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Jesse Ventura: We're Still in Afghanistan Because We Want Their Lithium (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 5th 2011 8:20AM
Jesse Ventura on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'During his appearance on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN), proud conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura offered up an explanation as to why the U.S. and its allies are still fighting in Afghanistan, which Piers Morgan found highly unlikely.

"Do you want to know why we're in Afghanistan?" Ventura asked Morgan, before telling him.

"It came to me six months ago when a story came out that they found a vein of lithium there that they say is worth a trillion dollars," Ventura explained. "Now, what is lithium used for? Every cell phone, every computer, and soon to be electric cars."

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Mike Huckabee Talks With an Afghanistan War Veteran Who Considered Suicide (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 30th 2010 7:25AM
Mike Huckabee Talks With an Afghanistan War Veteran Who Considered SuicideFormer Army Ranger captain Nate Self is a highly-decorated war hero. He has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo. But even the knowledge of his own heroism wasn't enough to prevent Nate from wanting to kill himself. On 'The Huckabee Show' (weekends, 8PM ET on Fox News), Self described a mission in Afghanistan which traumatized him such an extent that he wanted to die.

Captain Self was sent to rescue a missing-in-action Navy SEAL. In the course of this operation, Nate ended up fighting against enemy soldiers from before dawn until after dusk. Eventually, he located the SEAL -- but the man was already dead. Still, Ranger Self brought the SEAL's body back. However, Nate lost six of his own men in the course of the operation.

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'FlashForward' - 'Let No Man Put Asunder' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 15th 2010 11:07PM
'FlashForward' - 'Let No Man Put Asunder'(S01E16) Well, I'm going to have to take serious issue with at least one of the plot threads that went down in this episode, but we'll get to that in a bit. For the first time since 'FlashForward' came back, we knew what day it was: three days before March 15, when Demetri is supposed to die.

Some nice plot threads were woven together, which should make for some interesting drama as we continue hurtling toward our April 29 deadline. It was nice to see Aaron Stark pulled back into the saga, along with a continued focus on Jericho. I still haven't figured out how they're connected to everything just yet, but it should be fun watching Stark try and find out.

The enigmatic Dyson Frost surprised me by taking a far more active and present role in the events of the episode than I would have ever expected. I was anticipating this mysterious shadowy figure making cryptic statements in the background to confound and frustrate Mark, and us. I couldn't have been more wrong.

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'Army Wives' - 'Collateral Damage' Recap (Season Premiere)

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 12th 2010 12:20AM
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After what seemed like more than a year, 'Army Wives' finally returned to Lifetime, picking up pretty much where we left off. That's good news for some, and not such good news for others. With a flash of a gunshot, the season was off and running, with plenty of drama and turmoil. For more on Fort Marshall, the tribe and Roxy's bun in the oven, read on after the jump.

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Brian Williams on Tiger coverage, his funny self, and what's on his iPod

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 17th 2009 2:03PM
Brian WilliamsWhen NBC was promoting Brian Williams' fifth anniversary as anchor of the NBC Nightly News, I figured it was a good opportunity to ask him a few questions. After all, with two wars, a lousy economy, the health care debate, and Tiger Woods, there's lots of news going on right now.

And, in such a relatively short period of time, the news landscape has changed on both the broadcast and the cable fronts, including the fact that on Monday, when Diane Sawyer takes over ABC's World News, he'll be the only male evening news anchor left.

Williams (or as he's been called lately, BriWi) was nice enough to answer some questions via e-mail about his new competition and how he lets his famous sense of humor come through during a serious newscast. Finally, he gives me some insight into what he's listening to right now (if you've seen previous interviews with him, he leans more towards the college radio side).

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'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Breaks Down Obama Afghanistan Address (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 3rd 2009 3:50PM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Listen up politicians, you cannot put one past Jon Stewart.

Yesterday on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,' the host opened up the show mentioning the President's Address and his plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan next year. Apparently, this same exact speech had been given by President Bush before! Giving credit where credit is due, Stewart makes the quick comparisons between the two Presidential speeches on Afghanistan and and the parallels are startling.

Watch this full episode of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' on Slash Control after the jump.

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World goes nuts because the President preempts A Charlie Brown Christmas

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 3rd 2009 1:02PM
A Charlie Brown ChristmasIt's official: President Barack Obama has officially ruined Christmas.

Pundits and TV viewers from up and down the dial are calling out President Obama for airing his big speech on the troop surge in Afghanistan and preempting ABC's airing of the classic Christmas cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas. If this causes a move for impeachment, I may never awake from my laughter coma.

Not only was the story the top headline on yesterday morning's Drudge Report, but the pundits really jumped in to turn the President into their own personal Scrooge.

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President Obama's Afghanistan Speech (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 2nd 2009 11:23AM
Obama's Presidential Address on AfghanistanPresident Obama has had a challenging inaugural year as President and Commander in Chief. In last night's Presidential address, he informed the nation that he would be spending $30 billion to send an additional 30,000 troops to fight in Afghanistan. In that same speech he also promised the nation he would bring all the troops home in 18 months' time.

Watch the video of the President's speech below.

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MTV puts the spotlight on young veterans

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 3rd 2008 9:43AM
True Life logo for MTVMTV continues its commitment to inspire young people to get out there and vote. As part of the Choose or Lose campaign, on July 4th MTV2 will honor the millions of young men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The day-long programming event will include exclusive messages from both Senator McCain and Senator Obama. The programming block will not only pay tribute to the sacrifice of these young soldiers, but also elevate their issues in light of the 2008 Presidential campaigns.

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Muppeteers help warn kids about land mines

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 7th 2006 7:02PM

land mineKathy Mullen and Michael Frith, two members of Jim Henson's original Muppet team, have joined forces with British charity No Strings Attached to create a film that warns children in Afghanistan about the dangers of land mines. No Strings Attached uses puppets as a teaching aid, and together the team came up with "The Story of the Little Carpet Boy," a tale based loosely on Pinocchio. The puppets used in the film are similar to the Muppets we all grew up with, but none of the American Muppets were used in the story. One puppet loses several limbs before he learns to avoid land mines completely. According to studies, sixty people a month are killed by land mines in Afghanistan, and half of that number are under eighteen.

Thanks to our sister site Blogging Baby for catching this first.

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Diana DeGarmo entertains troops

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 3rd 2006 9:32PM
Diana DeGarmo, who is now 18 years old, rang in the New Year by entertaining American troops across the globe. The American Idol runner-up's schedule had her performing for troops in seven countries, in seven days. Tonight is her final performance, in Germany. She's also been to Qatar, Afghanistan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Iraq, where she spent the night in one of Saddam's many palaces. She's performing with comedian Reggie McFadden and country singer Michael Peterson as part of the USO Tour. Her part of the show includes pulling troops up on stage to compete in an impromptu-style dance contest and she wraps up each performance by singing America the Beautiful.

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