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Borders are artificial lines

Juan Cole has it - how the Mid East could end up if Bush continues with his insane war. See the Mar 19 post for the map showing Iraq partitioned and the new countries of Kurdistan, Qaedistan and Shiit

Juan Cole has it - how the Mid East could end up if Bush continues with his insane war. See the Mar 19 post for the map showing Iraq partitioned and the new countries of Kurdistan, Qaedistan and Shiit

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Juan Cole has it - how the Mid East could end up if Bush continues with his insane war. See the Mar 19 post for the map showing Iraq partitioned and the new countries of Kurdistan, Qaedistan and Shiitistan. Maybe not a long-term problem as Iraq was an artificial creation by the British after World War One.

The Kurds are quickly building their strength now. Iran is not afraid of the US as we are militarily too extended and all we can do is bomb them, which will just turn the rest of the world more against us and which will not happen during an election year. Syria doesn't have to do much except sit there and watch all fall apart around it. Jordan is another artificial country with little reason to exist other than support from several other countries as it is a buffer state.

Looking back 3 years, the NwCitizen Mar 19, 2003 post on the day the war started still applies. The Bush gang still suffers from hubris, a feeling they can do anything and get away with it. The American people are now slowly realizing we reached too far in our bid for conquest and world empire. I think most people - for and against the war - knew we were more interested in economic gain than anything else - and that is empire however you slice it.

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Borders are artificial lines

By John ServaisOn Mar 19, 2006

Juan Cole has it - how the Mid East could end up if Bush continues with his insane war. See the Mar 19 post for the map showing Iraq partitioned and the new countries of Kurdistan, Qaedistan and Shiit

Those who support the war would not be too offended

By John ServaisOn Dec 28, 2005

Juan Cole continues to provide the best available analysis of our Iraq involvement - at least that I have found. While his stance is not supportive of the Bush imperial goals, those in support of the

Cheney is a fraud

By John ServaisOn Nov 25, 2005

Draft Dodger Dick Cheney wants to continue sending young Americans to death in Iraq. And being maimed - and being mentally unstable the rest of their lives. Dick didn’t want to go to Viet Nam to fight

War mongers are like a wolf pack

By John ServaisOn Nov 19, 2005

I watched the US House of Representatives on C-Span last night - live. A sad display. They have now all gone home for a 2-week vacation - even before they have finished taking away the safety nets for

The two-step shuffle

By John ServaisOn Nov 13, 2005

From the year 2000 when Bush took office, till recently, the Bush Administration has slammed the Clinton administration for not being concerned about Iraq and Saddam. Now that the lies of Bush are bei

I have no edge on anyone

By John ServaisOn Nov 12, 2005

GW Bush says we critics of his war are rewriting history. He says no one knew the intelligence was false in the spring of 2003 and going to war had broad support. Well, this common citizen in the far

Another attack on US soil will benefit GW

By John ServaisOn Nov 11, 2005

A GOP memo is calculating that another terrorist attack on US soil will benefit GW and the Republicans. These are the guys who celebrate the deaths of American kids in war. So, is the party of Lincoln

This is the thought process of a cave man

By John ServaisOn Oct 25, 2005

2,000 US military persons have been killed on the battlefields of Iraq since the March 2003 bombing and invasion. What is more horrifying is over 15,000 have been wounded. And tens of th

Where does the buck stop?

By John ServaisOn Sep 03, 2005

Most agree - even W. Bush - that FEMA has botched the aid effort for New Orleans. Now we learn that Mike Brown, the director of FEMA, was fired in 2001 from his last private sector job of overseeing h

Greatest movie line ever?

By John ServaisOn Sep 01, 2005

Latest right-wing banal humor circulating on the Internet. This from the guys who say “my country, right or wrong”. This from the folks who actually think they have a rational reason for us to be inva

One of over 1,600 vigils across the USA

By John ServaisOn Aug 17, 2005

Sat, Aug 20, post
Below I suggest no local elected officials attended the vigil. I am pleased to report that city council member Terry Borneman attended. Others saw him and told me. Anyone e

A vigil to support Cindy Sheehan

By John ServaisOn Aug 16, 2005

is being held tomorrow evening on the Fairhaven Village Green. Cindy is the mother of the soldier killed in Iraq. She is camped outside the gates to George Bush’s ranch in Texas. He has ignored her fo

You gotta love this shit.

By John ServaisOn Jul 10, 2005

Israeli Intelligence knew of the London bombings an hour before they went off. And so did Scotland Yard. Hell, Israeli National News posted it on their website. Make of it what you will. Sigh, it seem

We are playing by Osama’s plan book

By John ServaisOn Jul 07, 2005

So much for progress against terrorism. Multiple blasts on the London transportation system are evidence of that. Maybe just killing civilians by the thousands - as we have done in Iraq - and destroyi

British newspapers considered us cowards and vermin.

By John ServaisOn Jul 04, 2005

Happy Fourth. In his speech today, Bush is comparing his criminal war in Iraq to our fight for Independence two hundred years ago. Well, here is a more accurate comparison.

The British f

Downing Street memos are authentic

By John ServaisOn Jun 30, 2005

A modest correction to yesterday’s post below. Contrary to paragraph 3, prior to 9/11 the international terrorists could also find sanctuary in Yemen, Canada and the USA. These are in addition to Afgh

Bush has helped Bin Laden

By John ServaisOn Jun 29, 2005

Lets see if we can state this in a way conservatives and war hawks can understand. Because 9/11 is being used as a false excuse for the war in Iraq and because Bush had no post-war plan for Iraq, we n

How small are our military leaders?

By John ServaisOn Jun 05, 2005

Very. How childish and petty? Very. How uncaring in supporting our soldiers? Very. How incompetent and wasting of lives and money while not paying attention to the basics of war? Very.

David

Two years since the invasion of Iraq

By John ServaisOn Mar 20, 2005

Shock and awe was the strategy of the Bush government. Maybe we are in shock now as our kids continue to be killed and maimed. 1,500 dead and thousands with blown off limbs. We may soon be in awe of t

They fooled me

By John ServaisOn Mar 13, 2005

Sinn Fein is a sham. Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein are fronts for the IRA - the Irish Republican Army and its brutal methods of torture and killing of innocent Irish.

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