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  • Administration Welcomed Wolves Into The Sheepfold

    10/12/2012 10:28:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Diane West
    Imagine, pre-9/11/12, that you were responsible for arranging the defense of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Would you have considered American interests and personnel best protected by bringing in a local security outfit called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade? The question has yet to come up in House hearings, but I think it holds the key to the Obama administration's betrayal of the American people in "Benghazi-gate." To an American with common sense not subverted by advanced degrees, the thought of putting Islamic "martyrs" in charge of American "infidels" in Benghazi -- which, fun fact, literally means "city...
  • Like Ron Paul? Avoid Mitt Romney [punish Romney, Ryan and the GOP in swing states - vote Obama]

    10/12/2012 6:25:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michael Tracey
    At a town hall event in Ohio last month, Rep. Paul Ryan was asked why supporters of Ron Paul — the iconoclastic congressman from Texas — should back this year’s Republican ticket. Appearing offended by the implication, Ryan scolded: “Do you want Barack Obama to be reelected?” Paul is a actually “friend,” he claimed, and the two are in agreement on key issues. Baloney. Paul is one of only three GOP House members to not endorse Mitt Romney — and there are several reasons for this. Leave aside that Paul is a man of deep principle, while Romney appears to...
  • Dems accuse GOP of cutting security funding in Libya despite majority Dem support for vote

    10/10/2012 5:36:52 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    House Democrats opened Wednesday’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing by attacking Republicans for cuts to embassy security funding — cuts that only happened thanks to overwhelming support from House Democrats, INCLUDING House Oversight Committee Ranking Democratic member Rep. Elijah Cummings. In fact, more House Democrats – 149 of them — voted for the cuts than did House Republicans, of which 147 voted for them.
  • Romney’s peace through strength

    10/09/2012 4:11:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2012
    The best way to sum up Mitt Romney’s approach to foreign policy is: Build peace through strength rather than generate contempt through apology. Mr. Romney laid out this vision for American national security at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday. President Obama’s camp predictably dismissed this point of view as “outside of the mainstream and often to the right of even George W. Bush.” This is from the administration which has made targeted killings the centerpiece of its counterterrorism strategy. This is from the administration that has attempted— poorly —to make a legal case for assassinating U.S. citizens abroad. The...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama to Barbara Walters: “I think there’s a laziness in me” (Dec 2011)

    10/05/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 23, 2011 | Tina Korbe
    RealClearPolitics has compiled a series of little previews of the First Couple’s interview with Barbara Walters, set to air on 20/20 tonight. Every clip is notable in its own way, but this wins the award for most candid. The president — who has alternately inspired, disappointed, reignited and flamed out — admits that, deep down, he’s a little bit lazy. He thinks it stems from growing up in Hawaii, where it’s always sunny and folks sit on the beach for sport, he said. Makes you think Obama’s constant accusations that Congress does nothing might actually be transparent projections of his...
  • Empty Oval Office featured in anti-Obama ad

    10/04/2012 8:36:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Empty Oval Office featured in anti-Obama ad Posted by CNN Political Unit (CNN) - The Oval Office sits empty while violence erupts in the Arab world in a new ad from the conservative group American Future Fund. The ad cites reports that President Barack Obama has missed a significant number of his daily national security briefings. The White House spokesman disputed those reports after they were published in September - the distinction being in-person briefings versus the written presidential daily briefing. "President Obama skips 50% of his national security briefings," the narrator says. "September 11, 2012: Our ambassador is murdered,...
  • Alan Keyes: Should Black Americans say No to both Romney and Obama?

