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  • Still Report #791 - Cruz Humiliated in U S Senate

    04/14/2016 6:48:20 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 146 replies
    You Tube ^ | Apr 14, 2016 | Bill Still
    Calgary Ted Cruz was humiliated on the floor of the U.S. Senate twice on Monday night, according to a report in Politico. Months of Cruz’s criticisms of his Republican colleagues is now reaping some nasty rewards for the Junior Senator from Canada. During a discussion of continuing funding for the government, Cruz tried to interrupt the proceedings with a roll call vote. The usually polite decorum on the floor of the U.S. Senate quickly turned negative as even Cruz’s fellow Republicans refused to grant him what’s called a “sufficient second” that would have allowed him to briefly call for the...
  • Cold greeting for Cruz at GOP gala

    04/14/2016 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Mensius · 161 replies
    The Hll ^ | 04/14/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz got the cold shoulder from a room of 800 Republicans at the New York City GOP gala Thursday night, receiving little interaction from the audience as he went through his usual stump speech. Cruz, who followed speeches from rivals Donald Trump and John Kasich, began by making a joke at Trump’s expense that fell flat. “I haven’t built any buildings in New York City, but I have spent my entire life fighting to defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights,” the Texas senator said, taking a shot at the GOP front-runner who, just moments before,...
  • Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

    08/28/2015 4:06:45 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 32 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/28/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold. But do his low poll numbers suggest the end is near? The poll released Thursday showed nothing new: The South Carolina Republican has been unable to differentiate himself from other candidates in any way. But the national poll — which says that 13 percent of Republican or leans-Republican voters said they’d never vote for him and zero percent said they would...
  • Austria to withdraw troops from UNDOF?

    04/11/2013 4:48:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/12/13 | Carl In Jerusalem
    In the event that an arms embargo on Syria is lifted next month, as might happen, Austria is threatening to withdraw its troops from the UNDOF observer force that has helped to maintain peace on the Golan for the last 40 years. With three of the other five countries who contribute troops to UNDOF having withdrawn in the last few months, Austria's 377 troops are the largest contingent of the roughly 1,000 troops who remain in the neutral zone on the Heights. But according to the Austrians, the mission is becoming impossible. If the embargo is lifted at the end...
  • Obama withdraws appeals court pick

    03/22/2013 2:02:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 22, 2013 4:45 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama withdrew his nomination of Caitlin Halligan to a federal appeals court Friday, handing a victory to Republicans in the Senate who twice blocked his pick for the key judicial post. Calling the obstruction by Republicans unjustified and unacceptable, Obama said he agreed to Halligan’s request to be pulled from consideration even though she would have served with distinction on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. … Senate Republicans blocked Halligan’s confirmation for a second time in early March, arguing that Halligan is too liberal and citing her work on lawsuits against gun...
  • White House: No Plans to Withdraw Palestinian Aid After U.N. Vote

    11/30/2012 9:22:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/30/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    There are no plans to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority following the United Nations vote to recognize Palestine as an independent state, a White House spokesman said Friday. Josh Earnest told reporters traveling on Air Force One that the U.S. opposed the resolution to give the Palestinian Authority nonmember observer state status because the Israel-Palestinian conflict should be resolved “only through face-to-face negotiations, not unilateral actions,” according to the White House pool report. A bipartisan group of senators had threatened to cut off millions in U.S. financial aid to the Palestinians if the vote succeeded. Earnest said there were...
  • Nebraska Secession Petition

    11/12/2012 6:14:53 PM PST · by tuwood · 6 replies ^ | 11/12/12 | (me)
    Peacefully grant the State of Nebraska to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should...
  • Taliban claims responsibility behind poisoned soldiers at Afghanistan base

    02/27/2012 3:01:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/27/12 | AP/fox
    <p>The Taliban claimed Monday that they had poisoned soldiers at a U.S. base in Afghanistan by recruiting a cook who worked there.</p> <p>Sources told Fox News that a "couple" of U.S. troops were sickened and have since recovered since traces of bleach were found in food at a NATO base in Nangarhar Province. No one was seriously injured.</p>
  • NATO Chief Already Looking to Slink-Away from Aimless Debacle in Libya

