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


These days Republicans offer NO  ideas for dealing with issues in society, only Benghazi.

Later historians will term this the email election.

I expect Colin Kaepernick to lie down for the national anthem in order to make a statement.

Finally, football and now we will have winners and losers based upon ability.

Israel Jews insist that God only cares about their needs, definitely, a Jewish God.

I think Mexican President Nieto wishes he had not offered invitations to see him.

Trump campaign head thinks women are “dykes from Seven Sisters Schools.”

These days Jeb Bush looks like a great candidate.

NO doubt in modern America, a sucker is born every minute.

Hillary Clinton so wishes she never heard of the word, server.

I so fear for the lives of children whose parents are illegal immigrants.

So,what is ‘do the Right Thing” for Hillary Clinton?

Madness Of 2016

How can one describe the current race for the  presidency? On one hand is a politician who has been engaged in politics since God knows when,on the other hand is a man who has zero knowledge about the world, and crazy ideas as to how this nation can address the economic and social problems that must be solved. Just about each day one wonders what next as far as Hillary is concerned.   Is it an email, is it a meeting she had with  some wealthy person in which the guy gave money to the Clinton Foundation, or is it something that happened to one of her aides? It goes on and on and on.

Donald Trump continues to shout about his Plans to build walls or to send back eleven  million people while his followers shout and scream him on. Imagine having eleven million customers leave the nation, how many jobs will be lost? This is an election in which neither candidate is trusted by the mass of voters. Yes, Hillary does have some excellent ideas, but how in hell did she get so twisted in decisions about her damn computer?

In the end, the last person standing will become the president of this nation. OH, standing. Now, even that has become the new controversy. Mr. Kaepernick does not want to stand, and so, in this nutty  year, that has become an issue. How about switching places, Kaine vs Pence? Now, that might be a solution!


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


I soon expect Donald Trump to reveal that he really is a woman trapped in a male body.

At least these days, Jeb Bush is very happy.

I assume that if the Great Wall will be built it will be done by Hispanic workers.

In my childhood we had the Sullivan Act which prevented civilians from having guns,  ah, for the good old days!

Trump supporters appearing on CNN shout with fury.

I expect that Crooked Hillary will be charged with having numerous abortions.

Is Marco Rubio still alive?

Ah, NFL   football soon here, finally, a contest without charges of who is crooked.

I really miss the calm ignorance of Ben Carson.

Watching CNN Is Fun

These days I watch at least two hours each night of CNN in order to witness the verbal gymnastics of Trump supporters. I confess, after listening to their weird  defense of Donald, one loses track as to who they are or what they actually are saying. Last night two Trump supporters were defending building a Great Wall, and they are certain it will be the Greatest Wall since the Wall of China. A commentator pointed out that there are two National Parks which would have to witness a Wall being built right through them. He also noted the difficult geographic features of the area.

The response was hilarious. It was clear these two ignorant men had no knowledge there were National Parks in the region, when asked about geographic problems,they responded: “If we can get a man on the moon,we certainly can build a Great Wall to keep out Mexican drugs dealers and rapists. There is one certainty about watching Trump apologists on TV, they lack knowledge about what he just said that day. All too often, they are trapped in his comments of the day before which now have been supplanted by another Trump outburst.

Turkey Twirls

During the past four years, the nation of Turkey has played a key role in conflicts raging in the Middle East. It supported the overthrow of President Assad, and opposed the entry of Iranian or Russian troops into the conflict. Ironically, just as it opposed the strong man regime of Assad, its then Prime Minister Recep Erdogan was endeavoring to become the all powerful ruler of Turkey.

On one hand, Erdogan wanted Assad removed, on the other hand, he opposed some of the groups fighting to get rid of Assad. In fact, Erdogan did nothing to prevent thousands of ISIS followers from entering his country and making their way to Syria. Ironically, it was simply a matter of time before ISIS began to target his government. There have been several suicide bomb attacks in Turkey. So,now,Erdogan is sending troops and tanks to fight ISIS. But, he opposes other anti-Assad groups.

One needs a score card to figure out who or what President Erdogan opposes. However, it is clear that he overwhelmingly supports getting more and more power to become the dictator of Turkey!


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


If everybody in America is Great according to Donald, how come the US is not  A Great Nation?

