Peter Van Buren

Iraq: What They Died For

By Peter Van Buren.  Introduction by b. traven. Peter Van Buren is a former State Department Officer who has an impish sense of humor.  He used that to devastating effect in his book, We Meant Well, on our misbegotten venture in Iraq. For telling the unvarnished truth about his service in Iraq, Van Buren was…

Old Glory as the sun sets

Happy Fourth of July

W.J. Astore It’s good to have a day like the Fourth of July, a day to celebrate the promise of our country, and a day to reflect on our blessings.  It should be an apolitical day, a day to be with loved ones, and a day to remember how lucky we are, even if it’s…