When you say “Veteran’s Day”…


I feel conflictedEvery Veteran's Day weekend there are guilt-stricken Americans "supporting the troops" the only way they know how: defending our service members and their honorable mythic, stoic heroes of might and justice, who undergo herculean tasks under fire in the defense of liberty, truth, etc. from the verbal assaults of anyone who would suggest they are anything other than such.They doth protest too much, methinks. Once upon a time, we were a nation unified. We bore the burden … [Read more...]

Iraqi Christian groups winning the war for the US?

I was following this story in the Fort Bragg newspaper, Paraglide up until this point:Being able to come to the U.S. to talk with their fellow Christians has strengthened the relationship between the Iraqi and U.S. pastors and creates an even stronger partnership.“I believe the best way to connect with each other is between each other’s churches. To be able to keep the communication between us, it maintains our relationship and bond,” said Francis.“America wants a secure, stable Iraq,” … [Read more...]

Bible stopped a bullet, saving a soldier’s life

From the Casa Grande Dispatch:An “Awake America” rally to provide overseas troops with Bibles has been scheduled for 8:30 and 11:15 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Christian Church of Casa Grande, 1510 N. Casa Grande Ave.I assure you that this is not a problem. There are plenty of copies of many translations of the Bible available.Cecil Todd, founder and president of the worldwide Revival Fires Ministry from Branson, Mo., will be the featured speaker.“The ... nondenominational rally is to call Amer … [Read more...]

Rick Perry: “Let’s get the troops back to work”

He didn't say it like that, but during last night's Republican primary debate, Rick Perry seemed to promise to start / restart more wars. He wants to put the troops back in Iraq, just days after the war ended.We all know that long wars generate jobs for Americans... or not, I guess. Well at least those lazy bums in the US Military (who, me?) would finally get back to work."I would send troops back into Iraq"He went on to clarify, but I think he had already lost most Americans."I t … [Read more...]

Rick Perry Says He Would Send Troops Back To Iraq

Guess who just lost the majority of whatever remaining military vote he was counting on. That's right, the less-frothy of the Ricks.http://www.youtube.com/embed/I5qZ9GrBf4w? … [Read more...]

Happy Xmas (Iraq War is Over)

President Obama came to Fort Bragg yesterday to announce the news. All of our troops are scheduled to arrive home before Christmas day. This is ahead of the previously planned December 31st 'final out' date.How does a foxhole atheist feel about this? The same as my religious brothers in arms - elated. Nothing could possibly be more appropriate than John Lennon's "Happy Xmas, (War is Over)"http://www.youtube.com/embed/yN4Uu0OlmTg?John Lennon, of course, was an atheist. His music, and … [Read more...]

Out of Iraq, Finally.

The A.P. just released a story that claims to know that we are abandoning the concept of troops in Iraq in 2012.I wish I could comment further, but this is welcome news personally.BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decision to pull out fully by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security … [Read more...]