In search of a GOP foreign policy
As the 2016 campaign shapes up one of the most contentious intra-party issues is national security but it is hardly likely to get a serious consideration. The current national security policy of the United States is broken and a serious debate is needed on what is to replace it. During Obama’s first term, particularly during the slow-motion conquest of the Arab world by Islamic extremists | Read More »
Rasmussen: Americans No Longer Believe We’re Winning the War on Terror
Rasmussen might have gone downhill over the past couple of years, but this poll is still noteworthy regardless. The number of Americans who believe we’re winning the War on Terror has dropped to its lowest point in the company’s 10 years of opinion tracking. As the poll notes: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, Foreign Policy
, Islamic State
, Meriam Ibrahim
, nuclear deal
, War on Terror
Obama Condemns Israel for Shelling a U.N. School; Shrinks from Criticizing Hamas
A U.N. school in Gaza was recently hit by some Israeli shells. It appears to be the result of the IDF aiming for some Hamas forces nearby. Unsurprisingly, the White House was among the first in line to condemn Israel for this. An Associated Press release reports: The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering | Read More »
France offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians while Obama Turns his Back on Them
Providing us with yet more evidence that leadership in addressing humanitarian crises across has passed to Western European powers, France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from the Islamic State (formerly ISIL). Radio Free Europe reports: [F]rance says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay | Read More »
The Next Court Term: Five Cases That May Make News- Part 1
Thus far, the United States Supreme Court has accepted a little more than 35 cases for the October 2014 term. If recent terms are any indication, this represents about half their docket. There are several jurisdictional and patent cases in the upcoming term. In this entry, I would like to highlight four cases of interest. The first case is Alabama Democratic Conference vs. Alabama, a | Read More »
Rand Paul’s dangerously wrong and dangerous foreign policy
There is a spat going on between Texas Governor Rick Perry and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. The latest round has been set off by Governor Perry’s op-ed in the Washington Post headlined Isolationist policies make the threat of terrorism even greater: As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind | Read More »
Was the Bush War Strategy Really About Toppling Saddam Hussein? Not in My View. What Should Happen Now.
We may never know if President Bush definitely knew if Saddam had WMD’s as none were found, but could that have been a façade for the real reason we invaded Iraq? It is possible any WMDs were slipped out to Libya or elsewhere before our troops arrived and other countries made the same claim, but I’m not sure it mattered in the long game. I’ll give him | Read More »
If Outsourcing is the WH’s Foreign Policy, Then at Least SHUT THE DANG DOOR!
Remember how the Left ranted and raged over American companies outsourcing jobs to other countries? So much so that the Democratically controlled House and Senate introduced bills in 2010, H.R.5622 and S. 3816 that claimed to reduce outsourcing and bring jobs back to the United States. Thankfully they both failed. So where is their outrage over the president outsourcing U.S. foreign policy to the likes of | Read More »
NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Can’t Name ONE COUNTRY Where Obama Has Improved Foreign Relations
Appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Thursday, NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel was asked to name one nation with whom relations have improved under President Obama’s foreign policy leadership. In the exchange with Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, Engel finds the task impossible. LANGONE: Name one country with whom we have better relationships today than we did when he became president of the United | Read More »
At Press Conference In Kuala Lumpur, Obama Says Malaysia Has Work To Do On Human Rights ‘Just Like The United States’
At a joint press conference with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia, Major Garrett asked President Obama why he hadn’t yet discussed human rights on his visit to the nation, and specifically why the President had not yet met with jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
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The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 70: For Ukraine, From Russia, With Love
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. This time, I spent all my time on one topic, but it’s one that spans over 30 years. (But I’ll still be done in 10 minutes or less.) During the presidential debates between Mitt Romney and President Obama, Obama mocked Romney’s thoughts on what was the biggest geopolitical threat. Romney | Read More »
Mitt Romney Twists The Foreign Policy Knife.
The use of the Shakespeare quote was particularly vicious. I approve, mind you: In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options. There was a juncture when America had the potential to influence events. But we failed to act at the propitious point; that moment having passed, we were left | Read More »
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 »
, Foreign Policy
, national security
, Rand Paul
, Ron Paul
An Age of Seriousness Returns
Until Friday, we lived in an age where the United States government could, with a straight face, assert that the most serious national security issue of our time is global warming. Until Friday, we lived in an age where men could be thought of as boys, living in their parents’ basement, on their parents’ insurance, tweeting angrily in support of two dudes and an | 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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