Monthly Archives: December 2008

History and George Bush–Post to Las Vegas Sun

Bush’s greatest hour was his prompt and persistent responses to 9/11, including his staunch support of anti terrorismefforts in the aftermath of 9/11. His address to the UN on the subject of Iraq before the invasion was outstanding. Bush addressed … Continue reading

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Israeli-Palistinian Conflict–Only Short-lived solutions exist-Letter to NY Times

  The NY Times editorial–" War over Gaza" is a well balanced and objective piece of work. The editorial examines all sides of the situation, and the contributions that all the parties are making to both cause the problems, and to prevent … Continue reading

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History, Iraq and George W Bush

  This is in response to the letter by James J. Donaldson published in the Las Vegas Sun on December 28, 2008 in which he concludes that " if Bush should be granted an opportunity to look back and see … Continue reading

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Northbound Interstate 15 is a Travesty–Letter to LA Times

  My wife Jane and I visited family in California over the Christmas holidays. The trip southbound from Las Vegas on Interstate 15 Christmas eve day was easy, taking about 4 hours.  However the return trip on December 27 was brutal.The Northbound … Continue reading

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Israel’s Right to Self Defense–Post in Washington Post

If you start from the premise that Israel has the right to exist,which I do, their retaliation against Hamas rockets raining down on Israel makes total sense.Civilian casualties are an unintended but predictable consequence. Any idealistic notions that there will be … Continue reading

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Afghanistan War Policy Must Get Focused Right Away–Letter to NY Timesw

  US policy in Afghanistan is not currently well focused. Focus has been essentially diffused in the fight against the Taliban, and insurgents because the US has been preoccupied with Iraq. NATO is not the effective force to be contending there with the … Continue reading

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US Auto Maker Assistance–Letter to Wash Post

  I thought your article in the Washington Post was balanced and realistic in its assessment of the present and future positions and expectations of all the parties, and projected results, including the choices for Barack Obama and the outcomes for stakeholders … Continue reading

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Unions in US must change also–Post to Las Vegas Sun

If you are a union supporter, you are becoming a relic in today’s global economy. Your belly has probably been filled by the artificial fruits of institutionally negotiated job security. It’s not about hating unions any more. It’s about recognizing … Continue reading

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to President Bush–US Auto Maker Bailout

  Dear President Bush: This is in response to the authorization announced by you today for a temporary $17.4 billion loan to US auto makers. I have been an opponent of the US car maker bailout–in any form outside of Chapter 11 … Continue reading

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Government Bailout is a temporary fix–Post in Las Vegas Sun

This is in response to commentary in the Las Vegas Sun over the bailout of US car makers, and the authorization announced by President Bush today for a temporary $17.4 billion. I have been an opponent of the US car … Continue reading

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