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[19 Dec 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
The Lessons in Leaving Iraq

Over the last week the U.S. military officially pulled out of Iraq after almost ten years of war and occupation.  The last of the remaining combat troops and equipment were moved across the border to Kuwait, and loaded on board vessels for the trip home to America.  There were no triumphant  speeches from American politicians, nor were there jubilant celebrations by the military for their great sacrifices and accomplishments.   However, in a dusty corner of a soon-to-be abandoned air base, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, along with a few Generals …

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[29 Oct 2011 | 13 Comments | ]
OWS: Neither Rain, nor Sleet, nor Snow, will Daunt

Amendment 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America:
Freedom of religion, speech, and the press; rights of assembly and petition
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
With this in mind, let us have no doubt that the Occupy Wall Street movement is sweeping this nation and it has the Constitutional right to …

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[24 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Gadhafi is Gone; It’s Time For Democracy in Libya

The forty-two year dictatorship of Moammar Gadhafi finally came to an end, as opposition forces fanned  out across Tripoli today to  eliminate last remnants of the old regime.  The street scenes of wild celebration, however, have given way to a more somber assessment that Gadhafi and his family may have escaped the harsh judgement that almost surely awaited them.   Celebration may also have taken a back seat to the realization that the “new” Libya is a country without  functioning bureaucracies, without a constitution, without courts of justice, and without any …

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