Monthly Archives: December 2007

Iraq President Saddam Hussein: Murdered One Year Ago by US Imperialist Forces

On December 30, 2006, the great liberators, but not quite greeted as such, hung this former president after a show trial of alleged war crimes. While the actors were Shi’a acolytes, the perpetrators of this torture and cruel and inhumane … Continue reading

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Bill Kristol to Join Stable of New York Times Op-Ed Writers: I Defend His Integrity and Honour

The New York Times has announced that Bill Kristol, a leading prowar neo-conservative and Zionist supporter of Israel, will assume the Bill Safire mantle of robust conservatism in a weekly column beginning January 7, 2008. Perhaps they thought David Brooks, who … Continue reading

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Kirstein Talk on American Imperialism Carried on University of Southern California Center for Public Diplomacy Website.

My remarks, “Towards a New Past: The Meaning of the Iraq War,” before the Progressive Forum has been linked on the U. S. C. Center on Public Diplomacy web log. It is #5 from the top.

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Full Text: Professor Kirstein Speech before The Progressive Forum, December 19, 2007

Speech at the Progressive Forum: Matteson, Illinois Dec. 19, 2007 “Towards a New Past: The Meaning of the Iraq War”* Former assistant secretary of the navy, Theodore Roosevelt, confided to a colleague in 1897, “In strict confidence…I should welcome almost … Continue reading

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Senator Barack Obama on Conference Call: December 20, 2007

I was part of a conference call that started at 9:01 at ended at 9:12 pm C.S.T. Senator Barack Obama predicted he would win the Iowa caucuses on January 3, 2008. There was no equivocation in his prediction. He stated the … Continue reading

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Boston Globe, Unlike Prowar Des Moines Register, Endorses Illinois Senator Obama

The Des Moines Register, a rather supercilious newspaper that receives inordinate, quadrennial attention when it endorses candidates for the obscure, impenetrable Iowa caucuses, prefers two prowar, militant radical senators: John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Hillary Clinton, Democrat of New York, for their caucuses on Thursday, January 3, 2008. The … Continue reading

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Saint Louis University Upsets Plagiarism (Mr Glenn Poshard) University

Saint Louis University which recently was honoured as having the best mascot in N.C.A.A. sports, the Billikens, defeated the disgraced and academically sullied Southern Illinois University Salukis. The sleaze is so great, we can feel it up here in Chicago … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein to Publish Progressive Forum Speech

I will be publishing the full text of my address, “Towards a New Past: The Meaning of the Iraq War,” that will be presented to the Progressive Forum on Wednesday December 19, 2007 as well as any press reaction to my remarks. … Continue reading

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Southtown Star to Cover Kirstein Speech before the Progressive Forum

The Southtown Star carried this item announcing my upcoming address: December 16, 2007 Iraq war topic for talk Peter N. Kirstein, professor of history at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, will speak on “Towards a New Past: The Meaning of the … Continue reading

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Help is on the way: Military Desertions are Increasing.

According to the Associated Press in an article written by Lolita C. Baldor, the imperialist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are beginning to take an increasing toll on the willingness of soldiers to participate in this aggression. In the army … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein to speak at “The Progressive Forum”

Peter N. Kirstein will be the featured speaker at “The Progressive Forum” on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007. His address is titled, “Towards a New Past: The Meaning of the Iraq War” and will start at 7 p.m. at The Empire … Continue reading

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Stupidity Continues to Reveal Itself over Norman G. Finkelstein Case

I published an article on the Norman G. Finkelstein denial of tenure and promotion case at DePaul University in Illinois Academe, the publication of the Illinois Conference of the American Association of University Professors. Some professor wrote a scathing criticism … Continue reading

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What No October Surprise?: Mr Bush backs down from Iran War

  The lastest National Intelligence Estimate N.I.E. says with “high confidence” Iran stopped its nuclear weapons programme in 2003.  It must be election time. The G.O.P. knew Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini had issued a fatwa declaring nuclear weapons as contrary to … Continue reading

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State Senator Barack Obama Opposed the Iraq War in 2002

Remarks of Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama Against Going to War with Iraq {This speech took place the same month that the cowardly Congress endorsed the authorisation to use force. A majority of Senate Democrats voted on October 11, 2002, 29-21 … Continue reading

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