing World Bank With Cronies

Paul Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the Iraq war, has appointed many apparently unqualified Republican loyalists to high positions at the international agency. “The bank is stewing with discontent.” | story

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Occupation Is Worse Than Hussein

It is time we called a halt to our mindless messing in the Iraqi people’s lives.

Posted on Nov 30, 2005 READ MORE


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