Category: Middle East
|October 15, 2012||Posted by Matthew Anselmo under Economy, International, Middle East|
Procter and Gamble is a great American company. In 1837 two immigrant brother-in-laws combined their soap and candle business to start what would eventually become the largest consumer products company in the world. Their early beginnings are a testament to American capitalism, and just as important, patriotism. In 1860 on the brink of Civil War, […]
|March 9, 2012||Posted by Matthew Anselmo under Barack Obama, Capitalism, Middle East|
I smile every time a pundit tries to link escalating gas prices to our president. Not because I am satisfied with the erroneous connection, but out of amused exasperation at the hypocrisy that continually plagues polarizing talking heads. Gas pricing is a function of market dynamics, meaning that it is driven by supply, demand, and speculation. Any action […]
|March 4, 2008||Posted by Matthew Anselmo under Middle East|
Opening up My Yahoo! this morning yielded quite a surprise. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Iraq? The surprise was not due to the event, but the low attention paid by the conservative media. This event is a witness to how poorly we have progressed in Iraq. A little history… In the Iraq – Iran contra back in […]
|October 19, 2006||Posted by Matthew Anselmo under Democrats, Iraq, Middle East|
Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) Congressman Ryan makes a point concerning the torture bill being debated in Congress. Worth a listen.
|October 18, 2006||Posted by Matthew Anselmo under Middle East|
As we continue to fight this global war on terror (actually, let me rephrase that), as we fight this war in Iraq it is alarming how many American’s have no idea of the power struggles between Sunnis and Shiites. Who can deny that Saddam Hussein was an evil and malice dictator? However, would you be […]
|October 12, 2006||Posted by Matthew Anselmo under Middle East|
There is a new report being published today trying to determine how many Iraqi lives have been taken by the war. The figure of 655,000 deaths might shock you, as they did me, largely due to the poor reporting of today’s media. The writeup can be found in the Washington Post.