Monthly Archives: December 2012

Remembering Schwarzkopf: A Desert Storm Requiem

I decided to let the usual slew of media panegyrics to the recently departed general go by before offering some historical ground truth on the man’s role in the Gulf War Syndrome/chemical exposure story. This is from the chapter entitled … Continue reading

Posted in Desert Storm | Leave a comment

The View At Work On Christmas Eve

Even with the overcast and generally dreary conditions, it still looks pretty amazing. Now, as for the not-so-savory political bait-and-switch I see everyday when we’re actually in session and this place is occupied…not so pretty.

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Afghan War Claims Another Life: CDR Job Price, USN

The WP/AP story can be found here. If you know–or even suspect–that someone close to you in the armed forces may be struggling with issues they feel they can’t control, excellent help is available. Vets4Warriors is a 24/7, peer-to-peer, completely … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan | Leave a comment

A Christmas Eve Message

As I write these lines, there are troops, cops, firefighters, and EMS personnel around this country and the world who are on duty instead of being with their families. To them I say thank you, be safe and I hope … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Strong, Capable Women Need Not Apply

Susan Rice today withdrew her name from consideration to be the next Secretary of State: I am highly honored to be considered by you for appointment as Secretary of State. I am fully confident that I could serve our country ably … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Terrorist leader Khaled Meshal: “Liberating Palestine, all of Palestine, is a duty, a right and a goal”

From the Washington Post: “Palestine, from the river to the sea, from north to south, is our land,” Meshal said, “Not an inch of it can be conceded.” “We cannot recognize the legitimacy of Israel’s occupation of Palestine,” he said. … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East | Leave a comment

Senate Detainee Interrogation Report May Stay Classified Forever

Via ProPublica: A Senate committee is close to putting the final stamp on a massive report on the CIA’s detention, interrogation and rendition of terror suspects. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who heads the Select Committee on Intelligence, called the roughly … Continue reading

Posted in Detainee policy | Leave a comment