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The Debate Goes on While the Bombings Continue

By Remy Benoit

From Jonathan Weisman and Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post, at MSNBC Early clash over Iraq report
Specifics at issue as deadline approaches for Petraeus report.

From the AP at Truthout Army Suicides Highest in 26 Years.

Down History Lane with Senator James Webb, April 6, 1986 Viet Vets Didn't Kill Babies, and They Aren't Suicidal.

From the VVAA ( Australia ) Massive Suicide Rate for Vietnam VeteransÂ’ Children
Media Release - 7 August 2000.

Another View What is a Vietnam Veteran?

From Leo Shane III at Stars and Stripes Researchers: Alcohol misuse, divorce rates higher among returning troops.

From PTSD Support and USA Today Services Soldiers Divorce Rates Up.

From CNN Iraqi women: Prostituting ourselves to feed our children.

From the AP at Truthout Rumsfeld Resignation Letter Omits "Iraq".

From The New York Times, an Editorial at Truthout Amateur Hour on Iran.

War is ugly - when will we get that? Face it - deal with it - and change it?

BTW - if you haven't seen the movie, A Prairie Home Companion it is quite enjoyable. Treat yourself. From Garrison Keillor at The Chicago Tribune at Common Dreams Good Riddance Turd Blossom. We must learn that real power is power with as a democracy calls for; it is not power over, nor mendacity, nor I am the only one that matters thinking. Take a canoe ride with Garrison and while you are doing that think about the housing market problems. From the AP at MSNBC New home construction slowest in decade July data show builders still struggling with ongoing housing woes.

We have a lot of work to do. You can start with this petition Stop Breast Cancer for Life.


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