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Kee deserved the Nobel prize as much as Obama did.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2009 on Obama’s Nobel at Unfettered Letters
Borrowing from a bank should be only for a house or car. Use of a credit card should be only for necessities, not wants,and we should know the difference.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2009 on Live within your means at Unfettered Letters
People do affect the weather. The dispute is how much change is from men and how much from nature.
Both sides are ploaying politics with a serious issue. They should stick to reasonable debate.
Moore is a far leftist version of Rush Limbaugh.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2009 on Moore’s ‘Capitalism’ at Unfettered Letters
Jim Obama repeatedly said 16 months. He later said depending on the situation on the ground, the same hypocritical weasel words used by Bush to avoid withdrawal. That could mean adding a million troops. Obama, like Bush is a politician, no better, no worse.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2009 on Why are we in Iraq? at Unfettered Letters
Jim, During the election Obama promised a full withdrawal by July 2009 and he said the 2007 surge was wrong. If we followed him on that where would Iraq be now?"?
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Why are we in Iraq? at Unfettered Letters
GHMan. Many mistakes were made there in the past but with the present situation you are probably right.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Why are we in Iraq? at Unfettered Letters
Wild Man I am not a Bush fan and it was unnecessary to invade Iraq in 2003. Do not forget democrats in congress tried to cut funds for the military. That did not help. But yes, the Afghan invasion needed a far bigger force.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Vietnam redux? at Unfettered Letters
GHMan I never said stay or leave. I said the real question is WHETHER to stay or not.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Why are we in Iraq? at Unfettered Letters
Uh...what was the question again? Posted by: Jim The relevant question is should the US stay in Iraq, how long, or just leave now?
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Why are we in Iraq? at Unfettered Letters
Wild man In 2001 when the Afghan war started there were no US troops in or near Iraq. No nuclear power is going to go to war over Afghanistan To win a war is to control the territory when the war is over.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Vietnam redux? at Unfettered Letters
I seldom agree with Kee but this time he is right with one addition. If the US is not going to commit enough to win they should leave now.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Vietnam redux? at Unfettered Letters
Why Iraq was invaded is for history. The fact is that over 100,000 US soldiers are in Iraq now and the question of importance is should they be there now, not why were they sent there 6 years ago.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Why are we in Iraq? at Unfettered Letters
President Obama is not to blame. The blame is the Nobel committee using politics rather than merit to choose the winner.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Obama’s Nobel Prize at Unfettered Letters
And it takes a few seconds to pull over tro the side of the road.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on A head scratcher … at Unfettered Letters
War for oil is an ignorant rant. Look at Iraq production, far less than pre war. "Oil men" would have known that would happen. There was much wrong with invading Iraq but bringing up ignorant false issues is, ...well, ... ignorant.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Why are we in Iraq? at Unfettered Letters
Not all liberals opposed the Viet Nam war. Any time a president and congress send men to war they should be prepared to do everything necessary to support them so they can win quickly with as few American casualties as possible.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2009 on Vietnam redux? at Unfettered Letters
JoCo No problem. I see nothing wrong with either label but I do understand it bothers some. There are more important issues to debate.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on Spinning the Nobel at Unfettered Letters
joceo. In my lifetime I voted for 1 republican, several democrats and mostly for 3rd parties. My father was lifelong democrat party voter, his words. So I use the same and ignore PC zealots.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on Spinning the Nobel at Unfettered Letters
preservation hall My point was Obama has increased the US standing army. There is also a political factor. in the past 6 years 3 Americans have won this. All three are prominent left leaning democrat politicians. Jimmy Carter Al Gore Barack Obama
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on Spinning the Nobel at Unfettered Letters
Kate has it right. The letter writer should have listed just what Obama has done to advance peace.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on Spinning the Nobel at Unfettered Letters
""It is a rudeness that permeates the Christian experience. "" LL LL smears 2 billion people. That is like saying devil worship permeates all atheism. Most Christians are polite and live good lives. So are most atheists and Buddhists.
This is a dumb, partisan letter, written without thinking. The prize debate has nothing to do with Bush or the economy. Here is the standard for the Nobel; peace prize. ""during the preceding year [...] shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."" Obama has held steady on the Bush course in one war, has threatened war with Iran and North Korea, and has implemented a surge in another war, bigger than the Bush Iraq surge by percentage. He is now considering doubling the US soldiers in Afghanistan again. Can anhyone explain how this leads to peace??
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on Spinning the Nobel at Unfettered Letters
It is good the younger generation appreciates the Viet Nam veterans. As for those of the older generation who insulted and stigmatized Viet vets,they can not be forgiven.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2009 on Thank-you touches Vietnam vet at Unfettered Letters