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  • Romney Exposes Obama’s Zero Sum Game on Foreign Policy

    10/10/2012 2:33:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    The more Romney talks these days the better he sounds. While it may seem counter intuitive with less than a month to go until election day, Romney has finally found his voice in this presidential campaign and a backbone to support it. After notching a “heavy weight” win against President Obama in last week’s Denver debate, Romney laid down another game changer in his foreign policy speech Monday at the Virginia Military Institute. Osama bin Laden might be dead but we are not safer was the theme of Romney’s speech. America isn’t shaping history but “leaving our destiny at the...
  • <b>HAS OBAMA DONE ANYTHING RIGHT?<b>

    10/10/2012 6:54:06 AM PDT · by ibytoohi · 18 replies
    SELF | 10/08/2012 | SELF
    As an avid observer of the current election campaigning complete with cable news reports, pundit's opinions, Big Bird ads, debates, and accusations of "Romney Lied!" coming from the Presidents surrogates and Obama I am almost suffering from political overload. So, I took a deep breath, kicked back with a fresh cup of coffee and it came to me after I asked a simple question: WHAT HAS OBAMA ACCOMPLISHED IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS? I know, I know there is OBAMACARE but I consider that a power grab that will be destroyed rather than an accomplishment. What has he really done?...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy - Stick Our Heads In The Sand

    10/10/2012 4:49:23 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 5 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/10/12 | LD Jackson
    For the past several days, I have thought a lot about the foreign policy tact being taken by the Obama administration. Those of you who have read my ramblings for any length of time will know how much I distrust militant Islam. I believe they can not be trusted to do the right thing. In fact, the only thing they can be trusted on is their determination to use violence to spread their ideology and twisted version of religion. I would challenge anyone to dispute that with real facts. It can not be done. Since the killing of Osam bin...
  • The Romney Surge: He delivers a "confident" foreign policy address as the polls get even better.

    10/09/2012 12:29:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/09/2012 | Rick Moran
    The world is slowly returning to its proper axis after being out of kilter for a while. San Francisco is once again the best team in the NFL. The Chicago Cubs lost 100 games. Hockey players are locked out, causing the fourth work stoppage in 20 years. NBC is the number one TV network again. Nucky Thompson [1] is back and is as slimy as ever. And Nicholas Brody [2] has also returned, teasing us with the prospect that he really isn’t an American terrorist, just some poor, misunderstood Muslim convert who may be the next vice president of...
  • America, the Sequel : A Summary of Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy

    10/09/2012 7:02:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2012 | The Editors
    "I know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous Middle East allied with the United States. I share this hope. But hope is not a strategy." So said Governor Mitt Romney in a fine foreign-policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday. The sentiment encapsulates both the substantive promise and the political peril of Mr. Romney's alternative to President Obama's foundering foreign policy. Because the Obama campaign has located the vast reserves of chutzpah required to paint Romney's foreign-policy team as novices, and because the media has let them get away with it, Romney had...
  • Romney Channels George W. Bush’s Middle East Policy

    10/08/2012 9:17:45 PM PDT · by rmlew · 14 replies
    The Corner - National Review ^ | October 8, 2012 | Daniel Pipes
    Mitt Romney gave a generally fine speech today on the Middle East. Sensibly, he criticized the Obama administration for its Benghazi shenanigans, for the “daylight” with Israel, fecklessness vis-à-vis Tehran, and the cuts in military spending. Very justifiably, he called it “time to change course in the Middle East.”But I worry about three specifics.First, Romney’s policy ideas echo the rosy-tinted themes of George W. Bush’s failed policies in the region. Flush with optimism for Afghanistan, Iraq, and “Palestine,” Bush spoke a language that now seems from another world. For example, almost exactly nine years ago he predicted “a free Iraq...
  • Another Home Run: Romney Speech Lays Out Clear, Confident Foreign Policy Vision

