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.

Donald On Guns–This Time

As you recall or don’t recall, the fighting red headed man from New York had an opportunity to display his gun toting ability during the Vietnam war, but he had more important things to do -like making money. Anyway, Donald is now the fighting hero of the NRA because he not only wants guns in the hands of every single American, but he sure wants them in schools. Of course, at times, when he discuses any topic his fast moving mind sort of goes in several directions.

“I don’t want to have guns in the classrooms, although in some cases teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly. The problem with gun free zones is like offering candy  to bad people. They have gun free zones and they go in them with guns blazing.

Donald, some facts: Public Schools are the safest place for children, particularly, those living in urban poverty areas. THERE HAS NOT BEEN A SINGLE MASS SHOOTING IN AN URBAN SCHOOL DURING THE ENTIRE 20TH CENTURY! Every mass  shooting has occurred in middle class white neighborhoods!

A Plane Crashed

This is definitely what we know for certain: An Egyptian plane crashed shortly before reaching the African mainland. So, now allow the “experts” to sort out what happened:

Donald Trump: ISIS is blowing up planes in the Middle East and Obama is in Vietnam!

Ted Cruz: If I was the one running for President, no ISIS would dare challenging a two pistol God fearing Texan who wore boots!

Bernie Sanders: You will note that not a single Wall Street banker was on the plane? Why?

Jeb Bush: Oh, for God’s sake, just leave me alone, plane, shmane, who cares anymore?

Megyn Kelly: I can confirm from very authoritative sources that Donald Trump had nothing to do with this plane crash. Oh, he DOES have such darling red hair!

Ben Carson: I would be more than willing to provide my opinion if you would just purchase some books of mine.

The Egyptian government: Hell, don’t look at us! We just fly the planes. No one can give a 100% guarantee that  a plane will land all the time.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

My greatest virtue in life is that I do NOT believe I know THE TRUTH.

I have never followed any leader with eyes shut to reality.

Bernie Sanders may have been raised in Brooklyn, but he never learned ‘street smarts.’

Chris Christie standing next to Donald Trump looks like the little man on the top of a wedding cake.

Ah for the glory days of George Bush.

I root for LeBron James to be beaten, he is just too good to win all the time.

This is the most politically ignorant generation of young people in American history.

Bernie’s Gamble With History

In the election of the year 2000, Ralph Nader decided that  he alone knew the truth. He entered his name in the race for president and the end result was that votes he obtained in the state of Florida enabled George Bush to become president. The end result of that Nader decision was the disastrous invasion of Iraq which played a key role in the current debacle of the Middle East.Untold thousands have died as a result of the Nader decision. A few million people have endured horrible lives as a result of the Nader decision. Naturally, to this day, Ralph Nader in all his smugness and sense of righteousness insists he was RIGHT.

Bernie Sanders is the current Ralph Nader. He is on a crusade that is heading toward disaster. A President Donald Trump will result  in further disaster in the Middle East and here in America. But, Bernie alone knows THE TRUTH. He is constantly damaging the reputation of Hillary Clinton in his quest to arouse young people to follow in his path toward disaster. The only ultimate “success” for Bernie Sanders is to go down in history as the 2016 Ralph Nader!!

Gee, Iraq Army On Move!

Well, it was simply a matter of time before the so-called Iraq Army decided to actually go to war against ISIS. In most prior battles the Iraq army went to fight having more soldiers,more air planes,more tanks, more artillery, but just the sight of an opposing army which had weapons to fire made the Iraq soldiers decide that flight rather than fight was the best way to  handle a situation that could lead one to get killed. After months of preparation, after months of being  trained, of months in which Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi urged them to move out and move  on the ISIS held city of Fallujah, these troops actually DID move out of the base.

The real test of the Iraq army comes when ISIS militants begin to fire their weapons. The Iraq army is tough as hell as long as no one fires bullets at them, but when the bullets fly, so do their feet. Reality, is failure  of any Iraq government to demonstrate commitment to honesty, and respect for the lives of Sunni citizens. Why fight for crooks is the real question?

