In 2004, John Kerry proposed a new direction but America voted to stay the course in our wars. Now, America is happy to have drawn down in Iraq & Kerry will soon help us leave Afghanistan. In '04, Kerry said that police action, not war, was the right course for fighting terrorism. The then-Prez disagreed, so it wasn't until 2011 that intelligence & analysis caught Bin Laden.
Nine years ago, Swift Boaters slandered Kerry -- now he's going to be America's envoy to the world. Nine years ago, George W Bush won the election -- by term's end, he was a national embarrassment. The country tries to forget one of these men, and his own party tries to ignore him.
The other may yet have lasting positive impact on the nation and on world. Despite what happened in 2004, maybe Kerry will defeat Bush after all. Raise a toast to our future Secretary of State & discuss the Hagel haggle about to happen as your share your thoughts & share a night at your local progressive social club.
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George W. Bush was arrogant. He loved to brag and brag big – flying to an aircraft carrier to deliver a speech under a banner declaring “Mission Accomplished” a few months after the beginning of the war in Iraq, claiming victory for a war that would take several years to complete, and then by another president.
President Obama ordered and oversaw the attack on Osama bin Laden that ended in his death, even though some in his cabinet, including Vice President Biden advised against it. It was a huge success. Read more
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version
Ever since World War 2, America has been a nation on the defense. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was much like our more recent 9/11 which caused a great deal of grieving in America but also a sense of fear because we know now just how easy it is for another country to take advantage of a weakness in our security and harm us badly. It also threatens our way of life which is very important to all of us. Read more
Great Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron came to D.C. and met with the President (for a reason I’m unaware of). The joint appearance was filled with threatening rhetoric by the President relating to Iran’s nuclear ambitions and solidarity between the two nations. PM Cameron assured the bond between the age-old allies is never-ending and their interests remain the same.
Among the topics discussed were the ongoing struggle in the Middle East and of course, Afghanistan, where British casualties total to 404 compared to near-1800 Americans. Once again the President stopped short of rejecting intervention and decried of the human rights abuses (while ignoring our allies own). Read more
10/19/11 It has become routine. Whenever the GOP candidates get together for a debate, the audience can be counted on to disgrace itself and the Republican Party. Read more
9/23/11 Last night there was another Republican debate and once again there was another despicable outburst from the audience. Read more
A U.S. soldier opened fire Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, killing at least 11 people and wounding 31 others, military officials said. The gunman was shot to death, and two other soldiers were in custody.
NBC News’ Pete Williams reported that a U.S. official identified the gunman as Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, who was 39 or 40. Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the Army’s III Corps, who briefed President Barack Obama on the shootings, said he used two handguns. Read more
So much for supporting the troops, right? Sure, no one is rooting against them but who except those directly affected by our two ongoing wars is rooting for them? In reality it is like they hardly exist at all. Indeed we get updates; however, they tend to come in ticker form, a mere blip on the national radar, far from headline news. They deserve more; after all they are fighting in our names. Read more
Top 7 Myths About Healthcare Reform
7. Only Americans with the number 00 in their social security number will receive healthcare
6. Reform will give the government the ability to control our minds
5. To fill the patient doctor gap due to the influx of new insurance enrollees, veterinaries and dentist will be drafted as “real doctors”
4. Every American will receive a robotic heart made of gold
3. Sarah Palin will be on the so called “Death Panel” board of directors
2. Extraordinary healthcare procedures will be outsourced to Iraq
1. Reform will help cover 85% of the Taliban
The Army reported that 24 soldiers may have committed suicide in January 2009. That's six times as many in January 2008. The Army has confirmed seven out of the 24 were killed by their own hands, they believe the other 17 cases will also be confirmed as suicides. If this is true, there would have been more soldiers killed by suicide then in actual combat missions.
*According to Pentagon statistics, there were 16 U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq in January.