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    March 8, 2012

    Again, time to pull out

    As I said in July 2010, it is time for the U.S. to pull out of Afghanistan. At that time, General Petraeus had just replaced General McChrystal as the Commanding General in Afghanistan, the more important war as declared by our Commander-in-Chief. In July 2009, the U.S. sent 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to begin a counterinsurgency against the resurgent Taliban and to help the Afghan people develop a …

  • Published
    January 29, 2012

    Restore America’s greatness

    What do our politicians mean? Are we talking about our greatness following the Revolutionary or Civil Wars, or Martin Luther King? Or, are we referring to our economy during the last third of the 20th Century? I suspect all of the above, but especially the latter. That was before many of our middle class jobs moved to other countries where labor was cheaper. During that period, India and China had little technolog…

  • Published
    December 10, 2011

    Was invading Iraq a mistake?

    In 2003, under the presidency of George W. Bush and following the apparently successful cleansing of Al Qaeda from Afghanistan, the U.S. invaded Iraq. At that time we were told that Saddam Hussein, a known despotic ruler, had weapons of mass destruction and desired to build an atomic bomb. President Bush was determined to end the rule of Hussein and take democracy to Iraq. He hoped that democracy there would be …

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    August 16, 2011

    Should politicians have advanced degrees?

    Today, our politicians have as much power over us as do our physicians. Maybe even more so. Physicians are required to have advanced degrees in health care and they have to pass examinations before they can practice medicine. Should our politicians be required to have advanced degrees in political science and pass examinations for competency before they can run for office? When you go to see your physician with …

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