Time to renew my VFW membership

Posted on November 15, 2002 by

My renewal notice for the VFW came today, and until very recently I’d been planning to bite the bullet and pay for life membership. But I kept thinking about how Max Cleland was beat out by a non-veteran, pro-war Republican, and how the VFW contributed to that. Here’s my reply. November 15, 2002 Dear, Read More

The Missing Candidates

Posted on November 3, 2002 by

A few weeks ago America was inundated with coverage of the Iraqi so-called elections. Everybody rushed off to vote for the one candidate – Saddam. Surprise, he won. The stories were somewhat tongue-in-cheek, and they laughed it up on CNN how they don’t have any democracy in Iraq – and how much better off, Read More

In a surprisingly rosy cost estimate of something which can’t be accurately estimated, the Congressional Budget Office Monday released an analysis of what Gulf War II might cost in real dollars paid by U.S. taxpayers. Only they left out the most important part: the casualties. Actually, as a former tank crewman who has seen, Read More

How George Bush and his pals turned me into a gun enthusiast Ok, here’s the deal. I’ve got long hair. I’ve been a peace activist, and I tend to support a lot of “left” issues like Palestinian human rights, lifting sanctions in Iraq, not slaughtering innocent civilians, that sort of thing. So why in, Read More