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  • What a shock: Pollard imprisonment based on lies

    02/24/2015 2:50:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I really feel like slamming some of the chickens**t American Jews who regularly comment - both on this blog and on Twitter and Facebook - that Jonathan Pollard should rot in jail because what he did was so terrible they're afraid of being accused of having 'dual loyalties' if they actually question Pollard's life sentence. Much of the infamous Cap Weinberger memo (that Pollard's lawyers were never allowed to see) has been declassified, and it shows that much of the US government argument for keeping Pollard imprisoned is based on lies and mischaracterizes what Weinberger (an anti-Semite in his...
  • George Schultz urges Obama to free Pollard

    01/26/2011 11:02:01 PM PST · by dervish · 55 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/12/11 | Gil Hoffmn
    Former US Secretary of State who served under Ronald Reagan joins list of senior security officials calling for Pollard's release. Former US secretary of state George Shultz has joined a long list of former senior American and Israeli security officials calling upon US President Barack Obama to release Jonathan Pollard. In a letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post Tuesday night, Shultz wrote that he was impressed that the people who are best informed about the classified material Pollard passed to Israel now favor his release. He cited former CIA director James Woolsey, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dennis...
  • Reagan's War, Not Charlie Wilson's

    12/25/2007 12:58:28 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 133 replies · 5,673+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 24, 2007 | IBD
    Reagan's War, Not Charlie Wilson's Media Bias: Hollywood would have us believe that Democrats defeated the evil empire in Afghanistan, and that President Reagan played only a minor role and even helped pave the way to 9/11. If you think Hollywood's idea of a Christmas movie being one about the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan is strange, even stranger is the plot line. "Charlie Wilson's War," which opened Friday, manages to reduce the president who won the Cold War to a background footnote. Charlie Wilson was a pro-abortion, Equal Rights Amendment-supporting congressman widely known as "the liberal from Lufkin." To his...
  • The Fight for Pakistan .... ( the NEW front line in the war on terror)

    11/08/2007 3:56:35 AM PST · by IrishMike · 16 replies · 24+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/07/2007 | Caspar Weinberger Jr.
    All hell -- or at least most of it -- has broken loose in Pakistan. Some say President Musharraf has over-stepped his bounds. Others say he has not even yet gone far enough. One thing that is clear is that the United States is not altogether sure what its position is, and that is not a good thing. What is fact is that events are changing very fast in the Muslim nation. We know that President Musharraf wanted a court decision in favor of his recent re-election for President, which is in question because critics say he should have been...
  • Reaganaut Realism Should Guide Foreign Policy

    12/07/2006 9:39:15 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Human Events ^ | December 4, 2006 | Richard V. Allen
    Reaganaut Realism Should Guide Foreign Policy by Richard V. Allen Human Events, Dec 04, 2006 This is the fourth in an occasional series of exclusive articles in which leading conservatives who served in the Reagan Administration explain how they believe the principles of Reagan conservatism ought to be applied today and in the coming years. This week, Richard V. Allen, who served as Reagan’s first National Security advisor, addresses foreign policy. These days, as foreign policy and national security challenges become ever more threatening, complex and costly, I am often asked how I think Ronald Reagan would assess the range...
  • Heroism earns Airman prestigious award

    09/22/2006 4:48:36 PM PDT · by redstateone · 4 replies · 376+ views
    US Air Force ^ | September 21, 2006 | John Gordinier
    "A mortar round hit close to my feet, which flipped me over," Sergeant Achey said. "I landed on my back. I sat there thinking 'I'm dead'...
  • Valiance Outweighs Abuse Allegations

    06/18/2006 5:38:11 AM PDT · by redstateone · 7 replies · 393+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 18, 2006 | Kevin Ferris
    Lt. Col. Mark Mitchell is a Special Forces officer who's been deployed almost nonstop since 9/11. He won the Distinguished Service Cross for leading the action that put down the uprising at the Mazar-e-Sharif prison in Afghanistan in November 2001. (That story is included in the book Home of the Brave: Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror, by Caspar Weinberger and Wynton C. Hall.) Mitchell saw heroic, life-saving efforts by others daily. "It happens all the time, but it's not the type of stuff that gets reported," he says.
  • Home of the Brave (Cap Weinberger's final work)

