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Men, Women and Suicide Bombers

Friday, July 6, 2007

I have heard the oft repeated line it’s human nature to explain the reason for many things Mankind does. Now we have some basis in science to justify what we intuitively know. In the current issue of Psychology Today an article titled Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature provides the answer to 10 (duh) human nature traits. Including why Muslims are more likely to be Suicide Bombers.

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Operation Arrowhead Ripper Day 16

Friday, July 6, 2007

Michael Yon has another dispatch from Iraq – Baqubah Update: 05 July 2007.

If you really want to know what’s happening on the ground, outside the Green Zone, read it. Things are getting better and it’s the Iraq government and Iraq people who are beginning to pull their weight. In other words the ‘Surge’ is Working.

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Supreme Court will hear Guantanamo Bay Challenge

Friday, June 29, 2007

Today (June 29, 2007) the Supreme Court announced that during its next term starting in October 2007, the Court will consider the legal rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The question of “standing” will determine the legal processes available to detainees and under what terms the prisoners are to be held and/or brought to trial. What legal rights do they have? Are they covered by the Geneva Convention Treaty and if so under which parts? Are they subject to Military or Civilian Justice. Are they Spies, Enemy Combatants, Criminals or ??? Do we need a new or amended “Terrorist” classification of detainees to properly describe a class that was not conceived when some of the legal processes were written?

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What’s Arrowhead Ripper?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Unless you count the negative reports about the number of US casualties resulting from operation “Arrowhead Ripper”, currently underway in Iraq, the Main Stream Media (MSM) has not expended much effort reporting the current Iraq War operations. By placing the emphasis of their stories where they do, the MSM is again showing their negative bias toward the Iraq War. For example, according to one of Investor Business Daily’s (IBD) editorials titled Al-Qaida’s End? here is how actions by our Military are being reported. Read the rest of this entry »


Senator Liberman’s Iraq

Friday, June 15, 2007

Senator JOSEPH LIEBERMAN has an informative and interesting article today on the Editorial Page of the On-Line Opinion Journal of the Wall Street Journal. “What I Saw in Iraq” paints a far different picture of the events at the scene than is normally heard from the “Surrender Liberals”.

“I recently returned from Iraq and four other countries in the Middle East, my first trip to the region since December. In the intervening five months, almost everything about the American war effort in Baghdad has changed, with a new coalition military commander, Gen. David Petraeus; a new U.S. ambassador, Ryan Crocker; the introduction, at last, of new troops; and most important of all, a bold, new counterinsurgency strategy.”

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Good News Iraq

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Our Common Struggle”is an interesting article at the on-line Opinion Journal of the Wall Street Journal by BY NOURI AL-MALIKI. In this article the Iraq Prime Minister expresses some of his ideas and problems faced by present day Iraq and recognizes our contribution to the struggle.

“Daily we still fight the battle for our security. We lose policemen and soldiers to the violence, as do the multinational forces fighting along our side. We are training and equipping a modern force, a truly national and neutral force, aided by our allies. This is against the stream of history here, where the armed forces have traditionally been drawn into political conflicts and struggles. What gives us sustenance and hope is an increase in the numbers of those who volunteer for our armed forces, which we see as proof of the devotion of our people to the stability and success of our national government.”

We still have a long way to go, but at least this is a start. The Prime Minister ends with this:

“Our message has been the same to one and all: We will not permit Iraq to be a battleground for other powers. In the contests and ambitions swirling around Iraq, we are neutral and dedicated to our country’s right to prosperity and a new life, inspired by a memory of a time when Baghdad was–as Washington is today–a beacon of enlightenment on which others gazed with admiration. We have come to believe, as Americans who founded your country once believed, that freedom is a precious inheritance. It is never cheap but the price is worth paying if we are to rescue our country.”

I believe in this venture and I hope the American Public will give Mr. Maliki the chance to the success his words embody.