Grading Palin… and grading us?
I was struck this morning by a comment made in passing that really shows a central problem in how the Left and the MSM (OK, so that’s the same thing) think of everyone that isn’t, well, the Left or the MSM (or a D.C. insider, Blue State resident, or Hollywood “expert” like Matt Damon). I was listening to N.P.R’s Morning Edition to see what the | Read More »
McCain vs Obama: Part V – Foreign Policy/National Security
Over the past week, since Sarah Palin was announced as McCain’s vice presidential nominee, the media has been relentlessly pointing out her lack of foreign policy experience, while completely ignoring the lack of foreign policy experience of Barrack Obama. To them, it would seem, it is more important that the GOP vice president have foreign policy experience than it is for the Democrat president. Does | Read More »
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Obama Says Palin’s Family Off-Limits, Doesn’t Even Know of Anbar Province Handover?
As Senator John McCain and the Republican Party were making plans on the eve of the opening of their Convention to cancel various events due to Hurricane Gustav’s rapid approach upon the Gulf Coast, what was Barack Obama and his campaign doing?
The Russian Game
“Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” Lord Palmerston I’d like to take a few minutes out of the all-Biden-all-the-time coverage here and focus on the ongoing dismemberment of the Republic of Georgia by Russia. The purpose is not to dwell on that tragedy and the daily decreasing chances that the Georgia of three weeks ago will reemerge and the | Read More »
Biden Hurts Obama on the World Stage
href=”http://www.zindamagazine.com/html/archives/2003/4.21.03/ur_meeting.jpg”> I just caught this news article in Reuters today, VP choice Biden unpopular in Iraq for autonomy plan. Just because you are well known around the world does not mean that you are well-liked.
In light of the recent events in Georgia, I offer Westwood Studios’ take on US-Russian relations. Given Obama’s naivete to cut the military, that video seems like reality.
George Washington Was Right
My hero George Washington warned in his farewell address that we shouldn’t get involved in European affairs nor should we entangle ourselves in alliances with other nations. We’ve come along way since the great George Washington and in that time we’ve seen events around the world that constantly shape and mold our foreign policy. From the blunders of president Carter with Iran, to the historic | Read More »
Thoughts on South Ossetia, Russia and Nation States
Using a perceived Volksgeist as basis for creating nation states is potentially the root of many bad situations. In a post Ottoman world very few of their formers charges have been successful in creating functional and effective governments or nation states for that matter. The imposition of Soviet rule just further complicated Eastern European/Middle Eastern countries evolutionary process and in many cases propagated ill founded | Read More »
Don’t Know What You Got Til It’s Gone
Okay I know what you may be thinking; a Libertarian Republican who supported and still has some support for a moderate Democrat Hillary Clinton. Well, in the larger picture and a choice between two evils, I stood by the lesser of the two. To me Hillary Clinton was just like Bill. She was nowhere near the liberal she tried and failed to make herself out | Read More »
Barack Obama Finds No Facts on Foreign Trip
Sen. Barack Obama must be very glad to have returned to the United States. After a hero’s welcome in Afghanistan and Iraq, at least from the mainstream press, the last few days of his journey have not exactly earned the Senator much praise and may in fact have done damage to his campaign. First, there was the speech in Berlin, in which Obama didn’t really | Read More »
Obama Hits a Wall! Will Media Highlight MAJOR Obama Gaffe in Berlin Speech?
Obama’s speech today in Berlin, hailed as a “major” address, has at least one major, glaring error that shows that nether Obama nor his handlers and speech writers were thoroughly familiar with the facts. Obama’s main theme was about the “walls” that separate all of us one from another. He claims that many of these “walls” have been taken down and hails that as progress. | Read More »
These are the Torturing, Maniacs Obama Thinks he can Befriend
In 1999 a handsome, earnest young man named Ahmad Batebi defied Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran. His photo caused an instant sensation and became a symbol of the flower of Iran standing ready to oppose the oppression of the Iranian religious regime. Batebi, 31, became an icon after he was photographed as a handsome young student waving the blood-stained shirt of a fallen demonstrator during mass | Read More »