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Entries Tagged as 'Iraq War'

Video: Ashcroft Heckled and Booed at College Speech

December 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Former attorney general John Ashcroft gave a $20,000 speech at the University of Colorado last month, with a Q & A session afterwards. Ashcroft was asked about torture, our reputation in the world the missing Weapons of Mass Destruction, and how we failed to capture Osama Bin Laden. As he probably expected, he was not […]

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Picture of the Day: Anti-War Activists Again Use Soldiers’ Names Without Families Consent

December 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Hat Tip: Young Mo Politico In this video, Code Pink demonstrated outside of Claire McCaskill’s Springfield office on August 29, 2007. They used the names of 67 Missouri service members who have died in Iraq in attempt to further their cause.

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Sen. McCaskill: War on Terror “Not an Emergency”

December 10th, 2007 · No Comments

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Skelton Earns Respect of Military, Republicans

December 5th, 2007 · No Comments

By Daniel W. Reilly (photo credit John Shinkle) A self-described small-town “country lawyer,” Rep. Ike Skelton suddenly had the case of a lifetime last September. On trial was the conduct of the Iraq war, and as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Missouri Democrat had the first crack at the two star witnesses: […]

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Student Says Bush Employing “Poverty Draft”

November 28th, 2007 · No Comments

From The Current: (University of Missouri – St. Louis) By Justi Montague Have you ever thought about joining a branch of the military to help out with college costs? I have. It seems like the perfect ride, you are offered stability, employment, a college education, personal development and even a chance to see the world. […]

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Report and Retort: Jim Talent’s Untalented Defense Analysis

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Below is a response by Mr. Carpenter to criticism levied at him by Senator Talent in an earlier article about defense spending. by Ted Galen Carpenter Jim Talent believes that the Heritage Foundation’s proposal to spend a minimum of 4 percent of GDP on the military has to be correct because the chairman of the […]

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The Hon. Ike Skelton on Civil-Military Relations

November 13th, 2007 · No Comments

By Rep. Ike Skelton On April 11, 1951, President Harry S. Truman dismissed General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander in the Far East, when the General’s views regarding the Korean War and China collided with those of the President. The following day, my father—who was a Lexington, Missouri, lawyer and a friend of Truman’s since […]

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Uncle Sam on the Line

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments

By JOHN ASHCROFT For almost two years, the country has debated whether the Bush administration acted properly and lawfully in undertaking emergency surveillance operations of suspected foreign terrorists on presidential authorization in the wake of 9/11. For several months, we have been debating bills that seek to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court statute. There […]

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Cleaver/Clay Co- Sign Letter to President to De-Fund Troops in Harms Way

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

   Dear Mr. President: Seventy House Members wrote in July [2007] to inform you that they will only support appropriating additional funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq during Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond for the protection and safe redeployment of our troops out of Iraq before you leave office. Now you are requesting an […]

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Tags: Iraq War · Rep. Emanuel Cleaver · Rep. Lacy Clay

Reps. Snyder/Akin: Effective Tools Needed to Evaluate PRTs

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

For immediate release: October 18, 2007 Contact: Loren Dealy (HASC) 202-225-2539 Washington D.C.— Today, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the use and effectiveness of Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stuart W. Bowen Jr., the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), and Robert […]

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Tags: Iraq War · Rep. Todd Akin