Tag Archives: Al Qaeda

What if Bush Had Caught bin Laden?

Of course George W. Bush never actually caught bin Laden. President Obama did. In fact, Bush made it a point to not to capture or kill America’s number one enemy. He went out of his way to avoid going after … Continue reading

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Reflections on 9/11

Has it really been ten years? September 11, 2001 sticks in the American psyche like a recurring nightmare. It changed everything. It changed our foreign policy, it changed how we travel, and most significantly, it changed how we view our … Continue reading

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War; What is it Good For? Absolutely Profit$

Many apologies to Edwin Starr for co-opting the title of his 1969 classic. When President Dwight David Eisenhower delivered his farewell address to the nation on January 17, 1961, he advocated keeping an established military always ready for action. Eisenhower … Continue reading

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Torture is Patriotism

One of the curiosities noted on this blog in the aftermath of the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden (aside from detailing the media’s penchant for providing the platform) has been the previous administration’s defense of and justification for … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two May Days

May 1st has several events associated with it. Great Britain is formed (1328), Pluto (considered the ninth planet at the time) is officially named (1930), Empire State Building is dedicated (1931), Hitler is confirmed dead (1945), North Korea is established … Continue reading

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In My Back Yard

Terrorism has always seemed so far away from me. It always seemed like something that only happened in areas of the world riddled with political strife. But then 9/11 came and went. I remember being in a state of paranoia … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

Since 9/11, there has always been a little gnome in the back of my mind gnawing at my conscience regarding the formation of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). I’ve always been too busy to devote any brain space to the … Continue reading

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