2009 Coming Attractions

    2008 was one of the most interesting years in recent history. It held many surprises, which brought both reason to cheer and brought great disappointment. We experienced a historic and for conservatives very disappointing Presidential election. An economic down turn that shaped our economy and the election. Great strides in Iraq because of the tremendous efforts of Americas finest. 2009 will be another historic year | Read More »

    Happy New Year! The Iraqis now run the Green Zone.

    Happy New Year! It’s that in Iraq (quagmire, quagmire, Vietnam); in fact, Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki wishes for January 1st to be a national holiday in his sovereign country. Baghdad’s International Zone (Green Zone) has been turned over to the Iraqis as of midnight, 01/01/09. The Green Zone has long been a symbol, to the Iraqis, of the U.S. military presence, and now it | Read More »

    Merry Christmas

    It’s just a simple gift, and not even a new one. In fact, it’s even been passed around some. I had to borrow it myself to share it with you. But sometimes the best gifts are ones that many can share in. Go ahead, pass it around some more. Share it with all that you think might appreciate it.  Merry Christmas, and please remember our troops in your prayers. | Read More »

    Churchill’s fighting spirit MIA in Britain

    If the United States is going to achieve a surge-style victory in Afghanistan, it cannot depend on what was once its most reliable ally for help. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and many U.S. commanders on the ground have expressed doubts that Britain has the political will to fight. Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s move to withdraw British troops from southern Iraq and his demonstrated lack of | Read More »

    Olive Branch

    John McCain and Joe Lieberman have written a very good editorial on Iraq policy, in which they point out that thanks to the implementation of the surge and the counterinsurgency strategy–again, let us note that the President-elect and Vice President-elect opposed both of these policies and have not yet admitted error–there is an opportunity for bipartisan consensus to be created at long last when it | Read More »

    President Barack Obama Victorious in Iraq!

    Look for that headline, or a close cousin in February or March. Now why in the world would I say that? Maybe because, as I’ve been accused lately, I suffer from BDS and simply refuse to give George W. Bush credit for anything. Well, while I suppose I could be accused of that (and probably will be, but I really don’t care), that’s just not | Read More »

    If Code Pink had won, this man would probably be dead right now.

    And I don’t even want to think about what would have happened to his family. Fortunately, the good guys won the domestic front of the war, which means that Ambassador Sumaidaie is free to smack down antiwar idiots: But don’t cry, ye members of the antiwar movement: there’s always 2012. Or 2016. Or 2020, but by then an increasing number of you will be dead | Read More »

    No, he shoe-dint have

    You have all, no doubt, heard (and probably seen the video footage) about the Iraqi “reporter” that hurled his shoes at President Bush during a Press conference in Iraq. However, you probably have yet to see/hear about the Che Guevara connection. The MSM cannot pass any opportunity to display any human they can find that displays displeasure about the Bush administration. President Bush was not | Read More »

    Quelle Surprise

    Think Progress notes an attempt to physically harm the President of the United States in Iraq and its commenters come out of the woodwork to express their approval and satisfaction. Ah, tolerance. Note, of course, that Think Progress is the propaganda arm of the Center for American Progress, which is working to facilitate transition issues for Team Obama (its president, John Podesta, is heading up | Read More »

    “All I can report is that it was a size 10.”

    This is the perfect metaphor for the antiwar movement’s track record for the last eight years: President George Bush shows up, does precisely what he feels like doing, and the best response that his opponents can come up is to throw a couple of shoes at him… and miss. Via Hot Air: I mean, really. Complete tactical surprise, stationary target, aerodynamic missiles, and even a | Read More »

    Is this one of those strange Middle Eastern customs?

    So President Bush is in Iraq today, and during a press conference he was apparently assaulted by a reporter who threw his shoes at the President. Something tells me that the Secret Service might have responded a wee bit more “assertively” had that happened with an American reporter here in the USA. P.S. I’m not as big of a smart-aleck as some of my co-contributors, | Read More »

    Bush’s Newest Iraq Visit Already Drawing Media Swipes

    The country awoke to surprising news that President George W. Bush had flown off to visit Iraq in a sort of farewell tour of the place that drove his presidency. With an early report, Reuters gave a few backhanded slaps at Bush that we are sure to see grow throughout the Old Media as the day progresses. In its very first sentence, Reuters reminded us | Read More »

    Iraqis acquire SOFA, is a TV next?

    Iraqis acquire SOFA, is a TV next? No, we’re not talking about Home Furnishings. The SOFA (Status Of Forces Agreement) came to its finalization stages (signed off on by Iraqi Presidential Council) this past Thursday and to take effect (partially) January 1 (though, the full agreement implementation is pending referendum passage by Iraqis July 2009). The TV (Total Victory) will play out over the next | Read More »

    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 »