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  • Democrats Won't Temper Iraq Legislation

    09/18/2007 1:16:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 52 replies · 235+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/18/7 | ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- After weeks of suggesting Democrats would temper their approach to Iraq legislation in a bid to attract more Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared abruptly Tuesday that he had no plans to do so. The Democratic leader said he will call for a vote this month on several anti-war proposals, including one by Sen. Carl Levin that would insist President Bush end U.S. combat next summer. The proposals would be mandatory and not leave Bush wiggle room, said Reid, D-Nev. "There (are) no goals. It's all definite timelines," he told reporters of the planned legislation. Levin,...
  • Has MoveOn Betrayed the Democratic Party?

    09/10/2007 5:06:19 AM PDT · by shove_it · 45 replies · 1,639+ views
    national ^ | 10 Sep 2007 | Byron York
    With its full-page “General Betray Us?” ad in the New York Times, has once again put itself at the forefront of the antiwar movement. And if past patterns are any guide, a number of Democrats are embarrassed, and even angered, by MoveOn’s actions but are afraid to reveal the true extent of their feelings. MoveOn simply has too much fundraising clout — and a fear-inducing inclination to attack Democrats who stray from the MoveOn line — for many in the party to take it on...
  • White House pushes back on Iraq report

    08/30/2007 4:13:11 PM PDT · by avacado · 6 replies · 481+ views
    AP ^ | August 30, 2007 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON - An independent assessment concluding that Iraq has made little political progress in recent months despite an influx of U.S. troops drew fierce pushback from the White House on Thursday and provided fresh ammunition for Democrats who want to bring troops home. The political wrangling came days before the report was to be officially released...
  • The Peace Racket: An Anti-Western Movement Touts Dictators, Advocates Appeasement—And Gains Momentum

    08/19/2007 6:15:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 1,495+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2007 | Bruce Bawer
    The Peace Racket Bruce Bawer An anti-Western movement touts dictators, advocates appeasement—and gains momentum. If you want peace, prepare for war.” Thus counseled Roman general Flavius Vegetius Renatus over 1,600 years ago. Nine centuries before that, Sun Tzu offered essentially the same advice, and it’s to him that Vegetius’s line is attributed at the beginning of a film that I saw recently at Oslo’s Nobel Peace Center. Yet the film cites this ancient wisdom only to reject it. After serving up a perverse potted history of the cold war, the thrust of which is that the peace movement brought down...
  • Muslim groups to exhibit 'Muhammad dogs'

    08/17/2007 10:17:23 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 32 replies · 2,386+ views ^ | 08/17/2007 | TT/The Local
    Two Muslim groups have indicated their willingness to exhibit controversial sketches by artist Lars Vilks after galleries in western Sweden declined to show the artworks for fear of Islamist reprisals. Inspired by Sweden's recent 'roundabout dogs' craze, Vilks composed a series of sketches portraying the Muslim prophet Muhammad as just such a creature. The well-known artist took his pictures to galleries in Värmland and Bohuslän. Both however refused to show the drawings on the grounds that the security risk was too great. But now two groups - the Secular Muslims in Sweden (Semus) network and the magazine Minaret - have...
  • Leading Expert: U.S. Military Pullout May Require 9-12 Months (appease the surrender monkeys)

    08/15/2007 6:27:24 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 366+ views
    foxnews ^ | 8/15/2007 | ap
    WASHINGTON — It would take nine to 12 months or longer to withdraw all U.S. troops, contractors and equipment safely from Iraq and phase out U.S. bases there, says a respected analyst after extensive talks with U.S. commanders and diplomats and Iraqi leaders in Baghdad. The U.S. military in Iraq would prefer a somewhat slower-paced scenario to complete a full pullout over two years, while other experts "indicate it would be feasible" to pull out 10,000 troops and 10,000 contractors a month through Kuwait, says Anthony H. Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. These estimates do not...
  • Italy: Court Discriminates Against Muslim Girls (Italian Courts Allow Beating Of Muslim Girls)

