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President Bush Presses Congress For Extra $42 Bn To Fund Wars: 10/23/2007

Tom Baldwin - Times Online

President Bush yesterday asked Congress for another multibillion-dollar slice of military funding, spending which should ensure the cost of the Iraq war rises over the $500 billion mark early in the new year. His request for an additional $42 billion brings the total budget for Iraq and Afghanistan wars in ...

A Troubling Turn In American History: 10/08/2007

James Carroll - The Boston Globe

IF COLUMBUS is the beginning of the story, and, say, Lincoln is the middle, what is the end? Each episode of the American narrative surfaced a problem, which prompted attempts to resolve it, which led in turn to a new problem. This movement from problem to resolution to new problem ...

Ending War For Profit: 09/27/2007

- The Nation

Analysis: Outsourcing War Is Good Business: 09/26/2007

Claude Salhani - United Press International

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The private armies employed by the United States as auxiliary forces in the war in Iraq have come under criticism following an incident that drew the ire of Iraq's prime minister, who demanded their immediate withdrawal. However, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's wishes are far removed ...

Dude, Where's Our $24 Billion?: 08/30/2007

David Sirota - The Huffington Post

In dollar figures, how much has the Iraq War cost the 8-state Intermountain American West? About $24 billion, when you add up the numbers from a new report by the nonpartisan National Priorities Project that is being released locally in Colorado today by the Colorado Progressive Coalition. Let's put that ...

Kennebunkport, Maine: August 25 Rally And March For Peace: 08/16/2007

- Common Dreams

KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE - AUGUST 16 - Up to 10,000 activists and ordinary citizens will converge at Kennebunkport Saturday, August 25, at 10 a.m. to call for an immediate withdraw of United States troops from Iraq. The Kennebunks Peace Department?s August 25 Rally and March for Peace will feature speakers from ...

Guns Versus Butter -- Our Real Economic Challenge: 08/13/2007

Jonathan Tasini - The Huffington Post

Guns versus butter. It's the classic debate that really tells us a lot about our priorities that we set for the kind of society we can expect to live in -- how much money a country spends on the military versus how much money is expended on non-military, domestic needs. ...

Military Widens Door For Dropouts: 08/09/2007

Kimberly Hefling - USA Today

So the National Guard ran her through a program it started this year in Pennsylvania for privates who drop out of high school after having joined the military. In an old barracks at Fort Indiantown Gap, the 18-year-old Cleveland woman and other dropouts spent three intensive weeks in class this ...

Analysis: Bush's Failed Mideast Policy: 07/18/2007

Claude Salhani - United Press International

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush hopes to convene an international conference next autumn to pave the way forward for the stalled Middle East peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Well, at least with half the Palestinians, as the administration will not talk to Hamas, ...

Acting Locally: 06/28/2007

- The Nation