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War and the Dictionary

Just for the record, according to my trusty Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, copyright 1959 (from my college days), war is: “1. The state or fact of exerting violence or force against another, now only against a state or other politically...

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Mogadishu

On 9 Dec 1992, 1,800 US Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country. Following centuries of colonial rule by countries including Portugal, Britain and Italy...

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The US and the Arab World

In 2008, candidate Obama belittled Pres Bush for not having many friends among the nations and for being unable to lead the world. Recent polls by Zogby clearly show that Obama is less popular than Bush was at the end of his term—especially among...

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The Media and The Prez

Our current president is, well, gaffe prone. While addressing the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division he said: “Throughout my service, first as a senator and then as a presidential candidate and then as a president, I’ve always run into you...

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Comparing two Presidents

George W. Bush speech after capture of Saddam: The success of yesterday’s mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq . The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the dictator’s...

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Gitmo

Who would ever believe it? Two Gitmo “alum” who were set loose by Obama and Company are back in the terrorist business, and 3 more are strongly suspected of the same–this according to the US Office of Natl Intelligence. Of the 532...

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Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Let’s see. The Obama Administration has charged the Times Square Bomber with attempting to use a WMD. These same folks have previously claimed (while criticizing Bush) that Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) must be a working Nuclear, Chemical, or...

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Obama claims success for Iraq

Fox News is reporting that Pres Obama–through VP Biden–is claiming credit for the success in Iraq. These two guys voted against the surge. The Status of Forces agreement (SOFA) stipulating the withdrawal process was negotiated by Bush...

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Marines and two Presidents

I just got this video of some of our US Marines who heard former President Bush speak–and then some who heard President Obama speak. Quite a difference. a title=”; href=”; rel=”nofollow”

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And you could have heard a pin drop

These stories are some of my favorite. Enjoy.br /br /When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush. br /He answered...