Archive for Monday, March 19, 2007

Drive for troops raises more than $1,000

March 19, 2007

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Lawrence's Golf USA raised more than $1,000 and collected 2,500 golf clubs as part of a fundraiser in cooperation with the Give to the Troops organization.

The clubs and money will be donated to U.S. troops deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other overseas locations. A Tennessee truck company has donated its services to ship the clubs from Lawrence to the Give to the Troops organization.

Golf USA is no longer accepting donations of golf clubs, but it will take cash donations to pass onto the organization. For more information, visit www.my-space.com/golfusalawrence.

Comments

Richard Heckler 8 years, 1 month ago

Troops on the front line don't get much time for golf. No doubt GW provided a golf course in his dream american embassy he had built in a war zone.

RAQ: Green Zone Construction Boom

In Baghdad, the United States is now building a monument to rank with Grand Coulee Dam, the Pentagon, Disney World and the Mall of America. It has elements of all four, plus a 15-foot stone wall and surface-to-air missiles.

by David Sarasohn, Oregonian May 3rd, 2006

Despite what everyone says, it's just not true that this generation of Americans is not building massive monuments to leave as our timeless legacy to our posterity.

We're just not building them here.

But in Baghdad, the United States is now building a monument to rank with Grand Coulee Dam, the Pentagon, Disney World and the Mall of America. It has elements of all four, plus a 15-foot stone wall and surface-to-air missiles.

It's the new American embassy in Iraq, the biggest U.S. embassy anywhere, maybe the biggest embassy anywhere ever. According to the Associated Press and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the embassy area will cover 104 acres -- 10 times the size of a typical U.S. embassy space, six times the size of the United Nations compound in New York, and about the area of Vatican City, which is its own country.

The embassy takes in 21 buildings, including six apartment buildings; power generator, water source and purification plant; a recreation building with swimming pool, gym and food court; five high-security entrances plus an emergency entrance/exit.

It is, to use a phrase popular with the Bush backers a while ago and less widely used now, the embassy of an empire. Expressing the deepest aspirations of the United States at this moment in history, it's kind of a cross between Caesar Augustus and Donald Trump.

It's also a clear statement -- a literally concrete statement -- that the United States plans to be a dominant presence in Iraq for a long time.

At its beginning, http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=13538

leadrain 8 years, 1 month ago

EVERYONE PLEASE, keep your putters and woods in your dusty attic, however, send Sandwedges in abundance. 4 years today, I do not support the war, but I've ALWAYS supported our fighting men and women. I think the odds of us actually pulling this off in the desired fashion (Washingtons plan) is about as likely as me hitting a hole-in-one in the sand many of the troops have called home for a long time, 4 years too long. GO TROOPS< GOD BE WITH YOU.

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