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  • President Barack Obama’s list of global dangers

    02/06/2015 5:24:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2015 | By Nahal Toosi
    President Barack Obama has spent six years getting pilloried by his opponents for his cautious and collaborative leadership on the world stage. But if his second National Security Strategy is any guide, he hasn’t lost faith in his approach. The document, which was signed by the president and released Friday, is used to direct and prioritize the administration’s actions around the world. It analyzes a range of threats and challenges, from the expected (terrorism) to the less so (defending the rights of gays and lesbians). And it reflects how much the world has changed since Obama’s first strategy was released...
  • White House: Climate change threatens national security (on par with terrorism, WMD, disease)

    02/06/2015 5:17:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/06/15 | Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration looks at climate change as a threat to national security on par with terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and disease outbreaks. President Obama’s national security strategy released Friday updates the previous plan published in 2010, with focuses on Russia, Islamic militants and health. “Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water,” the White House says in the 35-page strategy document. “The present day effects of climate change are being felt from the Arctic to the Midwest. Increased...
  • Attkisson: Border Patrol Says They’re Told 'Let As Many People Go As Possible'

    08/14/2014 1:31:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 14,2014
    Former CBS News Correspondent and senior contributor to The Daily Signal said Border Patrol officers she has spoken to say they are being told to “let as many people go as possible.” “Whether spoken or unspoken, there is a policy coming from the top, that they’re basically to be very lenient and try to let as many people go as possible, that’s what they think, that’s the message they think they’re receiving,” she stated on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show.” She added that agents she has talked to believe “they’re being told not to do the job.” Attkisson...
  • The ‘amnesty’ card: GOP launches 2014 border war

    08/14/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 8/13/14 | Alexander Burns
    So much for that fresh start with Latino voters. In a dramatic departure from their determination only months ago to win a second look from that rapidly-growing community, national Republicans have embarked on a sustained campaign to make the immigration crisis a central issue in 2014 and exhort voters to punish the White House for failing to lock down the U.S.-Mexico border. The intensity of their rhetoric has increased as a surge of child migrants has renewed attention to the border and amid anticipation that President Barack Obama will issue a set of executive actions on immigration, including potentially suspending...
  • Obama national security aides meet to discuss Ukraine

    03/15/2014 5:48:40 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/15/2014 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security team discussed the Ukraine crisis in a session at the White House on Saturday after a last-ditch bid to find a diplomatic solution to the Cold War-style standoff with Russia floundered. Secretary of State John Kerry, who just returned from talks with his Russian counterpart in London, was at the White House meeting along with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Obama did not attend the meeting but was being briefed about it and other developments involving Ukraine, said Laura Lucas Magnuson, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council. Crimea's pro-Russia parliament...
  • Obama’s Years of Collaboration with Terror Supporters

    06/05/2013 9:05:14 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 5, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    As the Obama administration seeks to move beyond a welter of scandals, a new report by investigative journalist Patrick Poole reveals that the frenzy isn’t quite over yet. On top of the IRS’s targeting of conservatives, the DOJ’s seizure of reporters’ phone records and the coverup surrounding the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, the White House’s years-long collaboration with supporters of terrorism is finally getting the scrutiny it deserves. Poole’s comprehensive GLORIA Center article, “Blind to Terror: The U.S. Government’s Disastrous Muslim Outreach Efforts and the Impact on U.S. Policy,” details the Obama administration’s extensive relationship with accomplices to...
  • Confidential report lists U.S. weapons system designs compromised by Chinese cyberspies

    05/27/2013 8:19:32 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2013 | By Ellen Nakashima
    Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry. Among more than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board. Experts warn that the electronic intrusions gave China access to advanced technology that could accelerate the development of its weapons systems and weaken...
  • Obama to Announce Major US Nuclear Force Cuts Soon

    05/16/2013 8:12:24 AM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 15, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    President Barack Obama is set to announce a new round of strategic nuclear warhead reductions in the near future as part of a disarmament agenda that could reduce U.S. strategic warheads to as few as 1,000 weapons. The next round of U.S.-Russian arms talks would follow Obama's expected announcement that the United States' arsenal of strategic warheads can be reduced unilaterally to around 1,000 warheads. That position is expected as part of the Pentagon's long-delayed Nuclear Posture Review implementation study that Obama was expected to sign earlier this year. Recent press reports have indicated that President Obama may make the...
  • Caption This Pic (Obama national security meeting today)

    04/19/2013 12:03:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    The White House via Twitter ^ | Friday, April 19, 2013 | Pete Souza
    WH photo from @petesouza: Obama meets with natl security team members on #Boston, inc FBI Dir Mueller
  • Biden in 2001: ‘I Worry That a Narrow-Minded Pursuit of Missile Defense’ Could Damage ‘Negoti...

