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  • U.S. Military Decides Turkey No Longer Reliable Ally

    02/22/2006 10:35:13 PM PST · by Wiz · 59 replies · 1,872+ views
    The U.S. military is quietly preparing to withdraw its forces from Turkey. Government sources said the military and Defense Department have concluded that Turkey is no longer a reliable military ally. The sources said that by 2008 the United States would have no more than a token military presence in Turkey. "For two years, the Pentagon waited for a turnaround in Turkey," a source said. "That hasn't happened and the Pentagon will be looking elsewhere for basing and deployment." The Bush administration was deeply disappointed by Ankara's refusal to host U.S. troops in 2003 as part of plans to form...
  • The Donald Endorses The Donald: Rumsfeld Says Not ‘Even a Tough Call for Me,’

    07/15/2016 7:21:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 15 Jul 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Rumsfeld said: So then you look at the two choices—and as I look at Mrs. Clinton, I find her unacceptable as a presidential prospect. She is clearly corrupt. She is clearly on the wrong side of every major threat we face. She would represent another four years of the Obama administration. Can you imagine President Obama went to the Coast Guard Academy and said that the major threat facing the young graduates at the Coast Guard Academy was global warming? That’s breathtaking. I think of that and I’ve spoken to the Academies over the years and what an unfortunate thing...
  • Iraqi intelligence agent denies he met 9/11 leader

    12/13/2003 8:39:33 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 5 replies · 193+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Sunday, Dec 14, 2003
    A former Iraqi intelligence officer who was said to have met with the suspected leader of the Sept. 11 attacks has told US interrogators the meeting never happened, according to US officials familiar with classified intelligence reports on the matter. Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, the former intelligence officer, was taken into custody by the US in July. Under questioning he has said that he did not meet with Mohamed Atta in Prague in the Czech Republic, according to the officials, who have reviewed classified debriefing reports based on the interrogations. US officials caution that Ani may have been lying...
  • Reuters’ Headline Labels CIA Traitor ‘Whistle-Blower’

    01/09/2008 1:32:17 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 10 replies · 201+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2008 - 16:03 ET | Matthew Balan |
    Reuters, in its headline for a story reporting the death of Philip Agee, a former CIA agent turned traitor, labeled Agee a "CIA whistle-blower" ("CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba [1]"). As the blog Little Green Footballs put it [2], Agee was "the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names" in his 1975 book "Inside the Company: A CIA Diary." Agee, who had worked for the CIA for 12 years both in the United States and in Latin America, resigned from the Agency in 1968 after expressing "disagreement with U.S. support for...
  • Wikileaks publishes Clinton war emails

    07/04/2016 8:47:43 PM PDT · by Enchante · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 4, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    WikiLeaks on Monday published more than 1,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's private server during her time as secretary of State about the Iraq War. The website tweeted a link to 1,258 emails that Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee sent and received. They stem from a trove of emails released by State Department in February. WikiLeaks combed through the emails to find all the messages that reference the Iraq War.
  • 50,000 Civilians Reportedly Trapped Inside Fallujah as Iraqi Forces Surround ISIS Stronghold

    05/28/2016 7:02:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2016
    Over 50,000 civilians are reportedly trapped inside ISIS-controlled Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround the town and prepare for an all-out assault on one of the militant's last major strongholds in the country.The Iraqi forces have been backed by air power from the U.S.-led coalition. It is believed that between 500-700 ISIS fighters remain in the city. "Our troops are now in the process of surrounding the city from all (sides)," said Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, the head of the counterterrorism forces' Fallujah operation. "By doing so, we will besiege the city of Fallujah in full. And then we will start...
  • Former US ambassador to Syria: I couldn’t defend US policy any longer

    06/03/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    US Ambassador Robert Ford resigned from his State Department post a month ago, after a long and difficult time as the envoy to Syria. Ford showed great personal courage in his service while Bashar al-Assad instigated attacks on Western embassies and eventually provoked a massive civil war which has turned into a regional threat, thanks to the collapse of his power in large regions of Syria. The collapse of American policy in Syria over the past year was presumed to have prompted Ford’s departure, which he confirms with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview today.This is interesting for more...
  • Valerie Jarrett Cites 'Ending Two Wars' as Obama Accomplishments

