Category Military

Midway

If Hindus were terrorists, we’d be fighting Hindus. If Buddhists were terrorists we’d be fighting Buddhists. If atheists were terrorists we’d be fighting atheists. The war against terror has nothing to do with hatred and everything to do with terror.

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Pernicious Pyong-Gang

Welcome to North Korea. You’re free to come in, but not to go out. Behold the power of North Korea. A prison state with endless food shortages, huge electricity problems, starvation, poverty and forced plastic eye-lid surgery for waitresses.

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June 11-17: Week Miscellany

News cycles seem to go around and around. Some of it is new and pointless and some of it is just plain old. Malcolm Muggeridge couldn’t have been more right when he said, “All new news is old news happening to new people.” Sometimes I feel like the news media operates a bit like this: […]

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Just Putting My Flag Out

-Ben

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Found: Hide-and-Go-Seek Champion

Well, everyone’s talking about Osama. It’s almost getting boring. Is there any news that has nothing to do with Osama getting killed? Hmm… Well, it’s not the sort of thing I usually talk about, but I guess a little change couldn’t hurt: Kate Middleton went shopping at a common market. And the number of pictures […]

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Well, That Would Require Articulate Republicans

Its seems as though politicians these days, on both sides of the isle, have become less and less articulate. Perhaps it’s because they have less and less good things to say… Anyway, Obama gave another speech yesterday concerning the national debt and, as you can expect, lots of stuff came out of his mouth without […]

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Incongruous Drivel

Looks like the Gadhafi-Obama relationship is really over now. Obama keeps playing with the idea of “stopping” this wonderful friend of his and acting like Gadhafi is “stubborn” or something… He must listen to Johnnie Ray too much: Don’t, be nice to me Just because I’m your Use to be Forget me, You don’t owe […]

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Egyptian Prestidigitation

The Egyptian protesters have won. President Hosni Mubarak has capitulated. Obama makes his comments just hours after Mubarak resigned. “Today belongs to the people of Egypt,” he said. “Egyptians have made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day.” Again, as so many times before, Obama has said things which sounds […]

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START Praying

While you were dreaming of a big box wrapped with a bow on top sitting under a heavily adorned tree, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) — which was signed between Obama and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev earlier this year — was ratified by the Senate. Now it’s official, we will reduce our […]

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Confused and Irresponsible

President Obama officially announced that that United States will be pulling out of Iraq on August 31 in the Oval Office. But in his speech he seemed to have confused goals and ideas. Both in his address’ to the troops at Fort Bliss and in the Oval Office, he stated that the war in Iraq […]

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Forgive but Never Forget

65 years ago, on August 6th, Hiroshima, Japan was bombed — making Japan the only country to ever be attacked with an atomic weapon. And U.S. ambassador to Japan, John Roos, attended the Hiroshima memorial ceremony in Japan. This is the first time any U.S. ambassador has accepted the invitation to the ceremony. Why? State […]

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McChrystal Sharp

(You can view the beginning of this conflict here.) Fifty-five year-old four star general (commander and strategist in Afghanistan)  Stanley McChrystal walked into the spotlight this week with remarks recorded and published by Rolling Stone magazine (please note that the article is explicit.) The article quoted McChrystal disrespecting colleagues and superiors in Afghanistan such as […]

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