From Filmmaker in Los Angeles to Iraq Detainee – New York Times

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From Filmmaker in Los Angeles to Iraq Detainee – New York Times

Mr. Kar, the son of an Iranian physician, came to the United States when he was 2 and was raised partly in Utah and Washington State, where he played high school football. He attended college in California, received a master’s degree in technology management from Pepperdine University, worked for years in Silicon Valley and served in the United States Navy and the Naval Reserve.

Nonetheless, Mr. Kar’s relatives and their lawyers said they had been utterly stymied in trying to learn his fate despite repeated inquires at the Defense Department, the Justice Department, the State Department, the allied forces in Iraq and the offices of two United States senators.

This horrible! American Citizens are being held as prisoners without a trial. Unbelievable.

Yet, as I write those words, I am not surprised. I’m not even really outraged. Actually, I feel numb. I feel cynical because nothing is going to be done about it. This American Citizen is going to rot in jail and nothing is going to be done. Bushco is going to go on, treating Iranian-Americans like this in the name of fighting terrorism.

It is so frustrating.

Bush Urges Iraqis to Vote, Lowers Expectations

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Yahoo! News – Bush Urges Iraqis to Vote, Lowers Expectations

Bush also expressed sadness over the crash of a U.S. helicopter in western Iraq that news reports said killed 31 American Marines. Five more U.S. troops died in insurgent attacks on Wednesday.

He did?!? I certainly didn’t hear any “sadness”. You gotta love the media spin.

I listened to the press conference this morning. Not because I wanted to ( I can’t stand the sound of Bush’s voice). It happened to be on while I was getting ready for work. I think he set some new lows with this one. For example, the answer to the helicopter crash…..He couldn’t fake a better answer to that question? He said someting about looking into the facts. That was it. And the answer to the questions regarding the growing opposition to the Iraq war in America. His answer, as always, “the world is a better place without Saddam.” Uh, yeah…That’s true, but it still doesn’t change the fact THAT WE WERE MISLED INTO THIS WAR!!!

I was so mad I flipped the radio off! God, and we have four more years of this clown…

Iraq charity worker feared killed – Nov 16, 2004

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CNN.com – Iraq charity worker feared killed – Nov 16, 2004

The director of CARE International in Iraq, who was kidnapped last month, has apparently been killed, the humanitarian organization says.

I am saddened to read about the death of Margaret Hassan. This is really awful. It’s all awful, really. But this story, for some reason, touched a nerve in me. I feel just awful.

The First Lie

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TomPaine.com – Archives – The First Lie

The invasion was not just reckless. It was unconstitutional.

It is time to set the record straight. The United States Congress never voted for the Iraq war. Rather, Congress voted for a resolution in October 2002 which unlawfully transferred to the president the decision-making power of whether to launch a first-strike invasion of Iraq. The United States Constitution vests the awesome power of deciding whether to send the nation into war solely in the United States Congress.

My brother’s recent comments spurred me to find the article linke above about the unconstitutionality of the Iraq war. It’s an interesting read.