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The Unnecessary Death & Destruction Caused by the “Rules of War”

“Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” Ronald Reagan.

Nothing has changed.

Here is a column from an LA Times columnist. In it the columnist displays his ignorance by showing how much of what he knows … just isn’t so.

“They have both [Trump and Cruz] suggested that intensified U.S. bombing can win the war. (It can’t.)” I guess he thinks that round-the-clock heavy bombardment of oil fields, ball bearing factories, tank factories, arms factories, ammunition factories, truck factories, rocket factories, gunpowder factories, rail and […]

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The Politics of a post-9/11 Internet World

We are witnessing a sea change in our politics, and outside of a few – Rand, Cruz, Trump, Bernie – no one is noticing…

Cruz is calling out the liars in his own party. McCain is berating GOP senators supporting the Constitution. McConnell is lying to his team in order to pass anti-limited government legislation.

Rand is saying – ya know what? The 10th Amendment really does exist, and, no, we don’t need to police the world.

Bernie is cleaning Hillary’s clock with her own base.

The GOP base can’t stand Jeb Bush.

Walker is […]

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Must 2014 be 1914 Redux?

This is excellent commentary worthy of reading & understanding.

But it is a broader statement – far broader – than its current context.

The author writes, essentially, that the Iraq / Iran / Syria catastrophe is an ongoing sectarian mess that must be allowed to run its course as there is nothing we can do about it other than waste lives & treasure.

This is exactly correct.

And had Woodrow Wilson gotten – and followed – this advice in 1917, and let the then-stalemated Great War draw to the negotiated conclusion it more than likely would have reached before the […]

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