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Remembering the War the Way We Have To

This is the one I think of: 

Washington (CNN)One former employee of the private Blackwater Worldwide security company was sentenced Monday to life in prison and three others to 30 years each behind bars for their roles in a 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left 17 people dead.

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SIGAR reveals $45 billion in tax dollars goes missing in Afghanistan

Millions of dollars have disappeared from Afghanistan and the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction is placing the blame on the Pentagon’s mismanaged accounting practices for the problem. 143 more words

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Bowe Bergdahl and the Damnation of Others...

Bowe Bergdahl

Perhaps no name in recent American History invokes such passionate disdain and hatred from from most Americans than that of Bowe Bergdahl’s.

No matter what your particular political beliefs may be, I believe you can feel the palpable sway of opinion as the Department of Defense recently decided to charge him officially with misconduct before the enemy and desertion. 1,280 more words

Politics

When the movies go to war and seldom give peace a chance

Presentation at St. Thomas More College

Gerald Schmitz, 20 March 2015

Twelve years ago yesterday was an important anniversary. I was celebrating my mother Denise’s 90th birthday—she’s a still vibrant 102! 3,663 more words

Peace

Why did the Taliban Harbour al-Qaeda?

For the best part of a decade and a half, much of the world has been at war with terrorist and insurgent groups who (largely dubiously) claim to be acting in the name of one interpretation of Islam or another. 1,154 more words

Rumsfeld Isn't Sorry

Not that it would matter if he was:

Rumsfeld and McNamara seem to be very different kinds of people.

They couldn’t be more different. But they presided over disastrous wars.

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