US Military’s Real DADT Policy: Don’t ask if they’re civilians, don’t ask if you’ve killed them in cold blood

So you wanna be safer?  I mean, actually safer?  Here’s a simple formula for beginning to improve American safety and security at every level. End our trillion-dollar wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; set our military to defending our own borders (and no, projecting power abroad does not normally qualify as a defense of the United States); begin to shut down our global empire of bases; stop building grotesque embassy-citadels abroad (one even has a decorative moat, for god’s sake!); end our overseas war stimulus packages and bring some of that money home. In short, stop going out of our way to tick off foreigners and then pouring our treasure into an American war machine intent on pursuing a generational global war against them.

As the TSA feels you up and dresses you down, terrorists are tearing a hole in a new target: The U.S. economy

George Mann announces the release of “Until You Come Home,” a CD compilation that speaks of the horrors of war and its toll on those who serve and their families. This new CD features many well-known folk artists, such as John Gorka, Magpie, Holly Near, Tom Paxton, and Utah Phillips, as well as Mann and Julius Margolin, his former singing partner, who died at the age of 93 during production of this CD.

Until You Come Home: Songs for Veterans and Their Kin

Accounting for Torture: Being Faithful to Our Values
Features Dr. Scott Allen, lead medical author of recent report providing evidence that CIA and military health professionals engaged in illegal and unethical medical experiments on detainees in U.S. custody following September 2001 – report by Physicians for Human Rights. More at

International News Report on George the Small’s Defense of His “Decisions” Former US president George W. Bush has released his new memoirs in which he talks about and defends key decisions made during his 8-year tenure in the White House. In the book the often controversial former leader talks about why he went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan and his decision to authorize waterboarding.