Linda Bilmes

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Name: Linda Bilmes
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Double reverse with a twist: Iraq and Vietnam

It happened in Vietnam and it is happening again in Iraq. For a second time.The Vietnam War should have taught us that a large foreign military force can transform a genuine problem into something worse. Yet we repeated that disastrous error in Iraq in ... [Published The Hill - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Financial Myth Busting Host Dawn Bennett Interviewed Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury on the Dollar

Dr. Roberts was Co-author of Reaganomics and served in the Reagan Administration. He is an American economist and chairman of the Institute for Political Economy.Washington, DC -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/17/2014 -- Nationally Syndicated Financial Myth Busting ... [Published Digital Journal - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 05 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

Costs of Afghanistan, Iraq wars will stretch for decades

The cost of providing medical and disability care for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is growing with each passing day, and peak spending will not occur for another 30 to 40 years.The two wars are likely to be the most expensive in the history ... [Published Gainesville Times - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Stephan Lesher: Media memory malfunctions

The screeching blame game from the right-wing heaping opprobrium on President Obama for the crisis in Iraq was, of course, wholly expected. What's news, however, is how major media have been putting on parade as expert commentators on the situation the ... [Published News-Times - Jun 26 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Memory, War in Iraq
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

18% of Americans think Iraq war was "worth costs"

Source: TanjugNEW YORK -- Only 18 percent of Americans think the war in Iraq was "worth the costs" - including the money spent, and the loss of "American lives."(FoNet, file)According to a new CBC/New York Times poll, quoted by RT.com, 75 percent ... [Published B92 - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

We Have a Moral Imperative to Intervene in Iraq

Now that we have destroyed Iraq, we cannot now wash our hands clean of any sense of obligation in the ongoing catastrophe. The Iraq War cost 655,000 Iraqis' lives in addition to 4,000 U.S. military members' lives. Words cannot describe how idiotic U.S. ... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Was Iraq War worth the cost? 75% of Americans say no - poll

02:44U.S. Marines of the 1st LAR based in Camp Pendleton, California occupy Saddam Hussein's presidential palace in the northern Iraq town of Tikrit April 14, 2003. (Reuters)As the insurgency in Iraq threatens the stability of the Shiite-led government ... [Published Russia Today - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

It would seem to me that with the drought we're in, with no relief in sight, perhaps the woods should be closed completely to all motorized vehicles, camping and any fires whatsoever. The woods are a tinder box right now, and it's not going to get better ... [Published Medford Mail Tribune - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 1 reports

Intervention in Iraq worst solution

I'm flinching at a painful sense of deja vu as we hear calls for military intervention in Iraq, as President Barack Obama himself is said to be considering drone strikes.Our 2003 invasion of Iraq should be a warning that military force sometimes transforms ... [Published Times Union - Jun 22 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

$4 trillion lesson from 2003: Iraq's US military intervention not the solution

By Nicholas D. KristofIs this 2014 or 2003?I'm flinching at a painful sense of deja vu as we hear calls for military intervention in Iraq, as President Barack Obama himself - taunted by critics who contend he's weak - is said to be considering drone strikes ... [Published Economic Times - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Open thread for night owls: When will the media stop asking neocons what to do in Iraq?

Katrina Vanden Heuvel How Many Times Do the Neocons Get to Be Wrong Before We Stop Asking Them What to Do in Iraq? Can someone explain to me why the media still solicit advice about the crisis in Iraq from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)? Or Sen. Lindsey ... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 06 2014 - Updated Jun 07 2014 - 1 reports

Disarray at the VA

Amid public furor over revelations that employees at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Phoenix concealed a massive backlog of patients waiting up to a year for treatment, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned. The hospital reportedly ... [Published Harvard Gazette - Jun 06 2014]

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Double reverse with a twist: Iraq and Vietnam [Published The Hill - Jul 22 2014]
Financial Myth Busting Host Dawn Bennett Interv... [Published Digital Journal - Jul 17 2014]
Costs of Afghanistan, Iraq wars will stretch fo... [Published Gainesville Times - Jul 05 2014]
Here we go again: GOP Squalls about VA Costs [Published Daily Kos - Jun 26 2014]
Stephan Lesher: Media memory malfunctions [Published News-Times - Jun 26 2014]
Megalomania rules the roost in Washington [Published Times of Oman - Jun 25 2014]
75pc of Americans say Iraq war wasn’t worth costs [Published The Nation Pakistan - Jun 25 2014]
We Have a Moral Imperative to Intervene in Iraq [Published Huffington Post - Jun 24 2014]
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR [Published Medford Mail Tribune - Jun 24 2014]
18% of Americans think Iraq war was "worth costs" [Published B92 - Jun 24 2014]
Was Iraq War worth the cost? 75% of Americans s... [Published Russia Today - Jun 24 2014]
Intervention in Iraq worst solution [Published Times Union - Jun 22 2014]
Kristof: Last Iraq war should have been a $4 tr... [Published Salt Lake Tribune - Jun 19 2014]
$4 trillion lesson from 2003: Iraq's US militar... [Published Economic Times - Jun 19 2014]
Open thread for night owls: When will the media... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 18 2014]
Disarray at the VA [Published Harvard Gazette - Jun 06 2014]
Who Broke the VA? [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 22 2014]
Reforming the Budget: Four Steps to Restore Fis... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Feb 05 2014]
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Open thread for night owls: When will the media... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 18 2014]
Katrina Vanden Heuvel How Many Times Do the Neocons Get to Be Wrong Before We Stop Asking Them What to Do in Iraq? Can someone explain to me why the media still solicit advice about the crisis in Iraq from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)? Or Sen. Lindsey ...
Disarray at the VA [Published Harvard Gazette - Jun 06 2014]
Amid public furor over revelations that employees at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Phoenix concealed a massive backlog of patients waiting up to a year for treatment, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned. The hospital reportedly ...
Who Broke the VA? [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 22 2014]
In an outstanding series for National Journal, Jordain Carney and Stacy Kaper investigate “Who Really Broke Veterans Affairs?” It turns out to have been broken for a long time and that lots of people and institutions are to blame. Part I, “ Obama ...
Reforming the Budget: Four Steps to Restore Fis... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Feb 05 2014]
America’s dysfunctional budget process has been mired in federal shutdowns and debt ceiling brinksmanship for the past several years. No wonder citizens’ confidence in government is at its lowest in four decades.  Conventional wisdom in Washington is ...
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