    05/23/2016 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett was tasked with listing some of the ways President Obama made good on his promise to bring “hope and change” to America during her interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” this weekend. She cited a declining unemployment rate, a revived automobile industry and the millions of Americans who now have health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Some of those “accomplishments” are debatable, but one was downright false. During her answer, Jarrett had the audacity to say that Obama “ended two wars” during his two-term tenure. Jarrett’s comments would be news to our...
  • Preacher says GOP delaying 2nd coming(LOL ALERT)

    10/09/2006 3:22:58 PM PDT · by Revel · 89 replies · 1,614+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 10/9/06 | Becky Gaylord
    Preacher says GOP delaying 2nd coming Monday, October 09, 2006 Becky Gaylord Plain Dealer Reporter Voters should oust congressional Republican leaders because U.S. foreign policy is delaying the second coming of Jesus Christ, according to a evangelical preacher trying to influence closely contested political races. K.A. Paul railed against the war in Iraq on Sunday before a crowd of 1,000 at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, his first stop on what he hopes is a 30-city campaign. The Houston-based preacher said he believes that the Bush administration has delayed the second coming because U.S. foreign policy has...
  • Republic of Fear

    03/21/2006 5:03:23 PM PST · by Dog · 18 replies · 674+ views
    weeklystandard ^ | 03/21/2006 | Dan Darling
    WHEN THE IRAQI REGIME collapsed in April 2003, few observers saw reason to mourn the loss of Saddam's brutal dictatorship. While a great deal of information about the former Iraqi regime's assorted atrocities has been uncovered since the invasion, newly-released documents go even further in demonstrating its manifest depravity. One such document is CMPC-2003-012666, a letter from Qusay Hussein that directs as follows: Transfer all Kuwaiti POW's / a total of 448 captured Kuwaitis who are located at the Al-Nida Al-Agher Prison and the Intelligence / General Center and Kazema Prison in Al-Kazema, to make them human shields at all...
  • How Saddam’s men help Daesh rule

    12/11/2015 7:38:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Mohannad is a spy for Daesh. He eavesdrops on chatter in the street markets of Mosul and reports back to his handlers when someone breaks the militant group’s rules. One man he informed on this year – a street trader defying a ban on selling cigarettes – was fined and tortured by Daesh (ISIS) fighters, according to a friend of Mohannad’s family. If the trader did not stop, his torturers told the man, they would kill him. Mohannad is paid $20 for every offender he helps to catch.He is 14.The teenager is one cog in the intelligence network Daesh has...
  • The Tough Choices of Overseas Intervention

    02/25/2016 4:37:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The United States has targeted a lot of rogues and their regimes in recent decades: Muammar Gadhafi, Saddam Hussein, Slobodan Milosevic, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Manuel Noriega and the Taliban. As a general rule over the last 100 years, any time the U.S. has bombed or intervened and then abruptly left the targeted country, chaos has followed. But when America has followed up its use of force with unpopular peacekeeping, sometimes American interventions have led to something better. The belated entry of the United States into World War I saved the sinking Allied cause in 1917. Yet after the November 1918...
  • An Iraq of Myth and Fantasy

    02/23/2016 4:22:38 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/23/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump's account of the Iraq War is all wrong. Why aren't his Republican opponents saying so? Donald Trump constantly brings up Iraq to remind voters that Jeb Bush supported his brother's war, while Trump, alone of the Republican candidates, supposedly opposed it well before it started. That is a flat-out lie. There is no evidence that Trump opposed the war before the March 20, 2003 invasion. Like most Americans, he supported the invasion and said just that very clearly in interviews. And like most Americans, Trump quickly turned on a once popular intervention - but only when the postwar...
  • Donald Trump's Criticism of George W. Bush's War on Iraq Fuels Ongoing Arguments

