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  • Former VP Cheney Likens Iran Deal to Munich Pact

    08/30/2015 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    inn ^ | 8/30/15 | Elad Benari
    Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz are blasting the nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, likening it to the Munich agreement signed in and which paved the way to World War II. The harsh criticism of the deal came in a joint op-ed the two wrote for The Wall Street Journal on Friday. The two write that “despite the explosive spread of terrorist ideology and organizations, the establishment of an Islamic State caliphate in the heart of the Middle East, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and increasing threats from Iran, China, North Korea...
  • ‘Nuke the Iran deal,’ Boston rally tells US Congress

    08/31/2015 11:34:11 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/31/15 | Matt Lebovic
    Amid frequent chants of “No deal,” up to 1,000 people gathered outside the Massachusetts State House on Sunday in protest of the proposed Iranian nuclear deal. Congress has until September 17 to either support or reject the controversial deal, which has been a fault line in the American Jewish community this summer... ...Opening with the Pledge of Allegiance, the rally was filled with speakers and signs referencing “Munich 1938,” when Europe’s governments attempted – and failed – to avoid war by appeasing Nazi Germany. As the only elected official to speak, state representative Shaunna O’Connell lambasted the Obama administration for...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"(1938)

    05/31/2015 12:35:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1938 | Norman Taurog
  • War Game - Largest Peacetime Us Army Maneuver [sic] Lner (1938)

    05/04/2015 10:21:55 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1938 | RKO / British Pathé
  • The Timeline Project

    09/30/2008 6:38:27 AM PDT · by George Smiley · 74 replies · 2,223+ views
    various ^ | 30-SEP-2008 | George Smiley
    Let's collaboratively build a timeline of this disaster, starting with when these agencies were formed, tracking the legislation that was not only passed, but proposed, and quotes from who supported and opposed it. PLEASE INCLUDE URLs so we can link to sources. Here's a start. 1938 Fannie Mae, or the Federal National Mortgage Association, was founded in 1938. 1954 1954 Charter Act 1968 1968 Charter Act 1970 Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, was established in 1970 1989 Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 1990, James A. Johnson went to work for Fannie...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • Movie for a Sunday Afternoon: "The Lady Vanishes"(1938)

    02/15/2015 1:29:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Archive ^ | 1938 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • Reflections on Roe: When Margaret Sanger Spoke to the KKK

    01/22/2015 4:24:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies ^ | 1.22.15 | Paul Kengor
    s liberals excoriate Republican Congressman Steve Scalise for speaking to a group with a reported connection to David Duke, former KKK member, I’m reminded today—on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—of a moment that liberals will never dare acknowledge: a 1926 speech to the KKK by one of their most revered ideological darlings, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Unlike Scalise, Sanger did not unwittingly speak to a group with a link (direct or indirect) to the KKK through a member. No, Margaret knowingly went directly to the Real McCoy—straight to the dragon’s mouth. In May 1926, a hopeful spring day,...
  • Is this the world's first cell phone? Film from 1938 shows a woman talking on a wireless device

    07/26/2014 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 69 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 3/31/2014 | Mailonline
    <p>The mystery of how a woman could have been filmed while using a modern cell phone back in 1938 seems to have finally been solved.</p> <p>Black and white footage of a young female chatting into a wireless handset - said to have been filmed at a factory in the United States in the 30s - has attracted over 300,000 plays on YouTube.</p>
  • Vintage 1938 Photo: .38 Colt Revolver with Camera That Photographs When the Trigger is Pulled

    07/06/2013 10:31:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1938 | Retronaut
    Circa 1938: Revolver Camera “A Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when the trigger is pulled. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera. New York.”
  • Obama's Army Seeks Revenge (2014 elections)

    02/27/2013 9:03:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Dick Morris
    The never-ending Obama campaign announced this week that it was raising funds from big donors — only a relative handful — to put together a $50 million fund for an army of grass-roots activists in swing states to go after Republican Congressmen and Senators who dare to vote against the president’s wishes. Over the next two years, they will be spreading their tentacles all over the nation, invading currently-Republican districts but might be turned to blue in 2014, in pursuit of a House majority and of a sixty-vote Democratic Senate. This “purge” of Republicans is reminiscent of 1938 when FDR...
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • The Hitler gun control lie

