Mr. President, Bring Them Home!

Published: July 9, 2013 at 6:55 AM WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama, in tough talks with Hamid Karzai, may speed up U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and leave none behind, officials said. The New York Times, quoting U.S. and European officials, reported talks with the Afghan president are frustrating Obama and as a result, the U.S….

Memorial Day- Take A Moment To Reflect..

Among the many indelible pictures that haunt me when I think of military or veterans, the foremost is this. This picture like so many others certify that wearing the uniform is not all always about strength, power, combat, victory, brutality but a much more deeper understanding of self and sacrifice: both of others and their…

Shush…shhhhhh, Don’t Tell “The Patriots” Of USA…..

Face of Defense: Army Guard Gets Its First Muslim Chaplain ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2010 – A Texas National Guard officer will become the Army National Guard’s first Muslim chaplain in December. Army 1st Lt. Rafael Lantigua, an ecclesiastically endorsed, fully ordained minister, will assume his post after finishing classes required by the Armed Services…

Bring Them All Home, Mr. President

Tears welled up my eyes watching the last of the US combat troops pull out of Iraq. Long overdue! Bring Them All Home, Mr. President, Bring Them All Home! US President Barack Obama has confirmed the end of all combat operations in Iraq by 31 August. Some 50,000 of 65,000 US troops currently in Iraq…

Bring Them Home Already (part 2)

On November 5, 2009, I posted, “Bring Them Home Already”. And today my heart feels lighter after  reading this at DAILY KOS, (read the whole post here): U.S. Troop Strength In Iraq 2003-2010 May 2003 150,000 – Invasion force October 2007 171,000 – Height of Surge January 2009 142,000 – Beginning Obama administration February 140,000 March…

President Obama’s Hat-trick

I posted earlier: POTUS:Hat-trick Winguts:0 and here is what some of my favourite bloggers/mediates said:…. Steve Benen: The president doesn’t seem to care much about media reactions when weighing major decisions, but I suspect many in the West Wing, who’ve no doubt grown tired of un-passable media tests, will be pleased that observers are finally…

Don’t Fire Me, Mr. President…

1st Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq war vet and Arab translator who received formal notice that he was being kicked out of the Army National Guard a month after he came out and formed a support group for LGBT West Point graduates, has penned an opinion piece for CNN. On May 12, 2009, in an…

President Obama:”We Do Not Seek To Occupy Other Nations”

I thought President Obama gave a strong punch right at the beginning of his speech  to the crazy wingnuts and yup, yup that certainly includes you Dickies and the  ‘twitta-quitta’ who courageously cowardly hid behind a ninety year old woman. ….There has never been an option before me that called for troop deployments before 2010,…

Freudian Slip: ‘Tuesday’s Headsmacks’ Posted Monday

oops, I did it..!! usually  the last date of the month I reserve for my monthly wrap up which would have been: “November’s Misses And Kisses’. The  next day being Tuesday would have been my urn to smack my head. My work schedule was tight on Monday allowing me to come home only at 11:30pm….

Happy Remembrance Day Canada!

……and for my friends south of the border, HAPPY VETERANS DAY ! in case you missed President Obama’s heart-wrenching speech from yesterday…..