    10/08/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Another tremendous speech by Mitt Romney just now. Let me tell you something. This man is truly showing his presidential timbre. He finished right on time, just in time for this show. He didn't go long. He didn't speak into the beginning of this program. That's the kind of sensitivity you look for in a leader, and Romney showed it. It was a great foreign policy speech. I tell you, it sets up the next debate between Romney and Obama on foreign policy, and there again, folks, not just on paper but in the real world, Barack...
  • 'Hope is Not a Strategy': Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy Address

    10/08/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    'Hope is Not a Strategy': Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy Address October 8, 2012 As prepared for delivery October 8, 2012, at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, here is Mitt Romney's address on foreign policy, titled "The Mantle of Leadership." I particularly appreciate the introduction from my good friend and tireless campaign companion, Gov. Bob McDonnell. He is showing what conservative leadership can do to build a stronger economy. Thank you also Congressman Goodlatte for joining us today. And particular thanks to Gen. Peay. I appreciate your invitation to be with you today at the Virginia Military Institute. It...
  • Romney foreign policy at VMI -- text of prepared version

    10/08/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8 October 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Updated: Monday, October 8, 11:39 AM Mitt Romney today delivered an address on foreign policy, titled “The Mantle of Leadership” to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The following remarks were prepared for delivery: I particularly appreciate the introduction from my good friend and tireless campaign companion, Gov. Bob McDonnell. He is showing what conservative leadership can do to build a stronger economy. Thank you also Congressman Goodlatte for joining us today. And particular thanks to Gen. Peay. I appreciate your invitation to be with you today at the Virginia Military Institute. It is a great privilege to be...
  • Romney goes on offense on foreign policy; Update: Live video embed added

    10/08/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    After treading cautiously on the issue of the Benghazi terror attack for the past few weeks, Mitt Romney plans to deliver a broadside against Barack Obama on what Democrats had bragged about being the incumbent’s strong suit — foreign policy. In remarks Romney will deliver today at the Virginia Military Institute, the Republican nominee will blast Obama’s passivity in foreign affairs and argue for a more muscular approach in order to control events rather than be controlled by them. That will include what Politico calls “his harshest language yet” on the assassination of a US Ambassador and the Obama administration’s...
  • Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East

    10/08/2012 5:55:43 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 53 replies
    Chicago-Sun Times ^ | 10/07/12 | LAURA WASHINGTON
    This was no ordinary rubber chicken affair. That was my reaction to the extraordinary keynoter at Tuesday’s Better Government Association annual luncheon. Lara Logan, a correspondent for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” delivered a provocative speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. Such downtown gatherings are a regular on Chicago’s networking circuit. (I am a member of the BGA’s Civic Leadership Committee, and the Chicago Sun-Times was a sponsor). Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of...
  • Clinton Promises Answers on Benghazi Attack ... After the Election

    10/03/2012 1:04:28 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 13 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 10/03/2012
    On Monday, leaders from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Darrell Idea and Jason Chaffetz) sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking why requests for protection were denied to the consulate in Libya despite repeated attacks against U.S. personnel. The letter outlined 13 specific security threats over a six-month timeframe prior to the deadly attack on September 11th, which claimed the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats. The committee also indicated that they would be holding a hearing on the security lapses next week. Clinton's response was to urge the committee not to...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Follies

    10/03/2012 8:55:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    We're now entering the fourth week of the "CSI: Benghazi" hostage crisis. That's how long an FBI forensic team has been trying to gain access in Libya to what the State Department still calls a crime scene -- the Obama administration's preferred term for the location of the first assassination of a U.S. ambassador since 1979 and the first successful al-Qaeda-backed attack on U.S. soil since the 9/11 strikes. (Our embassies and consulates are sovereign U.S. territory.) It is perhaps not accidental that the State Department cites the need to complete the investigation as an excuse to stay silent on...
  • Court Reveals Iranian Operatives In Charge Of Obama’s Iran Policy Since 2009

