I’ll Pay You $5 To Beat Up That Guy

Fresh off some very interesting (although full of doom) conversations yesterday, I offer an extension of a discussion that we started a week ago. We were discussing the increase in rhetoric around Yemen and the fact that I was hoping this was not a precursor to yet another military operation in yet another muslim territory on yet another Al Qaeda is a threat to the world charge. I still believe that this is the precursor to increased involvement in Yemen. And that is disappointing to me, because I don’t want us involved in another cat-fight in ANY other country (including Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, or Nigeria). As I perused the news this evening I find this little gem of an article on the Fox News political site. It probably started on the main news page but wasn’t there for long. The article was titled: “The Other Terror War: Pentagon Eyes Foreign Aid to Fight Al Qaeda.” And I found myself even frustrated with this simple premise that most Americans won’t bat an eye at…
Is This Supposed to be a BETTER plan?

We Aren’t the Soviets… but Afghanistan is Killing Us

Afghanistan FlagAlright, I decided I would take tonight to tackle the questions about Afghanistan that were asked of me and to offer my take on the situation we are watching play out in the political arena around the President’s decision, or lack thereof, to supply additional troops to the theater. Most of the questions asked of me the other night were about Iran, and Iran will get its own article at some point in the near future. The question asked about Afghanistan was whether it is time to bring the boys home and let that country do whatever they are going to do to themselves. That is a tough one to answer, but I will do my best. First, though, I want to talk about how this is all playing out politically. The conservatives are running crazy around the delays in answering the request for a surge. It seems they have a large issue with it “taking too long.” And the liberals are, it seems divided on the entire idea. So let’s take a look.
The Reality of the Public Debate on Afghanistan

The Threat of Violence… Justified Politics or Meddling?

I was perusing the news today while on a dinner break at work and stumbled upon this article about how India was poised to attack Pakistan over the recent terror attacks in Mumbai. I will link to it below. Apparently the US and Britain talked them off the ledge. But that got me thinking about the discussions that we have had on this blog about the United States constantly being involved in the affairs of other nations. Furthermore I was wondering how we can define the line that our country should not be allowed to cross….
When Do We Cross the Line from Saint to Satan?