Category Archives: War

OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST

How many times do we need to learn a lesson?  The cause in Afghanistan is not winnable.  So listen to the John Fogerty song once again and see if you can learn anything.   And, if you can’t, then I … Continue reading

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IRAQ EXACTS CONCESSIONS ON EXTENDED STAY AGREEMENT

As predicted, if the approaching “show of hands” vote by the 275-member Iraqi assembly goes as expected, the United States will be mired in Iraq for another three years. The assembly is set to vote on a pact between the … Continue reading

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STOP-LOSS – BACKDOOR DRAFT IN FULL SWING

The peacetime draft – signed into law in 1940 by President Franklin Roosevelt – lasted 33 years until it was abolished in 1973 by the government after almost a decade of unrest and protest during the Vietnam War era. But, … Continue reading

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IRAQ TO U.S. – WE WANT YOU OUT

Iraq’s prime minister has indicated that a timetable needs to be set for our departure. That notion must really have the right-wingers in a snit. Imagine those uppity Iraqis – after all we have done for them – to actually … Continue reading

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BUSH STACKS DECK WITH PETRAEUS NOD AS TOP MIDDLE EAST COMMANDER

General David Petraeus slid easily through Senate confirmation on his way to his promotion as the top commander in the Middle East. Democrats again could not seem to find the intestinal fortitude to take a position that would indicate active … Continue reading

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NOW IT’S IRAN’S TURN

On May 22, 2008, Congress “expressed” its sense and passed a resolution that will no doubt start the process toward a confrontation with Iran. The following is the resolution. H.CON.RES.362 Title: Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the threat posed … Continue reading

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VA TO VETERANS – WE WON’T HELP YOU REGISTER TO VOTE

In what has to be one of the most illogical, unreasonable, hypocritical, and downright disrespectful decisions made by the new VA Secretary James Peake, the VA will not allow voter registration assistance in VA facilities. The National Voter Registration Act … Continue reading

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MARCH 29, 1973 – “THIS DAY IN HISTORY” THE U.S. WITHDRAWS FROM VIETNAM

Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam as Hanoi freed remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America’s direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at … Continue reading

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CONGRESSMAN SOUDER MEETS WITH LOCAL VETERANS ACTIVIST GROUP

Thursday night, Congressman Mark Souder met with our small, grass-roots group, Veterans for Better Health Care. Our group was born back in August 2004 in response to then VA Secretary Principi’s announcement that he would follow a recommendation to close … Continue reading

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BUSH TO SUPPLY ARMS TO KOSOVO – AND THE ONE-UPMANSHIP BEGINS

George W. Bush has agreed to supply arms to Kosovo – and the game of one-upmanship begins.  Bush sells arms to Kosovo; Russia sells more arms to Serbia.  Photo Credit:  Wikipedia ______________________________________________________________ In a memo to the State Department made … Continue reading

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