Tag Archives: afghanistan

The Utter Folly Of Wise Men

Every country has a pantheon of vaunted heroes and leaders. Their names grace universities, libraries, towns, and cities. Children bear their names in remembrance of their contribution to country. In contrast few parents bestow any honor on the knaves of a nation. Adolf and Benito were banned by an unspoken edict during my childhood. Pol […]

Tell No Evil

Soldiers are notoriously unreliable. The Afghan troops are disorganized under US supervision, while their Taliban counterparts have fought the occupying forces to a stalemate. Same tribesmen. Different motivation. This quandary befuddles military strategists, although modernists within the Pentagon tout the value of a soldier designed along the second stanza of Alfred Tennyson’s famed poem THE […]

Another Awful Afghan Autumn

Another autumn has passed for coalition soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. The Taliban rise from the opium fields and the fighting season this its stride. Hardliners in the Pentagon are pressing President Obama to stay in place. He has said yes. I am seriously disappointed by his decision, because most couldn’t located Afghanistan on a map […]

Rush To Judgement

On the night of June 30, 2009 Private Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the anti-occupation Haqqani Gang. The circumstances of that evening vary from his video statement that he had fell behind his patrol, the Taliban claiming that he was drunk during an ambush, or that he walked off base heading for the mountains. The […]

The Ugliness of Free Enterprise

Senator Elizabeth Warren has been lauded for suggesting that the interest on student loans be lowered to subsidized America’s Future, however no one is proposing free education since this country prefers free enterprise. The entire yearly debt of college owns comes to $50 billion dollars. The same cost of running the wars in Afghanistan. So […]