Obama’s Syria Speech Shows What We Haven’t Learned From 9/11
So what can we learn from all this going forward?
1) Don’t draw a Red Line unless you’ve got a nice “or else” ready if the other guy snorts it up off the floor.
2) People outside the constraints of Judeo-Christian morality will resort to WMDs, terrorism and anything else if force pays off better than Pacifism.
3) Military action of too small an order of magnitude to enter into the risk-reward mathematics of a would-be terrorist will only piss them off instead of deterring them.
President Obama failed all three of these lessons. As long as our nation remains this ignorant of the lessons of 9/11, we can expect more terrorism. It works like Hell.
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PPP totally nailed the recall of Angela Giron. Trust them.
According to Public Policy Polling, their polling predicted the recall of Angela Giron in Colorado Senate District 3. They then chose not to release the results.
Whether we believe them or not, this doesn’t speak well of the firm.
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Hope Of A Tree
“For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.” Job 14:7-9 Today marks twelve years since the attacks that truly changed our country. As we have in years past, Americans will slow down to remember September 11, 2001; and to that we have added September 11, 2012, | Read More »
The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Louis Markos the discuss his books, how C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien teach us virtues and why Christians should read the pagan classics.
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Where I Was On September 11
Until September 11, 2001, I worked in the World Trade Center, halfway up Tower One. I wasn’t doing political blogging at the time, but was writing “the Baseball Crank” as a weekly baseball column for the online edition of the Providence (R.I.) Journal. Here’s my account of that day, written for ProJo two days later while it was all still fresh. We run this every | Read More »
Libya Foreign Ministry building bombed by terrorists, 9/11/2013.
Details are still sketchy: Security officials say a powerful explosion has caused serious damage to Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the coastal city of Benghazi. The early Wednesday morning blast also damaged the building next door housing the Benghazi branch of the Libyan Central Bank. …and there’s no word yet whether this bombing was specifically done in commemoration of last year’s 9/11 | Read More »
The Candidate Disappoints
It was a historic election. The public rallied and came out to replace the man the public felt had betrayed them. Here came a candidate promising real hope. The candidate promised real change. The candidate promised that he would not make the mistakes of the past. He’d be no George W. Bush. He’d be honest. He’d fight for what was right. He’d put the middle | Read More »
Never has a President given a speech in which he wished to convince Americans to take an action he no longer is going to take. He has become to war what the Clapper is to turning on the lights. War is on and now war is off. But we will never call it war. The President told Americans they need to do this for the | Read More »
Colorado Recall Open Thread.
[BIG UPDATE] Soon to be FORMER Colorado Senate President John Morse has conceded. State Senator Angela Giron is currently behind, but the race is far too early to call. If she is recalled, the Colorado Senate flips control back to the Republican party [sorry, no: the Democrats will still retain a one-seat majority. My bad] IF. It is, again, too early too call. [FURTHER BIG | Read More »
AFL-CIO Convention Report #3: Union Bosses Commit To Targeting Southern Workers For Unionization
This is the third installment of the AFL-CIO convention report. As 1,600 union bosses and their Marxist allies meet in Los Angeles through Wednesday to focus on rebuilding union power, one of the resolutions passed has been Resolution 26–to “Develop a Southern Organizing Strategy.” This, of course, is by necessity, as most Southern states have workforces that are ninety-five percent (or more) union-free and companies, | Read More »
Ted Cruz Opposes Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions’ “Hug It Out” Plan to Fund Obamacare
Multiple people confirm to me that just a few hours ago Pete Sessions blew up about Ted Cruz and made sure everyone in the room knew he held Cruz in absolute contempt. It might be because Ted Cruz just called BS on Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions trying to screw conservatives. Cantor and Sessions are pursuing a plan to make it very easy for the | Read More »
Libya: Obama’s other foreign-policy disaster
The Weekly Standard offers a glum assessment of Obama’s fiasco in Syria: “With the Russian proposal on Syrian chemical weapons, the United States is being escorted out of the Middle East.” Reset with Russia was originally a strategic priority for the Obama administration because it saw Moscow as the key to getting Iran to come to the negotiating table. Putin, from the White House’s perspective, was destined | Read More »
#Bookerfail is taking its toll on Newark
Dubbed by some as the “Invisible Man” for his hands off approach to Newark, Mayor Cory Booker has no shortage of critics living in the city he’s lauding as a success as he runs for U.S. Senate. While Booker claims that crime is down in the struggling city, citizens are telling a very different story. I helped put together a video with American Commitment Action | Read More »
The Latest on the Dog and Pony CR Plan
Today, Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced his new dog and pony CR plan to the House Republican Conference. They will ensure that the Senate sends a clean CR without defunding Obamacare to the president’s desk. The catch is that the House will vote to defund Obamacare in the CR, thereby saving members from an embarrassing vote, while splitting off the defund rider when the bill | Read More »
Obama Administration Claims Victory. The World Laughs.
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While the Obama administration is sending out its minions and flunkies to proclaim success, Russia scored a staggering diplomatic victory yesterday and left the Obama administration’s policy towards Syria — to the extent one exists — in tatters.