Score One For Cops

Among the joys for the American people, and particularly for those who are of African American or Hispanic heritage would be just ONE day without another story in which police were frightened and had to defend themselves against a kid or emotionally unstable person. Chase Sherman was traveling with his parents in the state of Georgia. He is —  or should I say, WAS- a 32 emotionally unstable young man and began acting up in the back seat of his parent’s car. The parents contacted a local sheriff’s department in order to help  calm down their son.

At no point did the parents indicate they felt threatened, at no point did they indicate in any shape or form their sone was a threat to anyone. Several sheriff’s deputies rushed to the scene of this “violence” and began to blast away with their tasers.One deputy placed his knee on the chest of Mr. Sherman whose last words were: “I’m dead. I’m dead. I said, I just quit.”

Unfortunately, the sheriffs never quit.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

As ye sow, so shall ye reap, vote for Donald and get the results you do not want.

Republicans will rally around anyone who is not Hillary. Adolf is really not a completely bad guy.

Social media is usually not so social.

Schools have become a giant testing center for memorizing trivia.

I wonder what Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson think about their creation these days up in Heaven?

Strange how fear of ISIS has shifted to another fear.

Social media creates “truth” by simply repeating lies.

Bernie has to organize his folks to go on and on into the fall.

In my youth many years ago, we admired scientists since they knew more than we did. Times have changed.

These days people boast about their ignorance as a sign of intelligence!

I so wish Elizabeth Warren had sought the presidency.

 

 

 

 

“This Is America!”

It was just another Southwestern Airline flight and Gill Parker Payne was just about to take his seat when suddenly he became terrified for his life. Was it because some Islamic terrorist had boarded the flight and was ready to detonate a bomb? Well,  Gill is a one tough American. He walked up to a Muslim woman who was wearing –a suicide vest? Well, not exactly. She was wearing a hijab–wearing a hijab in our beloved America!

So, Gill did what any God-fearing, loyal American would do. He walked up to this potential terrorist and ripped the hijab off her head shouting: “This is America!!”

P.S. I wonder what Gill would say or do to an American Jew who wears yarmulka?

Just Another Day In Iraq

The good news from Iraq these days is that one knows the day before what will be the news from Iraq tomorrow. A majority of people in Iraq are Shiites and a minority are Sunni Muslims. Under Saddam Hussein, the Sunnis ran Iraq. Now, that he is gone, Shiites are making up for lost time with discrimination against Sunnis, including arresting Sunni political leaders. So, one can daily expect the following:

Yesterday in Baghdad, 67 dead and 87 wounded in a Shiite marketplace. Later in the day, a suicide bomber wearing a vest blew himself up and murdered 17 Shiites and wounded a few dozen. We can expect tomorrow that suicide bomber will blow himself up in a Sunni marketplace area.

And, so on, and so on, and so on. Will this madness ever end?

So, Whose To Blame?

I believe there is a group in the Republican party who claim to be “moderates.” The entire Bush family, dear old Mitt Romney, and guys like Lindsay Graham or Don Rumsfeld or Dick Cheney are presently casting themselves as leaders of the “moderate” wing of the Republican party. They finally, yes, finally, are upset at  Republican who makes outrageous comments concerning Obama or Hispanics or Muslims or even Wall Street Bankers, and so this group is gathering together in order to “save” the Republican party.

Of course, the real question is–save the Republican party from whom? Donald Trump  has merely been shouting the same words spoken in a  softer tone by every Republican over the past 12 years. Republicans have turned down every offer to create a health care system, and when Obama created one  based on REPUBLICAN ideas, they shouted to heaven–SOCIALISM! Republicans denounced “Big Government” even while expanding Big Government into Bigger Government. They have shouted that only cutting taxes could save America from the evil of taxing those with wealth who are the job CREATORS. Donald Trump has turned their  own words around and gained millions of supporters. Donald ?Trump is the creation of “MODERATE” Republicans!

If one creates a Frankenstein,  beware when he strides around.