Texas, Kyiv, Kabul?

One of my faithful readers asked me if I had been too busy to post on my blog.  Yes, I have.  With the NH clan one member larger and all of the travel and treachery going on at work, I just haven’t had a chance to sit down and write.  I’ve been a little more…

Sarkozy Sees the Obvious, Obama Does Not

‘President Obama dreams of a world without weapons…but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite,” Mr. Sarkozy said. Yes, he was referring to Obama’s UN speech about a world without nukes from last week.  Of course, he could have been referring to the speech Obama gave in Prague this Spring. …

Life Through the Lens of Kosovo

I’m just a few hundred miles south of where I was last night but it feels like a different world.  In many ways, it is.  I’m in Pristina, Kosovo.  For those of you who don’t know, it’s the last place in the world where they actually like Americans. I just got back from dinner with…

September 11th, 2009

Looking back on that day, Clifford D. May‘s analysis is thought provoking: If this struggle is too much for the present generation, we will deserve what comes in its place. Americans used to say that freedom is not free, that it must be earned by generation after generation. That sounds hokey to 21st-century ears, I…

You Say You Want A Revolution?

I’m not looking for crow recipes yet – but I’m not giving up all hope. I’m still not getting tingles up my spine from what is going on in Iran, though.  Here’s why:  First, I’ve seen revolutions in Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia (among others) in my lifetime and I’ve seen what happens in the…

Unrest in Iran

There’s a lot being made of the post-election unrest in Iran.  Some people are getting tingles up their spines and proclaiming it the beginning of the end for the Iranian theocracy.  I’m going to go on record and say that this is just wishful thinking.  Mousavi isn’t much better than Ahmadinejad and even if the…

Michael Yon is Back

“The sniper controlled his breathing and slowly exhaled one final breath.  He squeezed the light trigger…BAM! Bear-stopping bullet launched at three times the speed of sound over the corn, startling birds that fluttered away.  The slug hit a tree, splintered through bark, ricocheted, and struck the man, who fell. What can be said other than,…