Tag Archives: Iraq

The Night of the Bulldozers (Charleston, 3/18/03)

Poetry and politics can meet. “The Night of the Bulldozers” was written twelve years ago this evening, on a trip to Charleston SC, when the then US president announced that the attack against the then Iraqi dictator was about to … Continue reading

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“Invade and Occupy” — McCain and Graham

Washington, Feb. 5, 2014 In a bold new proposal to break the deadlocks in Afghanistan and Iraq, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) proposed that the United States invade and occupy those countries. “Those governments are engaged in antagonistic behavior not only … Continue reading

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History lesson for John McCain

From McCain’s speech this evening at the Republican convention, 8/29/12: I trust him to know that an American president always, always, always stands up for the rights, and freedoms, and justice of all people. From “The end of active hostilities,” … Continue reading

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