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.

Don’t Ask Mr.Trump

I am rather amused when Trump supporters only refer to him as “MISTER TRUMP.” Blond haired super Trump apologist Kellyanne Conway was interviewed by CNN Alisyn Camerola who asked about the failure of the Trump campaign to produce his tax returns. “Will Donald Trump  release anything from the IRS proving he’s under audit?” In case you do not know, Donald insists that he is  under audit and forbidden to release his tax returns.

The idea that a citizen can release his tax return is challenged by the entire Trump camp, even though it is  perfectly legal and thousands release such information. Kellyanne became furious when Camerola continued asking will he produce evidence that he actually gives to charities. “Are  you calling me a liar? This is badgering. I don’t see this as journalism.”

Gee, what does one term the nonstop badgering of Hillary Clinton about the famous emails??

Obama Hates Israel!

I continually am told by my Orthodox Jewish family members that Barack Obama hates Israel. They even are convinced that he hates Jews,OK, many Jews work for him, but,most probably, they are self-hating Jews. The current mantra among many Republicans is the Democratic party is led by Jew hating people, particularly, the African born Barack Obama. Just check the record:

Only one American president has enabled Israel to attain peace with an Arab neighbor. His name is JIMMY CARTER, who is disliked by many Jews because he hates Israel. Carter was responsible for Israel to sign  peace treaty with Egypt. This eliminated the only Arab nation with an air force and navy.

Well, the Israel hating Obama has provided Israel during the past eight years with about $19 billion  worth of military aid. He just signed a new agreement that provides Israel -over an eight year period with: $38 BILLION.  NO prior president has provided Israel so much aid. Yes, he hates Israel!!

Fists In Air For Freedom?

Colin Kaepernick began the latest drive to end oppression in America by refusing to rise for the national anthem. He has now been joined by a few others such as Martellus Bennett who raised his fist. I gather someone else just went to his knees during the national anthem. Naturally, these brave examples of fighting for human justice have aroused anger, if not fury,among millions of Americans who believe fervently that the most important action one can take in support of American democracy its rise for the national anthem.

This is another example of a ‘storm in a tea cup” or, as Shakespeare would put it, “much ado about nothing.” The United States of America will not change because Colin did not rise, police brutality  will not end because Martellus raised a fist. I wonder what might have happened if Martellus visited each police precinct in Kansas City  and talked about police actions that impacted young men and women. I wonder if Colin spent a few days interacting with police in San Francisco if he might have reached into the hearts of some cops and got them to reflect and change. Just wondering.


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These days I even feel sad for Paul Ryan who constantly has to refute his party’s candidate.

I wonder if Hillary and Bill feel a twinge of regret for selling the name of the president for money.

Jimmy Carter has raised money for  one thing–to help poor  people.

I suspect Vladimir Putin must be happy these days,  not only running Russia, he even may run America.

Old expression, “idiot’s delight” always makes me think about our  current idiot’s delight.

Day one Donald says he knows more than “our generals.” Day two, he says he wants their plan to end ISIS. And, day three…..

Face it -the current group seeking the presidency, are not the best of our society.

Or, are they???

Donald Tump Plans

During the primary debates Donald Trump on more than one occasion said: “I know more than the generals about ISIS.” Last night he was asked about a recent statement in which he said: “I will ask our generals to submit a plan  within 30 days  on how to wipe out ISIS.” When asked which was it–did he have a plan to wipe out ISIS or did he need a plan from the generals”

His response: “I have a plan, its a great plan, and this plan will end ISIS, I will look at the plan of the generals, but I have a  plan, and it is simply a Great Plan, and it will wipe out ISIS.” Naturally, he cannot inform America about his great plan, because if he did so, then ISIS would know about his great plan, and they will…………….

Sometimes, things get confusing when Donald discusses his great plans.

I have received unconfirmed reports that Chris Christie is being asked to submit a  plan to wipe out ISIS. After all, he shut down the George Washington bridge, why can’t he shut down ISIS?


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John Kerry’s name rarely is heard these days.

Challenge: ask Donald Trump what is a Sunni or a Shiite Muslim.

This election is one characterized by discussion of nonsense.

Notice that Trump no longer speaks about his economic “plan.”

The not standing  Kaepernick is more of an issue in the election than any economic plans.

No question: emotions dominate voting decision.

