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The War in Iraq

The decision to go to war against Iraq in 2003 was, in my opinion, a good one. Saddam had weapons of mass destruction (WMD); he’d used them in his war against Iran in the 1980s and against his own people, the Kurds, in the 90s. Why would anyone...

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The Iran Hostage Crisis

On 4 Nov 1979, “student” followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini send shock waves across America and the world when they stormed and captured the US embassy in Tehran—an attack on an embassy is an act of war. The radical Islamic fundamentalists took 90...

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Throwing Israel under the Bus

This is amazing. Since WWII the US has had only two consistent, reliable friends, Britain and Israel. All we’ve done for the past few years is to ignore and dishonor them. And now, our Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff used a visit in Britain to...

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The Iran Hostage Rescue Attempt, 24 April 80

On 4 Nov 1979, Iranian “students” attacked and captured the US Embassy in Teheran, Iran. Note that an attack on an embassy is an act of war. The hostages were tortured, isolated, and treated horribly. They were released on the day the Ronald Reagan...

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It’s time to leave Afghanistan, now!

We left Iraq long before we should have; Iraq has no history of democracy. With our armed forces in the country for another decade or so (like we did in Germany and Japan after WWII) we could turn over most of the fighting to the Iraqis, but we’d be...

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We’re leaving Iraq

Each day the number of convoys leaving Iraq is growing as the political requirement that we withdraw approaches. In one sense, we have no option, as withdrawal by the end of this year was agreed upon at the political level. However, leaving before...