    05/09/2011 7:20:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Rasmussen: "We have to realize that there is no military solution" After weeks of making statements that closely resemble Obama's hollow platitudes and wishful thinking on Libya  (i.e. Gaddafi "increasingly isolated", "walls closing in", "optimistic" that he'll "eventually" go, etc) but at the same time doing little effective to bring any of that about, the line emanating today from NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen is that the military alliance should not be expected to defeat Muammar Gaddafi on the battlefield, ever... _____________________________________________________________________________ NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has warned it will be necessary to find a political solution to the conflict in Libya....
  • State Dept. Audit: Obama administration overselling diplomacy in Iraq?

    11/03/2010 3:45:41 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 2 replies
    The Obama administration could be overstating what U.S. diplomats can do to contain Iraq's ethnic and sectarian tensions without U.S. military forces, a State Department audit concluded Tuesday, raising fresh concerns about the planned pullout of American troops next year. The auditors also questioned whether American diplomats who remain behind will be adequately protected against insurgent violence, and their report faulted Washington for its planning of the transition from a U.S. military-led mission in Iraq to one run by American civilians in 2011.The audit's findings echo worries expressed by some U.S. defense analysts and former diplomats. They say hard-won security...
  • Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center (Disputed)

    08/16/2010 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 189 replies · 3+ views ^ | 8/16/10 | Shlomo Shamir
    After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero - the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York - it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site. ...
  • Excerpts: Obama would start Afghanistan withdrawals in 2011

    12/01/2009 4:24:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies · 2,751+ views
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2009
    Washington (CNN) -- President Obama will announce Tuesday he'll deploy 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan "at the fastest pace possible" with a goal of starting to withdraw forces from the country in July 2011. "The 30,000 additional troops that I am announcing tonight will deploy in the first part of 2010 ... so that they can target the insurgency and secure key population centers," Obama will say, according to excerpts from his speech at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Obama will say that the additional U.S. forces "will allow us to accelerate handing over responsibility...
  • Bloggers Say Scozzafava Should Withdraw

    10/22/2009 12:25:43 PM PDT · by MadisonReagan · 22 replies · 1,039+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/22/09 | MadisonReagan
    An incredible host of conservative bloggers, ranging from Mark Tapscott at The Examiner, who is a member of the Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame, to me and Brian Faughnan at respective blogs at the Washington Times, to the directors of Red State, to Breitbart's blog, to several at Red County, to a particularly well-researched one by Jim Geraghty at The Campaign Spot at NRO, .... has stepped forward in solidarity with John McCormack of the Weekly Standard to demand that New York congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava withdraw .....
  • Enzi Wants Obama to Withdraw Labor Pick

    08/25/2009 1:59:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 201+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/25/09 | Susan Ferrechio
    Sen. Mike Enzi wants the Obama administration to withdraw its nominee for Solicitor of the Department of Labor. Enzi sent a letter to President Obama accusing nominee Patricia Smith of giving "inconsistent statement and testimony" to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Enzi, of Wyoming, is the top Republican on the panel. Smith currently serves as commissioner for the New York Department of Labor and started a program in the city called "Wage Watch," which utilizes community groups to "participate in a range of activities aimed at improving labor law compliance, including holding know-your-rights training, providing employers with information...
  • Mountains of Gear to Move to U.S. as Forces Responsibly Withdraw

    08/02/2009 1:21:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 802+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Kiyoshi Freeman, USA
    COB ADDER — As U.S. forces prepare for one of the biggest logistical challenges since the Vietnam War, military planners continue examining the best ways to move the mountains of equipment accumulated here since 2003. During a recent conference at Joint Base Balad, senior logisticians traveled from around the world to discuss the ongoing drawdown of forces and equipment here and the repositioning of assets to Afghanistan. One of the key issues addressed was the shipping containers scattered around the country, and the thousands more Coalition forces would need for drawdown operations. Enter the 368th Seaport Operations Detachment, which manages...
  • U.S. servicemembers withdraw from Iraqi cities, move to main installations

