Sacking of Mosul…

Afghanistan Mosul 6Dr. Michael J. O’Connell, New Hampshire, commented that the recent Al Qaeda sacking of Mosul, highlights once again the incredible shortsightedness and lack of geopolitical savvy of the Obama administration.  Just as in Afghanistan, Obama made the decision, after years of our armed forces blood, sweat and tears in Iraq, that the U.S. would pull out entirely with NOT ONE AIRBASE in the expansive and totally empty desert. NOT ONE.  The strategic stupidity of this man is amazing.

With a major easily protected base in the wasteland of both these countries, the Taliban, Al Qaeda and any other extreme right wing orgs would be stopped in their tracks by remote controlled drones, occasional targeted F-15 strikes, Blackhawk and JSOC operations.  Now there is no staging area for any of this.

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Even George Bush never thought that Iraq or Afghanistan could stand totally alone as a democracy in the sand, while surrounded by Sharia guided freak heads.  With proper planning of an Iraqi airbase, even the nuclear dance in Iran would be far simpler to monitor and control.  Poof.  Gone.  Yet ANOTHER hair brain decision by our President.


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About Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, New Hampshire
Dr. Michael J. O'Connell of Barrington, New Hampshire, has forged a distinguished career spanning over three decades, as entrepreneur, physician, businessman, philanthropist and healthcare consultant. As former owner, administrator and CEO of a 225+ employee multi-specialty medical practice, Dr. O'Connell has dedicated his entire professional life to helping patients with family medicine and especially those experiencing chronic pain and all aspects of addiction. Since selling his family of healthcare businesses, he has never once contemplated retirement despite his rich and fulfilling journey, but instead has turned his focus to consulting in an industry starved for courage and creativity. Having weathered many political, technological and legal challenges, there is hardly a storm he has not confronted, a tempest he has not quelled, an urgent need he has not met. While the talking heads and self-proclaimed experts in the field have assumed the conventions and standards of the times, Dr. O'Connell does not believe in merely reflecting the herd mentality, but rather in leading the charge. Eschewing political correctness, Dr. O'Connell says and does what needs saying and doing, and not what the mindless masses expect. In addition to the continual education afforded by his variegated life experiences, Dr O'Connell earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of NH in 1975, his Medical Degree from Dartmouth College in 1981, interned at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1982, Residency/Fellowship at UCSF in1986, and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration at UNH in 1995. Dr. O’Connell enjoys many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and golf. Through the decades Dr. O'Connell has supported many non-profit charities to include the St. Charles Home in Rochester NH, the Tri City VNA and Hospice, Hyder House, and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To the latter organization alone Dr. O'Connell has donated over $180,000 and pledged another $250,000 in the “Bring-Us-Home” campaign for a new building. His “Matching Donations Christmas drive” has generated over $175,000 in charitable giving from the community. In addition Dr. O'Connell has participated in many dozens of other volunteer and donation efforts locally as well as in Africa and the Dominican Republic. For a listing of how I gave back to the community during my career and continue to do see:

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