Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Obama Continues To Pour Troops Down Rathole

When are we going to learn the lessons of the Russians that Afghanistan will not be turned into a little version of ourselves. It is a backwards country that really has no desire to embrace democratic practices. If Obama wants to go catch Bin Laden, I think that could be done in a week or two if he was serious about it. Otherwise, we are just wasting the lives of more troops. Disgusting!

Reporting from Washington -- President Obama ordered his first major deployment of U.S. combat troops Tuesday, authorizing 17,000 additional soldiers and Marines for Afghanistan in what he described as an urgent bid to stabilize a deteriorating and neglected country.

The deployment will double the number of American combat brigades in the nation at a time of tension with Afghanistan's weak government over civilian casualties of the campaign against the increasingly bold Taliban, and concern over neighboring Pakistan's ability to fight Islamic militants based there.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Military Guard Admits Guantanamo Torture

This is an amazing story of firsthand personal experience in the abuse of prisoners by our military. It is a long story, but here is some of the closing portion that illustrates the damage done to our own military by compelling them to behave like monsters....

came home in March of 2004 from a year tour in Iraq to a wife and three beautiful children I did not even know and who didn't even know the man I came home as. It was--and continues to be--a struggle every day of our lives. I went through many times of deep depression which turned into me turning to alcohol to comfort me. It was easier to do this than to deal with what I was feeling inside. I was destroying not only myself but my family as well. I woke up one morning and realized I needed to get my life back in order not just for myself, but my family as well. I left the Army in August of 2005 and was ready to start my new life; just leave the Army and all the good and bad times I had went through behind me. That is easier said than done. There has not been a day that goes by I have not re-lived what I did or saw in Guantanamo or Iraq. It does not get any easier; it just eats you up inside day by day.

My Letter Makes the Bee....

Not one of my most controversial, but still an important issue......

Too much vacation
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009

I am in complete agreement with your commentary about lengthy school breaks over winter holidays. With three elementary school children living in my house, I can attest to the fact that three weeks off at Christmas is too much!

This is a huge inconvenience for parents who depend on child care, and the children simply do not need this much vacation. The regression that takes place during the summer months is bad enough. Frankly, given our slipping educational standing among other developed countries, I am hard-pressed to understand why our children are not in school for all but a few weeks each year.

The Fresno Unified School District is charged with equipping our children to compete in the 21st century. Giving children longer vacations is not in keeping with that responsibility.

Jeffrey W. Eisinger


Who Really Racked Up The Federal Debt?????

Check out the chart at this website by clicking on the title above or cutting and pasting this link:

Needless to say, the single year record was set by our former war criminal president, George Bush.