Not a single Republican seeking office expresses a single word about the needs poor people.

Republicans insist the US paid “ransom” to Iran. This is the first time in history when the group seeking ransom wanted the other guys to pay them their own money in ransom.

So now, according to Republicans, Hillary is mentally unstable. Difficult to believe when a mentally unstable person charges others with being mentally unstable.

I wonder if in France one must take off the towel when in a steam bath to protect French values?

After a speech by Donald Trump I’m ready to listen with sympathy to Ryan Lochte. Ryan has such a soothing voice.

So Donald is going to get “95%” of  the black American vote. Sounds reasonable since Obama only got 93%.

There is one characteristic of Trump that is familiar to this New Yorker, he can’t utter a sentence without waving his arms.

I feel suddenly lost, no Olympic contests to watch, only men and women shouting about how we must vote.

Bombs Away In Turkey

The government of President Recep Erdogan is committed to the goal of ending democracy in Turkey. The so-called ‘coup’ attempt by soldiers has been crushed. Of course,no  one knows if this ‘coup’ was organized by President Erdogan as part of a plan to destroy opposition parties. He used this “coup’ as the means of arresting over 50,000 people,including members of the military, judges, lawyers,teachers,professors,deans of colleges,journalists and he made certain to close any and all opposition journals.  These steps were taken in order to “save democracy” from evil opponents of the president.

At the same time as seeking to end democracy, President Erdogan has stepped up his campaign to destroy the rights of Kurds in Turkey. He prefers to fight Kurdish soldiers who oppose Syrian President Assad even though Erdogan wants to end the regime of Assad. Yesterday, a 13 year old boy walked into a marriage ceremony of Kurds and blew himself up. Most probably by ISIS. In one word, Turkey has become a MESS!

Trump Spells Out His Plan

The “new” Donald Trump made a speech. OK, he continued to wave his tiny arms in order to make a point. But, Donald wanted one and all to know that he had a plan to make America Great Again. We offer the specifics of his plan:

I am going to bring back high paying jobs from China.

I am going to make certain that coal miners have high paying jobs.

I am going to wipe out ISIS, frankly, it will be easy.

I am going to end the Death tax and make certain those with over a few million do not have to pay a Death Tax.

I am going to build a Great Wall.

I am going to ensure that each American young person can attend college.

I am going to cut taxes.

I am going to balance the budget.

Trust me,trust me, I am a Great Businessman who has created thousands and thousands of jobs. Just ask the maids in my hotels about the high salaries they earn!

OH, please, let’s not get into details.


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


I gather that Donald Trump will go to Russia where none can question the leader.

Police might consider the following rule, “think once before shooting.”

It must be difficult for Donald Trump to be losing to Crooked Hillary, what has happened to fairness in this world?

According to Republicans, freedom of the press means no one is allowed to write the “wrong things.”

Sorry, but I still fear the power of the gun will play a role in this election.

Each day another Republican finds religion.

I bet Jeb Bush is beside himself with joy. Finally, the bully is getting beaten.

Say, whatever happened to Marco Rubio, still seeking a bottle of water?

For some reason, Ben Carson no longer is in the news, I guess he is too busy selling his books.

Buddies Again

There is an old expression that birds of a feather flock together. Well, we now have an example as Turkey and Russia agree to end their conflict and work together on issues in the Middle East. The drive to become buddies after Turkey shot down a Russian plane, and refused to apologize arose from the recent attempted “coup”by some Turkish officers to overthrow the Erdogan government. Erdogan insists the coup was planned by Fetullah Gulen, a former ally, who Erdogan insists is involved in secret plans to overthrow his government.

Actually, Erdogan has used the failed coup to virtually end democracy in Turkey. Over sixty thousand Army officers, police officers, judges, lawyers, deans of college, classroom teachers and journalist are now in prison. President Erdogan demands the American government turn over Gulen who currently lives in the US. “Sooner or later the US will make a choice. Either Turkey or FETO(Gulen’s group.”

Unfortunately for Erdogan, in the US there are courts -not under control by the government to obey its demands. In order to send Gulen back to Turkey necessitates a court procedure. It is NOT a decision the president can make by himself. This concept of limited power by the president is foreign to President Erdogan and President Putin.