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I do not follow football closely, but I sometimes watch it.

However, I must admit I have no idea about all the players in the Ray Rice scandal. I understand that Rice attacked and knocked out his then fiancée. There was a video of it and he has been banned. I also understand that the leader of all the football clubs as been less than honest in dealing with this. He said he did not see the video but he really did, etc.

However, tonight there was a guy called Simmons from ESPN who apparently called the leader of the football clubs, and I quote "a fucking liar" While this does appear to be true, I am not clear on how ESPN is involved in this comedy of errors. Can anyone shed a little light on this.

I have been so frustrated by the reporting about Obama's handling of the ME

that I am unable to watch even Rachael or Chris, my two very best favorites. When they give what may be a valid critique that points out some less than favorable facts, I just want to scream that they always should always start with the most important fact which is that the Middle East Shit Show is the sole responsible of the Bush Crime Family. They started an illegal war which has led to the destabilization of the whole region and they all belong in jail.

The consensus is that this war cannot be won without troops on the ground. They bring experts on to back up their thesis. That may be true, but then they should discuss where this cannon fodder will come from. Yes, it is bombing our way to victory is a horrible path to victory but if the alternative is to ship our young men and women over their to fight and die, they should say so. They have to stop saying what is wrong with the President's plan and start talking about the alternatives that would help.

They point out how expensive this type of war is, but fail to take into consideration the cost of the alternatives are. The cost of the Iraq is estimated to have cost 1.2 trillion dollars. A decent amount of that is for VA services, and that amount will continue to rise as we ramp up services to the level they should be at. So when pointing out the cost of Obama's plan, what alternatives would work.

I do not know what the best solution is but if we do nothing, the whole region could destabilize and millions will die.

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