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Rachel Maddow will examine the build up to the Iraq war in new documentary

Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, a documentary with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will premiere on Monday, Feb. 18 at 8pm Central Time.

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How It’s Really Like Vietnam, Mr. President

September 1, 2007 Oklahoma Peace Strategy Newspaper

As one who lived through the Vietnam era, there are not many things said about that war that make me more angry than for someone to say “we just should have stayed to win—the only thing we did wrong was to leave too soon.” It’s not something you hear many people say anymore—it has been widely discredited. But last week President Bush, for […] Continue reading How It’s Really Like Vietnam, Mr. President

The Second Most Important Thing To Do About Iraq—Repent!

OPS, May, 2007

The most important thing to do about Iraq is exit this ill-begotten war as soon as possible. On the day of the invasion, I was talking with the father of a Marine who also owned the hospice where I was working. He was in a gung-ho,’get the s.o.b.’ mode and said so loudly. I spoke to him in quiet words, “Oh, no, this is a very bad […] Continue reading The Second Most Important Thing To Do About Iraq—Repent!