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Tag: iraq war
  • Libertarian vets weigh in on Chris Kyle, Iraq War

    By Zach Foster, Chris Padilla, Adam Clossman The cornerstone of libertarian philosophy is the non-aggression principle: you won’t harm anyone if they won’t harm you either. This principle guides our conduct in peace and in war. We’re libertarians who served in the Global War on Terrorism; a soldier, a sailor, and a marine. Chris Kyle, photo by Cpl. …

  • America’s foreign policy is the worst of both worlds

    America’s foreign policy under the last two Presidents has been an absolute disaster, and the results of each commander-in-chief’s decisions (or lack thereof) have been virtually the same: Recruiting of anti-American extremists is getting easier, and this is just the beginning.   In late 2002 and early 2003, the world was told by the Bush …

  • If only there were someone to lead Iraq

    Let me begin by sharing my background. I am a combat veteran of Iraq, having spent less than a week shy of a full year deployed from May 2005 to May 2006.  I served on a Personal Security Detail for my Battalion Commander in the area historically known as the “Triangle of Death” between the …

  • Apparently Not

    His own campaign site describes his stance: Obama Opposed the War from the Beginning Barack Obama opposed the war in Iraq before the American invasion. In 2002, Obama had the judgment and courage to speak out against the war, saying that it would lead to “an occupation of undetermined length, with undetermined costs and undetermined …

  • Flags for the Fallen on the 7th Anniversary

    What did your chapter do? Make sure to send YAL National an email with pictures, videos, stories etc., to keep us up to date on your chapter’s progress to End the War!

  • Uh-oh… I take on a professor’s hypocrisy at WFU

    This week in the Old Gold & Black, the official student newspaper of Wake Forest University (Go Deacs!–we’re gunning for ya Kentucky), you will find four articles written by WFU YAL members. Yes, four. (*Note: titles are provided by the student paper, not the author) Protest the current government’s policies (by yours truly) Government follows …

  • Is anyone else Sick of seeing Cheney’s Face Plastered on TV 24/7?

    Here he is again, demanding that Biden and Obama take a healthy dose of “thank you George Bush” with regard to Iraq and demanding terrorist acts be treated not as crimes, but an “act of war” by the Obama Justice Department. A confident man would not repeatedly be making the talk show rounds to repeat the same point. This …

  • Security Forces Involved In Massive Attack In Baghdad

    Democray at its best! Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Malaki accused members of the Iraqi Security Forces of being involved in last week’s attacks. The attacks have left 127 people dead and 500+ wounded. Malaki stated: “The network was a large one, 24 from one arm of the Iraqi security forces, 12 from another, and eight …

  • Ted Kennedy R.I.P.

    Let’s be honest — few if any people reading this blog hold Ted Kennedy in high esteem, and for good reason. An average person who did the things he did would not be fondly remembered. But as it is proper to focus on the good things a person did in their life following their death, …

  • April in Iraq: Deadliest in 7 Months

    Contrary to popular belief, the War in Iraq continues.  As U.S. forces make preparations to begin their withdrawal from Iraqi cities next month, death tolls are back on the rise.  The Anbar Awakening, Sons of Iraq, Concerned Local Citizens, or whatever other term is being used to describe the Sunni Iraqis that the U.S. government …