Perhaps this old song from John Lennon played in President Obama’s head as he gave his recent speech at The National Defense University. It’s decent yet misguided naivete went through mine as I read about The President’s views on our war against Reactionary Islamic Fundamentalism.
Brett Easton Ellis begins his first novel Less Than Zero with a seeming Red Herring. Blair tells Clay (the anti-heroic protagonist) that “People are afraid to merge on freeways in Los Angeles.” This, of course, symbolizes the empty, existential ennui that Easton-Ellis posited as a monster poised to devour the children of 1980’s America. I sometimes feel that I live in an era marked by that monster’s triumphant conquest over what was once a great American Nation. I find myself forced against my will to believe the nation I once loved has succumbed to what I once described as “The Evil of The Blur.” I was born here and grew up here. I served in my nation’s armed forces of my own free will. I wasn’t exactly Rambo and never claim to be. However, I loved America without condition. Now I only remain patriotic to the memory and hope in all my delusional vanity that this is what we can again become. Now keep that in mind as you imagine what Osama Bin Laden thought about America on a typical day.
As President Obama and his administration are constantly telling us, the horrible economy is not his fault because he inherited the “Worst recession since the Great Depression”. One can certainly make that argument. You just can’t get it to stick. If you could however, what you’d basically be saying is that that 3 ½ years after taking office the President of the United States is | Read More »
You know after hearing liberal media outlet after liberal media outlet report on the daring “offing” of Usama Bin Laden and the fawning praise of our president as this sort of rising commander in chief phoenix type creature rising from the ashes of questioned leadership and lack of confidence in his decision making, coupled with this narrative of a tall, measured leader among lesser men | Read More »
At the risk of sounding like some kind of conspiracy nut, given the killing of Bin Laden, all that has happened around the killing and all that has been said about what has happened, I think it’s worth a stab at trying to connect the dots, acknowledging all the while that this is not a matter of some grand plan from the beginning but the | Read More »
With the death of Osama Bin Laden, I hope to see a few weeks of nonpartisan love. If there is one thing that the two political parties can agree on, it is that the world is a better place today with that monster off the face of the planet. President Barack Obama clearly had the penultimate foreign policy achievement of his Presidency last night. Very | Read More »
“Why must everything that happens be interpreted through a filter, or viewed through a lens, of presumed political intent?” The ‘JFK Act of 1992′ required all government agencies to search for any and all records in their possession concerning the assassination and put them in the National Archives. Once these records were released to the public, what we got were hundreds of pages of blacked | Read More »
I’m trying to avoid those awful cliches that are often used by the "loyal opposition" when they find themselves in agreement with a President of the other party. It’s not easy, but I’ll cut to the quick. 1.) Like September 11,2001, May 1st, 2011 will be remembered by all of us. I was watching the Phillies-Mets game on ESPN and immediately lost interest. 2.) This | Read More »
Last night Obama delivered an address informing the nation that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. Firstly, Obama deserves credit for going into Pakistan and getting Bin Laden. As for how much of the credit, I am most drawn to a baseball analogy: Bush got the win. Obama got the save. The intelligence officers and Armed Forces scored the runs. I also will not quibble | Read More »
Terrorists the world over are laughing into their turbans and praising Allah five times a day for the naive Americans who were responsible for electing Barack Hussein Obama as president of the U.S. And they’re giving a special thanks to the American media, specifically, the Washington Post, for giving them all the information they need to target the security agencies created in response to 9-11. | Read More »
In case you had forgotten about the imminent threat of attack on America by Islamic radicals, an attempted attack on Christmas was a wake up call for our nation. With the reports coming out that there will be increased security at airports and even the suspension of Gitmo releases and relocation, the sobering truth is that these measures are not enough. While I wholeheartedly support | Read More »
A new poll shows that Pakistanis overwhelmingly see the Taliban and al Qaeda as a critical threat to the country. According to the report, “An overwhelming majority think that Taliban groups who seek to overthrow the Afghan government should not be allowed to have bases in Pakistan.” This should come as no surprise, Pakistanis have had a close look at what life would be like | Read More »