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Ending the Doctrine of Preemption

October 15, 2009

Why stop in the middle of a castration, right?  Just keep going and finish it off!  President Bush’s doctrine of preemption is the basis for staying on offense in the War on Terror, while announcing that we would not make the mistakes of the 1990s and ignore or tie our own hands regarding gathering threats.  It may [...]

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Counting Coffins

February 26, 2009

For 18 years the Pentagon has forbid the publication of photos of American soldiers KIA (Killed in Action).  In 1991, Bush 41 put the ban in place.  Now, the Pentagon is lifting that ban. What’s the big deal?  Back in Vietnam, the press liked to use the many flag-draped coffins coming off of ships to reinforce their [...]

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Who’s Watching the Watchmen

December 1, 2008

We are.  Or at least we should be, especially on days when news of a Pentagon plan to deploy 20,000 US troops for a “domestic response” comes to light.  I see two areas of concern: 1.  New security threats. Do they know something that we don’t about the vulnerability of our nuclear power plants and [...]

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“He Ventured Forth…”

July 25, 2008

The latest piece from Times Online editor, American Gerard Baker, first came to my attention about an hour ago and it’s a doozy!  His latest op-ed is absolutely awesome.  Baker takes the media’s open desire to make Barack Obama the Savior/Messiah and completely pokes fun at those who have this view (he also calls Gordon Brown, Gordon the [...]

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