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.

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?

Jeb One Tough Texan

Jeb Bush was raised in the great state of Texas and the Alamo is fixed in his mind how a brave group of men fought for freedom and died in the effort. Of course, one of the factors that led Texans to rebel against the government of Mexico which originally had allowed them to enter the country was the decision by those heathen backward people to end slavery in the country. So, Texas rebelled in the name of freedom.

Well, Jeb is now in Europe where he is making clear to Europeans that if elected, he will clean up the mess because no God-fearing Texan would allow Vladimir Putin to bully him. He also blasted President Obama for not standing up to Putin. When asked about his own plans, Jeb was direct: “Look, I’m here to learn, to listen and to learn and get a better sense of all this.” I assume he will learn that President Obama and EU leaders have implemented sanctions. In other words, Jeb now agrees with Obama!

Let’s Buddy UP With Al-Qeada

Once upon a time, a long,long time ago in the 1980s, the Republican President Reagan and the Republican President George H.W.Bush decided that a man named Osama bin Laden was a real neat guy. He had come to Afghanistan in order to fight the terrible Russian communists. Naturally our CIA gave him millions and millions of dollars and weapons to beat the bad Commies. OK, so a few things have changed. But, how about?

1. Forming an alliance with al-Qaeda to fight ISIS? This group of terrorists used to fight for al-Qaeda until they decided to form their own organization.

2. The US hates ISIS. Al-Qaeda hates ISIS. This seems like a marriage made in heaven.

3. Then again, the Houthis in Yemen hate Al-Qaeda.

The real foreign policy issue confronting America is how to ally both with al-Qaeda and the Houthis. Now, if Barack Obama can work out this small problem, he can solve all issues in the Middle East without sending US troops or using Drones.

Then again, Barack Obama could make friends with his Muslim brothers in ISIS and take over America.

Threats To Law And Order

I realize there are people in this nation who believe we confront real threats to our very existence from evil forces in the Middle East, in Russia, in China, but who among them has really confronted the greatest threat to our society? I am talking about poor parties. Damn it, why aren’t more Americans upset at the violence that can erupt when teens gather together at some pool party. I assume by now most readers have heard about the near riot that occurred in a Texas town when some BLACK kids went to the pool. Examine the issues that arise when BLACK kids swim:

1. They contaminate the water with their skin.

2. There is a possibility that some sweet white girl will have her body touched by one of those BLACK BOYS!

3. Add it up– a bunch of BLACK teens and how many guns are on them. They are very clever and have invented ways to hide guns when dressed in swim suits.

4. So, what else could officer Eric Casebolt do but pull a gun on these armed black kids coming from the pool. And, they were not waving water guns, you know how BLACK teens are?

Send In The Troops–Again!

As I recall it was a few years ago that we sent in the troops to Iraq and, as George Bush promised, a democracy was born in that land of sorrow. As I recall, Don Rumsfeld promised that Iraq folk would welcome us with open arms since we had gotten rid of the bad guy. I forget his name,something about Saddam. Well, guess what? We are sending in hundreds, thank God not thousands, of fresh American troops to help train the Iraq army. According to the Pentagon, “”We’ve determined it is better to train more Iraq security forces. We are now working through a new strategy on how to do it”

Let me get this straight. We have been sort of in Iraq for over a decade, and are working on a new strategy of training Iraq soldiers. Let me save the Pentagon some money. You cannot train men who do not want to fight! They need Iraq leadership, they need to believe they are fighting for their land rather than being robbed by their own officers.

How about hiring some guys from ISIS? They sort of know how to inspire men!

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

I suspect that Fox News had to do some twisting to prove that black kids at a pool party were a threat to cops.

In Texas, the first response to anything is to wave a gun.

I was raised in the slums of New York where only a few crazy guys carried a gun.

No one ever caught Al Capone with a weapon on him!

We are the only free nation in the world which is free about who can carry guns.

Do you ever wonder how we came to become this nation of weapons?

I did fire many weapons while in the army, but since that time have never gotten near one again.

Westboro Baptist Church

Every so often members of the Westboro Baptist Church sort of wander into the news because they want to show the world that it is going to hell due to the presence of gays and lesbians. They devote their time demonstrating in front of churches and so enjoy interfering with funerals. A common sight are members of the church holding up signs and chanting at the funeral of a dead soldier who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan. They decided that the funeral of Beau Biden was the time to show once again their love of God by making a stand for something.

Richard Pierce, a veteran, could not stand their presence and decided to throw hot coffee at the idiots. “I acted very foolish and childish, and if I had to do it over again, I would do it again in a minute.” So, would a million other people. Where did these “Christians” come from and what is their goal is the real question?

The Bush Legacy Lives On And On

I realize that according to Fox News the war in Iraq was just about won until that black dude from Africa assumed the presidency and turn victory into defeat. Sgt. Robert Bales is one of those who fought in our wars and the legacy of what he did lives on as he spends his days in jail. Sgt. Bales murdered 16 Afghans one day while in combat in 2012. He has now used his time in prison to reflect on what happened to him.

“I planted war and hate for the better part of ten years and harvested violence. After being in prison for two years, I understand what I thought was normal was the furthest thing for being normal. Over my past two years of incarceration, I have come to understand there isn’t a why, there is only pain. I became callous to them even being human, they were the enemy. Now I know it made me paranoid and ineffective.”

No comment except it would be beneficial for America if Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld could do some reflection.

Whipping Days In Saudi Arabia

In case you did not know, Saudi Arabia is an ally of the free world in its contest with forces of evil such as ISIS. As we all know,this muslim terror group enjoys beheading and lashing people who dare to disagree with their version of the Muslim religion. So, it is wonderful hat America has an ally such as Saudi Arabia which displays a democratic idea about handling those who disagree with the government. Unfortunately, the Saudi version of democracy sort of reminds people of another group of Muslims currently in Iraq and Syria.

Raif Bawadaw is a Saudi activist who fights for a modern version of the Muslim religion which allows those who disagree to speak freely. He was sentenced to ONE THOUSAND LASHES and 10 years in jail for practicing democracy and free speech. To be fair to the Saudi government, the lashing is divided into 20 sessions with only 50 lashes per session.

Of course, Saudi Arabia leads the world in beheading those who are guilty of crimes. Now, what was that about ISIS?