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  • New Benghazi Witnesses

    02/27/2014 2:31:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said that when she had appeared on several news outlets back in September 2012 to state that the attack on an American diplomatic installation in Benghazi was a "spontaneous reaction" to an American-made film that appeared on YouTube she had used "the best information we [the White House] had at the time." Senator John McCain responded to her statement Sunday that it left him "almost speechless." The Arizona Republican said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that "I'm almost speechless, because it's patently obvious, first of...
  • Desperation in the Benghazi Coverup

    08/05/2013 8:02:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 5, 2013 | Jed Babbin
    A congressional select committee could offer immunity to the CIA’s dispersed, intimidated survivors. You can always tell the depth of an event’s illegality by the measures people take to cover it up. By that measure, the conduct of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and David Petraeus leading up to the terrorist attack that killed four Americans on 9/11 2012 must be must be so sufficiently wrongful that, if revealed, they could lead to the president’s impeachment.How else can we gauge what is apparently the most energetic coverup in modern history? We know, from several sources, that the survivors of the attack —...
  • Darling & Babbin Rock Freedom Radio Tonight 8 pm EST

    06/12/2011 4:52:14 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 1 replies
    Freedom Radio Rocks ^ | June 12, 2011 | HonestConservative
    Darling & Babbin Rock Freedom Radio. How you ask? The House defunded the Vietnam war back in the 70s, why can the House not defund Libya? Yemen? Obamacare? Join us Sunday, June 12th on Freedom Radio at 8 pm est and find out. Brian Darling is Director of Senate Relations at The Heritage Foundation. Darling monitors political developments in the Senate -- as well as its relations with the House of Representatives and the White House -- to assess the likely impact on policy decisions. Darling also has appeared on Fox and in 2008, Darling became a columnist for Human Events, giving...
  • FREEDOM RADIO WELCOMES JED BABBIN!

    10/17/2010 3:32:33 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 6 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | October 17, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Share a NiteCap and an interview with HonestConservative and Mr. Jed Babbin former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense under George H.W. Bush, Jed Babbin is a bestselling author and contributor to RealClearPolitics , The American Spectator, BigPeace and BigGovernment. and is the author of best selling books, "In The Words of our Enemies" and "Showdown, Why China Wants War with the United States". We of course will discuss the impact and results of the upcoming congressional elections on National Security. Our number is 646 478 5613.
  • Healthcare Summit : Chicago Style

    02/26/2010 5:25:08 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 7 replies · 502+ views
    FEBRUARY 25, 2010 | Jed Babbin
    Senate Democrat moderates probably slept well last night, but no House Blue Dog should have. In the marathon Blair House healthcare summit, the Chicago Obama family made it perfectly clear that the Senate Dems are protected made men but the House members are expendable in Obamas pursuit of nationalizing healthcare. The summit convened after a round of new polls showed -- again -- that most Americans dont want Obamacare. A Quinnipiac poll showed Americans disapproved of Obamas healthcare plan by 54-35 percent. Rasmussen said 56% opposed and 41% approved, and both Pew Research and PPP said 50% were opposed to...
  • Dishonesty for Deeds

    10/18/2009 10:21:04 AM PDT · by freespirited · 18 replies · 664+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/09 | Jed Babbin
    Todays Washington Post endorsement of Democrat R. Creigh Deeds in the Virginia gubernatorial race is no surprise, given the Posts determined and months-long effort to macaca Deeds opponent, Republican Bob McDonnell. But the editorial endorsement is a self-parody of liberal hyperbole and inconsistency. The Post again raises the strawman of McDonnells 1989 graduate dissertation, apparently cribbing from Ted Kennedys infamous denunciation of Robert Borks nomination to the Supreme Court. On July 1, 1987, within an hour of Borks nomination, Kennedy delivered a fiery speech saying, Robert Borks America is a land in which women would be forced into back alley...
  • The Obama-McChrystal Gap

