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The naming of Adm. William Fallon to replace Gen. John Abizaid as head of Centcom is an ominous sign that Bush is preparing for a wider war.
Obsessed GOP hawks--and some Democrats--want to end the Iraq war by escalating it, and Bush proposes expanding the military: America is hooked on the habit of military might.
For the first time since Vietnam, active-duty military personnel have organized to oppose a war that they are fighting.
We are fast, too fast, approaching the 3,000th American combat death in
"For just a minute or two, step into my life. I am a soldier in the Army
Special Forces, just back from Iraq, where I lived and fought beside my
Iraqi counterpart as we battled the insurgency. I am a conflicted man."
As peace activists converge on Fort Benning for the annual demonstration to shut down the School of the Americas, companion protests are taking place across Latin America, as revulsion grows over US policies on torture.
The 109th Congress, led by Republican
Senators McCain, Warner, and Graham and with the acquiescence of many
Democrats, is poised to legalize torture, trials with secret evidence,
and annulment of the right of habeas corpus
The standoff between the Senate and the Bush Administration over
military tribunals, torture and war crimes tests core legal and moral
issues and will determine the kind of country America wishes to be.
There's something unnerving about USA Basketball's motivational tactics
for the 2006 world championship--encouraging players to spend time with
wounded Iraq veterans, in hopes of enhancing teamwork and patriotism.
The US "war on terror" now extends to an unlikely frontier in Paraguay,
where farmers are caught in the crossfire and human rights groups are
skeptical of the threat posed by Islamic terrorists.