BREAKING: Brett McGurk Withdraws Nomination
Reports are coming across the wire and lots of reporters on twitter saying Brett McGurk, the man Barack Obama chose to be Ambassador to Iraq, has withdrawn his nomination even though he cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. McGurk has been under fire lately for using his State Department email address to carry on an affair with a Wall Street Journal employee now in Iraq. | Read More »
On Intervention and Opposition to the Libyan Engagement
“Right now, the best case is simply to sit back and root for injuries between the warring parties in Libya — not intervening for either side.” Using the same rationale George W. Bush used to go into Iraq, Barack Obama has now gone into Libya. It seems that the world is upside down. Suddenly Republicans are concerned about going into a Middle Eastern country and | Read More »
It’s Not Just Earmarks Bans From Which Mitch McConnell Cuts and Runs
This is truly appalling. Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate Republicans, supported an earmarks ban and voted to ban earmarks. But he knew there weren’t enough votes for it. Now that it looks like there are enough votes, McConnell is lobbying furiously behind the scenes to kill the earmarks ban. But the man has trumped himself in rank hypocrisy. According to President George W. | Read More »
Barack Obama Monotones
Barack Obama again waited for Rush Limbaugh to go on vacation before addressing the public from the Oval Office. Like the last speech, this speech was, for three-quarters of it, dry and monotone — President Spock addressing the nation without emotion. Finally, at the end, Spockobama gave into emotion and showed some talking about the troops. Throughout though, the speech was a rather pathetic speech. | Read More »
Barack Obama Speaks
Not since February of 2009 has Barack Obama spoken in depth about Iraq. Naturally, he waits for Rush Limbaugh to go on vacation to it — notice he always waits for Rush to go on vacation before addressing the nation from the Oval Office Beige Room. Here’s our traditional Cover-It-Live box. Have at it. Barack Obama Speaks From the Oval Beige Room
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Happy Anniversary Harry Reid
Two years ago this April 19th, Harry Reid declared the war in Iraq “lost.” “Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything,” Reid, D-Nev., told reporters. Reid was utterly wrong and has never retracted | Read More »
Obama Surrogate Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says “Surge Was Not Effective.”
This is a stunning interview with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Just get a load of this part: CBSNews.com: But isn’t it somewhat ironic that it may be the surge that he opposed, that John McCain supported, that allows Senator Obama, if he becomes president, to begin withdrawing troops from a much more stable situation? Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Look, **the whole stated purpose of the | Read More »
Barack Obama Blew Off Troops According to Email Now Retracted by Captain Jeff Porter
Yesterday, I pointed out that it does not matter if Barack Obama actually did blow off the troops, as an email from Captain Jeffrey S. Porter reported to friends and family back home. The email got onto the internet and spread like wildfire. The point is not that the email is true. The point is that a lot of people who do not really even | Read More »
Senator Burr: Obama Will Probably Ignore Gen. Petraeus
This morning I talked to Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) about Senator Obama’s shifting positions on Iraq. He made a lot of great points worth repeating here. Initially, I asked him what he thought had brought about all of Obama’s policy shifts on Iraq. He said, as with all campaigns, Obama built his campaign around certain assumptions and then formed his policy positions from those assumptions. | Read More »
Barack Obama Purges His Website. No Longer Critical of the Surge.
When the situation in Iraq was going badly, Barack Obama wanted us to retreat. When the surge took hold and the situation in Iraq improved, Barack Obama wanted us to retreat. No turn in Iraq went unstoned in Obama’s commitment to retreat and surrender. Not any more. Obama has thrown his old positions under the bus. And, for a guy whose campaign claims to get | Read More »