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  • West Point Bans Annual Pillow Fight After 24 Cadets Found to Have Concussions

    11/26/2015 8:07:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | JULIA JACOBO
    What started as a lighthearted tradition meant to build camaraderie, transformed into chaos on Aug. 20 when the United States Military Academy at West Point’s annual pillow fight turned bloody, leaving 30 freshmen injured, investigators said Wednesday. Nicknamed “plebes,” first-year students are responsible for organizing the pillow fight, held almost every year since 2001.
  • Ben Carson's meeting with top army general in Detroit reportedly doesn't match records

    11/10/2015 4:10:32 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 92 replies
    MLive ^ | November 07, 2015 | David Muller | dmuller@mlive.com
    DETROIT, MI - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's account of being offered a full scholarship at West Point was called into question this week after the military academy said he never applied to the school. Carson admitted Friday that he never applied to West Point. Rather, the neurosurgeon from Detroit said he was informally offered a scholarship by a top U.S. Army general, but decided not to pursue it. However, The Detroit News reports that the encounter Carson was referring to, and that is described in his best-selling 1990 autobiography "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," does not match historical...
  • Politifact: Carson West Point Explanation ‘Mostly True

    11/09/2015 10:06:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Go back and read Guy and Christine's posts about this rather bizarre incident regarding Dr. Ben Carson's West Point story, and how it threw his whole campaign into crisis mode last week. It began when Politico posted a story that said Dr. Carson fabricated his story about receiving a "full scholarship" to the esteemed military academy. The news publication said Carson applied and was accepted to West Point, though that's not what Carson wrote in his autobiography, Gifted Hands. Guy added that West Point isn't technically a full-ride either, as you're required to serve in the military for a period...
  • Politico’s Ben Carson story getting more discredited by the day

    11/09/2015 8:48:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Which makes sense because Politico is the worst web site in the world The Ben Carson/West Point story has taken some pretty absurd turns the past couple of days, which is what usually happens when a media feeding frenzy like this starts. One Detroit political reporter was actually bragging (!) that his paper had three reporters working on an assignment to check Gen. William Westmoreland’s schedule from 1969 to find out if he actually had dinner with Carson. And it all started when the worst web site in the world claimed Carson had admitted he fabricated a passage in his...
  • Why Ben Carson’s West Point fib probably won’t hurt him

    11/08/2015 11:10:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Busines via Slate ^ | November 6, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie, Slate
    In his acclaimed autobiography, Gifted Hands, Ben Carson says he had an offer and scholarship from the West Point military academy as a teenager, which he declined in favor of Yale University. "I was offered full scholarship to West Point," Carson wrote, describing a meeting with Gen. William Westmoreland. "I didn't refuse the scholarship outright, but I let them know that a military career wasn't where I saw myself going. As overjoyed as I felt to be offered such a scholarship, I wasn't really tempted. The scholarship would have obligated me to spend four years in military service after I...
  • Glenn Beck: Ben Carsons Prison Sex Comment The Dumbest Thing Ive Ever Heard

    03/09/2015 10:37:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 6, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    According to Glenn Beck, possible GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carsons comments about homosexuality being a choice is one of the dumbest things the radio host has ever heard ... Goodbye to his presidential career, Beck said Friday on his radio show. Its over. Its over. There is no way to recover from that. That just sounds like a lunatic That is just a ridiculous statement on a million fronts. A ridiculous statement. ...
  • Despicable Politico Lie Spreads Around the World as Media Attempts a Political Assassination

    11/06/2015 2:49:33 PM PST · by upsdriver · 57 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/6/15 | Rush Limbaugh
  • Exaggerating and Distorting the News ‘While Black’

    11/06/2015 12:42:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/6/15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    If you wonder about the bias and lack of objectivity and accuracy of reporters in the mainstream media, look no farther than what they are learning at schools like the University of North Texas, where Dorothy Bland is the dean of the school of journalism. Bland recently wrote an article in the Dallas Morning News about her supposed harassment by police officers for "walking while black" that doesn't bear even a passing resemblance to what really happened. Of course, we would not know this based on her allegations of racist treatment. But fortunately for us and the Corinth, Texas, Police...
  • Politico Edits Ben Carson Hit Piece, Drops Claims of ‘Fabrication’