    06/06/2006 9:17:51 AM PDT · by redstateone · 1 replies · 253+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | June 6, 2006 | David Forsmark
    If there is one overriding impression that readers will take away from Home of the Brave: Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror -- the last book by the late Caspar Weinberger and Wynton C. Hall -- it is the image of American Soldiers who are different from the rest of us: under attack, riding, running and even crawling toward the sound of the guns.
  • Rush Limbaugh's Memorial Day Message

    05/29/2006 11:32:17 PM PDT · by redstateone · 13 replies · 1,130+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 30, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    It is the Memorial Day weekend, and a lot of people's historical perspective is lost on this. In fact, Cap Weinberger died not long ago. He wrote a book, "Home of the Brave, Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror." The Forge Press published the book. Home of the Brave, Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror. Cap Weinberger's book recounts the untold stories of 19 of the most highly decorated soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines fighting in the war on terror. I got a copy of this book when I...
  • A Grateful Nation

    05/25/2006 10:14:28 PM PDT · by redstateone · 3 replies · 323+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | May 26, 2006 | Cal Thomas
    We are told that most people don't have any relatives in today's all-volunteer military, or know anyone who does. That is too bad...In a new book, "Home of the Brave: Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror," the late Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and presidential speechwriter and scholar Wynton C. Hall write of ...
  • Liberal Media Attacks Pro-Military Book

    05/23/2006 4:58:27 PM PDT · by redstateone · 18 replies · 1,197+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 23, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    The Washington Post raised eyebrows when it assigned Ann Scott Tyson to review former Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger’s posthumously published new book, "Home of the Brave: Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror." Weinberger’s last work has already been widely praised by former Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, the 28th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, General P.X. Kelley (ret.), the 2.4 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and conservative media superstar Sean Hannity...
  • Can You Name These Heroes?

    05/22/2006 7:00:47 PM PDT · by redstateone · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Wisconsin News ^ | May 22, 2006 | Caspar Weinberger Jr.
    Stories of military bravery go largely unreported in the American press. We celebrate our movie stars, television kings and queens, anchor reporters, and professional athletes in a constant parade of glitter and extravagance, but for the men and women doing the real work of the nation, America has only the most fleeting of attention and respect, if that. That was the point of my father's...
  • Media Ignores the Nation's Heroes

    05/02/2006 8:21:28 AM PDT · by redstateone · 9 replies · 425+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 2, 2006 | Jack Kelly
    Soldiers who misbehave make the front page. Soldiers who perform nobly do not. When SFC Smith was awarded the Medal of Honor, the New York Times put the story on page A-13. I did a Nexis search on "New York Times and Abu Ghraib." It came back with more than 1,000 hits. The Times has run exactly one story that mentions Sgt. Peralta, and he had to share billing in it with SFC Smith and Sgt. Hester. "A nation that ignores, or, worse, attacks its heroes erodes and disparages its own ethos," warn Mr. Weinberger and Mr. Hall.
  • Caspar Weinberger Book (Sneak Preview)

    04/21/2006 5:50:18 PM PDT · by redstateone · 14 replies · 759+ views
    The Mudville Gazette ^ | April 21, 2006 | Caspar Weinberger
    "Home of the Brave : Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror by Caspar Weinberger and Wynton C. Hall...promises to be one of the most significant books of this or any summer..."
  • His Last Thank You

    04/18/2006 12:18:04 PM PDT · by redstateone · 14 replies · 819+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/18/06 | National Review
    "I then remembered the time Cap told me his favorite part of being secretary of Defense: visiting the troops. When he’d visit a ship he said he would make sure to go down to the engine rooms where no one ever went. 'They were always surprised and thankful someone had taken the time to notice them,' Cap said. 'They were grateful someone had remembered.' We feel the great untold story of this war has been the acts of heroism and hope the mainstream media refuses to report. But I now wonder..."
  • Home of the Brave (MSM nervous about Cap Weinberger's final book)

    04/15/2006 12:37:12 PM PDT · by redstateone · 32 replies · 1,421+ views
    The Mudville Gazette ^ | April 15, 2006 | The Mudville Gazette
    This is exactly the sort of book that people seeking a full understanding of the war should read - along with many others that deal with other specifics - and I'm curious as to why Publisher's Weekly seems so frightened by the propect that they might.
  • Weinberger finished 'heroes' book before death

