From The Times October 8, 2009 American troops in Afghanistan losing heart, say army chaplains
Times Online ^ | October 8, 2009 | Martin Fletcher
Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 9:34:28 PM by underthestreetlite
American soldiers serving in Afghanistan are depressed and deeply disillusioned, according to the chaplains of two US battalions that have spent nine months on the front line in the war against the Taleban.
Many feel that they are risking their lives — and that colleagues have died — for a futile mission and an Afghan population that does nothing to help them, the chaplains told The Times in their makeshift chapel on this fortress-like base in a dusty, brown valley southwest of Kabul.
Obama Administration Snubs Hearing Regarding Legality of White House Czars
News Max ^ | 10/06/09 | News Max
Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 1:41:59 PM by jonesy220
WASHINGTON — A liberal Democratic senator questioned the roles of Obama administration policy “czars” Tuesday, but the White House denied it is using these officials to evade congressional scrutiny.
Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., said Congress needs to know whether some of the czars make policy but have no obligation to submit to congressional questioning.
While the Obama administration is hardly the first to name high-level advisers to handle issues like health care and climate change, Feingold said, “It’s not good enough to simply say, ‘Well, George Bush did it too.'”
Is President Obama Clinically Depressed?
self | October 7, 2009 | Charles Meek
Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 9:24:33 PM by grumpa
The evidence is mounting that the President is suffering from depression or worse. Here is a summary of the observable evidence:
Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 7:36:54 PM by InvisibleChurch
A family photo that shows a little girl beside her father and his fellow soldiers in uniform as they prepare to go to war has resonated well beyond the tight knit Bennethum clan. Four-year-old Paige Bennethum really, really didn’t want her daddy to go to Iraq. So much so, that when Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum lined up in formation at his deployment this July, she couldn’t let go. No one had the heart to pull her away.
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|Obama Sells Out on Free Speech at the UN||| Print ||
|Written by James Heiser|
|Tuesday, 06 October 2009 14:00|
|It has been pretty clear that the Obama administration does not look with particular favor on the second amendment, but it is also becoming increasingly evident that the President is not much of a ‘fan’ of the first one, either.
According to an article by Anne Bayefsky (“You Can’t Say That — At the UN, the Obama administration backs limits on free speech”),
The Obama administration has marked its first foray into the UN human rights establishment by backing calls for limits on freedom of expression. The newly-minted American policy was rolled out at the latest session of the UN Human Rights Council, which ended in Geneva on Friday. American diplomats were there for the first time as full Council members and intent on making friends.
President Obama chose to join the Council despite the fact that the Organization of the Islamic Conference holds the balance of power and human rights abusers are among its lead actors, including China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia. Islamic states quickly interpreted the president’s penchant for “engagement” as meaning fundamental rights were now up for grabs. Few would have predicted, however, that the shift would begin with America’s most treasured freedom.
In America, The Call Of The Drums And Fifes Is Forever
Canada Free Press ^ | October 7, 2009 | SeekTheTruth
Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:26:27 PM by seekthetruth
By Judi McLeod Tuesday, October 6, 2009
In those dark hours of the soul when it seems that a shock a day is being launched at We the People from the White House, I return to the drummers and fifers who led the 9/12 march to Washington.
Listening to—or even imagining hearing—the drums and fifes on that day drowns out the hypocrisy of two community organizers now benefiting from the titles of President and First lady of the mighty United States of America.