    02/20/2016 4:54:05 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 37 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 February 2016 | Warren Mass
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump's continued condemnations of former President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003 have irritated many of his political opponents, including Bush's younger brother and Trump's rival for the Republican nomination, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. During the recent Republican candidates' debate in Greenville, South Carolina, Trump, in addition to calling the invasion of Iraq "a big fat mistake," responded to Jeb Bush's defense of his brother's record by reminding listeners that the 9/11 attacks had occurred while George W. was president.The heated exchange was prompted by a question posed to Trump by moderator John...
  • Trump One Day Into Iraq Invasion: "It Looks Like A Tremendous Success"

    02/19/2016 6:05:53 PM PST · by ConservativeTeen · 36 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 19, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Donald Trump, faced with his own words from 2002 that directly contradict his claim he opposed an Iraq invasion early on, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday night he opposed the war by the time it started. But in an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto one day into the Iraq invasion, Trump did not express his opposition to war, and said it appeared to be “a tremendous success from a military standpoint.” Trump predicted the war would continue to be great for Wall Street.
  • Can Donald Trump's Anti-Iraq War Stance Win in South Carolina?

    02/19/2016 4:50:16 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | February 18, 2016 | Ryan McMaken
    Since Donald Trump condemned George W. Bush for the Iraq war in a South Carolina debate, the conventional wisdom has been that Trump hurt himself badly in a state that tends to heavily favor military intervention in general, and George W. Bush specifically.Indeed, George W. Bush and the Iraq war remain popular in South Carolina. George W. Bush has an 84 percent approval rating there, and been campaigning there for his brother, Jeb.Trump claims to have opposed the Iraq war all along. Whether or not he actually opposed the war in 2003 remains unclear, although it is clear that he...
  • America's unlearned lesson: the forgotten truth about why we invaded Iraq

    02/18/2016 8:54:35 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    vox ^ | 2-16-2016 | Max Fisher
    The US also relied heavily on claims by an Iraqi exile living in Germany named Rafid Ahmed Alwan, code-named "curveball," who claimed to have direct knowledge of secret Iraqi WMD programs. Though both German and UK intelligence said Alwan was unstable and his information unreliable, the US embraced his claims, which provided the basis of much of its case for war. Years later, Alwan admitted he had made it all up to help instigate the American invasion of Iraq. But the White House believed him for the simple reason that it badly wanted to. Within months, the momentum for war...
  • Chemical Weapons Found in Iraq Were Not Those Used to Justify Invasion

    02/15/2016 3:45:55 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 October 2014 | Warren Mass
    U.S. troops and U.S.-trained Iraqi forces uncovered about 5,000 chemical weapons in Iraq between 2004 and 2011 and soldiers were injured by these weapons in six instances. However, the weapons had not been manufactured during an active, ongoing chemical weapons program, which the Bush administration cited as justification for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.Details of the discovery of these weapons were published by the New York Times on October 14, in a lengthy, 9,000-word report written by former Marine Corps officer and veteran journalist C.J. Chivers.Despite injuries to our troops, the U.S. government withheld information about the discovery of the...
  • Anti-Military 'Green Zone' Bombs at Box Office

    03/15/2010 9:51:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 15, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that Hollywood never learns its lesson. The anti-military "Green Zone" has now become but the latest of such movies to bomb bigtime at the box office. This report from a Los Angeles Times blog chronicles how "Green Zones" has joined a list of similar financial disasters such as "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition," and "Redacted": "Green Zone" is the last drama set to be released by a major studio related to the Iraq war, and Hollywood is undoubtedly grateful for it after the picture, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, opened to just $14.5 million...
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony – testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Trading With The Enemy (As Iran helps kill our troops, multinationals do biz with both sides)

    07/26/2011 11:54:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2011 | Mark D. Wallace
    It may not be politically expedient to admit, but Iran is engaged in a live, "hot" war with the United States and its NATO allies -- even as we continue to do business with it. US officials have recently detailed Iran's latest hostile military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the training and arming of insurgent groups directly responsible for the death of many Americans on the battlefield.
  • Cindy Sheehan: Say Yes To Hillary, Two-Thousand And Never – OpEd

