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Apr 17th

Syrian Policy?

Syrian Policy?

After President Barak Obama's "policy" speech on Syria this Tuesday past, we're now engaged in the old "if we can't threaten them into submission, maybe we can outwait them" game.

After weeks of pointing to the "line in the sand" and rattling every saber in America's arsenal, it looks like El Presidente might be able to turn a possible public embarrassment into a policy advantage. Yesterday's policy: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gassed civilians; U.S. military strikes are eminent. Today's standard: If al-Assad gives up his chemical weapons, we will rub out the line in the sand.

It's very simple, really. Our intelligence says the Syrian army used chemical weapons. Obama says we're going to bomb Syrian military installations and munitions stores. Plans are drafted for a quick strike. These plans (complete with targets and routes) are revealed to the world, making one wonder what ever happened to the tried-and-true military tactic of surprise.

Last Updated ( September 12, 2013 )

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Remembering Our Fallen

Remembering Our Fallen

It's been 12 years. Some of us have forgotten as those years have passed. Other troubles have come our way. Wars. The economy. Job loss.

But we need to remember.

We need to...

Last Updated ( September 11, 2013 )

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Nature’s Music, Man’s Poetry

Nature’s Music, Man’s Poetry

Last week, an unexpected thunderstorm triggered my thoughts of another era. It was an era when I was young and had few worries other than my mom or dad findin' some chore...

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New Coach Leading Tide; game to be streamed online

New Coach Leading Tide; game to be streamed online

If you're on your computer or mobile device tonight and wondering how the boys in crimson over at Minden High are doing on the football field, well just log on to the Pre...

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Just Thinking

Just Thinking

Some things about our society, its leaders and some of its occupants which your humble observer found thoughtworthy:

U.S. Sen. John McCain, the venerable Republican from A...

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