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Tag Archive 'War'

Washington Rules

Washington Rules, America’s Path to Permanent War sounds like it good be written by the congenital anti-establishment “type” attacked Fox News “types.” But the author is Andrw Bacevich who is distinguished retired military and whose son was killed serving as an officer in the Middle East. “at the deeper level, the costs of adhering to […]

Voice of Thunder

Mirka Breen, an Israeli child at the time of the 6 Day War in 1967, has written a short novel centered around two Israeli school girls set in the time of the war. Imagine in 1967, there is no television. The country operates mostly through three radio stations which have to be used by the […]

O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry, Our earthly rulers falter, our people drift and die; The walls of gold entomb us, the swords of scorn divide; Take not Thy thunder from us, but take away our pride. From all that terror teaches, from lies of tongue and pen, From […]

The Wars from Gates

I have been pushing for debt reduction by war reduction. Defense Secretary Bill Gates makes the same bi-partisan arguments. Because he is bi-partisan, it was brilliant of Obama to keep him on.

War As a Profession

How long have we been at war in Afghanistan? Is our military supposed to fight such long wars? Can you imagine a job where you are a success if you can kill other people and keep them from killing more of you? What does that do to a person? Our military are not action heroes. […]

I wrote this as a pre-bulletin for the Catholic Community. The letter of St James, (3:16-4:3) is the second reading for September 20, 2009. You are another generation at war. Lives lost and resources wasted are the standard costs. But without a draft and taxes to pay for the war, we all of us, can […]