"One of my favorite CounterPunch contributors." -- Jeffrey St. Clair, CounterPunch co-editor, author of Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes from the Dark Side of the Earth, co-author (with Alexander Cockburn) of Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press

"Well done!" -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African American Researcher, Harvard University, host of "Finding Your Roots"

"I strongly recommend this well-researched article. ...I never explored the oil explanation for U.S. involvement in Somalia the way Nick Alexandrov does here." — Peter Dale Scott, poet and academic, author of Deep Politics and the Death of JFK

"Excellent piece." -- Jeremy Kuzmarov, historian, author of The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs and Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century

"Thank you." -- Dennis Kucinich, former U.S. Representative (D-OH), two-time former presidential candidate

"Fucking dope." -- Quraysh Ali Lansana, poet, book editor, and civil rights historian

"A startling piece...very good." -- Patrick L. Smith, The Nation columnist and author of Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century

"Good work." -- Christian Parenti, Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at NYU, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. and Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis

"Excellent." -- Wayne Greene, Editorial Pages Editor, Tulsa World

"Excellent article.... Thanks for putting it out there so clearly and beautifully." -- Dr. Robin Reineke, Founding Executive Director, Colibri Center for Human Rights

"Excellent article!" — Chris Agee, editor and publisher, CovertAction Magazine

"Excellent." -- Chris Floyd, award-winning American journalist, author of Empire Burlesque: High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Regime

"A great article." -- Dahlia Wasfi, physician, peace activist and writer

"Thank you for putting these issues in front of us." -- Chuck Searcy, International Advisor for Project RENEW and Agent Orange Working Group co-chair