    11/06/2015 2:09:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 187 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 6, 2015 | Staff
    Politico has rewritten the headline, lede, and several portions of the text of an article accusing Ben Carson of "fabricating" part of his personal biography involving the Military Academy at West Point. The story, bearing the byline of reporter Kyle Cheney, now omits the original version's declarations that Carson's statements were false or fraudulent, as seen in an archive of the article.
  • Conservatives Need to Rally Around Ben Carson

    11/07/2015 3:01:35 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 106 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-07-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As J. Christian Adams reported yesterday, Politico published an article on Friday claiming that Ben Carson’s campaign “admitted” he lied about being offered a “full government scholarship” to West Point. My colleague pointed out that Politico’s reporting was sloppy, but the same goes – he argued – for the campaign’s response. The point seems to be: Politico’s article isn’t entirely fair, but Carson’s response and exaggerations mean he’s not ready for the spotlight. Although Carson’s campaign certainly made a mistake by responding to Politico’s inquiries the way they did – they kept it too vague – the fact of the...
  • Politico Admits Fabricating A Hit Piece On Ben Carson

    11/07/2015 4:31:13 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 7, 2015
    Politico‘s Kyle Cheney admitted that he fabricated a negative story about Ben Carson. At least, according to his own standards, he admitted the grievous journalistic sin. In a story published early on Friday, Politico’s Kyle Cheney authored a piece headlined “Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship” with a subhed “Carson’s campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described.” There were at least five major problems with the story: The headline was completely false The subhed was also completely false The opening paragraph was false false false The...
  • They Think They've Got Ben Carson with a Very Cleverly Written Politico Story

    11/06/2015 2:02:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, well, we were just poking along here about 10 minutes ago. It looked like it was actually gonna be kind of a slow day. And then everything blew up here, and then we -- JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Yeah. And I still don't know what to make of this. There's something that smells about this still, and I can't put my fingers on it. But we're gonna have to get into it. Anyway, welcome to Open Line Friday. Whatever you want to talk about is fine and...
  • Carson Blows Up at Reporters During Presser: Why Don’t You Care About Obama’s Past?

    11/06/2015 5:24:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 377 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/6/15 | Josh Feldman
    Ben Carson faced some combative reporters during a press conference in Florida tonight about the various issues in his background that have been raised this week. He dismissed Politico's report about him not being formally offered a West Point scholarship, simply insisting it was relayed to him that he could get one with the kind of accomplishments in his background. He declared, "There is a desperation on behalf of some to try to find a way to tarnish me... Next week it'll be my kindergarten teacher who said I peed in my pants." -snip- "I do not remember this level...
  • VIDEO: Ben Carson Press Conference On Alleged False Claims

    11/06/2015 5:01:06 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 64 replies
    Ben Carson ^ | 11-6-15 | Ben Carson
    November 6, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson addressed the media this evening on the alleged false claims he made in his book, "Gifted Hands", including that he received a full scholarship offer to West Point and that he allegedly tried to stab a friend and hit his mother with a hammer. He got pretty testy with the reporters... youtube.com/watch?v=_6lrvu5y-d8
  • Analysis: Politico Blows Ben Carson 'Fabrication' Scoop, But Tough Vetting Still Necessary

    11/06/2015 1:36:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/06/2015 | Guy Benson
    At first blush, it looked like Dr. Ben Carson's candidacy might be on the verge of implosion. According to a Politico report, his campaign 'admitted' that the former pediatric neurosurgeon had 'fabricated' the claim in his autobiography that he'd received a "full scholarship" offer to attend the US Military Academy at West Point as a teenager. Politico's lede: Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central...
  • Ben Carson (Video): "I was offered a full scholarship to West Point" (Oct 9, 2015) | Charlie Rose

    11/06/2015 12:17:39 PM PST · by springwater13 · 104 replies
    Dr. Ben Carson�‹'s statement on "Charlie Rose" on October 9th, 2015. Video
  • Ben Carson Facebook Post August 13th 2015 (says he was thrilled to get offer from West Point)

    11/06/2015 11:13:07 AM PST · by springwater13 · 135 replies
    The next question is from Bill. He wanted to know if it was true that I was offered a slot at West Point after high school. Bill, that is true. I was the highest student ROTC member in Detroit and was thrilled to get an offer from West Point. But I knew medicine is what I wanted to do. So I applied to only one school. (it was all the money I had). I applied to Yale and thank God they accepted me. I often wonder what might have happened had they said no.
  • Politico Smear - Who Provided the Daily Schedule of a Chief of Staff for Partisan Political Attack?

