American Soldiers

Nick Russell on January 14th, 2012

The recently released video that allegedly shows U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead Taliban fighters has provoked a firestorm of criticism around the world. From the White House to the halls of the Pentagon, to newspapers and blogs everywhere, the desecration of the enemy bodies is being condemned. Yes, it’s horrible. But […]

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Nick Russell on April 28th, 2011

I’ve been criticized in the past for my blog comments on what a waste of time I think professional sports are, and how tired I get of having regular TV programming preempted by ballgames, and unending news coverage of the misdeeds of overpaid, cretin professional athletes. But compared to all of that, what we’ve been […]

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Nick Russell on March 24th, 2011

Here we go again. It’s not bad enough that we are wasting American lives, and billions of dollars, in prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, so now we’re bombing Libya. Will we ever learn that A) We cannot be the world’s policeman forever; and B) If we are going to get into messes like this, […]

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Nick Russell on September 6th, 2010

Despite the August 31 deadline to end combat operations in Iraq, and President Obama’s declaration that the U.S. combat role had ended there, yesterday American troops found themselves in the middle of a gun battle, when insurgents attacked their base in Baghdad. Combat knows no calendar. According to an Associated Press news story, twelve people […]

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