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The Iraq War 10 Years Later

March 20, 2013

On March 20, 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom began.  The United States and Coalition forces sought to remove Saddam Hussein from power for (among other things) being in material breech of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.  Twenty-one days later Baghdad was taken and the regime was on the run.  Approximately eight years, eight months and three [...]

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France Leads Military Effort in Mali, Latest Front in the War on Terror

January 14, 2013

I’ve always thought that President Bush’s greatest accomplishment was his recognition that terrorist acts committed by networks of global reach and the nations who harbored them were really acts of war that should be treated as such.  Rather than serving terrorists with legal papers and affording them U.S. Constitutional rights, Bush believed that a wider [...]

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Movie Review — Zero Dark Thirty

January 12, 2013

The highly anticipated film about the search and eventual killing of Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, opened on screens across the country yesterday.  Here’s the trailer: As you may know, this movie is controversial for some on both sides of the aisle.  Some Democrats (and John McCain, of course) don’t like the “torture” scenes [...]

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Veterans Group Targets Obama

May 3, 2012

Responding to Obama’s poorly devised football-spiking Bin Laden ad, the group Veterans for a Stronger America produced this superb ad: Great ad — a group of veterans glorifying the sacrifices of those who actually carry out the overseas contingency operations War on Terror, while using Obama’s own words against him.  It doesn’t get more effective [...]

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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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Peaceful Egyptian Muslims Break Out of their Shells

January 10, 2011

We’ve all seen too many news stories about Islamic terrorists murdering the innocent during the last ten years or so.  Technically it’s even longer than that, but I’m using September 11, 2001 as a reference point.  During that time, we’ve also seen many conservative commentators bemoaning the fact that too few peaceful Muslims stepped up [...]

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Taliban’s Top Military Commander Captured

February 16, 2010

The New York Times is reporting that American and Pakistani intelligence officials recently captured the Taliban’s top military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in Karachi.  Baradar is in Pakistani custody, but American officials are involved in the interrogations.  They are hopeful that Baradar may have information on the whereabouts of Taliban Leader Mullah Omar.  Capturing [...]

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We Never Even Call It By Its Name (Steven Crowder on Islamic Terrorism)

January 8, 2010

Many have rightly criticized the TSA’s nonsensical response to the attempted terrorist attack over Detroit on Christmas Day while others have outlined a set of proposals that would actually address the problems in the system.  So why hasn’t the government done acted logically?  One of the reasons can be found in Steven Crowder’s latest video.  [...]

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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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Ending the Doctrine of Preemption

October 15, 2009

Why stop in the middle of a castration, right?  Just keep going and finish it off!  President Bush’s doctrine of preemption is the basis for staying on offense in the War on Terror, while announcing that we would not make the mistakes of the 1990s and ignore or tie our own hands regarding gathering threats.  It may [...]

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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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A New al Qaeda Threat — Through Mexico?

June 3, 2009

Sara Carter from the Washington Times has unearthed this story about an al Qaeda recruiter speaking plainly about a plan to sneak anthrax or some other biological agent into America through tunnels between the US and Mexico and dispersing it in populated areas, including even on the White House lawn.  Then, even before entering America, al Qaeda [...]

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I Heart Cheney

May 22, 2009

I’ve liked Dick Cheney since the summer of 2000.  He was going to be a steady hand at Veep, had no ambition to be the top dog, so he decided to shoot from the hip and be the Administration’s authoritative voice on security issues.  He beat the heck out of Joe Lieberman in the 2000 [...]

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Napolitano: Our “Man-Caused Disaster”

March 26, 2009

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refuses to use the word terrorism in her recent speeches, inferring terrorist attacks are merely ”man-caused disasters.”  As Obama’s administration has put more effort declaring war on semantics rather than continuing to kill and detain terrorists, we’re moving beyond a pre-9/11 mindset in my opinion, we’re just being ridiculous, asking for something [...]