    01/19/2013 4:14:27 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 92 replies ^ | 11 January 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    This week, people were shocked when the Drudge Report posted a giant picture of Hitler over a headline speculating that the White House will proceed with executive orders to limit access to firearms. The proposed orders are exceedingly tame, but Drudge’s reaction is actually a common conservative response to any invocation of gun control. The NRA, Fox News, Fox News (again), Alex Jones, email chains, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, Gun Owners of America, etc., all agree that gun control was critical to Hitler’s rise to power. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (“America’s most aggressive defender of firearms ownership”)...
  • “Jewish” Congressman Nadler Channels Heinrich Himmler

    12/22/2012 9:58:30 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 34 replies
    Israpundit ^ | 12/21/12 | William A Levinson
    Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is clearly an example of a purported Jew who has learned nothing from history, specifically the history of people who were disarmed by their governments. This includes not only Germany’s Jews (disarmed in 1938,, but also the victims of the Holodomor (1932) and the Armenian victims of Turkish genocide in 1915. Historian R.J. Rummel introduced the term “democide” to describe the murder of populations by their own governments. Nadler said recently that only governments should have the power of life and death over others, which is roughly what Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler said in the 1930s:...
  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • What caused the recession of 1937-38?

    09/13/2011 3:07:14 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | 11 September 2011 | Douglas Irwin
    The swift policy response to the recent financial crisis helped the world economy avoid a replay of the Great Depression of 1929-32. But can we avoid a replay of 1937-38? With the world economy weakening once again, this column addresses the question with a renewed urgency and comes up with an oft-overlooked explanation – the Treasury Department's decision to sterilise all gold inflows starting in December 1936. The recession of 1937-38 is sometimes called “the recession within the Depression.” It came at a time when the recovery from the Great Depression was far from complete and the unemployment rate was...
  • Nazi Legislation for a "Judenrein" (Jewfree) California: Banning Judaism

    06/03/2011 4:29:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/3/11 | Pamela Geller
    Last week I posted on a clearly antisemitic piece of legislation in San Francisco and Santa Monica banning the Jewish religious tradition of circumcision. Judenrein in Sunny Southern California: Banning Male Circumcision. America, this is getting very, very ugly. Male circumcision is significantly healthier with or without the important religious significance. The Islamic practice of female genital mutilation (cutting off the clitoris) is sick misogyny. To equate the two is officially legislating Jew-hatred. Any doubt this was motivated by hatred and racism? Zombie over at PJM: Proof that S.F.’s circumcision ban is anti-Semitic As you may have heard by now,...
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...

    12/31/2008 7:32:48 AM PST · by CougarGA7 · 18 replies · 584+ views
    New York Times - 1938 | Multiple
    1938 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW A compilation by Homer_J_Simpson Throughout 2008 we have spent time examining the history 1938. 1938 was a year of war, oppression and appeasement. Japan was continuing its conquests in China. Spain was still embroiled in its own civil war. The western powers of the time bent like reeds to the will of Adolf Hitler and his demands costing the sovereignty of Austria and the defanging of Czechoslovakia. Germany’s continued oppression of Jews hit an apex with the Kristallnacht and the SS released an internal document that hinted at what eventually would be called the...
  • Army-Princeton, Notre Dame-Northwestern, Cal-Stanford (11/20/38)

    11/20/2008 5:59:16 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies · 494+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 11/20/38 | Allison Danzig
    SPORTS1 of 3 2 of 3 3 of 3 1 of 1 1 of 1
  • Notre Dame Turns Back Illinois (and other results-10/16/38)

    10/16/2008 6:25:46 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies · 402+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 10/16/38 | Various
    SPORTS p> 1 of 2 2 of 2

    10/09/2008 5:46:58 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies · 490+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 10/9/38 | No byline
    1 of 2 2 of 2 1 of 2 2 of 2 1 of 1 1 of 2 2 of 2

    09/19/2008 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies · 154+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 9/19/38 | James P. Dawson

    08/06/2008 5:41:32 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies · 221+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 8/6/38 | No byline
    TOKYO SEES PEACE BUT SOVIET FORCE IS STILL ATTACKING Japanese Expect an Attempt to Seize Changkufeng Zone Before Accord Is Reached ONLY ARTILLERY IS ACTIVE Some Moscow Circles Believe Litvinoff Gave Japan Way to Retreat Gracefully By The Associated Press. TOKYO, Saturday, Aug. 6.-Soviet artillery blasted at Japanese positions along the Siberian frontier last night while the Japanese Foreign Office radiated optimism that the border clash soon would be settled peaceably. “We are hopeful of a speedy settlement,” said the Foreign Office spokesman after receiving reports on Thursday’s conference between the Japanese Ambassador, Mamoru Shigemitsu, and Maxim Litvinoff, Soviet Commissar...