    04/05/2013 9:25:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 4, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    Full title: Biden in 2001: ‘I Worry That a Narrow-Minded Pursuit of Missile Defense’ Could Damage ‘Negotiations with North Korea’ ( -- While the United States now is utilizing its missile defense systems in the wake of saber-rattling by North Korea, back on July 24, 2001, then Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in which he said in a prepared statement, “I worry that a narrow-minded pursuit of missile defense” would “derail” U.S. negotiations with the Communist-run North Korea. In his statement, Biden criticized the Bush administration proposal for a missile defense system, questioning whether...
  • Report: U.S. backing off shows of force against North Korea for fear of what Kim might do (O Blinks)

    04/04/2013 8:36:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2013 | AllahPundit
    This isn't merely a failure of nerve, it's a failure of intelligence and a failure to keep operational secrets. The White House had a "playbook," agreed to by O, Hagel, and John Kerry, on how to rattle its saber at North Korea during the next crisis without rattling it so much that NK would get spooked and do something rash. E.g., first comes some B-52 flights over South Korea, then the B-2s make a cameo, then the F-22s, and so forth. Problem one: Kim's gone further in his bellicosity than U.S. analysts expected and now they’re unsure if they know...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

    02/27/2013 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said. "Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not...
  • Dick Cheney blasts President Obama’s ‘second-rate’ national security team

    02/10/2013 6:36:05 AM PST · by John W · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2013 | AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday night that President Barack Obama has jeopardized U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and by degrading the U.S. military. “The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal,” Cheney said in comments to about 300 members of the Wyoming Republican Party. Cheney, a Wyoming native, said it was vital to the nation’s national security that “good folks” hold the positions of secretary of state, CIA director and secretary of defense. “Frankly, what he has...
  • Caddell On Media & Benghazi: "Fundamental Threat To American Democracy"

    10/28/2012 5:07:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 28,2012
    Discussing Benghazi, Pat Caddell says the press has "been in the tank on this in a way I've never seen... I am appalled right now. This White House, this President, this Vice President, this Secretary of State, all of them, are willing apparently to dishonor themselves and this country for the cheap prospect of getting reelected...willing to cover up and lie. The worst thing is the very people who are supposed to protect the American people with the truth - the leading mainstream media...they have become a threat, a fundamental threat to American democracy and the enemies of the American...
  • Obama Must be impeached & Removed for National Security

    10/28/2012 8:31:13 AM PDT · by publius321 · 38 replies
    ...EVEN when if he loses the election. The United States cannot risk allowing a traitor as Commander & Chief during a lame duck period between November and January. (video/vlog)
  • Former Penn State President Graham Spanier ... lands security job with federal government

    07/26/2012 6:15:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 49 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 07/25/2012 | The Sporting News
    In yet another shocking development in the Penn State story, ousted president Graham Spanier will soon begin working with the federal government on projects related to national security, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa., first reported. In an email written to the paper, Spanier said: “For the next several months, as I transition to my post-presidential plans, I will be working on a special project for the U.S. government relating (to) national security.
  • Video - Krauthammer: Obama's Decisions On Missile Defense "Incomprehensible" (pray for America)

    04/21/2010 11:48:19 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 1,245+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4-21-10 | Charles Krauthammer on FNC
    VIDEO Fox Special Report full panel- "Death From Above?"
  • Obama;s Nuclear Strategy Intended as a Message (Yes, "We Surrender", unilaterally)

    04/06/2010 11:09:42 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 10 replies · 526+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER
    At the heart of President Obama's new nuclear strategy lies a central gamble: that an aging, oversize, increasingly outmoded nuclear arsenal can be turned to the new purpose of adding leverage to the faltering effort to force Iran and North Korea to rethink the value of their nuclear programs. The nuclear review also details a larger set of tools to shape the behavior of Iran and North Korea. By reducing the size of America's own stockpiles, and assuring nonnuclear states inside the nonproliferation treaty that they are exempt from any nuclear attack, the administration hopes to bolster its credentials to...
  • New U.S. strategy to narrow use of nuclear arms: Obama

