Monday, October 5, 2015

Fight, Or Die a Thousand Deaths

The Republicans ridicule President Obama for having recruited and trained only 54 moderate Syrian rebels to fight for their country. The problem is not with our president. Has anyone noticed that 75% of those fleeing Syria appear to be young men? How is it that, when foreign men (ISIS) invade a country because they want to make it their own, that the young men of that country flee to lands a thousand miles away?

Did the Native Americans flee when the Europeans came? No, they stood and fought. Did the colonist flee when the “Redcoats” came? No, they stood and fought. Would my sons and I flee? No, we would fight. 

Today, literally tens of thousands of young Syrian men can be seen streaming out of Syria to avoid fighting for it. And the detractors laugh that Obama could not find more than 54 of them to fight. Why should Obama have to find any? It is the young Syrian men who should be seeking to find themselves. If they can manage that, they should look into the mirror to see if there is any courage there. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

How About Carly?

Prior to World War II, the Pope sent an emissary to Moscow to tell Stalin, "He should treat his Christians better."  Stalin responded: "How many divisions does the Pope have?"

When asked at the last Republican debate how she would handle Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, candidate Carly Fiorina said, "I wouldn't talk to Putin. I would rebuild the Sixth Fleet."

That is the kind of universal language Putin listens to. With that single statement, Carly showed her foreign policy "chops"; she showed she understands Russia and how to deal with its leaders.

One day, American will have a female president. It could happen as soon as 2016. How about Carly?

Imagine Carly vs. Hilary in a presidential debate. Carly would eat Hilary's lunch. It would be like Liston trying to hit Ali. Carly would dot both of her eyes.

Hilary Clinton is so yesterday, (as is most of the Democratic field). You can tell by her baggage. Besides scandals, all she has in there is more pants suits. We are tired of that. We like to see a woman in a dress once in a while. Carly beats her there, too. Call it an intangible.