Category Archives: Iraq War

As long as the war in Iraq continues, we shall present voices of American soldiers and discuss issues of concern to those compelled to risk their lives.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an  86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I feel insulted,Trump has never tweeted me. Am I the only American who can make that statement?

These are glory days for the wealthy, another few million going their way.

I wonder if Donald ever met anyone who was not ‘FANTASTIC”

Amazing, the KKK is now to the left of the Trump administration.

I wonder when Trump will privatize the US armed forces.

Let me get this straight, reduce taxes and have more money. A bit confusing, but, what the heck, this is Trump time.

I still wonder if Ivanka is Secretary of State or Pence resigns and she becomes the vice president>

Welcome Wall Street

As you recall, those who adore Donald Trump, he promised to rid Washington D.C. o f Wall  Street billionaires and restore America to the ordinary people of this land. Ah, I so remember Donald blasting Ted Cruz because his wife had worked for Goldman Sachs. Ah, that was then, and now is now. Billionaire Steve Munchin, formerly of Goldman Sachs is now the Secretary  of the Treasury. Wilbur Ross, another billionaire is now the Secretary  of Commerce. So wonderful that Wall Street has been driven from power, and ordinary Americans now run our country.

There is nothing surprising about Trump appointments. He has spent his entire life in the company of those with gobs of money. He literally does not know any ordinary middle class people, other than the doorman at Trump Towers who opens the door and says, “Good morning, sir.” Welcome to the new regime of the wealthy, for the wealthy, and BY the wealthy!

On Recounts

Historically, newly elected presidents devote their time during the fall working on plans for their new presidency. Throughout  the history of presidential elections there have been occasions in which a defeated candidate wanted a review of election results. This usually entails examining voting just to ensure the outcome was accurate. However, Donald Trump is now furious. After devoting this entire campaign complaining, ‘ THE ELECTION IS RIGGED” Mr. Trump is furious if anyone accepts HIS premise.

Each day and each night, the American public are confronted with email after email complaining about Democrats who AGREE WITH HIS PREMISE. One is left wondering how little Donald will react when Congress does not agree with his ideas. We can assume each and every Congressman who opposed his ideas will confront daily emails denouncing their refusal to OBEY the LEADER.

Donald  Trump is the first president who spends his hours in the children’s rooms playing with his email toy.

Donald Is SHOCKED

As Americans know, during the  past election campaign, unlike his angry Democrat opponent, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump conducted a campaign based upon respect for the Constitution and rejected her refusal to agree that if she lost, there would not be a challenge to his victory. This is a fact. How many times did Hillary shout “the election is rigged!” Well, the expected happened, Jill Stein, and the Clinton campaign are asking for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania!

Donald  Trump is absolutely shocked. ‘This is horrifying. This is not the way our democracy works. Been around 240 years. We’ve have free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcome however when we may not have liked them, and that is what must be accepted by everyone. I am appalled that someone who is the nominee of one of our major parties would not accept it.”

Thank God there was ONE candidate who constantly promised to accept the outcome!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

So, Clinton ‘won’ by two million and ‘lost.’ Only in America!

Trump qualifications for serving in Cabinet, know NOTHING.

A ‘doctor’ will head housing and our infrastructure even though he only knows the infrastructure of a human BODY.

I so await a year from now when NO new jobs come back from China.

I assume Sanders supporters must feel happy, their worse nightmare came true!

So, does Ivanka become our new Chief of the Joint Staffs, she does know what a Joint is?

I guess Vladimir Putin smiles knowing he ELECTED the new American president!

 

The White Myth

There are dozens of groups which supported Donald Trump which boast that  he is restoring power to those of the white race. They believe people of darker skins seek to take over power and end the dominance of those who are ‘white.’ The construct of a ‘white race’ simply does not exist anymore than the construct of a ‘blue eyed race.’ In the nineteenth century, the newly arrived Irish were regarded as people who were ‘black’ and not like the Anglo Saxon Protestants who then dominated America. Italians who began arriving late in the nineteenth and then in the twentieth century were told by fellow Catholics, the Irish, they were “dark skinned people’ and not like NOW, the white skinned Irish.

Jews came at the turn of the twentieth century only to be met with hatred and anger for being people of a dark and sinister race. Opponents of these immigrants insisted they could never assimilate within  ‘white society’ because they had a different religion, ate different foods, dressed differently, spoke Yiddish, and simply could never become integrated within ‘white society.’ The story is always the same, new immigrants are DIFFERENT. Ironically, Hispanics were here before the British arrived in the 1600s. And, Spanish regarded themselves as superior to native born peoples.

Being white is always changing. But, today, the former ‘dark skinned Jews and Irish’ now insist they are WHITE!

Common Sense On Trade

There is something ironic in Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump agreeing on economic issues such as trade with other nations. Neither has indicated they grasp the nature of the modern world economy. These days cars’ manufactured in America’ contain parts made in Mexico or Canada. In other words, placing a high tariff on goods from Mexico automatically raises the  price of American made cars! The United States EXPORTS over TWO TRILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF GOODS. Oh, and wages in export jobs pay 18% higher wages than do those in import jobs. Trump has promised to cancel the Trans Pacific Partnership–TPP.

Conservative John McCain warned his colleagues as to the consequences of abandoning the TPP. ” I think we are going to pay a terrible price for abandoning the TPP. You are going to see Chinese assertion of economic influence in the region, and possible dominance.Countries are going to join with China in trade agreements. We are going to be outside, out in the cold.Historians will judge us harshly.” It will be an economic disaster!

John McCain, The American

Once upon  a time in America it was the norm for members of Congress to have served in their country’s armed forces. Every president from Harry Truman to George H.W. Bush had been a member of their nation’s armed forces. Many like John McCain had been in combat. McCain’s grandfather was an Admiral in WWI, his father was an Admiral in WWII and Vietnam. Senator McCain was shot down in combat in the Vietnam war and endured  years of torture. He was also raised, as were all who served,to respect the Code of Military Justice which includes American agreement to abide by the Geneva Conventions. I assume draft dodger Donald Trump has NO idea as to what is legal or illegal for those who serve the country.

Senator McCain made clear that “I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do.We will not waterboard. We will not do it.”And, he added: “What does it say about America?” If waterboarding is done under the presidency of Donald Trump it says the American military has violated its OWN LAWS OF ENGAGEMENT!

Trump Family Matters

Without question this new president is creating a completely new approach to selecting people who will surround himself. He announced that his children will handle the Blind Trust to be established. A Blind Trust is when a political leader places his money in a special trust that is headed by someone who has no connection with this person in order to prevent undo influence related to government  financial decisions. In other words, the head of the Trust can not have any daily interaction with the president. So, his children will handle the Trust which violates the concept of separation of money from the president. Oh well, he is Donald Trump, and HE decides things!

He also wants his children to have Top Secret clearance so they can have access to any and all secret government documents! HUH? So, what do his daughters, his sons, his son-in-law have to do with official government business? These are indeed strange times for America.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

My heart is broken thinking about Hispanic children who will be forced to live in Mexico.

I now harbor HATE for any Bernie Sanders supporter who did not vote for Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump is the nearest president we have ever had who is akin to Fascism.

How can anyone not feel sorrow for AMERICA?

Isn’t it wonderful that Sanders supporters have ‘high principles!

Thinking Americans have two years to prepare for ending the Trump rule. This time, VOTE IN OFF YEAR ELECTIONS!

I can not do anything but feel anger toward those who elected Donald Trump.