    11/06/2015 12:17:26 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 32 replies
    Various | 11/6/15 | Self
    The question is Who is going through the fifty year old daily schedule of the US Army Chief of Staff? Who is going through the files of applicants to West Point of fifty years ago? How does Politico get this information? Both of these are US Government controlled files. Who is providing access to the files of a former Chief of Staff for the purpose of partisan political smear? This stinks of corruption and abuse of power. Maybe even illegal.
  • Team Carson: ‘Politico [West Point] Story Is An Outright Lie’

    11/06/2015 10:51:55 AM PST · by xzins · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    “The campaign never ‘admitted to anything,'” a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told The Daily Caller News Foundation in response to a hit by Politico claiming his campaign admitted to “fabricating” a key point about his West Point story. “The Politico story is an outright Lie,” Doug Watts told TheDCNF. Politico published a piece Friday claiming Carson’s campaign “admits fabricating” the fact that he applied and was admitted to West Point. “Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application...
  • Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

    11/06/2015 8:33:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 559 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/06/2015 | Kyle Cheney
    Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to...
  • Army investigates injuries suffered in out-of-control, excessively violent . . . pillow fight?

    09/07/2015 4:01:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Weaponized pillows. That's a new one. Im not much for spirit events - and Ive never been in the Armed Forces - so dont take my lack of familiarity as disdain for the idea in general. I suppose a bunch of soldiers-in-training standing around a courtyard whamming each other with pillows could be fun. Its probably not the sort of thing that makes the Russians cower in fear, but then again maybe they watch it with envy because they only spirit in their army is the one of fear over being sent to the gulag if they screw something up....
  • At West Point, Annual Pillow Fight Becomes Weaponized [turns into brawl]

    09/05/2015 4:32:32 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 4, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    For generations, freshmen cadets at the United States Military Academy have marked the end of a grueling summer of training with a huge nighttime pillow fight that is billed as a harmless way to blow off steam and build class spirit. But this year the fight on the West Point, N.Y., campus turned bloody as some cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, thought to be helmets, that split lips, broke at least one bone, dislocated shoulders and knocked cadets unconscious. The brawl at the publicly funded academy, where many of the Armys top leaders are trained, left 30 cadets...
  • 30 military cadets hurt in West Point pillow fight

    09/04/2015 11:50:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Sept 5, 2015 | AFP
    Thirty cadets who just completed their first-year summer training at the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point were injured when an annual pillow fight tradition turned bloody, The New York Times reported.
  • West Point law professor resigns after calling for attacks on Islamic holy sites

    09/02/2015 12:43:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    A West Point law professor has resigned following backlash over an article in which he advocated for attacks on Islamic holy sites as part of a total war on radical Islam. William C. Bradford is sticking by his opinions following an uproar over a July paper titled Trahison des Professeurs (Treason of the Professors), which led to his resignation Sunday, The Washington Post reported. I stand by my article, he told the paper, arguing that he had been taken out of context by people who had not read his article. I would suggest that the best approach to the problem...
  • West Point Revokes Diplomas Of Confederate Graduates

    07/17/2015 11:41:49 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 38 replies
    The DuffleBlog ^ | July 17, 2015 | Maxx Butthurt
    WEST POINT, N.Y. ─ Following the decision of the South Carolina government to remove the Confederate flag from a state memorial, and the subsequent, nation-wide uproar over all things Confederate, West Point has announced that it will posthumously revoke the diplomas of all cadets who graduated from the Academy and fought for the South during the Civil War.
  • West Point Revokes Diplomas Of Confederate Graduates (Satire)

