…by Meg White
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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The American Family Association (AFA) kindly sent out an action alert yesterday to its concerned constituency warning about the coming Armageddon for our troops if the military policy banning gay people from openly serving in the military is repealed. It began thusly (emphasis mine): Gays showering with straights? Absolutely. If President Obama, [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Perhaps, in a culture where one-third of women serving in the U.S. military can expect to be raped, I shouldn’t be surprised when a Marine recruiter is charged with impregnating a 17-year old girl in a high school where he was recruiting students to serve. I’m not surprised. I’m [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Cross-border raids really make strange bedfellows, don’t they? At the presidential debate last Friday, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) said he would allow U.S. troops to cross Afghanistan’s ill-defined border with Pakistan to fight insurgents who are attacking them from Pakistan. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) admonished Obama for not [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White The front page of The New York Times today featured a report that on July 22, the “official” death toll of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan reached 500. Retired four-star Army General Barry R. McCaffrey was in Afghanistan that day.  He was there compiling information for a report given [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White “They don’t care. They put on a uniform and they say honor and integrity and they have no morals, no honor and no integrity, and I don’t even know how to sleep at night. –Linda Johnson, mother of Pvt. LaVena Johnson Pvt. LaVena Johnson, 19, was so excited [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel heard testimony from a panel, consisting mostly of retired military personnel, on the future of the military policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was a compromise which necessitated the removal of a question [...]