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  • Ted Cruz's True Record on Military Funding and National Security Is Unassailable

    02/18/2016 12:42:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 16, 2016 | Jim Bridenstine
    As a military pilot and veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I am proud that this week Ted Cruz showed us again why he is the candidate best qualified to be commander-in-chief. Yesterday he laid out a serious, detailed plan for a Reagan-style rebuild of our military that will enable us to utterly defeat the radical Islamic terrorists who have vowed to destroy us. Senator Cruz understands that the essence of "peace through strength" is having the strength to maintain peace, and he's ready to do this hard work. I am proud to have endorsed him and will be...
  • Cruz would consider restoring combat ban for women as president

    02/07/2016 2:56:04 AM PST · by JediJones · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/31/2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Cruz promised to take another look at the administration's decision late last year to open all positions to women. The administration's move ignored a request from the Marine Corps to keep some frontline combat positions male-only after some studies showed women were more likely to be injured and perform worse. "The Marine Corps request [for exceptions] must be reconsidered," Cruz wrote in response to a Center for Military Readiness survey released Sunday. "As long as the requirements are fair and universally applied, the military must always place the best person for the job at hand, whether male or female, but...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/25/2016 7:42:15 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 25, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry today endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Perry served as the Governor of Texas for fifteen years, the longest-serving governor in Texas history. Under his leadership, Texas became a haven of job creation, freedom, entrepreneurship, and limitless opportunity.The Cruz campaign released the following video of Gov. Perry's endorsement:Gov. Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz for President (Video)"Gov. Rick Perry is a friend and a remarkable public servant," said Cruz. "He is a proud veteran who bravely served our nation, and he was an extraordinary governor of Texas. It was an honor to serve under...
  • Cruz for President Launches TV Ad “Have Your Back”

    01/21/2016 2:03:58 PM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 21, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas - The Cruz for President campaign today announced a new TV ad, "Have Your Back", highlighting Cruz's promise that if elected President, America will once again lead from a position of strength.The ad makes the connection between the weakness of the Obama/Clinton foreign policy and the recent illegal capture of our sailors by Iran. In a Cruz administration, we will have a Commander-in-Chief who will stand strong in defense of our nation and our brave men and women in uniform. Our allies will once again have confidence that we have their backs and our enemies will know the...
  • Polls for Commander in Chief

    01/05/2016 8:45:44 AM PST · by georgiegirl · 15 replies
    Glenn Beck Radio | 01/05/16 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck was just interviewing Ted Cruz on his radio program and stated that polls are showing that Ted Cruz leads as Commander-in-Chief. Does anyone have a source for this information? Glenn didn't specify what poll he was quoting, and Ted Cruz didn't either. Thanks.
  • US-Backed Syrian Rebel Group on Verge of Collapse

    12/15/2015 11:03:47 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Stars & Stripes, via ^ | December 14, 2015 | Slobodan Lekic
    The main Western-backed Arab rebel group in Syria appears on the verge of collapse because of low morale, desertions, and distrust of its leaders by the rank and file, threatening U.S. efforts to put together a ground force capable of defeating the Islamic State and negotiating an end to the Syrian civil war. "After five years of this war, the people are just tired ... and so are our fighters," said Jaseen Salabeh, a volunteer in the Free Syrian Army, which was formed in September 2011 by defectors from the army of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Free Syrian Army,...
  • Live: Senator Ted Cruz on National Security (Dec 10 10:00am EST)

    12/10/2015 6:53:54 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    C-Span ^ | Dec 10, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers remarks and responds to questions at the Heritage Foundation about his national security priorities following the Paris terrorist attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Watch live.
  • Cruz: Obama ‘More Interested in Promoting Homosexuality in the Military Than He Is in Defeating...

