Posts Tagged "war"

christopherhuff:

shortformblog:

What’s the thinking behind this? Is the RNC banking on a complete rehabilitation of W’s image, or are they trying to usher in such a rehabilitaiton themselves? Why does the tone of the sticker seem vaguely sarcastic?  We’re as stumped as you. source 

They did it for Reagan, so now it’s Bush’s turn.

“Thanks, W., for the unnecessary wars and deaths and for helping to ruin the economy!”

EDIT: Rachel Maddow did a great piece the other night about the short attention span and memory of Americans which illustrates the above wonderfully.

(via beerburritowhiskey)

Syrians, Fleeing Home, Crowd in Roman Caves

There is not a vacant cave,” Mr. Darwish said as he huddled with several children inside. 

Read: NY Times

Alex Wagner: 73% of Democrats say we made a mistake going to war in Iraq. 66% of Republicans said we did not make a mistake.
Rachel Maddow: Amazing.
(msnbc)

Alex Wagner: 73% of Democrats say we made a mistake going to war in Iraq. 66% of Republicans said we did not make a mistake.

Rachel Maddow: Amazing.

(msnbc)

Flashback March 17, 2003: NY Times captures US on brink of war with Iraq.

via @nycjim

Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study →

(Reuters) - The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.

The war has killed at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number, according to the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

“Hang them alive,” said 14-year-old Hazratullah Khan, who lost his right leg below the knee in a car bombing on his way home from school. “Slice the flesh off their bodies and cut them into pieces. That’s what they have been doing to us.”

In recent weeks, the Pakistani government and Taliban forces have expressed an interest in peace talks to end the years-long conflict. … Many of those victims are angry at the prospect of peace talks with their attackers. - AP