American Troops

Nick Russell on August 27th, 2011

If a U.S. Marine farts in the desert, can it be heard in the Halls of Montezuma, or on the shores of Tripoli? I sure hope not, because the natural act of passing gas has become a politically incorrect hot potato, so to speak. And don’t even ask me to visualize that comment! A few […]

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Nick Russell on May 1st, 2011

America is rejoicing over the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in an attack by American Navy Seals on his fortified compound in Islamabad, Pakistan. Thousands gathered at the White House, waving flags and singing songs when the news was announced, and at Ground Zero in New York, more revelers celebrated the death […]

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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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Nick Russell on August 19th, 2010

The newscasts Wednesday were full of video clips of smiling American troops rolling  out of Iraq and across the border into Kuwait, with reports that the last combat troops were finally leaving that desert hellhole, seven years and five months after the U.S. invasion to overthrow dictator Saddam Hussein. I’m sure that those soldiers are […]

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