‘Americans Don’t Flinch’ – They Duck!

Yesterday, accepting General McChrystal’s resignation, President Obama said that McChrystal’s departure represented a change in personnel, not a change in policy. "Americans don’t flinch in the face of difficult truths or difficult tasks." he stated, "We persist and we persevere."  Yet, President Obama and the U.S. people don’t face up to the ugly truth that, … Continue reading “‘Americans Don’t Flinch’ – They Duck!”

Down and Out in Shah Mansoor

In Pakistan’s Swabi district, a bumpy road leads to Shah Mansoor, a small village surrounded by farmland. Just outside the village, uniform-size tents are set up in hundreds of rows. The sun bares down on the Shah Mansoor camp which has become a temporary home to thousands of displaced Pakistanis from the Swat area. In … Continue reading “Down and Out in Shah Mansoor”