Is Obama’s “Leading from Behind” Really “Smart Power?”
Some time ago the Obama administration introduced the world to a new policy doctrine branded “Leading from Behind.” It’s unclear exactly what is meant by this seemingly contradictory phrase. Perhaps it was intended to illustrate gentle, bipartisan, but firm leadership as the Chief Executive. Perhaps to show that the United States is just one nation among many — not exceptional — with the same voice | Read More »
BENGHAZI: SENATOR SLAMS OBAMA as EX CIA OFFICER OFFERS, Were Libyan Weapons a Set Up to a Cover Up?
John McCain Sets CBS Up for “Cover Up” Story Mainstream Media Failure Starting with “the film made them do it” to admitting “it was a terrorist act” to a proverbial catch-all excuse in the final week run-up to the election of, “we don’t know but we will get to the bottom of it,” the incurious mainstream press has not pushed a reticent Obama Administration to account for false narratives | Read More »
Benghazi: the Great Media Whitewash…. a National Disgrace
Recently, as Fox News broke new revelations that the White House received exigent requests for help during the Benghazi consulate attack, I went to see what the Big Three were running. As reported earlier on our Facebook *page: NBC website–NO coverage; headline: Auto bailout comments hurt Romney in car country…. CBS website–NO coverage; headline: Will white men sink Obama? …. ABC website–one obscure mention, softball headline…. | Read More »
My Parents Are Terrorists!
Apparently, according to President Obama, my parents must be terrorists. First, I digress. One of my earliest childhood memories is hearing my parents talking one day about my grandparents coming to visit us for a meal, as they lived not too far away. My distinct recollection is my father saying to my mother, “My folks are coming for dinner.” That was the first time I | Read More »
Father of Benghazi Victim Learned of Son’s Death on CNN… Before Being Contacted by State Dept.
Last month, Ray Smith was hoping to get together with his son, Sean, whom he had not seen for 15 years. But, it became devastatingly apparent, after seeing a story on CNN about the four Americans killed in Libya, that he would never see his son alive again. “I seen all these coffins come off the plane,” Smith recalled. “Four of them. Then I saw | Read More »
Youth Talk Radio | U.S. Foreign Policy
Young conservatives discuss the United States’ policy toward various foreign countries and the recent attack in Benghazi. Follow @Kyle_P_Rogers Follow @SamW_NGC Follow @Micah_Tardy Follow @GregoryCBlackie
Argo, Iran, Benghazi and the Boomerang of History
Argo is the story of Antonio (Tony) Mendez, a CIA technical operations officer. In a way, he was the Intelligence version of a graphic designer. He was a forger, disguise maker and anything else that needed a crafty hand. The movie is about the escape crafted by Mendez to ‘exfil‘ a small group of embassy workers that escaped the Iranian student overtaking in 1979. Argo is | Read More »
AFRICOM GENERAL CARTER HAM –Unconfirmed Reports ask, Was Ham Relieved of Command Minutes Before Ordering Benghazi Rescue?
1o/29/12 UPDATE to Post of 11/27/12: Everyday the mainstream media ignores this story and the string of either lies or incompetence out of the Washington continues, the suggestion of coverup grows. As I write this Rush Limbaugh is speaking about the expectation former SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty had of air assets coming to their rescue at the CIA Annex in Benghazi. And why wouldn’t | Read More »
COLIN POWELL ENDORSEMENT, NATIONAL SECURITY or “Endorsing White House Failure and Cover Ups?”
LEADERS, REPUTATIONS and ENDORSEMENT! Leaders act. Pretenders talk. Heroes run to the fire and cowards walk. Republican, Four Star General, former Secretary of State, and former National Security Adviser Colin Powell is a proven leader. He endorsed the sitting President on October 25, 2012; this the second time in four years. As a private citizen this great man has rolled the dice on transparent Presidential failure and | Read More »
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The Ever Evolving Benghazi Debacle and the Pifalls of Sequestration
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Patterson to discuss sequestration, the threats it poses to our military and David’s thoughts on the attack in Benghazi and the White House response.
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PBS NewsHour’s “Fact-Checking Debate Claims on Libya Attacks” skips their own 9/12 facts
Like many who’ve been watching the situation unfold regarding the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, I was as surprised as Mitt Romney was when President Obama asserted in Tuesday’s debate that he’d called the attack a “terrorist attack” on September 12th.
Hillary Clinton Prepares to See Underside of Obama Bus
I do hear that President Obama will let Hillary Clinton tour a tire factory this week so she can at least match a dress to the tire tread, but one way or the other, Hillary Clinton is now going under the Obama bus. Joe Biden began the effort to throw Hillary under the bus in the debate Thursday night. He said the White House never | Read More »
Altitude And Distance Vs. Street-Level Reality On Libya
Two women from two different perspectives have divergent points of view on why the attack of the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya has remained news. One woman, Obama’s Mouth of Sauron, Stephanie Cutter, approaches the issue from altitude and distance. Another woman, the mother of the now departed Sean Smith, wants to know how her son died, and why the US Government doesn’t give her answers. The contrast is telling. It tells us just how far away the Obama Administration is from the actual concerns of the Little Guy they so piously claim to serve and defend.
Jeff Emanuel gave Red State readers a good description of Stephanie Cutter’s spin. The spin shows an obdurate lack of basic human empathy for the dead. It shows just how utterly self-preservationist the administration has been concerning the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi Libya. Cutter is shown below claiming the issue only has traction because Mitt Romney is exploiting it.
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For the past few days I’ve heard more than a little grousing from the Democrats about the way in which Republicans seem to be making the horrors of Benghazi, Libya “political.” It makes me cranky. First of all, let us say that lives were lost. That’s tragic and is made even more so when we learn, as we did yesterday, that the loss of | Read More »
The Impeachment Remedy
There is nothing unusual about mere mortals revealing their fatal flaws. We’ve been doing it since the Greeks wrote plays about human tragedy. In my lifetime, Richard Nixon had his Watergate. He used his office to uncover secrets he might have used to get re-elected had he not been caught red-handed. As it is, he left office a defeated man. Bill Clinton had his fling | Read More »