Posts Tagged ‘ IRAQ WAR ’

Iraq Gun Battle

Its been awhile since i posted anytime on the Iraq War so to give us a sense of what our brave solders go through everyday i decide to post this short video from youtube.

Watching this video maybe me ask the question about the solders body armor and its effeteness to stop incoming fire . So than i ran into this video.

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Blackwater Guards Arrested In Utah For Massacre In Iraq

The indictment caps a yearlong probe into the Sept. 16, 2007, shooting as the guards’ convoy arrived in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square.

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WASHINGTON — Five Blackwater Worldwide security guards have been charged in a September 2007 shooting that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead and raised questions about the U.S. government’s use of security contractors in combat zones, according to two sources familiar with the case.

The guards, all former U.S. military personnel, worked as security contractors for the State Department, assigned to protect U.S. diplomats and other non-military officials in Iraq.

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(VIDEO) KBR/Halliburton Slave-like Camps in Iraq


WASHINGTON: A civilian employee of US oil services giant Halliburton and government contractor KBR has charged in a lawsuit the companies exposed thousands of workers to unhealthy, contaminated conditions at an Iraqi military base. 

newsIraq contractor bans cell phones for ‘safety and security’

The suit includes a long list of charges against Halliburton and KBR — formerly known as Kellogg Brown & Root, a former subsidiary of Halliburton and the US military’s chief provider in Iraq. 

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New VoteVets Ad Targets Saxby Chambliss

We’re back up on the air with our body armor ad, this time in Georgia.  You can view it here:

Keep in mind that this ad addresses the voting record of Senator Saxby Chambliss–the guy who came into office by questioning the patriotism of Vietnam veteran and triple amputee Max Cleland.

Bush and Maliki talk about withdrawal from Iraq

When President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki talked on Thursday — a secure
video conversation that wasn’t disclosed until today — one of the
things the White House said they talked about was “a general time
horizon for meeting aspirational goals.”

Translation: a date for meeting the goal of handing over security responsibilities
from the U.S. troops to the Iraqis and “the further reduction of U.S.
combat forces from Iraq.”
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Congress to give Bush last blank check for war

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress, who came to power last year on a call to end the combat in Iraq, will soon give President George W. Bush the last war-funding bill of his presidency without any of the conditions they sought for withdrawing U.S. troops, congressional aides said on Monday.

Lawmakers are arranging to send Bush $165 billion in new money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, enough to last for about a year and well beyond when Bush leaves office on Jan. 20

Ahmadinejad, al-Maliki talk U.S. future in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday tried to allay Iranian fears over a planned U.S.-Iraq security pact, saying his government would not allow Iraq to become a launching pad for an attack on its neighbor.

“Iraq today doesn’t present any threat as it used to be in the times of the former regime,” al-Maliki told Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a Sunday meeting between two leaders, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office.

“Today’s Iraq is a constitutional state based on the rule of law, and it seeks to develop its relations with the regional countries based on cooperation and mutual respect,” al-Maliki said.

Earlier, Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA quoted the Iraqi leader as saying that “Baghdad would not allow its soil to be used as a base to damage the security of the neighboring countries, including Iran.”

His remarks come as the United States and Iraq are trying to reach a bilateral agreement on how long the U.S. military will remain in Iraq and what role it will play in Iraq’s security.

But al-Maliki media adviser Ali Hadi said negotiations between Iraq and the United States are in their “very early stages” and were not part of Sunday’s talks. Continue reading

Senate Panel Accuses Bush of Iraq Exaggerations

Bush misused Iraq intelligence: Senate report

By David Edwards

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush and his top policymakers misstated Saddam Hussein’s links to terrorism and ignored doubts among intelligence agencies about Iraq’s arms programs as they made a case for war, the Senate intelligence committee reported on Thursday.

The report shows an administration that “led the nation to war on false premises,” said the committee’s Democratic Chairman, Sen. John Rockefeller of West Virginia. Several Republicans on the committee protested its findings as a “partisan exercise.”

RAW STORY has the full story here.