Yearly Archives: 2007

VCS Writes Speaker Pelosi, Urges Immediate Action on Wounded Warrior Bill

December 31, 2007Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeaker of the HouseU. S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 VIA FAX TO: (202) 225-8259VIA E-MAIL TO: sf.nancy@mail.house.gov and AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov  Dear Speaker Pelosi: Veterans for Common Sense urges you to take action today to prevent President George … Continue reading

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Dec. 31: Help VCS Fight Bush Veto of Wounded Warrior Bill

Dec. 31: Last Chance for 2007 – Help VCS Fight Bush Veto of Wounded Warrior Bill – – Please Help VCS Raise $6,000 More Today – – Dear Friends of VCS: For those of you who already donated this year, … Continue reading

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Bush’s Questionable ‘Pocket Veto’ of the Defense Bill is a Disaster in the Making

The Defense bill is a disaster.  This disaster means more unacceptable delays in obtaining medical care and benefits for our wounded, injured, and ill veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Read the full Daily Kos article here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/12/30/20959/149/37/428122

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Christian Warriors in the U.S. Military?

December 28, 2007, CNN – The e-mail left me speechless. It was a posting from military.com forwarded to me by the good folks at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (militaryreligiousfreedom.org). There were two photos side by side. On the left: … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Anti-War Movement from Iraq Veterans Against the War

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the quagmire known as the invasion/occupation of Iraq, many of us feel a need to mark this occasion with an appropriately momentous show of resistance. For the past few months, IVAW has been … Continue reading

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December 28, 2007 – Chris Dana came home from the war in Iraq in 2005 and slipped into a mental abyss so quietly that neither his family nor the Montana Army National Guard noticed. He returned to his former life: … Continue reading

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Dec. 29: Veterans for Common Sense Denounces President Bush’s Veto of Defense Bill

Veterans for Common Sense Denounces President Bush’s Veto of Defense Bill Legislation Contained Pay Raise for Soldiers and Benefits for Veterans For Immediate Release: December 28, 2007 – Veterans for Common Sense, a non-profit non-partisan advocacy group based in Washington, … Continue reading

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Did Bush Watch Torture Tapes?

December 27, 2007 – The Times (London) Washington correspondent, Sarah Baxter, reporting with a summary of the developments in the case involving the CIA’s destruction of recordings of the treatment of Abu Zabaydah, points to the growing belief in Washington … Continue reading

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Military Divorce on Rise Since 2001

Rate highest for female troops, enlisted personnel.  December 23, 2007 – When Maria Braman’s marriage ended shortly after she joined the Army, she had trouble finding anyone to whom she could relate. That was in 1989. There were only two women … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Fall of the House of Bush

December 20, 2007 – Craig Unger, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, garnered national attention with his previous book, House of Bush, House of Saud. Michael Moore cited it as a key source for Fahrenheit 9/11, and the film popularized … Continue reading

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