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Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics

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By: Katherine

Thu, 03 May 2007 19:09:29 +0000

All good ideas. We've been wondering whether the mercenaries have been covered enough already or whether there's something new to add. An Iraqi military show from an Iraqi perspective would be tremendous...but very very hard to put together!

By: plaintext

Sat, 28 Apr 2007 00:33:56 +0000

1) To what extent do actual soldiers think that timelines for troop withdrawals are a "slap in the face?" If so, who are they and why do they think that way? If not, how do they envision the end of the Iraq War? Or do they see an end at all? 2)How about a show:What are your plans for after the deployment? (maybe similar to avecfrites' first comment but... anyone writing a book, hit song, new dance craze? blogging? checking out or checking into rehab? starting a church/business/home? barhopping? going back to the farm? going touring? running for selectman/governor/president? What are their hopes and anxieties? How can we help/hinder?

By: sidewalker

Fri, 27 Apr 2007 12:01:11 +0000

Something from an Iraqi perspective.

By: hurley

Fri, 27 Apr 2007 07:10:15 +0000

The role of "private contractors" i.e. mercenaries in Iraq.

By: avecfrites

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 23:22:35 +0000

Some questions I have: 1) Some people enlist based on the promise of learning skills that will help them find better careers after their service. Do soldiers find that their service helps them in careers afterwards? 2) One measure of quality of a product is "Would you buy it again?". Would soldiers (the ones who escaped serious injury) looking back on their service enlist again if they knew what they were in for? 3) What is the one thing that soldiers say would have made them happier or more successful in their service -- a particular piece of information, or equipment, or better immediate supervision, or better top-level leadership, or what?