Hillary Clinton has botched up her entire election by shifting the issues from economics, foreign policy, immigration to-emails.

US In Middle East

There is considerable confusion among Republicans concerning the future of America in the Middle East. There, frankly, is confusion among Democrats as to the future of America in the Middle East. Even worse,there is confusion among Arab peoples as to the future of the Middle East. Reality:

1. There is no dominant Arab nation in the Middle East.

2. The division between Sunnis and Shiites has grown worse in the Middle East.

3. Outside powers–Russia, the US, Iran— now play important roles in the Middle East. Iran is the most powerful Shiite nation, but stands apart from an area in which most nations are Sunni.

4. The only nations in the Middle East which contain an actual army are Turkey, Egypt,and Iran. In reality, the Egyptian army is broken. The Turkish army is recovering from a military coup.

So, what position for the United States? At this point in time, the only thing we can do is provide limited support for those fighting.We can NOT get involved, the situation is completely in chaos. This may not be what the US Should do, but it is the only thing we CAN do at this moment in time. It is up to Middle Eastern nations to sort out their lives. Perhaps, at some future date we could provide support for the group that finally emerges. We need a group that seeks stability in the Middle East. Who can deliver that is still very unclear.

Republican Nonsense

I devote hours to exploring my Facebook page and responding to people I know, or have never known. It increasingly becomes obvious that most Trump supporters have absolutely NO idea as to what is happening, let alone what happened, in the Middle East during the past decade. So,here are some tips to handle ignorant Republicans:

1. They insist that President Obama had troops leave “too soon” TRUTH: the departure date was set by President Bush.

2. They insist President Obama refused to leave troops. TRUTH: Obama offered the Iraq government 10,000 American troops who would remain and aid the Iraq army. Iraq Prime Minister insisted that any American who committed a crime against an Iraq civilian had to be tried in a sharia court. Naturally, Obama refused.

3. President Obama hates Israel.  TRUTH: Under the Obama administration the state of Israel has received nearly $18 billion in military aid. NO  prior president has allocated the money sent by Obama.

4. Obama refuses to “carpet bomb” Syria: TRUTH: There is NO evidence in any war fought against against guerrilla forces that bombing does any good. How does one “carpet bomb” enemies hiding underground or in caves?

5. American prestige is at the lowest level in the world. TRUTH: During the Iraq war, George Bush was the most hated leader in the world. Actually, today, Americans visiting foreign nations report fear and confusion that any sane nation could have some crazy person like Trump running for leadership.

Me And Ben Carson

I recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with America’s leading surgeon, and among the leading thinkers in the Republican party–Dr. Ben Carson. We met in Detroit

M: Dr. Carson, what do you think of  Donald Trump’s presentation to the black  church he attended?

BC: It was wonderful, he actually read the exact words that Jesus Christ spoke hundreds of years ago, the exact word. I trust that puts to rest the lies being spread about his Christian faith.

M: Well, he has been married three times, he did commit adultery, surely, that is not part of the teaching of Jesus.

BC:  There you go again, you Godless Democrats. Mr. Trump happens to love ALL women, he is ready to rise to the occasion at any moment, and dispense his love into the hearts of women. Surely, that is what Jesus wanted.

M:  I have a hunch,not only into the hearts but also into a few other parts of a woman’s body.

BC:  Mr. Trump loves black people. Did you know that his valet is BLACK! Did you know the man who drives his car is BLACK! Oops, where are my bags, where are my bags……

The last we saw of Dr. Carson he was headed back to the train station to get his bags.

Colin Kaepernick Forever

Every so often many liberals become enthused, enchanted, adoring of some person who really “takes a stand.” The latest icon of these people is Colin Kaepernick who plays football for the San Francisco forty-niners. Colin wanted to take a stand for human rights.

1. Did he help to register people to vote?

2. Did he provide funding for voter registration?

3. Is he organizing protests against police brutality?

4. Is he actively supporting candidates who will urge passage of legislation to protect the undefended?

5. Is he going to cease playing football this season and concentrate on the defeat of Donald Trump?

6. Is he going into gang neighborhoods and seeking to work with gang leaders to defuse violence against black and Hispanic people?

The answer to these questions is: NO. Colin will not stand for the national anthem. Now, THAT is a great blow for civill rights for those denied such rights. What next,Colin, an argument with a biased official on the field?