Marita Noon: Can the U.S. fill the gap of potential oil losses from Iraq?
In the U.S., the silver lining of the black cloud over Iraq could be a renewed public awareness of the importance of developing our own energy resources. With his phone and his pen, Obama could increase access and expedite drilling on federal lands. He could approve the Keystone pipeline. As Merkel has done, he could come out with a strong statement in favor of fracking and the benefits it provides. But that would require standing up to his environmental allies like billionaire Tom Steyer—something he’s not likely to do.
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How Barack Obama Let the Iranians Bully Him Out of Iraq
The President’s circle of jerks in the press are so invested in protecting their precious that they will not cover this extensively. In fact, I am absolutely shocked that NPR has interviewed Dexter Filkins and likewise shocked that the New Yorker would run Filkins’ expose on how Barack Obama lost Iraq and let it be turned into an Iranian colony. It is stunning and the | Read More »
ISIS reportedly engaged in mass murder, other war crimes in Iraq.
I do not know whether the pictures found at this link have been authenticated, but if these pictures do end up being authenticated so then it needs to be stated for the record that ISIS (or ISIL) is engaged in war crimes and that its members are most emphatically not lawful combatants. Barack Obama and the rest of the Left aside, this means that if local authorities decide to have a quick (as | Read More »
Iraq is the Left’s Vietnam
The Vietnam war has hung around Democrats’ necks for almost a half century, with Republican President Gerald Ford inheriting the war’s disastrous end. The Dems would love to return the honor to Bush of starting a war and they get to seal the final collapse. Obama is doing everything he can to bring that about.
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Obama’s Foreign Policy Doctrine: Watch, Monitor, Look, Wait, Whac-a-Mole and NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND
Some have described President Obama’s foreign policy as “lead from behind”. It’s now been replaced by left in the dust. Meaning all options are on the table which means he’ll contemplate on doing nothing. And it’s good to know there is no crisis in Iraq in case anyone was wondering. We know this because if there were a crisis, say terrorists were mere miles away from attacking the city of our embassy | Read More »
Obama denies military aid to Iraq until it is too late
Iraq continues to melt down. Kurdish peshmerga have seized the city of Kirkuk. Kirkuk has long been a point of contention between the Iraqi government and the Kurd minority because it was originally Kurdish, depopulated and recolonized by Arabs under Saddam Hussein, and it is the center of Iraq’s northern oil producing region. Mosul, which feel earlier in the week to ISIS, is the capital | Read More »
Ignoring #Syria Was The *REAL* Mistake
This won’t be much of a diary, but I my thoughts here are longer than 140 characters. So the debate rages on if we should have stayed in Iraq or left. In fact, even Slate’s Reihan Salam thinks leaving (dispite what you think about going into Iraq to begin with) was a mistake: Once Americans collectively settled on the idea that the Iraq War was | Read More »
Al Qaeda On The Run – From People Even More Savage Than Themselves
During the electoral silly-season that was 2012, Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney predictably clashed on Foreign Policy. Candidate Romney felt compelled to argue that America should keep troops in Iraq and trust the Russians about as far as we could throw them. Barack Obama disagreed with this assertion with his customary dismissive arrogance. His flunkies at OFA* expressed this sentiment on Twitter in | Read More »
Obama’s terrorist catch-and-release program is a success
We posted earlier about the unspooling tragedy that is the Obama-Clinton foreign policy in the Arab world. Perhaps the only thing in competition for the political equivalent of the Darwin Awards is the administration’s policy of releasing terrorists known to be both dangerous and committed to their cause. We all know about the five Taliban commanders handed over for American deserter Bowe Berghdahl. Now we | Read More »
The Obama-Clinton foreign policy is a smashing success
Blowback. That was the term the left, Ron Paul fans, and conspiracy theorists (to the extent these are different groups) used to explain 9-11. The idea that the attack on the Twin Towers as a direct result of US actions. While this is pretty much a fantasy in the case of 9-11, we are seeing a textbook case of blowback underway in Iraq. Since U.S. | Read More »
Doing What’s Right
“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” - Theodore Roosevelt Recently, I noticed this quote from our 26th President displayed at the entrance to an elementary school Fifth Grade classroom. As I read it, my immediate thought was, “I wish that was a common attitude with today’s politicians.” Although “Teddy” Roosevelt is honored as one of America’s best presidents, I recognize that | Read More »
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JR Salzman on the VA Scandal and His Experience as a Wounded Warrior
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by JR Salzman to discuss the VA scandal, his efforts to shine a light on the terrible bureaucracy of care America’s veterans face and his personal experience after being seriously wounded while serving in Iraq.
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The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House is the title of a book by Edward Klein that was first published May 15, 2012. The Google eBook synopsis of this publication says: “It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein in his new political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in | Read More »
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A Libertarianish Foreign Policy?
I say yes on the spot. Back during the Bush years, we thought we could try democratizing countries the way we did. Looking at Iraq 11 years after we invaded, that type of model has failed miserably. Not against supporting freedom movements like that what happened in Iran in 2009 (which Obama was silent on). But doing so by military force doesn’t work. I advise | Read More »
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Let’s get out of Afghanistan!
I frankly wonder why the deadline has been pushed back to the end of the year. Now unlike in Iraq, it was initially merited to go into Afghanistan since they were harboring Al Qaeda. But 12 years is TOO long. Longer than WWI and WWII COMBINED and longer than Vietnam. And what have we to show for it? A country that’s still very divided into | Read More »