    06/25/2008 6:26:37 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies · 117+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 6/25/38 | Frank L. Kluckhohn
    UNIONS IN MEXICO IN ATTACK ON JEWS Small Textile Operators Are Held Cause of Crisis Now Facing Entire Industry IMPORT CONTROL IS SEEN Government Urged to Exercise Power to Expel Aliens – Tariff Rise Aids Economic Structure By FRANK L. KLUCKHOHN Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. MEXICO CITY, June 24. – A new anti-Semitic campaign got under way in Mexico today as the official press and organized labor sought to blame small Jewish operator for the crisis in the national textile industry, which is threatening the jobs of 20,000 Mexican workers. The federation of Mexican workers (CTM) today...

    06/05/2008 5:26:21 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies · 138+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 6/5/38 | No byline
    THOMAS IS ROUTED AS RIOT HALTS SPEECH IN NEWARK; 400 POLICE END FIGHTING PELTED WITH EGGS Police Rescue Socialist as Angry Group Moves on Speakers’ Stand 3 ARE INJURED IN MELEE Fist Fights Are Numerous – Thomas Holds Outbreak ‘Staged’ – Had Permit Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. NEWARK, N. J., June 4. – Chanting “We Want Americanism – Not Reds,” and following a band playing patriotic music, about fifty men, mostly war veterans, broke up a meeting in Military Park in the heart of the city tonight, at which Norman Thomas, former Socialist candidate for President, was to...

    05/25/2008 7:23:40 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies · 172+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 5/25/38 | G. E. R. Gedye
    HENLEIN BREAKS OFF TALKS, RENEWING TENSION IN PRAGUE; NEW TROOP MOVES REPORTED NAZI QUITS CAPITAL Held Uncompromising - No Date Set for Him to See Hodza Again SUDETENS’ FUNERAL TODAY Big Demonstration Planned – Czechs Hear Reich Forces Are Moving in Austria Konrad Henlein, Sudeten German leader, departed from Prague yesterday, leaving his negotiations with Czech Premier Hodza hanging fire. At his Monday night talk, it was understood, he was not conciliatory and yesterday Prague’s optimism decreased, particularly when new German troop movements were reported. Berlin, smarting under a feeling of diplomatic defeat, concentrated first on getting Czechoslovakia to dissolve...

    03/18/2008 8:38:04 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 63 replies · 1,698+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 3/18/38 | Various
    POLISH ARMY SET TO INVADE LITHUANIA UNLESS DEMANDS ARE ACCEPTED TODAY; ‘CLERICALS’ ARE ARRESTED IN VIENNA Hull Declares We Stand for Peace But Not Retreat Before ‘Anarchy’ Urging Arms to Command Respect, He Says We Will Defend Far East Rights – We Bar Alliances, Not Parallel Action Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. WASHINGTON, March 17. – A firm foreign policy which involves no retreat in the face of disruptive events in Europe and the Far East was presented to the nation today by Secretary Hull in an address at a luncheon of the National Press Club. He strongly...
  • Hull’s Address Outlining Foreign Policy of the United States (Real Time + 70 Years)

    03/18/2008 9:08:42 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies · 393+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 3/18/38 | Cordell Hull's staff
    Hull’s Address Outlining Foreign Policy of the United States Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. WASHINGTON, March 17. – The address of Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, before the National Press Club today was as follows. In the course of the daily press conferences at the Department of State I have occasion to see many of you and to touch upon day-to-day developments in our foreign relations. Such information as I am able to give you in these conferences must, of necessity, relate to specific questions and oftentimes, to isolated events. Yet upon you, representatives of the press, rests a...

