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.

Fists In Air For Freedom?

Colin Kaepernick began the latest drive to end oppression in America by refusing to rise for the national anthem. He has now been joined by a few others such as Martellus Bennett who raised his fist. I gather someone else just went to his knees during the national anthem. Naturally, these brave examples of fighting for human justice have aroused anger, if not fury,among millions of Americans who believe fervently that the most important action one can take in support of American democracy its rise for the national anthem.

This is another example of a ‘storm in a tea cup” or, as Shakespeare would put it, “much ado about nothing.” The United States of America will not change because Colin did not rise, police brutality  will not end because Martellus raised a fist. I wonder what might have happened if Martellus visited each police precinct in Kansas City  and talked about police actions that impacted young men and women. I wonder if Colin spent a few days interacting with police in San Francisco if he might have reached into the hearts of some cops and got them to reflect and change. Just wondering.


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


These days I even feel sad for Paul Ryan who constantly has to refute his party’s candidate.

I wonder if Hillary and Bill feel a twinge of regret for selling the name of the president for money.

Jimmy Carter has raised money for  one thing–to help poor  people.

I suspect Vladimir Putin must be happy these days,  not only running Russia, he even may run America.

Old expression, “idiot’s delight” always makes me think about our  current idiot’s delight.

Day one Donald says he knows more than “our generals.” Day two, he says he wants their plan to end ISIS. And, day three…..

Face it -the current group seeking the presidency, are not the best of our society.

Or, are they???

Donald Tump Plans

During the primary debates Donald Trump on more than one occasion said: “I know more than the generals about ISIS.” Last night he was asked about a recent statement in which he said: “I will ask our generals to submit a plan  within 30 days  on how to wipe out ISIS.” When asked which was it–did he have a plan to wipe out ISIS or did he need a plan from the generals”

His response: “I have a plan, its a great plan, and this plan will end ISIS, I will look at the plan of the generals, but I have a  plan, and it is simply a Great Plan, and it will wipe out ISIS.” Naturally, he cannot inform America about his great plan, because if he did so, then ISIS would know about his great plan, and they will…………….

Sometimes, things get confusing when Donald discusses his great plans.

I have received unconfirmed reports that Chris Christie is being asked to submit a  plan to wipe out ISIS. After all, he shut down the George Washington bridge, why can’t he shut down ISIS?


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


John Kerry’s name rarely is heard these days.

Challenge: ask Donald Trump what is a Sunni or a Shiite Muslim.

This election is one characterized by discussion of nonsense.

Notice that Trump no longer speaks about his economic “plan.”

The not standing  Kaepernick is more of an issue in the election than any economic plans.

No question: emotions dominate voting decision.

Hillary Clinton has botched up her entire election by shifting the issues from economics, foreign policy, immigration to-emails.

US In Middle East

There is considerable confusion among Republicans concerning the future of America in the Middle East. There, frankly, is confusion among Democrats as to the future of America in the Middle East. Even worse,there is confusion among Arab peoples as to the future of the Middle East. Reality:

1. There is no dominant Arab nation in the Middle East.

2. The division between Sunnis and Shiites has grown worse in the Middle East.

3. Outside powers–Russia, the US, Iran— now play important roles in the Middle East. Iran is the most powerful Shiite nation, but stands apart from an area in which most nations are Sunni.

4. The only nations in the Middle East which contain an actual army are Turkey, Egypt,and Iran. In reality, the Egyptian army is broken. The Turkish army is recovering from a military coup.

So, what position for the United States? At this point in time, the only thing we can do is provide limited support for those fighting.We can NOT get involved, the situation is completely in chaos. This may not be what the US Should do, but it is the only thing we CAN do at this moment in time. It is up to Middle Eastern nations to sort out their lives. Perhaps, at some future date we could provide support for the group that finally emerges. We need a group that seeks stability in the Middle East. Who can deliver that is still very unclear.

Republican Nonsense

I devote hours to exploring my Facebook page and responding to people I know, or have never known. It increasingly becomes obvious that most Trump supporters have absolutely NO idea as to what is happening, let alone what happened, in the Middle East during the past decade. So,here are some tips to handle ignorant Republicans:

1. They insist that President Obama had troops leave “too soon” TRUTH: the departure date was set by President Bush.

2. They insist President Obama refused to leave troops. TRUTH: Obama offered the Iraq government 10,000 American troops who would remain and aid the Iraq army. Iraq Prime Minister insisted that any American who committed a crime against an Iraq civilian had to be tried in a sharia court. Naturally, Obama refused.

