US soldiers engaging in battle
America is at war, a forever war. The nation has stepped over a new line in the sand. We are now past 5 years of war and counting. This is longer than World War II.
President Bush has called for a renewed sense of our struggle in the Middle East. In his words we must continue the course of war until the mission has been accomplished. Yet, each time he speaks to the nation about staying the course, critics point out the cost in terms of human sacrifice and draining our way of life at home.
Now, 4,032 Americans have paid the highest price with their lives for our invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Basically, the American banking system crashed in August 2007. When the Dutch bankers refused to honor American home mortgages as hard collateral for massive bank loans and transfers, the gig was up.
Ross Perot was in Kentucky in the early 90s during his third party campaign for president. Chuck Wolfe, now a gov't spokesman, and a host of national and international reporters covered the event.
The press pack included one 15 year old Frankfort High sophomore by the name of Potter. She was her dad's sound man for the press conference in the Rotunda. (She's the one at Chuck Wolfe's knee holding up the tiny recorder.
More strolls down memory lane in the story.