Category Archives: Dick Cheney

Why ISIS Wins?

Latest figures indicate that during the past two years nearly 30,000 new recruits have entered Syria and Iraq to assist ISIS in its goal of creating a Muslim society in those countries. The US military just spent FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS to train Syrian soldiers to fight ISIS or any other bad group opposed to President Assad. The end result was NINETY SOLDIERS who fled at the first sign of the enemy. I believe we now have five men ready to fight. So, what went wrong for us and right for ISIS?

1. ISIS establishes law and order in a city. After fifteen years of terror and chaos most just want some law and order in their lives.

2. ISIS ends all corruption. If you own a business, no more paying out to terror groups.

3. ISIS restores basic services like electricity.

4. ISIS establishes schools for children. OK, they just study the Koran, but they are in a school

5. ISIS restores traditional roles for women–cook, clean and have sex with your hubby.

6. ISIS emphasizes they are Muslims.

In other words, ISIS establishes some form of normality for people.

And, best of all, ISIS is composed of fellow Muslims, not those associated with Western forces.

IN other words, ISIS soldiers are fighting for their beliefs,not for money!

Why We Failed In Iraq

Every Republican candidate for President yells the same mantra–Obama refused to leave American soldiers and once they are president there will be more boots on the ground. Not a single one has the faintest idea why a decade after Saddam Hussein was defeated and then executed, there is nothing but chaos in Iraq. So, what went wrong?

1. The Americans disbanded the Iraq Army and allowed one million men to head home with arms. Nothing was done to work with Iraq officers to establish law and order. If there was one thing those dudes understood was how to impose law and order.

2. At the time of 9/11 Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, at best,numbered about 2,000. The US invasion opened opportunities for al-Qaeda to recruit thousands of followers determined to drive out the infidels. Guess who were the “infidels?”

3. Since day one of the end of Saddam, one corrupt group of Iraq leaders after another group of corrupt leaders has been in charge of Iraq

4. Actually, Joe Biden at the time uttered some common sense– establish a federal concept in which Sunni Iraqis had their own state. This would have destroyed al-Qaeda.

5. Bush folk pushed for installation of Prime Minister Maliki whose goal was to crush Sunnis and allow his pals to get rich while running Iraq.


Yes, Carly,we need more boots on the ground.

So, What’s With Hillary?

Within a few weeks there will be a debate among Democrats which will number about four men and a woman. Guess who will be the damsel on the stage? Yep,it will be Hillary. Of course, Bernie will be around to talk about social justice and inform the others on that platform that to be a Democrat for decades was to be the candidate for social justice. So, how does Hillary confront this reality?

1. Yes,she must pound away at the rising cost of drugs and present a plan of action.

2. Instead of the slogan of “Black Lives Matter”how about some concrete suggestions. Here in Chicago over a fifteen hour time period six people were murdered by gang members and over a dozen wounded. So, Hillary, how about fighting for strict gun control laws?

3. Hillary has to confront the student debt issue and propose specific ways of reducing the amount as well as new approaches to paying them off.

Hillary, come out fighting and be forceful and direct.


We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85year old body.


After listening to Ben Carson speak about any subject, Scott Walker looks more attractive.

Some claim ISIS is an issue, others claim Planned Parenthood is the greatest terrorist group in the world.

After listening to Donald Trump, I now long for the brilliant ideas of Sarah Palin.

Say, whatever happened to Jeb Bush, is he still running for president?

There has never been a candidate for president who did not promise to end government ‘waste.”

More and more it is clear that Rand Paul is the only Republican with an intelligent word on foreign policy.

I wonder if Dick Cheney has considered throwing his hat into the ring of candidates.

Let’s Cut Taxes Says Donald

Among the continual claims of the Republican Party is that reducing taxes will lead to an economic boom. Well,look at the record:

During WWII the top tax was 91% of income.

This tax rate continued throughout the 1950s while Dwight Eisenhower,a Republican was president. There is no question that during this period, job creation boomed and workers were able to earn a salary that enabled them to purchase a home and send kids to college. There are NO reports of any wealthy people dying due to paying this high tax rate.

A higher tax rate continued up to 1980 when Ronald Reagan reduced the rate and then discovered he had to RAISE TAXES.

