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.

Common Sense On Trade

There is something ironic in Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump agreeing on economic issues such as trade with other nations. Neither has indicated they grasp the nature of the modern world economy. These days cars’ manufactured in America’ contain parts made in Mexico or Canada. In other words, placing a high tariff on goods from Mexico automatically raises the  price of American made cars! The United States EXPORTS over TWO TRILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF GOODS. Oh, and wages in export jobs pay 18% higher wages than do those in import jobs. Trump has promised to cancel the Trans Pacific Partnership–TPP.

Conservative John McCain warned his colleagues as to the consequences of abandoning the TPP. ” I think we are going to pay a terrible price for abandoning the TPP. You are going to see Chinese assertion of economic influence in the region, and possible dominance.Countries are going to join with China in trade agreements. We are going to be outside, out in the cold.Historians will judge us harshly.” It will be an economic disaster!

John McCain, The American

Once upon  a time in America it was the norm for members of Congress to have served in their country’s armed forces. Every president from Harry Truman to George H.W. Bush had been a member of their nation’s armed forces. Many like John McCain had been in combat. McCain’s grandfather was an Admiral in WWI, his father was an Admiral in WWII and Vietnam. Senator McCain was shot down in combat in the Vietnam war and endured  years of torture. He was also raised, as were all who served,to respect the Code of Military Justice which includes American agreement to abide by the Geneva Conventions. I assume draft dodger Donald Trump has NO idea as to what is legal or illegal for those who serve the country.

Senator McCain made clear that “I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do.We will not waterboard. We will not do it.”And, he added: “What does it say about America?” If waterboarding is done under the presidency of Donald Trump it says the American military has violated its OWN LAWS OF ENGAGEMENT!

Trump Family Matters

Without question this new president is creating a completely new approach to selecting people who will surround himself. He announced that his children will handle the Blind Trust to be established. A Blind Trust is when a political leader places his money in a special trust that is headed by someone who has no connection with this person in order to prevent undo influence related to government  financial decisions. In other words, the head of the Trust can not have any daily interaction with the president. So, his children will handle the Trust which violates the concept of separation of money from the president. Oh well, he is Donald Trump, and HE decides things!

He also wants his children to have Top Secret clearance so they can have access to any and all secret government documents! HUH? So, what do his daughters, his sons, his son-in-law have to do with official government business? These are indeed strange times for America.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

My heart is broken thinking about Hispanic children who will be forced to live in Mexico.

I now harbor HATE for any Bernie Sanders supporter who did not vote for Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump is the nearest president we have ever had who is akin to Fascism.

How can anyone not feel sorrow for AMERICA?

Isn’t it wonderful that Sanders supporters have ‘high principles!

Thinking Americans have two years to prepare for ending the Trump rule. This time, VOTE IN OFF YEAR ELECTIONS!

I can not do anything but feel anger toward those who elected Donald Trump.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Decent people worry about the fate of Hispanic children.

I wonder what Sanders supporters who believed there were TWO evil people seeking the presidency now think.

Donald Trump simply will NEVER grasp the meaning of American democracy.

Trumps means more money for the wealthy, and less for all others.

Trump is giddy with the thought of  power,  and his power over people.

Obama will have crushed ISIS in Iraq and Trump will take credit.

In the end American democracy will survive, but there will be a price that has been paid–by the defenseless.

Israel, The Democracy

Defenders of the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel argue that Israel is the ONLY democracy in the Middle East so it must be supported irregardless of how it behaves to Palestinians. For some reason, these defenders never mention that Israel discriminates against people of differing religions who seek to marry. A Jew seeking to marry  a Muslim or a Christian can  not have a legal marriage in Israel. A Muslim can legally marry a Muslim, a Christian can legally marry a Christian, but no Jew can legally marry a Christian or Muslim. Such couples usually go to Cyprus or Europe to get married.

Jewish married couples are still governed by Jewish law. A Jewish female must get permission from her husband to get a divorce. Rabbinical authorities seized the passport of an American businessman because his son would not grant his  wife a divorce. This situation places any woman seeking a divorce to possibly give in to her husband if he wants custody of the children. Some, democracy when it comes to women rights.

I Just Wonder

I have encountered during the past days members of the Republican party who say nice things about “Crooked Hillary”because she has uttered words of conciliation to the newly elected president. Heck, Donald Trump who has been shouting to LOCK HER UP even praised the service to her country. So, what has changed? Donald Trump won and from now on there are NO RIGGED ELECTIONS!

One can only wonder how Donald Trump would have reacted if Hillary Clinton received fewer votes while  winning the election. I have a hunch it would have gone something like this:

Fellow Americans, the Establishment has stolen this election from we the people. Fellow Americans, it is time to grab your guns and march on Washington D.C. to restore power to the American people. The Establishment, the  Muslims, the gangsters have taken away our beloved country. TAKE BACK AMERICA. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!

World Cries Over Donald

World leader are even in a greater state of shock than are Americans over the impossible becoming the reality  of “President Donald Trump. Following are some comments from periodicals.

Guardian, UK:  “The unthinkable is only unthinkable if it happens. The Trump  triumph has echoes of the increasing alarming right ward shift in politics of other post industrial democracies to which  progressives have produced inadequate responses. It will be cheered in Moscow and Damascus which will feel embolded. But this is primarily an American tragedy.”

Der Spiegel, Germany: “Crude populism has triumphed over reason. Trump’s success is a shock for all those who had counted on the political wisdom of America. For Trump’s islamophobic, nationalistic, hateful statements only one thing can be said for it,  it won’t be good.”

Gerard Araud, French Ambassador to the US: “This is the end of an epoch. After this vote, anything is possible.”

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

You can fool the American people by offering hate and anger.

So, the Con Man did a great Con Job.

It is now clear that Bernie Sanders was The Man.

Hillary, ye tarried too long.

Americans voted from their hearts, not their minds.

I fear for Hispanic children and the terror many now confront.

Many Americans believe in tooth fairies bearing gifts.

Trump lacks any ideas on how to address economic problems

Barack Obama failed to educate Americans about world affairs.

Americans are helpless and hopeless at this moment in time.

 

 

Donald At Night

There are now new reports that Donald Trump is experiencing difficulty in sleeping at night. Jed Kushner, his son-in-law has become a frequent night time caller who spends many evenings  soothing the gentle red headed boy who is experiencing some nightmares.

‘Now, Donnie, the big bad Hillary witch is not going to get in your bed, and make  you do something that is naughty. Calm down, calm down, the people just love you, they spend their every day dreaming of the  Great Wall that you will build, bigger than any wall in China or Egypt, or anywhere. See, I just looked under the bed and there is not a single Hispanic rapist or murderer out to get you while asleep. They are still back in Mexico with all the terrorists and bad people who hate my darling, darling sweet red headed boy.

Now, Donnie, if you want someone to be in bed with you, should I call Ivanka, she still is one real hot piece of ass. You have to get to sleep, you need some rest for your arms, they are real tired being waved around ten or fifteen hours a day. The wicked witch of Washington is not going to put you in her big pot and boil you. She has gone away, she is back with Bill, and you have no interest in that boobless piece of garbage. Have a real nice dream, there she is on her knees just begging you to do it to her. Honest, Donnie, that’s why she hates you, one fuck and she will do whatever you want.

So, sleep tight my little boy and dream of white houses and cheering adoring crowds, the American people just love you.’