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  • The Pipe Dream of Easy War

    07/21/2013 11:39:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 2013 | H. R. McMASTER
    “A GREAT deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep,” the novelist Saul Bellow once wrote. We should keep that in mind when we consider the lessons from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — lessons of supreme importance as we plan the military of the future. Our record of learning from previous experience is poor; one reason is that we apply history simplistically, or ignore it altogether, as a result of wishful thinking that makes the future appear easier and fundamentally different from the past. We engaged in such thinking in the...
  • Sources: Gov. Nikki Haley to Appoint Henry McMaster to US Senate

    12/07/2012 1:05:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/07/2012 | Christian Adams
    The Tatler has learned that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is almost certain to appoint former South Carolina Republican Party Chair and former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster to fill the unexpired term of retiring Senator Jim DeMint. McMaster was a prominent supporter of Haley in a contentious GOP primary. Haley has reportedly already informed key South Carolina politicians of her decision. Yesterday I blogged that Haley should appoint Congressman Joe Wilson to this post, or in the alternative, Tea Party favorite Rep. Tim Scott. A Republican in Washington in 2012 must have experience with the organized Left that now...
  • SC-Gov. 2010: McCain, Giuliani cut robocalls for McMaster in S.C. race (RINO ALERT)

    06/07/2010 11:17:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 63+ views
    Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Former presidential candidates Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Rudy Giuliani have recorded robocalls for South Carolina gubernatorial hopeful Henry McMaster in a last minute get-out-the-vote effort ahead of Tuesday's four-way Republican primary. McCain's call began hitting households over the weekend, while Giuliani's is planned to go out Monday, according to McMaster's campaign. McCain, who won the Palmetto State's pivotal presidential primary in 2008, tells voters that he and his wife Cindy "have a special place in our hearts for the wonderful people of South Carolina." McMaster, the state's Attorney General, was one of McCain's top...
  • Francis Marion University offers tickets to Republican Gubernatorial debate (SC)

    05/26/2010 9:07:26 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 3 replies · 244+ views
    SCNow.com ^ | May 26, 2010 | CONTINUOUS NEWS DESK STAFF
    FLORENCE - Francis Marion University is offering a limited number of free tickets to the public for a debate featuring the Republican candidates for governor on Tuesday, June 1. The debate, which will be broadcast live on WBTW News 13 is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Chapman Auditorium on the FMU campus. Republican hopefuls Gresham Barrett, Andre Bauer, Nikki Haley and Henry McMaster will take part in the event that will center on job creation and developing long-term economic growth in South Carolina. News 13’s Bob Juback will moderate the debate, which will feature a panel of journalists. Inquiries about...
  • Leading With Two Minds (COINdinistas and the transformation of the US Army)

    05/07/2010 10:50:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 656+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2010 | DAVID BROOKS
    They say that intellectual history travels slowly, and by hearse. The old generation has to die off before a new set of convictions can rise and replace entrenched ways of thinking. People also say that a large organization is like an aircraft carrier. You can move the rudder, but it still takes a long time to turn it around. Yet we have a counterexample right in front of us. Five years ago, the United States Army was one sort of organization, with a certain mentality. Today, it is a different organization, with a different mentality. It has been transformed in...
  • PowerPoint Run Amok in the Military (Good news! McMaster of Tal Afar got his star!)

    04/28/2010 5:38:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 655+ views
    Commentary ^ | 04.28.2010 | Max Boot
    I have been spending the past few days with American military forces in the Persian Gulf region. Everywhere I have gone with a group from the Council on Foreign Relations, military briefers have sheepishly prefaced their remarks by saying, “I read that story about PowerPoint, but I have a few PowerPoint slides I’d like to present anyway.” The story they’re referring to is this New York Times article, which suggests that the military is dangerously over reliant on this Microsoft program, which makes it all too easy to substitute glib bullet points for serious thought about pressing issues. Granted, PowerPoint...
  • McMaster Tax Issue Puts Rental Properties in Spotlight

