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.


We offer observation on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.


Members of Congress must pass a test on American history before taking their seats.

I am 84 years old, but have never encountered such hate as exists in Congress against the president.

To love America is to adhere to our traditions.

I wonder if this current world of hatred in America is the future or just the present?

Ah , for the days when Republicans and Democrats played softball with one another.

Ah, for the days when Republican President Reagan had Democrats over for a game of poker.

There are moments when I do not recognize this America.

Shame Of India

It is increasingly clear there is a war being waged in the nation of India. No,the enemy is NOT Muslim terrorists or jihadists, but the women of that land. Leslie Udwin made a film entitled, “India’s Daughter” which has aroused the anger of the government. The film depicts a rape of a young woman who took a bus at night in order to get home. Unknown to her the bus driver and his friends decided that any woman who took the bus home at night was apparently some prostitute of some gal that simply wanted to get raped. That simply is the story which includes interview with rapists who boast of their right to sexually assault andy and all women traveling at night away from home. No, the rape is not angering the government of India. Yes, the film which discusses the rape is infuriating the government of India. According to high level government officials it is not the rape which defames India, but reporting of the rape! Such films create ” fear” and “tension” so they must be banned form being shown.

According to Ms. Udwin, “the supreme irony is that they are now accusing me of having wanted tho point fingers at India, defame India, and is is they who have committed international suicide by banning the film.” I await a judge informing a jury that the defendant is the wronged one in this case because foreigners have defamed his name. What the hell is going on in India??

Watch Your Language!

Since the dawn of the 21st century, members of the Republican party have somehow connected use of the English language with ensuring that America remains a fee and safe land. As you recall, back in 2003, George Bush warned that there were weapons of Mass Destruction inside Iraq and he simply had to send in the troops to end that terror. Now, in the state of Florida, the Department of Environmental Protection wants every state employee to watch their language when discussing any aspect of what allegedly is viewed as climate change. The new directive intends to set the record straight, there has never been nor will there ever be any such thing as changes in the environment. As one state employee noted: ‘we were instructed by our regional administrator that we no longer were allowed to use the terms, ‘global warming,’ or ‘climate change’ or even sea level rise.” In order to assist these employees, we offer the following:

Adjusting of sea level.
Modifications in our climate
A joyous day for our climate.
Avoid getting your feet wet.
Global chills.
I wonder what the Republican party will do about such things as a hurricane?


Members of the Republican party went wild with enthusiasm for the worlds of Bibi Netanyahu who demanded military action against Iran and an end to the weak and ineffective policies of Barack Obama. Meier Dagan is the ex-headof Israel’s secret service, the Mossad, and he does have a slightly different take on the Bibi speech. One can sum up his perspective in a single word: BULLSHIT. Of course, this man actually has studied the situation, both in the Middle East and in Iran. Dagan was particularly infuriated when Bibi told Congress: “Israel’s soldiers have boundless courage and Israel is ready to defend itself.” Dagan felt these words were defiant and almost challenging Iran to attack Israel.

Dagan pointed out that the missiles of Iran pose no threat to the United States since they could never reach its shores. Bibi is great on rhetoric but somewhat confused about geography. Dagan, and most members of Mossad fear that Netanyahu’s policies.”on the matter of the Palestinian state are leading to a binational state or an apartheid state.” Benjamin Netanyahu is akin to white leaders of South Africa who promised that blacks would never attain equality in their land. Just continue to support apartheid and the end result would be peace. So, it is with Israel.

Obama Stands Tough On Foreign Policy

This blog has been critical of the foreign policy of President Obama. We believe he has lacked an overall foreign policy for the Middle East. However, we admit that his stand on Iran proves that this president has finally demonstrated that he has a backbone and can confront tough issues. He is absolutely correct in working with President Rouhani of Iran in order to end immediate fear of atomic bombs in the Middle East. Of course, at this moment a nation in the Middle East does possess an atomic bomb–ISRAEL. According to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the government of Iran should not be frightened because there is a nation which hates Iran and wants its destruction and does possess atomic weapons.

President Obama has refused to cave into fear and hysteria. He has remained calm and focused on the issue of how to work with Iran in order to create some form of stability in the Middle East. The current plan is for delaying any Iran atomic bomb for ten years. If that is achieved than what?

1. Iran would become the scene of a booming modern economy.

2. Social media would be more difficult to control.

3. Foreign companies would be in Iran and they would be hiring Iranians. This would aid women.

4. The current Ayatollah would be dead by that time. No one knows who would follow him.

5. A new Ayatollah would be confronting a booming economic explosion, it would be extremely difficult to halt this process.

