Each day we offer a sample of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.
Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Guinea Pig Killer Gets Suspended Sentence”
He will spend his time working in a kosher butcher shop.
Australia, Brisbane Times: “School Principal Sex Sentence Too Lenient”
You don’t think staying in a corner wearing a dunce cap is not severe enough?
Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Robin Hood Banker Awaits Jail”
He robs from the Bankers and gives to the Tellers.
UK, Guardian: ‘Prince Praises Bridge Collapse Policeman”
He did an outstanding job of ensuring the bridge collapsed.
UK, The Independent: “Iraq War Was Illegal”
Does that mean all those who died will now be allowed to come back to life?
Sweden, The Local: “Death By Elk”
Will he be sent to a National Park to do his time?
Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Santa Clause Promises To Write”
His letters will be postmarked at the North Pole.
Finland, Helsinki Times: “You Expect Me To Eat That?”
OK, so you don’t want a Big Mac, would a Wendy burger do instead?
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The Bush administration will long be remembered for its introduction of the concept that private firms should play key roles in modern warfare. The hiring of private security companies like Blackwater resulted in death and destruction in Iraq and now US forces in Afghanistan are discovering private security firms are dangerous and can create more problems than solutions. According to Lt. Col. Jeff French whose unit is in Afghanistan, “they’ll start firing at anything that’s moving, and they will injure or kill innocent Afghans, and they’ll destroy property.” These ill-disciplined private security guards who escort supply convoys, shoot their way through an area because they are not trained to be combat soldiers. Most of the convoys traveling through French’s area are protected by Afghan security guards armed with AK-series assault rifles and rocket propelled grenades. As Captain Casey Thoreen describes them, “these guys are like gun-toting mercenaries with probably not a lot of training– They just light on the trigger finger.”
The problem from day one of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq is not having sufficient American troops on the scene. Instead of military trained soldiers fighting our wars, we have gone back in history to mercenaries doing our fighting. Is there something wrong with this approach to using military force?
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OK, so Santa Claus has promised to write, but there are many unanswered questions pertaining to that promise. As far as I can tell, Santa has been very generous this year with bankers, financial wizards and those who fleece people out of their homes and make money doing it. Santa, how come Wall Street bankers will take home this Christmas over $100 billion in bonus payments, but one out of eight Americans will be living on food stamps. I know you enjoy having little boy and girls sit on your lap and ask for things like toys or trains or dolls, but how come you allow hedge fund guys to take home the bank? Back to the writing. Exactly who will you be writing to this year– certainly not to little boys and girls whose dad and mom lack jobs as far as health insurance goes, they will not get a break with or without passage of a national health insurance plan. Santa, will you this year be delivering health care monthly payments?
In the old days, Santa, you were a nice guy to have around. But, these days, watching you on street corners trying to persuade people to give a few shekels one wonders where the money goes that is collected.
Say, Santa, if I came to the North Pole, would you have open any of the elf jobs?
As any right thinking conservative knows, it is the fault of Barack Obama and his Muslim Democrats for failure to capture Osama bin Laden in December, 2001. Of course, Rush Limbaugh will note some minor issues such as the presence of Republican George Bush as president, but this can be explained away on grounds George wanted to catch Osama -Dead or Alive– but liberal Democrats who protect Muslim terrorists prevented this action. A new Senate report naturally blames George Bush for failure to pursue Osama bin Laden in December, 2001 when he was trapped by US forces. Of course, as any right thinking Republican knows, it was critically important to shift attention to Iraq and plan for the 2003 invasion in order to save America from an attack Saddam Hussein’s WMD.
The Democratic led Senate report “removes any lingering doubts and makes clear that Osama bin Laden was within our grasp.” Liberals have a way of blaming the “good guys” and never blaming Muslim terrorists. After all, who told Osama bin Laden to leave the caves at Tora Bora? It was Barack Obama, the man without a birth certificate.
Isn’t it about time we had an investigation to find out where exactly was Barack Obama in December, 2001!
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