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  • If you liked 2017, you’ll love 2018.

    01/01/2018 12:25:42 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jan 01, 2018 | Jed Babbin
    Cynics and pessimists are annoying because they’re usually right. 2018 will be a very good year for them. If we look ahead, through an appropriately jaundiced eye, we can see a year filled with crises unresolved, political maelstroms and too much unaccomplished. In short, a pretty normal year. Let’s start with the obvious. The media, in their war against Donald Trump, have not yet begun to fight. Impeachment talk will run parallel with their breathless expectations for the Mueller investigation, which will continue at least past the November election. More indictments are coming but none will be on anything remotely...
  • McMaster: The Ultimate Holdover

    08/07/2017 1:45:44 PM PDT · by pgkdan · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 08/07/17 | Jed Babbin
    Why President Trump needs to fire his national security advisor.Many in the conservative media are urging President Trump to fire his national security advisor, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. McMaster should be fired forthwith, but the reasons being argued are subsidiary to the primary reasons McMaster has to go. The debate over McMaster has been framed in terms of his loyalty to Trump. Though loyalty to the president is important, McMasterÂ’s ideology and bad judgment are what make him unfit for the position. For eight years the Obama administration relentlessly politicized everything it touched. Those dedicated to ObamaÂ’s ideology were embedded...
  • Iran and Russia Playing in the Fire

    02/06/2017 2:48:47 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6 Feb 17 | Jed Babbin
    Early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted, “Iran is playing with fire — they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me!” Earlier in the week, both the president and National Security Advisor Mike Flynn said they were putting Iran “on notice,” without defining what that notice meant. Mr. Trump likes to keep our adversaries guessing, and that’s a good thing, if he actually does it. More definitively, a statement by Flynn said, “The days of turning a blind eye to Iran’s hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over.” For the...
  • Our new president will have to make the UN pay for what his predecessor has done to Israel

    12/28/2016 4:43:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies ^ | 12-26-16 | JED BABBIN
    My college roommate Ed Atkins and I were commissioned second lieutenants in the US Air Force the day before we graduated in June 1970. My eyes were lousy and Ed’s weren’t, so our paths diverged. I went to law school and he went to flight school, the lucky dog. After all, the mission of the Air Force is “to fly and to fight.” He was going to do it, and I was being trained to risk only paper cuts in the law library. I was (and still am) jealous as hell. Fresh from a combat tour in Vietnam, during which...
  • All the Lies: They’ve Turned Us Into a Rotting Banana Republic

    09/05/2016 10:58:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 5, 2016 | Jed Babbin
    It’s a matter or record. Americans now populate the largest, wealthiest and most powerful banana republic in the world. The differences between Obama’s America and Maduro’s Venezuela are defined only by degree. The defining characteristics of banana republics are a matter of history. First, the law is not enforced against a chosen class in a banana republic, usually the allies of the autocrat in charge. Second, foreign policy is always performed in the autocrat’s interests and often in disregard of the nation’s actual interests. This describes how America functions in the era of President Obama. The newly-released FBI documents on...

    01/20/2016 5:55:55 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jed Babbin
    The most important problem that this incident illustrates is the command environment established by Obama, Ashton Carter, his secretary of defense, and Ray Mabus, his navy secretary. To them, the military code of conduct is an after-thought. Social engineering is vastly more important as is the effort to make the navy “green.” Please remember that Carter has ordered women to be included in every military occupation, including special forces with, in his words, no exceptions. Mabus will be remembered for two things. First, enforcing the Obama/Carter edict on women to the degree that the Marine Corps, despite its objections, must...
  • New Benghazi Witnesses

    02/27/2014 2:31:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | 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...

    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 Obama’s pursuit of nationalizing healthcare. The summit convened after a round of new polls showed -- again -- that most Americans don’t want Obamacare. A Quinnipiac poll showed Americans disapproved of Obama’s 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
    Today’s Washington Post endorsement of Democrat R. Creigh Deeds in the Virginia gubernatorial race is no surprise, given the Post’s 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 McDonnell’s 1989 graduate dissertation, apparently cribbing from Ted Kennedy’s infamous denunciation of Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court. On July 1, 1987, within an hour of Bork’s nomination, Kennedy delivered a fiery speech saying, “Robert Bork’s 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 Latimer’s 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 Latimer’s 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 won’t 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! You can call Mark’s 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 ^ | 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 Pelosi’s...
  • 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 party’s inquisitions, Pelosi floundered. Her fear and frustration have apparently given way to panic after word reached her of the CIA’s 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 didn’t....
  • Is Pelosi a War Criminal?

    04/27/2009 5:00:17 PM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 886+ views ^ | 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...