Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Live From Afghanistan: Rachel Maddow of MSNBC -Tuesday & Wednesday

TV cameras overlook a rather tame scene (Photo from The Maddow Blog)

Just found this info from Christopher Hayes via Twitter - a report that Rachel Maddow will be on The Today Show today, Tuesday, and also live on The Rachel Maddow Show from Kabul. See my blog - No More Crusades for more information for more information - GO - here


Connie L. Nash said...

Maddow is featured on The Today Show this am ET Tuesday July 6th and at 9 PM ET on The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC Tuesday and Wednesday.

Connie L. Nash said...

A few hundred extremists, total'
By Laura Conaway
Tue Jul 6, 2010 6:59 PM EDT

Glenn Greenwald notes the gap between the scale of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and the number of Al Qaeda members U.S. intelligence says are still there. Greenwald writes:

So between Afghanistan and Pakistan combined, there are a few hundred Al Qeada members total. All of this ongoing war and those hundreds of billions of dollars spent and those deaths and the decade of occupation, and those bombings and shootings and drone attacks and lawless prisons and habeas-stripping court precedents: it's all (ostensibly) for a few hundred extremists total hiding in remote tribal areas. A few hundred.

Emphasis Greenwald's, quagmire ours.

From comments on the Rachel Maddow blog

Also see many more at Huff Post..

Lots of comm

Connie L. Nash said...

From Alan Grayson Representative in Florida, USA ... Plz support him

We're making progress toward peace.

Late last week, Congressional leaders refused to offer the House an up-or-down vote on $33 billion more for war. Why? Because they knew that they wouldn't get it.

So instead, they engaged in arcane procedural maneuvering, resorting to a "self-executing rule" festooned with impenetrable amendments. When they have to go that low, you know something weird is happening.

Or something beautiful. And something beautiful is happening - despite the procedural legerdemain, 168 members of Congress voted in favor of an amendment to require "a plan by April 4, 2011 on the safe orderly and expeditious redeployment of U.s. troops from Afghanistan, including a timeframe for the completion of the redeployment."

In other words, there are now 168 votes for peace. More than ever before.

50 more votes, and we're done.

So keep watching your inbox, and answer the call. You might have to send an e-mail, sign a petition, or make a telephone call. Whatever it might be, make your voice heard, and this war will end.

We can do it.


Alan Grayson

P.S. Here is a Roll Call of Honor, the ten Members of Congress who voted against the "self-executing rule," and in favor of all three amendments to end the war:


And me.