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The War That Never Ends.

“Even if it were desirable, America is not strong enough to police the world by military force. If that attempt is made, the blessings of liberty will be replaced by coercion and tyranny at home. Our Christian ideals cannot be exported to other lands by dollars and guns. Persuasion and example are the methods taught […]

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God of War: Obama Extending Afghan War Past 2017.

On Yahoo News, we read: President Barack Obama on Thursday abandoned his pledge to end America’s longest war, announcing plans to keep at least 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017 and hand the conflict off to his successor. It is another setback for the president in his quest to extricate […]

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Is the War in Afghanistan Really Over?

A few days ago, NATO officially marked the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. It is widely being referred to as the end of the war. On Fox News, we read: President Obama on Sunday marked the end of the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan by calling it a “milestone” for the country and […]

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When Allies Attack – Afghan Soldier Kills US General.

On Fox News, we read: A man in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire Tuesday at a military base, killing a U.S. general and wounding 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops. U.S. officials identified the murdered American late Tuesday as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. Greene was the […]

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FOREVER WAR: Obama To Leave 9,800 Troops in Afghanistan Past 2014.

In a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, President Obama declared his intent to leave nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014 as part of an ostensible draw-down leading up to a full withdrawal by 2016. As Fox News reports: “This year, we will bring America’s longest war to a responsible end,” Obama said, in […]

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Ron Paul: “Endless Wars Are Driving Soldiers Crazy.”

From the Ron Paul Institute: Last week we saw yet another tragedy at Ft. Hood, Texas, as a distraught Iraq war veteran killed three of his fellow soldiers before killing himself. It is nearly five years after the last Ft. Hood shooting, where 13 people were killed. These tragedies are heartbreaking and we certainly feel […]

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Soldier Receives Standing Ovation during State of the Union: Why?

During President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, an injured US Army soldier received a standing ovation. His story certainly sounds quite heavy, and he suffers from the aftereffects of severe injuries received in Afghanistan. I am always impressed with the resiliency of individuals able to sustain such debilitating injuries and yet carry on. […]

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“It Wasn’t Me!” – Former SecDef Gates Pens Memoir, Rips Obama.

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has penned a tell-all memoir in which he viciously rips President Barack Obama for his handling of American foreign policy during Gates’ tenure in office. As the Washington Post reports: In a new memoir, former defense secretary Robert Gates unleashes harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment […]

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Staying Out of War: Gallup Poll Reflects Increasing Support.

Yesterday, I wrote an article extolling my approval of American’s increasing support for federal legalization of marijuana. This reflects attitudes turning more towards liberty and a displeasure with the State. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s poll comes another promising poll which reflects an interesting trend: When asked if the USA should mind it’s own […]

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