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The Iraq Front

The WikiLeaks Deluge

November 29, 2010

By now you’ve heard:  WikiLeaks has everyone at State and Defense in a complete react mode after several media outlets published some of the estimated 250,000 secret, classified, and other type documents.  Many other sites have complete coverage, so here’s one link which digs into the minutia thoroughly. However, the New York Times’ hypocrisy cannot [...]

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Obama’s Iraq Speech

September 1, 2010

Last night, President Obama decided to give a speech on the day “Operation Iraqi Freedom” was to end.  Going forward, it will be known as “Operation New Dawn,” where we’ll train up and send small special ops forces around Iraq in training exercises and for small operations/skirmishes, respectively. I watched the speech live last night [...]

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“Restoring Honor” Rally a Success

August 30, 2010

In case you missed it, Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington was a complete success, focusing on honoring our troops and their sacrifices as well as focusing on returning to God.  I watched the first hour on C-Span Saturday morning through Sarah Palin’s speech honoring those serving in the military.  She was slated to [...]

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How Much We Really Spent on Iraq

August 22, 2010

Just a few days ago the last combat troops left Iraq putting an end to that phase of the conflict.  On September 1 it even gets a new name, Operation New Dawn.  Last week I repeated an estimate which indicated that the war itself cost roughly $1 trillion to fight.  It turns out I was [...]

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US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

August 19, 2010

It’s been about seven-and-a-half years since Operation Iraqi Freedom set out to inflict “regime change” on Saddam Hussein and rebuild a war-torn Iraq into a functioning state.  Early this morning the last official combat troops entered Kuwait, leaving Iraq, ending America’s combat role. That’s not to say we’re done by any stretch.  We’re doubling the [...]

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WikiLeak’s Leftist Agenda

July 27, 2010

Yesterday came news that the leftist site WikiLeaks produced over 90,000 pages of documents allegedly blowing the whistle on “war crimes” during the Afghan War through 2009, coincidentally making sure to keep the Obama Nation clean in all of this. As many have aptly noted, the information in these leaked documents tells us nothing new:  [...]

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Frickin’ Laser Beams!

July 20, 2010

The US Navy now has laser beams which can take down drones from seafaring military ships!  Apparently, the salt air weakens the strength of the beam (I have no idea why, but it does), however this problem has been overcome by the good people at Raytheon.  Though the “Laser Weapon System” is not ready for [...]

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Petraeus Redux

June 24, 2010

As to be expected, General Stanley McChrystal was sacked yesterday as the commanding general in Afghanistan.  In his place, President Obama named Centcom Commander General David Petraeus to replace McChrystal. Petraeus is the COIN (counter insurgency) guru who was the mastermind behind the Baghdad Security Plan, better known as the Surge, in Iraq which is [...]

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Bush Would “Do It Again”

June 3, 2010

Sometimes I miss Dubya.  Yeah, his speech delivery made me wince a lot, and yes his “compassionate conservatism” sounded a lot like watered-down liberalism in retrospect, and yes the “Ownership Society” of universal home-ownership contributed to (he wasn’t alone in all that) the biggest economic bubble in human history, but I do miss the other [...]

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Memorial Day 2010

May 31, 2010

A solemn holiday begun after the Civil War, Memorial Day allows us, as a culture, to honor the sacrifices of those who’ve died in America’s wars and give special recognition to those who continue to serve.  We cannot thank our service men and women enough for their sacrifices, especially those who have paid the ultimate [...]

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SUV Tries to Blow Up Times Square

May 2, 2010

Yesterday, New York City’s Times Square was closed down for 10 hours while police and investigators dismantled a bomb which failed to detonate within a Nissan Pathfinder, which was parked on the street.  Damn SUVs!  Aside from veering off the road at will, aiming at granny, and pushing children through the windshield for fun, could [...]

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The Hurt Locker Wins Best Picture

March 8, 2010

Yesterday, Iraq had another in a series of successful parliamentary elections, moving them closer to a functioning democracy which can police itself and defend it’s territorial integrity. It’s wasn’t a perfect situation, dozens were killed in attacks on election sites, but the people seem determined to take the path of democracy. In unrelated news, yesterday, [...]

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The Iraq War is Now “Operation NEW DAWN”

February 21, 2010

The Iraq War is getting an official name change from Operation Iraqi Freedom to the much clearer and more succinct “Operation New Dawn.”  Like changing the name of the War on Terror to “overseas contingency operations” the Obama Administration has done it again — change the name, infer the completion of the mission, and claim [...]

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The Obamaprompter Spelled “Corpsman” Correctly

February 5, 2010

But the Obama Himself, didn’t pronounce it right! In fact, most of my 10th graders know that “corpsman” is pronounced “core-man.”  And this guy’s supposedly really smart?  Saying “57 States” is a snafu during a long campaign, but the Commander-in-Chief needs to know that while the Obamaprompter is spelling his words correctly, he still has [...]

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Joe Biden, Easer of Tension

January 22, 2010

Saw this AP headline while perusing the news: “Biden in Iraq to Help Ease Pre-Election Tensions.”  Do they figure that Biden’s constant gaffes will provide some comic relief to the people of Iraq, thus easing said tensions?  Why else send him?

