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I was born in a hurricane in Pensacola, Florida... my dad was in the milita

I was born in a hurricane in Pensacola, Florida... my dad was in the military, so we moved all over the place. But I consider myself a southerner from Louisiana. I've lived in Texas for most of my adult life.
Posted 4 months ago

My dad was in the military, yeah. He was in the Air Force, and he was a doc

My dad was in the military, yeah. He was in the Air Force, and he was a doctor, so he would go places for six months here, and two years there. And I was home-schooled because I played the violin, and I did a lot of competitions.
Posted 4 months ago

Because of his military service, Dad was buried in Arlington National Cemet

Because of his military service, Dad was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted 4 months ago

My dad was in the military. It was difficult sometimes, because he would ha

My dad was in the military. It was difficult sometimes, because he would have to be away a lot, and we would have to move around a lot. Trying to adapt to new schools and new places can be really tough.
Posted 4 months ago

You don't get the fox to be in charge of the chicken coop. You don't give t

You don't get the fox to be in charge of the chicken coop. You don't give the outgoing regime - which has been practicing dictatorship, is an authoritarian system, it's a bunch of military people - the task of changing Egypt into a second republic, a new
Posted 4 months ago

I have always that there ought to be some kind of mandatory national servic

I have always that there ought to be some kind of mandatory national service, not necessarily in the military but to show everybody that freedom isn't free, that everybody has an obligation to the nation as a community.
Posted 4 months ago

We knew that if the photos of CIA officers conducting authorized EIT (enhan

We knew that if the photos of CIA officers conducting authorized EIT (enhanced interrogation techniques) ever got out, the difference between a legal, authorized, necessary, and safe program and the mindless actions of some MPs (military police) would be
Posted 4 months ago

In my view, targeted lethal force is at its least controversial when it is

In my view, targeted lethal force is at its least controversial when it is on its strongest, most traditional legal foundation. The essential mission of the U.S. military is to capture or kill an enemy. Armies have been doing this for thousands of years.
Posted 4 months ago

For years, the Bush Administration eviscerated all the military and legal s

For years, the Bush Administration eviscerated all the military and legal structures that were designed to separate the innocent from the guilty in the 'Global War on Terror.'
Posted 4 months ago

I think 'The Act of Killing' forced people to look at the problem, but the

I think 'The Act of Killing' forced people to look at the problem, but the problem is actually a state run by thugs, or a shadow state, a part of the state that's run by thugs, and a military that enjoys complete legal - not just impunity, but immunity.
Posted 4 months ago

The military tribunals currently underway at Guantanamo Bay create a clear

The military tribunals currently underway at Guantanamo Bay create a clear legal process, as affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, for adjudicating the cases of these terrorists, when possible. Those efforts would be severely undercut b
Posted 4 months ago

Homer, Hesiod, Pythagoras, Plato, and Cicero, just to name a few, all lived

Homer, Hesiod, Pythagoras, Plato, and Cicero, just to name a few, all lived in pagan societies. Some of the greatest political and military leaders of all time, such as Alexander the Great, Pericles of Athens, Hannibal of Carthage, and Julius Caesar of Ro
Posted 4 months ago