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Casualties of war -- who weeps for Abeer?

Helen Zia

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

As the anniversary of the Iraq invasion approaches, another milestone has quietly passed, leaving a window into the protracted and unimaginable human costs of this war in Iraq and here at home. A year ago, 14-year-old Abeer Qassim Al-Janabi was stalked, gang-raped, shot in the head and her corpse burned in her own home in Mahmoudiya, Iraq. Four U.S. soldiers and one former soldier are charged with the crimes..........................
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60 years of faulty logic

60 years of faulty logic ............ "The speech amounted, as one of Truman's advisers characterized it, to a declaration of religious war. In the transcendent struggle between Moscow and Washington, 'nonalignment' was not an option. Truman declared that the United States would actively support 'free' people anywhere who were resisting either internal or external threats to that freedom. The 'free world' was born, but so, eventually, were disastrous wars in Korea and Vietnam."......................

Confessions of a Torturer:

Confessions of a Torturer:: "03/13/07 'Chicago Reader' -- 03/02/07 -- TONY LAGOURANIS DOESN’T fit the profile of a person likely to go wrong by following orders. He’s lived a footloose life unconstrained by a desire for professional advancement, for the approval of superiors, even for a comfortable home. A freethinker, he read the great works of Western civilization in college and mastered classical languages. It was his desire to learn Arabic as well that took him to Iraq."..............

The Democrats' Fraudulent Iraq Exit Plan

The Democrats' Fraudulent Iraq Exit Plan: "03/13/07 'ICH' -- - -The Democrats took the majority of both the House and Senate on January 4th, 2007 since then 192 members of the Armed Services have died as have countless Iraqi civilians. With power comes responsibility, so voters should know that this is now the Democrats War and every death and casualty is their responsibility."..........