    10/12/2009 1:33:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies · 1,172+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10-12-09 | Jed Babbin
    The Obama-McChrystal Gapby Jed Babbin (more by this author) Posted 10/12/2009 ET What is the life of an American soldier worth?  President Obama apparently values it as little as he values defeating our enemies in Afghanistan. The gap between President Obama’s thinking on Afghanistan and that of his chosen commander there, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has grown from a crevice to a canyon.  Unless President Obama is quickly brought to understand the need to defeat the Taliban decisively, he will make a decision on strategy and troop reinforcements that will be catastrophic to our national security. The contrast between the...
  • Latimer the Liberator?

    09/21/2009 7:47:02 PM PDT · by BufordP · 24 replies · 827+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 21 Sep 2009 | Jed Babbin
    If Matt Latimers new book had been released a few weeks ago, the Tea Party marchers would have hoisted him onto their shoulders and carried him -- laughing and cheering -- all the way up Capitol Hill. Laughing, because Latimers new book,Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor, renews conservatives license to chuckle at ourselves. Cheering, because it lifts the burden of George W. Bush from our shoulders. There are only two kinds of people who wont like this book. First are the liberal media who tied the Gordian knot that binds conservatism to Bush. As Byron York reported in...
  • THE [not] MARK LEVIN SHOW Live Monday August-10-2009

    08/10/2009 2:30:00 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 290 replies · 3,181+ views
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    Over ONE MILLION copies sold! #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller List for 17 weeks! Over one million copies in print!Buy it read it live it!Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Pelosi Knew about Waterboarding from the Start ( Liar, liar... )

    05/07/2009 4:23:47 PM PDT · by kellynla · 85 replies · 4,222+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 05/07/2009 | Jed Babbin
    She knew from the beginning. According to a CIA document compiled by the Director of National Intelligence summarizing briefings to Congress on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorist detainees, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) knew from the very beginning that those techniques -- including waterboarding -- were being used on September 2, 2002. According to the memo the very first briefing listed is 9/4/02 with then Rep. Porter Goss & Pelosi. The summary of the briefing says: Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of the particular EITs that...
  • Pelosi Knew about Waterboarding from the Start (CIA memo leaked)

    05/07/2009 4:52:13 PM PDT · by Clinton's a liar · 185 replies · 11,013+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/7/09 | Jed Babbin
    She knew from the beginning. According to a CIA memorandum summarizing briefings to Congress on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorist detainees, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) knew from the very beginning that those techniques -- including waterboarding -- were being used on September 2, 2002. According to the memo the very first briefing listed is 9/4/02 with then Rep. Porter Goss & Pelosi. The summary of the briefing says: Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of the particular EITs that had been employed. This directly contradicts Pelosis...
  • One Bush ended the Reagan Revolution; Jeb hopes we forget it ever happened

    05/06/2009 12:13:04 PM PDT · by Reagan 2.0 · 77 replies · 1,804+ views
    Examiner ^ | 5-6-09 | Phoenix Conservative
    As you may know, Jeb Bush made some comments recently that suggested that Republicans needed to stop being nostalgic about the past (ie, Ronald Reagan) and move forward. This teed off many conservatives, who believe that our party's failures are the direct result of ignoring everything that Reagan stood for. I couldn't agree more. Yet, Bush has had his defenders the past couple days, who say that he meant no such thing. Mike Devine is having none of this talk, and rips that idea to pieces. You can (and should) read it here. Jeb says of the 2008 campaign: "I...
  • Panic Time for Pelosi (libs may have gone too far this time)

    05/01/2009 2:54:40 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 131 replies · 51,544+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5-1-09 | Jed Babbin
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has had a bad week. Caught between her own involvement in the CIA interrogations now condemned as torture and her partys inquisitions, Pelosi floundered. Her fear and frustration have apparently given way to panic after word reached her of the CIAs reaction to the damage she, President Obama and other Democrats have done to the spy agency in the last three months. Pelosi -- as I wrote earlier in the week -- was one of the few members of Congress briefed in detail on the harsh interrogation methods and who could have stopped them but didnt....
  • Is Pelosi a War Criminal?

