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  • Forked-Tongue-In-Chief at West Point

    05/23/2010 7:17:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies · 2,096+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2010 | Kevin McCullough
    The most accurate definition of one who is "forked tongue" is not someone who directly disputes himself, but rather one who says something with such cloud that two completely different things could be intended or received, said vs. heard, meant while misleading. Liberals have generally been forced to practice such a verbal dance because no one would elect them outright if they said what they intended, and did what they believed. In modern history when it comes to forked-tongue-ness President Barack Obama excels well beyond anyone's imagination. Like most of his foreign policy speeches on American national security, his commencement...
  • Tepid Applause From Cadets: Obama Cuts 'That's a lot of cheering' Line From Prepared Remarks

    05/23/2010 11:45:34 AM PDT · by kristinn · 91 replies · 4,638+ views
    Sunday, May 23, 2010 | Kristinn via Drudge
    The Drudge Report has a teaser headline about the very reserved response Barack Obama got from the 2010 graduating class at West Point yesterday:Tepid applause from cadets: Cuts 'That's a lot of cheering' line from prepared remarks...Here is the prepared version followed by the transcript of the passage noted by Drudge:To the United States Corps of Cadets, and most of all, the Class of 2010 – it is an honor to serve as your Commander-in-Chief. Under our constitutional system, my power as President is wisely limited. But there are some areas where my power is absolute. And so, as your...
  • What's Cut from Obama's West Point Speech Says Much About Him

    05/23/2010 10:58:49 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 56 replies · 1,829+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/23/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Drudge has an interesting little snippet concerning President Obama's recent speech before the graduating class at West Point. It is a short headline about what was cut from Obama's speech, a cut that really says a lot about the arrogance of team Obama as well as his utter lack of spontaneity and sincerity and his slavish reliance on the teleprompter. Here’s the little snippet on Drudge: Tepid applause from cadets: Cuts 'That's a lot of cheering' line from prepared remarks... So let's let this straight. Obama actually had written into his speech ahead of time that there was to...
  • Video-Obama Calls For New "International Order"

    05/22/2010 1:48:42 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 31 replies · 1,411+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 22, 2010 | CSpan
    Saw this on Drudge but I couldn't find a news video of him actually saying this, but I finally mentioned to dig one up and find the words. President Obama on Saturday vowed to press for a new international order "that can resolve the challenges of our times" and help the United States defeat Al Qaeda and other threats to freedom. Delivering the commencement speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Obama ticked off a list of lofty goals this new order could accomplish; from combating violent extremism to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons to stemming climate...
  • Obama Uses Humor at West Point to Remind that His "Power is Absolute" over Military - Video

    05/22/2010 12:38:30 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 50 replies · 1,603+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 22, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from President Obama's Commencement Speech at West Point today, where he used humor to remind everyone his "power is absolute" over the military. Obama told the Cadets his "power is wisely limited" as President, but that there is one area where he has absolute power. He then said he "absolved all cadets who are on restriction for minor conduct offenses," but said he would leave it those who knew better than him to determine what "minor" is.
  • "They Lead No Religion": Obama Defends Islam, Muslim Fanatics At Commencement

    05/22/2010 10:13:49 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 28 replies · 1,668+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 22, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
  • At West Point, Obama talks of a new 'international order'

    05/22/2010 8:26:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 148 replies · 3,886+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2010 | By Michael Shear
    WEST POINT -- President Obama on Saturday pledged to shape a new "international order" as part of a national security strategy that emphasizes the president's belief in global institutions and America's role in promoting Democratic values around the world. "The international order we seek is one that can resolve the challenges of our times,'" he said in prepared remarks. "Countering violent extremism and insurgency; stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and securing nuclear materials; combating a changing climate and sustaining global growth; helping countries feed themselves and care for their sick; preventing conflict and healing its wounds."
  • PHILOSOPHY: WHO NEEDS IT? (The IMPORTANT West Point Commencement Speech)

    05/22/2010 8:06:19 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 34 replies · 843+ views
    Gifts of Speech ^ | March 6, 1974 | Ayn Rand
    Address To The Graduating Class Of The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York - March 6, 1974 Since I am a fiction writer, let us start with a short short story. Suppose that you are an astronaut whose spaceship gets out of control and crashes on an unknown planet. When you regain consciousness and find that you are not hurt badly, the first three questions in or mind would be: Where am I? How can I discover it? What should I do? You see unfamiliar vegetation outside, and there is air to breathe; the sunlight seems paler...
  • Live Thread: Obama Commencement Speech at West Point 10:15 A.M. EDT 5/22/10

    05/22/2010 7:06:24 AM PDT · by kristinn · 139 replies · 3,742+ views
    Saturday, May 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama will be speaking at the graduation of West Point's Class of 2010. The speech will be broadcast live on C-SPAN and the other cable networks.God bless the brave newly minted second lieutenants who volunteered to serve knowing they would be heading off to war.
  • President Obama to speak at West Point Class of 2010 graduation

    05/20/2010 8:41:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 54 replies · 1,212+ views
    Army Military news ^ | Apr 21, 2010
    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The White House announced April 21 that President Barack Obama will address the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2010 at the annual commencement ceremony. West Point's graduation is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 22 at Michie Stadium.
  • VOTE TODAY! West Point Cadet for Lowes Senior Class Award

