LOCAL GRIEF IN WAR OF WORDS

BY NORMAN M. COVERT

(FREDERICK, Md.)–While President Barack Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai maintain their Chess gambit of words, it is clear that no “move” matches up to the Teddy Roosevelt watchword of walking softly and carrying a big stick.

Obama talks softly and Karzai wields the big stick, all in the name of ridding that Stone Age world of radical Muslim factions.

While the leaders prattle, casualties mount. So far, Maryland has lost 40 of its own to the killing field of Afghanistan.  The latest is a former school teacher from Baltimore County, Maryland National Guardsman Maj. Robert J. … Read More