Archive for the 'War' Category

Nidal Hasan: Religious Terrorist

When somebody commits violence (in this case, mass murder) in the name of their religion, the word for it is terrorism. Specifically, religious terrorism. Why is it so hard to call it what it is for some folks?

Anti-Abortion. Anti-Life. Anti-Law.

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted, but yesterday’s murder of Dr. George Tiller — one of only two or three medical practitioners in the entire country who performed “late term” abortions –caught my attention in a way nothing has for some time. Dr. Tiller had been the target of violence and threats and heated [...]

Mommy Still Cries

I first posted this two years ago, on the 5th anniversary of 9/11.  It still says exactly what I feel, and think, about that horrible, world-changing day.  The only thing I’ve changed, for this post, is the image. * * * * * Five years ago, with the images of the planes hitting the twin [...]

Full Metal Jacket or Private Benjamin?

I’m stunned that this still goes on (from CNN, my emphasis). “Now I hear the same chorus from many parents: ‘I don’t want my son or daughter to get shot.’ But I tell them that just because there’s a war, not everyone goes. But that’s a hard message to get across — especially when you [...]

Boosting Obama

Sure enough, the minute I say I’m going to be offline for a few days, something happens. This, though, is a really big “something”: SPIEGEL: Would you hazard a prediction as to when most of the US troops will finally leave Iraq? Maliki: As soon as possible, as far as we’re concerned. U.S. presidential candidate [...]