    07/09/2014 7:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    EurAsia Review ^ | June 21, 2014 | Cindy Sheehan
    Right after Camp Casey the huge media circus/protest in front of George Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas in August of 2005, I was invited to the home of Producer/Director/Actor Rob Reiner to meet and have a chat. Also at that meeting was a major philanthropist (although I didn’t know it at the time) to all causes Clinton, wealthy Stephen Bing. I naďvely believed that I was there because Rob Reiner and Steve Bing were against war. HAH! I was there because Rob and Steve were above all things (even peace and justice) pro-Democrat. At this meeting, the suggestion was made...
  • U.S. Slides Back into War in Iraq, Joining Conflict President Once Opposed

    01/02/2016 6:19:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 16, 2016 | by Doug Bandow
    More U.S. military personnel have been sent to Iraq and Syria. Trainers, Special Forces, and airstrikes haven't been enough. The administration continues its slow progression to renewed ground combat. President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize grows more tarnished by the day. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter informed Congress last month that a "specialized expeditionary targeting force" would be sent to Iraq on top of the 3500 personnel already there, with the authority to operate in Syria too. The president's promise not to commit "boots on the ground" already was trampled underfoot in October, when a Delta Force soldier was killed while...
  • Al-Qaeda chief commits suicide in Libyan prison, report says

    05/11/2009 11:54:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/11/2009 | Duncan Gardham
    Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, whose real name was Ali Mohammed al-Fakheri, 46, took his own life in his prison cell, according to the Libyan newspaper Oea. Information gained from the interrogation of al-Libi was cited on several occasions by the Bush administration as justification for the war in Iraq. He told his CIA interrogators that al-Qaeda had sent two men to Iraq to seek training in chemical and biological weapons in December 2000. Classified documents added that the men did not return, so al-Libi did not know whether the training took place, and that, in any case, he was probably "intentionally...
  • Vet's mom forced to sell Obama letter to cover VA failures he promised to fix

    12/08/2015 9:44:37 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/8/15 | By Paul Bedard
    The mother of an injured Army veteran of the Iraq war is selling a rare letter from President Obama to cover her son's medical and personal expenses despite the president's handwritten promise to do "everything we can over the next four years to support your family." Cherry McKimmey told Secrets, "Something good might as well come out of that. It is doing no good lying in my drawer. It means absolutely nothing to me."
  • Joint Chiefs to Get Overhaul as Obama Presidency Nears Final Approach

    05/11/2015 7:02:40 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 27 replies
    Military.com ^ | | Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | Brendan McGarry
    President Obama plans to overhaul the Joint Chiefs of Staff this year as he seeks to replace a handful of longtime members whose terms are coming to a close. Obama on Tuesday nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commandant of the Marine Corps, to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as chairman this fall. He also tapped Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, head of U.S. Transportation Command, to replace Navy Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld as vice chairman. In the roles since 2011, Dempsey and Winnefeld are expected to retire after their current two-year terms end in October and August, respectively. What’s more,...
  • Al-Qaida-OKC link incl. in Berger doc? Missing doc possi. presents evidence of Al-Zawahiri visit

    07/21/2004 12:28:05 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 46 replies · 2,403+ views
    2004 WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 21, 2004 | Ron Strom
    The woman who wrote the definitive book on a Middle Eastern connection to the Oklahoma City bombing says the classified terror-threat report at the center of a criminal investigation of former Clinton aide Sandy Berger might include information about a high-level al-Qaida operative having visited OKC ahead of the 1995 attack on the Murrah Federal Building. As WorldNetDaily reported, Berger removed handwritten notes and secret documents from a National Archives reading room prior to his testimony before the 9-11 Commission. One of the documents was the draft of an after-action report he ordered his anti-terror czar, Richard Clarke, to write...
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 1,415+ views
    timesunion.com ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • 'Smoking gun' emails just released by UK Daily Mail prove Hillary a bigger liar than Tony Blair