    04/27/2009 5:00:17 PM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 886+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 04/27/2009 | Jed Babbin
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- then the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence -- was briefed on CIA interrogation techniques including waterboarding when they were begun in 2002. She was among the Big Eight present at the briefings -- the Senate and House leaders and chairmen and ranking members on both intelligence committees. Condemning the disclosure of the Justice Department legal opinions that detail the interrogation methods and the reasons they were legal at the time, Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mi) wrote in the Wall Street Journal that, It was not necessary to release details of the...
  • WaPo Hit Piece Misses South Carolina Gov. Sanford

    03/12/2009 2:08:41 PM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 732+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 03/12/2009 | Jed Babbin
    Mark Sanford doesnt want his state to be tangled up in the strings attached to the money President Obamas so-called stimulus bill is bringing to his state. His objections are grounded in conservative principle, so its natural that the Washington Post is attacking him. The problem -- as Sanford explained in my interview with him last week -- is that a large portion of the stimulus money requires increases in state payments such as unemployment benefits, and those increases have to continue even after the initial federal funding runs out. In state terms, this annualizes -- i.e., permanently grafts onto...
  • Obama the Revolutionary (The GOP, "must be the 'Party of Hell, No.'")

    03/02/2009 1:15:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 659+ views
    Human Events ^ | 03/02/2009 | Jed Babbin
    If President Obama achieves his agenda, his successor will not be president of the same nation Obama inherited. Like Madame Defarge in Dickens A Tale of Two Cities, Obama is a revolutionary, slowly knitting together his plans to change America into something it has never been, to overthrow our economic system and weaken our defenses. Monsieur Obama envisions a new America: a European welfare state, its government the overseer of every phase of domestic life, unwilling and unable to defend its allies and interests abroad. Lets hear no more about partisan warfare, about how Republicans are the party of no,...
  • Obamas Failing Leadership

    02/23/2009 11:37:27 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 42 replies · 1,416+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2-23-09 | Jed Babbin
    Obama’s Failing Leadershipby Jed Babbin (more by this author) Posted 02/23/2009 ET President Obama has invited Republican leaders to the White House today for an “economic summit.” But it won’t be a “summit” at all: Obama plans to lay out his ideas for huge tax increases, massive reductions in defense spending -- including in Iraq and possibly Afghanistan -- and won’t seek Republican input to change his agenda. Obama’s leadership failed its first two important tests, and is about to fail again. Last October, then running mate Joe Biden prophesied that Obama would be tested by a foreign crisis...
  • Conservative Leaders Call for Replacement of Human Events Editor

    01/27/2009 6:00:49 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 187 replies · 3,257+ views
    AIPNEWS.com ^ | January 27, 2009 | Gregg Jackson
    Contact: Gregg Jackson, www.greggjackson.com; John Haskins, 818-397-7714 MEDIA ADVISORY, Jan. 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- Radio host and bestselling author Gregg Jackson and a growing list of other conservative leaders, lawyers and activists are calling on Eagle Publishing to dismiss editor Jed Babbin and take immediate and decisive steps to restore the credibility of Human Events. Among the names widely known in social conservative and pro-life circles are Dr. Ted Baehr, President of Movieguide; Ambassador Alan Keyes, former Reagan appointee and presidential candidate; Dr. William Greene of RightMarch.com; Coach Dave Daubenmire, talk show host and author; and Brian Rohrbough, President of...
  • Interrogating Terrorists, Obama-Style

    01/24/2009 2:14:50 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 265+ views
    Humanevents.com ^ | 01/23/2009 | Jed Babbin
    President Obamas new executive orders on closing the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and limiting the permissible methods for interrogating terrorist detainees are the legal equivalent of a running backs head fake: they mislead, and only the runners next move reveals his intent. So far, the White House's intentions aren't clear. One member who attended the pre-release White House briefing on the executive orders characterized the orders as confusing. On the closing of the Guantanamo Bay facility, he said the White House was more confused than the members being briefed.
  • Obama Era Begins (Major Barf Alert)

