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  • National Security Dudes and Dudettes

    05/08/2014 11:31:26 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8 2014 | Michael Widlanski
    When a man or woman is mugged on the street or afflicted by disease, the right response is never to pretend everything is fine and nothing has happened. But if you're a really cool guy like the president of the United States or one of his top advisors or the Secretary of State who wants to become president of the U.S., then it is perfectly okay to act cool and go into pretend-and-deny mode. It also helps if the media clean up after you. If Jimmy Carter were as cool as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, he would have pretended...
  • The Wrong Target on WMDs

    09/04/2013 3:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: It has to be shattered before being ascertained. --Vladimir Nabokov After 9/11, the prevailing view was that "nothing would ever be the same." The sight of bodies plunging 100 stories from the flaming towers of the World Trade Center seared into our psyches the reality that America has cruel and wanton enemies. The USA Patriot Act, which sought to repair some of the intelligence lapses that permitted the 9/11 attacks to go undiscovered, passed the House by a vote of 357 to 66 and the Senate by 98 to...
  • What's So Great About Coalitions?

    08/30/2013 4:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    This week the United Kingdom, with the support of the U.S. and France, scrambled -- in vain -- to get the approval of the United Nations Security Council for a military strike on Syria. I can certainly understand why some see this as a legal or political necessity. International law says that nations should seek approval of the Security Council before attacking other nations. That means if the United States attacks Syria without U.N. approval, President Obama will open himself to the charge from the left of being even more of an international war criminal than George W. Bush, who...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Real Message

    08/28/2013 4:30:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Amid the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one complaint became almost a refrain: What about economic justice? After all, the official title of the event was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The line "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" resides in the rhetorical pantheon with "Four score and seven years ago" and "We the People of the United States, in order to form...
  • Obama Could Learn From FDR on How to Get Things Done (But He believes he Knows Better>

    08/27/2013 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Evidence of the astonishing incompetence of the Obama administration continues to roll in. It started with the stimulus package. One-third of the money went to public employee union members -- a political payoff not very stimulating to anyone else. Billions went to green energy loans, like the $500 million that the government lost in backing the obviously hapless Solyndra. Infrastructure projects, which the president continues to tout, never seem to get built. He's been talking about dredging the port of Charleston, for example, to accommodate the big container ships coming in when the Panama Canal is widened. The canal widening...
  • The Phony IRS Scandal

    08/04/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    The White House publicity machine has tried to turn the national conversation from the topics of the day to attempt to make our President relevant again. Obama, who has gained the new nickname Griffin (as in H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man), has all but disappeared since his failed attempt to change the national gun laws in the beginning of this year. To clear grass so high that Obama needs a weed whacker just to be seen, his team has attempted a typical Obama technique. In this case they are creating a new mantra to discredit legitimate concerns of American voters...
  • Welcoming Jihadis, Booting Christians

    07/30/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note:This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. You probably cannot find a more scholarly, measured, and careful writer than Michael Barone. This Resident Fellow at the respected American Enterprise Institute is not given to exaggeration. Let others set their hair on fire to get a headline, Harvard-educated Michael Barone makes news because he’s one who knows. He has been the co-editor since 1968 of The Almanac of American Politics. It has been referred to as the “Bible,” but usually by those who don’t have another. Still, when Michael Barone says the Obama administration views “Christianity bad, Islam good,” people...
  • The Environmental Lobby's Great Forest Con

    07/28/2013 9:36:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2013 | Niger Innis
    Environmental activists constantly pressure government agencies to intervene in the lives of others, whether it is telling them how to run their businesses, where they can build their homes, or what types of food they can and cannot eat, among countless other examples. Another area activists are increasingly focusing on is forest management, telling tree farmers how they should manage their land. Common sense would tell you that a one-size-fits-all system of land management would not fit the diverse landscapes of the U.S., in terms of climate, elevation, and many other variables. Unfortunately, common sense is not that common among...
  • A Failed Celebr-Ambassador Returns to Washington

    07/26/2013 4:35:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Welcome to another installment of No Obama Bundler Left Behind. This chapter stars an elite Hollywood fundraiser who scored a plum diplomatic appointment, slacked off on the job and left her public office in disgrace, and then rebounded from failure as a new Obamacare promoter. Nice crony "work" if you can get it. This failed celebr-ambassador is Nicole Avant. Her father, Clarence Avant, is a prominent Democratic activist and music executive. Her husband, Ted Sarandos, is the chief content officer at Netflix. Her godfather is music legend Quincy Jones. On Monday, Avant turned up at an Obama administration confab with...
  • Obama Forfeits Trust by Not Enforcing Obamacare