    12/09/2015 1:46:47 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cruz: Obama 'More Interested in Promoting Homosexuality in the Military Than He Is in Defeating Our Enemy'Morale in the U.S. military has “plummeted” in recent years because President Barack Obama “doesn’t support our soldiers,” won’t even name the enemy “radical Islamic terrorism,” and is “more interested in promoting homosexuality in the military” than in “defeating our enemy,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).During a conference call with Bishop E.W. Jackson of the National Emergency Coalition (NEC), Senator Cruz said, “You look at the military and one of the things we’ve seen is morale in the military under the Obama administration has...
  • ICYMI: CRUZ: We Need a Commander in Chief Who Stands Up and Doesn’t Refuse to Say Radical...

    12/08/2015 6:18:22 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies ^ | 12/07/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Need a Commander in Chief Who Stands Up and Doesn't Refuse to Say Radical Islamic Terrorism Spoke with The Mike Gallagher Show this morningHOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz joined Mike Gallagher on the radio this morning regarding the fight against ISIS, that President Obama is completely out of touch with the American people, and how the USA Freedom Act strengthens our ability to target radical Islamic terrorists.Below are excerpts, listen to entire interview here:Ted Cruz on the Mike Gallagher Show (Audio)Regarding the President’s AddressMike Gallagher: I mean it's inconceivable to me that the President of...
  • In Ad, Cruz Makes Commander-in-Chief Pitch to Iowans

    12/05/2015 11:47:20 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 5, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses voters in a new TV ad airing in Iowa. In the 30-second spot starting Saturday, Cruz promises to never "apologize for America." Ted Cruz is ramping up his appeal to voters as the strongest potential commander-in-chief in the GOP presidential field. Facing the camera in a new TV ad, the Texas senator solemnly promises never to "apologize for America" after lamenting how unsafe the country has become under President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential frontrunner. "We’ll rebuild our military. We’ll kill the terrorists. And every Islamic...
  • Ted Cruz vows to ‘utterly destroy ISIS’ and ‘carpet bomb’ terrorists

    12/05/2015 11:33:43 AM PST · by Isara · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    DES MOINES -- Sen. Ted Cruz said here Saturday that the 2016 presidential race has entered a more serious phase following the shooting massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., and escalated his rhetoric on foreign policy with a vow to kill Islamic State terrorists."If I am elected president, we will utterly destroy ISIS," the Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate told reporters. "We won't weaken them. We won't degrade them. We will utterly destroy them. We will carpet bomb them into oblivion. We will arm the Kurds. We will do everything necessary so that every militant on the face of the...
  • Cruz in Iowa ad: ‘We’ll kill the terrorists’

    12/05/2015 10:58:56 AM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 05, 2015 | Mario Trujillo
    Ted Cruz: Rebuild Our Military, Kill the Terrorists (Video) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday is rolling out a series of TV ads in Iowa, including one aimed at bolstering his credentials to fight terrorism if elected president. The ads will debut during the Big Ten Championship between Michigan State and Iowa. "If I'm elected to serve as Commander-in-Chief, we won't cower in the face of evil. America will lead," Cruz says directly into the camera. "We'll rebuild our military. We'll kill the terrorists. And every Islamic extremist will know, if you wage jihad against us, you're signing your death...
  • WATCH: Cruz ad deploys Rep. Bridenstine against Rubio

    11/28/2015 3:28:59 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/15 | Curt Mills
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Ted Cruz is ready to be our Commander in Chief (Video) One of Ted Cruz's fiercest congressional supporters, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., stars in a new ad rebuffing some of Sen. Marco Rubio's critiques of Cruz on foreign policy. The ad implores voters to "Trust Ted." "As a Navy pilot, I flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan," Bridenstine tells viewers. "I just watched a despicable ad from one of Marco Rubio's campaign supporters suggesting that Ted Cruz is weak on security." "I have watched Ted Cruz boldly stand against President Obama's appeasement of those who threaten...
  • Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they...

