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Movie Review — Zero Dark Thirty

January 12, 2013

The highly anticipated film about the search and eventual killing of Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, opened on screens across the country yesterday.  Here’s the trailer: As you may know, this movie is controversial for some on both sides of the aisle.  Some Democrats (and John McCain, of course) don’t like the “torture” scenes [...]

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The Bin Laden Photo Problem

May 3, 2011

Obama will enjoy his bounce, as he should.  It’s a great story with lots of heroism and such a satisfying ending.  But here, I’m not going to go into depth regarding the actual details of the mission, firefight, or double tap which delivered Bin Laden to hell because quite frankly, it’s too soon and the [...]

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Times Square Bomber Apprehended

May 4, 2010

If this were the 1990s, the first paragraph of the news story template might sound something like this.  But today, that story’s template would sound something like this:  a male from a Muslim country between the ages of 18 and 30 tries to blow up a crowded area in a city. In the Obama Nation [...]

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SUV Tries to Blow Up Times Square

May 2, 2010

Yesterday, New York City’s Times Square was closed down for 10 hours while police and investigators dismantled a bomb which failed to detonate within a Nissan Pathfinder, which was parked on the street.  Damn SUVs!  Aside from veering off the road at will, aiming at granny, and pushing children through the windshield for fun, could [...]

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Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan

December 1, 2009

Here’s what I took from the President’s speech tonight on the future of the War in Afghanistan: “The common security of the world is at stake” says the President, but we’re getting out in 18 months because it’s a rather pricey endeavor.  OK, Taliban and al Qaeda types, just wait until July 2011 and start [...]

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Kerry’s Revenge on Afghanistan

November 29, 2009

John “F’in” Kerry* finally gets some revenge on the Bush Administration through a new report on how we missed our chance to get Bin Laden in December 2001 in the mountains around Tora Bora.  However, on page 9 of the 49 page file (pdf file) Kerry notes that his report’s thesis relies on the same [...]

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What Do We Do with Afghanistan?

August 12, 2009

Afghanistan was always deemed the “Good War” by the Left and generally by those who supported the “cut-and-run” strategy in the Iraq War.  Afghanistan was a war of defense, while Iraq was a war of choice.  Well, Iraq is turning out to be a “stayed-put-and-won” conflict, while Afghanistan seems the murky war with no endgame.  Our soldiers [...]

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Moqtada al Sadr Ready to Stand Down

August 6, 2008

Little ”Mullah Atari” himself, Moqtada al Sadr, has signaled that the various factions of Sadr’s Madhi Army will put down their guns and become glorified ”community organizers” who will help rebuild Iraq when (or if) he issues his dictates this Friday. Something that the above article brings home is the flood of good news out of Iraq lately:  [...]

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