Monday, March 24, 2008

3/19 Iraq War Blogswarm - Blogs Starting with H

Here are links to the posts from blogs starting with the letter "H," along with brief intros quoted from the posts.

Happening Here:
Democrats are war weasels too
This singing and dancing trio greeted antiwar protestors in downtown San Francisco on the first day of the sixth year of the Iraq war.

Wouldn't it be great if we could be confident that our Democratic Presidential aspirants would end Cheney-McCain-Bush's occupation of Iraq? If we knew they would not bomb Iran? Too bad such any such confidence would be misplaced. Our Democrats are war weasels.

Happy Jihad's House of Pancakes:
"Well Worth the Effort"
Two days ago, the worst person ever, Dick Cheney, made a statement of unfathomable arrogance, ignorance and callousness during his latest victory tour of Baghdad. And by "victory tour," I mean the type of visit that is unannounced because the security situation there is rubbish. He said, in defiance of the laws of reason, decency and definition:

Hard Boiled Dreams of the World:
How To Recover From War Addiction
Addiction to war doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to face the fact that your country is out of control.

If you’re not sure, and you’re wondering if your country has an addiction to war or not, ask yourself these questions:

Colonialism in Iraq?
An interview with Army Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, US commander in the north of Iraq, was broadcast today on NPR's Morning Edition, as part of NPR's coverage on the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq (Operation Desert Fox). Several of the things Hertling said struck me as reminiscent of classical colonialist discourse. Entirely unselfconscious, commonsensical, self-evident, and as as with all ruling ideology, it all just goes without saying. I consider Hertling's statements, the way he frames the discussion, symptomatic of what the Iraq adventure is all about.

19.3.08 Out of Iraq
Today I'm participating in the blogswarm protesting the war in Iraq. It's well past time to get out. It should never have started. Peace and self-determination will sustain humanity on this planet long after the oil has dried up. All I am saying - to myself, to the warmongers and the seriously greedy, to the generation to follow: is give peace a chance.

Here Still Running:
Invasion and Occupation
For those of you who don't yet know, I am a Vietnam Veteran and an Anti-war Protester: then and now. I was diagnosed with PTSD by the Veterans' Administration in 1985 (the first year it occurred to me to ask "Whhhaaaaat?"); I received a disability rating in 1996, which was upgraded to 100% service-connected in 2004.

Iraq: One of the most disastrous wars fought by Britain
A gross failure that ended with a humiliating retreat writes Partick Cockburn for the Independent.

The war in Iraq has been one of the most disastrous wars ever fought by Britain. It has been small but we achieved nothing. It will stand with Crimea and the Boer War as conflicts which could have been avoided and were demonstrations of incompetence from start to finish. Full story here.

Home of the Brave:
Daily Constitutional: Five Years In Iraq
I am at a loss for words to add which will shed new light, which will persuade the likes of Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic party leadership and influential Republicans to bring articles of impeachment forward in order to bring George W. Bush, Richard B, Cheney, and their teams of loyalists to account for the horrors they have wrought and continue to wreak against the Constitution, against the US and against Iraq.

How This Old Brit Sees It ...:
For What It's Worth : Our Own Online "BLOGSWARM" Anti-War Contribution
Anyway, seeing as it's already toward the end of another long day here in great British GMT-land, here's hoping we're allowed to cheat a little by being short on the words (again), but a bit 'bigger' on the pictures. After all, you know what they (and us), always say about every picture telling a story and how each one is worth a thousand words.

However, where real, raw, war photos are concerned [like those collected by Canadian, Roedy Green], each image is worth - at least -10,000 words - or more.

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