    01/20/2009 10:05:52 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 30 replies · 756+ views
    Human Events ^ | January. 20, 2009 | Jed Babbin
    Has ever a president begun his administration with more fanfare and anticipation? If you listen to the media, Obamas inauguration is the crowning of the new Sun King. Parties abound and, according to one news report, the beautiful people prepping for the inaugural have caused a run on Botox in the Washington area. Obamas economic stimulus apparently begins unofficially with his inaugural festivities today which will reportedly cost about $170 million. The Washington, DC party catering industry will surely survive. Barack Obama takes the oath of office with a soaring approval rating -- according to the RealClearPolitics average -- of...
  • McCains Torture Mess

    12/22/2008 7:02:33 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,419+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2008-12-22 | Jed Babbin
    Sen. John McCain (?-Ariz.), joining with liberal Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), issued a report last week on the abuse of terrorist detainees. The report accuses former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former Defense Department General Counsel Jim Haynes, and David Addington, Vice President Cheneys chief of staff, of causing the torture of terrorist detainees. But the report is a clumsy calumny, contradicting the factual conclusions of earlier, far more credible investigations. Predictably, it was enough for the New York Times to call for the appointment of a prosecutor to consider criminal charges against Rumsfeld and the others....
  • Bush Now as Bankrupt as GM

    12/15/2008 7:56:50 AM PST · by ChessExpert · 18 replies · 842+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/15/2008 | Jed Babbin
    President Bush is now as bankrupt politically as GM is financially. He spent the last week lobbying Senate Republicans to bail out GM, Chrysler and Ford and succeeded only in alienating the people he needed most. Among the senators and Republican staff I spoke to, none agreed with the president and most resented the White Houses strong-arm tactics.
  • It's Obama (Despite all this, the conservative phoenix will rise)

    11/05/2008 6:02:23 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 29 replies · 1,204+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 05, 2008 | Jed Babbin
    The most liberal U.S. Senator, Barack Obama of Illinois, won a huge victory yesterday over John McCain. It wasnt over until 11 pm when Obama went over the minimum 270 electoral votes by winning California, but the early results -- Pennsylvania going for Obama at 8:30 pm EST and Ohio an hour later -- were really all that Obama needed to win to make it impossible for McCain to eke out a narrow victory. Pennsylvania -- along with Florida, Ohio, and Virginia were crucial to McCains chances. No Republican ever won the White House without winning Ohio, and John McCain...
  • Black Dog Republicans

    10/23/2008 1:38:37 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 19 replies · 609+ views
    human events ^ | 10/23/2008 | Jed Babbin
    Black Dog Republicans by Jed Babbin 10/23/2008 Print This Weve always had Yellow Dog Democrats from the South and some of Pelosi's puppies say they're Blue Dog Democrats. But now we have Black Dog Republicans. Their constant companions are depression and melancholy, the moods that often descended on Winston Churchill. He labeled them his black dog. There are two reasons the Black Dog Republicans fell prey to a depression equal to Churchill's. First is the constant chatter of the media, the Republican elite, and the Cassandra Republicans who are just as sure that John McCain will lose the election as...
  • Oops

    10/13/2008 9:44:13 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 2 replies · 234+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 10/13/2008 | Jed Babbin
    Oopsby Jed Babbin (more by this author) Posted 10/13/2008 ET Panic on Wall Street -- and in every foreign financial market -- was supposed to be calmed by the Bush/Paulson $700 billion bailout of the financial industry. Confidence among investors and bankers would be restored, we were told, if only this huge chunk of our free market were nationalized. That was two weeks ago, and over the principled objections we and many House conservatives (and a few in the Senate) posed, the bailout passed. Secretary Paulson appointed a gent fortuitously named Kashkari to restore the credit market, though...
  • McCain's Saddleback Grand Slam

