Category Archives: Terrorism

Remembering Jay on Memorial Day 2016

Every Memorial Day, I honor the sacrifice of my friend, Jay. As the world changes and the years fade, it is more important than ever that we never forget those who have selflessly sacrificed their lives in the service of our … Continue reading

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Remembering Jay on Memorial Day 2015

Every Memorial Day, I honor the sacrifice of my friend, Jay. As the world changes and the years fade, it is important that we never forget those who have selflessly sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. Jay exemplifies … Continue reading

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Remembering Jay on Memorial Day 2014

Every Memorial Day, I honor the sacrifice of my friend, Jay. As the world changes and the years fade, it is important that we never forget those who have selflessly sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. Jay exemplifies … Continue reading

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Syria: A Colossal Foreign Policy Blunder That Obama Can Still Avoid

It has been some time since this blog has addressed foreign policy, but the Obama administration is about to make a mistake so reckless, ill-conceived, and cataclysmically stupid that failing to speak out about it before it happens would be … Continue reading

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Remembering Jay on Memorial Day 2013

Every Memorial Day, I believe it is my duty to honor the sacrifice of my friend, Jay. As the world changes and the years fade, it is important that those who remain never forget. Jay exemplifies that long gray line … Continue reading

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Remembering Jay Again on Memorial Day

It is not just on Memorial Day that I am reminded of Jay’s sacrifice for his country. However, it is on Memorial Day that I find it appropriate to remind others of his honorable life, which was underscored by his … Continue reading

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Barack Obama: Osama Slayer

Since everything seems to come in threes, it seems both Republicans and Democrats are now fighting over another ridiculous campaign non-issue beside the “war on women” and the “war on dogs”: the slaying of Osama bin Laden. On the one … Continue reading

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Koran Burning Incident Underscores Dangers of “Advise and Assist”

I thought I would take a moment to comment on the recent events surrounding the burning of Korans by American troops in Afghanistan. The events of this week have reinforced the part of my previous post that mentioned the danger … Continue reading

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Six Silly Questions Reporters Should Not Ask of Anyone Advocating Military Action Against Iran

Reza Marachi and Trita Parsi published a piece on The Huffington Post Friday called “Six Questions Reporters Should Ask of Anyone Advocating Military Action Against Iran.” They take the usual liberal approach that the “silly” warmongering Neanderthals just don’t get … Continue reading

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Why “Advise and Assist” Is A Bad Idea

Recently, the Pentagon announced plans to end combat operations in Afghanistan by the end of 2013.  Instead of taking an active combat role, American forces will shift to an “advise and assist” mission according to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. … Continue reading

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