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The Middle-East Conundrum

It seems to me…. “If we’ve learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities. We can help them, and we should, but we cannot substitute … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

It seems to me… “Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.” ~ Molly Ivins. On 7 January 2015 two Muslim religious fanatics entered the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and murdered … Continue reading

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Loss Of Iraq

It seems to me… “I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way.” ~ George W. Bush. Immediately following George W. Bush’s … Continue reading

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Our Biggest Threat

It seems to me… “We have met the enemy and he is us.”  ~ Pogo (Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr.). I recently received an e-mail message with a link to a video[i] by Curtis Bowers, Representative, Idaho State House of Representatives.  … Continue reading

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