Obama decides Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has to go
As Iraq looks to be on the cusp of dissolution, the administration has decided that the man most responsible after Barack Obama, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki needs to spend more time with his family. From the Wall Street Journal article U.S. Signals Iraq’s Maliki Should Go: The Obama administration is signaling that it wants a new government in Iraq without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, convinced | Read More »
Protecting the Precious
On the Saturday night massacre of October 20, 1973, US Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned because President Nixon had ordered them to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox who was after audio recordings made in the White House. To this day the men are lionized by the left and the media, but I repeat myself. The job of firing | Read More »
For Chuck Todd, The Dream is Over
NBC‘s Chuck Todd has probably lost his position on the Obama Christmas card list this year. A staunch apologist of Obama’s time in office, Todd said Wednesday morning on MSNBC‘s Morning Joe, that the public was basically declaring Obama’s presidency, “over.” This observation was made in response to a very damning poll released by NBC/Wall Street Journal that said, among other things, that Obama was less competent than President Bush post | Read More »
Khattala’s arrest another of Obama’s Potemkin victories
The Obama administration has been crowing about the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is alleged to have been the mastermind behind the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that claimed the lives of four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya. Obama praised the commandos, said by one U.S. official to be special operators from the Army’s Delta Force, for “showing incredible courage and | Read More »
The Collapsing Obama Doctrine
That’s actually a tame way of describing the Dick Cheney Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal: The Collapsing Obama Doctrine. I’m not sure that I’ve seen a more thorough takedown of this President’s failed foreign policy; and he did it without once mentioning Benghazi. It’s worth the read. Heck, it’s worth framing and hanging in your office. As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten | Read More »
Sure, Hillary Clinton should promise to fulfill Barack Obama’s legacy!
I don’t really want* to fisk this article on how Hillary Clinton should run on a platform of being Barack Obama’s third term – she totally should, by the way – but it’s hard not to fisk when somebody leads off with a sentence this interruptible. So let me just interject, the one time: Conventional wisdom has it that President Obama’s middling poll numbers will be | Read More »
Obama uses a crisis to roll the GOP on “comprehensive immigration reform”
When the Fast & Furious scandal came to light it had the appearance of a manufactured crisis designed to drive the US domestic debate on gun control. If US purchased weapons were showing up in the hands of Mexican narcotrafficantes then those weapons could make a case for more stringent gun control within the United States. Obama has made numerous statements on the chaos American | Read More »
Long hot summer for the White House, why not a national vacation?
Summer doldrums is here. That time between the end of basketball and hockey season, and before football season starts, when lazy baseball games stretch on, the days are long, and everyone takes their vacations. There’s plenty of reasons the Obama White House would like us to just forget the next two months and take a national vacation.
ICYMI, let’s review the White House’s woe-list:
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Obama to reward a state sponsor of terrorism for committing terrorism
What a difference six weeks make. Today John Kerry said that the United States is considering a partnership with Iran to stabilize Iraq: Secretary of State John Kerry cautiously signaled on Monday that the United States would be open to cooperating with Iran militarily in Iraq to beat back al Qaida-inspired fighters who pose an “existential” danger to that war-torn country and may look to | Read More »
Colin Kahl Pens a CYA Op-Ed on Iraq
Colin Kahl, according to his little bio on his Politico op-ed, “is an associate professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program…. From February 2009 to December 2011, he was the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East.” In other words, during the time Joe Biden was hailing Iraq as some sort of success story for Barack Obama, Colin Kahl was one of | Read More »
How Barack Obama Let the Iranians Bully Him Out of Iraq
The President’s circle of jerks in the press are so invested in protecting their precious that they will not cover this extensively. In fact, I am absolutely shocked that NPR has interviewed Dexter Filkins and likewise shocked that the New Yorker would run Filkins’ expose on how Barack Obama lost Iraq and let it be turned into an Iranian colony. It is stunning and the | Read More »
Iraq is the Left’s Vietnam
The Vietnam war has hung around Democrats’ necks for almost a half century, with Republican President Gerald Ford inheriting the war’s disastrous end. The Dems would love to return the honor to Bush of starting a war and they get to seal the final collapse. Obama is doing everything he can to bring that about.
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Barack Obama’s YOLO presidency
One of the main indictments of the Clinton administration was its willingness to kick substantive policy issues down the road while bringing out the marching band to herald irrelevant acts. George Will called it a “holiday from history.” After 9/11, Charles Krauthammer had more to say: That is how one acts on holiday: Mortal enemies are dealt with not as combatants, but as defendants. Clinton | Read More »
Lois Lerner’s Emails Are to Obama as the Missing Watergate Audio Was to Nixon
Lois Lerner’s emails are gone. Her hard drive crashed and the IRS wants us to believe a scenario that they would never believe if it happened to you. They claim her emails are not salvageable. There is no backup apparently. They waited until Friday afternoon to tell the world. Expect the press to ignore it and gloss it over. The circle of jerks in the | Read More »