As the United Nations’ Secretary General Ban Ki Moon travels to Darfur to see conditions there in advance of the deployment of U.N. peace keeping forces, we are once again reminded of the indispensable role of this international institution in our troubled world today.
Monday, two military judges separately dismissed all charges against Omar Khadr and Salim Hamdan — the former accused of killing a U.S. solider and the latter, one of Osama bin Laden’s drivers. The two men have been held at the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay for more than five years.
WASHINGTON — President Bush says the Cold War is over but his latest military move and the reaction of Russian President Vladimir make me wonder.
Each year on Memorial Day, Americans come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country. The debt owed them is immeasurable. Their sacrifices and those of our military families are freedom’s foundation.
The Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility is a stain on our reputation as a nation. We are a country governed by the rule of law that respects justice and democracy. By holding over 380 detainees there for more than four years — of which only four have been charged with a […]
Falls Church’s Andy Anderson waited years to pursue his dream of bowling professionally. Now, in his retirement, he’s finally getting the chance to start. Falls Church resident and rookie professional bowler Andy Anderson has a different definition of retirement than most. Most people don’t “retire” by starting to play […]
Four years ago this week President Bush, traveling aboard a fighter jet, landed on the USS Lincoln aircraft carrier. Donning a flight suit, acting every bit the part of the victorious Commander in Chief, he strode confidently to the podium under a banner of “Mission Accomplished” to address the American […]
This week, the House is planning to vote on legislation that would finally withdraw our troops from Iraq. The “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health and Iraq Accountability Act” sets a date for redeploying our troops to begin March 1, 2008, and be completed by August 31, 2008.
Gitmo needs to go. At least that’s what an assorted, bipartisan collection of our nation’s elected leaders and interest groups believe. President Bush, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Rep. Jack Murtha and many human rights groups have gone on record calling for the closure of the now-infamous Guantanamo Bay Detention facility.
Some might say you have to feel sorry for the likes of Little Miss Potty-Mouth Anne Coulter and now General Peter Pace, chair of President Bush’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. They’re indicative of the new cultural trend sweeping over certain factions of the national right wing since, oh, last November.