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THE FEW. THE PROUD. THE DISILLUSIONED. / Conflict in Iraq: Some active duty troops, while proud to serve, are speaking out and signing a petition against the war

THE FEW. THE PROUD. THE DISILLUSIONED. / Conflict in Iraq: Some active duty troops, while proud to serve, are speaking out and signing a petition against the war: "'You're spending your days driving around the highways looking for people who are hiding, and they blow you up from a mile away with a remote detonator,' he said. 'Or they shoot at you from a building and put their weapon down and walk through the streets. And if you kill someone, you could potentially turn that town against you whether it's justified or not.' "

Military Spending Gets Forty Per Cent of Every Income Tax Dollar

Military Spending Gets Forty Per Cent of Every Income Tax Dollar: "Military Spending Gets Forty Per Cent of Every Income Tax Dollar
By Pamela Schwartz
04/06/07 'ICH' -- - Northampton, MA -- As taxpayers prepare to meet this year's April 16th tax deadline, they may want to consider that almost 40 cents of every tax dollar is spent on past and present military spending, according to a newly released publication by the National Priorities Project (NPP), a non-profit research organization that examines the local impact of federal spending policies. "

We want the Taliban back, say ordinary Afghans - Independent Online Edition > Asia

We want the Taliban back, say ordinary Afghans - Independent Online Edition > Asia: "In the Panjwayi district west of Kandahar city, which saw heavy fighting last year, Mawlawi Abdul Hadid said 18 members of his family died in an air strike last May against suspected insurgents. 'In the beginning you had only one enemy. Then you made two, then three, and now I also stand against you,' he declared. "