    10/18/2015 10:06:33 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 October 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The UK Daily Mail is making big headlines (at the top of the Drudge Report page as I write) with its exclusive story purporting to prove that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was committed to war with Iraq at a time he was telling the British public that he was seeking a diplomatic solution. The email it cites came from “a batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.” I think the Daily Mail has buried the lead. For one thing, the secret memo...
  • Smoking gun emails reveal Blair's 'deal in blood' with George Bush over Iraq (tr)

    10/17/2015 8:14:36 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:49 EST, 17 October 2015 | Glen Owen and William Lowther
    A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the ‘deal in blood’ forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War. The sensational leak shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to sign up to the conflict a year before the invasion started. It flies in the face of the Prime Minister’s public claims at the time that he was seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis. He told voters: ‘We’re not proposing military action’ – in direct contrast to what the secret email now reveals.
  • The Terror Masters Revisited

    08/16/2004 6:23:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies · 668+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8-16-04 | Michael Ledeen
    Saturday's Washington Post had an article which quotes the usual unnamed intelligence sources saying that they are surprised to discover that al Qaeda has "reconstituted" itself. This surprise derives from, inter alia, the computer data found recently in Pakistan, intelligence sources (both ours and friends'), and simply looking at the range of activities in which the terrorists engage. This surprise is, as usual, unsettling, since it has been quite clear for some time now that al Qaeda and the other major terrorist groups — Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Jamaa, etc. — are all working together, and have been ever since...
  • Rescued POW Jessica Lynch: 'I feel very blessed'

    07/25/2015 6:41:03 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Urban
    ... The crash left her with broken bones in her back, a compound fracture of her left femur and a mangled right foot. In captivity, the Iraqis removed her femur and replaced it with a 1940s rod that was made for a man. "I woke up with four or five Iraqi men staring at me and didn't know where I was or where my company was," Lynch said. "I laid there in fear." An infection set in in her leg, and she said her captives wanted to amputate. "I cried and begged them to please stop and to leave me...
  • Obama: ‘We’ve Ended Two Wars;’ State Dept:Iraq Has ‘Lost Effective Control’ Over Large Areas to ISIL

    07/22/2015 3:31:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2015 | 5:08 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama said at a Democratic fundraiser in New York on Tuesday evening that he had “ended two wars” during his presidency. In its recently released human rights report on Iraq, however, the State Department said that the Iraqi government had “lost effective control” over a large part of Iraqi territory to the Islamic State terrorist group. Also, according to the State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2014, the group that the administration now calls ISIL was founded in the 1990s by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and fought against U.S. forces in Iraq before Obama removed U.S. troops from that...
  • Perhaps the world's conspiracy theorists have been right all along

    06/20/2015 9:28:21 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 9 replies
    .telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Jun 2015 | Alex Proud
    Paedophiles This one seems like a particularly dark and grisly thriller. At first it was just a few rubbish light entertainers. Then it was a lot more entertainers. Then we had people muttering about the political establishment – and others counter-muttering don’t be ridiculous, that’s a conspiracy theory. But it wasn’t. Now, it’s a slow-motion train crash and an endless series of glacial government inquiries.
  • CNN POLL: GEORGE W. BUSH MORE POPULAR THAN SINKING BARACK OBAMA

    06/03/2015 1:24:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Beitbart ^ | 6-3-2015 | John Nolte
    June 3, 2015CNN POLL: GEORGE W. BUSH MORE POPULAR THAN SINKING BARACK OBAMA John Nolte EXCERPT......Bush’s favorability increase — his first in positive territory since leaving office — is likely due to two things. First, Bush has been nothing but a class act as a former president. He has stayed out of the public eye, except to further the causes like those of America’s wounded warriors. He’s removed himself completely from politics. People appreciate a class act, and Bush has been nothing but.Secondly, Bush’s approval numbers were primarily dragged down by the Iraq War. In hindsight, though, the American people...
  • Of Mice and Men

