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.

Rand Paul Not So Bored

Ordinarily in these debates Rand Paul is over at the end and appears to be gazing at the ceiling in despair as to how in hell he got stuck on this stage with these weird guys.

“Ted, Marco, I was there when both of you on the Senate floor were supporting a bill to allow illegal immigrants to become citizens. Of course, these days such ideas do not play well in this nation, particularly in Iowa. And Ted, you voted to reduce military expenditures and now you are going to dramatically increase the size of the US military. I wonder why. You also wanted to allow the government to check our phones. Not exactly an example of the 4th Amendment. Then again, Marco I have lost track as to the number of times you change your mind when  there is realization voting for bill X might lead to loss of votes.

Anyway, it has been a nice quiet evening without the guy at center stage bullying one and all.”


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Donald Trump is a modern Machiavelli.

By the way, is Jeb Bush still in the race for president?

Chris Christie makes a ponderous impression when he speaks.

I so miss Carly Fiorina spouting her tough talk.

Just think, a nation founded by immigrants does not like immigrants!

Vladimir Putin has been very quiet this past month. I wonder why?

The more Republicans shout and scream, the more Barack Obama comes across as an excellent president.


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Ben Carson comes across as a little boy who has wandered onto the playing fields  where the older guys are playing.

Strange but it took Donald Trump to wipe out Ted Cruz.

Marco Rubio just does not cut it as a potential president. He comes across as the kid brother.

Ask yourself this question: which of these candidates would John Kennedy select as his running mate?

Jeb looks so forlorn and lost, he brings out the father in me.

Bernie out to dye his hair.

Not a single candidate these days can utter a word without waving hands in the  air.

Hillary Hits Home Run

There is no question that Hillary Clinton was on her game last night at the Democratic debate. In contrast to Bernie, she was calm. She was forceful, she cited  specific events to support her ideas. Hillary has learned that Americans do not want a candidate to wander off into generalities. Bernie promises and promises but does not present specific details on how what he promises will be paid for except to cite new taxes.

Reality: there are two important issues confronting Americans. One is income inequality and lack of good paying jobs. The other is fear of “terrorists.” At no point during the evening did Bernie cite how he would confront the latter except to cite his vote agains the Iraq invasion. Hillary discussed her efforts to create a coalition to deal with Iran. Bernie never explained how he would bring together nations in the Middle East to fight terrorism.

At the conclusion of the debate when asked who was the president who most influenced her, Hillary cited Abraham Lincoln. She noted he used the federal government to build the transcontinental railroad. He established free land grant colleges. He welcomed immigrants. A brilliant piece of political thinking to link the issues of 2016 with the issues of the Civil War.

The Other Guy In Democratic Debate

The Democratic Party had another debate which involved Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and the  other guy who comes from Maryland. Mr. O’Malley is a rather handsome man, he has a nice speaking voice, and he  comes across as sincere. Mr. O’Malley was once a mayor of Baltimore,and a governor of Maryland. According to him he did the following:

1. Reduced crime.

2. Reduced people going to jail.

3. Got kids health insurance and other nice things.

4. Mr. O’Malley wants to rebuild America, give people good jobs and high pay, end war, end terrorism, give women equal pay, end discrimination, end anti-immigration and anti-Muslim stuff, and make this nation safe, secure and happy.

For some unknown reason, Mr. O’Malley is just not getting folks in Iowa to support his candidacy. On the positive side:

1. He looks very presidential.

2. He is sort of tall.

3.  He is very nice looking.

4. He does dress very well.

And, his name is Mr. O’Malley.

Donald Trump Discusses Everything

Donald Trump gave Wolf Blitzer an interview and discussed just about everything on his mind:

!. Megyn Kelly: “She hates me. She is not fair. Maybe I will show up Thursday for the Fox debate, maybe not. Of course, she can’t stop me.  I have no idea why she hates me. Everyone loves me but this woman!”

2. Sarah Palin. “Now, this is one smart woman. A real good woman, a woman who loves America–unlike a woman we all know who does not–and she is loved by the American people. Sure, I would put her in my Cabinet. She is one tough cookie, a real woman, a woman of the people. We need such women,not like that broad from Fox News.”

3. ISIS. “Do I have a great plan to handle ISIS. I sure do have a great plan and when I put it into action that will be the end of ISIS. What is the  plan? I am not like that stupid Obama who always told the enemy our plans. Keep them off balance, keep them guessing, that is part of my Great Plan. I will guarantee you, Wolf, I will guarantee the American people that MY great plan will end ISIS So, you Muslims, beware the Donald man is going to wipe you out!”

4. Obama. “He is stupid. The entire Obama government is stupid.We need some smart guys in government, and yours truly is the guy. I am a great business man, I am a great thinker, and I am NOT stupid!”

Blame It On The Black Dude Once Again

Some day an historian will gather together all the things that Barack Obama is blamed for by Republicans. Sarah Palin has a son who was in the military and now is charged with domestic violence against a girl friend. Naturally, who else but the president is at fault for her son’s actions? According to Donald Trump all problems in this nation start at the top. Obama “is the president, so I think so.”

We produce a list of problems caused by Obama:


1. The New York Knicks have not made the playoffs during his administration. Is that a coincidence?

2. The New York Mets did not win the world series, so who is to blame?

3. The water in Flint, Michigan is terrible, so why not start at the top  for the cause?

4. Wall Street folks make huge salaries, blame that on Obama?

5. NO black candidates for any Oscar’s this year — the Obama ploy.

6. I did NOT win the Power Ball, why not? Obama is the cause!


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Not a single person seeking the presidency has explained their foreign policy-in detail!

A Trump/Palin ticket will sweep the idiot population of America.

For some reason, Sarah did not discuss her hunting prowess in Iowa. I wonder why?

At moments when Donald is listening to people like Sarah Palin he comes across as a little boy awaiting winning the great prize.

Barack Obama will not leave a legacy  of being a great educator for America.

There are moments when I feel great sorrow for Ben Carson, he looks so lost.

Is Carly Fiorina still alive?


Bad Days For ISIS

Republican candidates for President have created this great monster, this all powerful force known as ISIS which threatens the very foundation of America’s existence as a nation. How 30,000 en lacing armored vehicles, planes, ships, and heavy artillery can destroy the United States of America is among the great mysteries of modern times. Yes, ISIS agents can kill a few dozen people in shoot-outs that result in the death of ISIS fighters. This type of attack creates danger for people in a particular area, but will NOT result in the end of America.

An ISIS statement to its forces: “Because of  the exceptional  circumstances   that the Islamic State is  passing through, a decision was taken to cut the salaries of the mujahedeen in half. No one will be exempt from this decision.”

In other words, bombing attacks and ground operations are slowly impacting the fighting ability of ISIS. So much for the end of America!

The inhabitants of Israel have increasingly assumed a defensive position when anyone dares to question policies toward Palestinians. If one makes ANY comment concerning treatment of Palestinians or failures on the part of Israel to work toward peace in their relations with Palestinians, the only comment that comes from the Israel  government is: ANTI-SEMITISM.

US Ambassador Daniel Shapiro was attending a conference called by the Institute for National Security in Tel Avid when he said some very, very bad things.  He questioned whether of not Israel wanted to work toward creation of  two states, one being Israel and the other being Palestine.  He complained: “too much  vigilantism goes unchecked,  and at times there seems to be  two standards, one for Israelis and one for  Palestinians.” He questioned whether or not the current Israel government was committed to seeking peace for all?