Archive for November, 2012

Two Campaigns Skirt Talk of Tough Choices in Afghanistan (TIMES, 10/22/12)

November 6, 2012

Of course, what else can we expect in a presidential election year from an irresponsible Republican Party that continually waves the American flag in foreign policy matters and a Democratic Party trying to run a war begun by a shadow presidency?

QUAGMIRE is what we have and we cannot wiggle out of it, not in December 2014 and not in any reasonable time thereafter.  The American leaders, like the Soviets and British before them, are getting their fingers burned playing with fire.

Soon after Obama is elected for a second term, he should appoint a new secretary of defense, change the withdrawal date to 6/30/13 and acknowledge that Afghanistan can only be saved by some kind of genuine collective effort by the United Nations or by a coalition of Middle Eastern states.

Singing “God Bless America” is not going to solve this castrophe.

A. Garavente

An Announcement From Shoumende

November 6, 2012

My novella,Duke And Skip’/153 pages, can be ordered via E-mail at: DukeAndSkip.EduPublisher.com for $12.50 (plus $3.39 to cover shipping charges). This tale of sibling rivalry unfolds in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York in the mid-20th century.

A. Garavente