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  • 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 Obama’s 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 America’s 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 Obama’s 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 Interior’s 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 on—and if Obama wasn’t 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 government’s incessant tightening of already restrictive ROE (Rules of Engagement), compounded by the failed COIN (Counterinsurgency) strategy—also known as “winning hearts and minds”—has 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 wasn’t 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 can’t 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 didn’t 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 'don’t help them, let them die.'
  • Obama's Plan For World Without Nuclear Weapons—Ours (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 November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s 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: Let’s 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 night’s 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 night’s GOP debate, warning that without yet another military operation in Iraq it would fall under the influence of neighboring Iran. “I think it’s a huge error for us,” he said. “We’re 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 organization’s scholarship fund. The foundation’s 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 Doesn’t 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 didn’t 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 doesn’t like being commander in chief, isn’t 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...
  • US Says It Has 5,113 Nuclear Warheads

    05/03/2010 2:18:51 PM PDT · by FarRightFanatic · 96 replies · 1,547+ views ^ | May 3, 2010 | Anne Gearan
    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon says the U.S. maintains 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile and "several thousand" more retired nukes that await dismantling. Monday's announcement marked the first time the Pentagon has officially disclosed the number. The U.S. has previously regarded such details as top secret. A senior defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, says the size of the stockpile represents a 75 percent reduction since 1989.
  • Video - Obama: "Whether We Like it Or Not, We Remain a Dominant Military Superpower"

    04/14/2010 3:33:49 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 68 replies · 1,596+ views
    Youtube ^ | Wednesday April 14, 2010
    Here is video of President Obama today at a news conference closing his "Nuclear Security Summit," where he made the odd statement that "whether we like it or not, we (United States) remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, we get pulled into it." Whether we like it or not? Does that mean President Obama does not like America being a "dominant military superpower?" Youtube Link
  • Gov. Palin: Fit To Be Commander-in-Chief

    02/15/2010 9:19:53 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 40 replies · 725+ views ^ | 02/15/2010 | Ron Devito
    While Governor Palin was nearing the home stretch of the Going Rogue Book Tour, she scheduled a stop at Walter Reed Hospital to visit wounded soldiers...
  • Master List of Governor Palin's 2009 Accomplishments

    01/19/2010 5:54:47 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 409+ views ^ | 01/19/2010 | Ron Devito
    An in-depth look at the accomplishments of Sarah Palin in 2009, both in and out of the Governor's office.
  • Obama's vision of nuclear-free world drawing fire - Obama finds resistence on removing nukes

    12/31/2009 9:12:48 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies · 2,245+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 29, 2009, 9:00AM | By PAUL RICHTER McClatchy Tribune
    ...Obama's ambitious plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons has run up against powerful resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies, posing a threat to one of his most important foreign policy initiatives. Obama laid out his vision of a nuclear-free world in a speech in Prague in April, vowing the U.S. would take dramatic steps to lead the way. Eight months later, the administration is locked in internal debate... Officials in the Pentagon and elsewhere have pushed back against administration proposals to cut the number of weapons and narrow their mission.... The debate represents another collision...
  • Obama to Release Taped Statement About Christmas Terror Attack Later Today (Live Thread)

    12/28/2009 8:57:30 AM PST · by kristinn · 237 replies · 7,425+ views
    Monday, December 28, 2009 | Kristinn
    Four days late, Barack Obama will interrupt his Hawaii vacation and finally speak to the nation today about the Christmas Day terror attack on America. However, he will be hiding from the American people and a media that might (might) ask uncomfortable questions by releasing a taped statement rather than making a live address.Reports are that he will tape his remarks at the nearby Marine base he has been using for his gym workouts, golfing and beach outings. Obama is staying at a $8.9 million estate that rents for an estimated $4000 per night. The White House Web site still...

    12/05/2009 6:31:26 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 871+ views ^ | 12/05/2009 | Gary P.
    This is about as pathetic as it gets. On his recent trip to the far east, where he would not only grovel to the Chinese, but take time to be the only head of state to bow to the Japanese Emperor, Obama stopped off at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska so Air Force One could be refueled, and he could use those brave men and women as a photo op while he held what amounted to a campaign rally.
  • The Wannabe CIC

    12/02/2009 3:24:29 AM PST · by MTank50 · 14 replies · 930+ views
    CROSSHAIRS - Opinions & Commentary ^ | 12-02-09 | Michael Tank
    President and Commander In Chief Barrack Obama was at West Point tonight to announce his plans for continuing the war in Afghanistan. Finally, in what was over three months after General McChrystal had asked for an additional forty thousand troops, a request that included the warning that without these troops the war may be lost, in another narcissistic, uninspiring and consistently contradictory speech Obama gave the Nation his answer. While leaving out the fact that Obama has been insisting for the last two years during his campaign that Afghanistan is a war that must be won, he shamelessly explained why...
  • U.S. to stop counting new missiles in Russia

