I wonder what they're going to say about all this in 50 to 100 years?
Maitri reminds us that, contrary to popular misconception, 205.8 million gallons of oil does not "vanish." She also includes the link to a very brief explanation of "static kill" and "bottom kill."
Second, even as President Obama declares that major combat operations are over in Iraq, he neglects to mention this is the second time this announcement has been made. Of course, we'll still leave 50,000 troops there. Of course, right-wing voices on the radio this morning again called this "cutting and running," but at what point do we admit that our strategies have failed, and our society has lost the will to fight these wars in these ways?
Because make no mistake, we've been at war with Iraq since 1991, incurring all the human and material costs so related.