Schock fighting against freedom in Honduras

October 18, 2009 Peoria Journal Star After traveling to Honduras earlier this month to show his support for the June 28 military coup, Congressman Aaron Schock ironically spoke of his concern for democracy and "the will of the Honduras people." The ousted President Manuel Zelaya, however, is the democratically elected leader who - with the … Continue reading Schock fighting against freedom in Honduras

Guards Gone Wild

The Guardian, ZNet The release of the extensive investigation by the Project on Government Oversight on Tuesday depicting a "Lord of the Flies" environment among mercenaries in Afghanistan, should only sour the American public further on a war that the majority rightfully no longer believe is worth fighting. According to interviews and emails with more … Continue reading Guards Gone Wild

Obama: Listen to Iraqi Opinion

January 5, 2009 Foreign Policy In Focus, Alternet, Common Dreams In discussing his plans for the Iraq War during the presidential campaign, one group that Barack Obama seldom, if ever, mentioned as supporting his proposed policy was the Iraqi people. Obama's campaign website, which differs only slightly from his transition website, lays out very clearly … Continue reading Obama: Listen to Iraqi Opinion

Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America

July/August 2008 issue NACLA Report on the Americas, Innsikt (Norway), Common Dreams, ZNet In October, Erik Prince, the 39-year-old CEO of Blackwater Worldwide, a leading private security company operating in Iraq, went into damage-control mode. Blackwater employees in Baghdad’s Nisour Square had killed 17 Iraqi civilians the previous month, causing an uproar and the suspension … Continue reading Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America

Bush’s Crude Intentions in Iraq

August 31, 2007 Huffington Post, and a shorter op-ed version was published in: Topeka Capital Journal, KS; The Mirror, NV; Asheville Citizen-Times, NC; The Daily Journal, MN; Portland Observer, OR; Tri-County Press, WI. Distributed by Minuteman Media.   With the U.S. consuming a quarter of the world's petroleum, President Bush courageously admitted the obvious during … Continue reading Bush’s Crude Intentions in Iraq