Let me get straight the current Republican version as to what happened in Iraq:
After some blunders by President George Bush, he got things straight with the famous “surge” and al-Qaeda was ready to surrender. Then, this black dude assumed the presidency, and refused to support George’s successful ideas. The result was the current chaos.
General Ray Odierno, who was part of the Surge, but is now Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has a slightly different version. According to the General, “I remind everybody that us leaving at the end of 2011 was negotiated by the BUSH ADMINISTRATION. That was always the plan. We promised them(Iraq government) that we would respect their sovereignty.” The Maliki government insisted that American troops would be subject to Iraq law. When, they refused to back down on this point, President Obama had troops leave.
I can just imagine the reaction of Republicans to President Obama allowing American troops to be subject to Sharia law!
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If there is one city that I know a lot about it is Ferguson, Missouri. For many years I taught teachers from the Ferguson school district. As long as I could remember, teachers were complaining about inadequate funding, discrimination against black children, and a total disregard for those whose skin was not white.The shooting of Michael Brown was not a shock, but in true honesty it was a shock that this murder took so long to happen. Here is the reality of St.Louis,Missouri:
1. The business community years ago left the city of St.Louis and relocated to the suburbs to escape blacks. This was told me by a Vice President of Monsanto Corporation who bluntly said, “business people just did not want to be in a city where most people were Negroes.”
2. Corruption has been the norm in St.Louis. On this point there is no discrimination, whites and blacks share in the corruption.
3. There are still suburbs in which black skins are not seen.
So, why any surprise for death and violence in Ferguson?
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