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Montreal Simon: The Day the Iraq War Came Back to Condemn Tony Blair

It's taken seven years for a British inquiry to render its verdict on Tony Blair, and his role in the Iraq War.But at last the verdict is in.It couldn't be more devastating.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day the Iraq War Came Back to Condemn Tony Blair

The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau To Support Harper’ Imminent Iraq War Extension

Liberal leader open to supporting Stephen Harper’s imminent extension of Canada’s combat mission against Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq.

The post Trudeau To Support Harper’ Imminent Iraq War Extension appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: You Think They’d Give Us Something Classier To Bomb

But I think there’s a 12 plane minimum before you get anything good, like Amir al-Mu’minin’s Lamberghini.   Next up I hear we’ve been offered a couple of sewage treatment plants and a paint recycling center.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Iraq Debate: The Center Of Gravitas Shifts

…to Jean Chretien.  Mind you, I’m not particularly set in my opinions re Canada’s contribution to the fight against ISIS.  These thoughts still apply, more so, perhaps, now that the tide seems to have turned in Kobani.  But JC’s main point, that there are more roles to be played in this situation beyond bomb-lobbing, and . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Iraq Debate: The Center Of Gravitas Shifts

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Why Not Bomb ISIS?

Nine planes for six months; no ground fighting.  Why not?  As a matter of history, many things went wrong with the Arab Spring, but the nature of The West’s commitment: providing air-support for indigenous resistance movements (I’m thinking of Libya specifically) was not one of those things. So it might work again, as in Libya. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Why Not Bomb ISIS?

The Canadian Progressive: People’s Climate March: Economic resistance went mainstream

Kate Aronoff, a freelance journalist based in Philadelphia, argues that the recent People’s Climate March and Flood Wall Street protests made climate change “impossible for even the most mainstream of media to ignore.”

The post People’s Climate March: Economic resistance went mainstream appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Iraqi Single Mom And Tech Lawyer Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes

An Iraqi single mom and a tech lawyer are suing ex-president George W. Bush for war crimes, believe they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” under U.S. law.

The post Iraqi Single Mom And Tech Lawyer Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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Autonomy For All: Stop Applying Marketing-Think To Government, It’s Disgusting.

CBC, with some analysis on Harper’s expected cabinet shuffle provides this quote from former Mulroney Chief of Staff David McLaughlin: “There’s a staleness about some of the ministry and some of the cabinet and how they’re communicating with Canadians; the look and feel of it. So there’s a chance to really show some new faces . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Stop Applying Marketing-Think To Government, It’s Disgusting.

LeDaro: George W. Bush and his Legacy

George W. Bush’s library is now open. What is he going to decorate it with? Maybe the skeletons of the over million dead Iraqis because of Bush’s invasion. Bush indeed is an evil man.

“Before considering each of the dozens of individual deceptions, lies and misleading statements that Bush and his aides used . . . → Read More: LeDaro: George W. Bush and his Legacy

The Disaffected Lib: Putting America’s "Wars of Choice" in Perspective

America, land of the formerly free and home of the lamentably broke.

A recent Harvard study estimated the costs of America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq at at least $4-trillion and likely closer to $6-trillion.

That’s six trillion taxpayer dollars, a mountain of money that has been essentially borrowed which makes it an ever-growing . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Putting America’s "Wars of Choice" in Perspective

The Disaffected Lib: And How Did That Work Out For You?

It’s settled now that Iraq’s oil riches pretty much sealed Saddam Hussein’s fate.   The Anglo-American conquest of Iraq was heavily an oil-driven decision.   And wasn’t it nice of the Americans to avoid bombing Iraq’s oil infrastructure and to make it the first of the few things they actually secured after they toppled Saddam?

And . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: And How Did That Work Out For You?

The Disaffected Lib: The U.S. Legacy from Iraq and Afghanistan – Only a Nuclear Attack Could be Worse

The costs and political fallout from America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are and will continue to be enormous, somewhere between 4 and 6-trillion dollars.   That could be almost as damaging to American security than if the U.S. suffered a nuclear attack.

