Seal Team Imperialism and the Sticky Wicket in Benghazi

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In the parlance of the classic British colonial era, President Obama is faced with a bit of a sticky wicket in Benghazi, Libya. The metaphor refers to a patch of rough grass making it hard to hit the ball through the wicket in the British sport of cricket. British colonials liked to bring a little of England to the warm climes they colonized and played cricket on native-tendered grass between dealing with unruly wogs and … [Read more...]

The Silly Season Goes Into Overdrive

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No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. - H.L. Mencken Frontline recently ran a documentary that amounted to interwoven bios of the respective characters of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It made two points very clear. One, it takes an obsessive personal determination to seek the office of President of the United States of America. And, two, this being America in 2012, the capacity … [Read more...]

Telling Our Stories

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Among the veteran writers on this blogsite,  there is an on-going discussion about the importance for aging activists like us to record and pass on our stories of opposition and resistance to war. So consider this an infomercial as well as a blatant attempt to drum up business for a memoir I published five years ago called Vietnam Awakening.  We would like to reach fellow veterans who struggle in the present to survive … [Read more...]