I have not seen this on Fox TV, but did see it on their website? It seems like such a significant story too? Instead they’re talking about troopergate, and BS like that? WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the | Read More »

    Obama: No, I Didn’t Interfere With That Agreement, I Interfered With a Different One

    Amir Taheri broke the news the other day that Senator Obama tried to delay an agreement on the troop levels in Iraq. This brought up the question of “Did Obama violate the Logan Act?”. As I stated the other day, Obama’s clearest defense of the Logan Act would be to claim that he was under the authority of the State Department (a highly dubious outcome). | Read More »

    John McCain; Egregiously Telling the Truth

    The issue of Barack Obama’s tendency to tell voters one thing on foreign policy while telling actual foreign governments something else initially gained currency during The Ohio Democratic Primary. He told a debate audience he would renegotiate NAFTA. He had warned Canada already not to worry about what he had to tell the rubes in order to win. He was against; before he was for | Read More »

    Obama to McCain: Hey, we violated the Logan Act *completely differently* than the way you said!

    Come, I will hide nothing from you: I raised an eyebrow at Amir Taheri’s allegation that Obama violated the Logan Act. It’s certainly a juicy allegation – that the then-presumptive Democratic candidate for President went behind the backs of both the current legal government of the USA, and his own partisan supporters, to try to influence foreign affairs for his own benefit – but like | Read More »

    Obama and the Logan Act

    The Charges In the September 15th edition of the New York Post, Amir Taheri reports that Senator Obama attempted to influence the Iraqi government with regard to the troop withdrawals from Iraq. According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. “He asked why we were not prepared | Read More »

    Divide and conquer

    For the past six months, this race has been remarkably stable. A few things have dramatically shifted the poll numbers. Obama falling apart in Pennsylvania as Clinton outpoliticked him, though for her it was too litte, too late. Obama winning the nomination. McCain selecting Palin. McCain winning the battle of the conventions. Now that McCain has got about 90% of conservatives voting for him and | Read More »

    Obama breaks trust with the Hard Left

    Obama Seeks to Stall Iraq Troop Withdrawal Obama has betrayed the left-wing. He constantly supports Iraq troop withdrawals in public appearances, but on his visit to Iraq earlier this summer he forcefully requested a delay from Iraqi leaders. No doubt this was done so that he could continue to bash the President and John McCain all through the fall in order to get himself elected | Read More »

    A Traitor in Our Midst

    Buried in today’s news is report in New York Post saying Barack Obama urged Iraqi officials to delay agreements with the U.S. until after the election. Amir Taheri writes: According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. “He asked why we were not prepared to delay an | Read More »

    Obama Tried To Stall Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

    The New York Post published an opinion piece by Amir Taheri where he reveals that fact that while in Iraq, Obama tried to pursuade the Iraqi Officials to delay an agreement on a withdrawal of the US military. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that Obama made his demand for delay during his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. “He asked why we | Read More »

    J.R. on Vacation: Flight Attendants Thank The Soldiers

    Hey Folks, J.R. here reporting from Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina where Mrs. J.R. and I are vacationing. I have been trying to sneak peeks at the Republican Convention and following a lot of it on You Tube. Weather is great here. Anyway, the reason why I am posting a blog today is because of a very heartening experience we had on our flight here | Read More »

    Why Aren’t The Candidates Talking About “The Issues”?

    Over the last few weeks, in between devoting untold column-inches and airtime to anything and everything but actual issues, the mainstream media and liberal commentators (to the extent one can distinguish the two) have been complaining – as has the Obama campaign itself – that we have not had a discussion of “the issues” or “the real issues.” To understand why this is happening, we | Read More »


    Drudge has this on his website this morning… From the New York post I thought Obama wanted the troops out of Iraq. Typical Democrat talking out of both sides of his mouth. http://www.nypost.com/seven/09152008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/obamatriedtostallgisiraqwithdrawal_129150.htm

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    Latest MSM Smear: Palin’s Kuwait Visit

    The lefty blogs and the Obama campaign are currently all atwitter with excitement over their latest cooked up Palin-scandal–having given up, apparently, on claims that Governor Palin is a molester of teen-aged boys and a faker of pregnancy. Here is the article that’s got them foaming at the mouth. Examine two the headlines that flow from the rather innocuous material described in that piece for | Read More »

    Loquacious Enemy Continues to “Text Message” the Pangs of Defeat

    Way back in January 2007, your humble correspondent made his (in)famous RedState debut with a lengthy essay comparing the contemporary situation in Iraq with the one that our forebears faced on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal in 1942-1943. That essay ended with the following flourish: Guadalcanal had been a longer and murkier affair; it was clear that the Japanese had lost, but the extent of | Read More »

    Forgive me

    After the two candidates leave ground zero, I wonder what the American people and the polls will say about the popularity of each. On the GOP side we have a proven leader John McCain with Military background and whose children have chosen to serve their country and a VP candidate Sarah Palin who is seeing her son off to Iraq today. On the Democratic side | Read More »