Monthly Archives: January 2007

Regarding Senate Proposals on Iraq–Letter to Washington Post

  Why waste time debating a no win set of policy position statements in the Senate–Democrat or GOP.   President Bush has decided to turn up the heat on the war in Iraq, and the Iranians.  He is the Commander … Continue reading

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Regarding U.S. Posture Toward Iran–Letter to NY Times

  Iran is just begging for the U.S. to paste it. We should have leveled Iran during the Carter days,but under him this Nation had become a punching bag for everyone, especially Iran.   But things are different know. We … Continue reading

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Regarding the Iranian Threat–Letter to LA Times

  The Iranians, who have been supplying significant logistical, technological and hands on training support to the insurgents and al Qaeda from both Iran and within Iraq should be skating on thin ice with the United States. I support the … Continue reading

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Regarding Senate Panel Vote on Iraq War–Letter to NY Times

  There are times in history when leaders must lead in the face of strong popular countervailing attitudes. This time is one of those in which the President must be strong in the face of criticism from all sides.   … Continue reading

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Regarding LA Times Article Playing Down Iranian Involement in Iraq War–Letter to LA Times

  To attempt to play down Iranian involvement in the Iraq war is not responsible.    Iran has been furnishing weapons technology advice and support for improvised explosive devices, and providing staging areas and routes for insurgents for most of the war. … Continue reading

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U.S. Troops to take Main Brunt of New Iraq Fighting–Letter to Washington Post

  Military success in Iraq will require the use of mainly U.S. troops added by the recent "surge". Iraqi forces are not reliable enough to secure Baghdad. So, the success in Baghdad will expose principally U.S. troops to harm’s way. … Continue reading

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Polls Do Not Run the Country–Letter to Washington Post

  Polls do not lead the country–thank God! The Commander in Chief of the nation is the President, and the polls do not decide how wars are fought.   Basically, many Americans would much rather be sipping coffee at Starbucks, that … Continue reading

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Iraq is not Vietnam–Letter to LA Times

  Iraq is not anything like Vietnam.  Iraq is part of a global conflict against radical Islam. It is more than that,but in essence that what it has become.  Vietnam, while in retrospect was part of the global war on the … Continue reading

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Regarding American Vision of War on Radical Islam–Letter to NY Times

  We must create a vision in our minds about the war on radical Islam, it must be a fluid vision that flexes as events on the ground change.  Not only are more troops needed to deal with the situation in Iraq,but … Continue reading

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Regarding Americans Killed by Sunni Insurgents–Letter to Washington Post

  These most recent murders of Americans by Sunni insurgents linked to al Qaeda only fires me up more to aggressively take this war to them. There are many whiners in Congress that want the U.S. troops to start coming home now, but that … Continue reading

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