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.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Getting Naked In Sweden”

Brrr…

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Government Helps Children Of Alcoholics”

To get drunk along with dad?

USA, aol: “Priest Slain In Church”

Now, do you believe there is a Devil?

China, China Daily: “Space Ticket Sales Skyrocket”

People hear the Tea Party will gain control of Congress?

France, Connexion: “Police Fine Bad Pedestrians”

So, do they also fine bad police?

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “World’s Best Gay City”‘

It certainly is not Baghdad!

UK, Guardian: “Gun Collection Banned”

Not in the state of Texas! They ban sanity.

Dancing With The Devil

In the fall of 2001 as American forces entered Afghanistan in order to demolish the Taliban government that had aided the 9/11 attack, then Iran President Khatami offered to provide assistance to President Bush. Iranian border guards prevented Taliban soldiers from leaving Afghanistan and provided US intelligence with information. President Khatami offered to negotiate all problems with the US in exchange for an end to the embargo. President Bush responded to the offer with a tirade against Iran as one of the “axis of evil” out to harm the United States of America. In effect, George Bush ended the opportunity to resolve differences with Iran and halt their efforts to construct nuclear weapons.

As Iraq collapses due to the incompetence of Prime Minister Maliki, fellow Shiite leader President Hassan Rouhani has dispatched Iranian soldiers to assist the effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (ISIS. Secretary of State John Kerry indicated a willingness to cooperate with Iran. “We’re open to discussions if there is something constructive that can be contributed by Iran.” In turn, President Rouhani has made clear, “We can think about it if we see America starts confronting terrorist groups.”

When Prime Minister Winston Churchill of England was asked why a leading anti-Communist would ally with the Soviet Union, he replied: “I would work with the Devil if it meant saving the British empire.”

America Fights To Give Iran More Power!

Once upon a time, the American government attempted to create conditions for peace in the country of Iraq, but each time this effort was attempted, forces of religious hate assumed control of the situation. American military leaders warned and warned the government of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to work closely with Sunni leaders in order to establish stability and calm in the country of Iraq. Shiite Prime Minister Maliki had but one desire –establish a Shiite religious state that was akin to the wonderful Muslim government in Iran. So Maliki drove out Christians, and then proceeded to either jail or drive out Sunni leaders in order to create the perfect little nation of Shiite Iraq. He rejected US aid, he terrorized Sunnis, and guess what happened?

Sunni Iraqis fled to the arms of radical Muslim terrorists and made certain the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant became powerful. This group took control of Mosul and now threatens to march on Baghdad. Maliki makes Saddam Hussein come across as the guy you want to lead Iraq. The only good news for Maliki is that Iran is furious that its protege is being attacked. Iranian President Rouhani has pledged military support for Iraq soldiers.

Let me get this straight:

1. The US invaded Iraq in order to build a barrier against Iran.

2. Shiite Iraqi leaders want to work with Iran.

2. So, Americans are gone, and now we can expect the arrival of Iranian troops whose goal would be to preserve Iraq.

Tea Party Pot Boils Over

There is good news in America, the evil Eric Cantor has fallen from grace, and been replaced by a real God fearing, 100%, blue blooded Christian by the name of David Brat. Finally, we will have men and women in Congress who will protect us from the terrorism of Catholics pouring across our borders in order to sweep our streets, pick up our garbage, cut out mean, and baby sit our children. Just imagine if we Americans had to do those tasks! Tea Party folk want to get someone in charge of Congress who will finally refuse to work with Barack Obama. Pet Sessions from the great state of Texas issued a warning to members of Congress. “I think this administration needs to be prodded and reminded that the entire sovereignty of the United States is at risk if we do not secure our border, north, south, east and west.”

I believe that under the administration of the dude from Africa TWICE AS MANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE BEEN DEPORTED THAN WERE UNDER THE PRIOR PRESIDENT FROM THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS! The pot has boiled over and Tea Party activists want to change leadership of the Republican party from the Boehners and Cantors who have devoted the past five years doing whatever Barack Obama desires. After all, this Congress has passed fewer laws than any prior in fifty years. That is what happens when Republican leaders become stooges of the president.

ISIL Now Rules In North Iraq!

I confess to confusion at failure of Fox News to present the wise words and wisdom of Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld on what is occurring in Iraq. I assume that Don and Dick and their former buddy, George, are prepared to explain how their successful invasion of Iraq has now resulted in control of the second largest city, Mosul, by the most extreme Islamic group in the Middle East. Oh, I forgot, when Dick,Don, and George were in charge there was peace and prosperity in Iraq. Just ask General David Petraeus how he wiped out all evil doers during his famous, “surge.” Hundreds of members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant(ISIL) now control Mosul in northern Iraq. A city of 500,000 is now under control of Islamic terrorists. Thousands are fleeing the city.

Prime Minister Maliki is in a state of panic. He is now begging for American military assistance. Just two years ago he refused US aid because President Obama insisted that US military aid would be accompanied by trial of US soldiers in a military court, not an Iraq one. The government of Turkey is furious since members of their Consulate staff are now hostages to ISIL.

Say,has anyone thought of finding Saddam Hussein, or his buddies, and placing them back in charge of Iraq??

Flash! Fox News now reports the growth of ISIL was the result of President Obama making nasty remarks about gun control!!

Screw The Veterans Who Serve

It is now clear how to get Republicans in Congress to pass laws. Find an issue that was present during Republican presidents, make certain everyone knows the same problem is occurring under rule of the dictator, Barack Obama, and then have everyone rise and pledge allegiance. Of course, it was a Republican president who dispatched over two million Americans into harm’s way,and sent them back to civilian life with deep emotional issues. Let me make clear, that the lack of action by President Obama was certainly the complete opposite of his desire to “save financial institutions” from harm’s way. Then, he acted, but when it came to veterans, we have heard for five years his complaints about the failure of George Bush to do something for veterans.