    05/25/2015 7:51:38 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 12 replies
    Self | 05/25/15 | Me
    Nothing speaks more to the blatant ignorance of liberalism than to hear radical leftists belittle our country and military on a national day of mourning and remembrance. Believe it or not, most conservatives despise war – view its necessity as an absolute last resort – for we too have fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters. By that same token, right-minded Americans simply refuse to bury their heads in the sand and pretend evil does not exist in order to magically appease our innate desire for global harmony. Whether a Christian is beheaded in Syria or your neighbor...
  • An American “Son of Fire” we must remember on this Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 8:09:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms. Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall. One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah, Iraq. The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of...
  • Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons

    10/07/2004 8:03:05 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 593+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/08/04 | Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel
    Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons By Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, October 8, 2004; Page A01 BERLIN, Oct. 7 -- As part of its stealth effort to evade U.N. sanctions and rebuild its military, the Iraqi government under President Saddam Hussein found that it had no shortage of people around the world who were willing to help. Among them: a French arms dealer known only as "Mr. Claude," who made a surreptitious visit to Iraq four years ago to provide technical expertise and training. Mr. Claude worked for Lura, a French company...
  • We Made the Right Decision to Invade Iraq

    05/21/2015 2:56:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    The U.S. was absolutely right to invade and conquer Iraq in 2003. It suddenly has become a stock question to ask candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination a seemingly simple question: would you have invaded Iraq in 2003, knowing then what we know now? And most of them have fumbled badly. And the usual liberal suspects are jabbering away about how the war was based on a bunch of lies and utterly unjustified. Let me explain the proper and most sensible answer to this question. I have always been surprised that nobody seems to see the crucial importance of...
  • It’s Hard to Continue to Support the War in Iraq after Obama Lost It

    05/19/2015 4:35:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Back in 2003, I was strongly in favor of the invasion of Iraq. I thought George Bush made an excellent case for the war; he gave Saddam every chance to avert the fight; he bent over backwards to bring in more allies and he took his case to Congress and got approval to go to war. Knowing what we know now, itÂ’s very unfortunate that the linchpin of his case was that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. At the time we went in, that wasnÂ’t very controversial. Saddam was trying to make everyone think he had WMDs, Intelligence agencies...
  • Jeb Bush and Others Learned Nothing from Iraq (Tha Author shows his ignorance)

    05/17/2015 7:04:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Jeb Bush began a talk the other day by addressing the issue of his brother George, noted architect of the Iraq war, and he did not shrink from the challenge. "I can't deny the fact that I love my family," announced Jeb. So if you suspected that the Bush Thanksgivings in Kennebunkport resemble "August: Osage County" -- with lots of screaming, sobbing and clawing -- you probably feel pretty silly right now. On a more pertinent question -- whether the war was a wise idea -- the answer is not so clear. The former governor of Florida first said that,...
  • Chris Matthews: 'There Was No Intelligence Saddam Had WMD. Never'

    05/15/2015 5:58:22 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 90 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's easy for people--with the possible exception of Jeb Bush--to say that they would not have supported the invasion of Iraq knowing what we know now about WMD there. But Chris Matthews took things a foolish step further on this evening's Hardball, actually claiming that "there was no intelligence they had a weapon. Never was." Really? So Hillary, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy et al. were collective fabricators when they issued dire warnings, based on the intelligence they had seen, about Saddam's WMD? View the video here.
  • Your brother created Isis, US student tells Jeb Bush

    05/14/2015 8:28:16 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 83 replies
    Times of India ^ | May 15, 2015 | Heather Saul
    Jeb Bush was left grasping for a response when a student challenged him during a meeting by declaring: "Your brother created Isis". Mr Bush, the former governor of Florida and sibling of George W. Bush, was wrapping up a town-hall style discussion when Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at the University of Nevada, commanded his attention by asking him to take a student question. Her question revolved around a claim he made earlier in the meeting that America's retreat from the Middle East under the Obama administration was in part responsible for the rapid rise of the Isis terror group....
  • Families outraged at filming of Ang Lee anti-war film at military cemetery