    10/02/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 40 replies
    westernjournalism.com/ ^ | 26SEP12 | By Doug Book
    A ruling handed down on September 13th by the D.C. District Federal Court has finally made clear what many have known for years–that the Obama Administration’s Iran policy was initiated and advanced by a group with illicit, hidden ties to the Iranian Regime and financed by the U.S./Israel- hating George Soros. In 2009, Barack Obama turned over virtually all responsibility and authority for foreign policy negotiations with Iran to Trita Parsi and his National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Founded by Parsi in 2003, the Washington-based NIAC is a powerful lobbying group that is “…widely considered the de facto lobby for...
  • The Unraveling of Obama's Foreign Policy

    10/02/2012 2:34:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Three days after Ambassador Chris Stevens was assassinated, Jay Carney told the White House press corps it had been the work of a flash mob inflamed by an insulting video about the Prophet Muhammad. As the killers had arrived with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons, this story seemed noncredible on its face. Yet two days later, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice doubled down. Appearing on five Sunday talk shows, she called the massacre the result of a "spontaneous" riot that was neither "preplanned" nor "premeditated." Carney and Rice deceived us. But were they deceived? It is impossible to believe that Carney...
  • An Ambassador Died. Obama Lied.

    10/02/2012 11:47:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2012 | Mona Charen
    "Bush Lied, People Died" they chanted. When the intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq -- information that was believed by the intelligence agencies of our major allies; that was described by the Clinton-appointed head of the CIA as a "slam dunk"; and that was agreed to by heads of state and leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties -- turned out to be badly mistaken, George W. Bush was branded a liar. Even Democrats such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Tom Daschle, and Ted Kennedy, who had warned about Saddam's WMD program...
  • Jordan On The Brink: Muslim Brotherhood Mobilize (50K demonstrators) for King Abdullah’s overthrow

    09/25/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 90 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | September 25, 2012, 8:50
    Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face "Arab Spring" style street pressure for his abdication. Middle East sources report that Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne. For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders – Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable consequences with regard to...
  • Netanyahu at the UN: Iran and Al Qaeda "Are All Rooted in the Bitter Soil of Intolerance"

    09/28/2012 4:18:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu just wrapped up his remarks at the 2012 United Nations General Assembly in New York City which included literally drawing a red line for Iran, showing the world the status of Iran’s nuclear program and pointing out the dangers of radical Jihad. Netanyahu also solidified, once again, Israel’s right to exist. “Three thousand years ago, King David reined over the Jewish state in our eternal capital of Jerusalem,” he said opening his speech. “I say that to all of those who proclaim that the Jewish State has no roots in the region and that it...
  • Peace Through Strength, Not Hope and Change

    09/27/2012 5:11:35 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | Melanie Sturm
    American revolutionary Patrick Henry famously declared, “Give me liberty or give me death!” This month, furious mobs throughout the Islamic world decree death, a sentence they imposed on four Americans in Libya, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens — the first U.S. ambassador murdered in the line of duty since 1979. Before buying the spin that the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous response to an anti-Islam video, Think Again. According to Libyan President Mohamed Magarief, the video had “nothing to do with” the premeditated terrorist attack. Conducted on the anniversary of 9/11 in order to...
  • Not Just the Middle East: Obama's Foreign Policy Record Is Appalling

    09/26/2012 9:38:48 AM PDT · by american_steve · 1 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 21, 2012 | David B. Rivkin, Jr
    The organizing principle of the administration’s foreign policy is one of weakness and passivity, coupled with a conspicuous rhetorical abdication of American leadership, write David Rivkin and Lee Casey.
  • Now They Tell Us

    09/26/2012 7:12:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    At first, anybody who recognized the murderous assault on the American consulate in Benghazi as a terrorist attack didn't know what he was talking about. It was just the result of a spontaneous demonstration that got out of hand. It was all the fault of a shadowy little video that had taken the Prophet Mohammed's name in vain. It had provoked the violence. The attack couldn't have been planed in advance. Or anticipated, either. From the White House press secretary to our ambassador at the United Nations, that was the official line and the whole administration stuck to it. For...
  • Obama Camp on Foreign Policy Criticism: Have We Mentioned That Obama Killed Bin Laden?