    12/01/2009 11:55:46 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 24 replies · 1,436+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/1/2009 | Nicholas Kralev
    The United States is about to lose a key arms-control tool from the closing days of the Cold War -- the right to station American observers in Russia to count the long-range missiles leaving its assembly line. The end of full-time, on-site access will likely ignite complaints in Congress, with insiders from both parties arguing over whether the George W. Bush or the Obama administration is responsible.
  • Army asks Palin not to give speech at book signing

    11/23/2009 8:11:49 AM PST · by Dacula · 221 replies · 10,511+ views
    The AP ^ | 9:05 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2009 | The AP
    <p>FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin promises to limit her enthusiasm during her visit to North Carolina's Fort Bragg.</p> <p>The former Republican vice presidential candidate planned to sign copies of her new memoir at a post store Monday. Army officials say Palin will not make a speech, pose for photos, or personalize notes in the books she signs.</p>
  • Obama Says He Would Be ‘Honored’ to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    11/13/2009 8:20:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 1,820+ views
    Obama Says He Would Be ‘Honored’ to Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki Friday, November 13, 2009 ( – Visiting the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – targets of a U.S. atomic bomb attack that hastened the end of World War II – would be “meaningful,” President Obama said Friday in Tokyo. “I certainly would be honored – it would be meaningful for me to visit those two cities in the future. I don’t have immediate travel plans, but it’s something that would be meaningful to me.” In an interview with a Japanese network earlier this week, Obama said something similar:...
  • U.S. Recognizes Iran's "Right" to Nuclear Power

    11/11/2009 8:53:21 AM PST · by Tigen · 135 replies · 5,711+ views
    INN ^ | Note the date 11-11-09 | Reported: U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns told the Middle East Institute in Washington on Tuesday that the U.S. recognizes the Iranian regime’s “right” to nuclear power, does not seek regime change and is ready for more talks with Iran. "We seek a relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran based upon mutual interest and mutual respect. We do not seek regime change. We have condemned terrorist attacks against Iran.
  • Obama To Speak At Fort Hood Service (today)

    11/10/2009 6:36:01 AM PST · by khnyny · 187 replies · 5,956+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 10, 2009 | Ashley Powers
    Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas - President Obama is slated to speak at a memorial service today at this grieving Army base, where a military psychiatrist is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage. The service, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. local time, will be a traditional military affair, with a sermon, a roll call of the dead and a rifle volley. About 3,000 spectators, as well as the families of the 12 soldiers and one civilian killed, are expected to attend. The tribute comes amid new questions about whether the shooting, in which dozens were also...
  • Is Obama treating the office of the Presidency with the dignity it deserves?

    11/06/2009 11:50:48 AM PST · by libh8er · 42 replies · 1,651+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11.6.09 | Alan Moore
    Policy-wise, Barack Obama arguably came into his presidency unqualified. His foreign policy naiveté and spread-the-wealth-around fiscal policy mentality has thus far been a disaster. Unemployment continues to rise, North Korea and Iran continue to be pests, Hugo Chavez is emboldened, eco-radicals are taking over the legislative agenda, and Nancy Pelosi is dictating how health care will work in America. A number of friends in the military have told me that as Commander-in-Chief they must respect the office but they do not respect the person. So is Obama giving the office the respect it deserves by at least conducting himself like...
  • 'Good Enough' Isn't

    10/27/2009 7:00:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 679+ views ^ | October 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: Sen. John Kerry, who was so wrong about Iraq, now says our commander in Afghanistan is "reaching too far, too fast" and that a "good enough" policy should suffice. It won't. Offering his advice on how to micromanage the war against the Taliban, Kerry said Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama's hand-picked general to fight what he called a "war of necessity," is wrong in saying he needs 40,000 more troops to fight and win it. Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, Kerry advocated a "good enough" policy designed not to achieve victory in al-Qaida's...
  • 'Good Enough' Isn't (Kerry Vs. McChrystal)

    10/27/2009 5:52:35 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies · 1,290+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 27, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    War On Terror: Sen. John Kerry, who was so wrong about Iraq, now says our commander in Afghanistan is "reaching too far, too fast" and that a "good enough" policy should suffice. It won't. Offering his advice on how to micromanage the war against the Taliban, Kerry said Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama's hand-picked general to fight what he called a "war of necessity," is wrong in saying he needs 40,000 more troops to fight and win it. Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, Kerry advocated a "good enough" policy designed not to achieve victory in al-Qaida's...
  • Loosening export controls (Obama moves oversight of selling missile technology to Commerce Dept.)

