Yearly Archives: 2004

VCS Weekly Update: OpTruth Calls for Senate Hearings on Rumsfeld

Operation Truth Calls for Senate Hearings on Rumsfeld Last week Operation Truth, an organization founded by and for Iraq War veterans, called for Senate hearings on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s tenure in office.  Paul Reickhoff writes in his letter: … Continue reading

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Presidential order authorized torture

Presidential order authorized torture New York – A document released for the first time today by the American Civil Liberties Union suggests that President Bush issued an executive order authorizing the use of inhumane interrogation methods against detainees in Iraq. … Continue reading

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Iraq War Legacy: Homeless Combat Veterans

Homeless Veterans: Soldiers Go From Fighting in Iraq to Fighting A New War At Home Two soldiers who recently returned from Iraq talk about how they faced another battle after they returned home. Nicole Goodwin, 24, only found a permanent … Continue reading

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Counting Every Vote: Patience Results in Legitimate Results in Washington

Democrat Wins by 130 in Latest Washington Count SEATTLE, Dec. 23 – With all the votes tallied after a recount in the roller coaster race for governor, Christine O. Gregoire, the Democrat who trailed in the campaign and in a … Continue reading

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They can only dream of holidays at home

They can only dream of holidays at home By Al Neuharth, USA TODAY Founder Most of us love to spend Christmas with our families, but many cannot. Some numbers of this year’s can-dos and cannots: •More than 62 million of … Continue reading

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Mass Casualty

By the time I got back to our compound it was all over the news. It seemed like the thing had just happened when in reality I had been neck deep in it for several hours. And there it was … Continue reading

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Press shirks duty to scrutinize official claims

Meet the Stenographers Press shirks duty to scrutinize official claims By Steve Rendall A bizarre debate has emerged regarding whether journalists have a duty to investigate and assess the credibility of sources and their claims. Some highly placed journalists seem … Continue reading

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FBI Memos Confirm U.S. Soldiers Tortured Captured Enemy Prisoners of War

New F.B.I. Memos Describe Abuses of Iraq Inmates WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 – F.B.I. memorandums portray abuse of prisoners by American military personnel in Iraq that included detainees’ being beaten and choked and having lit cigarettes placed in their ears, according … Continue reading

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Vets urged to consider counseling

Vets urged to consider counseling BY DALTON NARINEKnight Ridder Newspapers (KRT) – Government agencies are trying to bring in out of the cold veterans all across the country who need counseling for issues that include post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Daniella … Continue reading

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Iraq War Veteran Speaks Out In Favor of Soldiers and Against Iraq War

Emmaus grad speaks against war in IraqMichael Hoffman spent two months there with Marines. By Randy KraftOf The Morning Call December 17, 2004 If you have one of those magnetic ”support our troops” ribbons on your car, Michael Hoffman suggests … Continue reading

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