    03/09/2008 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 22 replies · 876+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 3/9/38 | Ferdinand Kuhn Jr.
    BRITISH TO COURT RIBBENTROP TODAY Ready to Bargain Cautiously if Nazis will Make Genuine Concessions for Peace ROME AGENDA MAPPED Perth and Ciano Await Final Instructions for Talks to Begin Next Week By FERDINAND KUHN Jr. Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. LONDON, March 8. – Timing his visit to coincide with the start of the Anglo-Italian negotiations in Rome, Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, will arrive in London tomorrow for a series of talks that will show whether or not Anglo-German negotiations are possible also in the near future. Herr von Ribbentrop will see Viscount Halifax,...

    12/20/2006 4:21:11 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 127 replies · 3,344+ views ^ | December 13, 2006 | Ann Coulter
    How did we go from winning the war in Iraq to losing overnight? Was this decided by the same committee that changed "Peking" to "Beijing"? These word changes are a fortiori evidence that liberals are part of a conspiracy. On what date did "horrible" and "actress" vanish from the English language to be replaced with "horrific" and "actor"? Who decided that? (Meanwhile, I'm still writing "Puff Daddy" in my nightly dream journal when everybody else has started calling him "Diddy.") When did "B.C." (before Christ) and "A.D." (anno Domini, "in the year of the Lord") get replaced with "BCE" (before...
  • Emails Shed Light On ISG Intentions (Dang Funny Alert)

    12/17/2006 10:37:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 1,070+ views ^ | 12/18/2006 | Mike Ackley
    Our source must remain covert, but we have gained access to a series of e-mails between James A. Baker III and Lee A. Hamilton, co-chairmen of the Iraq Study Group. (Actually, the ISG designates them as "co-chairs," but even a cursory look shows neither of them to be furniture.) The messages' content sheds an interesting light on the ISG's 79 recommendations. We submit these messages below, without comment: Dear Jim: I've looked at the draft of the ISG recommendations. Do you think anybody will notice there aren't really 79, and that a bunch of them repeat or extend other recommendations?...
  • Surrender By Any Other Name... [COULTER]

    12/13/2006 3:32:21 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 72 replies · 1,510+ views
    Human Events ^ | Posted Dec 13, 2006 | by Ann Coulter
    How did we go from winning the war in Iraq to losing overnight? Was this decided by the same committee that changed "Peking" to "Beijing"? These word changes are a fortiori evidence that liberals are part of a conspiracy. On what date did "horrible" and "actress" vanish from the English language to be replaced with "horrific" and "actor"? Who decided that? (Meanwhile, I'm still writing "Puff Daddy" in my nightly dream journal when everybody else has started calling him "Diddy.") When did "B.C." (before Christ) and "A.D." (anno Domini, "in the year of the Lord") get replaced with "BCE" (before...
  • 79 Steps to Victory in Iraq?

    12/09/2006 9:27:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,092+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 10, 2006 | Various Op-Ed Contributors
    President Bush says the Iraq Study Group report “did a good job of showing what is possible.” Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain said, “It offers a strong way forward.” The New York Post called it the work of “surrender monkeys.” There is no shortage of opinions. Here are a dozen worth considering.
  • ISG must stand for, uh, Inane Strategy Guesswork (Mark Steyn Nails The Illustrious Seniors Group)

    12/10/2006 2:22:58 AM PST · by goldstategop · 76 replies · 2,408+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/10/2006 | Mark Steyn
    Well, the ISG -- the Illustrious Seniors' Group -- has released its 79-point plan. How unprecedented is it? Well, it seems Iraq is to come under something called the "Iraq International Support Group." If only Neville Chamberlain had thought to propose a "support group" for Czechoslovakia, he might still be in office. Or guest-hosting for Oprah. But, alas, such flashes of originality are few and far between in what's otherwise a testament to conventional wisdom. How conventional is the ISG's conventional wisdom? Try page 49: "RECOMMENDATION 5: The Support Group should consist of Iraq and all the states bordering Iraq,...
  • Hawks Bolster Skeptical President

    12/09/2006 9:01:36 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 1,242+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2006 | Michael Abramowitz and Glenn Kessler
    Steady condemnation from conservatives for the Iraq Study Group report may be providing some cover to the Bush administration as it completes its own review of strategy in Iraq, apparently with little enthusiasm for the panel's prescription of U.S. troop withdrawal and dialogue with Syria and Iran. The criticism of the panel, co-chaired by former secretary of state James A. Baker III and former representative Lee H. Hamilton (D-Ind.), has burst forth from the leading institutions of the right: the National Review, the Wall Street Journal editorial page and the Weekly Standard; conservative talk radio; and scholars at some of...
  • Democrats frustrated by Bush's reaction to Iraq report (Bush refuses to surrender!)