    04/05/2010 7:02:50 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 22 replies · 671+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2010 | N/A
    SNIP Obama said last month the new plan, delayed by months of internal deliberations, would "reduce the number and role of nuclear weapons in our National Security Strategy, even as we maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent." He now faces the challenge of lending credibility to his arms control push while not alarming allies under the U.S. defense umbrella or limiting room to maneuver in dealing with emerging nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea. SNIP
  • Al-Qaeda Suspect From NJ Worked At 6 Nuke Plants

    03/13/2010 5:12:39 AM PST · by ricks_place · 15 replies · 582+ views
    CBS ^ | 3/13/2010 | AP
    An American seized in Yemen in a sweep of suspected al-Qaida members had been a laborer at six U.S. nuclear power plants, and authorities are investigating whether he had access to sensitive information or materials that would be useful to terrorists. Sharif Mobley, 26, worked for contractors at plants in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland from 2002 to 2008, mostly hauling materials and setting up scaffolding, plant officials said. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan said Friday that investigations are under way into which areas Mobley entered. But he noted that areas containing nuclear fuel are tightly controlled, and that...
  • Obama must decide degree to which U.S. swears off nuclear weapons

    03/05/2010 10:36:54 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 701+ views ^ | March 6, 2010 | By Mary Beth Sheridan and Walter Pincus
    President Obama's top national security advisers will within days present him with an agonizing choice on how to guide U.S. nuclear weapons policy for the rest of his term. Does he substantially advance his bold pledge to seek a world free of nuclear weapons by declaring that the "sole purpose" of the U.S. arsenal is to deter other nations from using them? Or does he embrace a more modest option, supported by some senior military officials, that deterrence is the "primary purpose"? The difference may seem semantic, but such words, which will be contained in a document known as the...
  • US plans 'dramatic reductions' in nuclear weapons

    03/01/2010 7:46:57 AM PST · by HDCochran · 157 replies · 4,513+ views ^ | 3/1/10
    Barack Obama plans 'dramatic reductions' in US nuclear weapons stockpile. Headline only.
  • Liz Cheney Blasts “Incompetent” Obama Administration on National Security (Video)

    02/14/2010 8:47:31 AM PST · by blueyon · 19 replies · 957+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/14/10 | Jim Hoft
    Liz Cheney repeatedly pointed out the incompetence of the Obama Administration’s war against man-caused disasters. Cheney was on FOX News Sunday this weekend.

    02/03/2010 1:57:27 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 132+ views ^ | 02/03/2010 | Staff
    Carafano and other Heritage analysts have warned that despite the growing danger from North Korea, Iran and other rogue states - and contrary to popular misconception - the U.S. government does not have systems in place capable of defending against all missile attacks on American cities.
  • Hilary was right about Obama

    01/09/2010 3:27:20 PM PST · by bjorn14 · 46 replies · 1,542+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 8, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- Turns out Hillary Rodham Clinton was right all along. During the nastiest battle of the entire 2008 presidential race, she aired an alarming television commercial warning voters that they would come to regret nominating Barack Obama to occupy the White House. If -- in a national security crisis -- the "red phone" rang at 3 a.m., the ad intoned, Obama would not hear it.
  • Deficit Balloons Into National-Security Threat

    02/01/2010 3:57:52 PM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 649+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2010 | Gerald Seib
    The federal budget deficit has long since graduated from nuisance to headache to pressing national concern. Now, however, it has become so large and persistent that it is time to start thinking of it as something else entirely: a national-security threat. The budget plan released Monday by the Obama administration illustrates why this escalation is warranted. The numbers are mind-numbing: a $1.6 trillion deficit this year, $1.3 trillion next year, $8.5 trillion for the next 10 years combined—and that assumes Congress enacts Obama's proposals to start bringing it down, and that the proposals work.'s time to start thinking of...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama's failed freshman year--America hasn't been this weak since the Carter years

