Live from Iraq

By Stewart Nusbaumer

Surviving in Mosul Stuggling to survive after a horrific explosion.

Street Without Joy
Will Bush’s surge secure Baghdad’s bloodiest block?

Good Morning, al-Adhamiya
In one of Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhoods.

Squiring Out Of Baghdad
Is the surge ending or dispersing the insurgency?

With PTT in Heet
A Marine unit training and equipping the Iraq Police.

Embed in Trouble
What is a journalist to do with attacked by a U.S. Army biggie? Go to the bigger?

Four Days in Dulab
In a small, dangerous town in the most violent province in Iraq.


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  Dispatch: Scared but Saved in Albuquerque
  I was attacked by television bullies, reassured by a man in a wheelchair, and comforted at a dingy bar: Albuquerque was an experience.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: Why Kerry Is Now Losing
  John Kerry was ahead in the polls, it was looking good, suddenly everything changed. Can Kerry regain the lead?
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  Articles & Essays: Boots of Death and Words of Outrage
  While George Bush and the Republican Party ignore our war dead, a group of antiwar veterans and grieving parents remember and wonder: why are Americans not speaking out?
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  Commentary: Republicans Insult Wounded Veterans
  A wounded combat veteran awarded the Purple Heart is outraged that Republicans have mocked his Purple Heart medal and dishonored all Americans wounded in war.
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  Commentary: Whole Lot of Screamin' Goin' On
  Republicans manufacture and the media distributes the smears and the lies to drown out the real issues. Will this campaign ever get around to the issues?
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  Commentary: It's George's Turn
  The media scrutinized John Kerry's military service yet hardly examined George Bush's military history; it's time for the media to ask Bush some hard questions.
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  Articles & Essays: Bush's Mountain of a Problem
  George Bush wants to turn Nevada into the nation’s nuclear waste dump; John Kerry disagrees. And Nevadans are switching their support from Bush to Kerry.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: The All-Volunteer Illusion
  First a crooked draft, then a cunning economic draft, and now an obscene mercenary force. Why can't America devise a fair, equitable system to recruit its soldiers?
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: Veterans' Alliance Endorses Kerry
  In the heartland of America, military veterans launch a campaign to defeat George Bush, charging that the president has made America less secure and has cut veterans' programs.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: The Center Turning Against Bush's War
  In Kansas, inside the centermost bar in America, there is talk about their dying prairie, there is fear of Wal-Mart, and there is diminishing support for the war in Iraq.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: Bush's Mercenary Army
  First, 'shock and awe" shocked the Bush Administration because the Iraqis were not awed into submission. Now, the Administration responds with "desperation and deception" to win the election.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: A Show Of Support, A Display Of Absurdity
  A small town comes together to support the troops, a general comes apart, a Gold Star mother pleads for peace, and arms manufacturers squeeze in as patriots.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: Bush Plans To Slash Popular Programs After Election
  A leaked White House memo shows that if George Bush is re-elected, he will make large cuts in many government programs, including both homeland security and veterans programs, while again cutting the taxes of the wealthy.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: Dead in Iraq, Buried in Arkansas
  Another U.S. soldier dies and another American town grieves, and another no-show for the commander-in-chief.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: In Over His Empty Head
  The hand of privilege and power has always transformed George Bush's personal failures into public successes, but the Iraq War is different, this is Bush's Waterloo.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: Come Home America
  "Most Americans say we can't just leave Iraq; in fact, that is exactly what the U.S. must do, and do it now!"
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: The Chickenhawk Vs. The Veteran
  The battle between Bush and Kerry is now a battle over military records, a battle over history and for the presidency today.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: Vietnam, Again!
  The public debate proliferates, the chickenhawks' denials grow stronger, the number of dead increases, and reality cannot be avoided: Iraq is America's second Vietnam!
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: The Chickenhawk War
  Having perfected the skill of avoiding the reality of war during Vietnam, Chickenhawks are now blindly leading this country into another major, bloody fiasco.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: "Air America" Flies
  A progressive talk radio network is launched with Al Franken as the initial act: how did it go?
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: The War Against Vietnam Veterans
  John Kerry's Vietnam service is dismissed, Max Cleland's triple amputation is dissed -- Vietnam veterans are being assaulted by fanatics who never served and never bled.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: Kerry Wins Decisively In South
  John Kerry sweeps Virginia and Tennessee and solidifies his frontrunner status.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: What Do Dems Want?
  Neither endorsements nor money nor media are shaping the outcome of the primaries, because voters are hooked on something more powerful.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: The Press Attack
  Caught in a media melee, an Internet journalist struggles to survive.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: The Campaign Grunts: Candidate, Fraternity, Country
  Behind all the public hoopla and the media spotlight, campaign volunteers toil for victory and for comradeship.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: The "Comeback Kerry" Redux
  After again emphasizing military veterans, again John Kerry wins.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: Good-By, Mr. Good Guy
  A good man is retiring from national politics, after a poor showing in Iowa, which tells us much about how America has changed.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Articles & Essays: The "Comeback Kerry" Weapon
  Military veterans played a crucial role in convincing Iowa voters that Kerry the Vietnam veteran was the candidate most likely to defeat Bush the war hawk.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: Looking For Wesley Clark
  In a small town in South Carolina, Wesley Clark gives a surprising speech, but his campaign staff gives an even more surprising performance.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

  Dispatch: The Key To Southern Victory
  In the South, opposing the Iraq War will not win elections, but opposing the money for occupying Iraq just might.
By Stewart Nusbaumer

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  Live from Kabul

By Stewart Nusbaumer

On the Road to Kabul
Is Afghanistan progressing and becoming more stable -- or slipping back into civil war?

The Morning the Apple Exploded
An inside view of an Afghanistan beginning to explode, one apple at a time.

The Kabul Rumble
There are many dangers in Afghanistan, but one is seldom mentioned.

"Every Missile Was a Painkiller"
Afghanistan is an enigma wrapped in pain with a future that is anyone’s guess.

Kabul Erupts in Gunfire
A spark becomes a riot and Stewart is surrounded by gunfire.

Bombed in Afghanistan
With reality confusing and fear rising, illusions are manufactured as fast as drinks can be consumed.

Unfinished Business
Defeat in Iraq would be a humiliation, defeat in Afghanistan could be a real threat.

A Diffferent Fireworks
On the 4th of July in Kabul there was a different type of fireworks.

Where Did The Dough Go?
Billions have been donated for the reconstruction of Afghanistan, so where did the money go?

On The Edge
It's simple why we're not winning the hearts and minds of Afghans and nation-building is a diaster.


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  Live from China

By Stewart Nusbaumer


Astounded in China
China’s development is stunning and its power is growing quickly; will America become a lapdog for the Asian dragon?

Bombed in Beijing
Yes China’s development is stunning, but not as stunning as the Goddess of Tiananmen Square.

Enigma or Bomb?
It's a weird world with weird Americans making it hard to tell what is really real.

Tongue-Tied & Stomach Pumped
While their language tells us about Chinese society, their cuisine tells us about a very dirty political secret.

Drinking & Driving
Driving in China teaches you to appreciate airplanes; drinking the booze will probably turn you into a tea drinker.

Sexpots Galore
When sex merges with politics, the Big Dog authorities never win.




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