Yearly Archives: 2007

Speaker Pelosi Says President Bush’s Pocket Veto ‘Not Legally Viable’

In Surprise Step, Bush Vows Veto of Military Bill Brendan Daly, a spokesman for the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said Friday evening that the House was reserving its right to schedule an override vote anyway, arguing that the president’s pocket … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: Creeping Fascism – Lessons From the Past

In a brilliant essay about the prophetic words of Sebastian Haffner, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern warns us with the wisdom of James Madison: “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual … Continue reading

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West Coast Rehab Center Offers Wounded Veterans a Shorter Road to Recovery

December 25, 2007 – Army infantry Sgt. Wally Fanene’s sister calls him “the face of who came back from the Iraq war,” a reminder of the savagery confronting American troops daily. Fanene, while on foot patrol in Kirkuk in September, … Continue reading

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Kansas City Star Series on Iraq War Veterans

December 16, 2007 – One morning last winter, the war showed up on Kathy Berry’s front porch. It was just past 6 a.m., not quite dawn, when two soldiers in green dress uniforms passed by the patriotic bunting trimming her … Continue reading

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Editorial: Army brass must answer for inattention to mental illness

If the end result of the investigation into Private First Class Jason Scheuerman’s suicide is that one NCO loses a rocker or two and another loses his stripes, you’ll know it’s a whitewash and you’ll know what to expect: more … Continue reading

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War Uneasiness Could Loosen GOP’s Hold On Military Votes

December 22, 2007 – Look anywhere in Killeen, home to the sprawling Fort Hood army base, and there are patriotic signs like the giant banner that greets shoppers entering the local Wal-Mart: “Fort Hood Texas, Home of America’s Hammer!” But … Continue reading

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Stress Can Play Part in Crimes, Experts Say

December 23, 2007 – Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are increasingly running afoul of the law, bringing the stress of war to Colorado Springs’ streets. Most of it is small-time stuff. But some of the allegations against soldiers in … Continue reading

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U.S. Soldiers Stage Mutiny, Refuse Orders in Iraq Fearing They Would Commit Massacre in Revenge for IED Attack

December 21, 2007 – We speak with a reporter from the Army Times who gives an inside account of how an army unit committed mutiny and refused to carry out orders in Iraq. After an IED attack killed five more … Continue reading

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A Smoother Path Home for Veterans

December 21, 2007 – When Larry Shellito returned from Vietnam back to Moorhead, Minn., the only people to greet him were members of his immediate family. Friends weren’t sure how to react. Some ignored the fact that he had just … Continue reading

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Rise in Soldier Suicides Spurs Questions

December 20, 2007 – DALLAS – The Army says in 2006 soldiers committed suicide at the highest rate in nearly three decades. However, at 109 deaths so far, this year has been even worse. While the military is taking action … Continue reading

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