Month: November 2003

Of scarecrows, blue helmets and silver cities

* Originally published in The Cleburne News on November 26, 2003.When I was 20-years old, the Bosnian village of Srebrenica became home to Europe's worst massacre since World War II. As a blue-helmeted battalion of UN peacekeepers looked on, Bosnian Serbs entered the isolated town and slaughtered more than 7,000…

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JFK’s Berliner speech remains timeless

* Originally published in the Gadsden Times on November 3, 2003.Today marks the 40th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, and while America remembers its heartbreak, historians will reflect upon his many virtues and vices.Some will search for Kennedy among his highs: successfully challenging mankind to step upon the moon and…

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