    03/30/2006 2:13:38 PM PST · by redstateone · 1 replies · 342+ views
    WorldNetDaily (WND) ^ | March 30, 2006 | WordlNetDaily
    Before he died Tuesday, former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger completed a book honoring heroes of the war on terror that already is drawing praise. Set for a May 16 release by Forge publishing, "Home of the Brave: Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror," chronicles the stories of 19 soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines and includes a defense of the Iraq War.
  • "Weinberger Book Set for Release"

    03/29/2006 7:55:38 PM PST · by redstateone · 11 replies · 452+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | March 29, 2006 | NewsMax
    For the last two years, former secretary of defense Caspar Weinberger and Wynton C. Hall had been working on their forthcoming book, HOME OF THE BRAVE: Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror (A Forge hardcover). The book chronicles the heroic stories of 19 soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines and is said to contain a powerful defense of the Iraq War and the men and women in uniform Weinberger loved and served. Sources close to the book report that early reactions to the manuscript have drawn strong praise. Conservative commentator Sean Hannity has called the book, "The most...
  • Caspar Weinberger, Presidents' Aide, Dies (NY Times/AP editorializes Obituary)

    03/29/2006 2:53:02 PM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 432+ views
    The New York Times (AP) ^ | March 29, 2006
    Caspar W. Weinberger, who oversaw the Pentagon's biggest peacetime spending increase as President Reagan's defense secretary and later was indicted for his role in the Iran-Contra affair, died Tuesday. -snip- Weinberger served as President Nixon's budget director and was given the nickname ''Cap the Knife'' for his efforts to slash government spending. Yet Weinberger's best-known role may have been as Reagan's defense secretary, when the classic cold warrior presided over a cumulative $2 trillion in military spending. -snip- it was also during this time that reports surfaced of excesses at the Pentagon, from $600 toilet seats to $400 hammers. Cartoonists...
  • Man with a Spine of Steel

    03/29/2006 9:43:47 AM PST · by redstateone · 5 replies · 477+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 29, 2006 | Peter Schweizer
    I remember the first time I met Cap. It was 1992 and I was researching a book on the Reagan Cold War strategy — and I was anxious. Cap was publisher and chairman of Forbes at the time. Previously, he had served in Cabinet positions under three U.S. presidents, most recently as secretary of Defense for seven years under Reagan. He was known as "Cap the Knife" under Nixon, and was the man who built up the Reagan Military Machine. Just a little intimidating, don't you think? I was ushered into his office by Kay Leisz, his long-time aide. "Call...
  • "It's Time to Stay Strong in the Face of Adversity"

    03/27/2006 12:34:31 PM PST · by redstateone · 6 replies · 310+ views
    News Republic ^ | March 27, 2006 | Caspar Weinberger Jr.
    My father's latest book, "Home of The Brave" (Forge, May 2006) is prefaced with a quote from former President George Herbert Walker Bush: "Ours would not be the land of the free if it were not also the home of the brave." On my visit to Wisconsin last week, my host took me to the home of her parents. Both of these octogenarians were concentration camp survivors. While they do not speak of it, there is no doubt of the horrors that they, and so many others in similar situations, endured. They are indeed brave souls. Today, we think such...
  • Aide: Reagan Warned Before Beirut Blast

    01/30/2006 8:55:19 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 39 replies · 1,745+ views
    AP ^ | January 30 2006 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON - A former defense secretary for Ronald Reagan says he implored the president to put Marines serving in Beirut in a safer position before terrorists attacked them in 1983, killing 241 servicemen. "I was not persuasive enough to persuade the president that the Marines were there on an impossible mission," Caspar Weinberger says in an oral history project capturing the views of former Reagan administration officials. He said one of his greatest regrets was in failing to overcome the arguments that "'Marines don't cut and run,' and 'We can't leave because we're there'" before the devastating suicide attack on...
  • The Criminalization of Republican Politicians

    10/30/2005 4:56:49 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 308+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/30/05 | Purple Mountains
    What do these people have in common?: George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, William J. Casey, Dick Cheney, Tom Delay, Raymond Donovan, William Frist, Lewis Libby, Robert McFarlane, Oliver North, John M. Poindexter, Karl Rove, Kenneth Tomlinson, Caspar Weinberger. Answer: they are all conservative Republicans who have been accused by the liberal press and/or prosecuted for criminal acts under pressures brought by liberal politicians. All of them have been persecuted by the threat of legal action or by actual indictments for political reasons. None have been found guilty although some have had to go through the expense of an appeal...
  • Analysis: Ronald Reagan's Secret Anti-Soviet War

