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  • Obama Dishonors Memorial Day At Hiroshima

    05/28/2016 3:06:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies ^ | May 28, 2016 | Tom Tancredo
    Does anyone think it an accident that President Obama chose Memorial Day weekend to give his high-sounding moral equivalence speech in Hiroshima calling for a “moral revolution”? What Obama proposed in his speech in Japan is moral disarmament, and the consequences of that moral capitulation will be horrific if the world follows his advice.
  • Truman was right to use the bomb on Japan

    08/18/2015 9:47:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Should the United States apologize for the nuclear bombing of Japan at the end of World War II? The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 70 years ago this month, killed as many as 250,000 people, most of them civilians. For many of the victims, it was a horrible, excruciating death, and for many others, the effects of burns and radiation, although not immediately lethal, produced years of agony. Should we say we’re sorry? My answer is no, but I do not dismiss the question out of hand. It is, after all, naggingly relevant, raising issues of proportion, race and culture....
  • Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

    08/09/2015 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | George Jonas
    On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace. The atom bomb exploded at about 1,900 feet above the centre of Hiroshima. The devastation was cataclysmic. Immediate casualties, dead and injured, numbered approximately 115,000....
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterday’s news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, “Obama’s Communist Mentor.” Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBI’s security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • When Presidents Stand Firm

    03/23/2014 11:44:25 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2014 | Karl Ushanka
    Leadership comes in many forms and with many levels of risk, but history gives us a few moments when leaders stood alone and were proven right. [...] In late June 1948 the Soviets cut all road, rail and water access to Berlin, a city controlled by the Western Allies yet surrounded by Soviet-controlled territories. The Soviet’s goal: take Berlin from the Allies by forcing the US-UK-French alliance into one of two options: try to protect a city of 2.1 million starving Germans, or war. The Soviets expected the West to surrender the city quickly. [...] The US was in the...
  • Greenfield: The Obama Blockade

    10/10/2013 5:19:34 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 42 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 The Obama Blockade Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog In the spring of ’48, the collision of wills between the free world and the red slave empire of the east came to a head in Berlin. The Communist strategy had been to push forward, to violate the spirit of the agreements and then the letter of the agreements while always claiming to be the aggrieved party. The Allies had treated the Soviet Union as if it were a credible partner that wanted to work together with them on rebuilding Europe. The Soviet Union...
  • David Pietrusza’s “1948″ (Book Review)

    12/05/2011 7:27:29 AM PST · by statestreet · 2 replies
    The Recovering Politician ^ | December 4, 2011 | Artur Davis
    Harry Truman is the one president widely admired today who was generally reviled in his own times. There was no cult of personality around Truman while he was in the White House; to the contrary, he eventually logged the lowest approval ratings in Gallup’s history, just nudging out Richard Nixon on the eve of resignation. His legislative record was anemic. He failed to curb the anti-communist fervor known as McCarthyism, and the carnage of the Korean War is part of his resume. The fact Truman endures is a testament to two factors: the first, his exemplary decision to assert American...
  • Liberal Holocaust

    08/07/2010 3:17:19 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 22 replies
    And liberals like to claim morality over conservatives.... Watch this to learn how liberal presidents killed far more and tell this to every liberal when you hear them criticize Bush for the wars.
  • VIDEO: Obama: I'm Busy With A Mop "Cleaning Up Somebody Else's Mess"

    10/16/2009 10:27:43 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 57 replies · 2,121+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 16, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    OBAMA: What I reject is when some folks say we should go back to the past policies when it was those very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place. (Applause.) Another way of putting it is when, you know, I'm busy and Nancy busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else's mess --- we don't want somebody sitting back saying, you're not holding the mop the right way. (Applause.) Why don't you grab a mop, why don't you help clean up. (Applause.) You're not mopping fast enough. (Laughter.) That's a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause.)...
  • Understanding the Alinsky Method of “Community Organizing”

    11/13/2008 3:25:59 AM PST · by antonia · 18 replies · 6,669+ views ^ | Sep 24, 2008 | Bob Dill
    Poe: "They are leftists, dedicated to overthrowing our Constitutional system," and "they will go to any length to conceal their radicalism from the public." Understanding the Alinsky Method of "Community Organizing" Written by Bob Dill Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM Meet the Real Obama and Cult of Alinsky " The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV) It is becoming readily apparent that the "change" being proposed vaguely by Sen. Barack Obama is...
  • Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Deploys

