The Collapsing Obama Doctrine
That’s actually a tame way of describing the Dick Cheney Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal: The Collapsing Obama Doctrine. I’m not sure that I’ve seen a more thorough takedown of this President’s failed foreign policy; and he did it without once mentioning Benghazi. It’s worth the read. Heck, it’s worth framing and hanging in your office. As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten | Read More »
If Outsourcing is the WH’s Foreign Policy, Then at Least SHUT THE DANG DOOR!
Remember how the Left ranted and raged over American companies outsourcing jobs to other countries? So much so that the Democratically controlled House and Senate introduced bills in 2010, H.R.5622 and S. 3816 that claimed to reduce outsourcing and bring jobs back to the United States. Thankfully they both failed. So where is their outrage over the president outsourcing U.S. foreign policy to the likes of | Read More »
Obama to reward a state sponsor of terrorism for committing terrorism
What a difference six weeks make. Today John Kerry said that the United States is considering a partnership with Iran to stabilize Iraq: Secretary of State John Kerry cautiously signaled on Monday that the United States would be open to cooperating with Iran militarily in Iraq to beat back al Qaida-inspired fighters who pose an “existential” danger to that war-torn country and may look to | Read More »
The Unrest in Iraq and How It Will Impact the Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the unrest in Iraq, how it may destabilize the entire region and what the impact of rising oil prices will be on our economy and your bottom line.
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Colin Kahl Pens a CYA Op-Ed on Iraq
Colin Kahl, according to his little bio on his Politico op-ed, “is an associate professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program…. From February 2009 to December 2011, he was the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East.” In other words, during the time Joe Biden was hailing Iraq as some sort of success story for Barack Obama, Colin Kahl was one of | Read More »
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 »