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  • Islamists’ Catch-22

    07/08/2008 6:27:17 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 8 replies · 119+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-8-08 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Try a little thought experiment. What would have happened in this country during the Cold War if the Soviet Union successfully neutralized anti-communists opposed to the Kremlin’s plans for world domination? Of course, Moscow strove to discredit those in America and elsewhere who opposed its totalitarian agenda – especially after Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s excesses made it fashionable to vilify patriots by accusing them of believing communists were “under every bed.”
  • Islamists' Catch-22

    07/07/2008 12:48:07 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 8 replies · 450+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 07, 2008 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    Islamists' Catch-22 Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. Try a little thought experiment. What would have happened in this country during the Cold War if the Soviet Union successfully neutralized anti-communists opposed to the Kremlin’s plans for world domination? Of course, Moscow strove to discredit those in America and elsewhere who opposed its totalitarian agenda – especially after Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s excesses made it fashionable to vilify patriots by accusing them of believing communists were “under every bed.” But what if the USSR and its ideological soul-mates in places like China, North Korea, Cuba, Eastern Europe and parts of Africa had been...
  • Tale of Two Books (Dueling book reviews, McClellan vs Feith)

    06/03/2008 3:35:16 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 5 replies · 154+ views
    FrontPage.com ^ | June 03, 2008 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    A Tale of Two Books   By Frank J. Gaffney Jr. FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, June 03, 2008 I don’t generally make a habit of disagreeing with Peggy Noonan.  She is after all, one of the most thoughtful, accomplished and influential wordsmiths of our time.  She is also a much-admired friend and colleague.In an essay published last week in the Wall Street Journal last weekend, however, Peggy offered what amounted to a defense of Scott McClellan’s new memoir of his years in the George W. Bush administration, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception. To...
  • A Purple Heart In War Of Ideas?

    01/08/2008 7:06:12 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 14 replies · 93+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2008 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    According to reporting by Bill Gertz, The Washington Times' intrepid national security correspondent, Stephen Coughlin, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves who has served as a civilian lawyer to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, fell "afoul of a key aide to [Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon] England, Hasham Islam." If allowed to stand, the effect of Maj. Coughlin's dismissal would be a surgical strike on a man who is arguably one of the most knowledgeable opponents of Shariah — not only in the Defense Department, but inside the entire U.S. government.
  • Staticidal Zealotry [Condoleezza Rice's desperate bid to launch a Palestinian state]

    11/20/2007 11:54:02 AM PST · by Tolik · 31 replies · 404+ views
    Town Hall ^ | November 20, 2007 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is behaving like a zealot. In her ever-more-rash pursuit of a Palestinian state, she is exhibiting the syndrome defined by the philosopher George Santana, as one who redoubles her efforts upon losing sight of the objective. Let’s recall: The objective laid out by President Bush, when he decided in June 2002 to support the creation of a homeland for the Palestinian people, was to provide a stable, secure neighbor for Israel, committed to leaving peaceably with the Jewish State. Mr. Bush explicitly preconditioned such support on: an end to Palestinian terror; a Palestinian leadership that...
  • They're Baaack!--Foreign policy hacks who want to bribe dictators.

    02/27/2007 5:14:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 741+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 27, 2007 | Frank J Gaffney Jr.
    With Al Gore winning an Oscar for propagandizing about an admittedly somewhat hyped threat of global warming, the convergence of Hollywood with public policy is indisputable. It seems appropriate, therefore, to use an old Tinsel Town marketing line to herald the advent of a portentous strategic development: “They’re Baaack!” Presumably, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meant to be reassuring when she responded to a pointed question on Fox News Sunday about Russian threats to nuke Poland and the Czech Republic if the latter cooperate with the United States on missile defense. She declared, somewhat dismissively, to host Chris Wallace, “I...
  • Do the right thing

