Reagan and the Law of Unintended Consequences, a.k.a. Today’s Mess in the Middle East

Yes, hindsight is always 20-20 and, no, this is not a post to bash Ronald Reagan. The Reagan administration certainly did what they had to do and they managed the challenges presented at the time. What they could not see were the consequences of their actions as they were unintended.

How does a country that was a sweetheart of the free world and a defender of democracy end up being the object of hate for so many?… [Read more]

“Extremist”…? Define That

We’ve all heard time and time again, mostly from the folks on the fringe right, that all Muslims are bloodthirsty barbarian extremists who eat American babies for breakfast and want to impose Sharia Law on all of us and force us to bow to Mecca four times a day. Frankly, I’m tired of it. In fact, I’m seeing a parallel.… [Read more]

Jihad. Mixed Messages. Regret.

Last month, a story broke that nearly 1,500 NYPD officers were shown a documentary during anti-terrorism training called “The Third Jihad“. ┬áThis revelation has created much controversy and goes to show that if you lead a horse to water, it just might drink that bright, red Kool Aid instead.

One media giant, apparently stunned and hungry for verbal bitch-slapping, published two articles, an op-ed, and an editorial in the past month claiming the film had “anti-Islam” themes and was inappropriate to show NYPD officers.… [Read more]