Money, ultimately, is power. In context, it would take a nuclear strike on . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The U.S. Legacy from Iraq and Afghanistan – Only a Nuclear Attack Could be Worse

LeDaro: Bill Moyers Commentary on Iraq War

The lies and deception.

Bill Moyers Journal: Buying the War from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

The Disaffected Lib: When America Became Amerika

The media is swamped with articles about the 10th anniversary of the Anglo-American conquest of Iraq.   To those of us in the “I Told You So” camp, most of these missives are utter crap.   That’s probably because they’re being written or published by those who showed their true colours in the run-up to the war, . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: When America Became Amerika

The Canadian Progressive: Democracy Now! Discusses 10-year anniversary of U.S. invasion of Iraq (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! Discusses 10-year anniversary of U.S. invasion of Iraq, U.S. missile defense plans and Afghan protests against the continued presence of U.S. forces and the Steubenville rape case. We recommend:“We Steal Secrets”: The Story of WikiLeaks (VIDEO)Canadian General Itching For A New Foreign WarThe Invisible War: Rape, Sexual Assault […]

The Disaffected Lib: The Muddled Mind of Lord Prescott

Back when he was Tony Blair’s deputy prime minister he was for it but now Lord/Baron John Prescott says the Anglo-American war on Iraq “can’t be justified.”

Prescott says he supported the conquest of Iraq back in 2003 because he’d been told that George w. Bush would sort out the Israeli-Palestinian problem.

Speaking . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Muddled Mind of Lord Prescott

The Disaffected Lib: How Dick Cheney Buried the Truth of His Iraq War

Dick Cheney has buried the truth of America’s conquest of Iraq so deep that he will himself be long dead and buried before the facts are ever exhumed.

It might have something to do with the annoying fact that the invasion of Iraq was a war of aggression waged on the flimsiest of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: How Dick Cheney Buried the Truth of His Iraq War

LeDaro: Archbishop Desmond Tutu : George Bush And Tony Blair Have Committed War Crimes

In a recent interview, Archbishop Desmond Tutu – a leading figure in the fight against apartheid in South Africa and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize – stated that Tony Blair and George W. Bush should be charged with war crimes and tried at the Hague…. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Archbishop Desmond Tutu : George Bush And Tony Blair Have Committed War Crimes

LeDaro: Sighting of rare spider halts Texas $15 million road project

American culture is baffling. A particular spider, considered an endangered species, stops a $15 million road building project. Many oil drilling projects were stopped in the past for similar reasons.

NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A road project along Texas’ Highway 151 was progressing on time until along came a spider that shut everything down. The . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Sighting of rare spider halts Texas $15 million road project

Paul S. Graham: Harper hates war resisters. We love them. Stop the deportation of Kimberly Rivera

by Peace Alliance Winnipeg

During the Vietnam war, tens of thousands of American conscientious objectors sought refuge in Canada to avoid taking part in a war they could not, in conscience, support. While the Canadian government was slow to respond in a positive way, under persistent pressure from peace, church and labour activists, they . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Harper hates war resisters. We love them. Stop the deportation of Kimberly Rivera

350 or bust: It Is Time To Stop Our Dependence On Dirty Energy

Dirty energy isn’t just dirty because of the carbon dioxide pollution it releases into our atmosphere. It’s polluted the global geopolitical landscape – and increasingly North American domestic politics – for decades. Enough is enough. * Citizens Climate Lobbying: Building A Green Economy Post-Carbon Institute Transition Network

LeDaro: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld -the liars

These bastards are responsible for the killing of over one million Iraqis – majority of them women and children. No one has the courage to make them accountable including softy Obama. We live in a horrible world. Lest we forget.

DeSmogBlog: Kochtopus Cato Institute Power Grab: A Historical Perspective

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A new chapter is being added to the ongoing Kochtopus saga. On March 1 the Washington Post, in a story sure to fill the airwaves for the weeks and months to come, revealed the Kochtopus is suing the Cato Institute for control of the recently deceased and former Cato Chairman William Niskanen's ownership share in the think-tank.

The Koch . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Kochtopus Cato Institute Power Grab: A Historical Perspective