    01/04/2010 9:15:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies · 2,075+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2009 | Editorial
    President Obama's freshman-year foreign policy was the worst in living memory. At the dawn of 2010, the United States finds itself noticeably weaker in international affairs than it was when Mr. Obama took office, and there are no signs of improvement in the year ahead. Mr. Obama was elected with almost no national security experience, but he counted on two principle sources of leverage on the world stage: his personal charisma and the fact that he was not George W. Bush. The year began with much swagger and self-assurance, but the result was a foreign policy with the naive enthusiasm...
  • Dick Cheney: Obama "Putting Politics Over Security"

    10/22/2009 2:01:57 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 7 replies · 715+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | Oct. 21 , 2009 | Dick Cheney
    Wednesday night, October 21, former Vice President Dick Cheney received the Center's Keeper of the Flame Award. He was introduced by Senator Jon Kyl and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld....
  • Why Obama's Boyish Utopia Endangers Us

    10/04/2009 5:57:45 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 42 replies · 2,005+ views ^ | 10.04.09 | Kevin McCullough
    President Barack Obama is still just a lost boy at his age, and he searches for a world he wished existed. His insistence upon living in his world, though attractive to the uneducated, neglected, and naive, is dangerously heaping hot coals of consequence on the heads of those who know better... ...President Obama believes his good press far too often, trusts his advisors' agreement as a sign of genuine critical analysis, and believes the American people are too unenlightened to truly understand his methods. All three realities push the President further into an altered state of worldview that are having...
  • Barack Obama ready to slash US nuclear arsenal(Pentagon told to map out radical cuts)

    09/20/2009 2:48:19 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 326 replies · 13,817+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | Sep 20, 2009 | Julian Borger
    Barack Obama has demanded the Pentagon conduct a radical review of US nuclear weapons doctrine to prepare the way for deep cuts in the country's arsenal, the Guardian can reveal. Obama has rejected the Pentagon's first draft of the "nuclear posture review" as being too timid, and has called for a range of more far-reaching options consistent with his goal of eventually abolishing nuclear weapons altogether, according to European officials.
  • Democrats + National Security = Disaster

    09/07/2009 6:12:31 AM PDT · by jim byrd · 210+ views
    Jim Byrd ^ | 08/04/2009 | Jim Byrd
    The Democrat-led Congress are battlers, nothing less than rabid war mongers. They have declared war, and have engaged in unrelenting battle upon battle against morality, the rule of law, the Constitution, individual rights, and national sovereignty since ascending to the leadership of Congress in 2006. Prior to the 2006 election, they issued threats and rattled their sabers, but all was for naught, as the adults were in charge of tempering their tantrums.
  • Former VP Dick Cheney Says He Does Believe Democrats are Soft on National Security - Video

    08/30/2009 10:56:51 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 467+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 29, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Vice-President Dick Cheney talking with Chris Matthews on Fox News Sunday where he said he does believe that Democrats are soft on National Security. He also said that they have become so partisan that the pro-defense wing of the Democratic Party has "faded," which Cheney said "worries me." . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Obama Declares WAR On America's Security!!

    08/25/2009 6:43:57 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 690+ views
    Power Line/NYPOST/Yidwithlid ^ | 8/25/05 | The Lid
    "Elections have their consequences." In countries without the democratic tradition of ours, those consequences may include putting the former leaders in jail, or worse. But that has never been the tradition in the US. The history of America has been that those consequences have been political, a change in policy, appointment of advisers who were hated by the old regime, etc. That has not been the Obama way. Since his election, Obama and his team have attempted to appease their political left by publicly denouncing the Bush Administration's national security policies which kept us save, even as they claimed the...
  • Daily Beast: Leon Panetta’s an incompetent moron who’s jeopardizing U.S. security

    08/19/2009 7:07:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 1,105+ views ^ | August 19, 2009 | Allahpundit
    The Daily Beast is a center-left/RINO news outlet, so for them to kneecap The One this way is nothing short of shocking. So awful that I don’t even know how to excerpt it. Arguably the most damning story to emerge about Obama’s administrative competence since the inauguration. Remember a few months ago when Panetta wet his pants about some supposed CIA plan to assassinate Al Qaeda leaders that Congress hadn’t been briefed on (but which had been public knowledge since 2002)? Funny thing: According to a half-dozen sources, including several very senior, recently retired CIA officials, clandestine-service officers, and Cabinet-level...

