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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.