    04/21/2010 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 202+ views
    free-times.com ^ | 04/21/2010 | COREY HUTCHINS
    As South Carolina nears the Republican statewide primary elections, the campaigns of those angling for the governor’s office have become increasingly outspoken in their attempts to tear down their rivals and claw their way into the hearts of a hardcore conservative electorate that will be voting June 8. Between the two top-fundraising candidates, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett and state Attorney General Henry McMaster, the latest back-and-forth has been centered around tax issues. In Barrett’s case, the issue is his 2008 vote in favor of the TARP bailout of Wall Street banks. In McMaster’s, it’s closer to home — a years-old...
  • McMaster’s Proximity, Stupidity Problems Collide

    04/19/2010 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Force of Truth · 4 replies · 270+ views
    www.fitsnews.com ^ | September 28, 2009 | Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie)
    We knew that S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster would be setting new land speed records when it came to sucking up to trial lawyers (and sucking in their cash) during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign. We also knew he was dumb as a box of rocks … which when you stop and think about it is an insult to boxes of rocks everywhere. Anyway, those two worlds have officially collided in the form of McMaster’s refusal to return $7,000 in campaign contributions … from a pair of lawyers he hired to represent the state. As Attorney General, McMaster gets to hire...
  • Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will challenge health care legislation as unconstitutional

    03/22/2010 5:46:36 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 36 replies · 1,130+ views
    San Antonio Headlines Examiner ^ | March 22, 2010 | Jack Dennis
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on March 22, 2010, the State will be joining other states in challenging the health-care reform legislation that passed in the U.S. House last night 219-212. "The federal health care legislation passed tonight violates the United States Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans' individual liberties," said Abbott. "To protect all Texans' constitutional rights, preserve the constitutional framework intended by our nation's founders, and defend our state from further infringement by the federal government, the State of Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation," Abbott announced. Virginia's Attorney General Ken...
  • SC's Attorney General Will Challenge Health Care Bill (Health Care Bill Unconstitutional)

    03/22/2010 5:02:26 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 45 replies · 1,362+ views
    CarolinaLive.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | Continuous News Desk
    After the U.S. House's historic vote Sunday night passing the health care reform bill, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster issued the following statement: "The health care legislation Congress passed tonight is an assault against the Constitution of the United States. It contains various provisions and federal mandates that are clearly unconstitutional and must not be allowed to stand. A legal challenge by the States appears to be the only hope of protecting the American people from this unprecedented attack on our system of government. The key question involved is whether personal freedom, state sovereignty and constitutional law will survive...
  • Ben Nelson to Henry McMaster: 'Call off the dogs'

    01/01/2010 1:38:39 PM PST · by maggief · 122 replies · 4,405+ views
    Politico ^ | January 1, 2010 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned. According to a copy of a memo sent by McMaster’s chief of staff to other GOP state attorneys general detailing the call, Nelson asked McMaster to “call off the dogs,” a reference to recent threats by the state AGs to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision...
  • 13 AGs threaten suit over health care

    12/30/2009 3:34:50 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies · 780+ views
    Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska's political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press Wednesday. "We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed," South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and the 12 other attorneys general wrote in the letter to be sent Wednesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this...
  • McMaster: S.C. stimulus case unique in nation; Says outcome could have lasting impact on state gov't

    05/26/2009 3:28:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 2 replies · 361+ views
    S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster said Tuesday that the Supreme Court dispute over the state's share of federal stimulus money is a unique case with no precedents and could have long-term implications about the balance of power in the state. McMaster responded to a suit filed Friday by two Midlands students asking the state Supreme Court if lawmakers can force Gov. Mark Sanford to request $700 million in federal stimulus money over the next two budget years. Sanford has refused to accept the money unless an equal amount of state debt is paid off. McMaster said his office has found...
  • Craigslist CEO asks why SC attorney general targets his site

    05/17/2009 2:42:55 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 21 replies · 1,440+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 05/16/09 | JEFFREY COLLINS
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster pointed out Saturday there are plenty of places in South Carolina other than his Web site to find prostitution ads and obscene photos, saying in a blog that he wants to know why the state's top prosecutor is targeting his company. South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has threatened to prosecute Craigslist executives for aiding and abetting prostitution if an ad on the Web site leads to a prostitution case in South Carolina. In the post on his company's blog, Buckmaster linked to a publication in Greenville he said has a larger number...
  • Governor appears to have upper hand; McMaster's opinion backs Sanford [S.C. AG sides with Sanford]

    04/01/2009 5:28:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 875+ views
    COLUMBIA — Political hyperbole in the Statehouse skyrocketed Tuesday as Attorney General Henry McMaster issued an opinion that the Legislature cannot bypass the governor to accept $700 million in federal stimulus money. Legislators, in response to the news, predicted dire consequences if they have to write a budget without the money, such as mass teacher layoffs, while the governor's press secretary essentially accused lawmakers of telling tall tales. Congress intended the cash to be used to help bridge the state's shortfall in tax collections over the next two years while the economy recovers. It is a portion of the $8...
  • Do We Still Have Grants and Shermans?

