Tagged: Afghanistan

Following the Money

Following the Money

  If you want to find out what’s really going on in politics, it’s a good idea to follow the money. Take Trump’s speech last night. It left the pundits shaking their heads. Why was...

Do We Deserve Trump?

Do We Deserve Trump?

According to an old saying, people get the government they deserve, and I hope it isn’t true because  it’s looking as if Americans deserve lousy government. Not all Americans, of course but a lot...

Bring the Troops Home Already!

Bring the Troops Home Already!

Hamid Karzai (above, right) obviously doesn’t want American troops in Afghanistan. His anti-American rhetoric and his insistence on dictating how Americans must behave if they stay make it clear that the Afghan president has pocketed...

Who is Keeping America at War?

Who is Keeping America at War?

I was stunned to learn from NBC’s Richard Engel on Rachel Maddow’s TV show last night that the United States is closing a deal that will keep thousands of American troops in Afghanistan indefinitely...

America Suffers While Billions Vanish Abroad

America Suffers While Billions Vanish Abroad

You might not be feeling the effects of the infamous “sequester” that Congress has inflicted on us, but you will. The ham-handed budget cuts are already drawing blood and the worst is yet to...

Why did those Kids Have to Die? What do we do Now?

Why did those Kids Have to Die? What do we do Now?

It was a sad day yesterday as I watched those stricken families mourn the loss of the American servicemen who were killed when an Afghan fighter with a simple grenade launcher shot down that...

Why Keep any U.S. Troops in Afghanistan – or Iraq?

Why Keep any U.S. Troops in Afghanistan – or Iraq?

Yes, I am thankful for small mercies. I am pleased that President Obama has finally decided to start bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan. But I am still puzzled. Why only 10,000 this year?...

Thinking of Those Who Go “Slogging Through Hell”

Thinking of Those Who Go “Slogging Through Hell”

On this Memorial Day here in the United States, I sit in my quiet den and ponder the savagery of war. Images of battle-ready kids march through my mind, some to their deaths, others...

Yes, Bill, the Troops Should Come Home

Yes, Bill, the Troops Should Come Home

My friend Bill Moore comments on yesterday’s blog that he would “rather see joy in the streets when they bring the troops home.” And, really, that says it all. But I hope you will...

Crazy Military Adventures Make Me Want to Weep

Crazy Military Adventures Make Me Want to Weep

I suppose now that the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives weeps openly and frequently it is OK for me to cry. But John Boehner and I weep for entirely different reasons. Among...