There are people returning to Iraq from refugee status because life as an Iraqi refugee is most unbearable.
Iraq refugees - 4 million and counting
from the NY Times
Pressure for Results: The Politics of Tallying the Number of Iraqis Who Return Home
By Damien Cave
Published: November 26, 2007
This president has lost all credibility in matters of foreign policy. He talked about diplomacy before the Iraq war and it was all a lie. Most believe he's spreading more fear and distortion while ignoring tough effective diplomacy before attacking Iran.
Much to worry about an ill-advised attack on Iran!!!
Every time we cuddle up to a dictator for short term gain it comes back to bite us in the rear.
Pakistan - a nuclear power in trouble
The real threat is the existence of conditions which allow terrorism to grow within third world countries, such as poverty, ignorance, lack of adequate health care and human rights.
Those are the conditions which exist under the rule of self-serving dictators. The seeds of terrorism are sown in this environment and gradually grow to maturity. The mistake we make is that once terrorism rears its ugly head in a country, we support the dictatorship even more, thereby losing the trust and respect of the average citizens in that country. Someone in the United States might say, "How can anyone choose an extremist form of Islam over democracy?" But if America supports your leader and you’re living on a dirt floor while your baby is dying and your brother is rotting in prison because he spoke his mind, you might think, "How could radical Islam be any worse than the way I have it now?"
If we wish to stop the rising tide of terrorism we must stop supporting or tolerating dictators and let the people of the country know this. At the same time we must encourage and help growth in the economy, education and human rights of these countries and not the military weaponry of tyrants.
War is a poor answer to a human problem; a diplomatic problem. Don’t let the militaristic neoconservatives lead you to believe the only road to peace is by the gun. They are wrong.
The threat and fear of radical fundamentalist Islam is morphing into a paranoid dread of all Islam.
US knew Musharraf planned to institute emergency rule: report
John ByrnePublished: Friday November 23, 2007
Makes you wonder what they have planned for us if they view Musharraf's response to a puplic rising up peacefully against a military dictator as acceptable.
to read National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive please go here...
He Says Leader 'Believes in Democracy'
By Michael Abramowitz and Robin Wright
The United States was at one time considered the leader of the world in human rights (at least we were striving in that direction). We liked to call ourselves the greatest nation in the world.
Oh, it's true we stumbled along the way but we always moved ahead in a positive direction. We haven’t always lived up to the fullness of what our Constitution and Bill of Rights calls us, so there were bumps and sometimes giant ruts along our shared histories path that brought great trials, success and shame, sorrow and pride, and often costs many lives.
Now, because of a desire for power, secrecy and control among those in the Bush administration our nation has embraced a cancer of cruel suppression of the dignity of humanity. A sheepish fear among their followers, has allowed them to become mesmerized by a calculating group masquerading as trustworthy, giving the neoconservatives approval to disregard, as if it didn’t exist, the law and ethics of our nation. Acting as all cancers do if not removed it will grow and bring death to our democratic republic. Are children will be left to grow in a world of suppression and fear that never existed for us.
The loyal dissenters of Neocon policies believe this to be a horrible wrong. Driven more by the love we have for this country than by fear, we believe that all must speak out; that every one must shout’ STOP’. We believe it is time for all to demonstrate the courage of our ancestors and love America more than fear the unknown. And that goes especially for our one year old Democratically controlled Congress who have given us a new found hope for a return to constitutional order, an end to Iraqi occupation and a halt to military adventurism. To them I say this...
Don't cave in. Push your fellow party members and the Republicans to stop this horrible occupation. Enough is enough and enough is, too much.
We our now facing our giant rut along the path, will we dishonor the legacy of those who stood so bravely on this land before us?
From the first 5 Star General President (listen)
gearing nation up for another Vietnam War-like debacle