Tag: Iraq war
Camille Gage interviews the poet, activist, and director of Split This Rock.
Iraq, ten years later.
Why the invasion of Iraq was the single worst foreign policy decision in American history.
After spurring an investigation of internal violence in the armed forces, the journalist explores the same themes through fiction.
Back from Iraq, a veteran meditates on the past, present, and future of American warfare, and the small creek in Virginia where they all flow together.
In Al-Najaf, I watched a man’s wound / flitter off his skin, knowing he’d died / two days prior
This is what a veteran looks like / now, I keep telling myself
The Rolling Stone reporter on his blockbuster articles, how the generals pushed Obama into a war he didn’t want to fight, and the Pentagon’s effort to tear down the wall between PR and propaganda.
Iraq was not the first time, just the first time we all watched it happen
Protest now—in a few years, you’ll be too much of a prick to care. In a few years, you’ll have your lawn and your job and whatever’s on TV tonight—everything wil seem much more important. Protest now while you still have a shred of values—the real thing to protect.
“I don’t fuck much with the past, but I fuck plenty with the future”—Patti Smith
Then you march, which means that you promenade toward the capitol, then around its back, ending up where you’d started in the first place.
Much of that Presidential power comes from proper use of words: “We have nothing to fear but ____ (finish the sentence).” “The buck stops ____” “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this ___.”