Category Archives: War

Divided countries

In the aftermath of WWII, several countries were divided: Austria, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Austria was reunited by international agreement in 1955, probably because the Soviet Union preferred a neutral, united Austria to the possibility that the American, … Continue reading

Posted in Trump, War | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Bombs

“A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!–President Donald Trump The claim of Mission Accomplished … Continue reading

Posted in Trump, War | Tagged , | 19 Comments

Thinking about Syria

After hearing from several hundred constituents at our Syria listening sessions and from phone calls and emails to our office, it is clear United States military action in Syria is not what residents of the 23rd district want. Absent some … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Political, Reed's Views, Treaties, Trump, War | Tagged | 10 Comments

Picking winners and losers

There’ll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.–Special Counsel Robert Mueller We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it … Continue reading

Posted in Defense, Trump, War | Tagged | 3 Comments

Secretary Tillerson on Syria

“Mission accomplished”–GWB Nick Paton Walsh, writing for CNN, reports on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s five goals for ending the conflict in Syria. Here is a list of Tillerson’s five points followed by my views on the Syrian conflict. ISIS … Continue reading

Posted in Political, War | Tagged , | Leave a comment

2017 was a terrible year in politics

Sadly, 2017 hasn’t been a good year. Rash experiment with incompetent President. Appointment of unqualified cabinet officers. Presidency for profit ignoring emoluments clause. Corruption at highest levels in campaign and government. Stupid policy on climate change. Attacks on judiciary; nomination … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, 2018, Congress, Health Care, Medicare, Political, Racism, Social Security, Taxes, Terrorism, Treaties, Trump, War | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Congress, Economics, Political, President, Trump, War | Tagged | 43 Comments