Tag Archives: Middle East

Politics in the U.S. is depressing

Coming back from Ireland to the current political situation in the U.S. is so depressing. We have candidates who are a laughing stock around the world. Yes, Washington hasn’t worked well for many years. Yes, I get the criticisms against … Continue reading

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Enough of Donald Trump

Enough of Donald Trump and his idea to block all Muslims coming into the United States. It will never pass legal scrutiny nor become law. It is also an idea that can harm Americans and our country. Handing lunatics a … Continue reading

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The Senate’s Embarrassing Iran Letter

I keep wondering – as do many Americans – when the two parties will learn to stop blowing up both sides of every issue. It is embarrassing. Right now, we are all suffering from the pundits on television and the … Continue reading

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Kuwait: Then and Now

The first time I was in Kuwait was 20 days after the Gulf War in 1991. Along with 6 others – David Drier, Bob Lagomarsino, Peter Madigan, David Norcross, Matt Reynolds, and Jim Saxton – we were the first civilians … Continue reading

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To Vote No or to Vote Yes, That Is The Question

I was hoping to be writing my blog this week all about a wonderful vacation, but due to the events surrounding Syria that is impossible. In a few days, the U.S. Congress will vote on whether we should initiate a … Continue reading

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Continued unrest in Egypt: Mubarak released, U.S. is M.I.A.

I hate to be once again writing about the chaos in Egypt, but it seems as if it will be a topic for some time to come.  This week, Mubarak was released from prison while he awaits his other trials.  … Continue reading

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Embassy closures: Are we erring too far on the side of caution?

For those of us who have lived in countries when embassies close, it can be a very isolating feeling.  The first time it happened to me I was reminded that the purpose of a U.S. Embassy is NOT to be … Continue reading

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