Official Injury Count From Iranian Attacks In Iraq Now at 34

And the administration just keeps on lying. Lying about our troops and their involvement in conflict and their injuries is just totally unacceptable. So now the injury count…for traumatic brain injuries…is up to 34 from the 11 reported last week. The good news is half of them are back at…

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Gov. Scott Walker says he would re-invade Iraq if necessary

Wait…..what?!?!?!? Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he wouldn’t rule out a full-blown re-invasion of Iraq if he were to become the next commander-in-chief. The likely Republican presidential candidate and early frontrunner in several polls said he would consider a re-invasion if it were deemed necessary to protect American national security…

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The Meltdown In Iraq: It’s Bushes Fault! No Really!

In their article “Iraq’s implosion could redraw Middle East boundaries“, Reuters goes into a brief explanation of why the insurgents are proving so effective against the million man American trained Iraqi Army. Seems it’s because they are having few problems recruiting disaffected soldiers and officers from Saddam Hussein’s army. “In…

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Cheney the 13th

Now here’s a scary guy. The Canadian international volunteer organization Lawyers Against the War has called for the arrest of Dick Cheney as a ”  person suspected on reasonable grounds of authorizing, counseling, aiding, abetting and failing to prevent torture. ” Cheney is expected to visit the Toronto Global Forum later…

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The President Has No Spine: Syria Here We Come!

It is time to let the rest of the world get involved if they must…but it is time for the United States to stop thinking that we need to be involved in every local conflict in the world. But now, bowing to pressure from critics, advisers and purportedly former President…

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Wisconsin GOP Caps Property Tax Credits For Disabled Veterans

As printed in this morning’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and posted at their website jsonline: The state provides a refundable income tax credit for the property taxes paid on principal dwellings by veterans who are 100% disabled and their surviving spouses. Spouses of veterans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan also receive…

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You Want Free Effective Voter ID?

I don’t imagine the Republicans in Madison would buy into this proposition…but there is a way to provide effective protection of the vote and the identification method would be absolutely free to the voter…although the state would probably have to provide a database of voters (which they should be doing…

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Tomas Young’s last letter

Via Truthdig comes a message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from dying veteran Tomas Young. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future…

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Tea Party darling Joe Walsh questions hero status of Iraq war double amputee

Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, who previously made headlines as a deadbeat dad, is back in the news, and this time he’s denigrating the sacrifice made by an Iraq War veteran who lost both her legs in combat. “That’s what’s so noble about our heroes,” Walsh said. “Now I’m running against…

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Tammy Baldwin gives me hope

The more I learn of politics and politicians, the more disillusioned I become. Especially lately, legislators seemed to be focused on their own needs at the expense of those of their constituents. It makes me think the whole system is rigged and corrupt, which is utterly depressing. There are, however,…

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