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An Enemy Combatant by Any Other Name

March 13, 2009

President Obama is officially abandoning the use of the term “enemy combatant” to describe enemy combatants in the War on Terror.  The announcement will make liberals who read nothing but headlines ecstatic.  They view the enemy combatant designation as nothing more than President Bush’s pretext to deny foreign terrorists with whom we are at war [...]

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Giving Terrorists Constitutional Rights

February 27, 2009

The Obama Administration has moved Al Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from being an enemy combatant to being indicted in U.S. Criminal Court.  Al-Marri was an Al Qaeda sleeper agent based in the U.S., and provided the terrorist organization with material support.  He arrived in the U.S. shortly before 9/11 and was arrested in [...]

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Sweden. Now There’s A Nation of Cowards

February 22, 2009

Despite what’s been flying out of Eric Holder’s mouth, the United States is not a nation of cowards.  If you want to see a nation of cowards, look no further than Sweden.  Last week, the Scandinavian Socialist Paradise decreed that their country’s upcoming Davis Cup match with Israel will have to be played in an [...]

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BBC Employees Unknowingly Admit Pro-Palestinian Bias

February 21, 2009

Four hundred BBC employees have signed a petition to overturn the BBC’s recent decision not to broadcast a pro-Palestinian propaganda special “Gaza Humanitarian Aid Appeal.”  The employees argue that by not airing the special, the BBC is effectively taking sides in the conflict.  Apparently, the BBC would never dream of broadcasting one-sided coverage in the [...]

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A-10 Strikes are an A+!

January 25, 2009

Being a lazy Sunday morning with no football to look forward to, I decided to surf for something interesting, something “Anything Else.”   Typically, however, certain things always tend to catch my eye.  The latest War on Terror buzz is that Obama is still continuing Bush’s drone policy out in the wilds of Afghanistan — cool, but Big [...]

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Say Never Forever

January 19, 2009

With anti-semitism on the rise in recent years, especially in Europe, disturbing scenes like these have become increasingly common.  What’s even more troubling is that anti-semitism is socially acceptable enough in certain areas for people to shamelessly display their hatred out in the open.  Not that all anti-semites are content to confine their filth to [...]

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Al Qaeda’s Al Zawahiri Taunts Obama

November 19, 2008

Apparently Al Qaeda big shot Ayman al Zawahiri is hurling insults at Barack Obama while hiding under his rock, even calling him a “house negro.”  The link contains no video, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen at least part of it.  Oh yes, here an excerpt of the terrorist’s rant. Looks like I jumped the gun [...]

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Israel’s Jimmy Carter Sends Wrong Message

June 29, 2008

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has once again displayed unfathomable incompetence when it comes to defending his country. Earlier today, the Prime Minister convinced his Cabinet to agree to a “prisoner exchange” in which Hezbollah will deliver the remains of two dead Israeli soldiers in exchange for the remains of ten terrorists and the release [...]

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One Look at the Bush Legacy

June 22, 2008

Finally a journalist who has some sense of historical perspective beyond the contemporary headlines!  Andrew Roberts wrote this article* comparing George W. Bush to another heavily maligned US president in his day, Harry S Truman. I think the comparison may stand in historical perspective.  Harry Truman was deeply disliked by the American people in 1952, blamed for [...]

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Berlusconi’s Back!

April 14, 2008

Take that Lefties!  Former Italian Prime Minister and supporter of winning the War on Terror, Silvio Berlusconi saw his ”People of Liberty Party” recently win both houses of Italy’s Parliament, making the former Prime Minister the new incoming Prime Minister.  France, Germany and now Italy all have center-right governments… maybe we’ll get one later this year too! [...]

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Osama Has Bin Relevant, Not So Much Anymore

March 19, 2008

How the mighty have fallen. In 2001, Osama Bin Laden actively and openly led a sophisticated international terrorist network that was disciplined, organized, well-financed, supported by evil regimes, and successful in carrying out terrorist attacks on American soil. After President Bush responded to the September 11 attack with a multi-pronged strategy including two wars, international [...]

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