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During a job interview with Long Island Bus, Marine Corps veteran Tireak Tulloch, who had done two tours in Iraq, recalled the senior manager commenting, “You have a lot of experience. This is an entry-level job.”
After a six-month job search that began in 2005, Tulloch, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was in no mood to be picky. While he was the equivalent of a network engineer in the Marines, he did not have the credentialing for the same job in civilian life.
Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
BAGHDAD (AP) — A dozen children killed when a suicide bomber detonated the explosives-laden car he was driving near their elementary school in the north of the country Sunday, officials said.
Oliver Willis is very liberal, and that of course is his right. But he can’t really believe Karl Rove was happy about U.S. soldiers’ deaths in Iraq, can he?
BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings, mainly targeting markets in and near Baghdad, killed 36 people on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence that has gripped Iraq.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, meanwhile, vowed to defeat “terrorists” behind the relentless attacks and chase them out of the battered country.
Daniel Somers was a 30-year-old veteran who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom and earlier this month committed suicide.
According to Gawker, Somers was first part of a Tactical Human-Intelligence Team involved in interviewing Iraqi citizens and interrogating insurgents. He later ran the Northern Iraq Intelligence Center and was a senior analyst.
He also suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other effects of war.
“Our St. Bernard Jasmine, was overwhelmed when she saw her daddy for the first time in 1 year. While he was away in Iraq, she whined and searched for him everyday. If there was a noise outside the door, she would rush over to it, and wait excitedly for him to walk inside. But after [...]