Posts Tagged ‘ Iraq ’

Americans Should Walk a Mile In Iran’s Shoes

February 10, 2012
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Americans Should Walk a Mile In Iran’s Shoes

I’m no fan of Iran, but if Americans stopped for a second and reversed the roles, we might approach the relationship differently. Image Iranian spies had instigated and funded a successful coup against the President Eisenhower in 1953 and replace...

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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

June 15, 2011
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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

Suddenly Afghanistan is closer and more dangerous At lunch I bumped into an old bike racing buddy, who tells me over a parting handshake that he is leaving for Afghanistan tomorrow to take a job with a defense contractor. The recession has devastated his small business. “Good money, I hope?” “Oh yeah,” he smiles. “Money’s…

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Thanks For President Obama’s Cool-Headed Action In Libya

March 29, 2011
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Thanks For President Obama’s Cool-Headed Action In Libya

I believe that President Obama has done a masterful job handling U.S. involvement in Libya so far. By exercising patience and deliberation that his predecessor lacked, the President has shot the gap between two likely bad scenarios. Had he cowboy’d it and and acted unilaterally and shot from the hip, as George W. Bush likely…

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Kicking the Grenade Down the Road

December 17, 2008
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Sec. St. Condeleza Rice works on the Bush Legacy Whitewash, recommending that Blackwater mercenaries be dropped from US security details [after she and Bush are gone].

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