    07/17/2015 8:50:52 AM PDT · by rey · 33 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 17 July 2015
    WEST POINT, N.Y. ─ Following the decision of the South Carolina government to remove the Confederate flag from a state memorial, and the subsequent, nation-wide uproar over all things Confederate, West Point has announced that it will posthumously revoke the diplomas of all cadets who graduated from the Academy and fought for the South during the Civil War. “This sends a clear message to slave-owners and those who would fight for such a horrific cause that 150 years after most of them died we will not tolerate such atrocities on American soil,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Jackson, a spokesman for...
  • West Point cadet found guilty of possessing child porn (homosexual pedophile)

    06/24/2015 8:35:10 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 51 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Stephen Rex Brown
    A West Point cadet was found guilty Tuesday of possessing a trove of violent child pornography in his dorm room at the storied military academy. Patrick Hester, 25, was taken into custody following the verdict in U.S. District Court in White Plains because the videos depicted children being tortured, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. In collecting and sharing these appalling videos, he contributed to the victimization of the most vulnerable members of our society, our children. More than 1,200 images and videos were seized from Hesters dorm room in December 2013. Hester told fellow pervs in emails he preferred...
  • Abolish West Point And The Other Service Academies, Too [ISIS Agenda?]

    01/24/2015 10:14:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2015 | Scott Beauchamp
    Abolish West Point And The Other Service Academies, Too By Scott Beauchamp January 23 Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets. Their graduates constitute a whos who of American greatness, including Ulysses Grant, Jimmy Carter, novelist James Salter and sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein, to name a few. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in a 1962 address at West Point, typified the veneration when he told the cadets that they were the leaven...
  • Lets Abolish West Point

    01/08/2015 4:07:53 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | January 5th, 2015 | Bruce Fleming
    The service academies are all Potemkin villages, facades with nothing behind them: they dont teach morals, they dont make better officers, and they cost you a bundle. Most fundamentally, they combine two incompatible goals: military obedience and the freedom to question offered by knowledge. This is a combustible mixture as students ask why things are as they are and are told sharply that this is the way things are, and are punished if they insist. One day the lid is going to blow. A confession: I believe in their mission, and so I am a disillusioned former True Believer, as...
  • Army Black Knights used alcohol, women to recruit football players

    10/26/2014 6:06:53 PM PDT · by chargers fan · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 26, 2015 | ESPN
    Army has disciplined 20 cadets for promoting underage drinking and has self-reported a football recruiting violation to the NCAA stemming from an incident that took place earlier this year, according to a report by The Gazette of Colorado Springs. According to documents obtained by The Gazette, Army treated recruits to a party, dinner with female cadets, cash from boosters and VIP treatment on a party bus that included cheerleaders and a police escort in January.
  • Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

    08/31/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Raebie · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2014 | James Harding Giahyue and Saliou Samb
    (Reuters) - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West African governments have struggled to find an effective response. More than 1,550 people have died from the hemorrhagic fever since it was first detected in the forests of Guinea in March. Residents of the impoverished seaside district of West Point in Monrovia were forcibly cut off from the rest of the capital in mid-August after a crowd attacked...
  • Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men'

    08/26/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 149 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 26 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    "A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing. Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. 'They're going to try and wake him up...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Rhetoric Does Not Match U.S. Actions

    06/10/2014 4:00:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Ron Paul
    resident Obama's recent foreign policy speech, delivered at this year's West Point graduation ceremony, was a disappointment to anyone who hoped the president might be changing course. The failure of each U.S. intervention thus far in the 21st century might have inspired at least a bit of reflection. However, the president made it clear that interventionism and American exceptionalism would continue to guide his administration in its final two years. The president said, "I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being," adding the dubious claim that "because of American diplomacy and foreign assistance, as well as the...
  • Obamas Ad Hoc Foreign Policy

    05/30/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    His West Point speech and his policy of retreat are characterized by smallness. It is fitting that the day before President Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya. Libya, of course, was once the model Obama intervention the exquisitely calibrated military engagement wrapped in the rhetorical extravagance of a nationally televised address proclaiming his newest foreign-policy doctrine (they change to fit the latest ad hoc decision): the responsibility to protect, or R2P. (snip) For the same reason, perhaps, that the Afghan...
  • Obama's empty foreign policy vision falls flat at West Point