    07/20/2009 3:32:50 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 654+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2009 | Peter Hoekstra
    THIS month has brought a sudden surge in partisan ship, accusations and calls for investigations on intelligence matters by House Democrats. Democrats are claiming they were lied to by the CIA about a program and gleefully charge that then-Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the agency to not brief this program to Congress. CIA Director Panetta refused to back the allegation that Cheney gave such an order. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden flatly denied that he'd ever been instructed not to brief Congress. Now Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has also distanced himself from these over-the-top allegations by House Democrats....
  • Dems Play Games with Our National Security (Again)

    07/17/2009 6:22:50 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 16 replies · 1,193+ views
    Human Events ^ | 7-17-09 | Gary Bauer
    Congressional liberals must think Americans have very short memories. For years the Left trashed the Bush administration for not capturing and killing Osama bin Laden. Democrats claimed they could get the job done. Campaigning for president, Barack Obama made “We will kill bin Laden” a regular part of his foreign policy stump speech. But as the political winds have shifted, so has the nature of the Left’s indictments. Congressional Democrats continue to attack the Bush administration. Only now they are blaming it for trying to kill Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders. Theirs is a dangerous game. The Democrats’...
  • Kyl Says Obama in Russia More Concerned with Deal-Making than Protecting the U.S. - Audio 7/8/09

    07/09/2009 5:05:18 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio of Sen. Jon Kyl yesterday on the Bill Bennett Radio Show saying he believes President Obama on his trip to Russia was more concerned with making a deal than he was concerned about protecting the United States. Kyl believes Obama is willing to lower our stockpile of nuclear weapons to levels that will put the nation in danger. . . . . (Hear Audio)
  • Obama To Russia: Stop Iranian Nuclear Weapon And US Will Scrap Missile Defence [OMG!]

    07/07/2009 12:30:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies · 2,143+ views
    London Times ^ | July 07, 2009
    July 7, 2009 Obama to Russia: stop Iranian nuclear weapon and US will scrap missile defence President Obama today offered to scrap plans for a missile defence shield in Eastern Europe if Russia helped to stop Iran developing a nuclear bomb. He appealed in Moscow for a new era of partnership between Russia and the United States to fight the spread of nuclear weapons to rogue states and terrorist groups. "That is why we should be united in opposing North Korea's efforts to become a nuclear power and preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," he said. Russia strongly opposes...
  • Aloha, 'star wars': Obama bluffs on defending Hawaii

    06/28/2009 10:01:14 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 74 replies · 2,335+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2009 | Editorial
    The Obama administration seized headlines June 18 when the Defense Department stated that the United States would deploy ground- and sea-based missile-defense assets to protect Hawaii. This was a response to North Korea's threat to launch a long-range missile on July 4 toward the islands. However, new information suggests that the administration is bluffing and our defenses are inadequate to get the job done.
  • CIA Chief Says Cheney Almost 'Wishing' U.S. Be Attacked Again

    06/14/2009 12:11:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 137 replies · 4,400+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | 6-14-09
    CIA Director Leon Panetta says former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's approach to terrorism almost suggests "he's wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point." Panetta told The New Yorker for an article in its June 22 issue that Cheney "smells some blood in the water" on the issue of national security.
  • VIDEO: Palin: Defense Cuts Are A Sign Of "Weakness"

    06/07/2009 9:56:23 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 10 replies · 1,723+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 7, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) says defense cuts are a "show of weakness" and not a "sign of strength."
  • Frank Rich: Who Is to Blame for the Next Attack?

    05/31/2009 6:41:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies · 1,666+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2009 | Frank Rich
    The Beltway antics that greeted the great Cheney-Obama torture debate were an unsettling return to the post-9/11 dynamic that landed America in Iraq. Once again Cheney and his cohort were using lies and fear to try to gain political advantage — this time to rewrite history and escape accountability for the failed Bush presidency rather than to drum up a new war. The harrowing truth remains unchanged from what it was before Cheney emerged from his bunker to set Washington atwitter. The Bush administration did not make us safer either before or after 9/11. Obama is not making us less...
  • Rasmussen: Only 38% Agree With Cheney That Obama Has Hurt National Security

    05/14/2009 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies · 1,475+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | May 14, 2009
    Just 38% of U.S. voters agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney that America is less safe now because of changes President Obama has made in national security. Fifty-one percent (51%) disagree with Cheney, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. The partisan divided is predictable: 72% of Republicans agree with Cheney, while 80% of Democrats disagree. Among voters not affiliated with either party, 35% think Cheney is right, but 50% say he’s wrong. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of all voters attach some importance to Cheney’s comments since he left office, but only 17% say his opinions are Very...
  • Analysis: Cheney attacks may not help GOP (Once again, MSM claims speaking truth is attack on Obama)

