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Iran, Syria, Iraq

By Remy Benoit

From the AP, Nasser Karimi, and ABC Death Toll in Iran Quake Rises to 500.

From SF Gate and Borzou Daragahi, Iran readies military, fearing a U.S. attack
Tensions with Bush administration surge over Tehran's disputed nuclear ambition.

The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman and commander have to make is to establish . . . the kind of war on which they are embarking."

Karl von Clausewitz

From the AP and the Duluth News Tribune Military notifiers must tell the family when a loved one dies.

From the Washington Post, Evelyn Nieves, and Veterans for Common Sense For Some, a Loss in Iraq Turns Into Antiwar Activism.

And from Colonel David Hackworth, Rtd. an opinion piece. As those of you who know of Colonel Hackworth are aware, he has strong opinions. From the Nashua Telegraph, David Hackworth, and Veterans for Common Sense, some questions. Pentagon is lying its way out of an unwinnable war - again.

From Reuters Bush Says U.S. Will Wait on Syria Sanctions.

From the Seattle Times and John Daniszewski,
Los Angeles Times Iraq's likely next leader blends Islamic fervor with caution.

From the AP and A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq.

"no one starts a war-or rather, no one in his senses ought to do so-without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by that war and how he intends to conduct it."

Karl von Clausewitz

From Gary Jacobson of 'Nam Picture Tour, a site you don't want to miss, a poem, an honoring, of those who gave it all The Vacant Chair.

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