Tag Archives: afghanistan

Terrorism and the Struggle for Democracy

Killing Osama bin Laden was the right thing to do. He was the self declared enemy of the United States and the leader of the organization that attacked us on September 11, 2001. It should have been the main mission all along, coupled perhaps with increased border protection, complete US control and management of port […]

When a War is not a War

The military entanglement in Afghanistan, our longest ever, started out as part of the ridiculously named “War on Terror.” Declaring war on fear is completely illogical and absurd; nonetheless, our brave soldiers went into this mountainous region that made mincemeat of the Soviet Army with a goal of locating and dismantling Al Qaeda and removing […]

Fanaticism Looking for a Fight

Having been instructed to never be a spectator to unfairness or stupidity, I feel compelled to comment on the tragic levels of stupidity to which human beings can stoop. How else can one describe the murder of innocents, the launching of protests, and the coddling of fanatics by world leaders, all over a simple-minded act […]

President Obama cranks up the Bush era abuse of power

After the terror attacks of 9/11/2001 changed the world, it wasn’t long before the promise of security overran the promise of liberty. Suddenly Americans were perfectly willing to have people suspected of involvement in terrorism picked up off the street and whisked away to a secret hiding place, never to be seen or heard from […]

And the War Beats On

If any of these 308 members of the US House of Representatives ever tell you they’re concerned about the level of government spending, that they shed a tear over our budget deficit, that they’re worried about future generations and the debt burden we are leaving to our children, they’re freakin’ liars. Today, these members of the […]

Is Dick Cheney oblivious, ignorant or stubborn?

Once again, the former Vice President was called upon to speak on the Sunday talking head shows. As usual, everything that spews forth from his lips is pure spin, and is completely disconnected from fact. For example: “With respect to Iraq, we’ve accomplished nearly everything we’ve set out to do.” – Cheney 3/15/09 Facts: The […]

What we can learn from the Russians about Afghanistan

The United States of America attacked the Taliban in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. The US policy called the Bush Doctrine stated that the US would not distinguish between Al Qaeda or the nations that harbored them. With the stated military objective of capturing Osama bin Laden, removing the Taliban regime and destroying Al Qaeda, […]