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The 100 Year Iraq War – McCain Out Of Touch With American People

The 100 Year War – McCain Out Of Touch With American People

Bin Laden and President Bush

(Best Syndication) The Vietnam War lasted for nearly 20 years and President Bush said we could be Iraq for 50 years, but now Republican Presidential candidate John McCain says the US could have a presence in Iraq for 100 years. The American citizens have not finished paying for the first year of the Iraq war, and McCain is ready to spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year for a hundred years on the conflict.

Is this in line with the best interests of our country? As long as the Chinese and other countries continue to buy our treasury notes, the war can continue, but there is a cost. The American citizen has seen the value of his and her currency decline drastically since the war began. Not only do we have to pay back the interest on the national debt, we have to pay the principle with inflated dollars.

Cease Fire Ends With Mahdi Army – Various Factions Want Control in Basra and Baghdad

Cease Fire Ends With Mahdi Army – Various Factions Want Control in Basra and Baghdad

DOD Image Baghdad

(Best Syndication) A new civil war may be brewing in Iraq as a cease fire is broken between the Shiite Mahdi Army and US Forces along with the Iranian backed Iraqi government. For the second time in three days, the Green Zone has been hit with rockets, while US forces clashed with Mahdi Army forces near the city of Basra on Tuesday.

The fighting ends an eleven month cease fire between the US and the militia. Both the militia and the Iraqi government are controlled by Shiites who are friendly to Iran. Sam Dagher with the Christian Science Monitor reports that US forces are guarding the border with Iran in an effort to stop weapons and fighters. The US wants to be the only arms supplier in Iraq.

US Navy Challenged By Iranian Boats Near Straits of Hormuz But Ships Seem To Vanish

US Navy Challenged By Iranian Boats Near Straits of Hormuz But Ships Seem To Vanish

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise

(Best Syndication) WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2008 – The commander of the U.S. 5th Fleet in the Middle East today called the behavior of Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats that buzzed three U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz yesterday “unduly provocative.” (Video)

Navy Vice Adm. Kevin J. Cosgriff, who also commands U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, briefed Pentagon reporters via video teleconference from his headquarters in Manama, Bahrain.

He said the USS Port Royal, USS Hopper, USS Ingraham were inbound to the Persian Gulf via the Strait of Hormuz yesterday morning. The ships were in the midst of a routine transit in the early daylight hours, the admiral said. Five Iranian Revolutionary Guard high-speed craft came from the north and approached the U.S. ships.

Half Trillion Added To Deficit By Bush Administration – Senate Passes Iraq War Funding Bill With Thousands Of Earmarks

Half Trillion Added To Deficit By Bush Administration – Senate Passes Iraq War Funding Bill With Thousands Of Earmarks

President Bush

(Best Syndication) The US Senate passed a budget bill late Tuesday night that includes funding for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Senate Democrats were unable to tie a troop withdrawal to the budget measure, although they tried on two other occasions.

The $555 billion bill passed the Senate 76-17 at 11 pm Eastern Time. It includes thousands of earmarks by both parties. President Bush said he would sign off on the bill. Although this massive spending bill adds hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit, President Bush is expected to pass the responsibility of repayment on to future administrations.

President Vetoes Child Health Care Bill Asks For 200 Billion For Iraq and Afghanistan War

President Vetoes Child Health Care Bill Asks For 200 Billion For Iraq and Afghanistan War

President Bush

(Best Syndication) The President vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have expanded a federally funded health care program for children saying that it would move us “in the wrong direction.” The President reiterated his position that more money is needed to fund Iraqi reconstruction and wage war there. This is the correct direction, according to Whitehouse Press Secretary Dana Perino.

In a press conference today, Perino said “Clearly, the President has been calling for -- and others have been calling for - the troops be able to be secure in the fact that they would have the money that they need in order to carry out their mission.” The President is asking for another $200 billion for 2008 for both the conflict and rebuilding effort in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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