Category Archives: War

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

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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

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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‚Äôs 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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