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Thomas Jefferson sent the U.S. Navy to subdue Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean.
A resolution introduced to the House of Representatives seeks to repeal the authorization for use of military force against Iraq.
The daughter of US Vice-President Dick Cheney went to Baghdad to serve as a human shield.
Saddam Hussein was part owner of a number of popular magazines.
Senator Robert Byrd delivered a fiery floor speech condemning President Bush's calls for military action against Iraq.
Old lady offered an anti-war pamphlet offers to shove her umbrella up anti-war protester's ass.
French's mustard released a press statement to let U.S. consumers know "the only thing we have in common with the French is that we are both yellow."
Pilot of commercial airliner makes announcement that the flight is carrying the body of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.
Quranic verse speaks of the "wrath of the Eagle cleansing the lands of Allah."
Letter from Army engineer details rebuilding efforts in Iraq.
Soldier's wife interrupts restaurant meal to lecture women who are disparaging President Bush and the military.
Former federal judge delivers lecture about his experience setting up a new legal system in Iraq.
Quotes reproduce statements made by Democratic leaders about Saddam Hussein's acquisition or possession of weapons of mass destruction.
Civilians give up their seats on commercial flight to soldiers on leave from Iraq.
Message chronicles U.S. accomplishments in Iraq since the end of the major combat phase.
Message from National Guardsman chronicles U.S. accomplishments in rebuilding Iraq.
Participating in a 'Not One Damn Dime Day' is an effective way to protest the war in Iraq.
Under the LARK program, Taliban detainees are being housed with liberals who disagree with the government's treatment of prisoners kept at Guantanamo Bay.
Wearing red on Fridays will demonstrate support for U.S. troops overseas.
The relative of a soldier serving in Iraq penned the "I'll care if ..." polemic.*
Cindy Sheehan's son, Casey, was raised by her ex-husband after the couple divorced and both remarried.
U.S. sniper, asked what he feels when he shoots an al-Qaeda member, replies: "Recoil."
Casey Sheehan's grave is as yet unmarked with a standard headstone.
A U.S. Army soldier received a rude response after inquiring with an on-line retailer about shipments to APO addresses.
An ABC News report deliberately slanted the presidential candidate preferences expressed by U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
Irena Sendler, a candidate for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, is credited with saving 2,500 Polish Jews from the Holocaust.
Yellowcake uranium removed from Iraq in 2008 proved that Saddam Hussein was trying to restart Iraq's nuclear program.
North Korean official Jang Sung-taek was executed by being thrown into a cage with 120 starved dogs.
U.S. troops in Afghanistan have been ordered to carry weapons with no bullets.
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