3. President Obama hates Israel.  TRUTH: Under the Obama administration the state of Israel has received nearly $18 billion in military aid. NO  prior president has allocated the money sent by Obama.

4. Obama refuses to “carpet bomb” Syria: TRUTH: There is NO evidence in any war fought against against guerrilla forces that bombing does any good. How does one “carpet bomb” enemies hiding underground or in caves?

5. American prestige is at the lowest level in the world. TRUTH: During the Iraq war, George Bush was the most hated leader in the world. Actually, today, Americans visiting foreign nations report fear and confusion that any sane nation could have some crazy person like Trump running for leadership.

Me And Ben Carson

I recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with America’s leading surgeon, and among the leading thinkers in the Republican party–Dr. Ben Carson. We met in Detroit

M: Dr. Carson, what do you think of  Donald Trump’s presentation to the black  church he attended?

BC: It was wonderful, he actually read the exact words that Jesus Christ spoke hundreds of years ago, the exact word. I trust that puts to rest the lies being spread about his Christian faith.

M: Well, he has been married three times, he did commit adultery, surely, that is not part of the teaching of Jesus.

BC:  There you go again, you Godless Democrats. Mr. Trump happens to love ALL women, he is ready to rise to the occasion at any moment, and dispense his love into the hearts of women. Surely, that is what Jesus wanted.

M:  I have a hunch,not only into the hearts but also into a few other parts of a woman’s body.

BC:  Mr. Trump loves black people. Did you know that his valet is BLACK! Did you know the man who drives his car is BLACK! Oops, where are my bags, where are my bags……

The last we saw of Dr. Carson he was headed back to the train station to get his bags.

Colin Kaepernick Forever

Every so often many liberals become enthused, enchanted, adoring of some person who really “takes a stand.” The latest icon of these people is Colin Kaepernick who plays football for the San Francisco forty-niners. Colin wanted to take a stand for human rights.

1. Did he help to register people to vote?

2. Did he provide funding for voter registration?

3. Is he organizing protests against police brutality?

4. Is he actively supporting candidates who will urge passage of legislation to protect the undefended?

5. Is he going to cease playing football this season and concentrate on the defeat of Donald Trump?

6. Is he going into gang neighborhoods and seeking to work with gang leaders to defuse violence against black and Hispanic people?

The answer to these questions is: NO. Colin will not stand for the national anthem. Now, THAT is a great blow for civill rights for those denied such rights. What next,Colin, an argument with a biased official on the field?


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


These days Republicans offer NO  ideas for dealing with issues in society, only Benghazi.

Later historians will term this the email election.

I expect Colin Kaepernick to lie down for the national anthem in order to make a statement.

Finally, football and now we will have winners and losers based upon ability.

Israel Jews insist that God only cares about their needs, definitely, a Jewish God.

I think Mexican President Nieto wishes he had not offered invitations to see him.

Trump campaign head thinks women are “dykes from Seven Sisters Schools.”

These days Jeb Bush looks like a great candidate.

NO doubt in modern America, a sucker is born every minute.

Hillary Clinton so wishes she never heard of the word, server.

I so fear for the lives of children whose parents are illegal immigrants.

So,what is ‘do the Right Thing” for Hillary Clinton?

Madness Of 2016

How can one describe the current race for the  presidency? On one hand is a politician who has been engaged in politics since God knows when,on the other hand is a man who has zero knowledge about the world, and crazy ideas as to how this nation can address the economic and social problems that must be solved. Just about each day one wonders what next as far as Hillary is concerned.   Is it an email, is it a meeting she had with  some wealthy person in which the guy gave money to the Clinton Foundation, or is it something that happened to one of her aides? It goes on and on and on.

Donald Trump continues to shout about his Plans to build walls or to send back eleven  million people while his followers shout and scream him on. Imagine having eleven million customers leave the nation, how many jobs will be lost? This is an election in which neither candidate is trusted by the mass of voters. Yes, Hillary does have some excellent ideas, but how in hell did she get so twisted in decisions about her damn computer?

In the end, the last person standing will become the president of this nation. OH, standing. Now, even that has become the new controversy. Mr. Kaepernick does not want to stand, and so, in this nutty  year, that has become an issue. How about switching places, Kaine vs Pence? Now, that might be a solution!