    10/04/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 4, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    Should Black Americans say No to both Romney and Obama? - A post for one and all The most tragically appalling thing about the choice the elitist faction has contrived for this election year is that both the Democratic and Republican candidates for President deeply betray the core constituency they are presuming to represent. I thought of this some time ago as I read about the pastors, black American Christians, who see go good choice for black American Christians in this year's Presidential election. [snip] But I forget myself. If you've read this far, you're wondering how this thread weaves...
  • Clinton pledges Syria opposition $45 million in new aid from US

    09/28/2012 4:49:10 PM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Global Post ^ | September 28, 2012 | Priyanka Boghani
    US Secretary of State Clinton on Friday pledged $45 million in new aid to the Syrian opposition and its allies, as they seek to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Clinton announced that the Obama administration would provide the political opposition with $15 million in non-lethal aid and $30 million in humanitarian support, according to the Associated Press. To date, the US has provided more than $130 million in humanitarian aid and $45 million in non-lethal aid, the AP noted. Clinton made the announcement at a meeting of the Friends of Syria. Nine activists who have worked with pro-opposition local coordination...
  • The 'Security Leak Administration' and the Deaths in Libya

    09/27/2012 4:42:58 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-21 21:50:00 | Elise Cooper
    by Elise CooperDo Americans feel safer today than they did four years ago? Considering the many dangers in today's world: riots in Muslim nations against U.S. interests, a U.S. ambassador and three others dead at the hands of jihadists, an undetected Russian submarine in restricted U.S. waters, and China launching intercontinental ballistic missiles to possibly achieve a first-strike nuclear capability against the U.S.Meanwhile, President Obama has created an atmosphere of appeasement and indecision regarding national security.  American Thinker interviewed national security experts to get their opinion on the Obama administration's explanations to the American people.The Obama administration would like...
  • MuslimInfluence-Pentagon; Mat'l on RadIslam "Purged,” Army Officer "Disciplined," TMLC Enters

    09/27/2012 12:13:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    COMPLETE TITLE Muslim Influence in Pentagon Prevails; Material on Radical Islam "Purged,” Outstanding Army Officer "Disciplined," TMLC Enters Case ### ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center announced today that it is representing U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley, a 1994 Graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. In April 2012, LTC Dooley, a highly decorated combat veteran, was publicly condemned by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and relieved of his teaching assignment because of the negative way Islam was portrayed in an elective course entitled, Perspectives on Islam and...
  • The lesson Obama was sent to teach us (...'08 win was God's 'elections have consequences' message)

    09/26/2012 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Burt Prelutsky
    The way that people carried on in 2008, you would have thought we had elected a messiah and not merely a president. Some people who felt that way can be excused because that’s the way Obama was sold to us. After all, he vowed to lower the oceans, heal the planet and unite all Americans, whatever their class, race, gender or nation of origin. That’s pretty big talk for someone whose singular accomplishment as a member of the Illinois Legislature was to vote in favor of partial-birth abortions, and whose most noteworthy achievement during his two years in Washington was...
  • It’s Obama’s Turn To Release Some Documents

    09/25/2012 11:55:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    CBS local ^ | September 25, 2012 | Scott Paulson
    Last Friday, GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney disclosed his tax returns and health records. In particular, the release of the tax information was a pleasant surprise –released without pre-announcement or fanfare. Romney gave information that dates back to 1990 which ought to close Harry Reid’s mouth for a time .....–it would be absolutely wonderful if the “right” would get such a disclosed-documentary surprise from President Barack Obama. ...What are Americans on the “left” afraid of learning about Obama? Simple curiosity would demand that Obama’s academic records be released –let alone really wanting to know about the past of the man...
  • America's Last Crusade

    09/25/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    For Americans of the Greatest Generation that fought World War II and of the Silent Generation that came of age in the 1950s, the great moral and ideological cause was the Cold War. It gave purpose and clarity to our politics and foreign policy, and our lives. From the fall of Berlin in 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, that Cold War was waged by two generations, and with its end Americans faced a fundamental question: If the historic struggle between communism and freedom is over, if the Soviet Empire and Soviet Union no longer exist,...
  • Economics of Peace

