Category Archives: iraq

Moving a Mountain Out of Iraq

From Stars & Stripes, video of a soldier tasked with the US Army’s orderly logistical withdrawal from Iraq. Probably half of the much-ballyhooed Persian Gulf buildup upon leaving Iraq will actually be the storing and maintaining of all those containers … Continue reading

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Hard Work Is The Reward For Hard Work

Some of that as-yet-unshoveled shit is actually very important to me and I want it shoveled really badly, but that doesn’t diminish the raw quantity of overall shit. (CLICK TO EMBIGGEN) Magic Love Hose makes comics for He lives … Continue reading

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Iraq: It’s Finally Over

There will be no American troops in Iraq on January 1, 2012: Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has told U.S. military officials that he does not have the votes in parliament to provide immunity to the American trainers, the U.S. military official … Continue reading

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Bradley Manning is Still Not Special

Herein lies my problem with the tortured narrative of Bradley Manning: The emotional problems of loneliness and alienation Manning confronted are hardly atypical for a perceptive 20-year-old, particularly one with a long-estranged father dealing with issues of sexual orientation and … Continue reading

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Iraq Is An Operation, But Not A Combat Op

It’s funny what happened to the word ‘war.’ Even as it became a political and cultural meme, it lost currency in public discourse. See how that works? Korea was a”police action” (that wasn’t),Vietnam a “domino” (that wasn’t), and then the … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon TV

Modern Warfare’s Iran-Iraq War

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The Saddam Channel

This sounds very much like Iraqi broadcast TV ante 2003: The Saddam Channel debuted on Friday, the first day of this year’s Eid for Sunnis. The holiday started Saturday for Shiites. The station’s official name alternates between “Al-Lafeta” (“the banner”) … Continue reading

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Blackwater Employees Speak Out

That civil suit against Blackwater is heating up: A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 … Continue reading

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Another True Story

This is my 300th blog post since I came to Blogger. Woot! Let’s hear it for 300… Ahem…actually, for this three-hundredth blog, I would like to apologize to the blogosphere. I’ve waited more than seven years to write this. That’s … Continue reading

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The Shoe Incident

Junior’s ‘legacy project’ was destroyed over the weekend by a pair of shoes. In case you’ve been living in a cave, here’s the video: There are some liberal bloggers out there expressing concern at the sight of such disrespect to … Continue reading

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Bush and the SOFA

The Decider was in such a hurry to complete a Status Of Forces Agreement with Iraq that he made some major concessions. Actually, he kind of conceded the whole War on Terror thing. In what has to be the strangest … Continue reading

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