Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This But Please God Only Like 200 More…

God, where to begin today. Maybe with the fact that while your mortgage payment was tripling, Goldman Sachs's earnings fell a whole entire 11% ?? Or like, while the Justice Department was systematically sacking any and all prosecutors whose decisions on things like habeas corpus and torture and crap fell anywhere to… » 6/17/08 10:00am 6/17/08 10:00am

Rape, Abortion, & Angry Johnnys: Everything Today Is Making Us Stabby

Iraq Sexual Assault Victim: "I Felt Safer On The Convoys With The Army…

Jamie Leigh Jones, the 22-year-old who was gang-raped while working for KBR in Iraq, isn't the only female contractor to suffer under a culture of sexual harassment and subsequent intimidation. Today, the New York Times talks to three other women who were sexually abused in the Mideast by male colleagues while working… » 2/13/08 9:30am 2/13/08 9:30am

DoD To Jamie Leigh Jones: You're On Your Own, Sweetie

Jamie Leigh Jones, the administrative assistant for former Halliburton subsidiary KBR who says she was brutally gang raped and then locked in a small trailer by her KBR co-workers while working in Iraq, will not be getting any support from the Department of Defense regarding her attempt to sue KBR in civil court.… » 1/09/08 9:30am 1/09/08 9:30am

In Iraq, Dog Lives Are Just As Important As Female Lives. If Not Moreso!

A Blackwater contractor shot and killed a dog belonging to the New York Times. Oh no you heard that right. Of course, upon reading the story it seems that, amazingly enough, it wasn't just some case of abject cruelty perpetrated by some war-dehumanized monster emboldened by the guaranteed impunity made possible by the… » 12/18/07 6:00pm 12/18/07 6:00pm

"I Was Told To Wear Those Clothes For Three Days To See If I Was Any…


I'm sorta cynical, but the allegations of the all these U.S. American victims of sex crimes in Iraq have gotten so incomprehensibly heinous, it's starting to sound, like a lawyer here points out, like "a bad joke." See, it isn't enough that Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped and then locked in a shipping container, or… » 12/17/07 11:00am 12/17/07 11:00am