Tag Archives: Iraq

Memorial Day Memories

In my youth Memorial Day was different. It was a day of remembrance, honor and appreciation of those who died in the service to our nation. I don’t remember sales and bargains and deals as being part of it. I lived in small villages and parades were loosely organized. School bands marched playing Souza’s tunes and the service anthems. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts paraded in uneven lines as the local fife and drum corps headed up the volunteer firemen and a…

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Aswagement?

Good Day my friends, So, I have been silent these last several days in hopes that my verbal silence would ease my inner rage at the unbelievable cruelty of humankind and the inability of America’s congress to do something constructive for the good of our collective future. It didn’t work! Rival biker tribes kill each other in Texas feud. ISIS captures Ramadi in Iraq. Iraqi security forces again run away. Guess what was left behind? Yep! U.S. donated military equipment. Gas companies raise prices in…

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Brian Williams

People embellish things and events for many different reasons. The daily truth distortions disseminated on television and radio could fill an evening of prime-time programming. I understand that news anchors and reporters should be held to a high standard. Credibility is important. I support NBC’s Brian Williams, not for what he has purported in his Iraq experience, but for what he has done in the aggregate credibility of his career. He does not deserve to be villified and forced aside as some have suggested. I…

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Iraq and more

Yesterday’s news alert from the New York Times. The New York Times | BREAKING NEWS ALERT BREAKING NEWS Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:40 PM EDT U.S. Could Use Ground Troops to Save Iraqi Refugees A boot is a boot. And the ground is ground. Whatever you you call it. It is war unbound. Yet helping is right. We do it so often. Just know at the start Some end in a coffin.

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