Chuck Hagel On Iraq: Forget 2007 and 2008, That’s Ancient History Now
Chuck Hagel, fresh from his trip to Iraq to provide a patina of bipartisanship to Barack Obama, tips the hand of the Obama camp’s inability to explain away Obama’s terrible misjudgment in opposing the “surge”:”Quit talking about, ‘Did the surge work or not work,’ or, ‘Did you vote for this or support this,'” Hagel said Thursday on a conference call with reporters.”Get out of that. | Read More »
Wincing While Winning
http://www.seriousmayhem.comIt makes no sense to me. I wasn’t raised to think like the blame-America-first crowd. It’s not an entirely comparable situation, but when Clinton decided to send troops into former Yugoslavia in the 1990’s I supported the idea. I didn’t entirely like the fact that we were sending American boys into a brutal civil war, but I could understand what tore at the president’s heart. | Read More »
The Chronology Of The Surge
A back-and-forth has developed over whether John McCain accurately stated the history behind the surge and the implementation of the counterinsurgency strategy in some recent comments. McCain suggested that the surge and the counterinsurgency strategy helped bring about the Anbar awakening. Strictly speaking, the awakening began prior to the surge and the counterinsurgency strategy.However, that does not end the analysis, as this article points out:The | Read More »
IOC shuns Iraq
All about the athletes? Free of politics? Who told you the IOC’s Games were either of those things? When the IOC will ban Iraq from the 2008 Summer Olympics over the politics of bureaucracy, you know there’s something else going on. This is just more national prejudice from a group known for it.I bet you Zimbabwe, Cuba, and Iran have no trouble getting in, though.This | Read More »
Significant Poll Movement Toward McCain in Swing States
WaPo has a new set of polls in swing states that show good movement for McCain. Along with the slight tightening of the national numbers, it seems Obama’s post-nomination bump has receded to a small 2-4 point lead overall. Below are new WaPo numbers compared to the last WaPo polls.MI:McCain (44) (44)Obama (46) (48) CO:McCain 46 (44)Obama 44 (49) MN:McCain 44 (37)Obama 46 (54) WI:McCain | Read More »
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A Veteran’s Opinion
As a veteran of both the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan, I am constantly asked if we (The United States of America) are doing the “right thing over there.” I am here to assure you that, with out a doubt, we are doing what is right.
How Much Support Did Barack Obama Find In Iraq For His Withdrawal Plan?
Not much, as it turns out:THE INITIAL MEDIA coverage of Barack Obama’s visit to Iraq suggested that the Democratic candidate found agreement with his plan to withdraw all U.S. combat forces on a 16-month timetable. So it seems worthwhile to point out that, by Mr. Obama’s own account, neither U.S. commanders nor Iraq’s principal political leaders actually support his strategy.Gen. David H. Petraeus, the architect | Read More »
Obama’s Losing Bet On Defeat In Iraq
Even after eight years in which every conceivable calumny has been hurled at President Bush, his advisers and his supporters, there are apparently some things you are not supposed to say in American politics, and John McCain has gone and said one of them:This is a clear choice that the American people have. I had the courage and the judgment to say I would rather | Read More »
Angry Joe Klein
I was watching Joe Klein on Anderson Cooper’s one-sided show last night, and you could almost see the steam coming out of Klein’s ears, so it’s no surprise that he would write an angry blog post the following morning. Klein seemed especially piqued that McCain would dare say that “Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign.”Well, by dint of | Read More »
How Many More “Thousands Gone In A Instant” Moments Will It Take?
Consider for a moment – if in the hour of reckoning in WW2, as Patton rolled through Europe, and the enemy had retreated back to there homeland, that Roosevelt had come to the unthinkable (now) conclusion that we had, for all intents and purposes, got the job done, and re-deployed our troops…Specken De Deutch?Roosevelt, Truman, & Kennedy. Names BHO likes to throw around, he will | Read More »
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.”