    11/28/2015 1:34:42 PM PST · by Isara · 16 replies ^ | 11/28/15
    Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they joined forces to provide amnesty without border security Cruz Campaign Releases Web Video That Tells the Truth About Ted Cruz's National Security RecordHOUSTON, Texas - Cruz for President today released an online video featuring Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine (and current Major in the Oklahoma Air National Guard) who shares the truth about Ted Cruz's record of defending America’s national security and points out that Marco Rubio's Gang of Eight bill would have weakened border security and given President Obama authority to expand admission...
  • Ted Cruz is ‘not the establishment but doesn’t need on-the-job training’

    11/27/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · by Isara · 92 replies
    Soshable ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | JD Rucker
    There are many of us, perhaps millions, who believe that the Republican party as a governing force has been the lesser of two evils. We fear what the Democrats are doing to destroy the country but we’re angry about what the Republicans aren’t doing to repair the damage. This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been so popular. It’s why so many people are willing to tell pollsters that they support either of the anti-establishment candidates.Thankfully, there’s a third candidate who would stand in stark contrast to the ineffective Republican Establishment that has been harming the party and...
  • Carson loses his hold on Iowa’s conservatives

    11/21/2015 10:06:51 AM PST · by Isara · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    Worried about security, these voters are shifting toward Ted Cruz. SIOUX CITY, Iowa-Hours after terrorists attacked a hotel in Mali and a week after Islamic State fighters struck Paris, Ted Cruz took the floor here to deliver a harsh critique of President Obama's Middle East posture and pledge a hardline approach to Syrian Muslim refugees.It was exactly what this crowd of mostly conservative Christians wanted - and an ominous sign for Iowa's weakened frontrunner, Ben Carson.Across the state and at a major gathering of politically active evangelicals on Friday night, foreign policy was top-of-mind for the voters and state lawmakers...
  • VIDEO: Cruz: Our enemies are not tired of killing us; We need a commander in chief who says we...

    11/15/2015 6:41:10 AM PST · by Isara · 26 replies ^ | 11/15/15
    VIDEO: Cruz: Our enemies are not tired of killing us; We need a commander in chief who says we will defeat radical Islamic terrorism Cruz campaign releases video highlighting Cruz response to Paris terror attacksHOUSTON, Texas - The Cruz for President campaign today released a video highlighting Ted Cruz's response to the ISIS terror attacks in Paris and what the U.S. should do to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.Cruz insists we can’t effectively fight ISIS with a President who refuses to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” He calls for the United States to stop bringing in refugees from Syria as...
  • President is not Commander in Chief of Foreign Policy

    03/21/2015 9:16:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 20, 2015 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Politicians should stop referring to the President of the United States as "the Commander-in-Chief," as he is often referred to. Most recently, Hillary Clinton, whom I admire, said the following about Republican senators who wrote an open letter to Iran: "Either these senators were trying to be helpful to the Iranians or harmful to the Commander-in-Chief in the midst of high-stakes international diplomacy." But the president is not the Commander-in-Chief for purposes of diplomatic negotiations. This characterization mistakenly implies that President Obama or any president is our Commander, and that his decisions should receive special deference. This is...

    02/23/2015 8:25:00 AM PST · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2-23-15 | Michelle Moons
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined about 900 Californians Saturday at the Unite IE Conference in Riversides Fox Theater with a strong, unapologetic and presidential speech that focused on the importance of repealing all of Obamacare, repealing all of Common Core, and winning the war against radical Islamic terror. Jindal began by criticizing those Congressional Republicans who campaigned on repealing Obamacare, but now call full repeal too hard, violating their promises to voters, according to Jindal. Theyve decided were not going to get rid of all of the Obamacare tax increases, instead were just going to raise taxes a little bit...
  • Obama: My basketball game is 'broke'

