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In Defense of Memorial Day Barbecues and Beer

Sometimes, because I’m a veteran, people call me to wish me Happy Memorial Day and I’ll get a little uneasy. They call out of good intentions, but still. 1,485 more words

Body counts and the new normal

Physicians for Social Responsibility, in a report issued several weeks ago, estimated that more than 1 million people died in Iraq during the past 15 years as a result of U.S.-led military operations, and more than 300,000 people died in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 223 more words

War And Peace

The Fog Of History: Last Days In Vietnam

Last night we watched the American Experience documentary Last Days In Vietnam. It’s quite simply an amazing film, and one doesn’t have to have supported that war to be moved by the tales of heroism by Americans and Vietnamese alike. 756 more words


Remembering the War the Way We Have To

This is the one I think of: 

Washington (CNN)One former employee of the private Blackwater Worldwide security company was sentenced Monday to life in prison and three others to 30 years each behind bars for their roles in a 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left 17 people dead.

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SIGAR reveals $45 billion in tax dollars goes missing in Afghanistan

Millions of dollars have disappeared from Afghanistan and the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction is placing the blame on the Pentagon’s mismanaged accounting practices for the problem. 143 more words

Gov Beat

Bowe Bergdahl and the Damnation of Others...

Bowe Bergdahl

Perhaps no name in recent American History invokes such passionate disdain and hatred from from most Americans than that of Bowe Bergdahl’s.

No matter what your particular political beliefs may be, I believe you can feel the palpable sway of opinion as the Department of Defense recently decided to charge him officially with misconduct before the enemy and desertion. 1,262 more words


When the movies go to war and seldom give peace a chance

Presentation at St. Thomas More College

Gerald Schmitz, 20 March 2015

Twelve years ago yesterday was an important anniversary. I was celebrating my mother Denise’s 90th birthday—she’s a still vibrant 102! 3,663 more words