    12/08/2006 4:02:15 PM PST · by IntelliQuark · 106 replies · 2,795+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | December 8, 2006 | William Douglas and Margaret Talev
    Top Democrats in Congress left a White House meeting with President Bush on Friday frustrated over what they perceived as his reluctance to embrace major recommendations from the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. "I just didn't feel there today, the president in his words or his demeanor, that he is going to do anything right away to change things drastically," Senate Majority Leader-elect Harry Reid, D-Nev., said following the Oval Office meeting. "He is tepid in what he talks about doing. Someone has to get the message to this man that there have to be significant changes." Bush has been cool...
  • Jews Wake Up!

    12/08/2006 10:44:00 AM PST · by Sabramerican · 167 replies · 4,510+ views
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | Dec. 8, 2006 | Caroline Glick
    Column One: Jews Wake Up! Caroline Glick, THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 8, 2006 When the history of our times is written, this week will be remembered as the week that Washington decided to let the Islamic Republic of Iran go nuclear. Hopefully it will also be remembered as the moment the Jews arose and refused to allow Iran to go nuclear. With the publication of the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group chaired by former US secretary of state James Baker III and former congressman Lee Hamilton, the debate about the war in Iraq changed. From a war for victory...
  • Bush Reaction to Report Worries Father's Aides

    12/08/2006 10:27:04 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 99 replies · 3,845+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | December 8 2006 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    Former White House advisers to George H.W. Bush are keenly disappointed and concerned about the current President Bush's initial reaction to the report by the Iraq Study Group. They consider him rather dismissive of the group's conclusions, issued yesterday, which include the view that current Iraq policy is failing. The group recommends a variety of important changes, such as assigning U.S. troops to play more of an advisory and training role and less of a combat role. The ISG also recommends that the United States withdraw most of its combat brigades by early 2008 and that the administration increase diplomatic...
  • Must Study Harder (Mark Steyn Rips The Iraq Surrender Group A New Clymer Alert)

    12/07/2006 12:10:32 AM PST · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 1,778+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2006 | Mark Steyn
    Isn’t the main problem with the Iraq Study Group that it’s just majorly lame? Almost anybody could crank out this kind of generalized boilerplate (“We were told by a general/a translator/my taxi driver/my Ukrainian hooker…”), and most of us could do it without a budget of gazillions of dollars and an Annie Leibovitz photo session. Of course, Syria “should” do this and Iran “should” do that and, if they were Sandra Day O’Connor, I’m sure they would. But they’re not. And the only specific strategic proposal is a linkage between Iraq and a “renewed and sustained commitment” to a “comprehensive...
  • Incoming Congress prepares to launch 'Operation Surrender' ... Ann Coulter

    12/06/2006 3:38:39 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 73 replies · 2,990+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 6 Dec 2006 | Ann Coulter
    The "bipartisan" Iraq panel has recommended that Iran and Syria can help stabilize Iraq. You know, the way Germany and Russia helped stabilize Poland in '39. Now that Democrats have won the House, they can concentrate on losing the war. Despite all the phony conservative Democrats who got elected as gun-totin' hawks, the Democrats will uniformly vote to dismantle every aspect of the war on terrorism. They've started a runaway train and can't stop it now. The Democratic base is at a fever pitch with visions of storm troopers listening to their phone calls and ruthlessly torturing innocent accountants at...
  • Rush: Iraq Surrender Group Aims For "Bipartisan Consensus" To Unite Country In Defeat

    12/06/2006 3:26:57 PM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 982+ views
    Rush ^ | 12/06/2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We will start with the Iraq surrender group, big press conference today chaired by Lee Hamilton and James Baker. I think one of the best ways to share with you my thoughts on this is to read to you an e-mail I got from an Air Force friend of mine, a veteran in Iraq watching this this morning. "Hey, Rush, I'm climbing out of my skin here, watching the Iraq surrender group unfold on TV, but they're missing the point. Iraq is not the problem. The hatred our enemy has for us, that's the problem. Iraq is only a...
  • Baker panel's mention of Palestinian "right of return" raises eyebrows