    07/12/2013 1:26:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Juy 12, 2013 | Michael Barone
    On Obamacare, as on immigration enforcement and welfare requirements, Barack Obama is following the course that cost King James II his throne. He is dispensing with the law. James II was ousted in the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89, in large part for claiming that he could in particular cases dispense with -- that is, ignore -- an act of Parliament. (Shameless plug: Readers who want more information on this can consult my 2007 book Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval that Inspired America's Founding Fathers.) The law in question was the Test Act of 1673, which required that all...
  • Obama’s Ever-Increasing, Job-Killing Bureaucracy

    07/11/2013 2:21:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Frank Donatelli
    While listening to President Obama’s speech this past week on yet more climate change regulations, I recalled Yogi Berra”s classic remark, “It’s déjŕ vu all over again.” Who else but this president could conclude that even more EPA regulations will do anything but harm economic growth? Rather than work with Congress to find bipartisan compromise on the critical issues, the president prefers to shove another big-government, Washington centric program down our throats. Worse, the policies he is putting in place through new, onerous regulations will cause more harm than good to the average American. There is an increasingly ideological stubbornness...
  • Groups Say Religious Liberty in Military is in Danger

    07/10/2013 9:27:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    There is a clear and present danger to religious liberty within the military, says a coalition of groups who believe the Obama Administration is pushing a secular, anti-religious culture on the nation’s armed forces. “Christians who choose to live out their faith find themselves incompatible with the secular view of this administration,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. “We’re establishing a beach head for religious liberty and the evidence points to a very deliberate attack.” Representatives of 14 groups concerned about religious liberty joined Reps. John Fleming R-La., Jim Bridenstine R-Okla., and Louie Gohmert R-Tex. on Capitol...
  • Agency Girls Gone Wild

    07/08/2013 6:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Agency girls are going wild. Obama’s leading ladies make students partying on the beach look like amateurs. Misbehavin’ is a resume booster in Washington, D.C. But not the kind of misbehaving that you might think. There are no wet t-shirt contests. It’s a buttoned-up misbehavin’—personified by middle-aged matrons on a mission for complete control over your life. Here are is my annual edition of ‘Agency Girls Gone Wild:’ 1.) Lois Lerner: Lerner is the IRS Director of Exempt Organizations. Right now, she is on a paid summer vacation. You got one day of paid vacation last week for Independence Day....
  • Dissolve the IRS

    07/05/2013 6:00:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Andrew Marcus
    Back in 2009, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles secretly taped multiple ACORN employees supplying free tax advice on how to hide income from a brothel staffed by underage girls smuggled in from El Salvador. The ACORN workers told them that the brothel could be characterized as a "school" on the tax forms and, because the sex slaves would be underage, that they could also be claimed as "dependents." After the scandal broke, Andrew Breitbart referred to it as "the Abu Ghraib of The Great Society." He argued that the scandal exposed the dark underbelly of the Progressive movement: that Progressivism...
  • Data Mining and Elections

    07/05/2013 5:42:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Barney Brenner
    The Obama administration has been collecting enormous amounts of communications and other data on Americans. The justification which is offered (and which is being accepted on both sides of the aisle) is the need to monitor this information to protect us in the age of modern terrorism. The most credible complaint we hear is that they’re gathering data on their political opposition. The IRS scandal gives weight to this thought. But an overlooked motive will play a pivotal role in 2014: this data-mining effort, in significant part, is a vehicle for getting votes. We’re told that no one is listening...
  • Political Right Must Summon Moral Courage to Fight Back

    06/28/2013 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    The totalitarian political left proves every day its relentless determination to complete President Obama's stated goal of fundamentally transforming this country. The political right can either wake up to this reality and unite in promoting a better vision or stand by and watch its children's future disintegrate. The left criticizes the right for its alleged partisanship, extremism, intolerance and angst, when the left dwarfs the right in all these characteristics. Contrary to leftist propaganda, mainstream conservatives haven't grown more strident or extreme -- unless you define extremists as those who are valiantly trying to preserve America's greatness and prevent the...
  • Another White House Play Date with Muslim Jihad

