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Whenever I see a mockingbird in flight, it looks to me like it has D-Day invasion stripes on its wings.
But I couldn't think of a thing to improve upon this post. Well done, Doctor.
"Hey, we're in a foreign country breaking the law (Ireland, so not like we'd be whipped for it), what if somebody walks by our door and smells it?" (We lived on the top floor of a three story building by ourselves.)
My getting paranoid made my wife get paranoid, too. All the windows got opened. Ceiling fan turned on. Also the vent fan over the oven. Not good enough. So we piled as much furniture as we could against the door and retreated to the bathroom.
I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me those laws collectively mean that if you see a parade of heavily-armed microcephalics knuckle-dragging their way into your place of business, you are legally justified to start blasting away without further ado.
Considering the actual skill in handling firearms these birds usually possess, they'll probably respond by shooting each other.
The real problems began after Reagan left office, when his political heir, George H. W. Bush, decided that the Soviet exit from Afghanistan marked the end of having to pay attention to it. Afghanistan was left a smoldering ruin, the deep concerns expressed by the Americans and others for the Afghan people exposed as lies.
As the Afghanis, impoverished and left to starve, realized they'd been used by the West as proxies to fight the Soviets, bitterness sunk in. Polygonal civil war and chaos ensued, until the Osama Bin Laden-funded Taliban took over most of the country, and imposed a horrific sort of order.
Their treatment by Bush the Elder in the 1990's guaranteed how the Afghans would react to Bush the Younger twenty years later - cynically, interested only in exploiting 9/11 and its aftermath, just as they had been exploited as pawns in the conflict between the West and the USSR. Afghanis aren't people you can fool more than once.
"When the dust of dispute had settled, however, North’s indictments were overturned on appeal in 1990. The court ruling signaled that the Iran-Contra affair was essentially another chapter in the long-running political dispute between the president and Congress over control of foreign policy, rather than a criminal conspiracy."
Actually, because Democrats in Congress had foolishly called North to testify before them, his subsequent convictions were overturned because the prosecution was unable to show they weren't at least in part due to evidence derived from his mandated Congressional testimony.
Even scoundrels have the right not to be coerced to self-incriminate.
My wife went to law school with a black woman who'd graduated from a Robert E. Lee High School in North Carolina, and she thought the Civil War was about States Rights. My white, sixth generation Texan wife had to work hard to set her straight.
Cuban troops, acting in the same capacity as American troops in Vietnam prior to 1963, were supporting the government in Nicaragua after the 1979 revolution there, and in El Salvador on the rebel side during its civil war, also after 1979.
Liberals who deny the threat posed by the Soviet Union and its client states from the 1940s to the 1980s make our side look either ignorant or mendacious to critics who know better.
Sometimes there's nothing but bad guys and worse guys.