    06/10/2004 7:46:08 PM PDT · by MountainPatriot · 23 replies · 855+ views
    Insight on the News ^ | June 10, 2004 | Richard Sale
    President Reagan used several deft tactical maneuvers to exploit cracks in the Soviet armor. As president of the United States, Ronald Reagan initiated a sweeping and unprecedented program of covert actions and economic-warfare initiatives that acted to greatly weaken the Soviet economy, its support for "wars of liberation," and its hold on its power in Eastern Europe, former top Reagan administration officials said. The elements of these programs were contained in top-secret national-security directives signed by Reagan in 1982 and 1983, these sources told United Press International. "Any kind of covert-action program had to be expressed in a presidential finding,"...
  • Useful Lesson From the Past

    05/21/2004 3:20:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 238+ views
    Forbes ^ | 06.07.04 | Caspar Weinberger
    The short, easy and wrong solution to the problems in Iraq is to turn them all over to the United Nations and urge other countries to help. This basically is Senator John Kerry's response to any "What would you do?" questions. He and others who criticize President Bush for going to war without the UN's permission and the support of the international community offer only this egregiously useless solution. The ignorance, misconceptions and faulty judgment displayed in such thinking are appalling. To begin with, we have the support and participation in Iraq of some 30 countries. Not incidentally, the majority...
  • Pause to pray for Americans fighting terrorism

    12/24/2003 1:39:58 PM PST · by bdeaner · 4 replies · 187+ views
    USA Today ^ | 12/24/03 | Caspar W. Weinberger, Peter Schweizer and Wynton C. Hall
    <p>Most Americans don't know the names Javier Camacho or Patrick M. Quinn, but they should. As 150,000 U.S. troops spend the Christmas holiday fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, all Americans should reflect on the unique sacrifices of the men and women like them who form this new generation of brave soldiers.</p>
  • Let Bush Be Bush: "Mr. Bush is Mr. Reagan's Heir"

    12/17/2003 12:28:46 PM PST · by bdeaner · 156 replies · 3,486+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 12/17/03 | Michael A. Ledeen
    Let Bush Be Bush By Michael A. Ledeen Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 ARTICLES New York Sun   Publication Date: December 17, 2003 As the Reagan years pass further back into time, both his enemies and his admirers are straining mightily to write the history the way they want it to have happened. In the process, those eight years are taking on almost mythical characteristics. The 'phobes see an ideologically driven administration almost psychotically obsessed with defeating communism; the 'philes see a simpatico human being who understood America perfectly and used American strengths to bring down the Soviet empire. It...
  • A Great Returns (NRO on return of Berke Breathed and Bloom County)

    09/25/2003 6:16:01 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 10 replies · 433+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9/25/03 | Radly Balko
    As a tail-end Gen-Xer, I cut my political teeth on the comic strip "Bloom County." So the recent news that creator Berkeley Breathed is bringing back the strip's star — Opus the penguin — is welcome news. Since Opus, The Far Side, and Calvin & Hobbes all retired, there hasn't been much reason at all to read the comics page. Bloom County, you may remember, featured a hodgepodge cast of prairie critters (one of them was actually named "Hodgepodge"), pre-adolescent boys (about my age when I started reading), and adults (whose role was mostly to play the fool). It began...
  • Bill Clinton's Failure on Terrorism

    09/02/2003 1:43:39 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 38 replies · 520+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 2,2003 | Caspar W. Weinberger
    <p>Richard Miniter's new book, "Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror," tells the sad, infuriating history of the number of opportunities President Clinton had to capture and imprison or kill the terrorist Osama bin Laden. Instead, we are still hunting. Bin Laden is still at large and alive enough to sponsor and concoct the details of the worst attack on America in our history — the destruction of the World Trade Center and the bombing of the Pentagon. What other horrors he is planning we do not know, simply because he is still uncaptured.</p>
  • ANATOMY OF A CAMPAIGN - How many electoral votes does Niger have anyway?

    07/18/2003 1:19:21 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 5 replies · 302+ views
    WSJ ^ | 7/18/03 | Caspar Weinberger
    <p>Completely frustrated by their inability to belittle, sneer at or just plain falsify about the victory of our troops in Iraq, opponents of the president are now reduced to using bits and pieces of non-evidence to contend that we did not have to replace the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein.</p>