On assignment with the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan in March 2003, we were a week late getting into Iraq. By the time we got there, the intense 'Shock and Awe' aerial bombardment that almost killed Saddam Hussein was over. It would have ended the war on the first day. But he escaped; the first of many missed opportunities that negatively altered the course of the war.
The next was the failure to secure the huge caches of ammunition discovered on the road to Baghdad, artillery shells and other high explosives that would later be used with such devastating impact when improvised as roadside booby traps.
from my book, 'His Panic'
She is not the first to make a last stand in San Antonio and as dire as her peril, it was worse last time around. In 1836, 189 brave souls perished there after holding off the entire Mexican army for almost two weeks. Given the role the Battle of the Alamo played as one of American history's pivotal moments, it is perhaps ironic that most of the residents of the city more closely resemble the attacking army than the mission's heroic defenders.
Now Hillary is entrenched in the "Alamo City," the state's second largest with 1.3 residents. It has more than doubled in size since 1970; is a whopping 70% Hispanic and the de facto capital of south Texas, a huge area stretching from El Paso across the state to Corpus Christi. It is also an area Senator Clinton must win decisively to have any chance of carrying the Lone Star state in the March 4th primary and remaining in the presidential race.
On Tuesday February 26th, my book about immigration and the Latino
American experience is being published. Called "His Panic, Why
Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S.," it is one of my proudest
achievements because it exposes how the hysterical anti-immigration
propaganda campaign that has infected our nation's political dialogue
is based on lies and distortion, false statistics and race-baiting.
The book predicts an election year uprising among Hispanics finally sickened enough to make a stand against candidates and news organizations that have spent the last several years trying to get the country to turn her back on our noble immigrant tradition. One of the first to fall was Mitt Romney.