    08/11/2007 6:51:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 493+ views
    Islam in Europe ^ | Friday, August 10, 2007 | Islam in Europe
    Italy: Court discriminates against Muslim girls Apparently, if you're a Moroccan in Italy you don't have the same rights as ethnic Italians. Friday, August 10, 2007 The Italian supreme court recently rejected an appeal by the prosecution in the case of a Moroccan girl who had been beaten by her family, her parents and her brother. The appeal was rejected on the grounds that it was for her own good and for her non-conformity with their culture, she had gone out with a friend and her life style was not accepted by her parents. This story starts in 2003 when...
  • Would Jesus Eat at McDonalds? (Leftists Blame Islamic Terrorism On McDonalds)

    08/11/2007 9:19:02 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies · 1,967+ views ^ | Saturday, 11th Aug 2007 | David Paulin
    Would Jesus Eat at McDonald's? Saturday 11th Aug 2007 by David Paulin The intellectual elite of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have in recent years joined ranks with the radical left. Its members vilify Israel, apologize for Islamic terrorists, and cheer on the Palestinian cause. Now, these Presbyterians have another villain: the Big Mac. America’s most famous hamburger is emblematic of the dark underbelly of globalization, according to David Hadley Jensen, an associate professor of something called “constructive theology” at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. On top of that, McDonald’s and its iconic burger are even at odds with...
  • Fearing Iraq Pullout, State (Department) Boosting Private Chopper Force

    08/01/2007 6:07:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 438+ views ^ | August 01, 2007 4:59 PM | Kirit Radia
    Fearing Iraq Pullout, State Boosting Private Chopper Force August 01, 2007 4:59 PM Kirit Radia Reports: Fearing an imminent drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment from Iraq amid escalating violence, the State Department is hiring its own private helicopter squad to ferry its personnel around the country. Government military contractors Blackwater, DynCorp and Triple Canopy are the only three companies competing for the contract, possibly valued at more than $100 million a year for up to the next five years, sources tell ABC News. The requirements call for approximately 20 helicopters with maintenance, storage and crew to ensure 24-hour availability....
  • Schumer: 'No more confirmations of Bush high court nominees'

    07/27/2007 4:48:24 PM PDT · by zendari · 241 replies · 3,605+ views
    New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.” “We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.” Schumer said there were four lessons to be learned from Alito and Roberts: Confirmation hearings are meaningless, a nominee’s record should be weighed more heavily than rhetoric,...
  • Saluting the White Flag (Democrats and Iraq)

    07/24/2007 1:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 862+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2007 | Bob Weir
    From the time we're in grammar school, all the way through our adult lives we've been taught to take responsibility for our actions and not place blame on others for something we did. It's one of the essential elements of integrity. There was a time in our history when we could at least hope to look up to our elected officials and view them as statesmen, because they represented character traits we admired. Those traits and the courage to take a stand against evil would make us proud to follow them into battle. But today, we see many of them...
  • Liberals Vow to Block Continued Iraq Funding [RINO Ron Paul Joins Them]

    07/19/2007 3:56:12 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 122 replies · 2,003+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 19, 2007 | Josephine Hearn
    Seventy House members, nearly all liberal Democrats, vowed today that they would not support any more funding for Iraq military operations unless tied to a complete withdrawal of combat troops. This is a big development. Earlier this year, liberals grudgingly voted for Iraq funding bills because they didn't want to give Nancy Pelosi a defeat. Now it seems that their patience has run out. The next Iraq funding bill won't come up until the fall, so this showdown won't happen for a few months, but it appears to be shaping up as an epic battle between liberals in Congress and...
  • Follow the Yellow Streak Road (Reid,Pelosi,Murtha,etc.)

    07/14/2007 10:09:10 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 13, 2007 | Jed Babbin
    Follow the Yellow Streak Road by Jed Babbin Posted 07/13/2007 ET Betty Williams, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for helping start peace talks in Northern Ireland, said the other day, “"Right now, I could kill George Bush." Though the New York Times isn’t suffering that bad a case of Bush Derangement Syndrome, its July 8 editorial said: “President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have used demagoguery and fear to quell Americans’ demands for an end to this war. They say withdrawing will create bloodshed and chaos and encourage terrorists. Actually, all of that has already happened -- the...
  • The "Quit Iraq" Caucus

