Rival Team Watch: State Department… um, Department.

    Well, I think that the question of whether Senator Clinton’s appointment to SecState was an attempt to neutralize her has been pretty much settled at this point: Clinton looks to loyalists for State Dept. staff WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for her new role as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to surround herself with a cast of die-hard loyalists and veterans of her | Read More »

    “Campaign Promises on Ending the War in Iraq Now Muted by Reality “

    Hey, don’t scowl at me: scowl at the New York Times.  It’s their headline: WASHINGTON – On the campaign trail, Senator Barack Obama offered a pledge that electrified and motivated his liberal base, vowing to “end the war” in Iraq. But as he moves closer to the White House, President-elect Obama is making clearer than ever that tens of thousands of American troops will be | Read More »

    “Unilateralism” – An Update

    Macedonians and Bosnians and Azerbaijanis – oh, my!

    Iraq is Sovereign, The War Is Over

    The Status of Forces Agreement between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America was signed November 17, 2008. The war is over and we will leave Iraq proper within three years time of this agreement, provided no amendments to the SOFA are made. The SOFA reads just like the one between the Republic of Korea and the USA reads, it establishes the | Read More »

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    Bush world barbarians at Obama’s Gates

    Originally published by Mike gamecock DeVine as Legal Editor for The Minority Report Barack Obama was the one, who was waiting for? Was it us, or Al Qaeda in India; Russian missiles near Poland and warships in Venezuela, respectively; and Iran near the bomb? Suddenly, post-Olympics, post-Election Day and especially post-intelligence briefing, President George W. Bush’s post-911 record doesn’t look so bad. Why else would | Read More »

    Iraq wants detainees treated as criminals. Victory is ours!

    Who said this was an amorphous enemy; that detainees would be held forever; and that we wouldn’t know when we had won? Originally published at The Minority Report’s Live Wire by gamecock From Camp Cropper, Iraq The U.S. military is rushing to build criminal cases against some 5,000 detainees it deems dangerous – including suspected members of al-Qaeda in Iraq – because the proposed security | Read More »

    V-I Day and the Loyal Opposition

    We start on two fronts today. Originally published by Mike “gamecock” DeVine as Legal Editor for The Minority Report The first is the Eastern Front, or, more precisely, the Middle Eastern Front, where conclusive evidence of total victory by the Armed Forces of the United States emerged this week with the approval of a security agreement endorsed by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President | Read More »

    The Honeymoon Is Not Quite Over . . .

    But while Barack Obama still has a lot of affection among antiwar types who saw him as a champion of their interests, that affection seems to be waning somewhat: Antiwar groups and other liberal activists are increasingly concerned at signs that Barack Obama’s national security team will be dominated by appointees who favored the Iraq invasion and hold hawkish views on other important foreign policy | Read More »

    Victory in Iraq Day: November 22, 2008

    Zombietime.com has decided to declare this Saturday, November 22, 2008 to be Victory in Iraq Day: We won. The Iraq War is over. I declare November 22, 2008 to be “Victory in Iraq Day.” (Hereafter known as “VI Day.”) By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country, deposed the previous regime, successfully helped to | Read More »

    Open Letter to Barack

    Oh, from the Iraqi Insurgency…the bunch that got whipped by the surge that B.O. opposed…well, here’s some change we can believe in! Let’s have a read shall we?

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    Too Funny

    Andrew Sullivan quotes from General Barry McCafferty, who has just come back from Iraq and makes the following observation: “The bottom line,” McCaffrey writes, “is a dramatic and growing momentum for economic and security stability which is unlikely to be reversible. I would not characterize the situation as fragile.” Sullivan responds: He was there; I’ve never been. But I wonder if he’s right. I sure | Read More »

    Remembering a friend

    My unit mobilized for Iraq in Feb 2003, and de-mobed in Sept the same year fortunate that all came home. There were some injuries, a few earned an early ride home but all in all we were blessed.One fellow Seabee apparently didn’t feel she did enough and volunteered to go back yet again barely two years later.Her name was MS1 Regina Clark, her rate changed | Read More »


    Presently our nation is leaning to the Democrat Party

    When the liberals bashed Bush over OIF and OEF, even with Yellow Cake surfacing and transported secretly and safe fully out of Iraq to Canada, preceded by the Surge and time table controversy, I was up set at those who called President Bush a murder.

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    Why Did I Vote?

    I’m sitting here in Arizona waiting to sleep as I’ve done for the pat 27 years of my life. The “waiting to sleep” part, not always in Arizona. For my entire adult life I’ve spent it at the service of the republic we know as the United States of America in the form of a US Army Soldier. I’ve done that for eight years now | Read More »

    The Case of The Missing Victory

    There’s been a strange silence lately in the Presidential election: silence about victory in Iraq. Number of U.S. combat fatalities in Baghdad this October? Zero, for the first time in the war. It’s part of a larger trend: Thirteen deaths were reported during October, eight of them in combat. The figures exactly match those of last July and reflect a continuing downward trend that began | Read More »