Refining victory

    For the past few months I have made it a part of my daily routine to visit the Iraq page on Obama’s website (Iraq /Change We can believe In!). With mounting incredulity I found, day after day, the same increasingly bizarre and outdated entry on Obama’s policy for troop withdrawal. The policy, in its entirety, reads like this: “Obama will immediately begin to remove our | Read More »

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    Three little words, Senator Obama.

    The New York Times passed a grim milestone last Friday: it was the year anniversary of one of their most embarrassing editorials ever (Via Gateway Pundit). The Road HomeIt is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit.{snip}When Congress returns this week, extricating American troops from the war should be at the | Read More »

    Developments In Iraq . . . Or: The Shifting Media Narrative In Reporting On Iraq

    This is interesting: The Bush administration is considering the withdrawal of additional combat forces from Iraq beginning in September, according to administration and military officials, raising the prospect of a far more ambitious plan than expected only months ago. Such a withdrawal would be a striking reversal from the nadir of the war in 2006 and 2007. One factor in the consideration is the pressing | Read More »

    Media Celebrates Successful U.S. Military Recruitment Stats? Not Really!

    The Armed Forces Press Service issued a press release on Thursday morning, July 10, in celebration of the fact that the U.S. military has had 13 consecutive months of meeting and/or exceeding recruitment goals. Sadly, the media stayed sullenly quite all day, taking no notice of the success of our military on OR off the field. Regardless of the fact that the media ignored the | Read More »

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    A Military Reaction To Barack Obama’s Plan To Withdraw From Iraq

    This is tremendously revealing: We spent a day with Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond in Sadr City. He is the commander of the 4th Infantry Division, which is responsible for Baghdad. Hammond will likely be one of the commanders who briefs Barack Obama when he visits Iraq. “We still have a ways to go. Number one, we’re working on security and it’s very encouraging, that’s true, | Read More »


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