    06/28/2013 1:55:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Forget Paula Deen. There are far more dangerous bigots and poisonous haters spoiling the American landscape. They cook up violent rhetoric and murderous plots against our troops, our citizens and our allies 24/7. And they have direct access to the White House. Earlier this week, the indefatigable Investigative Project on Terrorism blew the whistle on the Obama administration's latest flirtation with Muslim jihad. Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah bragged on his website that he had met with Team Obama on June 13. IPT reported that bin Bayyah was invited by National Security Council official Gayle Smith "to learn from you and...
  • The Race Card

    06/27/2013 10:56:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Will the Left ever stop playing the race card? Not in my lifetime, it won't. The Obama Left in this country acts like we're still living in 1960, when racism was legally, socially and morally sanctioned across the South and elsewhere. Here's a newsflash, folks. It's 2013. Racism is not extinct and never will be as long as human beings walk the Earth. But despite President Obama's constant efforts to persuade his low-information constituencies otherwise, examples of overt or institutionalized racism are harder to find in America today than a rotary pay phone or a Studebaker. Of course, this reality...
  • When Untruth Undermines Democracy

    06/20/2013 5:08:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Truth is the lifeblood of democracy. Without honesty, the foundations of consensual government crumble.</p> <p>If the Internal Revenue Service acts unlawfully, our voluntary system of citizens computing their own taxes implodes.</p> <p>Yet Lois Lerner, one of the IRS's top officials, would not answer simple questions about her agency's conduct during congressional testimony, instead pleading the Fifth Amendment. Any taxpayer who tried that with an IRS auditor would end up fined and in court.</p>
  • Vacant Buildings Now Cost Half Billion Dollars Plus, But Who’s Counting? Not the Government

    06/17/2013 3:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | John Ransom
    Two weeks ago I reported on the $250 million real estate boondoggle by the General Services Administration whereby the GSA is moving the Coast Guard out of an existing, below-market lease at the cost to taxpayers of $250 million dollars.  Today I’m reporting on another, MORE EXPENSIVE real estate boondoggle by the GSA, which leads me to believe that if Congress is really serious about making real cuts to federal expenses that they can start with some easy cuts on federal real estate and personnel costs at the GSA. That’s because according to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,...
  • A Conservative's Case For Confirming Samantha Power

    06/13/2013 6:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    "Samantha Power and the UN are a perfect match," observed the British journalist Melanie Phillips last week after President Obama nominated Power to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations.She didn't mean it as a compliment. Phillips, a conservative lionheart, regards the UN as a cynical institution that long ago dissipated its moral legitimacy. It is a place where the language of human rights is routinely hijacked by the enemies of human rights, and where democracies like America and Israel are reviled while the world's most odious regimes are indulged. In nominating Power, says Phillips, Obama has picked...
  • Just Follow The Numbers

    06/12/2013 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Data-mining is the sophisticated mathematical analysis of large masses of numbers in search of telltale patterns. I won't pretend to know how it works. At the first mention of algorithms, to borrow a phrase from the late great Sam Goldwyn, that master of the malaprop, include me out. I do know there are historical patterns as well as mathematical ones, and the current foofaraw over the use of Big Data to prevent terrorist attacks on this country fits right into an old and familiar one: In the first rush of fury after a sneak attack on this country, Americans stand...
  • The Two Most Beautiful Women in America

    06/10/2013 4:36:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall..com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Two women are tied for the title of Most Beautiful Woman in America. Veritable goddesses, they show no trace of vanity. Their beauty is a gift to America and they deserve our attention. Unlike Victoria’s Secret Angels, these two women are ageless; their attractiveness becomes more apparent with time. They echo the strength and grace of Michelangelo’s David statue. Their gazes are determined looks of confidence; the veins in their muscular arms protrude; their stances are those of female warriors. Lately, our country’s leaders seem to have forgotten about liberty, truth, beauty, and justice. EPA planes have been snooping on...
  • Obama's Twofer Appointments a Double-Bird to the People