    09/26/2012 3:37:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Mmm hmm -- strangled him to death with his own bare hands, dontcha know?  How predictable and pitiful:   Obama Spokeswomen: The President Killed Osama Bin Laden Yeah, we've heard, Ms. Psaki -- unlike many of your own supporters, it seems.  Bin Laden dead, General Motors alive (but at what cost, and for how long?)  That's pretty much the only argument they've got to apply some lipstick to the filthy pig that is Obama's term in office.  I mean, there's a reason why his spokespeople are urging voters to ignore those totes irrelevant last four years or so.  As I've...
  • Obama: ‘Future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

    09/25/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 333 replies
    Twitchy and Red State ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Twitchy headline says it all.Context provided by Erick Erickson at Red State: In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Pay careful attention to what he says: "The future...
  • Obama’s Tragic Pander: ‘The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam’

    09/25/2012 5:23:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/25/2012 | Noah Rothman
    Addressing the representatives of the United Nations General Assembly in a time of global crisis, President Barack Obama opted to legitimize the growing chorus of critics who condemn America’s provocative right of free speech. The president’s address to the world was anything but a full-throated defense of American values. It was, instead, an abundantly disappointing abdication of his responsibility to defend the cherished freedoms of the nation he leads. Speaking to the assembled delegates of the nations of the world, Obama addressed the crisis in the Middle East – one ongoing since the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed...
  • President Obama: The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam

    09/25/2012 10:09:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
    President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly this morning and claimed the future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt, those who bully women, the corrupt few who steal a country's resources, and those who slander the prophet of Islam. Transcript: The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted “Muslims, Christians, we are one.” The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those...
  • Woodrow Wilson Obama

    09/25/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    Thus far, we know what the Obama administration won't do in response to the obvious decay of U.S. standing in the Middle East. It won't stop deploring the video for which it originally blamed attacks on our diplomatic facilities in the region, worsened by the murders of our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. It won't schedule a meeting this week between Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and the president, who seems to need more time on the campaign trail. And so on. What the administration will do to make its attitudes and responses feared throughout the region isn't likely to...
  • Allen West: Obama 'Emboldens' Our Enemies

    09/25/2012 12:51:25 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/25/12 | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Congressman Allen West tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview that the attacks on American embassies constitute an “act of War” and the Obama administration misled the public about the deadly attack in Libya. The Florida Republican also says the administration’s policies on Iran and military spending are “emboldening” our enemies. And he warns that if candidates continue to win elections by promising voters the most government benefits, “this country will collapse.” West was first elected in 2010 and is a member of the Tea Party Caucus. He is also an Army veteran who served for more than 20 years, with...
  • Civilization Watch

    Isn't it funny to watch the Obama administration erupt in outrage (dutifully followed by their media pets) over Romney daring to criticize their astonishingly inept handling of the embassy invasions in Egypt and Libya? Remember candidate Obama in 2008? Russia invaded the nation of Georgia – once part of its empire – and Obama, far from pursuing a "unified" foreign policy, criticized the Bush administration's handling of the affair. Said Obama at the time, "This is a matter that should be left to the United Nations."
  • Romney's Speech at the Global Initiative Conference

    09/25/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT · by w4women · 36 replies
    micsak | September 25, 2012 | micsak
    I just watched Romney's speech at the Global Initiative Conference and I was blown away. Foreign aid should be tied to getting people employment. All free enterprise - all the time. It was impressive. He even got a few digs in about Obama. It is a must see.
  • Terrorist? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

