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 Art Of Political Selling

There is one pattern that has existed throughout the Obama administration, and that is his inept political ability to sell a good idea. Obama always behaves like a college professor who lectures and then assumes his “students” understand what was presented. Compared to Theodore or Franklin Roosevelt or John Kennedy or Abe Lincoln, Obama has completely failed to SELL his ideas. Sorry Barack, but a great president is a great salesperson.

1. Lincoln was a master of presenting complex ideas along with a joke or a demand that Americans display their greatness as people.

2. John Kennedy on day one of his presidency told the American people “what can you do for America?”

3. In 1940, England faced Nazi Germany alone and had run out of guns and ammunition. Most Americans did not want to go to war. So, in one of his fireside chats with Americans, Franklin Roosevelt used this metaphor: “if your neighbor’s house catches fire, and he comes to you asking to borrow a fire hose, surely, you would give him one. We are going to lend England destroyers and rifles and other equipment.” And, so England got military supplies that enabled it to continue fighting Germany. I have never heard a single metaphor from Obama that enables people to grasp an issue.

4. One night after America was at war, Franklin Roosevelt asked the American people to listen to him as he reviewed where American soldiers were fighting. By late evening, one out of two Americans had listened and followed his analysis of where fighting was going on. How many Americans today even know where Syria or Iraq are? Obama has never discussed these areas of fighting with Americans following with a map.

5. To this day I am shocked that we Americans never received an explanation about Obamacare from the government.

If Obama wants to sell this accord with Iran, he must become a president who talks WITH AMERICANS!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Scott Walker boasts of “taking on the unions.” People are in unions. Figure out your meaning.

$7.25 cents an hour for Walker’s enemy.

Donald Trump’s great sorrow is not being made a general to lead men into battle.

Some honor life, some death.

I often wonder at the last thoughts of those blowing self up.

I was raised in a world in which the goal was making it easy for people to vote.

Republicans now have enough candidates to form two football teams, let the game proceed.

Whatever happened to Sarah Palin?

Handling Gang Wars

Finally, someone who runs a police department got fired. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake has discharged her top cop, Anthony Batts,not merely for the fiasco surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in a police van, but for handling demonstrations and the rise in crime. Here in Chicago, death is a constant visitor within poor areas as gangs fight one another with guns and destruction. So,how about a few new ideas:

1. Bring together gang leaders and offer to pay them for reducing crime within there area of operation.

2. Instead of sending people to jail for non-violent crimes, pay them one-fourth the cost of being in jail for not being a criminal.

3. Create a UN organization of criminal gangs to work together for peace.

4. Work with corporations to organize new economic developments in crime areas.

These steps can not be any worse than what occurs these days.

Israel Is Surrounded!

The most common refrain from Jews these days is that Israel is SURROUNDED and thus is must be on guard against the bad guys. Whether it is Bill Maher or Fox News the refrain is always the same. Please excuse any actions that Israel might take because on every side of the nation is a bad,bad country ready and able to attack. Well, examine the situation:

1. Egypt is currently confronting a civil war from Islamic terrorists and her main desire is to work WITH Israel against these terrorists. Oh,a and the last time Egyptian soldiers fought any army was forty five years ago.

2. At this moment, Jordan is hosting about one million refugees from Syria. Jordan is incapable, even if she desired to fight ANY NATION!

3. Saudi Arabia has already reached out to Israel seeking a way to attain peace. OH, latest figures indicate less than 20% of Saudi even view Israel as a major enemy.

4. No need to mention Syria or Iraq.

5. Hezbollah is in Lebanon but there is no indication it desires or can handle a war with Israel
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OH, Israel has EIGHTY ATOMIC BOMBS. So, who exactly is surrounding who?

Why I Will Vote For Donald?

I understand the Jon Stewart and others poke fun and ridicule at Donald Trump,but this blogger wants the Donald Man to become our next president. Why?

1. He definitely will “tell it as it is.” No more secrets in Washington D.C.

2. He will be the first red headed president.

3. At least everyone in both parties agrees that he does not make sense. Thus, the beginning of political cooperation.

4. He definitely will get Hispanics to realize they MUST vote.

5. He definitely will get women to VOTE.

6. We finally will have a president who is dumber than those in Congress.

7. After Trump, Americans will finally understand the need to become interested in politics.

8. His presidency will create a job boom for comedians.

9. I doubt if any ISIS leader would enjoy being anywhere near Americans with this nut case who makes them come across as normal.

So, vote for Donald!

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!