Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mass Murderer of My Lai apologizes

We can almost – almost – pity William Calley. To go down in history as a war criminal is bad enough, but to remembered as a stupid war criminal is even worse. Calley was like Lynndie England, the infamous leash-lady … Continue reading

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"Give 'em hell Harry" on health care reform

Harry Truman is my favorite President. Some people read the Bible for inspiration. I read “Plain Speakng”, and Truman’s words speak to me. I never realized until recently just how much Truman cared about health care for the average American. … Continue reading

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Health care: Do liberals enjoy getting their butts kicked?

Does liberalism equal masochism? Does being liberal mean you like getting beaten up in the political schoolyard? Democrats outnumber Republicans in America, yet in the last 41 years, Democrats have occupied the White House for only 13. The Democrats have … Continue reading

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The Prophet Muhammed is not a pomegranate

Note: Since Islam forbids depiction of the Prophet Muhammed, I have used a photograph of a pomegranate. Any inference that the Prophet Muhammed resembles a pomegranate is strictly coincidental. Who needs Muslim terrorists to intimidate us when we intimidate ourselves? … Continue reading

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No butter, no guns

Summer has been cruel to British soldiers in Afghanistan. In July, 22 servicemen died and more than 94 were injured. Many of those casualties were caused by IEDs as the Taliban strategy has switched from ambushes to planting roadside bombs. … Continue reading

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Blame it all on Israel

Today’s NYT op-ed on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of those pieces that manages to be profound and say nothing at the same time. In an essay titled “The Two-State Solution Doesn’t Solve Anything”….stop right there. The two-state solution isn’t … Continue reading

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Play the game of nation-building

We’re busy nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan, but do we understand how nations are built? While researching an article on the computer simulations used by the U.S. military to model irregular warfare, I was dismayed to discover that the U.S. … Continue reading

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