    09/25/2012 3:37:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 25, 2012 | Matthew Vadim
    FBI agents aren’t allowed to treat individuals associated with terrorist groups as potential threats to the nation, according to a startling, newly discovered FBI directive. The fact that a terrorism suspect is associated with a terrorist group means nothing, according to the FBI document, “Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training.” The “touchstone” document, dated March of this year, is available online but hasn’t been reported on by major media outlets. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are to be instructed that “mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a...
  • US Intelligence Suffers Major Compromise in Libya ("catastrophic intelligence loss" US official)

    09/24/2012 1:25:01 PM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | 24 Sep 12 | Red State
    The sheer incompetence of our State Department and the Obama administration is once again being trotted out for the world to see. The tip of the iceberg was exposed last week when CNN reported on the journal of slain US Ambassador Christopher Stevens that one of its news crews had recovered from the smoking rubble of the former US consulate in Benghazi. One had to wonder what possessed a US ambassador to carry a paper journal outside the US embassy in this day and age and how in the name of heaven such a document was left unattended after the...
  • Allen West: “Bin Laden Being Dead is Not Foreign Policy”

    09/23/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    This clip is a few days old but worth watching in its entirety. Appearing on “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren Thursday night, Congressman Allen West (R-FL) explained why “it’s insane” for the Obama administration to base their entire foreign policy on the death of Osama bin Laden. Take a look: Allen West It's insane for Obama to promote killing Bin Laden as basis for his entire foreign Policy
  • Something Needs To Change

    09/23/2012 9:37:08 AM PDT · by possum john · 6 replies
    My View of The World ^ | September 23, 2012 | James P. Willis
    Egypt’s new President Mohamed Morsi recently warned in an interview with the New York Times that it was up to the United States to repair its relationship with the Arab world. He said that the United States should do more to respect Islamic culture, even if it conflicts with Western values. Something is seriously wrong with this picture. I would have to agree with Mr. Morsi that the relationship America has with the Arab world is in very bad shape, but that is the full extent of our common ground. One vital element that has been missing from our relationship...
  • Did Hillary Clinton send a gay ambassador to Libya as intentional provocation?

    09/21/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 97 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/20/2012 | Kyle Rogers
    Serbian diplomat, and friend of Christopher Stevens, says State Department knowingly sent gay ambassador to Libya. Arab media says ambassador Stevens was gang raped and then his body was put on display. Hillary Clinton has been spending US taxpayer dollars to fund homosexual pride events in foreign countries. Her actions have prompted backlashes against the US in Italy, Russia, Pakistan, and other nations. Last year, Barack Obama made it official US policy to fund homosexual rights groups overseas with US tax-dollars. In Pakistan, the staff of the US embassy in Islamabad was placed in serious danger after being ordered to...
  • Gingrich: The collapse of the Obama strategy against radical Islamists

    09/19/2012 12:08:24 PM PDT · by GVnana · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/19/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    The real meaning of the violence of the last week across the Muslim world is the bankruptcy and collapse of the Obama strategy which began with his speech in Cairo. President Obama had a deep conviction that pandering to Islamic sympathies, identifying with the virtues of Islam and parroting phrases that sounded good would lead to a deeper acceptance of the United States by Muslims. While reaching out to “mainstream Muslims,” the Obama strategy would wage selective war against designated enemies. The Obama administration decided to ignore concerns of sovereignty and to kill terrorists with stepped up drone attacks. It...
  • Obama’s foreign-policy approval rating on the decline?