    06/07/2013 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Just try to wrap your arms around the magnitude of defiance and chutzpah that led to and accompanied President Obama's appointment of the discredited Susan Rice as national security adviser. But don't let this outrage distract you from his equally disturbing appointment of leftist Samantha Power to replace Rice as UN ambassador. Though Democrats and their supporting liberal media, with a few notable exceptions, have aggressively downplayed the multifaceted Benghazi scandal, none of them has laid a glove on the irrefutable claim that Rice delivered talking points altered by the administration to distort the facts in order to mitigate any...
  • Testimonial to a Great American

    06/06/2013 8:20:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    POSITANO, Italy -- I am in Positano, Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, soaking up the sun and pondering the immensities. Pompeii is just down the road, or over the mountain, or somewhere nearby, and it seems to me that Pompeii is the future for America if things continue under Barack the Pitiable, not Rome as the left-wingers and the right-wingers seem to have agreed upon. Pompeii went out in a cataclysm. Rome gently declined with a few massacres and plunderings as sad punctuation marks. Yet 2014 is just around the corner and quite possibly the beginning of the end for...
  • White House official praises Muslim Brotherhood leader

    03/08/2011 4:46:21 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    WND ^ | March 8, 2011 | WND
    WASHINGTON –While visiting a mosque in the Washington area last week, a senior White House security official lavished praise on a Muslim cleric who happens to be a top leader of the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, FBI investigators point out. "They are so ignorant," said one FBI veteran regarding the White House. "This is unbelievable bullsh--." White House sources explain that deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough was unaware of the cleric's radical ties, and added that the presidential assistant attended the outreach event as a show of support for the Muslim community ahead of Thursday's congressional hearings on...
  • The Significance of Persistent Guantanamo

    05/05/2013 7:24:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2013 | Paul Jacob
    Symbols are not identical to the things they symbolize. A nationÂ’s flag is not the same thing as the nation itself.A star on the map representing a capital city is not actually the dirt and grass and trees and concrete and lumber and people in that capital.A picture of a gun is not the material weapon . . . and thus wonÂ’t do much at all to stop a criminal. Most people completely understand this simple principle, including those who have not taken an advanced course in semiotics at the Sorbonne. Even young children comprehend the distinction between a sign,...
  • THREATS AGAINST BENGHAZI WHISTLEBLOWERS ALLEGED

    04/29/2013 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 60 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | 04.29.13 | James Rosen
    At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers, or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned. Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate intelligence committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistleblowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.
  • Benghazi Report Revives Troubling Questions

    04/29/2013 3:56:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Michael Barone
    "What difference, at this point, does it make?" That was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's angry response to a question about the State Department's account of the attack on the Benghazi consulate where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered on Sept. 11, 2012. Her response was cheered by leftist commentators on MSNBC. Righteous indignation is so attractive. But of course it makes a difference. Hillary Clinton is leading in polls for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and general election. It's always legitimate to examine the performance of a front-runner for the presidency. And of the...
  • In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: ‘Too much freedom is possible’

    01/23/2013 9:17:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    In his 1980 graduate thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, John Brennan denied the existence of “absolute human rights” and argued in favor of censorship on the part of the Egyptian dictatorship. “Since the press can play such an influential role in determining the perceptions of the masses, I am in favor of some degree of government censorship,” Brennan wrote. “Inflamatory [sic] articles can provoke mass opposition and possible violence, especially in developing political systems.” Brennan serves as President Barack Obama’s national security advisor. Obama has nominated him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • The Blind Sheik and Our Mute President

    01/09/2013 12:07:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Egypt's terror-coddling President Mohamed Morsi has repeated his arrogant demand that America free convicted 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Omar Abdel-Rahman. I'd like to report that President Obama repeated his unequivocal rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood leader's entreaties. But as of this writing, no such public statement or restatement yet exists. That's right. Obama has kept mum about Morsi's vociferous lobbying on behalf of Abdel-Rahman, the "blind sheik," who is serving a life sentence at a maximum-security prison in North Carolina for seditious jihad conspiracy. The commander in chief's silence speaks volumes. Morsi started publicly haranguing the U.S. to have...
  • True Drone Lies

    12/10/2012 4:48:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Superheroes often live double lives. But so do super-villains. For four years, the Obama administration has been living a double-life regarding drones. Publicly, the president and his leadership tell us they are using drones to protect our borders and promote national security. The administration dismisses challenges to its drone policies as falsehoods, but these “lies” are alarmingly close to the truth. True Drone Lies at HomeDrone creep is happening. On Valentine’s Day, Obama signed the unconstitutional FAA Modernization and Reform Act, allocating $63.6 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) between 2012 and 2015. Basically, he authorized the FAA...
  • CBS: “Office of the DNI” cut al-Qaeda and terrorism references from Benghazi talking points