    02/07/2015 12:15:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    After six years in office, President Obama says his basketball skills went from "nothing but net" to nothing. "Ill be honest with you: my game is a little broke, I've been a little busy," he told a crowd of students and faculty at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis on Friday, where he touted his new plan to give students who meet certain academic standards two free years of community college. "The risk-reward ratio starts shifting. The chances of an Achilles tear or an ACL injury is increasing each month, and then the satisfaction that I get from playing diminishes...
  • No Room for Parody

    01/18/2015 1:47:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    I was sound asleep when the phone rang and so I cannot be absolutely sure the conversation was not a dream,but it seemed real enough.Hello,...[m]y name is Mr. Mensch,..president of the Parodists of the World, Professional comedy writers,and we want to engage you in a suit against the administration for tortious interference with our livelihood......He then launched into a litany of grievances against the administration......[SNIP]...............Sounds like a bad joke..,I replied. With the worlds attention focused on Moslem extremists. New jihadi groups showing up all through Europe,and Palestinians continuing to attack our ally Israel and we train and arm Palestinian guards...
  • 55% of Military Disapproves of How Obama Handles Job as Commander in Chief

    01/15/2015 9:38:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2015 - 2:30 PM | Ali Meyer
    More than half, or 55 percent, of active-duty troops say they disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job as commander-in-chief, according to a Military Times poll. The Military Times report on Americas military, A Force Adrift: How the Nation is Failing Its Troops and Veterans, was built upon a survey of almost 2,300 active-duty troops and includes first-hand accounts from soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. Military Times asked active-duty service members, Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job as commander in chief? 55 percent of active-duty personnel said they...
  • Clinton: Including Women Essential to Peace Processes - Launches National Action Plan Academy

    12/05/2014 3:11:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Georgetown University ^ | December 4, 2014 | Hillary Clinton
    Today marks a very important next step, shifting from saying the right things to doing the right things, putting into action the steps that are necessary not only to protect women and children but to find ways of utilizing women as makers and keepers of peace, says Hillary Rodham Clinton, in reference to the newly launched National Action Plan Academy........SMART POWER This is what we call Smart Power, using every possible toolleaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect even for ones enemies, trying to understand, and insofar as is psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view,...
  • Andrew Tahmooressis Imprisonment Is Something We Should Be Ashamed Of

    09/09/2014 12:45:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 8, 2014 | Scott McKay
    What to make of the peculiar situation unfolding just across the border in Tijuana, where U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi languishes in solitary confinement for the crime of mistakenly crossing the border with his personal weapons in his truck on March 31? ADVERTISEMENT Nothing to inspire confidence, for certain. In fact, Tahmooressis ordeal might just confirm many of our worst fears about the Obama administration. [Big SNIP] That he refuses to get involved despite so obvious a brief for doing sonot to mention a legal dutyisnt just a reflection of his incompetence. It looks more sinister than that. Tahmooressi is...
  • Veterans to Obama: You Turned Your Back on Us So We Will Turn Ours on You: Literally (VIDEO)

    07/18/2014 6:53:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Burke
    President Obamas visit to Delaware was not met with all cheers and admiration as his photo-op shots might suggest. BuzzPo reports that a group of 25 veterans decided to show Obama just what they think about his poor treatment of Americas veterans. Eric Reed, founder of Gun Rights Across America, spoke with the organizer of the back turning protest, Martin Nicholson. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, Nicholson gives the command to around 25 veterans to turn their backs to Barack Obamas passing motorcade at approximately the 35-second mark. (Watch Video Below) They remain with their backs turned until...
  • Park Service Knew World War II Veterans Would Be Locked Out

    03/10/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Department of the Interior knew beforehand that two groups of aging veterans would be visiting the World War II Memorial as the partial government shutdown began on Oct. 1 but decided to barricade the site anyway, according to e-mails obtained by National Review Online. The newly released public records also show National Park Service employees busily monitoring the news for any bad publicity and making shutdown exceptions for their co-workers. On Sept. 30, staff from the offices of Senator Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) and Representative Steven Palazzo (R., Miss.) contacted the Department of the Interiors Office of Congressional Affairs,...
  • Top Republicans Call for Return to Cold War

