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More Benghazi Lies

When insurgents attacked the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, last fall, Col. George Bristol held a key post in the region. As commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, he was in a position to know what options the US...

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Speech at the Cost of Freedom Tribute

Today I was asked to speak at the Cost of Freedom Tribute in Kentwood, MI. This was a 5-day event honoring those who died in defense of our freedoms. I was asked to speak from my heart. Here’s what I said; I meant every word. “I don’t...

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Duty, Honor, Country

On 12 May 1962, Douglas MacArthur delivered his famous “Duty, Honor, Country” valedictory speech at West Point. I was there as a cadet; he spoke at the conclusion of the noon meal in the mess hall. He called on each of us to truly align...

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46 Years ago today

It was 46 years ago, 3 Jun 64, that I, along with the rest of the Class of 1964, graduated from West Point and assumed the illustrious rank of Second Lieutenant, US Army. We all began 60 days of graduation leave which was followed by Army schools...

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Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day. We honor those serving our nation today. There are very few American men and women who care enough to put their lives on the line for our nation. We should salute, honor, and protect them; they are the best of the best.

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Blindsided

Last night my wife and I saw the movie Blindside. It was great. In my not-very-humble opinion, it was the best movie I’ve seen in many years. It’s a rare Hollywood movie where a decent, religious person is the hero; normally that person...

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Honoring Veterans

Veterans Day is a day to, well, honor veterans. We remember those who have given the last full measure of devotion on Memorial Day. Veterans Day is when we honor those vets who are still with us. All who have worn the uniform of the US military are...

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The Best of West Michigan

In the last, perhaps, 10 days we in West Michigan have been honored to welcome home from combat duty in Iraq and Kuwait nearly 500 soldiers from the Michigan National Guard. Three hundred and twenty troopers from the 1st Squadron, 126th Cavalry...

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Standing up for GEN Petreaus

Friends: The horrible way the Cut-and-Run part of Congress and the Hit-and-Run media have treated GEN Petreaus is literally unforgiveable. After some thought I have concluded that the wild-eyed liberals can accuse that honorable general of lying...