Tag Archives: Afghanistan

A Disgrace Worthy of a Resignation

It is unconscionable. It is rude, insensitivity, callus and unacceptable. With the news that family members of fallen soldiers killed in Afghanistan are not only being denied death benefits, but are being denied transportation to Dover AFB for the arrival of the caskets containing the remains of their loved ones, the Obama Administration has crossed… Read More »

Jabberwonky – September 15th

When: Sunday, September 15th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: Jabberwonky on Blog Talk Radio What: `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. Whether it’s “down the rabbit hole”, or “through the looking glass”, the world of politics is often referred… Read More »

Afghan Hospital Accused of Misusing US Funds; US Commander in Politial Cover Up?

Several US military officers accused a US commander in Afghanistan of trying to cover up a scandal at a US-funded hospital in Kabul beginning in 2010. Speaking to the Congressional Committee of Oversight, the officers told lawmakers that they were discouraged by Lt General William Caldwell from reporting concern about the hospital. The implication given… Read More »

Afghanistan Readiness-Not As Hoped

Against the recommendation of many the United States is sticking to its arbitrary pull out of Afghanistan. Are Afghan troops ready to take on the Taliban? Embedded ABC journalist Muhammad Lila witnesses first hand the chaos that erupts within the Afghan troops when they are ambushed by the Taliban. Read the encounter here or watch… Read More »

America’s Destructive Lack of Realism

Last winter, when I heard John McCain drummed up support to bomb Syria, it makes me wonder if the 535 members in Washington have dementia.  We already had an unnecessary intervention in Libya, we’ve mostly concluded our business with Iraq, and Afghanistan is crumbling.  In a time where Americans are anything BUT enthusiastic or willing to become… Read More »

Where’s the Combat Footage?

During Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom the press was embedded with American troops showing regular footage to American T.V. watchers causing an anti-incumbent sentiment as it was designed. Americans saw guided bomb hits, infantry assaults, tank maneuvers.. One question remains – where are the combat reporters in Afghanistan during Obama’s leadership? No… Read More »

U.S. and Pakistan – We Need Them, but Do They Need Us?

While everyone has been running about talking about the Trayvon Martin case, SCOTUS on Obamacare, and the various endorsements for the Romney campaign, our leaders have been trying to haggle out a deal with Pakistan. Given a few problems last year – killing Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil, and the deaths of 24 Pakistani… Read More »

Scary US Army Helicopter Crash In Afghanistan (Video)

From the Guardian.co.uk: A US military helicopter crashes after attempting a steep turn and nearly clipping the top of a building. No one on the ground was injured, and both pilots survived. The footage, which according to the International Security Assistance Force was filmed on 6 February, originates from a remote outpost in Afghanistan’s Paktika… Read More »

My Apology to Afghan President Karzai on Behalf of America

I’ve been inspired by our President’s sensitivity regarding international manners over the last few days…espeicially the courage he has shown in quickly issuing apologies to President Karzai of Afghanistan in the wake of the story about our military burning Korans outside of a detention facility.  Our President is not afraid to apologize. Quite the contrary,… Read More »

Ron Paul: Sage Grandfather or Crazy Uncle?

I find myself intrigued with Ron Paul on a regular basis. The man can get up and say some of the most patriotic and sensible things in one sentence and then in the next sentence sound like he just came out of an insane asylum. Paul has great ideas when it comes to fiscal responsibility,… Read More »