Tag Archives: Graveyard of Empires

Confronting the Impossible

America is the can-do nation. They say it can’t be done – we do it. They say that there’s no good solution to the problem – we find one. If it’s physically or mathematically or historically impossible, we do it … Continue reading

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Facing the Impossible

There’s no shame in failing to do the impossible. You’re not going to travel faster than the speed of light and you’re not going to be the one who invents the perpetual motion machine, and you’re certainly not going back … Continue reading

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Just Blowing Things Up

Perhaps the nation will debate forever what George Bush did – he involved us in two protracted land wars in Asia. The one in Afghanistan seemed like a good idea at the time – get rid of that Taliban government … Continue reading

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Duty and Honor and Country

As we’re in our eighth year of war in Afghanistan, and having occupied Iraq for almost as long, and as we are now waging a proxy war in Pakistan, using drones as our proxies, and special forces we’ll not mention, … Continue reading

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