    08/18/2008 6:06:46 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 57 replies · 253+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 18 2008 | Jed Babbin
    Barack Obama bumped into something hard on Saturday night. The nuanced naif of Illinois preceded -- in Paris Hiltons wonderful snark -- the wrinkly white-haired dude in Pastor Rick Warrens civility summit and came up very short. You can judge how well McCain did by the minimalist coverage in the media. The highlights reported here were virtually ignored in the Sunday papers. McCain has never been better. His self deprecation, his humor, and his life story turned the back-to-back interviews into a conclusive demonstration that he is ready for the presidency and Obama isnt. Continued -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored Links: Amazing Japanese...
  • McCain's Saddleback Grand Slam

    08/18/2008 5:34:25 AM PDT · by kellynla · 67 replies · 297+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 08/18/2008 | Jed Babbin
    Barack Obama bumped into something hard on Saturday night. The nuanced naif of Illinois preceded -- in Paris Hiltons wonderful snark -- the wrinkly white-haired dude in Pastor Rick Warrens civility summit and came up very short. You can judge how well McCain did by the minimalist coverage in the media. The highlights reported here were virtually ignored in the Sunday papers. McCain has never been better. His self deprecation, his humor, and his life story turned the back-to-back interviews into a conclusive demonstration that he is ready for the presidency and Obama isnt. McCain was energized, comfortable and quietly...
  • Rush In a Hurry - July 17, 2008

    07/17/2008 6:08:46 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies · 135+ views
    Rush In A Hurry Show Notes ^ | 7/17/08 | Rush Limbaugh
    On Today’s Show... If you have the means, please donate: Center for Health Transformation (Attn:The Tony Snow Family Trust) 1425 K Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20005 Jed Babbin, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for President George H. W. Bush and editor of Human Events, filled in Thursday while Rush attended Tony Snow's funeral. » Visit Jed Babbin's Stack of Stuff at RushLimbaugh.com, and Jed's Latest Columns» Note: HumanEvents.com will be honoring Rush the week of July 28th. Check it out!Senate Minority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Jed Babbin to discuss the Gas Price Reduction Act of 2008,...
  • Rush Limbaugh (Guest Host) Show - Thursday 7/17/08

    07/17/2008 8:30:53 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 79 replies · 77+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | July 17, 2008 | Jed Babbin
    Today and on Friday, Rush will not be seated in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies. He will be away from the golden EIB microphone to attend the funeral of the late, great Tony Snow. Jed Babbin, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for George H. W. Bush and editor of Human Events (which publishes Pat Buchanan's nonsense), will host today. Mark Davis will host on Friday.
  • Too Big, Too Heavy

    06/19/2008 5:26:15 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 143 replies · 568+ views
    Human Events ^ | 3/24 | Jed Babbin
    Too Big, Too Heavy by Jed Babbin, Human Events Posted: 03/24/2008 The mission of the US Air Force is to fly and to fight. Everyone in the Air Force’s job falls into one of three categories: to do the flying and fighting, to command those who do, or to support them. Part of supporting the warriors is to buy the best aircraft to accomplish the mission at lowest risk. Which is why the Air Force’s decision to buy urgently-needed tanker aircraft from the Northrop Grumman – EADS consortium must be reversed. That decision -- announced on February 29 -- could...
  • Drill Here, Drill Now

    05/30/2008 6:22:46 AM PDT · by kellynla · 114 replies · 1,355+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 05/30/2008 | Jed Babbin
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrichs petition to Congress demanding the removal of government obstacles to increasing our energy supplies is gathering momentum by the minute, while the Democrats do-nothing Congress wants to raise fuel prices. Actually, labeling Congress a bunch of do-nothings is almost right, but not quite. Theyre doing their best to create more obstacles to growing our energy supply. And while the price of energy is already unreasonably high, theyre working hard on a liberal agenda that will raise the prices consumers pay for gasoline, diesel fuel, natural gas and home heating oil. With the summer upon us (and...
  • The New Appeasers