    09/19/2006 3:29:42 AM PDT · by John Carey · 6 replies · 768+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2006 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    For some politicians, it is tough under the best of circumstances to do the right thing when it comes to national security. Posturing about "peace dividends" chronically results in defense budgets and end-strengths insufficient to deter future acts of aggression -- and fight the ensuing wars. Intelligence programs are compromised by self-serving leaks and press-driven legislative responses. Pentagon leaders are savaged in public by legislators who thereby underscore their lack of understanding of the threats besetting our country, and the fact they have no better answers to the challenges thus posed. Unfortunately, a congressional byelection season in the second term...
  • The disloyalists

    09/06/2006 11:42:36 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 602+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-6-06 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    There was only one thing truly astonishing about the revelation last week that Richard Armitage, Colin Powell's deputy at the State Department during George W. Bush's first term, was the source of Bob Novak's first column about Iraq war critic Ambassador Joe Wilson and his CIA agent wife, Valery Plame. That was Mr. Novak's subsequent description of the man who first "outed" Mrs. Plame's place of employment as "no partisan gunslinger."
  • The Political Front (Information is an important tool on the road to victory in the war on terror.)

    12/07/2005 9:08:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 462+ views
    NRO ^ | December 07, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version December 07, 2005, 1:19 p.m. The Political Front Information is an important tool on the road to victory. In recent days, the prospects of the war for the free world have been buffeted by hysterical reactions to reports that the U.S. military has been secretly paying to place stories in the Iraqi press. The dust-up has caused panic in some circles, with congressmen demanding investigations and officials scurrying for cover. The result, for the moment at least, is an American rout in the war of ideas. This debacle evidently came...
  • The Undoing of America?

    09/06/2005 6:42:29 AM PDT · by manny613 · 57 replies · 1,717+ views
    http://www.jewishworldreview.com ^ | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The U.S. Senate is scheduled today to decide whether to clear the way for the most odious, anti-American piece of legislation in memory: S.147, the "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act." Incredibly, as things stand now, more than 61 Senators are expected to vote to begin a process that would ineluctably unravel the United States as a nation.
  • Mugged by reality

    08/09/2005 9:57:17 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 29 replies · 1,005+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 9, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    In announcing last week a sweeping crackdown in Britain on the "evil ideology" of coming to be known as Islamofascism, Prime Minister Tony Blair declared that "the rules of the game have changed." So, it would appear has he. In fact, Mr. Blair has become an exemplar of the old adage that a "conservative is a liberal who has been mugged." The two bombing attacks on London's mass-transit systems, perpetrated mostly by home-grown Islamist suicide bombers (actual or would-be), not only mugged Britain's recently reelected leader, but his country, as well.
  • Time to regroup

    08/09/2005 11:21:20 AM PDT · by JZelle · 7 replies · 452+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-9-05 | FRANK J. GAFFNEY JR.
    In announcing last week a sweeping crackdown in Britain on the "evil ideology" coming to be known as Islamofascism, Prime Minister Tony Blair declared that "the rules of the game have changed." So, it would appear, has he. In fact, Mr. Blair has become an exemplar of the old adage that a "conservative is a liberal who has been mugged." The two bombing attacks on London's mass-transit systems, perpetrated mostly by home-grown Islamist suicide bombers (actual or would-be), not only mugged Britain's recently reelected leader, but his country, as well. As a result, Tony Blair appears to have broad popular...
  • . . . old Saudi games(Hypocrites!)

    08/02/2005 7:18:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 1 replies · 359+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Within days of the murderous September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, President Bush declared before a joint session of Congress: "Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime." Unfortunately, under the leadership of King Fahd (actual or nominal), Saudi Arabia demonstrated it was possible to be with us and with the terrorists. Far from being regarded as a hostile regime,...
  • War President (What Dubya needs to say to the American people)

    06/27/2005 10:13:52 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 940+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Memorandum for President George W. Bush: The speech you will give tonight about the status of and prospects for the war will likely prove to be among the most important of your presidency. In the final analysis, the American people and history will both judge the latter principally by your conduct of the former. Indeed, you were rehired by the voters largely because they had more confidence in your leadership as a war president than in your opponent's judgment and abilities. To continue enjoying this confidence, however, the speech must not be seen as a box-checking exercise in which today's...
  • know Thine Enemy

