Wednesday, July 28, 2010
News reports indicate that 90,000 documents classified as secret by the United States government have been made available to the public through a website WikiLeaks. These documents relate to the war in Afghanistan and supposedly reveal what is really happening over there. They paint quite a different picture than we get from the regular media. It seems that people actually get killed as a result of our armed intervention in that far-away country. Imagine that! War results in people getting killed. This is supposed to be a shocking revelation about what is going on. From my perspective, it is to be expected that people get killed in war. Our men and women in the armed services are trained to kill and given the equipment to do so. It should not be a surprise to the American people, but that is what happens when we send our troops into war.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Recent news reports indicate that former Congressman Newt Gingrich is considering a run for the presidency 2012. He would be an interesting contrast to Sarah Palin, who is the darling of the Tea Party movement. Sarah has lived a life of strong family values while Newt was committing adultery even as he lead the impeachment effort against Bill Clinton for his adulterous behavior. Both of them have written books, but Gingrich actually reads books. Sarah Palin constantly attacks the “elitists” in America, while Newt is a genuine elitist. (He has a Ph.D. in modern European history) From my perspective, the primary election season will be a spectacle to behold when these two meet in debate.