    09/24/2012 6:02:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    How would a free market entrepreneur approach Afghan foreign policy? After all, our politicians seem incompetent on foreign policy given the soaring suicide rate among active duty U.S. military personnel, increasing insider attacks against NATO troops by our Afghan “allies” and numerous civilian casualties. Capitalists have historically opposed war and embraced production as a means to freedom, prosperity and national security. So, it surprises me when self-described fiscal conservatives embrace a foreign policy of military interventionism. Indeed, George W. Bush opposed nation-building when he ran for president in 2001; he maintained that military interventionism neither fosters freedom abroad nor...
  • Anderson Cooper admits CNN found slain ambassador's journal, 'secretly' used it in reporting

    09/22/2012 1:14:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 22, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    Anderson Cooper admits that CNN found slain American ambassador's journal inside U.S. consulate in Libya and 'secretly' used it in reporting (full Title).•CNN found Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal on the floor at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi •Journal consisted of seven handwritten pages in a hard-bound book •Network says it notified Stevens' family at once and handed over the journal CNN host Anderson Cooper admitted on Friday that the network had come across the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal and used parts of it in its reporting without disclosing the source. On Wednesday on his show Anderson Cooper...
  • Obama and Religious War - Obama is Malcolm X brought to life - a leftist reactionary

    09/21/2012 1:23:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2012 | James Lewis
    .....The whole liberal complaint about religion is two centuries out of date -- except in the case of radical warlike Islam, where it is all too timely. The liberal answer to Mohammed is Marx,one reactionary extremist from the Arabian desert of thirteen centuries ago against another one from the Prussian Empire of 1848. Mohammed and Marx both agitated for world-conquering imperialism,and dumbed-down libs think that the Marxist mass-murdering ideology is "progressive." Obama was raised in a militant anti-Western group of seething leftists. Those are the people he tells us he picked to be his friends and allies in college. Those...
  • Obama Incompetence in Mid-East Rivals Carter’s in Iran

    09/20/2012 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bob Barr
    Despite repeated, self-serving claims by Obama officials that the Administration did everything it could to head off and then respond appropriately to the violence against American facilities in Libya and Egypt last week, their blunders in policy, intelligence and security illustrates an incompetence every bit as profound as exhibited by the administration of Jimmy Carter in Iran 33 years ago. It appears nothing has been learned in more than three decades; despite significant gains in technology available to the U.S. government during those intervening years. In 1979, the Carter Administration precipitously abandoned the Shah of Iran, Washington’s long-time and loyal...
  • NASA's Bolden: criticism of agency’s direction ‘undermines nation’s goals at a very critical time’

    09/20/2012 2:43:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2012
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden dismissed rumors that the future of U.S. space exploration is in jeopardy and rejected speculation that his agency has no plans for future human spaceflight. “Those who perpetuate that myth only hurt the space program,” Bolden told businessmen, academics and journalists Tuesday afternoon at the National Press Club. “Such talk undermines our nation’s goals at a very critical time,” he said. “The truth is we have an ambitious series of deep space destinations we plan to explore and we are hard at work exploring the hardware and the technologies to get us there.” ....“If you look...
  • The 9/11/12 Embassy Attacks - President Obama Built That

    09/19/2012 4:23:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 19, 2012 | ALAN KORNMAN
    The Arab Spring President Barack Hussein Obama built, failed in a wave of riots and violence spanning 20+ countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa on 9/11/2012. ....The full responsibility for the protection of our foreign embassies falls, by law, on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton directly and her boss President Obama. ....President Obama's Middle East foreign policy has now officially failed. If President Obama should do the bare minimum of withholding U.S. aid to those Islamists he helped install in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, etc... his house of Middle East cards will come tumbling down. ....President Barack Hussein...
  • Sequestration Would Slow U.S. Response to Foreign Crises

    09/17/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    Defence Professionals ^ | 17 Sep 12 | Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D.
    The Middle East is ablaze again, literally, and Israel is sending strong signals that it intends to attack Iran's nuclear complex with or without U.S. assistance. It would be nice to stay out of this latest round of regional violence -- most Americans have had their fill of foreign entanglements for the time being -- but sometimes circumstances don't afford us that luxury. If Iran responds to an Israeli air strike by trying to close the Strait of Hormuz, Washington will need to act. Imagine, though, that the crisis came after across-the-board spending cuts triggered on January 2, pursuant to...