Facts and expert opinion otherwise be damned by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
Guest Writer
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June 1, 2012

Chicago Anti-War Protest

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No Shit, Sherlock. Or Duh! Or any other of those common expressions we all know so well when something obvious to everyone else is news to you because you were sleeping or in a coma or something equally incapacitating. The information in these two outstanding books–Intel Wars, by Matthew M. Aid, and The Operators, by Michael Hastings–at least the information that really matters is pretty damned obvious and has been for a very long time to me at any rate and that doesn’t change the sad fact that most people don’t know it. Or worse, won’t acknowledge it.

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Angry? You’re Damn Straight I’m Angry. Roger that. by Jill Dalton

by Jill Dalton
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
February 16, 2012

After reading Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis’ first hand account of his recent time spent in Afghanistan I’m more pissed off then ever. Yet another military officer comes forward to tell the truth about yet another ill-fated war we find ourselves engaged in. Another illegal war of aggression with no end in sight and surround sound corruption aided and abetted by an enabling government and a bloated military too full of its own hubris to admit defeat. Continue reading

Dismiss McChrystal II by Michael Carmichael

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by Michael Carmichael
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 23, 2010

Mr. President:

Eight and a half months ago, I published an open letter to you that critiqued General Stanley McChrystal’s plan for Afghanistan as well as his personal qualifications for his high position.

Noting that the General had produced an unsound plan and been insubordinate in making foolish statements to the international press and media, I advised you to dismiss him – in order for you to retain command authority over the armed services of the United States of America.

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Robert Greenwald: General McChrystal Must Resign + Writer explains McChrystal article + The Runaway General By Michael Hastings



June 22, 2010 — For insubordination, for disrespecting the Office of the President of the United States and for allowing derision of the White House among his staff, General Stanley McChrystal must resign. Sign our petition and we’ll deliver your signature to the White House and the Pentagon:


General McChrystal and his staff were caught being insubordinate and derisive of the President of the United States and our civilian leadership by Rolling Stone. His behavior again undermined the Office of the President of the United States, and another press-release apology isn’t good enough. He must resign.

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