    06/30/2009 6:21:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 402+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. John Gordinier, USAF
    6/30/2009 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFNS) -- Under the Security Agreement signed between Washington, D.C., and Baghdad, Iraq, officials in November 2008, U.S. servicemembers are to withdraw from Iraqi cities, villages and localities by June 30. As a result of the agreement, some servicemembers are moving onto main installations such as Sather Air Base, Iraq, and Joint Base Balad. With the start of the withdrawal from urban areas in progress, Joint Base Balad is capable and ready for the influx of servicemembers and equipment, said Col. Sal Nodjomian, the 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group commander. "Joint Base Balad is...
  • U.S. Combat Troops on Pace to Leave Iraqi Cities by June 30

    06/01/2009 5:50:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 244+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – American combat troops are on pace to leave Iraqi cities by the June 30 deadline stipulated by the U.S.-Iraq security agreement, U.S. officials in Baghdad said yesterday. Army Brig. Gen. Keith Walker, commander of the Iraq Assistance Group, said in a news conference that security throughout the country has continued to improve. The security agreement calls for all coalition combat forces to be out of the cities by the end of the month. “We will adhere to the security agreement,” Walker said. “So, all combat forces will be out of the cities unless there is...
  • Obama To Keep Combat Troops In Iraq More Than A Year Longer Than Bush Was!

    02/24/2009 6:30:30 PM PST · by vaper69 · 11 replies · 476+ views
    Today the AP is reporting that Obama will remove US combat troops from Iraq by August 2010, and that all US troops will be pulled out by December 2011. On the surface this looks good for Obama supporters, but Obama can’t take credit for getting US troops out of Iraq. That was ALL Bush. In fact, Obama has just admitted that he is extending US combat troops' deployment in Iraq by 14 months longer than under the Bush plan.

    02/12/2009 2:37:45 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 107 replies · 3,948+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 2/12/9 | Drudge
    OBAMA BURNED: GREGG WITHDRAWS AFTER POLICIES TOO MUCH TO STOMACH Thu Feb 12 2009 16:18:14 ET For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Senator Gregg Statement on His Withdrawal for Consideration of U.S. Commerce Secretary Sen. Gregg stated, “I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time. I especially admire his willingness to reach across the aisle. “However, it has become apparent during this...
  • Will Biden Withdraw? (Vanity)

    09/27/2008 7:11:38 PM PDT · by phil_t · 18 replies · 809+ views
    There have been many rumors that Joe Biden's name will be removed from the Democrat ticket (some say the date will be October 5th). However what purpose would removing his name serve? In most of the 50 states Biden's name will physically remain on the ballot; absentee ballots are distributed and it has been estimated that one third of all the votes will have been cast prior to November 4th. There have been past Senatorial and Representative campaigns when one of the candidates has died prior to the election. The dead candidate's name remains on the ballot, votes are cast,...
  • Obama Secretly Urged Iraq To <em>Delay</em> Troop Withdrawal So He Could Get Credit For The Victory

    09/15/2008 9:05:43 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 25 replies · 118+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 15, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    If this is true, I don't see how the guy wins even one state in November. From the New York Post. While campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence. According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. "He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and...
  • Rice Expects Russian Troops to Withdraw From Georgia

    08/16/2008 3:53:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 180+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2008 – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today she expects Russia, which reportedly signed a cease-fire deal with Georgia, will begin to withdraw its forces “expeditiously” from the former Soviet republic. Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev today signed a French-brokered peace deal, a day after Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili endorsed the agreement, which includes a drawdown of troops to levels that existed before Russia invaded its neighbor last week, according to news reports. “Now that President Medvedev has reportedly signed the cease-fire agreement, I assume that Russian forces are going to begin to withdraw expeditiously,” Rice...
  • Lebanese opposition to withdraw gunmen from Beirut streets (in compliance with an army request)

    05/10/2008 8:43:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 135+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/08 | AP
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah TV says that Hezbollah-led opposition forces will withdraw all their gunmen from Beirut in compliance with an army request. An opposition statement says the move comes after the army called on gunmen to get off the street and reopen the roads. But the statement said that a "civil disobedience" campaign will continue until its demands are met. Hezbollah gunmen seized most of the capital's Muslim sector Friday in the worst sectarian strife since a 15-year civil war ended nearly two decades ago. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier...
  • McCain considers setting benchmarks for Iraqis {or else withdraw from Iraq?}