    05/13/2009 3:46:16 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies · 1,048+ views
    ap ^ | 5/13/2009 | STEVEN R. HURST
    To the chagrin, perhaps, of Republicans looking to rebuild the tattered party, Dick Cheney has grabbed the spotlight. The recurring theme of the once-reclusive and largely unpopular former vice president: President Barack Obama has put Americans in danger of a new terrorist attack by promising to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and banning torture. When Obama took office, former President George W. Bush went quietly to his new house in Texas, slipped intentionally into anonymity and honored protocol by staying silent about his successor. But Cheney, widely remembered for heading to undisclosed secure locations at times of national crisis and...
  • Obama Breaks With Gates, Cancels Nuke Program (Effectively begins dismantling of Nuclear Arsenal)

    05/12/2009 12:13:47 PM PDT · by MattAMiller · 82 replies · 2,955+ views
    The New Republic - The Plank ^ | 12.05.2009 | Michael Crowley
    Obama's new budget plan includes a little-noted sea change in U.S. nuclear policy, and a step towards his vision of a denuclearized world. It provides no funding for the Reliable Replacement Warhead program, created to design a new generation of long-lasting nuclear weapons that don't need to be tested. (The military is worried that a nuclear test moratorium in effect since 1992 might endanger the reliability of an aging US arsenal.) But this spring Obama issued a bold call for a world free of nuclear weapons, and part of that vision entails leading by example. That means halting programs that...
  • Cheney steps up assault on Obama

    05/12/2009 4:26:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies · 2,374+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | May 12, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Former vice president Dick Cheney stepped up his assault on President Barack Obama on Tuesday, warning he was making "huge" mistakes on the economy and stripping America's anti-terror arsenal. Cheney, who has emerged as a fierce defender of the last US administration -- while former president George W. Bush's has remained silent -- also said Obama's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay terror camp was a "terrible" idea. "Bottom line is, we successfully defended the nation for seven-and-a-half years against a follow-on attack to 9/11," Cheney said in an interview with Fox Business Network. "That was a...
  • Cheney contends Obama policies hurt US security

    05/10/2009 10:00:04 AM PDT · by thecodont · 10 replies · 811+ views
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2009 | Associated Press
    See link for article.
  • Letter: Obama has placed political expedience over national security

    05/06/2009 7:25:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 714+ views
    The Pottstown Mercury ^ | May 5, 2009 | Mark Furlong
    Two years ago, Barack Obama and his party conceded victory in Iraq to practitioners of electrocution, decapitation and worse. Those not trolling for votes from the uninformed and uneducated knew better and proved it. With now President Obama in office, one must ask if yet a second Democrat administration is setting the table for a terrorist attack. The selections of Leon Panetta as CIA director and Eric Holder as attorney general should give pause to all Americans. In the aftermath of the '93 Trade Center attack, at a time when Iraq was covertly reconstituting it's war-damaged nuclear weapons program, then...
  • Life imitates '24'

    05/04/2009 3:00:42 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 711+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/4/09 | Joseph Farah
    The actions of Barack Obama in recent weeks raise a profound question. What if the FBI arrested some terrorists and determined they had information about a nuclear bomb smuggled into the United States and agents had reason to believe they had only hours to prevent a detonation in a major city? What would Obama do? Would he be content merely asking the terrorists where the bomb was? That's the impression I get from the administration's phobia about coercive interrogations. Not only is Obama declaring to the world that the U.S. will definitely disallow coercive interrogations in such a scenario, he...
  • Obama Has Paralyzed the CIA

    04/27/2009 6:13:05 PM PDT · by KLT · 32 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | 4/27/09 | Ronald Kessler
    In September 1995, John Deutch, the director of Central Intelligence, bowed to congressional pressure and fired two CIA officials because they had recruited Guatemalan military assets who had been involved in political assassinations. Inside the agency’s amphitheater, known as the “Bubble,” Deutch then told CIA employees that despite the firings, they should continue to take risks in the service of their country. That brought snickers from many of the clandestine officers in the audience.