THIS is the goal of Barack Obama!

Interview With john Boehner

I decided to interview John Boehner in order to get a Republican view on recent job figures.

M: Sir, what is your reaction to the latest February job figure of 295,000 jobs?

B: It is important to focus on real issues facing this nation– emails of Hillary Clinton.

M: But sir, Republicans claimed that Obama economics would result in more unemployed.

B: If we followed the policies of Republicans, that figure would have been 500,000.

M: How and why?

B: If you reduce taxes on the wealth job creators they will unleash programs that create millions of jobs.

M: But, Obama economics during the past year have created three million jobs.

B: What would you prefer, three million of five million. Trust job creators. Their only thought in life is creating jobs.

M: It appears that by 2016 we will be back to full employment

B: But, what about our unguarded border, what about this emails??

M: Sir..

B: The trouble with you liberals is you hate America. We Republicans love America. The best way to love America is to love job creators!

On ISIS, a Non Muslim Group

The easiest way to anger anyone in the Republican party of Fox News is to make a comment that ISIS is not really a Muslim group so much as an alienated mass of young men and women who seek to obtain some form of identify by murdering the innocent. For those in ISIS, they have a political program and use religion in order to obtain these goals. They are much less about religion than about seeking power in the Middle East and Africa. ISIS attracts young people who feel alienated in their native land, they lack a sense of identify and desperately want to belong to some group that offers them a feeling of power and self worth. The Islamic state offers all that and empowers these lonely men and women. ISIS does not judge the individual, one can enter the group and discover a sense of power, and, more important a new group of comrades who offer friendship and a vision of the future.

There is absolutely nothing in the Koran that justifies the murder of innocent men, women and children. Heck the Bible is filled with such stories, remember the death of innocent Egyptian children by the God of Jews? ISIS is NOT composed of religious scholars. It more closely resembles the Nazi SS than it does a group of religious men and women. ISIS beheads, the Nazi SS burned alive Jews, bashed in the heads of babies and boasted they were following the orders of their leader. It is time to recognize ISIS for what it is– a collection of disaffected young people seeking to find some sense of belonging in a world that has set them adrift.


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

France, Connexion: “New Burger Chain”

I assume it serves wine.

USA, aol: “Back To Normal”

The crazies are still with us in spirit and inn Congress.

UK, Guardian: “Who Stole Spring?

I checked with John Boehner and he assures me it was BARACK Obama.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “On Easy Street”

For the Koch brothers it is always on easy street along with their easy money.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Police Shooting Uncoordinated”

Thank God or there would be more dead people!

Deal Might Be Winning Hand

Talks continue between leading nations of the world and Iran over issues of nuclear development. This discussion has now gone on for over a year, but there are no some signs that an agreement could be reached. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed an optimistic view of the possibility of resolving the conflict between his nation and the world. “We believe that we are very close.We are close if the political decision can be made to get to yes, as President Obama said.” He also warned that it was time to reach an understanding “once this hysteria is out, this fear mongering is out,” then a deal would be possible. Too many Americans understand that Zarif and President Rouhani are fighting against forces in Iran which seek to continue conflict and war in hope that one day Iran will possess an atomic weapon and then…

Reality: one day Iran will get an atomic bomb. The issue is not wether Iran gets one, but which leaders run the government? If the Iranian people can finally elect leaders who seek peace and prosperity, then the issue of whether such a government has or does not have an atomic bomb will not be a major issue.


As you recall it was exactly twelve years ago that our beloved President George Bush and the merry men of good will, Cheney and Rumsfeld, ordered the invasion of Iraq in order to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction. We were promised this simple exhibit of American power would last a few months. In fact, President Bush stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier within three months of the invasion to promise: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. A few years have passed since that glorious day and we are in Iraq. Naturally, the new war with a group known as ISIS is all the fault of President Obama and his failed foreign policy in the Middle East. Within a few weeks a new assault will be made upon the black dressed terrorists and we can be certain this will result in an early end to the war in Iraq. When I say, the end of the war in Iraq, it is most probably the fifth time I have discussed this conclusion.

New Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter sort of told Congress that the quick end to the new invasion of Iraq might take a few extra days. ‘I wouldn’t assure anyone that this will be over or that this campaign will be over this year.” Gee, I though President Obama was going to invite George Bush to a ceremony on the deck of an aircraft carrier in order to celebrate the end of the war in Iraq. My hunch is that President Hillary Clinton will be celebrating the end of the war in Iraq in the spring of 2022. Why end a good thing that brings wealth to those who own weapon factories?