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Obama called Bush

We were told today that President Obama called former President Bush from Air Force One. I’m guessing that the purpose was to tell him that in his speech tonight that Bush wasn’t going to get blamed for everything. Of course, Bush...

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Shocking

President Obama’s national security adviser, retired marine general Jim Jones, told us that the president’s statements today would be shocking. Having heard the president’s talk I heard only one shocking thing–this is the...

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The Nobel and President Obama

President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. One wonders how he could be considered since the final date for nominations was less than two weeks after he took office. In the military culture we recognize and honor noble actions. Here are some...

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President Obama and an Afgan Warlord

Last week a powerful and controversial Afghan warlord returned from exile in Turkey in what was an apparent attempt by President Karzai to attract ethnic Uzbek voters in this week’s presidential election. Karzai has cultivated several warlords...

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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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Terrorist Surveillance Bill

The House just passed a Terrorist Surveillance Compromise Bill. This after nearly a year since the Director of National Intelligence warned Congress that we were missing vital intelligence needed to protect the nation. br /br /I have no idea why it...

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Anti-war folk are pro-violence

The trend is clear. As has been the case throughout history, those who say they that they are anti-war regularly use violence as a means of making their point–just as they say that they are pro-free-speech, but will shout down or attack those...