Geez Jim you were in the military and don’t seem to be aware that the US has the largest nuclear arsenal on earth? People with the largest of anyrthing may feel threatened, but if they are prepared to use their large thing in justified self-defense against that threat , the threat’ is usually quite diminished. Unless they’re paranoid.
What America has also got is the largest expenditure for its armed forces on earth. And rather than adding to security, a notion that ‘having it – you’d better use it’ has destabilized significant parts of the earth that perhaps didn’t threaten America at all, but now are. What’s missing in all this is Teddy Roosevelt’s notion (and he was no slouch when it came to things military) of speaking softly and carrying that big stick.
To-day the stick does the talking, and obviously the stick ain’t all that smart.
 December 17, 2015 at 2:03pm
Could it be more ridiculous? Cheryl Chumley just proved it is. Ignorant and malevolent too.
[-6] June 3, 2014 at 10:54pm
Other than invading their country for no good reason, the Afghans would generally ‘get along’ with Americans. Unless, of course, somebody was telling them how to live “better”.
The Russians tried that, got the same treatment.
 June 3, 2014 at 10:51pm
As if the taliban need an American to ‘help’ them destroy American equipment.
 June 3, 2014 at 10:47pm
Barry thought it was hebrew.
March 11, 2013 at 10:41pm
If it was ‘perfectly heavenly’ he might not need it either.
Too bad God doesn’t ask us for our opinion – hey, that’s not very Democratic is it. Sort of ‘tyrannical’ when you think about it. No?
March 11, 2013 at 10:39pm
You don’t think more Americans die in the US health care system every day? Some of them even pay big bucks for the finest care … and still die. The Cuban system may not be as good as Johns Hopkins but they have more doctors per capita than the US and their health care system doesn’t require a private health insurance plan.
If they ever do ‘turn free’ you might just benefit from that health care system, when Cuban doctors start moving to the States to make a real living.
March 11, 2013 at 10:33pm
Hard to rebut somebody who’ speaks with the voice of God. In that ultimate judgement the ‘leadership’ of the USA will count as naught. The Deity might as well likely have a big nasty surprise for Americans in general and the Republican party in particular.
Rebuttal is unnecessary at the present. Like the rest of us, Cruz can only consult his “Mystikal 8 Ball” and wait to see what the future holds.
But I’d bet neither Cubans or Venezuelans will willing go back to the ‘good old days’.