    05/17/2005 11:35:15 AM PDT · by JZelle · 12 replies · 630+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-17-05 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Flash: Newseek has apologized. The magazine's editor says he is sorry for printing a possibly "mistaken" article that accused U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo of throwing copies of the Koran into prisoners' toilets. Evidently, Newsweek particularly regrets the murderous anti-American rioting the erroneous report set off in various parts of the Muslim world. Ironic though it may seem, we might just owe Newsweek a debt of gratitude for its shoddy reportage. After all, it provided a wake-up call to see how quickly and how skillfully our enemies seized upon evidence of American purported hostility to Islam to advance their own agenda.
  • Set America Free

    03/08/2005 4:20:39 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 38 replies · 1,108+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Nuaimi recently said he expected the price of oil to remain at unconscionably high levels of between $40 and $50 per barrel through 2005. Ironically, every American should be grateful. Such gratitude is not, of course, due the Saudis — who, we are endlessly told, are among our most reliable "friends" in the Middle East — for working to drive down the price set by the OPEC oil racketeers. The Saudis seem content to keep prices exorbitantly high, though they are well aware of the adverse effect of such artificially inflated costs on the financial...
  • Rummy's bum rap

    12/21/2004 1:07:47 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 417+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, December 21, 2004 | By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Donald Rumsfeld is one of the most experienced men in Washington. So he is presumably not surprised at the fickleness of the chattering classes. Not so long ago, he got nothing but fabulous press and fawning treatment from Congress and the public. Now, the "smart people" have formed up for a political lynch mob demanding his head, with even Republicans insisting that he lose his job once the votes are counted in Iraq.     Even a veteran of decades of inside-the-Beltway and corporate bloodletting like "Rummy" might be amazed by the grounds on which he is being pilloried, however.     Take for...
  • 'Incompetence': John Kerry demonstrates his with factually unsupported denunciations

    10/29/2004 3:24:01 PM PDT · by hamboy · 2 replies · 554+ views
    The Center for Security Policy ^ | Friday, October 29, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., et.al.
    Did the Russians help Saddam pre-war to cover the tracks of their conventional, WMD arms trade? (Washington, D.C.): Intrigue surrounding the disappearance of 377 tons of explosives from the al-Qaqaa facility in Iraq seems to be deepening, while preliminary reports that the material was lost due to American negligence appear to be among the least likely of explanations. As initially suggested to the public by the New York Times, large quantities of powerful HMX and RDX - plastic high-explosives that can be used for civilian purposes but are particularly well suited to military ones (including triggering nuclear weapons) and terrorist...
  • Kerry flexing vs. strength

    08/02/2004 11:53:23 PM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 508+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/03/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    [snip]Now, Mr. Kerry unconvincingly claims that he will be able to demonstrate strength where George W. Bush has failed thanks to his experience negotiating with foreign countries (principally, it would appear, aimed at normalizing relations with Communist Vietnam), his service on the Foreign Relations and Intelligence committees and his first-hand acquaintanceship with a number of world leaders. His anti-strength tendencies show through, however, when he slips — as he apparently did on Fox on Sunday — and declares, "I understand how to get us out of Iraq."     On Thursday night, Mr. Kerry offered his audience what seemingly was intended to...
  • The anti-strength candidate

    08/02/2004 2:36:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 264+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | August 2, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    (Washington, D.C.): On the face of it, last week's Democratic National Convention was a gavel-to-gavel paean to the philosophy of peace through American strength. Speaker after speaker invoked the strength of their presidential candidate. For his part, John Kerry extolled the importance of strength - and wrapped himself in its imagery - no fewer than seventeen times in his acceptance speech. Yet, Sen. Kerry is to strength what anti-matter is to matter, what anti-gravity is to gravity. He is, in short, the anti-strength candidate. This is the case for a simple reason: Effective strength is more than a physical attribute....
  • The Bad Old Days-Trousergate begs a serious question:Can we risk this team back in the White House?

