11
Mai
2005

The Quagmire: As the Iraq war drags on, it's beginning to look a lot like Vietnam

by ROBERT DREYFUSS
Rolling Stone
(Posted May 05, 2005)

The news from Iraq is bad and getting worse with each passing day. Iraqi insurgents are stepping up the pace of their attacks, unleashing eleven deadly bombings on April 29th alone. Many of the 150,000 Iraqi police and soldiers hastily trained by U.S. troops have deserted or joined the insurgents. The cost of the war now tops $192 billion, rising by $1 billion a week, and the corpses are piling up: Nearly 1,600 American soldiers and up to 100,000 Iraqi civilians are dead, as well as 177 allied troops and 229 private contractors. Other nations are abandoning the international coalition assembled to support the U.S., and the new Iraqi government, which announced its new cabinet to great fanfare on April 27th, remains sharply split along ethnic and religious lines. [...] Read more at: //tinyurl.com/bxb5d

Grist magazine has a good column about winning environmental arguments. (Remember to the GOP environmentalists are "special interest groups.") Read the article, "Just the Facts, Ma'am," on the Grist web site: //tinyurl.com/9w4qy

ZaZona has a searchable database of companies that hire H-1Bs . There is also a petition to abolish the H-1B program. If you are interested in this, the web site is at //www.zazona.com/ .


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