Sunday, November 30, 2008
Seems to me that if one of the goals of the terrorists in Mumbai was to maximize the mistrust and enmity between India and Pakistan, then he'd say something like that whether or not it was true. The Indians are predisposed to believe such a story, and maybe the Pakistanis are too, The jihadis probably benefit from chaos in any event, and if they're sponsored by the Iranians, then a nuclear war between India and Pakistan is just what Ahmadinejad wants--it would essentially neutralize the two biggest local threats to Iran.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
My dad retired from the US Army in 1972 after 30 years of service to his country. Not too many can honestly wear that baseball cap he has on (it says WW II - Korea - Vietnam Veteran), and membership in that elite club gets smaller with each passing year. I honor him today for his service.
Pop retired as a Command Sergeant Major. He was in the Medical Corps, and achieving CSM rank was probably a higher hurdle for him than for those serving in the combat arms. He achieved much and overcame many obstacles. In his own way, he is as courageous as any combat soldier.
Since retirement he has lived in Japan. This picture was taken (I believe) at Camp Zama in 2003.
Thanks, Pop, and thanks to all your comrades in arms who have served or are serving (including my two sons), living and dead, who have sacrificed and are sacrificing so much so that we may enjoy our freedoms.
God bless you all!
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
That said, anyone who says the United States of America is a racist nation is full of crap!
One thing I am thankful for on this election day is the end of all the stupid commercials, the pundit round tables and the obnoxious phone calls.
BTW, I voted by mail after I got to the point where I was certain nothing more anyone could say was going to change my mind about the candidates or the issues. To paraphrase Mark Twain, it provided a relief to the soul denied even to prayer.