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UN approves another year of the “illegal occupation.”

Huh- what’s this? The UN has just unanimously approved another year of Bush’s "illegal occupation"?! But… it can’t be, can it? I thought we were standing alone as we "go it alone"? What gives? The AP reports: The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the mandate of the 160,000-member multinational force in Iraq. …

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Another one bites the dust. And another one goes and another one goes…

Unfortunately, it looks official. The Nicaraguans have elected former Sandinista leader, and darling of the left, Daniel Ortega as their president. "Yeah- so what, Doug? Who really cares. The Cold War is over. The people of that country have spoken." True. Here is something from Reuters that reports exactly what worries me, keeping in mind …

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McCain: When he’s wrong, he’s wrong. When he’s right, he’s right. Today he’s right.

Anybody that knows me knows that I am generally p-o’d at John McCain for whatever cause he happens to be championing. Whether it’s stifling free speech with campaign finance "reform" or seemingly protecting the "rights" of terrorists, I regard him as more harm than good for many of the issues important to me. Many crusades …

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Aufwiedersehen, Liebshen!

(H/T: story from Karen) Under the heading of "See, we DID listen to you!" comes this:  Puerto Rico Do you remember when Puerto Rico was raising heck about the US Navy using that nothing little  island just off the coast of Puerto Rico for bombing practices, which they had used for the past 75 years? …

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Don’t they know war is illegal?

On this date, August 28th, in 1928, the treaty making war "illegal" was signed: The Kellogg-Briand Pact. That’s right, that treaty, still considered to be in effect on this very day, officially outlaws war. The website www.u-s-history.com tells us Relations between the United States and France had cooled in the aftermath of World War I. …

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GraniteGrok contributor discusses upcoming book project

Regular visitors to this blog should be familiar with the "And that’s the way it was" series of posts by our fellow contributer to the Grok, Ken G. Ken’s distant cousin, Henry Tilton Gorrell, a United Press International "war correspondent" who served in Europe from 1936 – 1945, wrote a series of memoirs from this experience. …

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