    05/19/2008 4:39:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 111+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 05/19/2008 | Jed Babbin
    President Bushs implied attack on Barack Obama -- comparing those who would negotiate with terrorists and radicals to pre-World War II appeasers -- is being written off as mere heated political rhetoric. That is happening because the president, as is his wont, expressed a correct judgment in incomplete and thus incorrect terms. Speaking to the Israeli Knesset on May 15, the president said: Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks...
  • Chicago Redux in Denver

    04/28/2008 4:21:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies · 92+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 4/28/2008 | Jed Babbin
    Barack Obama did something important yesterday. He proved that a neophyte politician can learn enough on the job to be a credible presidential candidate. But what he still lacks is the power and stature to heal his divided party. In a Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace, Obama appeared poised, charming and reasonable. Wallace pressed him gently on a number of issues: taxes, the effect of his race on his competitiveness, and the war, among others. Gone were the flutters and flusters of the ABC Pennsylvania primary debate, the abrupt reactions in the post-Ohio press conference. You cant credit...
  • Petraeus Warns Iraq Progress is Tenuous, Reversible.

    03/08/2008 10:25:08 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 2 replies · 227+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 03/06/2008 | Jed Babbin
    Petraeus Warns Iraq Progress is Tenuous, Reversible.by Jed Babbin Posted 03/06/2008 ET Updated 03/07/2008 ET Citing the reduction in violence in most areas of Iraq in the past six to eight months, a confident but cautious Gen. David Petraeus told me Thursday that the progress in Iraq is both tenuous and reversible. Gen. Petraeus spoke to me earlier today in an exclusive interview that will be broadcast in part today and in part Monday on the Michael Reagan radio show. Asked about al-Quedas presence in Iraq, and reports that the terrorist group was trying to regain its foothold in Iraq,...
  • Petraeus Warns Iraq Progress Is Tenuous, Reversible

    03/07/2008 6:08:49 AM PST · by kellynla · 1 replies · 107+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 03/06/2008 | Jed Babbin
    Citing the reduction in violence in most areas of Iraq in the past six to eight months, a confident but cautious Gen. David Petraeus told me Thursday that the progress in Iraq is both tenuous and reversible. Gen. Petraeus spoke to me earlier today in an exclusive interview that will be broadcast in part today and in part Monday on the Michael Reagan radio show. Asked about al-Quedas presence in Iraq, and reports that the terrorist group was trying to regain its foothold in Iraq, Petraeus said that al-Queda has not yet been defeated or removed from Iraq, and that...
  • john bachelor show thread 01 March 08

    03/02/2008 4:08:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 83 replies · 1,263+ views
    WABC Radio ^ | 01 March 08 | Perdogg
    Middle east updates!
  • Hillary Rodham Custer? by Jed Babbin

    02/13/2008 4:26:55 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 45 replies · 694+ views
    Human Events ^ | 13 February 2008 | Jed Babbin
    Hillary Rodham Custer? by Jed Babbin Posted: 02/13/2008 No, Virginia, you werent Hillary Rodham Custers last stand. But standing as Barack Obamas sixth-in-a-row primary or caucus victory, Hillarys loss in Virginia is a clear setback. The later results in DC and Maryland confirmed a Chesapeake Bay trifecta for Obama that split Clintons most reliable voting blocks right down the middle. Clinton isnt done, at least yet. Her all-out campaigns in Texas and Ohio between now and their March 4 primaries will determine whether Obama can score a TKO against the Clinton machine, and the Clintons wont go quietly. After...
  • John McCain: The Anti-Conservative