    02/27/2014 1:55:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies ^ | February 27, 2014 | Josh Rogin
    Top lawmakers on the House and Senate Armed Services said Thursday that the world would be better off if the Cold War was still onand if Obama wasnt cutting the defense budget. The current crisis in the Ukraine and the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula would be much easier to manage if the Cold War was still going strong, according to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon and Senate Armed Services Ranking Republican James Inhofe. I look back wistfully at the Cold War, Inhofe said Thursday at a breakfast meeting with reporters. There were two superpowers, they knew...
  • 'I Didn't Join to Be Sacrificed': U.S. Troops Fed Up with Risky Afghanistan Strategy

    02/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PST · by drypowder · 57 replies ^ | 11 Feb 2014 | Billy & Karen Vaughn
    U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are now forced to fight a two-fronted war. Before each deployment, these soldiers understand fully that day after day they will do battle against relentless terrorists with shifting loyalties and unspeakable hatred. But what none of them could have foreseen was the killing field that would open from their rear: the Continental United States. Our governments incessant tightening of already restrictive ROE (Rules of Engagement), compounded by the failed COIN (Counterinsurgency) strategyalso known as winning hearts and mindshas made an otherwise primitive enemy formidable. Our best and brightest come home in body bags as politicians and...
  • Obama refers to 'my military' at Medal of Honor ceremony (Video)(3rd time)

    10/16/2013 8:52:53 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 17 replies
    Examiner.Com ^ | October 16, 2013
    On Tuesday, Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor -- the nation's highest military honor -- to Army Captain William D. Swenson. But for the third time, Obama referred to "my military" during the ceremony, according to a transcript at the official website of the U.S. Army. "So, Will Swenson was there for his brothers. He was there for their families. As a nation, we thank God that patriots like him are there for us all. So, Will, God bless you and all the men you've fought alongside, and for everything you've done for us. God bless all of our...
  • Military Fireworks Show Cut, Even Though Local Company Volunteered To Do It For Free

    07/04/2013 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) Military veterans are upset after the annual Camp Lejeune fireworks show for military members and their families was cut. What makes it even worse: A Pittsburgh area company offered to do the show for free, but the government said, thanks, but no thanks. The military says the show meant for more than 47-thousand Marines and Sailors was cancelled due to federal cutbacks.
  • The Commander in Disaster

    05/30/2013 11:22:26 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5/30/2013 | Joy Tiz
    In honor of Memorial Day this year, it wasnt enough to honor our fallen heroes and thank our active duty soldiers, half the country should also be apologizing for sticking our troops with the worst Commander in Chief in modern history.
  • BENGHAZI-GATE: Impeach Obama for Dereliction of Duty, Lying and Obstruction of Justice

    02/13/2013 2:12:56 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 36 replies
    February 13, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    On September 11, 2012 four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered in Benghazi, Libya. Five months have passed since that fateful day and we still do not have an accounting for Obama's whereabouts during the seven hour firefight in Benghazi. What we do know however, is that Obama failed in his duty to come to the aid of incredibly brave Americans in distress. We know now that not only did Obama not call an in-person emergency meeting in the Situation Room (hence no 'Situation Room photo' during Benghazi) or ANY room, his re-election was more important to him than...
  • Father Of Slain SEAL To WH: "You Have The Blood Of An American Hero On Your Hands"

    10/30/2012 11:38:27 AM PDT · by Marguerite · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 29, 2012 | CHARLES WOODS
    CHARLES WOODS, father of Tyrone Woods: 'I cant imagine anyone with any heart that would watch a battle rage for seven hours knowing that heroes were there that were going to be slaughtered if you didnt have help sent in. Because we know that C130s could have been sent there in less than an hour. Jets could have been scrambled in minutes from many different parts of the globe. The order was 'dont help them, let them die.'
  • Obama's Plan For World Without Nuclear WeaponsOurs (he must be defeated)

