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Iraq War – (more than) 10 years later

With Jeb Bush fumbling an easy question from Meghan Kelly and Marco Rubio doing his Jeb Bush impersonation in front of Fox New’s Chris Wallace… I thought that I would repost this. It is a basic summary of why we went to war and how each one of those assumptions was wrong.  I will not say anything new in this post. I will not say anything that is outrageous or over the top. The Iraq War was one of the many reasons that caused me to start writing a book and to start a blog. I think that the Bush Administration

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Obama: Possible Victory for Rational Thought

Right now, we are excruciatingly close to historic deal. Pres. Obama and the White House may have done something that no one thought they could do, force the Iranian government into a verifiable nuclear deal. At first glance, this deal appears to have everything that we want. We want to have intrusive inspections where we can verify that Iran is holding up their end of the bargain. Secondly, we want to have a deal in which the international community is overwhelmingly supportive. We have that. (Even Russia’s on board.) I hesitate to be too exuberant but… Damn, this really looks good.

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Remember Curveball?

Let’s go back in history. Let’s go back to those dark days of 2001 and 2002. These were days after an airliner crashed in Pennsylvania, an airliner crashed into the Pentagon and, of course, the twin towers fell. America wanted revenge. We wanted blood. Sure, the attacks were launched from Afghanistan but as Donald Rumsfeld said, there aren’t any good targets in Afghanistan. So, the administration decided to go after a long-time nemesis, Iraq. The administration decided that we needed overwhelming evidence that Iraq was not only a threat to its neighbors but a threat to us, here in America. They

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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The Thirteeneth Juror

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