    07/22/2004 1:13:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 838+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 7/22/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Democratic partisans, notably Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, are howling about the timing of the revelation that Clinton National Security Advisor Samuel “Sandy” Berger is under criminal investigation.  They contend the sensational allegation that he was observed by National Archives personnel stuffing highly classified documents into his clothing, and then "accidentally disposing” of some of them, is coming out now for a cynical political reason: In order to divert attention from the criticisms of the Bush Administration expected in the 9/11 Commission report due to be released today.   In fact, far from distracting the public from the factors that contributed to...
  • Republicans astray

    07/06/2004 11:11:59 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 477+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 7, 2004 | By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Republicans astrayBy Frank J. Gaffney Jr.Published July 7, 2004 The American people seem likely to decide who will be their next president on the basis of whose policies will best provide for their security. Unfortunately for George W. Bush, four senior congressional Republicans are taking steps that will make it harder for him to differentiate the GOP's defense agenda from that of his challenger. Presumably, none of the four wish to be known as "Kerry Republicans," but unless they change course, the effect of their actions could be not only to weaken U.S. security but to undermine...
  • The 9/11 Commission Fails to Connect the Terror Dots

    06/23/2004 1:59:31 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 238+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 6/23/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    The 9/11 Commission’s conclusion that “We have no credible evidence that Iraq and al-Qaeda cooperated on attacks against the United States” does not augur well for the rest of the panel’s inquiry.  If the members of the commission could not connect dots that are all too obvious – or recognize their staff’s inability to do so – it seems likely that their work will fall short in other important areas as well.The commission has allowed itself to be used as a political instrument by critics of President Bush and his liberation of Iraq.  This is the ineluctable result of the shortcomings...
  • Dubious company

    06/22/2004 6:42:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 143+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney
    <p>Last Thursday, Secretary of State Colin Powell engaged in the Bush administration's latest outreach to members of the Arab-American and Muslim-American communities. Unfortunately, as with virtually every one of the administration's previous efforts of this kind, those embraced by Mr. Powell are part of the problem -- not the solution -- in the war of ideas that is at the heart of the war on terror.</p>
  • The company Powell keeps

    06/21/2004 1:01:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 217+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 2004-06-21 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    (Washington, D.C.): Last Thursday, Secretary of State Colin Powell engaged in the Bush Administration’s latest outreach to members of the Arab-American and Muslim-American communities. Unfortunately, as with virtually every one of the Administration’s previous efforts of this kind, those embraced by Mr. Powell are part of the problem - not the solution - in the war of ideas that is at the heart of the war on terror. According to a press release issued last week by one of the four organizations asked to participate, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Secretary of State used the meeting to "discuss...
  • It's About Time (Tenet resignation)

    06/04/2004 1:06:34 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 144+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 6/04/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    The announcement that CIA Director George Tenet had decided to spend more time with his family was received with mixed emotions in Washington.  For some, it simply evoked the cynicism that usually greets such claims, feeding rumors that he was actually fired and arousing intense speculation about which of the myriad intelligence acts of omission or commission on his watch prompted this step.For others, the departure is seen as a transparent - if welcome - effort to designate Tenet as the chosen scapegoat for various recent intelligence failures. Within this group, there will be those who hope it is the...
  • Politician Abuse: Going after Chalabi sends the wrong — and a dangerous — message.

    05/21/2004 6:01:17 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 34 replies · 224+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 21, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    It is hard to believe that a country reeling from reports of prison abuse at the hands of American military personnel would be a willing party to threatening and demeaning ill-treatment of a prominent Iraqi politician. The fact that the individual in question — the Iraqi National Congress's Ahmed Chalabi — has arguably done more than any other Iraqi to effect his country's liberation and, subsequently, to support the consolidation of democracy there makes this case of "politician abuse" positively bizarre. To be sure, the Coalition Provisional Authority contends that the warrantless and destructive search of Chalabi's home and two...
  • Saddam Had WMDs; The Left Could Care Less

    05/19/2004 1:41:45 AM PDT · by kattracks · 67 replies · 423+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 6/19/04 | Frank J Gaffney Jr.
    One could be forgiven for thinking that the detonation of two "improvised explosive devices" equipped with toxic chemical agents would be seen as confirmation that there are still Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. These events might even be seen as rebuttals to those who have derided the Bush administration for its prior inability to substantiate pre-war claims that such weapons in Saddam’s hands constituted an intolerable threat to the United States.Unfortunately, such thinking fails to appreciate a stand-by of Washington Beltway politics: "moving the goalposts." Whenever the opposing team comes close to proving its point, one simply relocates...
  • Farewell to the new Europe?

