Leave Afghanistan to the Afghans

Freedom Newspapers President Barack Obama has returned from a whirlwind trip to Afghanistan, where he sought to encourage U.S. troops and reportedly delivered yet another lecture to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the importance of reducing corruption in an endemically corruption-riddled regime and being able actually to deliver services to the people after U.S. troops […]

Rooting out al-Qaida main U.S. objective

Freedom New Mexico As he continues to stretch out the timetable on a decision about whether to escalate the U.S. commitment to the war in Afghanistan, President Obama has asked for a province-by-province assessment of the tribal and other local leaders in that mountainous country. The ostensible reason is to try to figure out which […]

Press Release: Bingaman on the swine flu, troops in Iraq and public lands in Taos

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about legislation he has introduced to preserve public lands in Taos, the swine flue, troops in Iraq. To hear Bingaman’s remarks click here: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman042709m.mp3

President’s speech buys him time, but costs him political capital

President George W. Bush probably bought himself a little more time with his speech Tuesday night at Fort Bragg, but unless conditions on Iraq improve substantially and fairly soon he may only have blunted criticism temporarily. The call to set a timetable to begin the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq will be less loud, […]

Students send care packages to Iraq

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Some U.S. troops in Iraq will soon be receiving care packages from Tucumcari Middle School students. About 90 students in Louise Ayres’ sixth-grade social studies classes began gathering goodies in mid-April. “We were doing a unit on wars involving the U.S. and I thought we needed to keep our […]

Students collect for troops

According to representitives of the seventh grade at Tucumcari Middle School, everyone in Tucumcari is encouraged to bring a number of different items items to the middle school for shipment to American troops in Iraq during the upcoming holidays. Middle School instructor Jodie Linn said the deadline for collecting is Nov.1. She also said seventh […]

TMS messages those fighting for America

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By Angela Peacock Mission Merry Christmas in the Middle East is currently underway. In a few short days troops overseas will receive a personal card containing a letter of blessing and thanks courtesy of Patti Bell’s seventh grade language arts students at Tucumcari Middle School. “I’ve thought about going into the military after high school […]

Vietnam marine shares war experiences

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By Angela Peacock Beautiful foreign women, opportunities to travel and a chance to earn cash were just a few reasons Robert Lumpkin signed up to become a U.S. Marine in 1964. The one detail his recruiter forgot to mention was that he would be traveling as a soldier to Vietnam, along with an estimated 40,000 […]

An exit strategy, ASAP

Freedom Newspapers The aftermath of the war in Iraq is not going as well as the lightning-quick victory. The country remains in chaos, with anarchy in many cities, including parts of Baghdad. The first U.S. official in charge of reconstructing Iraq, Army Lt. Gen. Jay M. Garner, left the country on May 6 and was […]