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.

The Republican Platform For America

During the coming months Americans will be inundated with countless presentations from the horde of people seeking the Republican nomination for president. In an effort to simplify the enormity of materials we present a short version of what any and all Republicans will utter:

1. Taxation –lower for wealthy in order get the economy booming again.

2. Job creation, lower taxes on the wealthy.

3. Equal rights – we are for them but must ensure that ALL receive equal rights.

4. Racism– please get rid of that old idea,it no longer applies.

5. Police behavior –we support it.

6. Obamacare –we care not.

7. God–He is on our side.

8. Women rights– we believe in women, in fact, we even marry them.

9. Gay rights–religious folk also should have the right to be gay.

10. Benghazi– Just another name for Hillary Clinton

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Tragically Botched Birth”

Guess which one in Russia?

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Masturbating Men”

Just note name of any Republican candidate,only they do it with mouths!

France, Connexion: “Nuns Take To Road”

At least they are not flying nuns.

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Hate That Hate Producer”

Some produce hate, and some produce love, if a Republican, we know which you like

Canada, Toronto Star: “I’m Deeply Ashamed”

For being a member of the human race?

Dylan Roof Is Us

Imagine being a young boy raised in some Southern state who can walk by a Confederate flag and hear people praise the good old days when “darkies knew their place?” Imagine watching Fox News rant and rave about “criminal blacks” who refuse to behave like good white people? Imagine being raised in a nation which refuses to enforce basic controls over use of guns? Dylann Roof was raised in a land of hate and verbal violence by those in the Republican Party whose ongoing non-stop refrain is that a man from Africa heads our nation and “he hates America?” Dylann was raised with hate spewing from the mouths of Fox News pundits,and he was raised in a state that refuses to control the use of guns of terrorism.

I hate to put it so blunt but Dylann was simply an ordinary American who was taught that guns are OK and that blacks are not. He was TAUGHT TO HATE. So, what is the surprise when he turned out to be an A student in hate. He had excellent teachers including a few dozen men seeking to become president of this nation. He is just an ordinary God-fearing American young man.

Who Is Enemy In Middle East?

It is now a common idea that there are Muslim fanatics who have taken over the religion and transformed it into an excuse for terrorism and destruction. But, American leaders rarely discuss the founder of such ideas for the simple reason Muslim terrorism was born in the land of our great ally-Saudi Arabia. Madrassa schools which educate young Muslim boys to hate the West have been funded for decades by Saudi Arabia. If one seeks a Muslim nation to emulate what better one than Saudi Arabia which denies women basic human rights or beheads and lashes those who disagree with the leaders of the nation. Saudi Arabia is the model for Muslim terrorism. They have funded terror groups such as al-Qaeda and many of those in ISIS did receive funding from Saudi sources.

At present,Saudi Arabia funds:
1. Egyptian generals who deny democracy to their people.
2. Rulers in Gulf states who deny democracy.
3. Terror groups in Syria and Iraq receive funding from Saudi sources.
4. Saudi planes are bombing Yemen and causing thousands to turn to the Houthis.

So, the number one enemy of the US in the Middle East is -SAUDI ARABIA

Let’s Blame Obama-Who Else?

Michael Oren used to be the Israel ambassador to the United States of America. I assume that during his tenure in that position, there were many occasions when he spoke with the President of the USA. He wrote an article, naturally in the Wall Street Journal,in which the claim issued that any and all problems between this nation and Israel are the fault of the American black dude. He now charges that Obama is responsible for conflict with Bibi Netanyahu because he forsake two important principles of this relationship–“avoid public discord and do not pull surprises.” He also claims that after the first inaugural,Obama “put daylight between Israel and America.”

1. During the first Obama term he made certain that Israel received TWENTY BILLION DOLLARS OF MILITARY AID>

2. The US helped to fund the Dome which shoots down incoming missiles.

3. As I recall, Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Republicans and blasted the Obama foreign policy in Congress.

4. Secretary of State John Kerry has been in Israel at least twenty times seeking to assist in negotiating a resolution of problems between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Some distancing of relations with Israel!

