Doing What’s Right
“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” - Theodore Roosevelt Recently, I noticed this quote from our 26th President displayed at the entrance to an elementary school Fifth Grade classroom. As I read it, my immediate thought was, “I wish that was a common attitude with today’s politicians.” Although “Teddy” Roosevelt is honored as one of America’s best presidents, I recognize that | Read More »
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Think Progress: It’s the Army’s Fault We Traded Five Terrorists
The shark has officially been jumped by the left. Think Progress, the left wing site that has no intellectual honesty, actually has a post entitled “Did Sergeant Bergdahl Desert The Army Or Did The Army Desert Him?” They allege that Bowe Bergdahl might have been mentally ill and the Army should have done a better job of dealing with him instead of letting him wander | Read More »
Foot Soldiers in the Real War on Women
Five more foot soldiers are headed back to the front lines of the real war on women thanks to President Obama. Abdul Haq Wasiq was a deputy minister of intelligence for the Taliban and helped Al Qaeda. He has been accused of murder and torture. Mullah Norullah Noori was a military commander for the Taliban. He fought American forces in Afghanistan and, according to Fox | Read More »
Not All Soldiers Are Equal
The left’s contention is that conservatives would prefer if we left an American soldier to rot in Afghanistan. No one is arguing that, that I know of. What we are arguing is that the President should not have traded five members of the Taliban for one American soldier who, it appears, left base without permission in search of the Taliban. Even Hillary Clinton, we now | Read More »
Three things about this Bowe Bergdahl / Taliban prisoners swap.
It’s a heck of a thing when your only hope is “Maybe they put a remote tracker in one guy’s gut.”
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Why the Obama CIA leak was worse than Plame’s
Remember that time the Bush White House outed a CIA agent, AND THE MSM SAID NOTHING? Me neither. Because it didn’t happen. Of course, what did happen was a kerfuffle that came to be known as the “Valerie Plame affair,” which is a quaint way of describing a political scandal resulting from a White House CIA leak. Yes, it may sound unrealistic that the DC | Read More »
The Incompetence of Barack Obama: Outed CIA covert officer edition
This weekend Obama made a completely unnecessary trip to Afghanistan to “thank the troops.” Given that Afghan President Hamid Karzai refused to meet with him, one is left with the feeling that the trip was to divert attention from the burgeoning VA scandal that has killed dozens, if not hundreds, of veterans who were unwary enough to depend upon this administration for some semblance of | Read More »
Sen. Dan Coats wants to ban Russian arms buys. Good idea.
One US Senator is doing something both useful and smart, which today can be a rare confluence. Senator Dan Coats (R-Indiana) wants us to stop buying Russian arms. That’s a pretty good idea.
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The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House is the title of a book by Edward Klein that was first published May 15, 2012. The Google eBook synopsis of this publication says: “It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein in his new political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in | Read More »
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A Libertarianish Foreign Policy?
I say yes on the spot. Back during the Bush years, we thought we could try democratizing countries the way we did. Looking at Iraq 11 years after we invaded, that type of model has failed miserably. Not against supporting freedom movements like that what happened in Iran in 2009 (which Obama was silent on). But doing so by military force doesn’t work. I advise | Read More »
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Only Democrats Can Be Prophets
Back in 2008, the foreign policy press corp of America ridiculed Sarah Palin for predicting that Barack Obama’s displays of weakness and softness would set the stage for a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Blake Hounshell, then the left leaning editor of Foreign Policy and now Deputy Editor of Politico’s magazine, labeled the claim “strange.” After Hounshell’s 2008 article started circulating on twitter the other day, | Read More »
Let’s get out of Afghanistan!
I frankly wonder why the deadline has been pushed back to the end of the year. Now unlike in Iraq, it was initially merited to go into Afghanistan since they were harboring Al Qaeda. But 12 years is TOO long. Longer than WWI and WWII COMBINED and longer than Vietnam. And what have we to show for it? A country that’s still very divided into | Read More »
Jed Babbin on Iraq, Robert Gates and Chris Christie
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss Obama’s foreign policy, the new memoir from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Chris Christie scandal.
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Robert Gates inadvertently gives us a good look at @barackobama’s war insecurities.
I’m going to show my readers this paragraph, than walk them through it. Background: it’s part of Robert Gates’ memoir on his time as SecDef. Specifically, Gates (with the help of the military brass) was trying to keep Afghanistan from sliding off of the beam under the new administration, and running headlong into the Obama administration’s apparent inherent inability to understand that wars are messy | Read More »
The forgotten war
On Wednesday, three of what the Wall Street Journal describes as “the Obama Administration’s top Afghanistan specialists” trudged into the House Foreign Affairs Committee chambers, where they were flummoxed by a question from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). What super-complicated query from the Congressman stumped these highly trained and knowledgeable representatives of the most wise and wonky Administration in history – better able to run every industry than | Read More »