Monthly Archives: August 2009

Moral Absolutes and Politics by Richard Sale

I have only just become aware of the depth of revulsion, hatred and suspicion that a certain segment of Americans feels for President Obama – a horde of passionate, committed (if not overly bright) people who are out there busily … Continue reading

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“Obama Defends Strategy in Afghanistan”

"“We must never forget,” he (Obama) said. “This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an … Continue reading

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“Iraqi Voters to Decide Whether to Speed U.S. Withdrawal” Ernesto Londono

"Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's cabinet is submitting a draft law to parliament asking it to authorize and fund a referendum on the bilateral agreement that regulates the presence of U.S. troops, the government announced. The referendum would be held during … Continue reading

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Giving women a chance be combatants.

"Their success, widely known in the military, remains largely hidden from public view. In part, this is because their most challenging work is often the result of a quiet circumvention of military policy. Women are barred from joining combat branches … Continue reading

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Vick’s chance at redemption.

"..Around April 2007, Vick and two associates killed six to eight underperforming dogs by various methods, including hanging and drowning." —————————————————————————– Some jackass will say that I do not love Michael Vick because I am a racist.  Fine.  Have at … Continue reading

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“Let dog eat dog.”

"In the second term, he felt Bush was moving away from him. He said Bush was shackled by the public reaction and the criticism he took. Bush was more malleable to that. The implication was that Bush had gone soft … Continue reading

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The USS Liberty Incident — Truly a National Disgrace By Sidney O. Smith III

  America's criminal justice system has deteriorated to the point that it is a national disgrace. Its irregularities and inequities cut against the notion that we are a society founded on fundamental fairness.   I believe that it is time … Continue reading

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A Growing Hysteria

"As Katy Abram told Fox News after passionately confronting Specter: “I know that years down the road, I don’t want my children coming to me and asking me, ‘Mom, why didn’t you do anything? Why do we have to wait … Continue reading

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National Journal Blog – 11 August 2009

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“Doomsday — pros and cons” de Borchgrave

"U.S. share of global output continues to decline from year to year. Like General Motors Corp. and Ford, the United States has yielded share of the global market from one-third at the turn of the new century to one-quarter today. … Continue reading

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