Tag Archives: Afghanistan

What Hillary Would Do

America is always at war. On October 7, 2001, it was Operation Enduring Freedom – war in Afghanistan. We’re still there. On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea and we did something about that. That was Harry Truman’s … Continue reading

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The Age’s Most Uncertain Hour

Ten years ago it was The Simpsons Movie – Matt Groening’s send-up of just about everything – which of course had its earnest and rather clueless news anchor – “Kent Brockman here, reporting on a crisis so serious it has … Continue reading

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We Stay

Afghanistan is called the “graveyard of empires” and there’s a reason for that. Consider all the invasions – from Alexander the Great to the Greeks to Genghis Khan to the British (twice) and then the Soviets, back when they were … Continue reading

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Whistling Past

Whistling past the graveyard can mean one of two things – you know the situation, things are dire, and you’re trying to keep your spirits up, but you know you’re going to die. That’s why you’re whistling. Whistling keeps you … Continue reading

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A Final Fine Mess

It seems we’ve lost Luke Skywalker’s home planet: Tataouine, the town in Tunisia where George Lucas filmed parts of Star Wars, has become embroiled in the country’s unrest with Isis. The town’s simple domed structures became iconic after they were used … Continue reading

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What No One Noticed

No one noticed, but that’s understandable – people are finally fed up with the police, after what happened in Ferguson, and then Staten Island, and then Cleveland, and seems to happen far too regularly. Young black men die when the … Continue reading

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Made for War

Jesus may be the Prince of Peace, but the lion isn’t going to lie down with the lamb, ever, and no one is beating their swords into ploughshares. The world is too dangerous a place for that – it always … Continue reading

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