Deconstructing Obama’s Iraq Plan
Let me give a hat tip to Andy McCarthy at NRO. He posted a link and excerpt from a blog post by Steve Schippert at ThreatsWatch.org. This article is a very important analysis of what really happened in Iraq, and explains why Obama’s narrative from this week is worse than simple political spin. It is dangerously naive and dead wrong. Obama’s 2007 “plan” would have | Read More »
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ISSUED ORDERS TO ASSASINATE AMERICAN CITIZEN, LORI ZARLENGA-BLAQUIERE
6-7-08My name is Lori Zarlenga- Blaquiere. I was born on September 14, 1961 in the state of Rhode Island. I am writing to you for your immediate help. My life is in immediate danger from orders issued by President George W. Bush and Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri to assassinate/murder me.The Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies, among others, are engaged in cover up | Read More »
You know, I’m starting to think that the WaPo doesn’t *approve* of Obama’s Iraq policy.
I know, it sounds difficult to believe – but for some strange reason, the Washington Post seems almost… well, skeptical about the whole “run away from our responsibilities to the Iraqi people and attempt to recreate that entire South Vietnam collapse” thing. In fact, I would go so far as to suggest – maybe, just maybe! – that the WaPo might actually think that this | Read More »
In A Just World . . .
This would be getting all sorts of negative coverage. So much for that whole “reality-based” description, eh? I should add that items here and here only serve to amplify the Obama campaign’s incoherence regarding Iraq and the surge.
Put the Cork Back in the Champagne Bottle
CNN’s Anderson Cooper called it a “stunning development” and his panel guest David Gergen characterized it as a “devastating blow to the McCain campaign.” The Liberal media are billing it as “Maliki Demands Timetable” and the Liberal bloggers are boldly proclaiming “Maliki Endorses Obama’s Plan.”
If it’s Tuesday, it must be Barack in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Europe, wherever
Now, my dear MSM mavens, c’mon! Do you really think Obama’s whirlwind tour can give him any more than the most superficial knowledge of each area, or us any inkling of how he will deal with the complex issues in each one?As a travelogue, it is pretty impressive: Obama arrived in Jordan after a tour of war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. He stepped off | Read More »
The Washington Post Goes in the Tank for Obama
The media have already picked their winner. My colleagues Pejman Yousefzedeh and Bob Hahn have pointed to a Rassmussen poll that indicates 49% of sentient Americans believe the media is in the tank for Barack ObamaToday on the front page of the Washington Post two reporters, with a thrill running up their collective leg, demonstrate the veracity of this poll by engaging in blatant, robust | Read More »
Obama Still Doesn’t Support The Surge
Now that Obama has finally made his so-called fact-finding trip to Iraq, we find that it was too audacious to expect the antiwar champion of the liberal/progressive left to keep an open mind. Obama’s closed-minded opposition to the surge and support for a firm an arbitrary time table for the withdrawal of troops hasn’t changed. When asked if knowing what he knows now, he would | Read More »
Peter Wehner For McCain Ad-Man
This is an excellent refutation to the Obama campaign’s arguments concerning Iraq policy. The McCain campaign would be wise to incorporate it into its stump speech. Pronto.
Listening To The Military
Why doesn’t Barack Obama take the advice of military experts when it comes to crafting his Iraq policy?President George W. Bush’s top military adviser said on Sunday setting an unconditional two-year timetable for getting U.S. troops out of Iraq in two years would be dangerous.But Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he would be able to recommend more troop reductions | Read More »
Filthy Hippies Spitting on Veterans
Yeah, the left supports the (Rapist) troops all right. They also support (Fascist) America, and George W. (Hang Him) Bush. If you can muscle through and keep lunch down, the last minute will make you feel better.H/T Wolking’s World, Ace, and Hot Air.Also find Bill Dupray at The Patriot Room
Are We There Yet? Victory in Iraq and the 2008 Election
“Events, dear boy, events.”–Former British PM Harold Macmillan on the greatest threat to any government’s plans.”In chaos there is opportunity”–Variously attributed.It’s time for Republicans to decide: are we willing to stake the election on the proposition that we have won the war in Iraq?
What the Democrats and Obama said about the surge strategy
Let’s be clear about this. When Democrats (and a few Republicans) said they opposed the surge in troops, they also opposed the strategy. Why? Because to execute the strategy, more troops were needed. We couldn’t go on moving troops around to handle hot spots. Baghdad desperately needed more security, and moving troops to Baghdad from Anbar or Diyala or other provinces would not solve the | Read More »
Slow Down There, Marc Ambinder
Three days and three translations later, the shock waves from the alleged Nuri al-Maliki “endorsement” of Sen. Barack Obama’s timeline for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq have been tempered by a statement from the Prime Minister’s office making clear that the German magazine Der Spiegel got it all wrong. In their rapture at the thought that their golden boy had conquered Sen. John McCain | Read More »
Don’t Know Much About Arabic
Lots and lots of people have noted this but it is worth emphasizing anew that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki did not say what a lot of people gleefully report him as having said:A German magazine quoted Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as saying that he backed a proposal by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 | Read More »