Militant protests, which began July 14, continue in Iraq’s oil-rich city of Basra, despite a harsh government crackdown. Thousands of Iraqis are demanding jobs, restoration of basic utility services, and an end to government corruption. The protests have quickly spread to other southern Iraqi cities and Baghdad.
This is what Empire produced.
If humankind survives to keep writing history, Empire will not be favorable reviewed–poster child for the seven deadly sins, not much else: pride, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust–USA! USA! USA!
Without enemies the empire would collapse. None of this is accidental.
I find it ironic that the movie, Shock and Awe, features a bunch of actors who routinely pitch the d-party as our only alternative. Did anyone tell them that their D-party heros supported the war in Iraq?
For practicality, I suggest we combine the two parties, and call them “The War Party”.
Good post! Reese Erlich, Tom Engelhardt, Jeremy Scahill, Nick Turse, Chris Hedges, Phyllis Bennis, Medea Benjamin, Kathy Kelly, Robert Fisk, Tom Gallagher, Trita Parsi and
Robert Koehler are among the few journalists who regularly try to heip us to stay focused on
the “elephant in the room”; the obscenity of never-ending war and its accompanying out-of-control “Defense” budgets.
We’re not exposed to the writings of journalists such as these in the Corporate Media.
Thanks to sites such as Common Dreams, we get a much fuller picture of reality.
WHAT FIFTEEN YEARS OF U.S. OCCUPATION HAS PRODUCED? Trillions of $$$$$$$$$$$$$ for the war profiteers!
The United States is in the business of manufacturing new enemies.
The Military in this country is like the gift that keeps on giving.
And scores of broken bodies, the world over.