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March 21, 2006
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Vets Running for Congress Fight ‘One-Issue’ Label By Peter Slevin Tuesday, March 21, 2006; Page A03 Washington Post Staff Writer (snip) There are 10 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars running for Congress this year. Today may provide an early indicator of their chances: Tammy Duckworth, the star of the class, is entered in a competitive Democratic primary [...]
I just watched the Nightline issue, and am deeply disappointed to say the least. The show chose to focus exclusively on Duckworth, and painted her as “against the war.” They even went so far as to bestow upon her the title of inheritor of the soldier-to-leader legacies of JFK and John McCain. The whole [...]
Sacramento for Democracy co-hosted their last of three anti-war rallies in the city on Saturday, March 18th. The streetcorner at at 16th & Broadway was packed with over 400 activists who held reminders of this war's casualties, and the lack of accountability for the reasons behind invading Iraq.
This series of Saturday rallies, which started on March 4, were multi-national, multi-issue protests focusing on the illegal, bungled occupation of Iraq, now slipping into full blown-civil war.
The third anniversary of the "greatest strategic disaster in United States history" (retired Gen. William Odom) coincides with the Pentagon's announcement of three Americans' deaths in Iraq, bringing the U. S. military casualty total to at least 2,315 dead and 17,100 wounded since the beginning of the war in March 2003. Estimates of the total number of dead in Iraq in consequence of the war are as high as 500,000.
You can view more photos of the event at the IndyBay.org.
Source: Democracy for America
The president acknowledged that the war was cutting into the "political capital" that he claimed after his re-election.
Army explanations of Pat Tillman's death in Afghanistan have not satisfied his family, and now a criminal investigation is under way.
Pennsylvania pastors are being enlisted by a conservative coalition at the same time the I.R.S. is promising to crack down on political activities by churches.
Sally L. Stroup, the federal Education Department's top official overseeing colleges and universities, will be deputy staff director of the House committee on education.
The agent told a jury he was regularly thwarted by senior F.B.I. officials in his efforts to confirm that Zacarias Moussaoui was involved in an imminent hijacking plot.
So there’s this dude on the Soap Box Chicago named ‘MHS’ who seems to think Cegelis campaign manager Kevin Spidel shouldn’t be so talented with the multitasking. “Why is Kevin Spidel spending time posting on SB/C,” writes MHS, ”rather than running his campaign? Doesn’t he have volunteers for that, or something? I hadn’t realized that we [...]
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