    07/07/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 86 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-7-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The Obama Record: In pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons, the president finalizes plans to decimate our nuclear deterrent and reduce our warhead count beyond even treaty commitments. (snip) President Obama has decided that indeed we are going to tempt them with weakness. According to an Associated Press report on conversations with current and former administration officials, Obama is finalizing plans, perhaps to be released later this month, to cut the U.S. nuclear arsenal to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads with the goal "in the longer term, (of) eliminating nuclear weapons."
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some space on missile defense ahead of Novembers elections. On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but its important for him to give me space, Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you, Medvedev responded. A...
  • Rick Perry: Lets Put Troops Back In Iraq ["I would send troops back into Iraq"]

    01/08/2012 1:16:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 173 replies
    TPM ^ | January 7, 2012 | Benjy Sarlin
    Rick Perry established a new gold standard for hawkish foreign policy at Saturday nights GOP debate in New Hampshire. Not only is he mad President Obama withdrew US forces, he wants to put them back on the ground there immediately. I would send troops back into Iraq, Rick Perry told a New Hampshire audience at Saturday nights GOP debate, warning that without yet another military operation in Iraq it would fall under the influence of neighboring Iran. I think its a huge error for us, he said. Were going to see Iran in my opinion, move back in at literally...
  • Video Captures Obama in Secretive Exchange of Notes With Air Force General

    05/07/2011 2:57:05 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 7 2011 | Scott Baker
    Take a look at this picture from Friday, April 29th. President Obama is greeting Brig. Gen. Ed Wilson after Air Force One landed at Cape Canaveral: Seems pretty ordinary, right? A typical tarmac greet for the Commander-in-Chief. But there may be a little more to the brief moment at the bottom of the airstairs. The state-owned Italian television channel Rai News has posted a video that highlights a curious exchange between the two men:
  • Sept. 30, 1988 - a real man and Commander in Chief throws out the first pitch at Wrigley Field

    09/26/2010 11:42:14 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies
  • Former President Bush in good spirits at Waco club to kick off Patriot Golf Day Weekend

    09/04/2010 6:15:30 AM PDT · by McLynnan · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Waco Tribune Herald ^ | 9/4/10 | Michael W Shapiro
    Former President George W. Bush was at Ridgewood Country Club on Friday morning for a charitable event to raise money for the education of spouses and children of service members killed or catastrophically disabled in the line of duty. Bush was named honorary chairman of the inaugural Patriot Golf Day Weekend, started this year by the Folds of Honor Foundation to raise money for the organizations scholarship fund. The foundations name refers to the U.S. flag-folding ritual during a military funeral. Former President George W. Bush jokes with onlookers after one of the members of his group at Ridgewood Country...
  • Obama calls former President George W. Bush ahead of Iraq speech

    08/31/2010 11:19:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/31/10 | NEWSCORE
    President Barack Obama called former President George W. Bush Tuesday hours before he was set to deliver an Oval Office speech on the drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq, the White House said. Obama made the call aboard Air Force One on his way to Ft. Bliss, Tex., where he will visit U.S. troops. White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said the private call lasted a few minutes, but declined to give further detail. Obama telephoned Bush in February 2009 before announcing his plans for withdrawing troops from Iraq. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refused Monday to say...
  • He Really Doesnt Want to Be Commander In Chief (Guess Who!?)

