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Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

December 28, 2012

Commanding General of Operation Desert Storm Norman Schwarzkopf died yesterday in Tampa due to complications from pneumonia.  He was 78 years old. “Stormin’ Norman’s” leadership produced a quick and decisive victory pushing back Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait in 1991.  After bombing for a month and with about 100 hours on the ground, the Gulf War [...]

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Alexander Haig Dies at 85

February 20, 2010

Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig has died from complications resulting from an infection at the age of 85.  A distinguished Korean and Vietnam War vet, NATO Commander, and four-star general, Haig served under President Nixon and Ford as White House Chief of Staff from 1973-1974, and most famously as the State Secretary under President [...]

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Walter Cronkite Dies at 92

July 18, 2009

Deemed “the most trusted man in America,” CBS-TV journalist icon Walter Cronkite died yesterday at the age of 92.  His long and storied career in journalism spanned from World War II though the 1980s.  As a relatively new medium with only a few channels, Cronkite’s presence on the tube when JFK, MLK, and RFK were assassinated, after [...]

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McCain’s Address

September 5, 2008

Last night I watched John McCain give his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention; watching along with more people than saw The One, himself, a week earlier, discounting PBS (McCain was on fewer networks, however).  With Pain solidifying the Right, and positioning himself in the “non-ideological center,” McCain set himself up well for garnering wide electoral [...]

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John Kerry… For Vice President?

August 15, 2008

The Veepstakes game is not a precise science, but some today are seriously thinking that John F’in Kerry, Lurch himself, could be on Obama’s short list for his “foreign policy credentials:”  like Kerry’s famous ”global test” debacle of 2004, or his Vietnam War service, complete with lying about our troop’s behavior to Congress once he got home?    I’m sure the Obama [...]

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