President Obama To Seek Syria Vote in Congress

In a speech to America earlier today, President Obama announced that he will seek a vote in Congress on striking Syria, effecting shutting down the speculation that he would order a strike without Congressional approval. Obama said in his Rose Garden speech, delivered with Vice President Biden at his side, … Continue reading

Kerry Lays Out Reasons to Strike in Syria

We’re in full court press on Syria now. The drums are beating. The debate is ongoing and looking more and more as though action in Syria is on the way. In a speech today on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry “laid out the case like the prosecutor he once … Continue reading

Kim Jong-un’s Bond Girls

As tensions increase with North Korea, one can’t help but wonder what is up with the women in Kim Jong-un’s military strutting around in 4 inch heels: Is it just me or do these women look like Kim Jong-un’s Bond Girls? It seems I’m not the only one wondering about … Continue reading

Maddow’s ‘Hubris’ and Bush’s Hubris

Let’s change our venerable national anthem from the outmoded “Land of the free and home of the brave” to the more modern and trendy “Land of the subjugated and home of the terrified.” Continue reading

Putting Out Fire With Gasoline

There is no more dangerous notion in the world today than the notion of “pre-emptive war.” We have seen the result in Iraq, for those who might have missed those who missed Vietnam getting us into a quagmire that another Administration would be left to clean up. Continue reading

Kerry Should Stay in Senate, Romney for Secretary of State

President Obama had lunch yesterday with Mitt Romney and one of the topics they discussed was Romney’s plan for making “government more efficient.” Obama has praised Romney for his work in running the Olympics and for his skills that could lend themselves to making the government work better, said Jay … Continue reading

Senator Kerry’s Floor Statement on Iran Rebuts Romney OpEd

Iran has been the hot topic of the day with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney beating the Iran war drum with an OP/ED today titled: “How I would check Iran’s nuclear ambition“. Note Romney’s closing statement in which he beats the drum harder… My foreign policy plan to avert this … Continue reading

The Pee Lai Massacre in Bullet Points

When the wars began, it was tantamount to treason to suggest that any American soldier would, at any time or for any reason, do anything stupid like that. In fact, the last time such images showed up on the internet, the web site operator was bullied out of business and the images of “crispy critters” from Iraq (that looks a lot like that urination video, come to think of it) vanished from sight as much as the collective memory of the internet would allow. Continue reading

The Terror That Stalks Texas

Still: the Bexar County Judge ended up being interviewed by the Guardian in England: “It’s just very strange,” [Bexar County Judge Nelson] Wolff said. “If it was some kids in the neighborhood, you’d think it was a prank.” Continue reading