The hottest video in the United States is the NEW YouTube video showing Sen. John McCain, the Republican candidate for President, caught in what only can be described as a gaggle of lies if not outright "spinning" about his recent visit to IRAQ.
Watch the NEW video here:
Friday, May 30, 2008
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 11:17 PM
The war in Iraq continues even though you would never know it from watching TV or reading the newspapers. This NEW video with music captures a U.S. Marine combat patrol in action.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 10:05 PM
According to all the media and to the Bush administration, the war in Iraq is nothing but a cakewalk these days but the truth of the matter there is still plenty of fighting going on and young Americans are caught right in the middle of this civil war that will go on for decades.
This Iraq War music video is graphic and captures the true feeling of war with music by Slayer-Cult.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 9:52 PM
The music asks; "What's so civil about war anyway?" The answer can be seen in the faces of the women, children and parents of Iraqis caught in the middle of a civil war in Iraq that gets so little coverage by the American media.
BE SURE AND STAY WITH THE MUSIC VIDEO PAST THE DEMONSTRATION MARCHES TO SEE THE PAIN ON THE FACES OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE AND THEIR CHILDREN WHO DID NOTHING TO HAVE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION UNLEASH A WAR ON THEIR COUNTRY.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 9:35 PM
This video Marine snipers in Iraq is taken from a series of videos titled "Everyday is Monday."
The video shows a Marine combat patrol and snipers firing at an enemy combatant. Warning:
The language is the language of men in a war zone.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 9:04 PM
Diplomats from 111 nations formally adopted a landmark treaty banning cluster bombs on Friday after futile calls for participation by the weapons' biggest makers and users, particularly the United States.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKAssociated Press Writer
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged every nation in the world to sign the painstakingly negotiated pact "without delay."
Twelve days of negotiations ended after diplomats from scores of nations delivered speeches embracing the accord. It requires signatories not to use cluster bombs, to destroy existing stockpiles within eight years, and to fund programs that clear old battlefields of dud bombs.
However, the talks did not involve the biggest makers and users of cluster bombs: the United States, Russia, China, Israel, India and Pakistan. And the pact leaves the door open for new types that could pick targets more precisely and contain self-destruct technology.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 2:28 PM
Praise for Iraq marred by suicide-bomber attacks
WORLD leaders, including UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, have hailed Iraq's "remarkable" progress in easing violence.
But the declaration by 100 international delegations in Stockholm was clouded yesterday after a suicide bomber smashed a police base in the north and another blew up a patrol, killing 20 people as a pro-government militia killed 15 suspected al-Qa'ida fighters.
A man wearing an explosives-packed jacket blew himself up at police headquarters in Sinjar, a town on the road to Syria from the main northern city of Mosul. A hospital source said 17 people were killed and 30 wounded.
The surge in violence came as the US military announced plans to withdraw 4000 more troops after saying violence was at a four-year low.
The US army also confirmed 115 soldiers on active duty committed suicide last year, the most in one year since records started in 1980. Nearly a thousand soldiers attempted suicide.
The spike came amid the highest US casualties in Iraq and increased violence in Afghanistan, but officials said the trend had continued into this year.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 2:03 PM
This AP story has major implications for American troops in Iraq. If the split continues between the Shiites and the Iraqi government it could mean more and more US troops are going to be targeted in the weeks and months to come.
It boggles my mind that the mainstream media doesn't consider this a major development.
BAGHDAD (AP) Tens of thousands of Shiites have taken to the streets in Baghdad and other cities to protest plans for a long-term security agreement with the United States.
The rallies after Friday prayer services are the first to follow a call by anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for weekly protests against the deal, which could lead to a long-term American troop presence.
The Associated Press(Updated Friday, May 30, 2008, 10:58 AM)
The outcry could sharply heighten tensions over the proposal. The deal is supposed to be finished by July and replace the current U.N. mandate overseeing U.S.-led troops in Iraq.
Demonstrators in Baghdad's Sadr City district chanted "No to America! No to the occupation!" A statement from al-Sadr's office has called the negotiations "a project of humiliation for the Iraqi people."
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 1:22 PM
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly has finally let MSNBC's Keith Olberman, host of "Countdown," get to him and in this video O'Reilly blows his top with former CBS newsman Bernard Goldberg and Fox News Watch panelist Jane Hall.
O'Reilly says Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press," is nothing more than a left-wing mouthpiece and he even goes so far as to say Russert will be soft on former White House press secretary Scott McClellan when he guests on "Meet the Press" this coming Sunday.
McClellan has written a tell all book that has zoomed to the top of the best selling charts. In the book, McClellan describes how the Bush administration ignored any intelligence which would stop them in their rush to go to war with Iraq.
McClellan also feels he was lied to by Karl Rove and "Scooter" Libby over the CIA Valerie Plame case when they told him they had nothing to do with "leaking" her name to the media.
You can see Bill O'Reilly go ballistic here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=v2t156yd8s4
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 1:05 AM
The Fever Breaks at MSNBC
Hardball host Chris Matthews admitted in a speech at Harvard’s Institute of Politics on Monday that MSNBC bosses were "basically pro-war during the war."
His remark came during a discussion of top-down editorial control at the network, which Matthews denied existed.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 12:32 AM
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A Marine who took pictures of Iraqi men, women and children killed by U.S. forces testified Thursday that he deleted the photos under an officer's orders and later lied repeatedly to investigators about what happened to the images.
By CHELSEA J. CARTER, Associated Press Writer Thu May 29, 9:08 PM ET
The testimony by Staff Sgt. Justin Laughner came during the court-martial of 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson, who is accused of helping cover up the Nov. 19, 2005, killings in Haditha, Iraq.
Laughner said he took the photos of the bodies hours after a roadside bomb hit a convoy, killing the driver of a Humvee and wounding two Marines.
After the bombing, investigators say, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and a squad member shot five men by a car at the scene. Wuterich then allegedly ordered his men into several houses, where they cleared rooms with grenades and gunfire, killing the Iraqis. In all, 24 men, women and children died.
Laughner testified that Grayson told him to delete the photos. He admitted during questioning by a defense attorney that he lied to five different investigators about what happened to the photographs.
"I wasn't truthful with them because I knew I had already deleted them," he said. "I felt that I had done something wrong."
Laughner also said during cross-examination that he did not know he had been violating military law when he stored photos of the dead Iraqis on his personal laptop computer.
Four enlisted Marines were initially charged with murder in the case and four officers were charged with failing to investigate the deaths. Charges were dropped against five of the Marines but remain against Grayson, Wuterich and Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani.
All three say they are innocent. Grayson, of Springboro, Ohio, is the first to go to trial.
Grayson was not present at the scene of the killings, but is accused of obstruction of justice among other charges for allegedly ordering Laughner to delete the photographs.
Click on link above for complete story of Marine testimony.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 12:06 AM