    09/19/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2012 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    On Tuesday, as the general assembly of that highly effective, morally righteous, and venerable body known as the United Nation convened to begin a new session, a State Department official took to the floor to describe how four years of President Obama's leadership have strengthened America's position in the eyes of the world. CNS News reports: America today is “more respected, more engaged and more secure” than it was when President Obama came to office in early 2009, Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer told an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. …“At that time [January 2009], the United...
  • Illusions Exposed: Islamic Turmoil Shows Nice Words Won't Heal Old Conflicts

    09/19/2012 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2012 | Michael Medved
    The explosion of anti-American unrest in the Islamic world will damage the Obama campaign in its drive for reelection for two reasons. First, the turmoil undermines the administration’s claims for transformative success in producing a more peaceful and stable world. And second, the lurid displays of violent fanaticism dramatically discredit the underlying world view promoted by Barack Obama since the earliest days of his candidacy—negating the notion that concession and conciliation toward hostile, backward societies can bring an end to stubborn conflicts. The threat to the president’s prospects posed by the first factor has become so obvious that even The...
  • The 9/11/12 Embassy Attacks - President Obama Built That

    09/19/2012 4:23:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 19, 2012 | ALAN KORNMAN
    The Arab Spring President Barack Hussein Obama built, failed in a wave of riots and violence spanning 20+ countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa on 9/11/2012. ....The full responsibility for the protection of our foreign embassies falls, by law, on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton directly and her boss President Obama. ....President Obama's Middle East foreign policy has now officially failed. If President Obama should do the bare minimum of withholding U.S. aid to those Islamists he helped install in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, etc... his house of Middle East cards will come tumbling down. ....President Barack Hussein...
  • Romney: Palestinian truth-teller, again

    09/19/2012 3:06:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 19, 2012 | Abby W. Schachter
    With all the focus on what Mitt Romney said about Obama voters and dependents, during a secretly video-taped fundraising event, it is surprising to learn that the Republican presidential nominee had the right idea about foreign policy as well as domestic issues.There is this three minute and 22 second video clip of Romney talking about peace between the Israeli and Palestinians that is a model of clarity.Romney says essentially that there is little for the US to do about creating a new Palestinian state because the security problems that would be created for Israel as a result would be too...
  • Obama’s Middle East Delusions ... Victor Davis Hanson

    09/18/2012 12:47:02 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 17 Sep 12 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Premodern Middle East and Postmodern West Don’t Mix, Mr. President Globalization certainly did not bring the premodern world of the Middle East closer together with the postmodern West — despite Barack Obama’s 2007 narcissistic vows that his own intellect and background could bridge such a gap. If anything, the more we know about each other, the more we sense we are back to Lepanto and the siege of Vienna. Since the 9/11 anniversary attacks, the Obama administration has seemed bewildered, petulant, and more or less shocked in Casablanca-style fashion about the hatred shown the United States — whether overt...
  • The Blind Sheikh May be Released to Egypt

    09/17/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    News Gather ^ | September 17, 2012 08:45 PM EDT | Renee Nal
    The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Since becoming the new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has vowed to secure his return to Egypt, as a "nod to his base" of "hard-line Salafi Islamists," as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The bomb in 1993 killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand. Omar Abdel-Rahman's terror organization masterminded the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and he was reported to have a "close association" with Osama bin Laden. would Americans want to see this man walk...
  • An Evil Errand, and a Dereliction of Duty

    09/17/2012 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/16/12 | Mario Loyola
    Let’s leave aside how shameful it is to argue that the anti-American violence which has swept much of the Muslim world was not targeted at America generally. We have overwhelming evidence that it was (e.g., “USA Go To Hell!”). Let’s leave aside the even greater shame of apologizing for a 14-minute spoof in order to spare the tender feelings of people who attack churches, burn Bibles, propagate incitements and blood libels like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, degrade women and homosexuals and virtually every ethnic minority they come in contact with, and celebrate when Americans are killed. Let’s...
  • The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

    09/17/2012 1:17:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag. It was "the day the roof fell in," proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama's "efforts to reconcile the U.S. and moderate Islamism -- in part by distancing the U.S. from Israel -- have angered Israel without reducing Islamist bitterness against the United States." In other words, his Middle East policies are in shambles. His assumption that a president "who doesn't look like other presidents" would endear America to Arabs...
  • U.S. Is Preparing for a Long Siege of Arab Unrest

