17 October 2017

Everyone has an opinion about what’s going on in the world. This is mine.

January 2008

Hillary lost focus and lost South Carolina

Hillary’s veered off course and is in danger of losing the nomination process. Her aggressive attacks on her opponent Barack Obama, which I’m sure she hoped would boost her, backfired. Of course there are other factors that led to Barack’s win in SC, but her sniping certainly repelled many potential supporters.

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The Democratic Candidates need to refocus

It is time for the Democratic candidates to refocus on what the presidential election in 2008 is all about. The eight years of the Bush administration have seriously damaged the United States. It will take a great effort to reverse the course and get the country back on track. Continue Reading »

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Michigan Primary – Nonsense++

The primary in Michigan today was more nonsense than the previous primaries. Because the primary was moved up without consent of the Democratic National Committee, all delegate have been excluded from the National Convention. This makes the primary practically mute for the Democrats. This is, for me, another reason to rethink primaries. Continue Reading »

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Iran and U.S. elections

While everyone was concentrating on the primaries in New Hampshire, news of an “incident” with Iran nudged it’s way into the forefront of the news shows. Allegedly Iranian patrol boots threatened American war ships. Bush harshly criticized the Iranians, he made it clear that the U.S. would defend itself. Now we hear that this wasn’t the first incident with Iran.

I see this as a continuation of developments that have been intensifying for about one to one and a half years. A pattern is manifesting itself – with contradictions mind you – that seems to indicate an increase in tensions between the U.S. and Iran. There were the arrests of Iranians in Iraq by the U.S. in December 2006[1], Iranians holding British navy personnel in March 2007[2], Tightening of sanctions against Iran by the U.N. Security Council also in March 2007[3], the arrival of a second aircraft carrier in April 2007[4]. Continue Reading »

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