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Bush: If Younger He Would Work In Afghanistan

Bush: If Younger He Would Work In Afghanistan

Reuters
March 14, 2008

U.S. President George W. Bush got an earful on Thursday about problems and progress in Afghanistan where a war has dragged on for more than six years but been largely eclipsed by Iraq.

In a videoconference, Bush heard from U.S. military and civilian personnel about the challenges ranging from fighting local government and police corruption to persuading farmers to abandon a lucrative poppy drug trade for other crops.

Bush heard tales of all-night tea drinking sessions to coax local residents into cooperating, and of tribesmen crossing mountains to attend government meetings seen as building blocks for the country’s democracy-in-the-making.

“I must say, I’m a little envious,” Bush said. “If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.”

“It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks,” Bush said.

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Iraq, Afghanistan veterans to reveal war atrocities and ’some pretty fucked-up shit’

Raw Story
March 13, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoJHTuP7Lh0

As the war in Iraq approaches its fifth anniversary, veterans of that conflict and the war in Afghanistan will give first-hand accounts, supported by photographs and video evidence, of the true nature of the wars, including attacks the vets say killed innocent civilians.

Iraq Veterans Against the War is organizing the “Winter Soldier” conference outside of Washington, DC, to share their experiences from the front lines. The conference, which begins Thursday and will continue through the weekend, aims to build on a 1971 gathering in which Vietnam veterans gathered in Detroit to share their view of atrocities they witnessed in that war.

It’s not going to be easy to hear what we have to say,” IVAW executive director Kelly Dougherty, who served in Iraq as a military police officer, says in a press release. “It’s not going to be easy for us to tell it. But we believe that the only way this war is going to end is if the American people truly understand what we have done in their name.

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Report shows increase in Iraq violence since January
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN1160046720080312

Afghan violence at highest level since US invasion
http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m41924&hd=&size=1&l=e

U.S. Vice President Cheney makes Iraq visit
http://www.reuters.com/article/vcCandidateFeed1/idUSL17572705

Iraqis See a Candidate’s Agenda in McCain’s Visit
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/0..st/17mccain.html?ref=middleeast

Military Women Report Sexual Harassment
http://www.rawstory.com/news/mo..t_harassment_03142008.html

Cheering God, Bush says war with Iraq ‘will forever be’ the right decision
http://rawstory.com/news/2..ush_says_war_with_0312.html

Iraq teachers told to rewrite history
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed..rite-history-795711.html

 


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