    04/20/2004 1:35:11 AM PDT · by kattracks · 29 replies · 175+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/20/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>Among Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's many contributions to the conduct and character of American security policy was his introduction last year of the term "New Europe."</p> <p>With just two words, he deftly parried those who inveighed against U.S. action in Iraq absent Franco-German approval by observing the French and Germans (together with their poodles, the Belgians and Luxembourgers) do not speak for all Europeans — and most especially not for those Central and East European newcomers to freedom, who remembered all too well the Saddamlike totalitarianism of the Soviet Empire.</p>
  • The threat we're ignoring now [China]

    03/30/2004 5:05:01 AM PST · by ZeitgeistSurfer · 6 replies · 123+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/30/2004 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>The televised hearings convened last week by the September 11 Commission proved to be one of the most interesting and valuable civics lessons of all time. In particular, they made a point Americans cannot hear too often: The world is generally a dangerous place for the United States, its people and its interests — whether we think so or not, and most especially when we don't. After all, at such times, we frequently squander opportunities to bring to bear the leadership and popular attention, military might and other national resources that could nip in the bud problems that will prove very costly to address later.</p>
  • [NRO Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.] Don’t Get LOST: The White House Toys with Signing a Very Kerry Treaty

    03/26/2004 11:09:55 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 4 replies · 257+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 27 March 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    In the wake of international terrorism's most-successful strategic attack since September 11, 2001, the differences between Sen. John Kerry and President Bush about how the war on terror should be waged have become as clear as, well, the differences between the outgoing Spanish premier and his successor. To be sure, even before last Thursday's murderous explosions in Madrid, Senator Kerry and his surrogates were denouncing the war in Iraq on the grounds that President Bush failed to get the U.N.'s permission for it — and then was unable to turn the governance of the country post-Saddam over to the so-called...
  • . . . to what end?

    03/23/2004 12:01:00 AM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 123+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/23/04 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    <p>For months, Democratic partisans have made one thing perfectly clear: While they hoped to run for, and win, the White House based on domestic issues, to defeat George W. Bush they must diminish public confidence in the president's wartime leadership. Nothing would appear better suited to advance this agenda than the highly publicized defection this weekend of one of Mr. Bush's former senior national security staffers, Richard Clarke.</p>
  • Don’t Get LOST - The White House toys with signing a very Kerry treaty.

    03/18/2004 7:02:49 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 15 replies · 146+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3-18-04 | Frank J. Gaffney
    In the wake of international terrorism's most-successful strategic attack since September 11, 2001, the differences between Sen. John Kerry and President Bush about how the war on terror should be waged have become as clear as, well, the differences between the outgoing Spanish premier and his successor. To be sure, even before last Thursday's murderous explosions in Madrid, Senator Kerry and his surrogates were denouncing the war in Iraq on the grounds that President Bush failed to get the U.N.'s permission for it — and then was unable to turn the governance of the country post-Saddam over to the so-called...
  • Active measures (Mrs. Heinz Kerry's " philanthropy")

    03/09/2004 10:15:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 184+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/10/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>When voters are asked to evaluate their choices for president next November, they will have to weigh carefully the temperament, judgment and instincts of the candidate. Nowhere will these qualities be of greater consequence than in the execution of his duties as commander in chief.</p>
  • John Kerry’s Treaty - Outsourcing sovereignty

    02/27/2004 2:18:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies · 1,120+ views
    NRO ^ | February 26, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    John Kerry wants a world in which the United Nations calls the shots and U.S. freedom of action, in the absence of the U.N.'s permission, is sharply circumscribed. Most Americans recognize that this would be a formula for disaster — a world in which the lowest-common-multilateral-denominator would routinely trump, and often jeopardize, our security interests. President George W. Bush's supporters believe that he rejects this Kerry-Clinton worldview. They look forward to a national election in which voters get to choose between his Reaganesque philosophy of peace through American strength and Kerry's U.N. uber alles. So why would the Bush administration...
  • Reykjavic II

