TV Drama on Iraq Tells Us More About Hollywood

A significant percentage of the U.S. news stories about Iraq in the past couple of days have been stories about a fictional TV series set in Iraq – 'Over There,' which debuted on the FX Network on Wednesday night.  Much has been made of the idea that this is the first such series about a war to air during the actual fighting of that war (apparently we've already all forgoten the Jessica Lynch series and the Colin-Condi-Dick-and-Don Show).

AFL-CIO Convention Calls for Troop Withdrawal

At its 25th Constitutional Convention, the AFL-CIO voted to adopt a resolution supporting 'the brave men and women deployed in Iraq.' The resolution states that US service men and women, which include AFL-CIO members and who mainly come from working families, risk their lives and deserve real leadership.


'We Need the Truth': Downing Street Anniversary Sparks Demand for Investigation

'Our nation’s sons and daughters are dying and killing in Iraq out of loyalty to their country but in the name of lies from the Bush throne,' charged Al Fishman, head of the Detroit Area Peace and Justice Network, in his statement as part of a panel convened yesterday in Detroit by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to highlight the 3rd anniversary of the Downing Street Memo.

How the United States Marked the 3rd Anniversary of the Downing Street Memo

Hundreds of people were turned away today as capacity crowds packed public forums in U.S. cities to discuss the Downing Street Memo and related evidence that President Bush lied about the reasons for war. 

Dear London

We write from the After Downing Street Dot Org Coalition in the United States to thank you for your solidarity on this third anniversary of a meeting that we were never meant to know about, a meeting that took place some yards from where you stand.

Resolution of Inquiry Introduced Surrounding Bush’s Iraq War Policy

Yesterday, Rep. Barbara Lee (D–CA) introduced a Resolution of Inquiry in the House of Representatives which would require the White House and the State Department to 'transmit all information relating to communication with officials of the United Kingdom between January 1, 2002, and October 16, 2002, relating to the policy of the United States with respect to Iraq.'

End the War on Iraq!

More than two years after the illegal and immoral U.S. invasion of Iraq, the nightmare continues. More than 1600 U.S. soldiers have died, at least another 15,000 have been wounded; even the most conservative estimates of Iraqi deaths number in the tens of thousands.

Iraq: Failure in Falluja

What is true of Falluja is also true for the country itself. Falluja is a microcosm of Iraq. How long will our supine Congress and lied to citizens (“Bush lied, soldiers died” – and not only soldiers) put up with this tragic farce in the Middle East. It is time to demand the troops be brought home now – they are not the private army of Halliburton.

Bush and Iraq’s Rigged Election

When 8.5 million Iraqis braved threats of violence to vote last January 30, it was hailed by most people as a victory for post-Saddam Iraq. When 86% of them voted against the Bush administration’s handpicked leader of the transitional authority empowered to oversee the conduct of elections and the formation of a National Assembly in Iraq, their effort warrants a new examination.

Bush’s Word is Like the Uranium Story – Worthless

In the biggest admission of guilt yet on the Rove scandal, President Bush yesterday declared inoperative his previous assertions that anyone in his administration found to be involved in leaking the name of a CIA agent to the press would be fired.

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