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The nuclear deal brokered by the United States and Iran in Geneva is historic. Just as the agreement to peacefully disarm Syria of its chemical weapons demonstrated, diplomacy makes the world a safer place.
“Weather experts say that Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Friday and is expected to hit the Southeast Asian mainland, may turn out to be the most powerful such storm since modern record-keeping began. But don’t worry. Global warming is just a hoax.”
“Everyday there is a post about some glorious way to make every man woman and child comfortable. And everyday it becomes increasingly clearer that the ultimate goal of most of you is to see the closing of all for profit businesses. The sole purpose of this can only be to funnel all money into the government for redistribution. Much like Stalinist Russia. When the 98% went from middle class and some poor to no middle class and all destitute.”
The “Grand Old Peace” party is still just the same ol’ Grand Old Publicity party.
“It’s that time of year when politicians everywhere live on a food stamp budget for a week and then whine and moan about how hard it was. Guess what? I am not on food stamps, but my family has less than that to spend on food. We eat healthy and do just fine. $29-$47 a week per person for food would be a luxury.”
I am writing about Bill Richardson’s thoughtful column: “Our new crime-riddled ‘Five C’s’ and what to do about them” (Commentary, Tribune, Sept. 18).
“Thinking of buying trip cancellation insurance next time you book an airline flight? DON’T BOTHER! Save your money! They have no intention of honoring their side of the deal.”
With a war on Syria becoming more of a reality, the price of crude oil continues to increase. Our ever-increasing reliance on foreign oil has left us in a financial tough spot whenever turmoil in the Middle East flares up. With the situation in Syria continuing to worsen, there appears to be no end in sight.
“If you think Obama is weak on Syria and Russia, just remember Assad and Putin were the ones who came a knockin’. Obama has a poker face that would make McCain throw his phone away.”
“Bombs send messages, but never the message the sender intended.”
Does “GOP” now stand for the “Grand Old Peace” party? You’d think so if you listen to many Republican conservative talkers, pundits, and nervous politicians holding their fingers up to the wind, then holding up a certain finger to the White House.
The recent diatribe by Tom Patterson (Tribune, “Deferring Syria decision to Congress pure political masterstroke for the president”; Sept. 8) concerning recent events in Syria is typical of the arrogant, duplicitous, attitude exhibited by him and his ilk toward any plans by the president.
“We can do better than bombs! Change course, President Obama!”
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):
If you’re like me, you have some real doubts about increasing our involvement in Syria by responding to that country’s use of deadly gas attacks.
“Sounds like George Zimmerman is the single biggest job creator for 911 operators. Glad I’m not the kind of guy that goes around saying, ‘I told you so.’”
The most often-used argument I hear for agreeing to take military action in Syria is that if we don’t, the United States will appear weak-willed.
President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
“So they decided to bomb Syria. Uh, I think too much time has passed since the initial incident for this to have its intended effect. It’s kind of like training a dog. When the dog misbehaves, you have to correct the behavior immediately (and I don’t mean by violence), or the dog doesn’t know what the punishment is for.”
“Since Sen. Jeff Flake supports a military strike in Syria, perhaps some of his sons should join the military.”
President Obama’s decision to defer to Congress the decision about whether to slap around Syria was a pure political masterstroke.
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.
“I always enjoy Linda Turley-Hansen’s column. She’s better than anyone, reveals the total disconnect from reality of the far right, the bigotry and racism of their political views and ignorance of the causes and effects of poverty in this country. Incidentally: Guns do kill people, and that’s a fact.”
U.S. Sen. John McCain faced a tough crowd largely opposed to military action in Syria during a town hall meeting Thursday in Phoenix.