    02/01/2008 7:42:37 AM PST · by floozy22 · 26 replies · 106+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | February 1, 2008 | Jed Babbin
    What could be wrong with a presidential candidate who is a longtime Republican senator from a conservative state, a certified war hero with a great smile and a wisecracking sense of humor? Nothing at all, except the last time one ran against a Clinton, he ended up filming Viagra commercials while Bill was rehearsing his inaugural address. The media have created the fiction that Sen. John McCain, alone among the Republican candidates, can beat Hillary or Obama this fall. This is a fiction because only a conservative can unite the Republican Party this year and win. Call him maverick, call...
  • Thompson Can Unify Republicans

    01/18/2008 11:41:41 AM PST · by SE Mom · 133 replies · 169+ views
    Human Events ^ | 18 January 2008 | Jed Babbin
    Faced with either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama as their national opponent, Republicans cannot risk disunity in the fall campaign. Whoever is the Republicans nominate must be able to both unify and energize the core constituencies of their party. When South Carolinians go to the polls tomorrow, their choice is between several men who cannot unify the party and one who probably can. Fred Thompsons ability to unify conservatives around their core principles should be much on South Carolinians minds. As should the record of the other contenders. ... Among the serious contenders in South Carolina is Fred Thompson. Is...
  • The Dirty Trick Season

    01/07/2008 9:32:06 AM PST · by Fred · 3 replies · 52+ views
    Human Events | 010708 | Jeb Babbins
    The Dirty Trick Season by Jed Babbin (more by this author) Posted 01/07/2008 ET What happened to Fred Thompson on the day of the Iowa caucus was a political dirty trick worthy of the great tricksters of the Nixon era. The rumor that Thompson would drop out after Iowa and endorse John McCain, reported by The Politico -- picked up quickly in so many print and broadcast media -- was untrue as I wrote last week. Political rumors flood our eyes, ears and e-mails every day. What qualified this as a dirty trick were the falsity and the timing. Rumored...
  • Islam vs. Free Speech ... (free speech and freedom of the press are dead - in Britain)

    12/28/2007 4:06:47 AM PST · by IrishMike · 25 replies · 238+ views
    Human Events ^ | Friday 12/28/2007 | Jed Babbin
    Under assault by Muslims and multiculturalists, free speech and freedom of the press are dead in Britain. The same sorts of people who killed them in Britain are killing them in Canada. They and their allies are using the British and Canadian courts and tribunals to bury our First Amendment rights in America. Muslims -- individually and in pressure groups -- are using British libel laws and Canadian “human rights” laws to limit what is said about Islam, terrorists and the people in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere who are funding groups such as al-Queda. The cases of Rachel Ehrenfeld and...
  • AP Gets a Whackin' Over Thompson Attackin'

    12/26/2007 9:04:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 109+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 26, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    Conservative radio host and political pundit, Jed Babbin, did a great job of smacking the Associated Press around in an editorial in Human Events, today. Calling the AP "one of the most politically activist media outlets" out there and pointing out that the wire service is often "caught Hillary-handed," Babbin does a great job of handing the AP its hat. And Babbin warns that every candidate "who exudes a whiff of conservatism" will see the APs guns leveled upon them. To prove his case, Babbin uses the example of how the AP is doing it's level best to destroy the...
  • Pelosis Most Dangerous Ploy

    10/15/2007 6:13:14 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 38 replies · 142+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/15/2007 | Jed Babbin
    Congressional Democrats anxious to force a withdrawal of American forces from Iraq are frustrated by their inability to muster a veto-proof majority for legislation that would establish a firm date for retreat. But what they cannot do directly they are now working hard to do indirectly. According to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey is the transshipment point for about 70% of all air cargo (including 33% of the fuel) going to supply US forces in Iraq. Included are about 95% of the new MRAP -- mine-resistant, ambush-protected -- vehicles designed to save the lives of...
  • Take a Shot at Chris