    01/27/2008 9:57:08 AM PST · by TeleStraightShooter · 90 replies · 241+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01.26.2007 | Margaret Talev
    McCain considers setting benchmarks for Iraqis By Margaret Talev McClatchy-Tribune Tucson, Arizona | Published: 01.26.2007 WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the most stalwart supporters of the war in Iraq, said Thursday that he might propose that the Iraqi government meet certain benchmarks for the United States to continue its engagement. Fellow senators and independent political scientists said McCain's thinking reflected growing concerns within the Republican Party about the course of the war, and also might mark a turning point for the likely 2008 presidential contender, whose previous unconditional backing of the war may have hurt his prospects....
  • Clinton: I won't fund Iraq war without withdrawal plan

    09/23/2007 10:03:46 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 29 replies · 410+ views ^ | September 23, 2007 | WASHINGTON (CNN)
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said Sunday she won't vote for any more money to support the four-year-old war in Iraq without a plan to start bringing U.S. troops home.
  • House OKs plan to withdraw US troops (measure passed 223-201 in the Democratic-controlled House)

    07/12/2007 3:34:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies · 6,292+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/07 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Iraq has achieved only spotty military and political progress toward a democratic society, the Bush administration conceded Thursday, an unenthusiastic assessment followed quickly by a House vote to withdraw U.S. troops by spring. The measure passed 223-201 in the Democratic-controlled House despite a veto threat from President Bush, who has ruled out any change in war policy before September. "The security situation in Iraq remains complex and extremely challenging," the administration report concluded. The economic picture is uneven, it added, and the government has not yet enacted vital political reconciliation legislation. As many as 80 suicide bombers per...
  • Clintonian Contradictions

    05/04/2007 9:40:54 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 488+ views
    New Your Sun ^ | 05-04-07 | New York Sun Editorial
    "We will not achieve our goals … if our eyes are always on the clock and our focus is solely on what others do. We are more than bookkeepers and spectators. We are leaders, and our fundamental objective … is not to leave. It's to win."-- Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State under President Clinton,regarding President Clinton's use of force in the Balkians
  • Sadr Raises Pressure For US To Withdraw

    04/16/2007 7:12:46 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 875+ views
    The Telegrpah (UK) ^ | 4-17-2007 | Damien McElroy
    Sadr raises pressure for US to withdraw By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:20am BST 17/04/2007 The United States faced a fresh challenge to its presence in Iraq yesterday when supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr's radical Shia Muslim movement quit the Baghdad government to demand a deadline for withdrawal of its troops. By pulling out of the ruling Shia Alliance coalition, Sadr has moved a step closer to outright confrontation with the American-led military effort to stabilise Iraq. A Shia militiaman wears an identity card with a picture of Moqtada al-Sadr on the back The loss of Sadr's followers,...
  • Report: Iraq a Lost Cause, US Should Withdraw

    02/15/2007 9:00:38 AM PST · by CNS · 32 replies · 1,130+ views ^ | 02/15/07 | Nathan Burchfiel
    ( - Securing Iraq is a lost cause for U.S. forces, and President Bush should begin withdrawing troops to avoid "floundering ineffectually" and further damaging U.S. credibility, a report issued by the Council on Foreign Relations concludes. "The American intervention in Iraq unseated a murderous despot in April 2003," Steven Simon, a senior fellow at CFR, acknowledges in the report, originally published last week but presented Wednesday in a teleconference. "It also triggered the collapse of the Iraqi state, plunged the country into a civil war that brought about the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians, wrecked the...
  • Pelosi's Statements on Troop Levels Have Shifted as Iraq War Draws On

    01/10/2007 9:10:33 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 14 replies · 579+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 10, 2007
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi's public statements on Iraq decidedly fall in favor of a quick withdrawal of U.S. troops, but the House speaker's position hasn't always been for a "cut and run" approach. In mid-2004, then Minority Leader Pelosi called for increasing the number of troops in Iraq and scolded the administration for not incorporating more troops into its initial war plans. The conflicting statements may make for a useful political weapon by opponents, but an aide to Pelosi said the contrasts do not reflect any inconsistency and should be viewed in terms of then and now.
  • Iran Promises To Help US If US Withdraws From Iraq

