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2010-10-19 05:07:00

MASS DECEPTION: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq by Scott A. Bonn NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the release of G.W. Bush's memoirs "Decision Points," now is the time to discuss the former president's decisions that led to the Iraq war. Dr. Bonn's factual account, MASS DECEPTION, verifies that Iraq's leader, Saddam Hussein, had no links to the 9/11 attacks, and Iraq did not possess the weapons of mass destruction claimed by President Bush prior to the invasion....

2010-09-27 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released this morning by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition finds nearly 90 percent of active duty and retired military officers agree the tools of diplomacy and development are critical to achieving U.S. national security objectives and a strong military alone is not enough to protect America. 83 percent of the military leaders also say humanitarian efforts such as food assistance, and health, education, and economic...

2010-09-27 06:50:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Captain Jerry Pegram, a West Point graduate who saw combat duty in Iraq prior to departure from military service, has joined Wesley, Brown & Bartle Inc. as Principal to manage executive search operations. "We hired Jerry to bring military-trained leadership to our executive search operations," said WB&B Chairman Wesley Poriotis. After his tour in Iraq, he returned to West Point to identify and mentor future minority officers for the Army....

2010-09-14 05:58:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As U.S. troops have now handed off military control to Iraqi forces, there is time for reflection on the Iraqi war. Over half of Americans (57%) believe that Iraq is better off today than it was before the U.S. invasion 7 years ago, with one in five (19%) saying Iraq is much better off and almost two in five (38%) saying somewhat better off. One in five U.S. adults (19%) say Iraq is worse off today, and one-quarter (24%) are not at all sure. These are...

2010-08-19 13:34:00

WASHINGTON Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the final American brigade combat team exited Iraq, keeping the President's promise to drawdown U.S. forces and transition to a civilian-led mission by the end of this month: "For more than seven years, America's brave men and women in uniform have done everything asked of them in the war in Iraq. Many have been lost on the battlefield, and Americans mourn their loss; all have...

2010-08-10 02:07:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former White House spokesman, Robert Weiner, and policy analyst Noah Merksamer are asking, "If U.S. troops are pulling out of Iraq, where are the parades?" "The lack of public evidence that the troops are actually coming home to the United States begs the question." Weiner and Merksamer say the Iraq troop withdrawal, outlined by the President in an August 2 speech to veterans, must not be a "stealth withdrawal." In an oped column in...

2010-04-08 15:25:00

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The acclaimed feature documentary "BAKER BOYS: INSIDE THE SURGE" from independent film company Gigapix Studios and two-time Emmy Award winning producer/directors Kip and Kern Konwiser will have its worldwide festival premiere at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival with a screening on Friday, April 23rd at 2:45pm. The Konwiser Brothers, who grew up in Newport Beach, are becoming a regular contributor to the festival, as "BAKER BOYS: INSIDE...

2010-04-01 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has filed a lawsuit against Kellogg Brown & Root Services (KBR) alleging that the defense contractor violated the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced today. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, alleges that KBR knowingly included impermissible costs for private armed security in billings to the Army under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) III contract. The LOGCAP III contract...

2010-03-08 08:52:00

PRINCETON, N.J., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- BullMarket.com (http://www.bullmarket.com), an online investment newsletter focused on long-term growth and income-generating stocks, has provided subscribers with coverage of several E&C stocks, including Foster Wheeler (Nasdaq: FWLT), Fluor (NYSE: FLR), AECOM (NYSE: ACM), KBR (NYSE: KBR), and McDermott International (NYSE: MDR). All paid and trial subscribers to BullMarket.com can now receive immediate access to the newsletter's exclusive...

2010-03-04 13:25:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) urged President Obama to respond to continuing targeted violence against Iraq's ancient Christian community. The appeal - conveyed in a letter from CSI-USA's CEO, Dr. John Eibner - comes in the wake of the murder of eight Christians in Mosul since mid-February and the consequent flight of over 4,300 terrorized Christians from the city. Since the commencement of the U.S.-led Operation Iraqi...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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