Category: Veterans – Troops


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The (Poor) Community College Kids – And War

Where’s the outrage?A real antiwar movement would end our Iraq disaster. But the middle class doesn’t care enough to protest, so the kids who go to community college will keep dying. “The kids who go to...

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Op-Ed & Editorial in Rural Nebraska Rip Bush Escalation Plan, Call for Support for the Troops

Wow. Two on the same page. The McCook Daily Gazette (my hometown paper, on Thu Jan 11) ran an op-ed critical of Bush’s escalation in Iraq that said, among other things, “It’s unacceptable.” [to many...

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Support the Troops? “Ma’am, We ARE the Troops.” Put your money where your mouth is.

You support the troops by asking the appropriate questions AND demanding answers.“Ma’am, we are the troops” was a response made to a woman during the Vietnam War who urged protesting Vietnam Vets to...

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Shame on Promoters of Corrupt War-making – Personal Story

[This recent comment speaks for itself.] My son is one of those kids deployed in Afghanistan. In his letters he tells me of the futility of the effort and of the contractors living well and making money left and right. He is...

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Morality: WHICH Kids Do We Send To Their Deaths?

Bob Herbert, in his opinion columns for the NYT, tends regularly to pin things down to moral basics, as in this recent example. From the very start of this war the loudest of the flag-waving hawks were those who were safely...

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