Saddam Hussein

Nick Russell on June 10th, 2011

The decision by Goshen College, a Mennonite college in Goshen, Indiana, to not play the National Anthem at school sporting events, has people talking, from Indiana to Arizona. The school has allowed an instrumental version of the song to be played for the last year or so, with no vocals, but now they don’t even […]

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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 October 7th, 2010

The Supreme Court is currently considering the case of Albert Snyder, who won a multi-million dollar judgment against the radical Westboro Baptist Church after the church’s congregation picketed at the funeral of his son,  Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, who was killed in action in Iraq. Even though Corporal Snyder was not gay, the church, […]

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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 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 September 20th, 2009

Last month the community of Englewood, New Jersey banned Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi from going forward with plans to set up a tent to stay in at a Libyan-owned estate in the upscale community located a few minutes drive north of Manhattan. Gadhafi, or Khadafy, as some news media call him, is scheduled to be […]

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