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Baffling: Bush Admin Covers Up WMDs in Iraq

October 17, 2014

The old WMD story has recently resurfaced and if what I’ve read is true, I’m beyond outraged. The back story:  Back in 2006 the Pentagon feared that the insurgents (particularly Al Qaeda in Iraq, now ISIS) would use remnants of Saddam’s chemical weapon stockpile against US troops particularly for use in IEDs. Of course, that [...]

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Back in Iraq

August 10, 2014

Iraq is a mess. Unfortunately that line could have been described Iraq at any time since 1980.  Like Tito in Yugoslavia, Saddam was able to keep all the various factions in line, usually with brute force.  Remove Saddam from the mix and without proper planning and support, a mess could ensue.  And it did. After [...]

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Boehner on Board with Obama on Syria Means War

September 3, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner had a meeting with Obama today and the usual happened — Boehner caved to Obama’s wishes, this time on the issue of military action in Syria: Later, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, General Dempsey and others attended a picnic Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing where they tried to make the case for [...]

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A Brewing Mess in Syria

August 27, 2013

In the wake of yet another chemical weapons attack against the rebels in Syria by the Assad regime, President Obama has allowed the US military to position itself to strike Assad at any time, with multiple options.  This would be the third major military intervention since our Nobel Peace Prize winning President entered office.  Retired [...]

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Women on the Front Lines

January 24, 2013

Word came out today that outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is paving the way for women to be on the front line of combat by 2016. While I agree in principle with the policy change, I have a feeling that this opportunity for women is done in-hand with civilian political calculations — another “first” [...]

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Boston Flight School Exposes TSA’s Pre-9/11 Mindset

July 19, 2012

News came today that a Boston-area flight school owned by an illegal alien had 25 illegal aliens learning to fly planes, six of whom got a pilot’s license.  The most disturbing development, however, was that the GAO indicated that this flight training was actually approved of by the TSA! What are we paying these government [...]

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War #4: Uganda?

October 14, 2011

With Iraq and Libya winding down as Afghanistan is heating up, the President decided to choose a Friday afternoon document-dump to inform the nation that he will suddenly enforce a two-year-old resolution passed by Congress to send troops into Uganda deal with some insurgents.  While only deploying about 100 special forces to help the Ugandan [...]

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James O’Keefe Exposes the NJEA

October 27, 2010

James O’Keefe’s organization, Project Veritas, which promotes “modern day muckrakers,” has a scathing series of videos highlighting the cavalier attitude as well as the abuse and fraud with which the NJEA (the state-level teachers union) has been involved.  Remember, O’Keefe was involved in exposing ACORN’s mischief last year. As a teacher I’m embarrassed by all [...]

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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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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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Iraq and Afghanistan: An Exit Strategy

September 29, 2009

Vanderleun over at American Digest has come up with a simple and effective exit strategy that the U.S. could employ for the Afghan and Iraqi wars.  I must say, his plan is compelling, given recent world events. Unfortunately, I don’t think this strategy fits into the HopeAndChange strategy of talking to dictators and thugs.  Sorry [...]

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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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Bush Defends Himself

June 18, 2009

Yesterday, Dubya showed up to speak with business folks in Erie, PA, and defended himself on EITs (enhanced interrogation techniques) and his general policy in the War on Terror… um, sorry, that’s Overseas Contingency Operations (gag!).  Despite the headlines Bush indicated that he wasn’t going to criticize Obama, although he did get in a few jabs on those [...]

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“Meddling” in Iran

June 17, 2009

Earlier this week, Obama gave a high-profile speech not defending the democracy movement in Iran saying that given our history with Iran, an American President should not meddle with them.  I know that he’s trying to wait and see, not turning Iran into Obama’s version of Hungary in 1956, but in principle he should have shown more [...]

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Operation Iraqi Freedom — Plus Six

March 20, 2009

Six years ago, a few hours before dawn on March 20, 2003, “Operation Iraqi Freedom” officially began.  It was still March 19th here in the States, so that’s why the anniversary was noted in yesterday’s media coverage.  It took 21 days to affect regime change, and it’s taken six years to secure that nation to [...]

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Iran Wants an Apology Too!

January 28, 2009

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has asked for an apology from the US because of “crimes” America has committed against them.  Of course, it’s both ridiculous and completely expected.  In fact, I expect the Obama Administration to be conciliatory toward the Iranian regime which is nonetheless running a proxy-war in Gaza, Lebanon, as well as killing US troops in Iraq. All that [...]

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Obama’s No Lincoln

January 17, 2009

Of course Abraham Lincoln would be very proud that 144 years after his death, a biracial man is to be inaugurated as our 44th President.  Cool.  We get it — Obama has a permanent place in history just by showing up this Tuesday.  But just because Obama’s a tall and lanky orator doesn’t automatically mean he’s Lincoln.  The [...]

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Nabbing al Qaeda in Syria

October 27, 2008

In cross-border raids yesterday from Iraq into a border-town in Syria, word has it that Abu Ghadiyain, a significant al Qaeda planner of operations in Iraq, was nabbed by US forces.  Iran and Russia condemned the attack, but the Iraqis were not apologetic — they knew where the bad guys were.  I think the US decided that [...]

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Obama Undermining Foreign Policy

October 10, 2008

The Washington Times has a story today outlining how Obama tried to thwart our foreign policy by attempting to convince the Iraqi government to hold off on any agreement on troop presence / withdrawal until after the January elections.  The story has been rumored before, but this story has the testimony of a named source – [...]

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Murtha Gets Sued

September 25, 2008

One of the Marines accused of murder of Iraq civilians in Haditha, Iraq, and has since been cleared, is now bringing suite against Rep. John Murtha (D-PA).  The Marine, former Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt, is bringing the suite for defamation of character.  Rep. Murtha had repeatedly accused the Marines involved in committing “Cold-Blooded killings”.  I am not one to [...]

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Real American Heroes Are For McCain

September 12, 2008

Joe Cook is a veteran of the Iraq war who supports McCain (note this was an independent ad put together by Joe Cook, and not in any way affiliated with the McCain campaign.)  The ad is very powerful, especially the end.  Rather than go into detail, I will let Joe Cook speak for himself.

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We’re Not an Obama Nation Yet, But Try Telling That to His Campaign!

July 22, 2008

One of the major themes of Obama’s trip abroad has been trying to make him look Presidential.  In all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the trip, Obama’s people sometimes forget that he, in fact, is not yet President.  Also, sometimes they have to be reminded of that little detail a second time on the same [...]

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Real Progress in Iraq

July 1, 2008

A dismal report from the AP suggests that Iraq has slowly, ploddingly, and grudgingly met 15 of 18 important “benchmarks” as of May 2008.  From the tone of the story, one might think that something bad happened!  But no, in fact, slow but measurable progress is being made despite the Left’s efforts to snatch defeat from [...]

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Global Warming’s Fried President Bush

April 16, 2008

The Global Warming alarmists have finally worn down the GOP passed the weak-kneed crowd, and into the Bush-crowd (which is increasingly looking like only Dubya himself).  Only the open-minded, conservative-wing remains as the firewall against an economic cataclysm based on ever-changing scientific data.  It goes to show how all Libs need to do is find an issue [...]

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MSM Attacks Lead to Actual Attacks!

March 24, 2008

So says a Harvard study on that very topic.  I guess it takes a study by a group of leftist Ivy-League brainiacs (economists of all people!) to figure something out that makes perfect sense to us normal folk:  “anti-resolve” statements in our press correlate to increased attacks by insurgents in Iraq, who by and large have access [...]

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