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The Suicide Bomber: Collateral Damage Not a Problem - Even Your Own People

By Remy Benoit

From Newsweek, Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau, at MSNBC Suicide Offensive Face to face with the Taliban's new favorite weapon in the Afghan war: human bombs.

From CNN
15 killed in bombings in Iraq.

With 4 more U.S. service personnel killed in Iraq on Monday, tour extensions considered for almost 15,000. From the AP and Pentagon Considers Extending Tours.

This piece by Chris Hedges from Truthdig at Common Dreams, gives pause to one of the considerations behind foreign policy that is, well, not mainline for most of America. Praying for the Apocalypse.

From Tom Englehardt at Tom Dispatch Six Crises in Search of an Author How the Bush Administration Destabilized the "Arc of Instability".

From John Nichols, The Nation, at Common Dreams Exit Iraq? Republicans say “Yes!”.

From the Center for Defense Information and Lawrence Korb Five Reasons to Leave Iraq.

Here are some other things to consider. From Chuck Collins at Tom Paine CEO Window Undressing.

From Tom Paine Climate: Debating The Nondebatable.

Apollo Allliance.

Take Back America 2007.

Populist Party of America.

And some very uncomfortable thoughts, definitely taking you out of a national comfort zone, by Robert Jensen at Tom Paine Impeachment: Why Stop At Bush?.

It is time to take a stand - both by the Congress, and by each and every one of us. Who are we, America? If you are not happy with the proposed candidates, make that clear to incumbents and to the candidates themselves. Tell them you want more than the same old, same old. If you have someone else in mind, tell them. You can always start an online draft "so and so" petition as Al Gore's followers have. Draft Gore. Who is your idea of a draft candidate?


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