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Iraq

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The OC Weekly Reader On the Iraq War: Our Coverage Over the Past Decade

    I still remember where I was when we first started bombing Baghdad in 2003--at some concert with some chilanga at the late, great Key Club in Los Angeles, still just a freelancer for this infernal rag. Everyone at the Weekly opposed the Iraq War, because we knew it was unjust, would accomplish nothi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Top Five Anti-War Songs Ten Years After Iraq

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Boot Camp Gets Recruits into the Military, Reboot Helps Veterans Once They are Out

    Those in the military who were deployed multiple times to the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan often struggle transitioning back into "normal" society.A three-week workshop aimed at helping these service members through all aspects of civilian life--including finding employment--is coming to Brandm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacher Again Uses Twitter To Lie About His Terrorism Stances

    Leave it to Dana Rohrabacher--Orange County's senior career politician--to wreck an enjoyable Mother's Day with smelly political garbage.Late on Sunday night, Rohrabacher used his notorious, often inadvertently hilarious Twitter account to once again spew a self-serving lie about himself.This time, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Sign of the Great Recession, Part 98: Prices Rising at Military Mess Halls, Academies

    ​God bless our troops, but goddamnit, they're having it tough right now. Between a military that's shrinking, a lack of proper care for vets who need it, the thankless job of serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a bunch of dirty hippies like me questioning why they had to go there in the first pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    [BREAKING:] Obama: All U.S. Troops Will Be Out of Iraq by End of Year

    ​Congressman Dana Rohrabacher told the Laguna Niguel City Council last night that U.S. troops do not belong in Iraq. The Huntington Beach Republican must be ready to give Barack Obama a bear hug because the president just announced all U.S. military in Iraq will be home for the holidays.In announc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Steve Lopez Connects Viewers to War's Effect on One Camp Pendleton Family

    Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez tonight gives a video profile of a Camp Pendleton family soon to be separated by an overseas military deployment.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Camp Pendleton Welcomes Its First Arabic Food Stand

    There's not a lot of warm fuzzy stories when you talk about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and even fewer ones about food. But here's one with both from the Wall Street Journal. It tells of how in nearby Camp Pendleton, they just set up a shawarma stand in the base due to popular demand. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009
  • Film

    March 27, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Silent Shout

    Women in Black

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Wednesday - 11/28

    No End In Sight at Marie Callenders, Army of Darkness at Regency South Coast Village

  • Film

    September 20, 2007

    Walk Through the Valley

    Don’t let Paul Haggis’s heavy hand stop you from seeing his latest

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Register Slams Sheriff

    A broken clock is right more often than Rohrabacher: Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher recently uttered that President George W. Bush deserves another six months to turn things around in Iraq. But the Huntington Beach/Long Beach representative has a shameful history on the subject. More th ... More >>

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Style Offensive

    Poetic construction makes Iraq in Fragments not just another Iraq war doc

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2007

    Numbers, Numbers (and a semi-Nun)

    First for some numbers that aren't as big as you might think, or others might want you to think. If California were a separate country, it would have the world's sixth-largest economy, one hears time and time again. The governor even repeated the We're Number 6 bleat in his State of the State spee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2006

    Hearts and Minds and Robo Calls

    While it can't be called a sign of progress, it is a sign that at least one familiar aspect of American life is taking hold in Iraq. According to Paul Kiel at TPMmucker.com, Not long after Republicans harrassed tens of thousands of Americans with automated phone messages in November's election, new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Baghdad Ink

    A little reading as we wait for the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group to unveil a new and improved Iraq policy. The Associated Press reports: Baghdad's morgues are full. With no space to store bodies, some victims of the sectarian slaughter are not being kept for relatives to claim, but photographed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    Good News from Iraq (Fake news edition)

    Somehow it's fitting that the only good news to come out of Iraq recently is the fake news. The New York Times reports on a satirical news show that debuted on the Iraqi sattelite station Al Sharqiya at the beginning of Ramadan. This being Iraq, the show's title is somewhat darker than "The Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    One Ring to Fool Them All

    On the Orange Punch blog yesterday, Alan Bock wrote a terrifying post under the headline "What if it's true?" It seems he read some blog about a bumper-sticker that read, FRODO HAS FAILED – BUSH HAS THE RING Some intense research revealed that it is in fact true. There is such a bumper-sticker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    Staying the Course

    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: A te ... More >>

  • Film

    October 5, 2006

    Money for Nothing

    Iraq for Sale loads more anti-war cannon fodder

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006

    Adapting in Iraq

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2006

    "... downhill all the way"

    With the first anniversary of the nightmarish devastation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans by Hurricance Katerina (with the assistance of the Bush administration) looming, and the major news media already gearing up for their fifth anniversary of 9/11 extravaganzas, the UK newspaper The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    Spreading Democracy... or something

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    Sister (Up) in Arms

    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 >>

  • Columns

    March 23, 2006

    Hey, You!

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Columns

    March 16, 2006

    The Kevlar Anniversary

    If the Iraq War is so noble, why are Georges kids still on their barstools?

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2006

    History, Heresy, Heresay

    How are we supposed to learn from history if we can't even agree what that history taught us? Seal Beach's Doug Korthof pointed us to an LA Times story you can find at this link ... http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/la-na-haig12mar12,1,2499867.story ... where Gen. Al Haig sees ... More >>

  • Features

    March 9, 2006

    Baghdad Boozin'

    Or: Vodka and Vicodin in Iraq

  • Columns

    December 2, 2004
  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics: Special Republican National Convention Edition

  • Columns

    August 26, 2004
  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Coming Up Roses

    Learning to love Loretta Sanchez . . . mmm, maybe not

  • Columns

    July 8, 2004
  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Operation Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of history

    Death squads didnt work in Vietnam, but the CIA is betting theyll be great in Iraq

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Exit Strategy

    The peace movement failed to stop Bushs war, so now what?

  • News

    May 29, 2003
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    May 15, 2003
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    May 15, 2003
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    April 24, 2003
  • Unknown

    April 3, 2003
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    March 27, 2003
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    March 13, 2003
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    March 6, 2003
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    February 6, 2003
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    August 29, 2002
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    April 11, 2002
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