Tag Archives: Iraq
Thank a Veteran?
When I joined the Army in 1987, I didn’t do so out of some overwhelming patriotic duty, or a desire to uphold the Constitution or to preserve American freedom. I did it because I was looking for a better job than I had, and the Army had some cool jobs, decent pay (if you consider […]
The Religious Killing Fields
I would like to request that all those who continue to spout the meaningless platitudes that religions cause no harm, or that the faithful should be left unchallenged as they are free to believe as they choose, immediately remove their heads from their posteriors. The current and ongoing slaughter of human beings in the cradle […]
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 […]
Am I wrong about Intervention?
I have a short list of things I hate. I believe the word to be a powerful one so I try to save it for truly hateful things. Cancer War Hypocrisy Pickles My hatred of war runs deep, perhaps because I spent some time in a minor one, but more likely because I’ve read the […]
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 […]
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 […]
The End of an Error
I saw that on a bumper sticker with the date 1/20/09. I thought it was clever, and after the historic election we have been through and the epic economic crisis we find ourselves in, it seemed like a good time to jot down my thoughts on the Duhbya years. I was living in Royal Palm […]