Yesterday I spoke at the October 26 anti-war rally in Washington, DC. I was very pleasantly surprised – it was a huge crowd, covering the western half of the mall, from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial up as far as the Washington Monument, and the crowd kept growing all through the afternoon. A large contingent, Read More

If you haven’t yet read General Anthony Zinni’s interview on Salon.com, I have to urge you to take a look at it. General Zinni – a Vietnam and Gulf War veteran and former commander of Central Command – makes one basic plea in the interview: use your heads. Don’t send American servicemembers to their, Read More

Despite overwhelming calls opposing the war, the Democrats abandoned their constituents today in favor of the oil company dominated administration. Now we have to wait for the blood to flow. Luckily for our so-called representatives, the campaign contributions will continue to flow into their coffers. To the Democrats in Congress, I ask: How does, 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

Yes, it’s true. After years of crying out that Saddam (that monster) won’t let inspectors in Iraq, now that the he is, the U.S. wont let them go. President Bush says he wants to “Give Peace a Chance.” Who is he kidding? On Monday I went to several meetings on the hill with the, Read More

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by BRIAN TROMPETER Staff Writer The Persian Gulf War seemed like a piece of cake to those who watched it on CNN. The ground war lasted merely 100 hours, U.S. forces lost only 299 of nearly 468,000 deployed troops and Iraqi soldiers surrendered in droves. Sheehan-Miles, 30, a soft-spoken Vienna area resident, wrote a, Read More