    11/26/2006 4:52:08 PM PST · by Westlander · 26 replies · 709+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, November 26, 2006 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday Iran was ready to help the United States and Britain in Iraq but only if they pledged to change their attitude and withdraw their troops. The remark comes amid growing calls for Washington to engage Iraq’s neighbors, Iran and Syria, to help prevent Iraq plunging into civil war. A senior U.S. official said this month Washington was "in principle" ready to discuss Iraq with Iran but said the timing of such talks was unclear. Ahmadinejad has previously said he would talk but only if Washington changed its behavior. "The Iranian...
  • Cut and Run? You Bet.

    05/04/2006 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Col. Bob · 53 replies · 1,420+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | May/June 2006 | Lt. Gen. William E. Odom
    Why America must get out of Iraq now. Courtesy US DOD Withdraw immediately or stay the present course? That is the key question about the war in Iraq today. American public opinion is now decidedly against the war. From liberal New England, where citizens pass town-hall resolutions calling for withdrawal, to the conservative South and West, where more than half of “red state” citizens oppose the war, Americans want out. That sentiment is understandable. The prewar dream of a liberal Iraqi democracy friendly to the United States is no longer credible. No Iraqi leader with enough power and legitimacy to...
  • Democrats may unite on plan to pull troops

    02/20/2006 6:08:22 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 117 replies · 1,967+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 20, 2006 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- After months of trying unsuccessfully to develop a common message on the war in Iraq, Democratic Party leaders are beginning to coalesce around a broad plan to begin a quick withdrawal of US troops and install them elsewhere in the region, where they could respond to emergencies in Iraq and help fight terrorism in other countries. The concept, dubbed ''strategic redeployment," is outlined in a slim, nine-page report coauthored by a former Reagan administration assistant Defense secretary, Lawrence J. Korb, in the fall. It sets a goal of a phased troop withdrawal that would take nearly all US...
  • Iran Says UK Must Withdraw Troops From Basra

    02/17/2006 11:28:48 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 973+ views
    Iran says UK must withdraw troops from Basra Staff and agencies Friday February 17, 2006 The Iranian foreign minister today demanded that Britain pull its troops out of the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Speaking during a visit to Lebanon, Manouchehr Mottaki said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran demands the immediate withdrawal of British forces from Basra." He said UK troops were destabilising the city. The prime minister, Tony Blair, dismissed the comments as an attempt to "divert attention" from international concerns over Iran's stability. Mr Blair today held talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin, at which...
  • Iraq War Vet Abandons Ohio Political Bid - (Blow to Democrats)

    02/15/2006 3:10:57 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 25 replies · 1,182+ views
    AP - AOL News ^ | 15 Feb 06 | Dan Sewell
    Hackett Says Fellow Democrats 'Hurt' Campaign CINCINNATI (Feb. 15) - Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett, a Bush administration critic who had been recruited by top Democrats to run for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday he was reluctantly dropping his campaign and declared his political career over. Paul Hackett, seen here meeting voters, says he was pressured by top Democrats to abandon his Ohio Senate campaign. Hackett said he was pressured by party leaders to drop out of the Senate primary and run for the House against Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt instead. National Democratic leaders, especially Sen. Charles Schumer, added to that...
  • Reconstructing Murtha

    11/21/2005 7:38:44 AM PST · by Paine in the Neck · 29 replies · 1,539+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/21/2005 | Noel Sheppard
    Almost since the moment Congressman John Murtha (D-Pennsylvania) took the stage last Thursday to call for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, the left and the media that supports them have gone out of their way to construct a picture of this Vietnam veteran that is somewhat inconsistent with the truth.
  • We Have a Duty on Veterans Day (Letter from Melanie Morgan - MAF)

    11/11/2005 3:15:04 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 11 replies · 1,281+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 11/11/2005 | Melanie Morgan
    Fellow Americans: The Sacramento City Council is feeling the heat because of you and this Veteran's Day weekend we need to step up our efforts. After the Council passed a resolution by an 8-1 vote calling for the immediate withdrawal from Iraq and saying that, "we're losing in Iraq," the Council Members have been bombarded with over 1,000 phone calls, emails, letters and FAXes. This is all because of you. And here's the best part - now the Council Members are starting to back track. Not only have they gone to the news media to "clarify" their intentions, but...
  • Bush Stung As Miers Withdraws Nomination (HA! Which is It Left?)