    08/30/2010 12:58:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/30/2010 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is not that we didnt know this before, but reading the New York Times surely designed to be as favorable toward Obama as the reporter could possibly manage one is left slack-jawed. Obama doesnt like being commander in chief, isnt good at it, and has relied on one tutor, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who is leaving next year. The report should be read in full. But a few low-lights: "A year and a half into his presidency, Mr. Obama appears to be a reluctant warrior. Even as he draws down troops in Iraq, he has been...
  • This is the president who went to Dallas-Ft. Worth airport to welcome home the troops

    08/21/2010 6:21:31 PM PDT · by Wizski · 63 replies
    Lucianne Blog ^ | 8/22/2010 | Lucianne Blog
    This is the president who went to Dallas-Ft. Worth airport to welcome home the troops - comments are well worth reading...
  • President George W Bush Greeting Troops at DFW (Video)

    08/18/2010 4:22:01 PM PDT · by tsmith130 · 26 replies
    youtube ^ | 08/18/2010 | Me
    Many of you probably saw the Facebook photos of this event. This is a great video of the event with music and still shots. Get the tissues ready. (I search and didn't see it posted)
  • Former president and first lady welcome soldiers home at DFW Airport

    08/12/2010 6:12:20 AM PDT · by Freeport · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Aug. 11, 2010 | N/A
    his was a different kind of shock and awe. As 145 soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan walked through the double doors in Terminal D at DFW Airport on Wednesday for two weeks of R&R, they were greeted not only by their families, but by some special guests. Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush joined 33 kids participating in the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee's SLANT 45 project to give service members perhaps the most memorable moment since the Welcome Home Heroes initiative started in November 2004. "Today was one of the best, if not the best...
  • Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan Get a Little Surprise at Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport

    08/12/2010 1:31:35 PM PDT · by bronxville · 128 replies ^ | 08/11/2010 | Doug Powers
    This morning at DFW Airport, George and Laura Bush greeted 150 (very surprised) troops as they arrived home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Their expressions were so priceless! A few more pictures (larger size) here - Confession - they made me cry.
  • George W. Bush makes surprise visit to U.S. troops

    08/12/2010 3:45:20 AM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    LATimes ^ | 8/11/10 | Andrew Malcolm?
    Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, made a surprise visit to U.S. troops this afternoon. They showed up at the USO in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. There they mingled with the returning soldiers, thanked them, chatted and posed for photos as proof of the unexpected encounter for folks back home. The USO just posted an assortment of the photos on its Facebook page, which quickly drew a growing list of appreciative comments. "What an AWESOME moment," Robert Rowe wrote. "If anyone can't see the President and First Lady's love for our nations troops, they must be dead...
  • President Bush and Laura Greet Troops - Facebook pics

    08/11/2010 2:11:35 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 29 replies
    Facebook ^ | 08.10.2010 | Facebook
    The former president and his wife greet 150 returning troops as part of USO welcome program.
  • President Bush surprises the troops at DFW airport

    08/11/2010 6:39:04 PM PDT · by Califelephant · 97 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/11/2010 | Califelephant
    Great photos at the link.
  • Obama vs. the U.S. Army

    06/24/2010 2:04:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | June 24, 2010 | Pat Buchan
    In confiding to Rolling Stone their unflattering opinions of the military acumen of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones, Dick Holbrooke and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his staff were guilty of colossal stupidity. And President Obama had cause to cashier them. Yet his decision to fire McChrystal may prove both unwise and costly. For McChrystal, unlike Gen. MacArthur, never challenged the war policy -- he is carrying it out -- and Barack Obama is no Harry Truman. Moreover, the war strategy Obama is pursuing is the McChrystal Plan, devised by the general and...
  • The President's Memorial Daze

    05/28/2010 7:22:41 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies · 1,511+ views ^ | May 28, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Sraff
    Leadership: Our commander in chief was to miss the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to go on vacation. Other presidents have missed it, but never at wartime. All presidents deserve a vacation, and no president is ever off the clock. But we are at war, and Memorial Day at Arlington has special significance even in peacetime. Those who defend President Obama's decision to take time off were not so understanding whenever President George W. Bush spent time at his Crawford, Texas, ranch. Obama was to be in his old Chicago-area stomping grounds, and those who attacked Bush for taking...