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.

Jeb On Iraq

Jeb Bush wants one and all to know that he is proud of his brother, his father, Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and all the others who gave us the Iraq war. OK, he does admit there were a few mistakes which should give assurance to those who lost sons, daughters, brothers, and parents in this war without end. “I would have authorized an invasion and so would Hillary Clinton. And so would just about everybody that was confronted by the intelligence they got.” There definitely, according to Jeb, were those few mistakes. “By the way, guess who thinks those mistakes gook place as well? George W.Bush.” I am so glad that George finally admitted those mistakes.

Of course, just about every political expert on the Middle East did NOT agree with those “intelligent agencies.” Anyone who had studied anything about the Middle East understood that Iran was confronted by two enemies, Afghanistan and Iraq. And, guess who got rid of the enemies of Iran? George W. Bush. Let us assume for a moment that Bush was right and Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. That would mean he had missiles. Not even the Bush crowd claimed those missiles could travel more than 500 miles. So, how could they threaten the US– if they actually existed?

George Bush authorized an invasion without any plan of what would happen after victory. George, please check the multitude of plans during WW II that detailed how an occupation would be carried out.

Jeb just proved that he is a true Bush!

Republican Tough Guys!

These days listening to Republicans boast about their desire for war against evil Iran, one wonders why it is that so many of these tough guys have never served in the US Army? Marco Rubio, who would not know the front end of a bazooka, quoted the words of “General: Liam Neeson, who is a movie actor and has never fired a single shot against anyone other than a blank bullet aimed at another actor. Marco the Brave wants t he world to know that when it comes to Iran, “we will find you,and we will kill you!” Wow, those are strong words of bravery. According to Scott Walker, “we need a commander-in-chief who will call it what it is, and that is radical extremism. We need a president who will affirm that Israel is an ally and start acting like it.”

OK, so here is the Obama record:

1. President Obama provided Israel with its Dome program that destroys at least 90% of missiles aimed at Israel.

2. Under the Obama administration the state of Israel with its seven million people receives more military aid than any other nation in the world!

3. President Obama authorized the dispatch of an additional TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND MARINES TO AFGHANISTAN

Marco, Liam Neeson is an actor. He has absolutely not experience fighting real people. If you really want to get ISIS, just join the US army or go to Iraq and join their army and actually FIGHT BAD GUYS!

Training Good Syrians

The United States government has finally gotten around to instituting a program to train ‘good” Muslims in order to end the war in Syria and allow the good guys to win. About $500 million has been allocated to train and equip about 5000 men who supposedly are to enter Syria and wipe out ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Syrian government. And, not an American has to be involved in any aspect of this war. Oops, I should not use the word, “war” since all we are doing is “training” people to kill the bad guys. Senator John McCain has called for instituting a “no-fly” over Syrian skies in order to prevent any group from dropping bombs. As he put it: “I don’t think it’s possible to recruit young men to be trained in Jordan or Saudi Arabia or some place and go back in and tell them you’re not getting protected from being barrel bombed. It’s immoral.”

Senator McCain does have a point. The US could impose a no fly policy without great risk to our pilots. But, the real issue is that Muslims must take over training and arming their own fighters without any Americans being involved. They will not be effective fighters unless they believe in the fight. And, Americans can not teach them how to believe!

Conversations With Izanians

I have been in contact for decades with some representatives from the planet of Izan. It is located light years away from this minor planet. I asked my friends for their reaction to Republican candidates fro president.

Ted Cruz: You are not joking, are you? He really attended what you term to be a prestigious university? So, what do inferior universities produce?

Mike Huckabee: He appears sort of out-of-shape to combat any foreign soldiers, doesn’t he? On the planet of Izan we term such people, “those who speak the wind, and fart from the ass.”

Ms.Fiorina: Let me get this straight. She was fired from running a corporation and has never even been elected dog catcher and she wants to rule your land? On Izan, one must have previously been elected head dog catcher before seeking a position dealing with intelligent life forms.

Rand Paul: He appears to have a tendency to say one thing on Monday and another thing on Friday. On Izan, we term such life forms: “One who can not make up his mind.”

Jeb Bush: He looks sort of tired and is for something but it is unclear what he desires. OH, we do know he desires to be this president.

Marco Rubio: For some reason he has a deep affection for the people of Israel. He does not look very Jewish or is it the money of this evil looking creature, Sheldon Adelson that prompts his comments?

The question posed by my contacts on Izan is what ever happened to Sarah Palin. They found her delightfully weird. They know she does not know anything about planet Earth, but she is very good at looking out of her window and seeing Siberia. In terms of gazing, she is superior to anyone on Izan. They also miss Herman Cain and that man from Texas who does not even know who is in the Cabinet.

By the way, they really want to meet this guy named God who everyone loves.

Gaza Deaths Were Never In Doubt

The Israel army has invaded Gaza time after time in order to destroy Hamas military targets. No one doubts that Hamas has been planning and, even carrying out, missions designed to inflict casualties upon Israel citizens. A central issue surrounding these attacks is whether or not the deaths imposed upon the guilty was also inflicted upon the innocent. Sixty Israel soldiers told investigators they were informed by those in charge of the latest attack in Gaza that everything in Gaza was a “threat” and they were not to worry about how much ammunition was sent in the direction of what was supposed to be Hamas forces. Tanks just blasted away at buildings whether or not they contained Hamas soldiers or innocent civilians. The guiding principle was, “we don’t take risks. We do not spare ammo. Anything in Gaza is a threat.”