    10/08/2007 5:26:43 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 36 replies · 1,383+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/08/2007 | Jed Babbin
    Unless the Republican candidates prepare for whats coming, the winner of their debate tomorrow will be Hillary Clinton. To prevent that result, the candidates have to do what Republicans campaign consultants have always prevented: they need to take on the media itself. This debate -- important most to Fred Thompson who is making his first appearance -- will soon be forgotten in the tsunami of campaign interviews, speeches and rubber chicken dinners these gents are trying to surf. Unless. There are two unlesses waiting tomorrow: unless the candidates allow moderator Chris Matthews to manhandle them, and unless they seize the...
  • Clinton and Obama on the Same Page as MoveOn.org

    09/17/2007 4:56:59 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 5 replies · 189+ views
    Human Events ^ | 09/17/2007 | Jed Babbin
    In a December 9, 2004 e-mail to supporters, MoveOn.org leaders Eli Pariser and Justin Ruben wrote, "In the last year, grassroots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the Party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive. Now it's our Party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back." The September 10 full-page MoveOn.org ad in the New York Times -- and the Dems reaction to it -- apparently proved the point. Appearing on the first day of Gen. David Petraeus congressional testimony, the...
  • The Terrorist Bill of Rights

    09/08/2007 7:34:45 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 1 replies · 318+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 09/07/2007 | Jed Babbin
    "I wonder if Missourians -- or any Americans -- really appreciate how important Bonds work really is. Before the FISA amendments he shepherded through in August became law, we had missed (according to one intelligence community source) roughly six months of intelligence data on communications by terrorists to people in the United States. Which meant we had been blind for about that amount of time."
  • The FISA Fight ......(Washington is melting down in the August heat)

    08/03/2007 4:55:27 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 5 replies · 495+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/03/2007 | Jed Babbin
    If Usama bin Laden has a sense of humor or maybe if his #2 guy, Ayman al-Zawahiri does -- the two must be laughing as hard as you or I do when we see a rerun of Blazing Saddles. The spectacle of the US Congress refusing to deal with the crisis in intelligence gathering necessitating amendment of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act must tickle their funny bones like their favorite hostage-beheading video. Since April, the Democrats who control the US Senate have been sitting around like Mel Brooks oversexed and under-competent Governor LePetomaine, demanding harrumps from each other and...
  • Trusting Ahmadinejad

    07/25/2007 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Kaput · 3 replies · 226+ views
    campusreportonline.net ^ | July 25, 2007 | Bethany Stotts
    Trusting Ahmadinejad by: Bethany Stotts, July 23, 2007 Jed Babbin, editor for Human Events and former Undersecretary of Defense under George H. W. Bush, recently criticized the mainstream media for their unwillingness to highlight the growing threat of authoritarian leaders abroad. He argues that U.S. reporters arent doing their job by covering the entire story because its homework. Nobody likes to do homework. You have to go out and exert yourself to find this stuff, to find accurate translations, mostly because most of these things were never meant for your eyes or ears. While this revealing information is sometimes hard...
  • Who's Left?

    07/24/2007 7:36:05 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 23, 2--7 | Jed Babbin
    Who supports Congress? Who are the people who comprise the 14% of Americans that still have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the Democratic Congress? Last month, Gallup reported that Congressional job approval was at 14%, the lowest in Gallups history of this measure and the lowest of any of the 16 institutions tested Last week, a Zogby poll said that Congress was still languishing at that incredibly low approval rating (14% said they were "excellent" or "good;" 83% said they were "fair" or "poor.") Theyre doing even worse than the Republicans were just before being...
  • Follow the Yellow Streak Road (Reid,Pelosi,Murtha,etc.)

    07/14/2007 10:09:10 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 13, 2007 | Jed Babbin
    Follow the Yellow Streak Road by Jed Babbin Posted 07/13/2007 ET Betty Williams, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for helping start peace talks in Northern Ireland, said the other day, "Right now, I could kill George Bush." Though the New York Times isnt suffering that bad a case of Bush Derangement Syndrome, its July 8 editorial said: President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have used demagoguery and fear to quell Americans demands for an end to this war. They say withdrawing will create bloodshed and chaos and encourage terrorists. Actually, all of that has already happened -- the...