    02/16/2004 11:01:24 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 96+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2004 | By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.</p> <p>The United States and four other nations will soon sit down in Beijing with representatives of Kim Jong-il's Stalinist North Korea. They will thus resume the so-called six-party negotiations that currently pass for a U.S. strategy for contending with the yawning danger of a North Korean regime armed with -- and prepared to sell -- nuclear weapons.</p>
  • A fateful choice (2004 Elections)

    02/09/2004 10:24:52 PM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 122+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/10/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>The 2004 presidential election is shaping up to be one of those extraordinary moments in the life of a democracy: Voters will actually have a real choice, not only between candidates but between two sharply divergent philosophies about how to protect America, her people and vital interests.</p>
  • The right questions (U.S. Intelligence Panel)

    02/02/2004 10:47:35 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 100+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/03/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>President Bush has reportedly decided, wisely, to accept the inevitable and endorse the creation of yet another blue ribbon bipartisan commission. Consequently, we will soon have a new group of worthies examining highly classified information about what we thought we knew about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and, if we were wrong, why.</p>
  • Get Thee to the CIA: A new job for David Kay.

    01/29/2004 8:00:15 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 3 replies · 65+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 29, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    David Kay has returned from Iraq, having failed to locate the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) he was sent there to find. President George W. Bush's would-be successors and other critics have seized upon his conclusion that — notwithstanding U.S. and foreign-intelligence assessments to the contrary — they ceased to exist in large quantity after 1991 to justify charges of presidential malfeasance. President Bush could be forgiven for feeling annoyed with Dr. Kay. A heated reelection campaign is not exactly the moment any candidate would chose have new turmoil engendered over one of his most controversial decisions. The president should,...
  • Misleadership (Clark)

    01/19/2004 10:03:53 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 96+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/20/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, we are told endlessly, is running on his record. Never mind that he has no record to speak of on most domestic policy matters. What is really troubling is that, when it comes to his putative area of expertise — national security, Mr. Clark seems perfectly prepared to run away from his record, or at least to dissemble about it.</p>
  • Some unhelpful free-lancing

    01/06/2004 12:19:08 AM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 108+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/06/04 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>The Bush administration takes a dim view of the free-lance diplomacy that will inevitably attend current visits to North Korea by several former government officials and congressional staffers.</p> <p>White House spokesman Claire Buchan said last week the visitors were not "acting on behalf of or with the approval" of the U.S. government. Her State Department counterpart, Adam Ereli, added, "Certainly any efforts that complicate prospects or undertakings to reconvene the six-party talks and to achieve forward movement in dismantling North Korea's nuclear program aren't helpful."</p>
  • The Threat at Home (TROP™ fifth-column update!)

    12/30/2003 1:15:49 PM PST · by quidnunc · 2 replies · 77+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 30, 2003 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr
    This holiday season, the U.S. government has been warning that foreign aircraft might be hijacked and used to attack American targets, leading to cancellations of some flights from France and demands that sky marshals be aboard certain other planes coming to this country. Worrisome as the intelligence-intercepted "chatter" that prompted such actions might be, a much more ominous problem may not be getting the attention it deserves — the danger arising from radical Muslims (known as "Islamists") already here in the United States. On December 23rd, the Wall Street Journal rendered an important public service with a lengthy, front-page article...
  • The tipping point

    12/15/2003 11:32:02 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 177+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/16/03 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    History will likely record December 13, 2003 as the tipping point in the liberation of Iraq. Of course, much of importance preceded that moment - the U.S.-led invasion of the country, the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime and the beginnings of an expensive and time-consuming reconstruction. Still, there is reason to believe that, when American forces dug the former Iraqi dictator out of his rathole in Tikrit on Saturday night, the beginning of the end of the nightmare he inflicted on so many for so long had arrived. To be sure, as with the turning points of most military...
  • A Troubling Influence: Must Read (Islamist influence on the US military and political arenas)