With God On My Side

As one gazes around the world just about every leader, secular or religious, insists that God is on his side about any issue that is on the table for discussion. Muslim terrorists insists that God told them to murder women and children since God wants any and all bad people to die. I assume that means God needs a lot more bodies up in Heaven, or, perhaps he wants the Devil to get overwhelmed by the influx of untold millions of bodies to work the furnaces of Hell. All I know is that Tea Party members insist that God is on their side in protecting those with wealth from SOCIALISTS bent on taking from the rich to give to the poor.

Name the crime, name the brutality,name the desire for hate and violence, and those uttering these words insist that GOD IS ON MY SIDE. For some reason after creating the world and creating human life, God now wants these creations to no longer exist. I guess God just got tired of what he has made. On the other hand, if God is on my side He will stop the next war and He will stop the next brutality. Now,that would be a God worthy of our love.

Jeb Stands In Front Of Bush!

Theere is good news in America today. Jeb Bush has decided to offer his profound insights to the American People with promises that once another Bush is in place, security and prosperity will return to this land just as it did the last time we supported having a Bush in hand. Jeb noted that the “progressive agenda” has demonstrated failure. Yes, he is right. There are now 12 million Americans who have lost the opportunity to utilize the Emergency Room and are condemned to go to a doctor’s office! Jeb noted that as Governor of Florida he cut taxes. As I recall, his brother cut taxes and we went from a debt of about $3 trillion to one that was nearly ten trillion when he left office.

Oh well, Jeb continues insisting that our beloved Wall Street folks have only one thought in mind–how to trickle down jobs and wealth to those below. OK, so thanks to the other Bush we now have half those who graduate from college unemployed,underemployed or living with dad and mom. See, Jeb believes in family values. A family that lives together and prays together is jut one group of happy folk. They devote Sunday to offering prayers for the health and welfare of those who work on Wall Street.

Playing The Stage In Blackface?

When I was a child in the 1930s, there was still the vaudeville and white men would frequently color their face black in order to play t he role of a happy-go-lucky black man since it was proverbial that black folk loved to dance and be happy, even when they were in slavery. It was definitely OK to put on the black face if one wanted to portray the good lives of black folk. We now have the case of Rachel Dolezal who works for the NAACP who has been claiming for years that she was a black person. Unfortunately, mom and dad say she is a natural born, 100% white gal. So, examine her right to be black:

1. She definitely is a “person of color.” I do believe that white is a color.

2. She has the right on her census report to declare herself whoever she is.

3. She does present a happy face, that fits vaudeville presentation of blacks.

4. She enjoys being black. After all, all have a “black mood” at one point or another.

Frankly, who gives a damn as to how people portray themselves! Oh, when Rachel is walking the street please carry a sign that indicates she is a black woman in case she wants to get herself shot by some angry cop!

Dark Secrets Remain Hidden

These days stories emerge every so often about the good old days under the regime of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld when Muslim men were taken as prisoners and wound up in some hell hole far away from the good old USA. These “dark prisons” were simply an opportunity for members of the CIA to torture men, and since this brutality did not occur on American soil, who would know anything about it? The Polish government is admitting there were “black sites” where men were tortured.

Part of the problem of this campaign is that X number of prisoners were turned into American authorities for the reward or to get even with an enemy. Since these men were not allowed the semblance of a trial, how could they deny their guilt. The other aspect of this programs that it set in motion policies that encouraged government, whether under a Republican or a Democratic president to abuse the Constitution. Crying “wolf” is not a policy, it is an excuse to violate American law.

Set Up Another Hub For War

Let me make perfectly clear that I do not oppose sending military advisors to assist the Iraq armed forces. I do understand why President Obama just sent 480 US military men to establish a new hub which can be the site of training of Iraq soldiers. The task of Americans is to advise and assist. That is clear. But, the unclear part is what is the task of Iraq officers in this equation? We do know that Iraq officers steal the money of their men, we do know that Iraq military SELL equipment to ISIS. We DO know the Iraq military has provided ISIS with a large percent of their equipment. When ISIS appears on the scene of action, the Iraq military drops their weapons, and flees to avoid firing them.

So, before sending another US military force, Iraq should allow the following:

1. US officers will preside on pay day to ensure that Iraq soldiers get paid.

2. The Iraq government will check bank accounts of all officers.

3. Or, how about getting rid of officers and allowing men from the ranks to become officers?