    10/15/2009 8:36:20 AM PDT · by austinaero · 81 replies · 3,128+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/15/09 | Bill Gertz
    President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department -- a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development. The president issued a little-noticed "presidential determination" Sept. 29 that delegated authority for determining whether missile and space exports should be approved for China to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
  • Obama must start punching harder (contorted liberal point of view)

    10/13/2009 10:20:43 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies · 679+ views ^ | October 12 2009 | Gideon Rachman
    The notion that Mr Obama is a weak leader is now spreading in ways that are dangerous to his presidency. The fact that he won the Nobel Peace Prize last Friday will not change this impression. Peace is all very well. But Mr Obama now needs to pick a fight in public – and win it with a clean knock-out.
  • If Obama Had Told Us Before His Election

    10/13/2009 8:44:16 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 69 replies · 3,139+ views ^ | 10/13/2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    If Barack Obama had campaigned on what he has actually done in his first 300 days in office, would he have been elected? That's the question so many are asking today. If Obama had told us he would appoint 34 czars, reporting only to himself and not vetted or confirmed in the constitutional way, building a powerful unitary executive branch of government, would he have been elected? What if he had told us that his green jobs czar had been a Communist, that the science czar wrote in a college textbook that compulsory "green abortions" are an acceptable way to...
  • Why No Testimony From McChrystal?

    10/07/2009 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1,247+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War Strategy: When Bush and Petraeus proposed the surge in Iraq, Democrats demanded that the general testify before Congress. So why has the Senate blocked a similar invitation to our commander in Afghanistan? Those with memories longer than the 24-hour news cycle recall that in the dark days of the Iraq War, David Petraeus was summoned to Washington to explain the surge strategy that would eventually lead to victory in Iraq. Democrats hoped for a show trial. took out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling the commanding general of our efforts in Iraq "General Betray-us." Then...
  • President Poser

    10/06/2009 10:43:35 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 11 replies · 1,098+ views
    Project21 ^ | 6 October 2009 | Kevin L. Martin AKA Trueblackman
    Throughout the Bush presidency, a new golden age was promised to the American people if they would just put liberals in charge of the government. That happened last November after Obama's election and the strengthening of liberal majorities in Congress. But after ten months in power, liberals now appear to be a bunch of posers. "Poser" is slang for a person falsely claiming skills, smarts and connections. That guy at the club who says he hangs with Kanye when everyone knows he lives in his mom's basement and works at Popeye's? Poser. Posers are now running our government. Liberals claimed...
  • Hiding Behind Synonyms: Obama Begins Campaign to Throw Gen. McChrystal Under the Bus

    10/05/2009 12:33:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies · 2,339+ views
    RedState ^ | 10-5-09 | Erick Erickson
    Hiding Behind Synonyms: Obama Begins Campaign to Throw Gen. McChrystal Under the Bus Erick Erickson Monday, October 5th at 11:33AM EDT If they had gone to the New York Times, the nation would see it as just another example of the Gray Lady’s unrepentant sixties bra burning hysteria against war. Instead, the Obama administration has gone to the Washington Post to begin the process of getting rid of their troublesome General who dares to think winning in Afghanistan is possible.To understand why and how, we must refer to Jonah Goldberg and his important work Liberal Fascism. This book is necessary...
  • Barack Obama furious at General Stanley McChrystal speech on Afghanistan

    10/04/2009 4:07:18 PM PDT · by opentalk · 263 replies · 12,566+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 05 Oct 2009 | Alex Spillius
    According to sources close to the administration, Gen McChrystal shocked and angered presidential advisers with the bluntness of a speech given in London last week. The next day he was summoned to an awkward 25-minute face-to-face meeting on board Air Force One on the tarmac in Copenhagen, where the president had arrived to tout Chicago's unsuccessful Olympic bid.
  • Barack Obama furious at General Stanley McChrystal speech on Afghanistan

    10/05/2009 7:41:35 AM PDT · by peggybac · 269 replies · 10,498+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Alex Spillius
    The relationship between President Barack Obama and the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan has been put under severe strain by Gen Stanley McChrystal's comments on strategy for the war. According to sources close to the administration, Gen McChrystal shocked and angered presidential advisers with the bluntness of a speech given in London last week. The next day he was summoned to an awkward 25-minute face-to-face meeting on board Air Force One on the tarmac in Copenhagen, where the president had arrived to tout Chicago's unsuccessful Olympic bi