    11/20/2012 9:05:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Meet James Clapper --- the latest fall guy for the White House on Benghazi. After last week's hearings in Congress showed that the talking points from the CIA had been changed to eliminate the mention of terrorism, Washington erupted into a whodunit. CBS reports today that the culprit has been found ... sort of:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO   CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack --- with the...
  • Only the deceit is transparent

    11/19/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama promised his administration set a new standard in transparency: I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness .... Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Obama even issued a memo My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. He declared his to...
  • Soaring Toward Totalitarianism

    11/19/2012 12:30:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Mike Adams
    (Some time in the not-too-distant future at a public university near you). Good morning, everyone. My name is Dean Crawler and I would like to welcome everyone to new staff training here in the Dean of Student's Office at the University of Neo-Communism in Wonderland, or UNCW. I wish to welcome all returning Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, and Adjunct Deans as well. They say it takes a village to raise a child. One could say that it takes a fiefdom to raise a generation. Of course, we prefer to avoid references to Western civilization here at UNCW. We are...
  • Sex and the City (of Washington)

    11/15/2012 10:40:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November, 15, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus over an extramarital affair has raised and will continue to raise a number of questions. First among them (OK, maybe not first, national security being more important, but stay with me) is why should he have resigned? I am always amused when journalists use the words "sex scandal" when writing about such things. Having abandoned most standards for what used to be called "upright behavior," culture now "tsk-tsks" when someone is caught in a compromising position. Bill Clinton didn't have to resign after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He lied about their assignations under...
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 3:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called "sex scandal." But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it's the national security scandal at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There's been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Bush Defense Department Documents Detailing Terrorist Threat Posed...

    03/02/2011 10:14:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 2, 2011
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Obtains Bush Defense Department Documents Detailing Terrorist Threat Posed by Guantanamo Detainees “There is substantial risk that detainees at Guantanamo, upon release, would set out to kill Americans or other innocent civilians around the world.” White House Spokesman Jay Carney on February 17, 2011: “The president remains committed to closing Guantanamo.” Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it received documents from the Department of Defense (DOD) detailing the policies of the Bush administration related to the detention of “enemy combatants” at Guantanamo Bay, as well as the...
  • Benghazi -- No Mere 'October Surprise'

    10/31/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    If you want to understand why conservatives have lost faith in the so-called mainstream media, you need to ponder the question: Where is the Benghazi feeding frenzy? Unlike some of my colleagues on the right, I don't think there's a conspiracy at work. Rather, I think journalists tend to act on their instincts (some even brag about this; you could look it up). And, collectively, the mainstream media's instincts run liberal, making groupthink inevitable. In 2000, a Democratic operative orchestrated an "October surprise" attack on George W. Bush, revealing that 24 years earlier, he'd been arrested for drunk driving. The...
  • Benghazi: Symbol of Obama's Leadership

    10/30/2012 6:23:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Mona Charen
    The first statements from the Obama administration about what happened in Benghazi seemed plausible. There were, after all, protests throughout the Muslim world on the anniversary of 9/11 -- some incited by Islamists using an obscure video to arouse anti-American fervor in the mobs, and some, no doubt, just pelting U.S. embassies on general principles. When the administration explained that one of those protests had spun out of control and led to the murder of our ambassador and three other Americans in Libya, there seemed no reason to doubt it. For a day. But within hours, the administration account deflated...
  • What About the Camp Bastion Attack?

    10/26/2012 3:26:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | MIchelle Malkin
    Three days after the bloody 9/11 siege on our consulate in Benghazi, the Taliban waged an intricately coordinated, brutal attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. The murderous jihadists released video exactly one month ago this week showing off their training exercises in preparation for the assault. Where are the questions? Where's the accountability? Where's the Obama administration? Where's the press? Where's the outrage? Two heroic U.S. Marines were killed in the battle. Their names -- Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell -- have not been uttered publicly by the commander in chief. Their arrival back in the...
  • An October Surprise