    10/27/2005 4:05:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 145 replies · 2,551+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 27 Oct 05 | They are too ashamed to give one
    WASHINGTON - In a striking defeat for President Bush, White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court on Thursday after three weeks of brutal criticism from fellow conservatives. The Senate's top Republican predicted a replacement candidate within days.
  • Open Letter To Harriet Miers (Melanie Morgan Urges Her To Withdraw Her Nomination Alert)

    10/13/2005 10:41:48 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 312 replies · 3,296+ views ^ | 10/14/05 | Melanie Morgan
    Dear Harriet: I write to you today as one conservative woman to another, asking you to do something that almost no one in Washington, D.C., seems capable of doing: putting your own self-interest aside and withdrawing your name from consideration as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Watching from outside the Beltway of Washington, D.C., I see and hear things that are not reported by the mainstream media. As a talk-show host, I hear from our conservative base on a daily basis, and it's not encouraging for your nomination. By asking President Bush to withdraw your name from nomination to the...
  • Senate Democrats blast Republicans, praise Miers

    10/08/2005 12:38:58 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 19 replies · 507+ views
    Stingray: A Blog for Salty Christians ^ | October 8, 2005 | Michael McCullough
    Yikes, the Associated Press, in Senate Dems Defend Miers on Top Court Nod, points with glee how the Democrats are trying to take advantage of the rift between conservatives on Harriet Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court. Senator Mikulski is dead wrong -- the opposition to Miers doesn't relate to her gender at all, but is rather a battle between what The Black Republican calls Church Lady v. Ivy League. And, as Peggy Noonan states, there is a "great old American tradition of not really liking Church Lady. However, Mikulski is correct by saying that "a woman who was one of...
  • Sheehan urges Napolitano to withdraw National Guard troops

    10/03/2005 9:38:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 71 replies · 1,755+ views
    PHOENIX - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is urging Governor Napolitano to request the withdrawal of Arizona National Guard troops from Iraq. Her request was made in a letter she delivered today to the governor's office. She cited the potential danger of wildfires as well as a loss of firefighters and law enforcement officers as reasons .....
  • The Greatest Generation: A suggestion for the president’s Tuesday night address

    06/28/2005 1:25:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 379+ views
    My fellow Americans, my parents’ generation is known as the Greatest Generation. But it was not because they were the Greatest Generation that they prevailed in World War II. Rather, they became the Greatest Generation because of the struggles and hardships they were willing and able to endure — in order to win World War II. Their struggle then was against the forces of totalitarianism and terror. Our struggle today is — once again — against the forces of totalitarianism and terror. Their challenge was immense and the stakes were historic. Our challenge is immense and the stakes are historic....
  • Poland to Pull Troops from Iraq at End of Year(Poland Bugs Out)

    04/12/2005 9:27:01 PM PDT · by Double_Plus_Good · 20 replies · 632+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12 Apr 05 | double_plus_good
    Poland to Pull Troops from Iraq at End of Year By REUTERS Published: April 12, 2005 Filed at 6:20 a.m. ET WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's government decided on Tuesday to withdraw its troops from Iraq at the end of 2005, making official an earlier proposal, Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski said. ``At the time of the expiry of the Security Council's mandate -- meaning at the end of 2005 -- the operations of the Polish stabilization mission should be finished,'' Szmajdzinski told a news conference after a cabinet meeting. Poland, a close ally of Washington in Europe and one of the...
  • What We Are Fighting for in Iraq -- Now

