When a group of tech workers from Dropbox tried to evict a group of youngsters from a community soccer field in San Francisco's Mission district, they probably weren't expecting to trigger a mini Occupy movement.
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."
The Security Council is set to approve an expansion of the UN'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 workers already in Baghdad.
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.
It is time we called a halt to our mindless messing in the Iraqi people's lives.