It was early in the morning, even for me, and I stared astonished at my inbox, replete with some pretty strong hate mail, with three general themes: “Shut up and toe the line,” “Nuke Iraq,” and worst of all, “Who are you to question the President?” What did I do to warrant this flood, Read More

What Will I Tell My Children?

Posted on September 20, 2002 by

Destroyed truck near Basra, Iraq

I’ll never forget the morning of February 27, 1991. As a young U.S. Army tanker, near the banks of the Euphrates River, two trucks raced through our position at roughly 2 a.m. We opened fire. One truck carried fuel and splashed its burning cargo on the other, and burning men ran everywhere, only to, Read More

Remembering the Victims of 9-16

Posted on September 14, 2002 by

“What?” you say? 9-16? Specifically, September 16, 1982, when somewhere between 750 and 2,000 innocent men, women and children were raped and slaughtered under the watchful eyes of our democratic allies, the Israeli Defense Forces. Funny, how this particular incident is absent from the discussions of the Middle East conflict. During the Israeli invasion, 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

After eleven years of indifference to the fate of Gulf War missing-in-action, the sudden shift to concern by the government this week illustrates the depth of cynicism that the Bush administration will go to in order to justify a renewed war with Iraq. In new reports from the Washington Times, we are treated with, Read More

New book sheds light on war

Posted on February 8, 2002 by

By Jeffrey Horton Prince George’s Sentinel, Friday, February 8, 2002 Never before have I read a novel that speaks with such straight forward honesty as Charles Sheehan-Miles’ new book, Prayer at Rumayla.  Sheehan-Miles finally shows America an accurate glimpse of the fact that the Gulf War was actually a war.  Forget all your memories, Read More