    10/23/2012 12:09:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2012 | Phillis Schlafly
    Political pundits have been warning about an October surprise that could affect the outcome of the presidential election. But this year's October surprise may have been the 9/11 murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, along with three other Americans, and President Obama's deceitful, cowardly response. The fallout is the collapse of the false narrative that the assassination of bin Laden brought finality to Muslim threats, the proof of the failure of President Obama's Middle East policy, and the cover-up. A cover-up is a bad act or false statement followed by an effort to conceal or mislead public knowledge. Obama got...
  • The Libya Lie (Victor Davis Hanson)

    10/18/2012 10:33:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 18, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Almost everything we have been told about Libya over the last two years is untrue.</p> <p>A free Libya was supposed to be proof of President Obama’s enlightened “reset” Middle East policy. When insurgency broke out there, the United States joined France and Great Britain in bombing Moammar Qaddafi out of power — and supposedly empowering a democratic Arab Spring regime. Not a single American life was lost.</p>
  • Reminder: Oil and gas production just keep falling under President Obama

    10/12/2012 2:55:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNON
    President Obama certainly knows how to talk a good game when it comes to energy policy; to the low-information layman, “all of the above” sounds like a superficially excellent plan. Work on green energy development, but keep the traditional fuel production comin’ — it’s the best of both worlds, right? Except that that’s not what the Obama administration has done at all. While the feds have poured billions upon billions of taxpayer dollars into picking economic winners and losers in the clean-energy field, Obama’s EPA/Energy/Interior team have waged a regulatory war on the coal industry and only allowed for relatively...
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Allen West: “Bin Laden Being Dead is Not Foreign Policy”

    09/23/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    This clip is a few days old but worth watching in its entirety. Appearing on “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren Thursday night, Congressman Allen West (R-FL) explained why “it’s insane” for the Obama administration to base their entire foreign policy on the death of Osama bin Laden. Take a look: Allen West It's insane for Obama to promote killing Bin Laden as basis for his entire foreign Policy
  • Islamic Exceptionalism

    09/21/2012 3:40:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The "enlightened" who claim a firm grip on the steering wheel of Western civilization see the future through a lens in which man becomes ever more perfectible as outdated religious creeds fade away. And thus the irony. For all the contempt these cosmopolitans show for religion, there is one faith beyond public rebuke. Call it Islamic exceptionalism. Public Enemy No. 1 right now is the man who made a ridiculously shoddy YouTube video titled "The Innocence of Muslims." This man and his so-called "film" have been blamed with a very broad brush for every riot and protest across the...
  • D.C. Islamophobia Conference Was a Bad Idea

    12/13/2011 3:41:24 PM PST · by bayouranger · 31 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 12-13-11 | Nina Shea
    Yesterday marked the opening of the international conference announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a high-level meeting on Islamophobia that she co-chaired, held last July in Istanbul and hosted by the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). At the time, Secretary Clinton described this week’s conference as a move to implement U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 on “combating [religious] intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization.” This State Department conference, entitled “The Istanbul Process,” is proving to be a very bad idea. It remains to be seen whether speech limitations to protect religion generally and Islam specifically will be...
  • The new authoritarians

    03/08/2012 10:05:53 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 1 replies
    World Magazine ^ | March 10, 2012 | Mindy Belz
    Through their U.S. front groups, Muslim radicals overtaking the Middle East have found support in the Obama administration The last time we saw one whole despotic region of the world come tumbling down we could name the heroes and the moments that propelled it: An electrician named Lech Walesa, jumping a wall at the Gdansk shipyard. Boris Yeltsin atop a tank in front of the Russian White House, defying the Communist old guard in 1991. Pastor Laszlo Tokes, refusing an eviction notice from his Romanian flat as crowds of demonstrators gathered. A playwright named Vaclav Havel before a joint session...
  • US State Department evades issue of Pakistan's links to Haqqani Network

    09/08/2012 11:14:28 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | Sept. 7, 2012 | Bill Roggio and Lisa Lundquist
    After announcing the upcoming designation of the Haqqani Network, two anonymous senior State Department officials gave a briefing on the action, and were challenged by reporters Justin Fishel from FOX News and Adam Entous from The Wall Street Journal on the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agency's support of the Haqqani Network: Note how the State Dept. officials dance around the issues of Pakistan's support for the Haqqani Network and why the US isn't even considering adding Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism: ------------------------snip----------------------------- QUESTION: Yeah, thank you very much. I just wanted to follow up on Justin's question. When you...