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The State known as Iraq is gone

Hat/Tip to Newsmax. “The country of Iraq is, for all intents and purposes, dead and has been replaced by three successor states,” former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden. That is what former CIA director, General Michael Hayden said to Newsmax. “The state of Iraq as we know it is gone, and it’s not going to be reconstituted,” he told “The Steve Malzberg Show.” “It’s certainly not going to be reconstituted by [Prime Minister] Nouri al-Maliki.” But where do we go from here? He said the only way out of the Iraq mess might be a science fiction-type scenario. “[I’d] get […]

Planet Of The Dupes

The worst evils are committed not by those who know they are doing wrong, but by those who believe they’re doing right. So it is with the current American electorate, if not the Obama regime and its slobbering sycophants in the mainstream media, liberal hacks whose ongoing examination of the most radical administration in the history of the United States consists basically of, to quote Red Love author David Evanier, “Whatever they did, they didn’t do it.” But even if Obama and his acolytes can fool half of the people all of the time, that leaves just as many who […]

Rumors of War: Are We Going to War Because of Saddam Hussein’s WMD’s?

Would it be hilarious if we went to war in Syria, only to find “made in Iraq” on Assad’s chemical weapons?  Moonbattery has information that suggests the Obama might vindicate Bush! It looks like our Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in Chief is now going to turn the US military on Syria, in hopes of dislodging the government, which would then be replaced by Islamist radicals affiliated with al Qaeda. The pretext is Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Where do you suppose he got them? Here’s a strong possibility: As intelligence prior to the invasion of Iraq indicated that […]

Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys

For years Santa had stopped at the Island of Misfit Toys.  But no more. “I wouldn’t go near that place anymore” said Santa.  “It’s more dangerous than Mexico, Afghanistan or Detroit.” The culprit is politics.  For years the Island of Misfit Toys had been ruled by King Moonracer (pictured here), an absolute, hereditary monarch.  But not all were happy with his rule.  Chief among them was Charlie-in-the-Box (seen here.) Charlie, who sees himself as the Island’s resident intellectual, had taken to reading the Federalist Papers and the Declaration of Independence.  Dissatisfied with his position as a subject he began to push for more […]

A Letter From A Former Slave, to His Former Owner

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History is a pure pleasure for me.  As most readers already know, my favorite period is WW II, however, I do know a bit about the Civil War as well. The evils of slavery, the death and destruction of the war itself, and then, the struggle of reconstruction did much to shape our history.  However, I caught something interesting on Memeorandum today, and it shows the struggles of that age in a slightly different light.  Here is a letter written by a former slave, in response to a letter sent by his former master.   Dayton, Ohio,  August 7, 1865 To My […]

September 11, 2011: Tenth Anniversary Post

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Throughout our history, our nation has faced many evils.  Sadly, man has the unerring tendency to engage in the most despicable of behaviors, all in the name of serving a “greater” power or cause.  It would seem that the United States has often been caught in the cross-hairs of these evils.   The very birth of our nation was predicated on the defeat of tyranny, namely, the “Divine Right of Kings.”  The nation was split, literally and figuratively, on the question of whether or not one man could hold a fellow man as property.   We, as a people, were horrified by […]

Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys

For years Santa had stopped at the Island of Misfit Toys.  But no more. “I wouldn’t go near that place anymore” said Santa.  “It’s more dangerous than Mexico, Afghanistan or Detroit.” The culprit is politics.  For years the Island of Misfit Toys had been ruled by King Moonracer (pictured here), an absolute, hereditary monarch.  But not all were happy with his rule.  Chief among them was Charlie-in-the-Box (seen here.) Charlie, who sees himself as the Island’s resident intellectual, had taken to reading the Federalist Papers and the Declaration of Independence.  Dissatisfied with his position as a subject he began to […]