Monthly Archives: June 2014

Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Talk Dirty to Me

Last night, Truman and I settled down to watch the latest news on Iraq’s meltdown and instead stumbled upon an hourlong CNN infomercial for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. A fawning Christiane Amanpour made polite chit-chat with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee (who … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: The End

The major Iraqi cities of Fallujah, Mosul, Tikrit and Baiji have all fallen to what the popular media are referring to as “Al-Qaeda-inspired” jihadists. They fall under the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” banner, but many are likely Sunni … Continue reading

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Bergdahl Part II

I underestimated how demoralized I would be about the Bowe Bergdahl episode. No one wants to see hard-earned gains squandered, lives wasted and time invested on someone considered, by many accounts, to be the kind of platoon shit-bird who refused … Continue reading

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Stubborn reporters trying to cover the “6/4” milestone have encountered an equally resolute Interior Ministry determined to make this a non-event. Google searches done on Chinese networks for “Tiananmen Square” … Continue reading

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Bergdahl’s Long Ride Home

A few thoughts about the negotiated release of Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by members of the Haqqani network for five years before his release this past weekend. First, I’m very happy for Bowe Bergdahl and his … Continue reading

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