Well,Donald is offering a solution that ends taxes on low wage earners, it REDUCES TAXES for the wealthy from 39.6% to 25%.Somehow losing this income will somehow enable the federal government to have sufficient funds to function.

Carly Is A Tough Woman

Each person who seeks the presidency must initially present a persona,an image that would resonate with people,and in some way or other present themselves as a tough guy-or gal–who is ready to meet the bad guy at the OK Corral and shoot it out. Carly Fiorina is determined to take on terrorist groups such as Planned Parenthood and let them know when the sheriff is in town, they had better head on out. Carly is not afraid to stand up to an organization that has been around most of the twentieth century without causing much fuss.

But, these are new times and we need tough sheriffs to save us from terrorists. After taking care of Planned Parenthood, Carly went after the US Senate which issued a comprehensive and well documented study that proved waterboarding produced little if any meaningful information. According to Carly, the report “undermined the morale of a whole lot of people who dedicated their lives to keeping the country safe.”

Carly,the EVIDENCE concluded they did NOT keep the country safe. Carly Fiorina is a modern version of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Russia In Syria

There is great concern among members of the US government and just about every Republican running for president over the movement of Russian soldiers, planes and ships to Syria. President Putin says their presence is to assist in the destruction of ISIS, and support the government of Syria. Let’s examine the issues of this move:

1. Russia has been supporting Syria for nearly thirty years, so what’s new about their latest move?

2. AN object of the Russians is to eliminate ISIS. I assume that is also the goal of America.

3. Ironically,the Russians will be protecting Christians and moderate Muslims against terrorist organizations. Any complaint?

4. America fears that Russia will gain a sphere or influence in Syria: Fellows, it already HAS such a sphere.

Frankly, if Putin wants to shed Russian blood to destroy ISIS, go for it, Vladimir!

Let Me Explain Yemen

Once upon a time there was this tiny, tiny little country that was called–YEMEN. It is on the tip of the Arabian peninsula so it takes a good careful look to find out where it is. Well,our CIA decided a few years ago to support a man whose name is: President Saleh. He was a nice man who stole from the people and gave to his people. Well, after some time, the CIA decided they did not like this president so they made sure there was a new man who is called: President Hadi.

Well, this president also stole from the people and gave to the people so along came some folks known as the Houthis and they drove Hadi from power and that really upset the CIA. Although the Houthis never received any aid from Iran, the CIA decided they did and encouraged Saudi Arabia to bomb, bomb, bomb.

At this point it is unclear exactly who the CIA wants as president: Saleh or Hadi. Anyway,the US sends drones to kill, the Saudis send bombs to kill, and a lot of killing is going on. It might help if the CIA decided to support the Houthis and then they might actually back a winner.

American Backed Rebels In Syria

Republicans have been clamoring for the Obama administration to send military advisors into Syria and arm the good guys. Actually, there has been an American military program in Syria run by American advisors which is geared to train nice, moderate Muslims and send them off to fight ISIS. The US spent FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS AND THE END RESULT WAS ABOUT TWENTY FIVE MEN SENT OFF TO FIGHT! Yes,this gallant band of warriors went off to battle, virtually all were killed, wounded or captured with minor losses to the bad Muslims. Why?

1. To fight in a successful guerrilla war there is need for soldiers who are devoted to certain ideas and values. At this moment in time, ISIS attracts thousands of Muslims because they offer a vision of the future.

2. Neither money nor weapons without belief will succeed.

Reality: 99.9% of Muslims do NOT believe in the ideas of ISIS. Unfortunately,there is not a powerful charismatic Muslim from among these Muslims who offers a vision of a democratic peaceful society.

Scot,We Knew Ye Well

Well, Scot Walker will no longer be with us, he has departed the campaign trail in order to return to Wisconsin and deal with issues that he does know about– cheese and cutting pensions. I gather that Scott tried very, very hard to persuade Sheldon Adelson and his billions of dollars to give him a few hundred million. After all, this is Yom Kippur night,and the least Sheldon could have done was to be generous to this nice Catholic boy who adores, worships, loves Israel, or at least, the Israel of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Anyway,the good news is that since Scott no longer has to be on the campaign trail he can devote his energies to dealing with Wisconsin home-grown terrorists like teachers, social workers and firemen. After all, if he could stand up to social workers, imagine how President Walker would have dealt with ISIS!