Tag Archives: Israel

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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The Spoils Of War Have Rottened

Today is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Francis Ferdinand in Sarajevo.  That event is generally credited as the catalyst for World War I.  The war, (or its commencement for that matter), are not what I’m interested … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013 With Roots In 2008

Writing a daily political commentary column has its challenges.  They mainly entail finding the time.  That is why my efforts between April and November of 2012, when I took a fulltime position with the Obama campaign, were sparse.  Generally finding … Continue reading

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