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Before we reach our final opinions regarding the administration’s proposal to degrade Syria’s potential for using chemical weapons, we all need to read Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Military-Industrial Complex Speech (1961):
I arrived in Vietnam just after our first 8,000 “advisors” landed there to “assess the situation.” Our leaders decided to show the free world that we would stand up to Communist aggression. We sent more and more troops and resources; the USSR. sent only resources. We lost the war and 58,000 precious lives.
Every time I hear Sen. John McCain talking about border security I picture him strolling along the
The United States is slowly losing its standing as a democracy. It’s becoming a “takeover” by persons known and unknown. George Orwell’s “1984,” President Dwight Eisenhower’s warning, “Beware of the military-industrial complex,” to name a few historical references.
In the galaxy of big-screen superheros — a rather glum lot — Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man is the snappy one.
My reaction to Bill Richardson’s guest commentary of Dec. 28, “Young warriors a truly special breed,” is dismay. Although I respect his service as master police officer, and appreciate most of his contributions to the Tribune, I must comment that some of the opinions in this article are historically naive, on one hand, and disingenuous on the other.
Can there be any doubt that it has become little more than a game, run by and for the wealthiest 1 percent and corporate CEOs?
In the Dec. 14 Letters to the Editor, Sal Gomez stated, “majority rules is the basic tenet of our government and the Constitution” (“Basic tenet of our government,” AFN). It appears Mr. Gomez needs a history lesson, even more so than his fifth-grade son. Our Founding Fathers set up our Constitution for a republic, borrowing from the experience of the Romans. Not everything would be under mob rule (democracy) and voting was allowed so that government would be subject to strict rules. That’s what our Constitution is, a restraint on government, and that is why those in power for the past 100 years or so have ignored the Constitution… it rains on their parade.
When I saw the headline for Tom Patterson's Guest Commentary on Feb 12, 2012 (Obama policies have stalled economic recovery) I thought I would at last learn what specific programs and policies that President Obama has instituted that so infuriate Republicans. Alas, all that Patterson provided was more of the same inflammatory generic rhetoric that has propelled Republican opposition for years. All we got was more "Saint Reagan good, Obama bad". There was not one fact provided or Obama policy identified that can be directly pointed as stalling an economic recovery. Instead, Patterson regurgitated the same old lines that seem to be repeated by all Republicans.
When Steve Nebel talks about efforts to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, he is reminded of Sisyphus. In Greek mythology, the gods punished the king by forcing him to push a boulder up a hill. It rolled back down before Sisyphus could reach the top, forcing him to begin anew the endless task.
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Arthur Cyr: President Barack Obama deserves commendation for making the right call concerning deployment of anti-missile weapons in Europe. Instant criticism of the decision as weakness and appeasement of Iran and Russia is predictable but without merit.
To defeat enemies and care for veterans of its armed forces, President Barack Obama said the United States must fundamentally change how the military industrial complex works to slash billions of dollars in wasteful spending.
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“Who is this person calling himself John McCain? The FBI should fingerprint him. He must be an imposter, because he’s 180 degrees different than the John McCain we have known for the last couple of decades.”
In “Shooter,” Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (“The Departed”) fights fascism, murder and political corruption the way Arnold Schwarzenegger once did, by absolutely obliterating everything that moves. Sure, there’s some contextual stuff about greed and the exploitation of power, but mostly it’s just Wahlberg wasting people. For justice.
New York City is putting the "public" into public transit in a big way. The city’s transit authority has awarded a $212 million contract to a group headed by defense contractor Lockheed Martin to install a network of 1,000 state-of-the art surveillance cameras and 3,000 motion sensors in its subway stations and commuter rail stations.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's defense minister said Thursday the real battle for Baghdad will be on its streets, making his bold remarks just before the most powerful blasts in days rattled the capital and destroyed communications and command facilities.