Tag Archives: Iraq

Remembering Beirut, October 23, 1983

  25 Years Later: We Came in Peace By Colonel Timothy J. Geraghty, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)  On Sunday morning, 23 October 1983, I awoke as usual at dawn, dressed, and went below to the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit’s Combat Operations Center to check the overnight communications traffic. I roamed outside my headquarters at Beirut International Airport to view the…

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His Name Is Ryan David Jopek

(A “looking at his watch” moment… – promoted by Cool Cal) The phoniness was hard to disguise as Barack Obama attempted to invoke the “me too” tactic in last night’s debate. After McCain talked about the bracelet given to him by the mother of a slain soldier, Obama mentioned that he had one, too. Unfortunately, he couldn’t recall the name…

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Obama Attempts To Undercut Iraq Success

(Can someone please Barack he’s not the President… – promoted by Cool Cal) In what can only be described as a self serving plot to secure his own presidential victory , Barack Obama pleaded with Iraqi government officials to delay U.S. troop withdrawals until after the November elections. Today’s New York Post reports: While campaigning in public for a…

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Iraq Safer Than Obama Country

Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer Total Is About Double The U.S. Death Toll In Iraq   cbs2chicago.com   CHICAGO (CBS) ? An estimated 123 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.  In May, cbs2chicago.com began tracking city shootings and posting them…

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Obama in Never-Before-Aired Nightline Interview from 2004 Disses ‘Cut and Run’ Proposals from Iraq

A very interesting story on tonight’s Nightline. It was a very different time, the Iraq war was just over a year old, and then-State Sen. Barack Obama was in a very different place. In 2004, former “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel interviewed the keynote speaker of the 2004 Democratic National Convention. It never aired, though it will air tonight. What did…

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