Iraq

Honoring My Dad and the Fallen

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Share on Facebook Memorial Day always makes me think of my dad-Yves “Buster” Melancon.  He served for twenty-seven years in the United States Army and went to Vietnam twice.  As a Combat Engineer, Dad wasn’t directly engaged in the fighting, but he did travel throughout the war zone.  I always wonder how my life would […]

“How do we move forward? in Syria”

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Share on Facebook “Strangely today you are touting that Obama has been wanting to go to war when mostly he has said that he is going to get us out of it. How about we move on and not just continue the political spin? “   Actually, what I have said is President Obama has […]

Face Reality. It is the American Way.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Share on Facebook Retired Lt. General Daniel P. Bolger does a commendable job launching a preemptive strike against the push for more “boots on the ground.” He makes the case that “The surge in Iraq did not ‘win’ anything.” He explains the allure of myth making around the failed surge. “As veterans, we tell ourselves […]