Category Archives: THE GULF WAR

IN DEFENSE OF BOWE BERGDAHL

For years, Arizona Senator John McCain hammered President Obama for failing to exchange prisoners being tortured in Guantanamo for American POW Bowe Bergdahl, imprisoned in Afghanistan. Now that the President has finally done so (after years of trivial squabbling while Bergdahl as well as the so-called “enemy combatants” wasted away in prison), Sen. McCain flip-flops […]

FOR EACH & EVERY WARRIOR WHOSE STRENGTH IS NOT TO FIGHT

The story of the widespread (and, today, hard to believe) resistance of working class kids in the U.S. military to the 1991 Gulf War. The weakness of strategies based on Lowest Common Denominatorism was in full evidentiary blossom during the 1991 bombardment of Iraq, re-packaged as “the Gulf war.” “Support Our Troops, Not the War!” […]

THE GULF WAR 24 YEARS LATER: WHY CLASS MATTERS

“We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a New World Order, a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations.” – President George H.W. Bush, Sept. 11, 1990 On that infamous date in 1990, U.S. President George H.W. Bush, […]