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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

O-Bomb-A

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Obama, the anti-war president who harped on America's trigger-happy ways while he was campaigning, has suddenly become Rambo. There must be something about proximity to the Pentagon, inspecting honor guards and flying on Marine One that changes presidents. They seem so reasonable and measured when they are running for office.

In a rare speech about this new war, he promised we will only be in Libya a short time and will pull out quickly. Pregnant women the world over have heard that before.

Our supposedly pacifistic president rushed home from Brazil to take control just in case we win, laurels are heaped on Hillary Clinton, and this venture is dubbed "Hillary's War." Seeing Obama go from community organizer-in-chief to sheriff of the world does not feel right. It seems to me, and to the world, more comical—more like "Blazing Saddles."

From what I can tell, the Obama Doctrine clearly states that he is in favor of being in favor of something once he knows we have won, and not in favor if it turns out to be a long slog. But that could change -- unless, of course, he is not claiming an undefined moral high ground and instead is blaming others.

Why we spend trillions attacking countries barely developed beyond the Hebrew Bible I will never know. I propose a new War Powers Act. Call it the "Hart Doctrine" — we never try to blow up a country that does not have potable water.

I have long been against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, so you can imagine how I feel about us spending billions to butt our noses into Libya and to Tomahawk missile a few tents in order to replace a devil we know with one we do not. In the current "ready, fire, aim" policy of D.C, we really need to pause and think about who might replace the thug-ocracies we so readily want to attack.

All of this makes one long for the old days, when we could knock someone off just by sending him hunting with Dick Cheney.

We need to just let democracy take hold in these countries without getting too involved, unless they attack us. Gadaffi, Mubarak, et. al. were in power for thirty years. What we have learned is that there is a point in every maniacal despot's rule when he just starts phoning it in. I think it is when he gets at least $10 billion hidden away somewhere.

Sadly, we cannot find all this hidden money. The Associated Press reported that Gadaffi pays his mercenaries with cash that he has stashed around his country. Our missiles are only heat seeking; they can only find tanks, not stockpiles of cash. To find the 80-year-old Gadaffi's stash, the Army needs to enlist the services of forty-year-old Buckhead divorcees.

It is funny to see a Democratic president's military guys appear on TV and try to justify this war. It is like a Republican president's gay rights czar going on air to explain the Defense of Marriage Act; it is a comedic gold mind. Even when our bombs go astray and blow up a wedding in Afghanistan, the military guys always seem to have a justification: "Well, based on intelligence we are getting from tribal leaders and TMZ in that province, the couple really did not belong together anyway. Therefore the killings were justified. Next question…"

The good news is that despotic leaders around the world are being driven into exile. They will find work; I bet the "Ruthless Dictator" section of the help-wanted ads on Craig's List is very busy. But you have to wonder about wherewithal of Gadaffi who, even with all the powers of his presidency and those cool military outfits he bought from the Michael Jackson estate, cannot escape a G0d-awful country like Libya.

No one in Libya deserves to be killed, except maybe Gaddafi's plastic surgeon. We should have just blown up Gaddafi's strategic reserve of Jheri Curl, dealing death blows to both his morale and his hair.

First, we cannot attack every country where people have been wronged. Second, we are broke. Third, they hate us when we do it. And fourth, we are broke.

Let's fold our tents, not blow up theirs, and mind our own business. Reagan did not fire a shot when he oversaw the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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Previously:

Mid-East Megalomaniacal Despots on the Run

Truther or Dare

Facebook ‘Un-friends’ Our Increasingly Regulation-burdened Capital Markets

Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

Follow your Hart in a look back at 2010

GOP wins in showdown

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

The Angle of the Rangel

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

Time to starve the spending beast

The TSA: We Do Chicken Right!

A Red Wave

No Juan Left Behind at NPR

Capitalism in Time Saves Mine

The Broader Picture of What These Elections Mean

Dem-moralized: ‘Dead Fish’ taken to the trash cant

Ships Passing in the Night

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

She had Tiger by the tail: If Elin did not get Tiger's money, Obama would have


© 2010 Ron Hart

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