Obama to throw in the towel in Iraq?
A gentleman I spoke with today was just back from Iraq. I was rather disturbed as he described the current handling of prisoners. Bring them to your base, confine them, can’t touch them or coerce them. If they want to tell you something, it’s OK. After two weeks you must release them with any intel on your base they have gathered while there. It’s common | Read More »
Happy Anniversary Harry Reid
Two years ago this April 19th, Harry Reid declared the war in Iraq “lost.” “Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything,” Reid, D-Nev., told reporters. Reid was utterly wrong and has never retracted | Read More »
Doesn’t Obama Want To Count Them Now?
Since Obama has become President, media coverage on the U.S. troop casualty list has apparently vanished. One might believe that the Iraqi war vanished. One might also be led to believe that there isn’t another war in Afghanistan either. Very little media coverage is heard and there is NO coverage on the U.S. troop casualties. Certainly, Obama does not want direct association with the Afghanistan | Read More »
Another Obama budget lie: Iraq and Afghanistan
When Barack Obama released, his budget, he claimed that it didn’t contain “gimmicks” and that he cost of the budget was so high because he fully funded Iraq and Afghanistan in the budget and didn’t use gimmicks. Jackie Calmes of the New York Times swallowed the line so completely that she called her story “Obama bans gimmicks, deficits will rise”. (Never mind that the ever | Read More »
We are still at war
A few weeks ago I was getting my haircut. As I was on my way to do PT(physical training) with some of my junior enlisted folks, I was in my Army PT uniform. The discussion came around to military things and my upcoming return to Iraq. The young(low twenties) lady cutting my hair said “Isn’t the new president going to end the wars?” I had | Read More »
A little more good news from Iraq
Despite all the best efforts of the Obama administration, Iraq continues to improve. For the first time since the beginning of the Iraq war, coalition troop fatalities have dropped to single digitals over the course of a month. We only lost 9 soldiers in the entire month of March, and half of those were non-hostile fatalities. There has not been a hostile fatality since | Read More »
Pejman Is Being Too Nice – UPDATE
Pejman Yousefzadeh is being way too nice calling Democrat Harry Reid the “Worst. Senate. Majority. Leader. EVER.” While there are plenty of putrid turds like Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, John Conyers, Dick Durbin, Barbara Boxer, and John “Francois” Kerry running around in Congress, they don’t get much lower than the cockroach Reid (which is an insult to cockroaches). Reid has decided, for what purpose I | Read More »
Sins of the Generals helped John Murtha rush Haditha Marines to injustice
Retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Robert Weimann recently documented the improper command influence that occurred throughout much of the Haditha investigation in a three-part report ‘Sins of the Generals’ on DefendOurMarines.com. Their sins were many and began even before Tim McGirk’s insurgent talking-points driven Time magazine article. The top brass violated both the spirit and intent of the 1986 ‘Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reform Act’. The | Read More »
San Francisco crowd chants “jail the rich” as marching dog protests Israel.
www.thepoliticalclass.com San Francisco crowd chants “jail the rich” as marching dog protests Israel. The San Francisco Chronicle covered a protest over the weekend. Full story here. It appears Code Pink was there and the crowd was a little more openly communist than usual as they chanted : “Jail the rich, bail out the poor, stop the foreclosures, stop the war.” Now I’m not sure that | Read More »
The best thing we can do to help our neighbors to the south.
In short militarize the border. Mexico is in a de facto state of war. Drug cartels are fighting each other for territory and the government at the same time. El Presidente Calderon blames America. El Presidente said somethng to the idea that it is 50% the U.S. demand for drugs and 50% an inflow of weapons coming from the U.S. (sorry didn’t catch | Read More »
McCain and Lieberman on Afghanistan
John McCain and Joe Lieberman are teaming up to stiffen our spines again. In their latest Washington Post editorial, they preemptively warn against flagging public resolve to finish what we started in Afghanistan. It’s worth a read. I’d like to know who their national security advisor is, because he has excellent insight. He hit the crucial lesson of Iraq right on the head with this | Read More »
Wanted: A Republican Leader
Democrats have been successfully painting the Republican Party as one that is mean-spirited, vitriolic, and uncaring about the common man. Likewise, in response to these attacks, Republicans have sought to prove them wrong by adopting “compassionate” and “tolerative” platforms. By recognizing their argument and then amending our doctrine to appease the conflict, we have essentially proven their point. But to do so not only makes the party look politically weak, it is a strategic blunder.
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McCain Campaign: The Early Days
The 2008 presidential campaigns will long be remembered as historic. Of course, one of the most remarkable thresholds crossed was the record breaking financial resources raised and spent through the process. In fact our fund-raising for McCain-Palin 2008 raised over $450 million, by far the most successful in Republican Presidential campaign history. The previous record was $260 million, set by Bush-Cheney in 2004. Much will | Read More »
Brothers At War
In Iraq a U.S. soldier told Jake Rademacher, “I’d give my life for America any day. Wouldn’t think twice.” Jake himself has two brothers serving in Iraq and he wanted to know why? Why are they doing it? So he packed his camera and embeded himself with his brother’s unit in Iraq to answer that burning question. What makes our soldiers put their lives on | Read More »
Obama Heals The World Via DVDs!
We were told over and over again during the campaign that the presidency of Barack Obama would restore our standing in the world. I’m not sure of the definition of “restore” but I am finding it a little different than what I would have imagined. Consider the following: 1. DVD-Gate: Apparently the appropriate gift to a visiting head of state from one of our closest | Read More »