Monday, March 24, 2008

3/19 Iraq War Blogswarm - Blogs Starting with D

Here are links to the posts from blogs starting with the letter "D" along with brief quotes from the posts.

Daisy's Dead Air:
Bring Them Home Now!
As I wrote on Monday, the Greenville Antiwar Society candle lighting took place on Sunday night, downtown at Bergamo Square. Below are some photographs of the event, which I am sharing here as my contribution to the Blogswarm Against the War.

In the center, there is a beaded structure, representing the Iraqi people--hundreds of beads symbolize the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead. It would be impossible to light a million candles, so this is the best we could do.

Local events today and the rest of this week:
The post includes the poem, "Peace to Baghdad."

Dandelion Salad:
It’s March 19 and Blogswarm Day! Posts on Iraq War by Lo
It’s March 19 and Blogswarm Day! Here is a list of my posts on Iraq in the last few days. I’ll add more throughout the day today since I post on Iraq almost every day. Hopefully some good video coverage of the mass protest in Washington, DC today will be posted. ~ Lo

Dane of War:
Blogswarm - March 19th, 2008: 5 years into the war, and what the hell for?
Today is the fifth anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The invasion began at 9:34PM EST on March 19, 2003. The U.K. codenamed it Operation Telic, and in Australia it was known by the name Operation Falconer.

So, how's it going? How do we "measure that success?", as the Bush regime so often says?

Daughters of Vietnam Veterans:
Leaving Home to Iraq/IVAW Ft. Hood/A Casey Porter Film
This posting has a YouTube video with the title above.

Dave Dubya's Freedom Rants:
Mass Media, Mass Madness
Here we are again. We arrive at yet another anniversary of Bush’s glorious war. Why are millions of innocent people suffering for so long? His reasons for the calamitous blunder and debacle were far from the stated purposes. He cared nothing for the Iraqi people and had no proof for his WMD and al-Qaeda claims. He wanted war for power, profit, oil, and last, but not least, his insurance as “war president” to win his 2004 re-election.

De Koboldorum Rebus:
Five Years Tomorrow
Well, that went horribly badly, didn't it? Yes, it was March 20, 2003, that we (and by "we" I mean the West in general, even those of us who aren't officially directly involved) embarked upon the living, breathing, definition of an illegal war. It was billed, of course, as the necessary removal of a brutal dictator who was conspiring with Osama Bin Laden while constructing stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. We would be greeted as liberators, and everybody would be back home in six months.

The Dean's Office:
What's "FUBAR?"
For those of us who were against this war since well before it began this has been a pretty frustrating five years. We marched, we wrote letters and we voted. None of that seemed to help. In fact: it seems like things have just gotten worse.

If you're like me the last five years have made you feel a bit powerless. But we don't have to feel that way. Here's a couple of modest suggestions to things we can do today to make things a little bit better all by our lonesome.

Iraq Blogswarm
I've been thinking about what I could add to the disent of the current occupation of the White House by one George W. Bush. A president (in name only) who has taken this nation in a direction that goes against every principle that every day Americans hold dear. Where to even start. From his stealing of the elections in 2000 and 2004 to his current approval of waterboarding never has there been such an assult and disreguard on the constitution of this country. And not only has this administration preverted the electorial process it has gone one step further by eating it's own if you recall Katherine Harris.

Dinge, die mich bewegen.....:
Der Krieg im Irak – ein Schandfleck für die Menschheit
Der 11. September, Massenvernichtungswaffen, Saddam Hussein und zahlreiche weitere Gründe wurden uns aufgetischt, um den Irakkrieg anzuzetteln. Alles Lug und Betrug an der Menschheit!

Im heutigen Blogswarm möchte ich meine Gedanken wiedergeben und hoffe damit auch andere Menschen zum Denken zu animieren.

distributocap NY:
Doomed to Repeat
As of tomorrow we are entering year 6 of a war that has no end in sight. Monday (or in this case Thursday) morning quarterbacking shows the world that George W. Bush’s 5-year invasion of Iraq was set in motion without even a cursory look back at the 5 thousand year history of the region. Any person can easily open a junior high school textbook and see the long-term history of Iraq is teeming with ethnic conflict, religious hatred, deep-rooted enmity, and endless occupations. And it doesn’t take a whole lot of in-depth investigation to learn that the short-term history of Iraq since World War I is even more revealing.

Divine Democrat:
If you listen to the hollow words of George Bush in that video, he said "I know that the families of our military are praying that all those who serve will return safely and soon. Millions of Americans are praying with you for the safety of your loved ones and for the protection of the innocent. For your sacrifice, you have the gratitude and respect of the American people. And you can know that our forces will be coming home as soon as their work is done.

Dohiyi Mir:
Five Years (To Be Continued)
In which NTodd marks five years of war in Iraq. (25:04)

Features: Pink Floyd, Country Joe and the Fish, Neil Young, Moody Blues, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam.

Donkey Punch:
Happy Anniversary! (Updated)
This post starts with a picture of a soldier with a tear in his eye.
5 years. We’ve been occupying Iraq for five years.

5 years of Mission Accomplished.

5 years of raining terror down on the populace.

5 years of further alienating the Arab world.

a dragon dancing with the buddha:
No, Hillary...
Hillary Rodham Clinton told a group of young veterans Tuesday that one lesson of the Iraq War is not to commit troops "unless you are prepared to go all the way and are prepared to be successful."

Oh, God. Oh, my God. The lesson of the Iraq war is that we should have been prepared to go all the way?

"Mismanaged." Like the war was an Inn or a Savings & Loan.
President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he had no regrets about the unpopular war in Iraq despite the "high cost in lives and treasure" and declared that the United States was on track for victory

Treasure? Dear god. He thinks he's Nicholas Cage.

Drinking Liberally in New Milford:
5 Years
It has been five years since the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. And so the day of protesting began as per usual in the no free speech zone known as America:

Today, police arrested more than 30 people “who blocked entrances at the Internal Revenue Service building” as “part of a day of protests to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.” Demonstrators also converged in Miami and San Francisco, and other cities across the country.

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