Was it the Force of George Bush’s Ego that Led to NATION BUILDING in AFGHANISTAN? 2


President George W. Bush started not one, but two wars in the Middle Easteven though he is a friend of the Saudis.  Could they have influenced his zeal for war?  In Iraq Bush  sought to remove the current dictator and introduce democracy.  We don’t hear about the

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Former President, George W. Bush

aftermath of Bush’s war and national building since the Iraqi reporter threw his shoes at the Republican President on live TV.

Sadly, we don’t hear much about the war in Afghanistan.  It has gone on 10 years, yet, we have no “embeds” covering the war to keep us abreast of how our borrow war funds are being used.  What do our troops do on a typical day?  How much of Afghanistan do we control? How many of our boys and girls died today?  Where is the video of Afghans fighting, or even demonstrating, for a democratic government. Republicans sought to make a nation in Afghanistan where conquerors from Hannibal to the Russians tried to do so…and failed.  We may be the greatest military power on earth, but, there are some things we cannot do.  We cannot set up a government in Afghanistan. Centralized government is not a part of their culture. Well-meaning Americans have failed to make democracy catch fire in Afghanistan.  That is why we see no Afghans on our TVs yearning for the kind of government we enjoy.  Regrettably, the only news we get is associated with outrageous behaviour by our troops or the Taliban or the corruption in the Karzai government to which we turn a blind eye.

At the time we began fighting in Afghanistan 75% of Republicans supported the war.  Today, that number has decreased by 23%: Only 47% of Republicans now feel this war is

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worth fighting. [Stats from RMS]  For reasons he keeps to himself, President Obama wants to keep to his 2014 deadline for having all of our troops out of Afghanistan. Why?  Is it a matter of Homeland Security to know why we stay where we are not wanted or appreciated?  Yes, there are some of the native people who want us there.  The women especially want us to stay. Some Afghans appreciate the gains in civil living we have brought them.  The women don’t want to resume their lives governed by the whims of the infamous Taliban.  I know what: Let’s partition Afghanistan and give one part to the Taliban and the other men who want to keep their wives and children in the Dark Ages, and give the other partition to freedom loving Afghans who want to enter the 21st Century.  Yes, that’s a flip solution.  In fact, it is ridiculous. So is our staying in that country beyond Christmas 2012.  Please, Mr. President, let our troops share Christmas 2012 with their loved ones stateside. As Commander-in-Chief, the decision is yours, but, please yield to the will of the people and end Bush’s 2nd war this year. [GoodOleWoody]

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President Bush stands with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan...until we leave, I suggest.

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Majority of Americans Do Not Support George Bush’s War in Afghanistan…Bring Troops Home!


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WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

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Today’s Experience with “Meet the Press”


While watching “Meet the Press,” I thought, “I do hope the Republicans do not pick Gov. Bob McDonald of Virginia to be their nominee for VP. I’d hate to see that Cheshire smile every other day!” (God forbid!)

Host, David Gregory had excellent questions for Rick Santorum who was startled with the reach into his background. He had to “think quick” and come up with answers that avoided admitting, “You got me!”  He could not defend his record and could only launch into tirades against President Obama’s record…as he, Rick, sees it. E.J. Dione sees President Obama winning, if the election was today.

My heart was warm when Peggy Noonan brought up the way women are being spoken of in the politics of today.

If you missed “Meet the Press”, please set your DVR to record the re-run at 2:00pm EDT on MSNBC.  Enjoy today’s games!

Have You Asked for a Miracle? 1


Say “Yes!” to Your Miracle!Written by Sheila Schuller Coleman

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” -James 4:8

If God stood before you today with your miracle- the miracle that you are desperate for – and offered it to you on a silver platter for you free, would you accept it? Would you say “yes” to your miracle?You probably think, “That’s silly. Of course, I would! Doesn’t everyone say yes to a miracle?”

I love the story of the man who was home alone when it began to rain. Before long, his house was flooded and the rising waters had covered his feet. He went outside and saw a man on a raft drift by.

“Need a lift?” the man called.

“No, thanks. I have prayed for a miracle. I’ll wait for my miracle.” So, the raft sailed out of sight.

Before long, the waters were up to his knees, and another man came into sight rowing a canoe. He asked, “Need a lift?”

“No, thanks. I have prayed for a miracle. I’ll wait for my miracle.”

The canoe rowed out of sight and soon the waters were up to his chest. A motorboat powered up to his house. “Jump in before it’s too late!”

“No, thanks. I’m waiting for my miracle.”

When the waters were up to his chin, a helicopter flew over, hovered, and a rope ladder was dropped to within inches of his face. “Grab on before you drown!”

“No, thanks. I’m waiting for my miracle.”

Suddenly the man was standing before St. Peter at the pearly gates. Astonished, the man said, “Hey, what’s this all about? I prayed and believed in a miracle!”

St. Peter replied, “We sent you three boats and a helicopter!”

Sometimes we don’t recognize the miracles God sends to us. If we’re not careful, we can miss every one. So, Lord, show us – through Your Word and through Your children – the miracle. Give us the courage to say “yes,” to grab on to Your miracles, and to hold on for dear life!

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PRAYER:

Lord, I do not want to miss Your miracle for me. You do not want me to miss my miracle. So, open my eyes and reveal Your miracle. Make it obvious and then give me the courage to grab on and hang on for dear life! Amen.

 

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