    05/17/2010 7:57:28 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 10 replies · 233+ views
    Classroom Maisano is a decorated student for at the United States Military Academy. He holds a 4.00 GPA in systems engineering, ranking him 19th academically in the USMA Class of 2010. He is in the top 5% of his class overall. He has received the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence every semester. Also, he is a three time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection, Dean’s List honoree every semester, Golden Key Honor Society member, and a Society of American Military Engineers member. Character Serving as captain of the lacrosse team, Maisano is a member of the Brigade Chain of Command and...
  • Vote for Andre Maisano for the Lowes Senior Class Award [West Point cadet]

    05/15/2010 5:06:05 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 2 replies · 140+ views
    Classroom Maisano is a decorated student for at the United States Military Academy. He holds a 4.00 GPA in systems engineering, ranking him 19th academically in the USMA Class of 2010. He is in the top 5% of his class overall. He has received the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence every semester. Also, he is a three time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection, Dean’s List honoree every semester, Golden Key Honor Society member, and a Society of American Military Engineers member. Character Serving as captain of the lacrosse team, Maisano is a member of the Brigade Chain of Command and...
  • Farewell and Adieu, Jack Bauer

    03/29/2010 6:50:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 741+ views
    AMERICAN THINKER.com ^ | March 29, 2010 | by Rick Moran
    SNIPPET: "Jack Bauer may be the first fictional character in history who has been accused of inciting war crimes. During the shooting of Season 6, a group of real-life interrogators from the FBI, CIA, and the Army paid a visit to the set to make their case that the depiction of torture on "24" was not only unrealistic, but was also inspiring cadets at West Point and soldiers in the field to ape Bauer's methods of extracting information. The professionals pointed out that in their experience, torture never works, and that the "ticking bomb scenario" itself is a fantasy that...
  • Trace Adkins and the West Point Cadet Glee Club, USMA, ACM 2009 (video)

    03/12/2010 7:45:37 PM PST · by jdfromny · 3 replies · 351+ views
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  • Killing Muslims: America needs to publicize al Qaeda's main 'achievement'

    01/23/2010 3:14:14 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies · 565+ views
    January 23, 2010 ^ | Ralph Peters
    AL Qaeda does one thing ex tremely well: killing Muslims. Between 2006 and 2008, only 2 percent of the terror multinational's victims were Westerners. The rest were citizens of Muslim countries. Even as al Qaeda claims to be their defender. I've long complained that we fail to capitalize on al Qaeda's blood thirst in our information operations. Al Qaeda (as well as the Taliban and other insurgent groups) slaughters Muslims -- yet we let the media flip the blame to us. Last weekend, a Pentagon insider passed me a no-nonsense study recently released by the Combating Terrorism Center at West...
  • The Meaning of Freedom

    01/05/2010 5:29:54 PM PST · by lacrew · 156+ views
    USMA Library ^ | September 19, 1990 | John Stoessinger
    PDF available at link
  • Enemy Mine, Maybe?

    12/08/2009 7:49:19 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 7 replies · 366+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 12/08/09 | alaphiah
    ***see video***West Point is the enemy camp? Not the first or only outrageous thing that Chris Matthews has said but clearly the most unpatriotic and most dangerous. Yet I just love it when Liberals say what they really think and even they realize what they think is so outrageous that maybe they should apology for it. Even though it is a fake apology. Remember for Democrats the CIA, Returning war veterans, Christians, gun owners, Conservatives and Proponents of traditional marriage are potential enemies of the state. (see here and here)
  • They Are Not the Enemy, Matthews

    12/08/2009 7:13:40 AM PST · by mnehring · 15 replies · 753+ views
    2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez, U.S. Army 1983 – 2006It was written of Lt. Perez in 2006: An academically driven, athletically gifted and deeply religious Medical Service Corps officer from Fort Washington was killed Sept. 12 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee in Kifl, Iraq.Army 2nd Lt. Emily J.T. Perez, 23, a member of the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, followed in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, both of whom served in the Army, when she was deployed to Iraq in December 2005.“Emily Perez had a spirit akin to what we...
  • EDITORIAL: The enemy at West Point

    12/04/2009 5:25:30 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 42 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-04-09 | The Washington Times Editorial Staff
    Insults against West Point by MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews are part of a pattern of left-wing denigrations against Americans serving in uniform. It's a motif indicative of an anti-military mind-set that is as dangerous as it is rude. Discussing the West Point audience's response to President Obama's speech about Afghanistan, Mr. Matthews quipped on Tuesday: "I saw a lot of, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn't see a lot of warmth in that crowd out there that the president chose to address tonight. And I thought that was interesting: He went to maybe the enemy camp tonight to make his...
  • What Obama Can Learn From MacArthur

    12/04/2009 6:48:17 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 7 replies · 671+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12-4-09 | Gary Bauer
    Chris Matthews has apologized for suggesting that Barack Obama was in “enemy territory” at West Point after the president got a chilly reception from the assembled cadets. That wasn’t “enemy territory,” Chris. It was the heart of America. But it is true that in contrast to the swooning crowds that typically greet the president at staged events, there was a coolness in the cadets’ response to their commander-in-chief and his speech. That’s not surprising, because, speaking at our nation’s oldest military academy, Obama was at a place rooted in a worldview diametrically at odds with his own. The president and...