Tag Archives: mission accomplished

Howie Hawkins on what lies beneath Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” Speech

OnTheWilderSide:

Howie Hawkins

from Green Party New York

Obama’s speech affirmed popular slogans: bring the troops home and focus on jobs and economic recovery at home. But it was as disingenuous as Bush’s weapons of mass destruction excuse for starting the Iraq war in the first place.

The reality is quite different from what Obama said.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry: ‘The “War is Over”, Except it Isn’t & Never Will Be’

By Darryl W. Perry
Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee

Politico reports that on August 18, 2010 President Obama said, “we are keeping the promise I made when I began my campaign for the presidency. By the end of this month we will have removed 100,000 troops from Iraq and our combat mission will [end].”

Except that 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq and 30,000 troops will be added to Afghanistan, bringing to nearly 100,000 the number of combat troops in Afghanistan.… Read more ...

Green Party: Is it “Mission Accomplished” for the Democratic Majority?

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

From the Green Party of the United States:

The heavy lifting is over, said Vice President Joe Biden last week, and it is now time for the Democratic Congressional majority to show off their accomplishments in time for this year’s fall election.

We take a slightly more critical view of the Democratic Party’s accomplishments so far this year, and we think it’s time for the Green Party to show off our candidates, their knowledge, and their experience.… Read more ...