    05/29/2014 4:13:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    It was billed as President Obama's comeback speech on foreign policy, a response to mounting criticism both foreign and domestic that his international leadership has been a failure. A "big picture" address, it would outline the president's foreign policy vision as it stands five-and-a-half years since he entered the White House. Yet the commencement address yesterday at West Point failed to deliver on either count. Instead, it reinforced the impression of a lackluster commander-in-chief with an empty foreign policy vision. In many respects this was a highly defensive speech, one that will do little to allay growing fears,...
  • The 10 Worst Parts of Obamas Horrible West Point Speech

    05/30/2014 7:08:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/30 | Mark Davis
    By now youve surely heard some less than glowing characterizations of President Obamas May 28 commencement address at West Point. Maybe youve seen the video, peppered with soft applause, far less than what one might expect at a presidential address at a military academy. Thats because the content itself was far below what one might expect from a Commander-in-Chief, especially in remarks supposedly provided to inspire young men and women about to serve under him. Even my meager expectations were not met. This meandering, uninspired (and uninspiring) exercise in pontificating and scapegoating was from a President far more eager to...
  • Obama Vows to Battle Global Climate Change in West Point Speech

    05/29/2014 10:01:43 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama delivered a major policy speech Wednesday, claiming that fighting climate change was every bit as important to Americas national security as stopping terrorism or working to stop countries from obtaining nuclear weapons. The world, Obama insisted, needed to come together to address this looming global threat. That spirit of cooperation must energize the global effort to combat climate change a creeping national security crisis that will help shape your time in uniform, as were called on to respond to refugee flows, natural disasters, and conflicts over water and food, Obama warned. Obama detailed forthcoming policy from his...
  • Veteran Montel Williams Delivers Blistering Takedown of Obama Over What He Failed to Do During B...

    05/29/2014 9:27:27 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 28, 2014 7:35pm | Jason Howerton
    Talk show host and military veteran Montel Williams went after President Barack Obama on Wednesday for not using his West Point speech as an opportunity to apologize to members of the U.S. military for having dropped the ball on the veterans health. The president just promised $5 billion for terrorists around the world?! At West Point?! Williams said angrily. Where he could have used the day to say, Im sorry for the pain that Ive caused you, the families, and Im gonna fix it today! Williams then called for a #VASurge campaign to make sure there is enough funding to...
  • Watch How Vastly Different West Point Cadets React Between Hearing Presidents Obama and Bush

    05/29/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 62 replies
    The Journal Review ^ | May 29, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    Even the pundits at CNN had to agree President Obamas reception at West Point was nothing short of icy. His graduation speech has been slammed as being less Commander in Chief and more policy wonk playing defense. And the way the audience reacted supports it. He receives a standing ovation from about a fourth of the audience who has come to see the the West Point class of 2014 graduate and commission as 2nd Lieutenants, and throughout his speech, he receives only mild applause from the graduates and their friends and families. Compare that to the speech President George...
  • Obama's West Point Speech signals a presidency in deep trouble

    05/29/2014 7:12:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Am ^ | 05/29 | Th
    <p>Yesterdays speech to the graduating class of West Point by President Obama may be remembered as the signal that his presidency has entered a crisis of confidence, much as Jimmy Carters infamous malaise speech has gone down in history as marking a failed presidency.</p>
  • Obama Defends U.S. Policy Based Less on Military Might

    05/29/2014 6:27:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 28, 2014 | Carol E. Lee
    Politics and Policy Obama Defends U.S. Policy Based Less on Military Might At West Point Commencement, President Lays Out New Criteria for Military Deployment By Carol E. Lee connect Updated May 28, 2014 8:49 p.m. ET WEST POINT, N.Y.President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to define how to project American power: Not necessarily by major deployments of American forces, but rather through targeted operations, diplomacy and aid. Mr. Obama's address to graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point marked the start of his campaign to counter critics of his foreign policy doctrine and blunt charges, chiefly by...
  • AP (Naturally) Ignores Widely Noted 'Tepid' and 'Icy' Obama Reception at West Point