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No US Combat Deaths in Iraq Last Month

January 4, 2010

That’s a pretty bold statement, but nonetheless a true one.  The US military lost zero soldiers in combat last month — an all-time low for a one-month period!  However, three soldiers did die of non-combat causes.  2009 itself was the most quiet year since 2004 on the casualty front. Some of the reasons why we’re [...]

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Welcome to Obamaville!

December 13, 2009

Check this sign out in Colorado (notice the subtle tone of the news anchors): Think about this:  the economy started growing again in the Spring of 1991, but Bush 41 still took the heat and lost the 1992 Election on that small eight-month recession (plus his RINO stripes had shown during his term alienating Conservatives [...]

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Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan

December 1, 2009

Here’s what I took from the President’s speech tonight on the future of the War in Afghanistan: “The common security of the world is at stake” says the President, but we’re getting out in 18 months because it’s a rather pricey endeavor.  OK, Taliban and al Qaeda types, just wait until July 2011 and start [...]

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SEALs Face Court-Martial for Fat Lip

November 26, 2009

More horror stories from the Obama Nation as three Navy SEALs on a special ops mission to seize wanted terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed are facing court martial for beating up Abed a little before bringing him in.  The mission, code named “Operation Amber” was designed to capture and bring to justice the man who is [...]

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Senate Votes to Debate Health Care Bill

November 22, 2009

The Senate voted yesterday 60-39 to begin debating Harry Reid’s 2,074 page flaming bag of crap he’s still calling Health Care Reform.  Every Democrat, Independent Joe Lieberman and Socialist Bernie Sanders voted to begin the debate.  No Republican voted for it, while Voinovich of Ohio didn’t vote at all (hence the “39″ instead of 40). [...]

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Veterans Day 2009

November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day!  If you get the chance, please take an opportunity to thank a veteran or at least take a few moments to contemplate the impact our soldiers have had and continue to have on our history, culture, and society.  If it weren’t for our veterans and service members America wouldn’t be the freest [...]

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Cheney: “Drumbeat of Defeatism” from Obama

October 21, 2009

I Heart Cheney for many reasons.  I love his unabashed defense of the Bush Administration’s Gitmo policy, the free-market, the CIA’s advanced interrogation techniques, and now his defense of what the Bush Administration left for Obama to deal with in Afghanistan.  Here’s how Fox reported Cheney’s statement’s on Special Report with Bret Baier tonight: Well, you had [...]

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Obama to End “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

October 11, 2009

After ignoring this aspect of the gay rights agenda for nine months, President Obama has decided to clutter Congress some more and cling to any group who might boost his polls by finally inferring action on his pledge to end the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy on gays in the military.  Nine months ago I [...]

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Obama Abandoning the Iraqis

October 5, 2009

Obama made a campaign promise about withdrawing from Iraq.  Now, the repercussions of this withdrawal are being seen.  Amy Proctor has a link and a story about how the U.S. military has withdrawn from Anbar province, as part of the withdrawal strategy put forth by Obama, and how the Iraqi’s in that region are feeling [...]

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September 11, 2017… Maybe

September 11, 2009

A sixth-grade teacher calls her class to attention right after a “God”-less Pledge of Allegiance:  “OK kids, can anyone tell the class what day it is today?” After some rustling from the students subsides a girl in front of the classroom raises her hand and responds, “It’s 9/11, Ms. Hoover.” The teacher replies, “Thank you, Abby,” then goes on to [...]

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Obama’s Health Care Speech Angers Vet

September 10, 2009

Imagine if you put your heart and soul into your job.  Say it’s an important job that takes you away from your family, friends, and loved ones one weekend a month and a few weeks a year.  Say, also, that this very important job took you away from your family for over a year, putting [...]

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Cheney Shines on FNS

August 30, 2009

Here’s a clip of Dick Cheney on “Fox News Sunday” this morning with the increasingly Wolf Blitzer-like Chris Wallace: Notice how Wallace dogs Cheney about the contents of his book and how Cheney gives nothing away — Cheney lets him know who was running that interview, which is good because Wallace is a terrible at [...]

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Cindy Sheehan Returns!

August 28, 2009

Ahhh… this is actually refreshing!  Finally, a vocal liberal being consistent on the war!  No other than Cindy Sheehan returns to her anti-war protests, this time focusing on President Obama during his Martha’s Vineyard vacation.  Her squat-spot, “Camp Casey,” reopens in Massachusetts just in time for Obama’s stay.  While there, she’s even invoked Ted Kennedy’s vote against the [...]

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Alone on Obamacare

August 19, 2009

Word has it from various sources that the Democrats, reading the cards (the lightning-struck Tower probably), are ready to forget bipartisan support for Obamacare and may jam it through anyway.  All this blaming of Republicans for obstructionism is laughable since with a clear majority in the House and a filibuster-proof Senate, the Dems can do anything they [...]

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Human Rights Problems in Iraq and Afghanistan

August 17, 2009

No one really expected that when the Taliban collapsed and Saddam ran into his spider hole that Afghanistan and Iraq would instantly turn into Jeffersonian Democracies with full citizenship rights and beer pong being played at a co-ed colleges.  It would take some time, some prodding, some leading by example (that is, unless you’re a [...]

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