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Democracy Now! (9 am), for November 12, 2012 - 9:00am

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Juan Cole: Real Petraeus Failure Was Counterinsurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan; Exposé: Veterans Administration Battles Backlog of Claims for Wounded Soldiers; "War is Messy": Military Adviser Calls for More Assistance to Veterans Adjusting to Combat Wounds.


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November 12, 2012

    CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns over Extramarital Affair
    British Soldier, Afghan Killed in Apparent Insider Attack
    Afghan Civilians Killed in 3 Separate Explosions
    Afghan Victims Recount Massacre in Hearing for Accused U.S. Soldier
    Obama Touts Troop Drawdowns in Iraq, Afghanistan in Veterans Day Address
    Judge Orders City to Allow Antiwar Veterans to March in Parade
    Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Take Center Stage in "Fiscal Cliff" Debate
    Major Flooding in Haiti Adds to Devastation Caused by Hurricane Sandy
    New York to Request $30 Billion for Storm Recovery
    Israeli Attacks Kill Palestinian Civilians Amid Rising Clashes in Gaza
    Syrian Opposition Groups Form Unity Coalition as Thousands Flee Violence
    Spain to Tackle Mortgage Reform Following Eviction-Related Suicides
    Greece Passes New Austerity Budget for 2013 Amid Mass Protests

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Nary a word from Dr. Xenakis

Nary a word from Dr. Xenakis about holding our criminal leaders accountable for injuries and deaths caused by their illegal invasions/occupations. "Unfortunate human nature" that they've been turned into killing machines for the war profiteers. "War is messy," This is not war, and they were not "defending the country" for anyone except our criminal oligarchy. Both invasions and other attacks are offensive acts of war, not "unfortunate human nature," and not "defending the country."
I'll bet it would give thousands of veterans healing closure to see war profiteers like the Shrub and his Dick, as well as Obomba, marched off to prison for their war crimes. But Pelosi said, "Impeachment is off the table," and Obushma said, "It's time to look forward (to drone wars), not backward (at war crimes). We're coming up on a decade of war in Iraq. Corporate troops still have boots on the ground by the tens of thousands. Afghanistan is miserable failure as well. It's time to bring all the troops home and stop the hemorrhage of deaths and injuries to ALL. We're responsible for the deaths of over a million innocent people in the last decade. Gravely injured veterans are just a part of the national chickens coming home to roost in the next decade.

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