Tag Archives: Vietnam War

You Didn’t Have To Be There

My generation’s war was Viet Nam. Primarily due to a 333 in the lottery I didn’t go. That doesn’t prohibit me from empathy and understanding. I do not speak Vietnamese nor did I know the geography or customs. (I could have found it on the globe but that is about it – and more than a lot of other young men of my generation.) Had I been on the ground my life would have been in the hands of an interpreter and my organization’s success would have been in large part dependent on cooperative denizens. Fast forward two generations, change the location to Afghanistan and the story is basically the same. If I can realize this why couldn’t 16 House Republicans?

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Thanks Dick And Al

As much as I want to stop writing about Trump I can’t. He remains a threat to America and global democracy. Today I will stay within my lifetime and political awareness but still illustrate just how un-American he is. Continue reading Thanks Dick And Al

My President Is A Lying Coward

When you looked at the title of today’s article I don’t know if your reaction was, “That’s a strong statement” or, “It took you this long to figure it out?” In any event Trump removed any doubt about its validity this past week. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is A Lying Coward

A Tribute To John McCain

There is some uncertainty as I pen this. Late this morning (Friday August 24th) the family of Senator John McCain announced he is ceasing treatment for cancer. It is inevitable that he will soon leave us and I intend to publish this soon after that preempting another article if necessary and viable. Traditionally it would be called an obituary. I would rather call it a tribute. I feel inadequate to write McCain’s obituary but I can express sincere appreciation of his service to his and my country. I’m not sure when you will read this, but I assume it will be soon. Continue reading A Tribute To John McCain

Why Does This White House Leak So Much?

Last week a White House aide made a comment about Arizona Republican Senator John McCain that most charitably can be described as insensitive. The administration’s reaction was to be outraged that it leaked to the press. There is a lot here and almost all of it is nauseating. Let’s explore. Continue reading Why Does This White House Leak So Much?