If those are the operating guidelines for soldiers then it is not a surprise that innocent people will also die. An estimated four or five hundred Hamas soldiers were killed. An estimated 1500 other people also died. Perhaps, there is another approach to Gaza. Perhaps, if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu worked as diligently for peace as he does for war, then, just perhaps, the innocent would not die. His main guideline is always, ATTACK.

Oh, Am I Tough!

It has has now become the accepted approach by all Republican candidates for president to display a verbal toughness to any and all evil forces in the world. Mike Huckabee promised that Iran would never get an atomic bomb and he is ready to do something about that future event. His words of defiance, promise of military action, are simply what each and every person seeking the presidency as a Republican is promising the American people. This is one group of really tough warriors who are ready to dispatch Americans into dangerous combat at the drop of a hat. As I recall, a few years ago there was a Republican president who was gung ho for war and destruction. Remember how he stood on an aircraft carrier with the announcement: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Not a single one of these Republicans has ever tested the horror of war. Rick Perry did serve in the military but never got close to anyone firing back at him. Yes, Mike, you are one tough dude. However, if you desire to bomb Iran, the people doing the bombing will not be named, Mike Huckabee. Some will die but you will be the one who talks about war and death. It is time for Republicans to send their own children into harm’s way before sending other young people to their deaths.

The main issue today is: Jaw, Jaw, Not War, War!

Does America Have Moral Responsibilities?

There is fighting in Iraq, there is fighting in Yemen, there is fighting in Syria, there is fighting in Somalia there is fighting in Nigeria, three are hundreds of immigrants drowning in the sea as they desperately seek peace in some European nation. Once again, the United States of America has been drawn into fights and wars around the world. So, the question must be posed: “Does America have moral responsibilities to people of the world?” Examine the record of the 20th century

1. We came late to World War I and did play a role in the Allied victory. Most historians today agree that Imperial Germany did initiate the war. But, was the only solution to send American troops into combat? What would have happened if those fresh American soldiers had not arrived? Most likely both sides would have worked out a peace agreement.

2. The US was attacked by Japan in 1941 and entered World War II. Russian troops carried the main burden in the war along with British and American forces. There is no doubt we had to fight and end the threat of Nazi Germany winning.

3. After the end of WWII, the famous Cold War began. The theory of Containment was NOT to engage in war against the Soviet Union but to wait until internal forces within that nation ended communism. The
Vietnam war violated this theory. And, what happened? Internal forces changed the Soviet Union.

In other words, a nation can be a moral leader without engaging in war. We have never focused upon economic development in the Middle East. Perhaps, if we assisted the economic growth of Muslim societies there would not be wars now raging in the Middle East. Perhaps, peace and jobs is a the right moral stand for the US?

Pamela Geller, The Jewish Fighter For Freedom

Pamela Geller is a Jewish woman and she wants to make clear that she is proud of that designation. She heads the American Freedom Defense Initiative whose goal in life is to make certain that each and every American understands the need to stand up for freedom against the evil Muslims seeking to take over the world and kill each and every Jew. For example, in Iran there are still about 15,000 Jews, these people have homes and jobs and even elect a person to represent them in Parliament. But, Pamela knows they fear for their lives since at any moment the Storm Troopers of Nazi Germany will break down their doors and send them off to concentration camps. Pamela sponsored a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas–where else? Two Muslim men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and opened up with guns at the unarmed security guard. I assume this unarmed security guard is the only Texan who does not carry a gun because who knows at what time one of those Muslims will be blasting away.

The two bad guys were killed and the only casualty is the unarmed security guard who was his in the ankle. So, Pamela is proud to sponsor a cartoon contest whose goal is drawing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. How about some other cartoon contests:

1. Draw a cartoon of smiling Nazi guards at death camps.

2. How about a cartoon depicting happy and gay Jews marching into the gas chambers?

3. We certainly could use some cartoons depicting happy slaves working in cotton fields.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

France, Connexion: “Patient Gets Artificial Heart”

I trust his name was Ted Cruz!

Sweden, Local: “Let Kids Be Kids”

No kidding!

Norway, Norway Post: “Mr. Irrelevant”

Ah, that his name was Sheldon Adelson!

Hungary, Budapest Times: “Don’t Lose Sight Of Big Picture”

What our attitude should be in negotiating with Iran.

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Sex Crazed Chicken Terrifies Family”

I award three clucks to this story!

Black Helicopters Over Texas

There are moments in time when I desire for war to break out in the United States of America. The state of Texas is once again allowing paranoia to fill the air with cries that each and every Texan must stand up to fight for their rights against the tyranny that comes from Washington D.C. The US military is conducting exercises, just as the military does several times a year in various locations in the USA. But, for the maniacs who inhabit the state of Texas anything connected with the US government is merely part of a conspiracy to overthrow the people of Texas and reduce them to slavery. How about finally challenging the NRA in Texas for a shoot out between Special Services and the idiots who masquerade as real soldier? We can have the contest at high noon, the US military vs the Texas Rangers!

Texas receives billions of dollars from Washington D.C. since we have space programs located in that state and the entire budget comes from the evil GOVERNMENT. Frankly, anyone who claims that Washington D.C. is going to take away our rights by sending soldiers into Texas is stark raving mad! At this moment a majority in Congress is composed of Republicans who hate the Obama administration and the Supreme Court is controlled by conservatives. Do Texans really believe any US general would attack the state of Texas??