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COMMON SENSE: FAILURE TO LAUNCH

From the day that Barack Obama wrested the presidential nomination from Hillary Rodham Clinton, his presidency became, according to those who were running his campaign, inevitable. Even before winning the election, he began assembling a much-vaunted “team of rivals” to guide U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Though his running mate, then-Sen.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

NEED A DEFINITION FOR OBAMA’S CALL FOR “RESPONSIBILITY”

Amid the orderly transfer of power, our new Chief Executive has issued a call for responsibility. As is the case with most of his public statements, his meaning is not clear. However, if he means holding government officials accountable for their actions, a novel and great idea, it is something that we can all embrace.

FLAK

THE BLAME FOR VIETNAM

When I came home from Vietnam, I was looking for someone to blame for not allowing us to win the war like we could have easily done, as it sure wasn’t the 18–21 year old soldiers’ fault by any means!

FLAK: PKK THUGS?

In your January 2009 issue, you noted (page 60) the existence of "PKK thugs." Some would declare that the real thugs are the leaders of the Turkish government who deny the reality of the Kurdish people, calling them "Mountain Turks" and doing all that is possible to crush their independent culture in a way different from Saddam Hussein only in degree.

FLAK: LESSONS FROM MUMBAI

When they make the movie about the Mumbai attacks, one can only wonder what the title will be.

BULLETIN BOARD

ANTI-GUNNERS ATTACK!

If you want to see just how encouraged the anti-gunners are, take a look at some of the recent events in relation to the new rule on right-to-carry in national parks:

COMMON SENSE: THE CENTRAL FRONT

Please be advised that this was written just before the inauguration.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

Happy Holidays: Now dispose of all of your ammunition! Every last round! From now on, you will be able to buy only overpriced ammunition that will be registered to you in a government database.

FLAK

WHY NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT RECORDINGS?