Congress finally did pass a bill. Believe it or not, a bill got passed in Congress by a vote of 421 to ZERO. The legislation allows veterans who are not able to get inside a VA building for medical treatment to make contact with a local doctor. How about a law that only allows members of Congress to access lobbyists who are 40 miles away and compels them to use local fellow congressmen to solve problems? This is the most incompetent and disdainful group of congressmen in our history when it comes to meeting the needs of those who served in our armed forces.

Fruit Of Fox News Hate-Dead Police!

Two policemen went to have lunch and now they are dead. Why? Because the non-stop torrent of hate that spews from Fox News and members of the Republican party has confused and encouraged those whose hearts are filled with hatred toward the “government.” Jerad Miller and his girl friend felt a moment of glory in spending tike at the ranch of Cliven Bundy. They were proud to belong to a crowd of haters who insisted that Mr. Bundy had a right to graze his cattle on federal land without paying a damn penny. For them, this was the ultimate moment of TRUTH. They intended to make a statement about the rise of Nazi Germany or Communist Russia in their beloved land. They were ready to fight for freedom.

According to Miller: “I feel sorry for any federal agent who wants to come in here to push us around. I really don’t want violence towards them, but if they’re gonna come bring violence to us, well, that’s the language they want to speak.” So, Miller and girl friend decided to attack and murder two policemen eating lunch.

The criminals in this case are Fox News which spins the dialogue of hate toward government doing its job. The criminals in this case are John Boehner and Ted Cruz and the NRA and the entire Republican party which has become transformed into the party of hate and hate and anger. Yes, Mr. Miller and girl friend are dead, but so are the innocent. What has happened to this nation?

MISSION NOT ACCOMPLISHED!

As you recall, in the spring of 2003, President Bush announced MISSION ACCOMPLISHED which meant the war in Iraq was over and Saddam Hussein had been defeated. As you recall, it was two years later that President Bush dispatched General David Petraeus to Baghdad in order to ensure that when he says, Mission Accomplished, it is ended. General Petraeus initiated the famous, “Surge” and within a few months announced, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. It is now nearly a decade since the Mission was accomplished and war rages in Iraq. Prime Minister Maliki refused the Obama offer of military advisers because he would not guarantee that Americans would be tried in military courts if charged with crimes.

The situation in Iraq has now reached the stage of chaos. Al Qaeda style Islamic State of Iraq in Syria is now roaming undisputed in the country. Yesterday, they gained control of the second largest city in Iraq, Mosul, freed over a thousand prisoners, and are wandering the streets firing bullets in the air because the Iraq army has fled. I have no doubt John Boehner, Ted Cruz, and John McCain will blame the dude from Africa for this fiasco. President Obama urged Maliki to form a coalition government, and include Sunni leaders with important roles. He refused and now terrorists are gaining control of the country.

Reality, Prime Minister Maliki must resign and allow a coalition government including Sunni leaders to assume control of the nation.

Then again, perhaps Fox News personnel would volunteer their military expertise in order to save Iraq.

Never Forget D-Day

The speeches have been made. The dignitaries have gotten their pictures taken as though any of them had anything to do with the June 6, 1944 landings in Normandy. Hand over heart in remembrance is now compulsory for anyone who wants to pose as a “leader.” Unfortunately, not a single one of world “leaders” who was in Normandy a few days ago has the intelligence, the mental toughness, and the desire to work with other nations to ensure peace in the world. June 6, 1944 was a different time, a different place, and it certainly had different leaders. Imagine the United States of America, the Soviet Union, England, and French exiles working together for a common purpose–the end of tyranny in the world? Heck, President Obama can’t even gain cooperation of Republicans in Congress whose only dream is more money for the wealthy. In 1944, the top tax rate was 90%! And, thousands of wealthy businessmen came to Washington to work as “Dollar a Year” men whose love of nation far surpassed their love of money.

Sorry, Congressman Boehner, but the 90% WWII tax rate never got below 70% until the 1980s and WE HAD PROSPERITY! Believe it or not, but the wealthy paid and paid, but the jobs kept on getting created. D-Day was another time and place when we were ALL AMERICANS. Just remember, those who fought received the G.I.Bill of Rights which guaranteed free education plus money to live on. And, PROSPERITY grew!

2nd Amendment Triumphs-As Always

Once again a sick and frightened American was allowed to purchase high caliber weapons since our Founding Fathers definitely believed each and every colonist should possess weapons of war. Actually, the vast majority of Americans in the 1780s did not have any other weapon but a one shot rifle–and which took time to reload. Elliot Rodger is dead. Santa Barbara’s country sheriff, Bill Brown, is furious at lack of resources for the police to work with those who are mentally ill. Friends and family of Elliot had warned the police about the strange behavior of this boy, but Brown noted “a general lack of resources in mental health.” After all, we cannot tax the wealthy because to do so would destroy jobs in America. Of course, we need money to pay for jobs in mental health. This was a disturbed young boy, but he was allowed to proceed in life so that he could end the lives of others.

The father of a dead young woman wants to know how a mentally disturbed person in the United States of America can legally purchase 2 Sig Sauer P226 guns and a Glock 34 Long Slide with gobs of ammo in order to blast away? I forgot, it is his 2nd Amendment right to kill and kill and kill. Due to the National Rifle Association we have become a nation which has gone crazy and thus our crazy folk now possess the weapons of craziness.