    12/06/2006 1:00:35 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 246 replies · 4,919+ views
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2006
    A reference to Palestinians' "right of return" in the report issued by the high-level Iraq Study Group broke a diplomatic taboo which sparked immediate concern in Israel and surprise among Middle East policy experts. The reference was buried deep inside a 160-page report that urged US President George W. Bush to renew efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks as part of a region-wide bid to end the chaos in Iraq. "This report is worrisome for Israel particularly because, for the first time, it mentions the question of the 'right of return' for the Palestinian refugees of 1948," said a senior...
  • Baker, Hamilton Commission on Iraq Reports

    12/06/2006 9:53:51 AM PST · by IrishMike · 17 replies · 1,488+ views
    Peace & Freedom ^ | December 6, 2006 | John E. Carey
    Nearly four years after U.S. military forces toppled the Saddam Hussein regime, the United States faces a “grave and deteriorating” situation in Iraq and the Middle East, according to the bipartisan commission headed by the commission’s co-chairmen, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and former Rep. Lee Hamilton. The report painted a grim picture of the situation in Iraq and delivered 79 recommended actions. “There is no path that can guarantee success, but the prospects can be improved,” the report says. The commissioners warn that if the situation continues to deteriorate, there is a risk of a “slide...
  • LIVE THREAD; Iraq Study Group Releases Report

    12/06/2006 8:02:58 AM PST · by Howlin · 853 replies · 19,383+ views
    December 6, 2006
    Live on cable now...
  • Baker wants Israel excluded from regional conference

    12/06/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 222 replies · 3,412+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 5, 2006
    The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel. The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq's future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference. “As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without...
  • Revisiting (and Reliving) 1938

    11/30/2006 6:35:17 PM PST · by TheeOhioInfidel · 48 replies · 1,194+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2006 | Rick Richman
    “It is 1938; Iran is Germany; and it is racing to acquire nuclear weapons.” Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly punctuated his speech in Los Angeles earlier this month with that sentence. It was an effective rhetorical device, conveying both a sense of threat and a sense of urgency. But 1938 may be relevant in more ways than as a rhetorical device. Revisiting that year, through Winston Churchill’s compelling account in “The Gathering Storm,” is an instructive exercise, and one the Iraq Study Group might consider as it completes its deliberations. February 20, 1938: Churchill spent the entire night without sleep, “consumed by...
  • Mideast Echoes Of 1938

    08/24/2006 10:41:56 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 11 replies · 919+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    In his upcoming book about the horrors of the 20th century, "The War of the World," the British historian Niall Ferguson has a chapter called "The Pity of Peace." It is about 1938, when World War II loomed, and Britain -- especially and importantly Britain -- did precious little to stop it. The warnings of Churchill -- "believe me, it may be the last chance . . ." -- were ignored, and the government under Neville Chamberlain obstinately pursued a policy that forever after made the word appeasement one of the most odious in history. Somehow, though, it looks like...
  • National Education Association Convention 1938 ("American Legion fascist","FDR to speak")

    07/03/2006 8:48:47 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies · 599+ views
    York Gazette and Daily June 30, 1938/AP | 7/03/06 | Self/York Gazette and Daily/AP
    As the National Education Association meets in Orlando this year, I've been reminded of an old newspaper I picked up a few years ago that describes the NEA convention in 1938. Here's how it was written up by the Associated Press for the York Gazette and Daily June 30, 1938: LEGION HEAD NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK TO NEA CONVENTION Doherty Sought Permission To Answer Criticsm Of His Organization............... (By the Associated Press) New York June 29--A night gathering of the National Education Association came to an abrupt close at Madison Square Garden tonight when its president refused permission to Daniel...
  • Flood of '38 Forever Altered the Southland Landscape

    01/23/2005 4:15:06 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 10 replies · 769+ views
    latimes ^ | 1/23/05 | Cecilia Rasmussen
    The pummeling rains of two weeks ago made Donna Gustin Crippen feel as if she were 8 years old and it was 1938 again — when rain fell in feet, not inches, and her neighbors were swept to their deaths. She remembers all too well the "Great Flood of 1938," when unexpectedly powerful rains caused thousands of square miles of Southern California to revert to an inland sea. --- The Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Gabriel, Rio Hondo and Santa Ana rivers flowed out of control. San Fernando Valley ranches flooded, as did roads there and elsewhere, forcing the postponement...