    04/19/2015 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Marcus · 16 replies
    Houston Movie Examiner ^ | April 18 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    A Friday story in the Springfield News-Sun reported that a group of veterans and family members expressed outrage that a military cemetery in Cherokee County, Georgia was closed off so that a production company could film scenes from an upcoming Ang Lee Film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” The position of the group is that turning a cemetery into a movie shooting location would heap disrespect on the honored dead. But the subject matter of the film, based on a satirical anti-Iraq War novel by Ben Fountain, may well push the envelope where it comes to disrespecting those who put...
  • Vote For Iraq War Underscores Hillary's Greatest Weakness

    04/17/2015 10:25:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    So far, of the declared candidates for president, the only one who voted for the Iraq War is the Democrat. I recently made that observation on Twitter and the response was instructive. I will refrain from reprinting the more piquant language from Hillary Clinton's supporters, but one common theme was that I am a fool. Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio weren't in the Senate for the Iraq war vote, many shrieked. Well, exactly. In case you haven't been paying attention, you might be interested to know that the Iraq War was not popular, especially among Democrats. If...
  • Hannity gives Senator Bob Graham the One...Two....

    09/07/2004 11:56:18 PM PDT · by dila813 · 34 replies · 2,066+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | Today | Hannity and Alan
    Bob is quoting Michael Moore's Material to Alan...and before that.... He asked Bob Graham about his books thesis that Bush needs to be impeached and removed from office for miss-leading the public. Then Hannity read some quotes to Bob. Then said what is wrong with that, and then Bob goes on to say that Bush should have done a comparative between the threat of al-Qaida and the threat from Iraq. Then he went on and on and said that Bush just miss-lead the People about WMDs and the ability or the lack of there of to deliver these WMDs to...
  • “The GOP has scores of racists”: A former Bush official condemns modern Republican orthodoxy

    04/10/2015 7:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | 04/10/2015 | Manny Otiko
    Lawrence Wilkerson is a contradictory figure. Wilkerson is a career military man, who served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell; but he has also voiced reluctance to involve American forces in foreign conflicts, and slammed the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq War. He is also a lifelong Republican who, far from just criticizing his party, has actually gone on the warpath against it at times. When Powell was attacked by conservatives in 2012 for endorsing Barack Obama for reelection — Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu famously suggested that the endorsement was motivated by...
  • Support Naming Future I-10 Bridge In Memory Of Fallen Paratrooper

    02/16/2015 10:14:01 PM PST · by CanOpener · 11 replies
    Local and national support for naming the future I-10 bridge in Mobile Alabama in memory of a fallen paratrooper... Corporal Chris Mason (KIA 28 November 2006 Iraq)... continues to grow. The Facebook page that was setup, for people to like and show support has over 6,000 people listed and growing each day. Most are people from Lower Alabama, where the bridge will be constructed. But still there is a great deal of resistance from the "good ole boy network". Chris will need your help. Corporal Chris Mason once said.... Being in the military is about putting your life on the...
  • The Dangerous Lie That ‘Bush Lied’

    02/16/2015 1:45:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Laurence H. Silberman
    In recent weeks, I have heard former Associated Press reporter Ron Fournier on Fox News twice asserting, quite offhandedly, that President George W. Bush “lied us into war in Iraq.” I found this shocking. I took a leave of absence from the bench in 2004-05 to serve as co-chairman of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction—a bipartisan body, sometimes referred to as the Robb-Silberman Commission. It was directed in 2004 to evaluate the intelligence community’s determination that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD—I am, therefore, keenly aware of both the intelligence provided to...
  • Saddam's deputy tells his followers Americans are facing defeat in Iraq (al-Douri)

    07/08/2007 10:46:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 685+ views
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD: An audiotape said to be of Saddam Hussein's deputy said his group will keep fighting until the last foreign soldier withdraws from Iraq, saying the Americans are being defeated. The audiotape purportedly from Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was obtained by The Associated Press in Baghdad on Sunday. It was impossible to determine its authenticity, but several Iraqis familiar with al-Douri's voice said they believed it from his. It was also unclear when the audiotape was made but the comments referred to Saddam as a "martyr." He was hanged Dec. 30 for his role in the deaths of more...