    07/12/2007 7:10:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies · 783+ views
    Frontpagemagazine/NY Post ^ | 7-12-07 | Ralph Peters
    Even as our troops make serious progress against al-Qaeda-in-Iraq and other extremists, Congress - including Republican members - is sending the terrorists a message: "Don't lose heart, we'll save you!" Iraq's a mess. Got it. The Bush administration has made so many mistakes I stopped counting a year ago. But we've finally got a general in Baghdad - Dave Petraeus - who's doing things right. Iraqi politicians are still disgracing themselves, but our troops are killing America's enemies - with the help of our former enemies. Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq is suffering a humiliating defeat, as fellow Sunni Muslims turn against the fanatics...
  • Uneasy GOP Senators Beseech Bush on Iraq

    07/11/2007 4:21:27 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 22 replies · 497+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 11, 2007 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - Nervous Senate Republicans beseeched the White House without apparent success Wednesday for a quick change in course on Iraq as congressional Democrats insisted on high-profile votes calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops by spring. Prospects for a less-sweeping, bipartisan challenge to President Bush suffered a setback when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the leading proposal has "less teeth than a toothless tiger." Taken together, the events pointed toward a 10-day period of politically charged maneuvering in the Senate in which Democrats push for a withdrawal, the White House's allies resist and a small but growing...
  • Barbra Streisand receives French medal ("You are the America that we love")

    06/28/2007 8:54:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,211+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 28, 2007
    PARIS - Barbra Streisand performed her first-ever concert in France this week — and was rewarded with a medal of the Legion of Honor. French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded the medal to Streisand in a ceremony Thursday, the first time he has bestowed the honor since taking over from Jacques Chirac last month. "You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy, who is seen as more U.S.-friendly than Chirac. "Women like you ... do a lot to bring our two peoples together." Onlookers included French crooner Charles Aznavour and actor Alain Delon. Sarkozy's wife, Cecilia, went to Streisand's sole...
  • Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show (San Francisco to ban Navy Blue Angels)

    06/15/2007 2:35:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 74 replies · 1,751+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Jun 7, 2007 | Joshua Sabatini
    Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show Joshua Sabatini, The Examiner 2007-06-07 10:00:00.0 Current rank: # 165 of 6,519 SAN FRANCISCO - The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels — a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy — is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover. CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, are working with Supervisor Chris Daly on a Board of Supervisors resolution to address concerns over the Blue...
  • Sarkozy seen winning large majority in parliament

    06/10/2007 8:00:03 AM PDT · by indcons · 1 replies · 409+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2007 | Anna Willard and Kerstin Gehmlich
    PARIS (Reuters) - Voting began in the first round of France's legislative election on Sunday with President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party expected to strengthen its hold on power. Sarkozy was elected last month on a platform of various labour, education and law-and-order reforms and he needs to retain comfortable control of parliament after the second round of voting on June 17 to push the changes through. Opinion polls show Sarkozy is likely to make gains. "Many people seem less interested in the parliamentary elections because they think Sarkozy will win a large majority anyway," said Mikhael Perez, 48, one...
  • Sunni VP:planned Iran-US meeting is 'damaging' to Iraqi sovereignty

    05/28/2007 4:32:51 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies · 578+ views
    Anatolian ^ | 5/28/07 | Anatolian
    Iraq's Sunni vice president spoke out yesterday against the upcoming U.S.-Iran talks on the situation in his country, saying the dialogue was "damaging to Iraq's sovereignty. Iraq's Shiite and Kurdish-dominated government has been pressing for those talks, due to take place on May 28 in Baghdad to help appease spiraling violence in Iraq. But the comments by Tariq al-Hashemi, a leader of the main Sunni bloc in parliament, reflected wide differences among the country's religious and ethnic groups on the role of Shiite-dominated Iran. "It's not good to encourage anybody to talk on behalf of the Iraqi people on their...
  • Dodd: U.S. Can't Wait on Bush to End War

    05/26/2007 8:53:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies · 1,232+ views ^ | May 26 03:09 PM US/Eastern | PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer
    BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd said Saturday the United States cannot afford to wait for President Bush's successor to end the war in Iraq. "We really can't wait another 18 months," the U.S. senator from Connecticut said while campaigning. "We have to have the convictions to stand up to this president." Dodd said the war has been waged "for all the wrong reasons" and that it is eroding both the nation's security and its moral leadership. For those reasons, he said, it was not difficult for him to vote in the Senate against continued funding...