    05/28/2014 9:25:14 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    Following President Barack Obama's speech today at West Point, the UK Daily Mail reported "tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction." In a CNN video clip found at Mediaite, Jim Clancy noted that Obama did not sound like a commander-in-chief speaking to his troops. He further observed: You heard the reception; it was icy." The video posted at the White House's web site doesn't include the reception Obama received when he was introduced. There's a reason for that. The first 14 seconds of a Reuters video clip (HT Nice Deb)...
  • Obama outlines foreign policy vision of 'might and right'

    05/28/2014 7:29:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-28-14 | Tom Cohen, Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak
    CNN) -- pRresident Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined a foreign policy vision of "might doing right," arguing that modern pragmatism requires both a strong military and the diplomatic tools of alliances and sanctions to exert influence and provide global leadership. He told graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that after the nation's "long season of war and divisions about how to move forward," they now would represent America with the duty "not only to protect our country, but to do what is right and just." Watch this video Obama outlines foreign policy vision Under fire from...
  • I'm NOT WEAK: Obama hits back at foreign policy critics --- vows to ramp ... Syrian rebels support

    05/28/2014 9:36:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 May 2014 | By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    'I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being,' the president insisted Yet he used the words 'partner' and 'partnership' 16 times in his speech at West Point, outlining a contradictory foreign policyObama replaced the phrase 'collective action' in his prepared remarks with the words 'multilateral action' several timesWorking through NATO and the UN will dominate American foreign policy, Obama said: 'This is American leadership, American strength'
  • CNN Reporter: Icy Reception for Obama from West Pointers During Speech

    05/28/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 5/28/14 | Noah Rothman
    Obamas philosophical speech to the 2014 graduates of West Point about a new direction for Americas foreign policy was not a great speech for that audience, said CNN anchor Jim Clancy on Wednesday. He said that the president did not sound like a commander-in-chief speaking to his troops and got an icy reception as a result...
  • Obama to outline case for a limited foreign policy

    05/25/2014 1:49:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2014 4:38 AM EDT | Julie Pace
    Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close. The president will make the case for that seemingly more limited approach during a commencement address Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The speech will come amid growing frustration in the White House with Republicans and other critics who contend that Obama has weakened Americas standing around the world and faltered on problems across the Middle East and in...
  • Obama to lay out defense of foreign policy in West Point speech(multilateral efforts,not military)

    05/24/2014 3:34:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/24/14 | Steve Holland - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stung by criticism, President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to launch a sweeping defense of his approach to foreign policy, one that he will say is reliant on multilateral diplomacy instead of military interventions. Obama is to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, the first in a series of speeches that he and top advisers will use to explain U.S. foreign policy in the aftermath of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and lay out a broad vision for the rest of his presidency. Obama has come...
  • West Point cadets take journey through Jersey City's cultural melting pot

    04/05/2014 3:21:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | April 4 , 2014
    In a sign of respect, cadets from the United State Military Academy at West Point removed their shoes and military caps as they entered the Muslim Federation of New Jersey in Jersey City this afternoon. --The cadets began their three-day cultural field trip Thursday. Before they end their journey tomorrow, the cadets will have visited Egyptian churches, various mosques and Islamic centers, Jewish synagogues, Mormon communities and more.
  • West Point's Fumble

    02/24/2014 6:48:41 PM PST · by chargers fan · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 24 February 2014 | Dwight S. Mears
    On Dec. 15, shortly after Army football’s 12th consecutive loss to the U.S. Naval Academy, the superintendent of West Point, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen , announced that he was considering institutional changes to build a winning program. “When America puts its sons and daughters in harm’s way, they do not expect us to just ‘do our best’ . . . but to win,” he wrote. “Nothing short of victory is acceptable. . . . Our core values are Duty, Honor, Country. Winning makes them real.”
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/07/2014 6:48:32 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 159 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | January 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will again sponsor their annual Robert E. Lee Birthday Commemorative on Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Old Capitol Building, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville, Georgia.