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February 23, 2014
We’ve got a problem—too many vets are unemployed. There’s what we call a civilian-military divide. In other words, the returning vets think one thing, the civilian population thinks another and our aim is to get people to understand each other better for the good of the veteran community.
George W. Bush • Discussing his post-presidential efforts to assist veterans, many of which became veterans on his watch due to the Afghan and Iraq wars. Among his efforts include efforts to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He teared up during the interview where he discussed the efforts on ABC’s This Week. “I obviously get slightly emotional talking about our vets,” he said.
13:10 // 5 months ago
January 4, 2014
While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame. When President Obama withdrew all U.S. forces … over the objections of our military leaders and commanders on the ground, many of us predicted that the vacuum would be filled by America’s enemies and would emerge as a threat to U.S. national security interests. Sadly, that reality is now clearer than ever.
Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham • In a joint statement on the capture of Fallujah by al-Qaeda forces in Iraq. The duo call this situation “predictable.” Our question: Just because something is “predictable,” does that mean that we should continue to have a military presence in a country with no direct influence on our own? Where is the line here?
18:19 // 6 months ago
June 18, 2013
19:49 // 1 year ago
June 16, 2013

Violent car bombings kill dozens in Iraq, raising fears of increased violence

  • 30+ the number of people killed in a series of violent car-bombing attacks throughout Iraq on Sunday. The attacks, which also injured scores of people throughout the country, raised concerns that widespread violence could return to the country a decade after the Iraq war began. Nearly 2,000 people have been killed since April. source
8:47 // 1 year ago
April 9, 2013
usatoday:

10 years ago today, U.S. Marines toppled a large statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, a gesture symbolizing the end of his rule.
Here’s our front page from the next day.
Also from our archive: Marine in historic photo identified — http://usat.ly/YfVjU9 

usatoday:

10 years ago today, U.S. Marines toppled a large statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, a gesture symbolizing the end of his rule.

Here’s our front page from the next day.

Also from our archive: Marine in historic photo identified — http://usat.ly/YfVjU9 

(via mohandasgandhi)

13:10 // 1 year ago
April 5, 2013

In the above clip, Andrew Sullivan explains why he feels he has “blood on my hands” due to the Iraq War. “That’s a high-drama, melodramatic, queeny kind of thing to say,” he explains. “But … (long pause) … it’s true.” Sullivan was very hawkish at the beginning but later recanted the stance.

14:06 // 1 year ago
March 24, 2013
10:18 // 1 year ago
March 19, 2013

Numerous bombings reported in Baghad on the ten year anniversary of the Iraq War

  • 56 people were killed by twelve different bombings spread across Baghdad on Tuesday, exactly one decade after former President George W. Bush announced the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
  • 200 more were injured by the blasts, which reportedly targeted Shia areas across Iraq’s capital city. In response to the attacks, the Iraqi government has postponed provincial elections in Anbar and Nineveh which were previously scheduled for April 20. source
17:46 // 1 year ago
nedhepburn:

Pro Iraq War protesters protesting the anti-war protestors, Boston, 2003. 
The Iraq War turns 10 today and has taken over 125,000 human lives. 

Today in protests that look awkward in retrospect.

nedhepburn:

Pro Iraq War protesters protesting the anti-war protestors, Boston, 2003

The Iraq War turns 10 today and has taken over 125,000 human lives. 

Today in protests that look awkward in retrospect.

11:01 // 1 year ago
November 16, 2012
I did not hear the train at all. I did not hear the horn as it was approaching the intersection. I only heard it right about three seconds before it slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer.
Midland, Tx. resident Joe Cobarobio • Discussing the train accident during the parade he was filming on Thursday — a Show of Support parade for veterans of war. Four people died in the accident on Thursday. A dozen of the victims in the accident — whether killed or injured — were veterans of the Iraq or Afghan Wars.
20:42 // 1 year ago