    11/06/2007 3:47:14 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 33 replies · 103+ views
    Official Website of the U.S. Navy ^ | 11/5/2007 3:40:00 PM | USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs
    NORFOLK (NNS) -- More than 7,300 Sailors from 17 commands and three staffs left their homeports Nov. 5 as Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) deployed to the Central Command Area of Operations as part of the ongoing rotation to support Maritime Security Operations in the region. According to Rear Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10, the mission of the HSTCSG is to be ready, when called upon, to support theater commanders. He emphasized that throughout all operations, safety will remain a primary focus. "We are a robust strike group able to support the needs of...
  • Bush Knows His History

    06/05/2006 7:57:14 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 138 replies · 3,365+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 05, 2006 | Michael Barone
    Two weeks ago, I pointed out that we live in something close to the best of times, with record worldwide economic growth and at a low point in armed conflict in the world. Yet Americans are in a sour mood, a mood that may be explained by the lack of a sense of history. The military struggle in Iraq (nearly 2,500 military deaths) is spoken of in as dire terms as Vietnam (58,219), Korea (54,246) or World War II (405,399). We bemoan the cruel injustice of $3 a gallon for gas in a country where three-quarters of people classified as...
  • Kirkpatrick hit liberals for blaming America first

    05/14/2006 11:26:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 1,509+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | May 15, 2006 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Jeane J. Kirkpatrick's eyes twinkle at the mention of that August 1984 night at the Republican National Convention in Dallas when she eviscerated liberal Democrats as the "blame America first crowd." "When Marxist dictators shoot their way into power in Central America, the San Francisco Democrats don't blame the guerrillas and their Soviet allies," ... "They blame United States policies of 100 years ago. But then they always blame America first." With those words, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations -- a long-time Democrat -- described the difference between President Reagan's determination to defeat communism and Democratic Party leaders'...
  • March 5, 1946 Churchill's Sinews of Peace - Iron Curtain Speech

    03/05/2006 11:52:40 AM PST · by bd476 · 24 replies · 2,745+ views
    In one of the most famous orations of the Cold War period, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill condemns the Soviet Union's policies in Europe and declares, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent." Churchill's speech is considered one of the opening volleys announcing the beginning of the Cold War. Churchill, who had been defeated for re-election as prime minister in 1945, was invited to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where he gave this speech. President Harry S. Truman joined Churchill on the platform and listened intently to his...
  • Death of a Terror Lobby--Why is the hate-group that laid the foundation for CAIR gone?

    02/03/2006 7:18:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 2,401+ views ^ | February 3, 2006 | Joe Kaufman
    On Wednesday, January 18, I received an e-mail from someone identifying himself as “Ahmed.” He wrote to me that he was a “Muslim activist” and that he wanted me to come on his radio show to discuss my work, or, in his words, “to give [my] side of the story.” In doing a simple web search on his e-mail address, it turned out that this individual was none other than the Director of Communications for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Ahmed Rehab. While I didn’t know his motives in contacting me, I had recalled when...
  • Give 'em Hell, George

    02/01/2006 4:24:48 PM PST · by saveliberty · 47 replies · 1,192+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 2/1/2006 | Steve Marmer
    Give 'em hell, George January 31st, 2006    One of the great ironies beneath the hatred by Democrats of President George W. Bush is that the president whom Bush most closely resembles is one of the great heroes of the Democratic Party, President Harry S Truman.  The similarities between Presidents Bush and Truman are so obvious that it is a wonder that they have not been highlighted earlier.  These two men, disdained during their presidencies, faced plummeting poll numbers, presided over unpopular foreign military actions, and were committed to using American power to promote and defend democracy even when...
  • Daily Terrorist Round-up Stories 4-15-05 (Raids in Germany, Iraq & Terrorist on US Aircraft Carrier)

    04/15/2005 12:02:42 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 19 replies · 665+ views
    27 militants held in raid  BAQUBA: Iraqi forces seized 27 Islamic militants in Baquba, 60km north of Baghdad, yesterday along with weapons and leaflets linked to the Al Qaeda network, the army said. "Sixteen of the arrested, including two Egyptians, are wanted by authorities for crimes they are believed to have been committed," said Colonel Ismael Ibrahim. "Large quantities of weapons were seized ... and leaflets of the Jordanian Islamist Abu Musab Al Zarqawi urging militants to carry out attacks against US and Iraq forces were found too." The defence ministry said it had also arrested 49 suspects in raids...
  • The Indomitable 'Dame Qui Boite'-(Virginia Hall, "Wild Bill" Donavan's American WWII lady OSS agent)

    05/30/2005 9:32:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 1,542+ views
    The final item in the Sept. 30, 1944 "Activity Report of Virginia Hall," American intelligence agent, was No. XV: "Were you decorated in the Field?" "No," she had typed, "nor any reason to be." The answer was typical of her matter-of-fact sense of duty. But William J. Donovan, known to a generation of spies as "Wild Bill," begged to differ. On May 12, 1945, Maj. Gen. Donovan, director of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, informed President Harry Truman that Hall was, for her extraordinary heroism, to receive the Distinguished Service Cross -- second only to the Medal of Honor....
  • Naval Insecurity