    09/15/2012 11:31:46 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 74 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 15, 2012 | PETER BAKER and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — After days of anti-American violence across the Muslim world, the White House is girding itself for an extended period of turmoil that will test the security of American diplomatic missions and President Obama’s ability to shape the forces of change in the Arab world.Although the tumult subsided Saturday, senior administration officials said they had concluded that the sometimes violent protests in Muslim countries may presage a sustained crisis with unpredictable diplomatic and political consequences. While pressing Arab leaders to tamp down the unrest, Mr. Obama and his advisers are left to consider whether to scale back diplomatic activities...
  • The Media's Rape of Reality

    09/16/2012 3:34:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I didn’t want to write this column. I definitely didn’t want to use these words. I wanted to write about something else, but after the events of this week, I had no choice. I am here to report a rape. To protect President Obama from the failure of his administration to anticipate or respond appropriately to the attacks on our embassies in the Middle East, the media has absolutely raped the truth. Americans were targeted and murdered by radical monsters around the globe. The president did nothing about it. The White House had at least a 48-hour advance warning this...
  • Hillary Clinton, Defender of Infidelity and the Killers of Infidels

    09/15/2012 12:34:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Last year, Mrs. Clinton was inspired by the revolution in Libya and praised the rebels for "taking back their country." This year, when US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens' murdered corpse was desecrated in a manner reminiscent of how rebels treated the body of "we came, we saw, he died" Muammar Gaddafi,....Hillary Clinton seemed shocked and confused. Hillary Clinton, who must have been asking herself...."How can this happen" question when Bill was caught with his pants down in the Oval Office, responded to the crisis by asking "How can this happen in a country we help liberate, in a city...we...
  • State Department sets up 24-hour monitoring team for embassy crisis

    09/14/2012 12:14:39 PM PDT · by swamprebel · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:21 PM | By Josh Rogin
    The State Department has gone into full-blown crisis mode, organizing a round-the-clock effort to coordinate the U.S. government's response to the expanding attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East and North Africa. "The State Department has stood up a 24-hr monitoring team to insure appropriate coordination of information and our response. In addition, our consular team is working with missions around the world to protect American citizens and issue appropriate public warden information," a senior State Department official told reporters Friday afternoon.
  • Breaking: Libyan Official Confirms Benghazi Assault a Pre-Planned Militant Attack Timed for 9-11

    09/14/2012 11:19:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 46 replies
    pj media ^ | 9-14-12
    Breaking: Libyan Official Confirms Benghazi Assault a Pre-Planned Militant Attack Timed for 9-11 The film blamed for the riots: far less relevant to the attacks than the date on which they occurred. A senior security official says the attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and U.S. security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff. Wanis al-Sharef, eastern Libya’s deputy interior minister, said on Thursday the attacks were suspected to have...
  • Bachmann: ‘Obama Is the Most Dangerous President We Have Ever Had on American Foreign Policy’

    09/14/2012 11:25:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 14, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Friday called President Barack Obama “the most dangerous president we have ever had on American foreign policy.” “So let’s make sure that with everything within us, we lay it on the line in the next 50 days, because it is my belief and my opinion that Barack Obama has been the most dangerous president we have ever had on American foreign policy. And we cannot sustain another four years of Jimmy Carter-like policies,” she said at the summit, which is sponsored by the conservative...
  • Who was responsible for the safety of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya?

    09/13/2012 8:05:47 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 45 replies
    self | self
    Who was responsible for the security of the Ambassador? What was the plan to ensure his safety and the safety of the other U.S. citizens? Were warning signs ignored? Did the marines have ammunition? What were their rules of engagement? Did they have tear gas, grenades? How many of them were there? Where were their reinforcements? Who ordered the chopper with the squad from across the desert? What was the outcome? Was the ambassador tortured before he died? Did the President attend his security briefings the week before the murders? I do not watch MSM, but I presume these topics...