Tag Archives: Israel

Peter Principle – Johnny Style

The theory of the Peter Principle is that you are promoted until you reach the level of your incompetency.  In the past Speaker of the House John Boehner has been offered as an example.  In reality Boehner is more of … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Kevin Yoder

After reading the title of this posting I’m betting the word that came to most readers’ minds was: “Who”.  Kevin Yoder is the Republican Representative from Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District.  Yoder was elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010 … Continue reading

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Ambushed – America Bushed

The Middle East is a mess.  My opinions are more often than not controversial, but I won’t get much pushback on the prior sentence.  As has been the case almost since the day he took office, the Republicans are blaming … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of Paying The Ransom

In the aftermath of the execution of journalist James Foley by ISIS earlier this week the debate over the wisdom of negotiating with terrorists has been rekindled.  I have a definite opinion on that topic and it’s not the one … Continue reading

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Everyday Pawns

Predictions in general entail a bit of risk; when they relate to the Middle East they are downright perilous.  I’m going to go out on a limb that may well be sawn off by the time you read this and … Continue reading

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Breaking Away

The crisis in the Iraq/Syria region is front and center in American news.  Predictably Republicans are criticizing President Obama’s actions in the region.  The news media – always looking for something to attract viewers or readers – is making a … Continue reading

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Do As We Say

There is an old saw along the lines of, “Do as I say, not as I do.”  It is often used as an illustration of hypocrisy and it appears to be the message the United States is sending to Israel … Continue reading

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Follow The Money To War

In the 1960’s a popular sarcastic expression on the left was, “War is good business, invest your son.”  It was part of the anti-Viet Nam War/anti-draft sentiment.  I was a very young man then; I’m a senior citizen now and … Continue reading

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A War Within A War That Doesn’t Want To Be Called A War

Normally the big political story of the past week sticks out like a sore thumb.  That was not the case for the fourth week of July 2014.  The impactful stories were numerous and decidedly bad news.  Many of them entailed … Continue reading

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Global Violence

Unlike most Americans I don’t think the world starts at our Atlantic coast and ends at our Pacific coast.  I am actually concerned about the image we project and the rest of the world’s perception of America.  America is much … Continue reading

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