"Last month, Russian mercenaries attacked our troops in Syria. The US courageously fought back and hammered them. Putin denied everything. Trump said nothing. The Congress and NATO did nothing." Remember as kid the expression, "It is as easy as 1,2,3." Watching the world stage recently, the kid's expression came to mind. The way we are going, another war in the Middle East looks as easy as 1,2,3. Consider: America has long stood loyally in support of Israel. Putin snoo
"Maybe it is time to consider the group leadership and thinking of 5 former, successful Presidents of both parties, instead of one unsuccessful and dangerous President, who is obviously over his head." Legendary film director Ken Burns has completed an in-depth look at the War in Vietnam on Public Television. It is very gripping and tells a very complex story of screw ups, out of control egos, passion, and evil. He fairly points out that there were people of good intentions
As some of the readers of this Commentary are aware, I was honored last year by being inducted into my High School Athletic Hall of Fame for football. I was an unqualified over achiever. But I do enjoy football, especially at the college level. As we football fans are aware, a Quarterback often uses a tactic of throwing short, high percentage completion passes. There are usually used when opponents play the receivers for deep throws. These passes are often referred to "
With the swirling events in the World, I am often asked by friends and readers to help sift through the noise to establish an opinion of a new development. The surprise attack against Syria by President Donald Trump Friday night is one such example. Although the President indicated in advance his shock at the pictures of "beautiful Syrian babies" being gassed by their own President, his decision to strike Syria was still a surprise to most. As a matter of fact, even thoug
Much of the discussion about Donald Trump's 2016 Campaign for President has centered around his relationship to Russian Premier Vladimir Putin. The speculation has been that the attraction to Putin for Trump was not political but rather the opportunity for making money and business. That may have been the case, but I believe Putin has had a plan beyond taking advantage of Trump's inexperience at high level international affairs, from day one; and continues to challenge Ame
I previously wrote in this column about our Longest Quagmire--The War in Syria. I cited both poor management by the Obama Administration and devious manipulation by Soviet Premier Putin as the primary reasons for failure to reach peace. The forced absorption of hundreds of thousands of fleeing Syrian Refugees continues to fuel fighting and protests around the world. There is no end in sight to this quagmire. Now we have serious artillery attacks on our ships in internation
A major part of President Obama's final press conference at the Pentagon was centered on our alleged payment of $400 million for the release of American Hostages from Iran. I found this allegation particularly troubling because of our long stated policy of not paying for the release of hostages to avoid the precedent it creates in future cases. From researching the issue, I found the following: 1. The money was Iran's, not the U.S. and was part of the assets we (and other