The last two weeks have been both enlightening and encouraging in terms of our progress in a very important battle in the War on Terror: the battle for Iraq. With both anticipation as well as some skepticism I listened closely to Gen. David H. Petraeus and U.
Last November's elections brought the United States under the control of a Democratic majority in Congress after 12 years of Republican domination. As the Democrats came into office, they voiced their intentions through their leader, now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Just when I thought that the hypocrisy of the liberals couldn't get any worse, it absolutely did.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has requested a C-32 military airplane to travel back and forth from Washington to her district in California. Her reason is that she feels that having to refuel along the way is a big security risk, a concern that the plane, which is the equivalent to a Boeing 757, would remediate.
The War in Iraq has been the center of much military battle and political debate since it began in March 2003. Recently there has been great discussion in the newly Democratic-controlled Congress about a "phased troop redeployment" and whether the United States should continue this war on terrorism.
As winter vacation approaches, we anticipate Hanukkah celebrations or Christmas dinner with our families, friends and other loved ones. We look forward to seeing family, exchanging gifts and enjoying the solace of the winter season.
Even though Thanksgiving has passed, it is still important that we keep in mind all the blessings we have this holiday season, and especially remember those individuals who are elderly, lonely, poor or not as privileged as we are.
"When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men." This is the "Slaughter of the Innocents," which, to the surprise of some, is not a modern-day news story.