Tag Archives: More Troops to Afghanistan

The Eve of Destruction

The Eve of Destruction – of all of the pretentious crap songs from the sixties, that one was the worst of them. It was offered to The Byrds – but they rejected it. Pretentious posturing just isn’t cool – that’s … Continue reading

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Troops to Task

We’ve been in Afghanistan now for eight years, and shortly after we began things there, on March 20, 2003, we began operations in Iraq. We continue on, doing whatever it is we are doing. And the rationales for everything we … Continue reading

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The Counterintuitive Options

As everyone learns in driver education, the counterintuitive can save your life. You’re in a skid, heading into the weeds, or a wall, and the thing to do is turn in the direction of the skid, not stand on the … 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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We Need to Talk

All guys dread hearing those words – we need to talk. Yep, you’ve obviously done something quite awful. Of course you don’t know what it is, so you do the quick panic-review of the last few hours, or the last … Continue reading

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No Way Out

Some topics deserve more consideration, so you revisit them, mainly because nothing has yet been settled. But that’s not because those on one side or the other of an issue are being disingenuous or lying their asses off, ignoring the … Continue reading

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