Category Archives: War

What happened to Republican orthodoxy?

  How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!–Samuel Adams   Opposing war Before both wars with Germany, Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt waited for attacks to sway public opinion before asking Congress for a … Continue reading

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Reed on Iran

President Obama’s 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran was inherently flawed, dangerous and put American lives at risk. As a result, we have paid Iran tens of billions of dollars in virtually untraceable cash and gold, while Tehran continued to build … Continue reading

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MAD–Mutually assured destruction

It would take an hour-and-a-half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles.–Donald Trump Forty years ago, more or less, I attended a lecture in Detroit by physicist Hans Bethe on nuclear disarmament. Bethe favored disarmament, but maintained that … Continue reading

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Militarism

We have the greatest military in the world…We have given them total authorization…If you look at what’s happened over the last eight weeks and compare that really with what’s happened over the last eight years, you’ll see there’s a tremendous … Continue reading

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Syrian use of chemical weapons revisited

In 2013, Syrian atrocities provoked President Obama to threaten the use of force to destroy chemical weapons. Obama asked Congress to approve the limited use of force. Rep. Tom Reed held “listening sessions.” He opposed President Obama’s request. He said … Continue reading

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Korea

The policy of strategic patience has ended. –Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are both unpredictable and therefore dangerous. Rex Tillerson is new to his job. Tillerson says US policy has failed in Korea, but I … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is a fishy Republican

Donald Trump has views that are foreign to many Republicans: He would make deals. Deals require compromise which Republicans often deplore. He would enact trade barriers to keep jobs at home. Republicans traditionally favor free trade. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt … Continue reading

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