    05/22/2008 3:03:45 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 72 replies · 236+ views
    Prime ^ | May 22, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Who becomes a general — and why — tells us a lot about whether our military is on the right or wrong track. The annual spring list of Army colonels promoted to brigadier generals will be shortly released. Already, rumors suggest that this year, unlike in the recent past, a number of maverick officers who have distinguished themselves fighting — and usually defeating — insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq will be chosen. For example, scholar-soldier Col. H. R. McMaster, Special Forces Col. Ken Tovo, and Col. Sean MacFarland — all of whom helped turn Sunni insurgents into allies — could,...
  • Author helped expose Canada terrorists

    06/05/2006 3:16:03 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 56 replies · 2,048+ views
    WND ^ | 6-5-06
    Williams worked with authorities on al-Qaida links When Canadian law enforcement authorities busted a Toronto terrorist plot with al-Qaida connections, they acted with the benefit of briefings and research developed by American investigator Paul L. Williams, author of the new WND Books release "Dunces of Doomsday: 10 Blunders that Gave Rise to Radical Islam." Canadian police last Friday arrested 17 suspected Islamic terrorists, mostly in Toronto, who were allegedly planning to unleash a string of attacks in Ontario in retaliation for the country's support of the U.S. in the War on Terror. Williams has long been investigating the link between...
  • Colonel becomes Bush poster boy

    03/26/2006 9:42:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 861+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 26, 2006 | Nina J. Easton
    In the brutal world of Washington politics, it pays to keep your friends close -- and your potential critics even closer. Was that President Bush's strategy last week when he repeatedly lauded the work of Colonel H. R. McMaster of the Third Armored Calvary Regiment?
  • Al Qaeda leader identified in 'dirty bomb' plot

    10/05/2004 12:35:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 5, 2004 | By Jerry Seper
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Al Qaeda leader identified in 'dirty bomb' plotBy Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished October 5, 2004 A top al Qaeda cell leader spotted in Mexico and Canada has been identified as an active player in a scheme to obtain radioactive materials for a so-called "dirty bomb" that could be smuggled into the United States, federal authorities said.     Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, who worshipped at the same South Florida mosque as Jose Padilla -- now being held as an enemy combatant in a plot to detonate a "dirty bomb" -- has attempted unsuccessfully to enter the United States using...
  • 180 pounds of nuclear material missing in Canada

    11/07/2003 7:47:41 PM PST · by Allan · 357 replies · 1,047+ views
    WABC | November 7, 2003 | John Loftus
    John Loftus now on Batchelor Alexander WABC reports: A student of Nuclear Engineering at McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario. has disappeared along with 180 pounds of nuclear waste stolen from the university's nuclear reactor. This happened several months ago but an alert has been ordered tonight in the USA and Canada. His name is ? Adnan al-ShoukriJumai, 27 years old, a Saudi national. A search is underway. The fear is that they may hijack a cargo plane in Canada. I hope to provide further details later on this thread.
  • Evidence Points to Dirty-Bomb Plot

    10/29/2003 9:48:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 484+ views
    Insight ^ | Oct. 29, 2003 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Adnan El Shukrijumah is a suspected al-Qaeda organizer who is the subject of a worldwide manhunt by the FBI and CIA. He is believed to be working on Osama bin Laden's plan to trigger a radiological disaster inside the United States - the so-called "dirty-bomb" scenario where a small charge would trigger dispersion of radiation over a large area, wreaking havoc on those caught in the blast and making the blast area uninhabitable. High-grade uranium is not necessary for this project; ordinary, low-grade nuclear waste will be deadly enough. El Shukrijumah has eluded capture. But Insight in field interviews...