Ten years ago, 'Shock and Awe' airstrikes by U.S. forces in Iraq marked the onset of another invasion of that country. President George W. Bush led a so-called 'coalition of the willing' mocked by anti-war activists as a 'coalition of the shilling' into hostilities under the pretext that Iraqi dicta ... More >>
Flickr user christine zeninoSan Francisco is going to play quite a role in my coming book on the history of Mexican food in the United States--and that's all I'm going to say about that right now. But Baghdad by the Bay is in the Mexi-food news right now, because pendejo health inspectors have as ... More >>
Dynamite/Gary Leach; Vertigo/Dave JohnsonWar comics can be an acquired taste, mostly because the traditional model plays around with some formula of tortured soldier, brutal combat, victimized civilians, heavy pathos. Rinse. Repeat. If these elements don't appeal to you, odds are high the comic-- ... More >>
A patriot act: To celebrate a trip home from Bagdad to Laguna Niguel, Army Cpl. Jon Warren sipped a Corona beer, smiled and bit into a tuna sandwich. Greg Hardesty of the Reg tells us that Warren spent “a frightening eventful first nine months in combat.” He's been injured in three bomb blasts ... More >>
At his press conference this morning, President Bush promised yet again that when it comes to Iraq, we'll continue to push on even though we're waist deep in the Big Muddy. Elsewhere in this morning's news we find some milestones of the course on which we are staying.
From the Washington Post:
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The last time I checked, the latest Bush administration slogan for its Iraq adventure is "Adapting to Win". This replaced "Stay the Course", which had fallen out of favor with the White House presumably since it might remind people just what "course" events are taking in Iraq. So, is Adapting to W ... More >>
Regardless of whether or not the Bush administration will succeed in its plan to introduce democracy into Iraq through an armed invasion and years of chaotic violence, it now appears that the administration has succeeded in bringing to Iraq something the country has had very little of since the Brit ... More >>
Seal Beach activist Doug Korthof (see him in the upcoming documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?) sent this along about Iraq's girl blogger "Riverbend":
"She offers a ground-level female perspective on Iraq and your Tax dollars at work. Against incredible odds, this literate and intense young Ira ... More >>
Jim Gilliam, who we just wrote about, has the trailer up on his site for the next film he produced, Robert Greenwald's Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, which opens in mid-September.
Clockwork's insta-review of the trailer: One of the best things going for Greenwald's Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Lo ... More >>
Who knew that our political and military leaders were such a bunch of ol' sentimental softies? As a gift for the Iraqi people to mark the third invasion of their country, our leaders got them a miniature version of the invasion, Operation Swarmer. The mini-invasion has all feature that made that ful ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times reported, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune obviously picked up (it's a long story why we're using their link instead of the Times'; just got with it), the story of the U.S. government having so much trouble filling diplomat posts in Iraq (gee, wonder why?) that it may make such ... More >>