Advice & Dissent: 2006

Yes Virginia, there is an Iraq outside of Baghdad. And there are lots of neat things to photograph besides the latest victims of a Baghdad bombing. Here's a slideshow presentation of 250 of them, from darling tykes to fierce fighting, to one of the strangest war injuries you'll…Read More
Oh, no! "Study: global warming boosts poison ivy," declares the Associated Press headline. "Another reason to worry about global warming: more and itchier poison ivy," reads the lede. Having had a couple of nasty brushes (literally) with the stuff, that's all I need to know. Not…Read More
According to CNN, "Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea may be turning to cannibalism because longer seasons without ice keep them from getting to their natural food, a new study by American and Canadian scientists has found." Um, excuse me but isn't cannibalism merely a…Read More
Want the real deal on what's happening in Ramadi, the most terror-infested city in Iraq and "the graveyard of the Americans," as graffiti around town declare? It's in my new article "The New Band of Brothers: With the 101st Airborne in Ramadi." It includes lots of my photos and…Read More
. . . it was a bit like going to Ramadi. You had to be there to believe it. I liked the odds, three of them against me. Along with Franken, there was Paul Rieckhoff, the executive director and founder of the leftie Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and Jane Arraf, a press…Read More
"Scientists OK Gore's Movie for Accuracy," declares the title of an AP story run by the Washington Post and countless other newspapers and news websites. The film, "An Incovenient Truth," tries to document both the actuality of man-made global warming and the incredible harm it…Read More
Despite MSM-fed rumors to the contrary, there obviously was no Fallujah-style sweep into Ramadi. What did happen was that First Brigade, First Armored Division came to town from Kuwait. They quickly established no fewer than five Forward Operating Bases, which greatly bolsters…Read More
According to an article in today's Washington Times, "One retired officer attendee at a closed-door conference last spring at Fort Carson, Colo. made notes and e-mailed his minutes of the session to other officers. The notes say there was general agreement on one issue: the…Read More
Hello friend, It has been a great comfort to me to find your website. My son is serving in Iraq at Camp Ramadi with the 1st Armored Division. We never hear of them in the news. He does not write and rarely phones. His wife is at his home base in Friedberg Germany and she does…Read More
Was a time when fasting at the very least meant eating less. But while our soldiers are sacrificing their lives for freedom, their detractors don't seem to be too keen on sacrificing anything at all. Thus we have the Cindy Sheehan "hunger strike," which allows smoothies, coffee…Read More