    04/11/2005 7:46:02 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 5 replies · 587+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | April 11, 2005 | Mac Johnson
    Just a few months ago, during the Presidential election, Iraq was the center of the political universe. It was a crisis, at the boiling point, a fiasco, a failure; and all media talk centered on the need for a "quick exit strategy," otherwise known as "John Kerry." The day after the election, the unavoidable crisis that had reached the boiling point was moved to the back burner to simmer indefinitely. Apparently, the unbearable burden became somehow more bearable when it could no longer benefit the Democratic Party to comment upon its weight. So I suppose our surrender will need to...
  • Y Syria LUVS Lebanon:Billions in skimmed revenue,Bekaa Valley's drug paradise,top-secret WMDtunnels

    03/18/2005 9:15:01 AM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 11 replies · 617+ views
    Geostrategy-Direct ^ | 3-18-05 | Geostrategy-Direct
    Why Syria loves Lebanon: Billions in skimmed revenues, Bekaa Valley's drug paradise, top-secret WMD tunnels 3-18-05 President Bashar Assad loves little Lebanon because he and his cronies have been sucking their neighbor dry for years. Lebanon feeds billions of dollars into Assad's coffers that allows him to resist Western sanctions and maintain power. Assad inherited this revenue stream, U.S. officials said. His late father, Hafez, created the system. First, Lebanon has been a drug paradise for the Assad regime. The Bekaa Valley, heavily guarded by Iranian and Syrian troops, contains one of the largest drug operations in the world....
  • Bush Tells Press: “Israel Must Withdraw from Settlements”

    03/15/2005 7:02:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 733+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 16, '05 | staff
    U.S. President George W. Bush reveals his true vision for the future of Israel: Removal of Jewish communities to make room for a contiguous PLO state in Judea and Samaria. Bush's statement was made at a press conference with Jordan's King Hussein at his side. Bush called on Israel to “sacrifice, meaning that Israel must withdraw from the settlements, there must be contiguous territory for a Palestinian state – into which a Palestinian state can grow.” Inasmuch as the Sharon government is adopting the Bush vision for the Middle East, the current plan for expelling Jewish residents from Gaza and...
  • Israel Set to Withdraw from Key Cities Despite Terror Upsurge

    03/08/2005 10:01:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 337+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 07, '05 | staff
    Despite an upsurge in the frequency and severity of terrorist attacks, the IDF is going ahead with plans to transfer control of five key cities in Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz is scheduled to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the next few days in order to coordinate the IDF withdrawal. The withdrawal, agreed upon at the Sharon-Abbas summit in Sharm El-Sheik, has been held up due to a terrorist attack on a Tel Aviv night club on February 25, which killed five and wounded 50. The suicide bomber came from Tulkarem, one...
  • U.S. can't leave (Iraq)

    02/02/2005 4:46:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 1,968+ views
    So, Iraqis went to the polls and bested the expectations that many pundits had for their election. People may be too scared to vote. People may not care to vote. Those predictions, it turned out, were wrong. Now Iraq can continue to build on the success of a vote - yes, not all Iraqis got to go to the polls because of safety issues in their areas - and work on creating a more secure nation. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., has already called for the United States to look beyond the election and start bringing U.S. troops home, possibly including...
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.: Thinking Out Iraq ... To withdraw, or not?

    01/14/2005 11:43:22 PM PST · by NutCrackerBoy · 27 replies · 1,085+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 14, 2005 | William F. Buckley, Jr.
    A wise young thing writes provocatively. He wants to know when the serious right wing in America — National Review, and critical legislators and commentators — is going to come out and say what he thinks, that we were wrong to go into Iraq. At a dinner meeting in New York last week of fourteen urbane and weighty conservatives, the host asked the question, How many of you would have voted to go into Iraq if circumstances were as advertised? The vote in favor of intervention was unanimous. The next question was, "Given what we now know, are you glad...
  • U.S. wants Syria to withdraw from Lebanon

    08/31/2004 9:37:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 640+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/31/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States is calling for the immediate withdrawal of Syrian forces from Lebanon, according to a a draft resolution circulated in the U.N. Security Council late Tuesday. The new measure also offers support for elections under the current Lebanese constitution, which would rule out a second term for pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud. The United States decided to press for a resolution - with the support of France, Lebanon's former colonial ruler - after what many saw as a Syrian-engineered move to change the constitution to extend Lahoud's term. The resolution calls on the council "to...