    12/10/2003 7:20:53 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 597+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | December 9, 2003 | Frank J Gaffney Jr.
    Why We Are Publishing This Article by David Horowitz The article you are about to read is the most disturbing that we at frontpagemag.com have ever published. As an Internet magazine, with a wide circulation, we have been in the forefront of the effort to expose the radical Fifth Column in this country, whose agendas are at odds with the nation’s security, and whose purposes are hostile to its own. In his first address to Congress after 9/11, the President noted that we are facing the same totalitarian enemies we faced in the preceding century. It is not surprising that...
  • A Troubling Influence [about Grover Norquist]

    12/09/2003 8:13:15 AM PST · by Akula · 100 replies · 1,466+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 12/9/03 | Frank J Gaffney Jr., with introduction by David Horowitz
    I have known Grover Norquist for almost twenty years as a political ally. Long before I myself was cognizant of the Communist threat – indeed when I was part of one of those Fifth Column networks – Grover Norquist was mobilizing his countrymen to combat it. In the early 1980s, Grover was in the forefront of conservative efforts to get the Reagan Administration to support the liberation struggles of anti-Communists in Central America, Africa and Afghanistan. It is with a heavy heart therefore, that I am posting this article, which is the most complete documentation extant of Grover Norquist’s activities...
  • A Troubling Influence - An Islamic Fifth Column penetrates the White House

    12/09/2003 1:37:45 AM PST · by kattracks · 792 replies · 10,763+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 12/09/03 | Frank J Gaffney Jr.
    Why We Are Publishing This Article by David HorowitzThe article you are about to read is the most disturbing that we at frontpagemag.com have ever published. As an Internet magazine, with a wide circulation, we have been in the forefront of the effort to expose the radical Fifth Column in this country, whose agendas are at odds with the nation’s security, and whose purposes are hostile to its own. In his first address to Congress after 9/11, the President noted that we are facing the same totalitarian enemies we faced in the preceding century. It is not surprising that their...
  • A 'sometime' thing?

    12/02/2003 12:39:42 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 98+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, December 2, 2003 | By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.</p> <p>President Bush's Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops in Baghdad was but the latest -- and to date most courageous -- personal testament to his commitment to the spread of democracy and liberty around the globe. His words to the Iraqi people were powerfully underscored by his presence: "You have an opportunity to seize the moment and rebuild your great country, based on human dignity and freedom."</p>
  • Trapping Bush's Team ,,,,Putting Our National Security at Risk

    11/17/2003 3:29:20 PM PST · by haole · 193+ views
    C.E. | 11/17/03 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., Linda Chavez
    Trapping Bush's Team 11/17/03 What do erstwhile Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein and the Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Jay Rockefeller, have in common? They both seem to have been so keen to defeat George W. Bush that their subordinates resorted to laying traps for the President and his administration. According to press reports, Saddam personally endorsed the initiative conjured up by senior Iraqi intelligence officers involving an 11th-hour deal to stave off Operation Iraqi Freedom. One can be forgiven for wondering whether Senator Rockefeller also had prior knowledge of the trap described in a memorandum written by...
  • Chinook down

    11/03/2003 9:56:48 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 124+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/04/03 | Frank J. Gaffney
    <p>"We expect to take ground fire on this flight." So said the young warrant officer with the bandana on his head as our group prepared to board his Chinook helicopter at Baghdad International Airport a little more than a month ago. He then proceeded to tell us how to evacuate the aircraft in case we were shot down — casually noting that a mistake could result in a rotor cutting you in half — and where to regroup forward of the helo.</p>
  • The President's Patriot Problem

    10/24/2003 5:42:14 PM PDT · by Brian S · 45 replies · 152+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-24-03 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    <p>By Frank Gaffney, Jr.</p> <p>Attorney General John Ashcroft (search) has become the anti-Bush poster child of Democratic presidential candidates and the left-wing activists who greatly influence their party's nominating process.</p> <p>He has earned this dubious distinction by his authorship of -- and courageous advocacy for -- the post -- Sept. 11 counter-terrorism measure known as the USA Patriot Act.</p>