Iraq

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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Nick Russell on July 4th, 2010

If you are an American, today is your birthday. America is 234 years old today, and even though we certainly have our share of problems, and some of them seem to get worse every year, we’re still privileged to be citizens of the greatest nation the world has ever known. Just think about it. We […]

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Nick Russell on April 9th, 2010

I upset a few people in my April 1st blog, It’s Time To Take Back Our Border, when I referred to Mexico as a “cesspool teeming with disease and vermin.” In the spirit of detente, can we agree that while most of Mexico is a good place, filled with good people, most of the Mexican […]

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Nick Russell on March 2nd, 2010

News reports this week say that Iraq is reinstating some 20,000 officers who were part of Saddam Hussein’s army. Huh? Didn’t we just dismantle that army after first whipping them, throwing their murderous leader out of office, and then hanging him? I don’t get it. Weren’t they part of the evil regime that terrorized the […]

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Nick Russell on December 2nd, 2009

I wasn’t any kind of hero when I was in the Army, and I am not a scholar of military history, but having spent some time in uniform, I just can’t understand this nonsense of putting deadlines on a war. The United States has a timetable which calls for the withdrawal of all combat troops […]

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