    04/14/2005 7:16:37 PM PDT · by zappermom · 25 replies · 1,234+ views
    Wed 13 Apr 2005 9:47am (UK) Naval Security Reviewed over Ship Intruder By Ben Mitchell, PA A review of security at a major UK naval base has been carried out after an alleged intruder was found on board a visiting US aircraft carrier, the Royal Navy said today. The alleged trespasser was discovered on board the USS Harry S Truman, anchored off Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants, on Saturday night during a week-long visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. A navy spokesman said the man had allegedly passed through both Royal Navy security and US Navy security to get on board passenger...
  • George W. Bush as Harry S. Truman: He'd better be Truman if he wants to win…

    05/23/2004 6:07:20 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 39 replies · 252+ views
    U.Va. Center for Politics ^ | May 20, 2004 | Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball
    The gloom among Republicans is deepening as President Bush falls behind Democratic nominee John F. Kerry by a small, but clearly perceptible, margin in many national and swing-state polls. This is, by our count, the fourth time the lead has changed hands since January. (Bush was up as the new year dawned, Kerry took command after Iowa, Bush resurged in April, and now the Kerry lead in ARG, CNN, Gallup, Newsweek and Pew surveys.) Yet somehow, Bush's problems appear more damaging and perhaps more enduring with a mere 166 days remaining before the November election. (166 days can be the...
  • What Happened to the Democratic Party?

    03/07/2004 10:55:33 AM PST · by SMcDonnell · 34 replies · 616+ views
    The Truman Library ^ | January 20th, 1949 | Harry S Truman
    Mr. Vice President, Mr. Chief Justice, fellow citizens: I accept with humility the honor which the American people have conferred upon me. I accept it with a resolve to do all that I can for the welfare of this Nation and for the peace of the world. In performing the duties of my office, I need the help and the prayers of every one of you. I ask for your encouragement and for your support. The tasks we face are difficult. We can accomplish them only if we work together. Each period of our national history has had its special...
  • Below the flight deck, worship refuels sailors

    03/30/2003 11:55:28 AM PST · by Dubya · 5 replies · 184+ views
    BP NEWS ^ | Mar 24, 2003 | Sara Horn
    ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, EAST MEDITERRANEAN (BP)--A deployed sailor's life during wartime can leave a lot to be desired. The 5,000 sailors and Marines currently on board the USS Harry S. Truman don't have a lot of downtime. The young enlisted men and women typically work seven days a week, 12 hours a day at their various responsibilities and tasks. For officers, it can be 18 hours a day, overseeing and managing the enlisted. Many look forward to the Sunday services led by the ship's chaplains and the fresh encouragement that will get them through another long, intense week....
  • Remake of a long-running flick

    03/06/2003 10:40:22 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 479+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/07/03 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    <p>Fifty years ago this month in Moscow, Josef Stalin died. He and his Red Army had been our allies (not formally but informally) in defeating Nazism and Fascism. Winston Churchill thought well of "old Joe" for a time. During the war American propaganda referred to his armies as "Our Heroic Soviet Allies," and President Roosevelt joshed that he was "Uncle Joe." Then we had a falling out with the mustachioed Georgian.</p>
  • 7 US warships cross Suez, head to Gulf

    02/04/2003 3:32:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 298+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Februari 04 2003 | AP
    PORT SAID, Egypt: Seven US warships crossed the Suez Canal on Tuesday heading to the Gulf to join the US military buildup in preparation for a possible attack on Iraq. The seven amphibious ships, based in Norfolk, Virginia, carry more than 4,750 sailors and 7,000 Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. They are the USS Kearsarge, Bataan, Saipan, Ponce, Gunston Hall, Ashland and Portland. In Washington, defence officials said on Monday that the USS Abraham Lincoln, one of the Navy's latest Nimitz-class carriers with more than 5,000 sailors and naval aviators aboard, had re-entered the Arabian Sea over the...
  • Unlikely Compatriots: President Bush has much in common with Harry S. Truman.

    10/04/2002 4:31:07 PM PDT · by xsysmgr · 4 replies · 235+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 4, 2002 | Saul Singer
    When George W. Bush was elected, the first guess was he would be like his father, who also happened to be the previous Republican president. But Bush the father was a bureaucratic pragmatist who came to the presidency as if to the end of a natural sequence — it was practically the only significant job in government he had not held. Bush the son surprised everyone by being much more like Ronald Reagan: a leader who had convictions strong enough to — at least sometimes — trump the pragmatic considerations that normally dominate politics.Perhaps less noticed, however, is the...