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The Surge

Hagel Hearing Debacle

January 31, 2013

In the spirit of full disclosure, we here at AOR have a history of not liking Chuck Hagel.  Mike even wrote this in September 2007: As Chris Wallace once pointed out, the man’s [Hagel] worldview on national security was closer to John Kerry’s than to the mainstream of the Republican Party. That was then.  In [...]

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Petraeus Resigns Over Affair

November 9, 2012

Earlier today, CIA director General David Petraeus resigned his post because of an extra-marital affair with his biographer which was uncovered by the FBI.  Such a revelation becomes a national security threat since foreign nations or internal malcontents could use such information to blackmail the CIA chief.  The affair is unacceptable and deplorable behavior on [...]

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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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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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Have We Still Lost the War, Harry?

April 20, 2009

Here’s the Senate Majority Leader roughly two years ago: What’s horrible is that his ilk is now in charge of two branches of our government!  When it was “Bush’s War” it was OK to declare defeat as such when the biggest military turnaround in American history since General Grant took over the Army of the Potomac in [...]

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NY Times Tries to Credit Iraq Victory to Democrats

November 30, 2008

It is no secret that the surge in Iraq has been a major success, turning what seemed to be approaching a quagmire into a victory.  The Bush administration, after many setbacks during the first four years of the war, turned it around thanks to the leadership and counter-insurgency strategy of General David Petraeus.  Now, victory [...]

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Krauthammer Casts His Early Ballot

October 24, 2008

In his latest column, the syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer endorses John McCain for President.  I love his column partially because he picks on the lily-livered, weak-kneed RINOs who are prematurely giving up or even jumping ship.  Then he makes a few simple points:  the economy will return to normal like it always eventually does, Obama was dead wrong on the Surge [...]

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Colin Powell Endorses Obama

October 19, 2008

The RINOs have a new face this morning:  Colin Powell.  The still self-professed “Republican” said on Meet the Depressed this morning that Powell will be voting for Obama because The One has run a positive campaign and is a “transformational figure” for America and the world.  Truth is we need a President who can articulate American values clearly [...]

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Petraeus: Iraq “Spiraling Upwards”

September 3, 2008

David Petraeus indicated today that a pullout of MNF (Multi-National Forces) around the Baghdad area is probably possible by next summer due to conditions on the ground.  He also said that the area is “‘spiraling upwards’ towards normal conditions” and “it gives Iraq new hope.”  What great news from a straight-shooter and American hero who’s shown [...]

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Moqtada al Sadr Ready to Stand Down

August 6, 2008

Little ”Mullah Atari” himself, Moqtada al Sadr, has signaled that the various factions of Sadr’s Madhi Army will put down their guns and become glorified ”community organizers” who will help rebuild Iraq when (or if) he issues his dictates this Friday. Something that the above article brings home is the flood of good news out of Iraq lately:  [...]

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Finishing the “Real War” in Iraq

July 17, 2008

There’s this story going around the AP this morning which indicates that some soldiers are longing to go to the “real war” in Afghanistan, as Iraq is becoming the more quiet of the two battlefields lately.  With violence against Coalition troops in Iraq on pace to be the lowest in years and the Dems even [...]

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Petraeus and Crocker Surge Update: ’08 Version

April 8, 2008

General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker entered a hostile-fire zone once again on Capitol Hill, and once again came out looking like the adults in the room!  By later this evening, all three Presidential contenders will have gotten a chance to question the General about the continued effectiveness of the Surge strategy.  I’d like to [...]

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