For the past few days I’ve heard more than a little grousing from the Democrats about the way in which Republicans seem to be making the horrors of Benghazi, Libya “political.” It makes me cranky. First of all, let us say that lives were lost. That’s tragic and is made even more so when we learn, as we did yesterday, that the loss of | Read More »
Donald Rumsfeld: Obama’s Handling Of Libya “Embarrassing”
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech and Allysen Efferson are joined by Donald Rumsfeld to discuss the Obama Administration’s handling of the attack in Libya, the influence of partisan politics on their response to the attack, and the inherent tensions that exist between the State Department and the Pentagon.
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The Impeachment Remedy
There is nothing unusual about mere mortals revealing their fatal flaws. We’ve been doing it since the Greeks wrote plays about human tragedy. In my lifetime, Richard Nixon had his Watergate. He used his office to uncover secrets he might have used to get re-elected had he not been caught red-handed. As it is, he left office a defeated man. Bill Clinton had his fling | Read More »
Sean Bielat (Candidate, MA-4) Remarks on Benghazi
Two years ago, Congress failed to hold President Obama accountable when he sent a military force to Libya without their authority. Now, we see what happens when a President’s national security policy is left unchecked.
Rather than operating from a strategic plan to protect the interests of the United States and our allies, the Obama Administration appears to view our national security policy as nothing more than a way to stage photo opportunities and plant positive news stories.
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The Mushroom Treatment
If arrogance were a capital crime, Barack Obama would be on death row. I’m still reeling from the news that the Leader of the Free World rarely attends his own daily intelligence and national security briefings. He gets the briefings on his I-Pad and calls it good. (How arrogant is it to refuse to avail oneself of the intelligence resources available to the man in | Read More »
Washington Post recounts assassination of Ambassador Stevens.
You know, you read this Washington Post article on the assassination of Ambassador Stevens, and you keep telling yourself This movie is completely unbelievable. On the eve of his death, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was ebullient as he returned for the first time in his new role to Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city that embraced him as a savior during last year’s civil war. | Read More »
Do Straw Men Have Free Speech?
President Barack Obama took to the UN podium on Tuesday and lied, blaming an American’s exercise of free speech for the death of Obama’s own Ambassador. He also stood before that august body of Islamists, antisemites, tyrants, socialists, and corrupt panderers and told America’s sworn enemies that the future is theirs. In continuing to blame the video and attack it, Obama is using his usual straw man tactics. | Read More »
Barack Obama takes a page from the Muslim Brotherhood.
You may have noticed a little while back that the US Embassy in Cairo called out the Egyptian government/Muslim Brotherhood for saying one thing in English (read: Western foreign consumption) and another in Arabic (read: domestic/regional consumption). Which is all to the good… so why did the President do the same thing this week? The View: “In an interview with ABC’s “The View,” Obama — | Read More »
PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP or “Where is your Whoopi Cushion?” Part I of a Series
September 2012 should be a month of scandal and sure defeat in the upcoming election for any sitting President… …but we live in a world of pop culture elections, fake noise to distract, and teflon media coverage making it difficult to identify real leadership. PART ONE of THREE REPORTS Leadership is not something you hear. Leadership is not something people say. Leadership is action. And in America leadership deserves to be reported | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Barbara Walters
, Benjamin Netanyahu
, Fox News
, James Michael Pratt
, New York Times
, The View
, Whoopi Goldberg
Angry Libyan mobs assault… Islamist militia bases in Benghazi.
“Witnesses say supporters of Ansar al-Sharia lined up outside its headquarters, in front of the crowd, waving black and white banners. They fired into the air to try to disperse the protesters, but fled with their weapons after the base was surrounded by waves of people shouting “no to militias”.”
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Today the Media Will Probably Blame Bush
Last night Fox News broke the story that the mastermind of the attack in Libya had been released from GTMO in 2007 during the reign of George Chimpy McBushitler Halliburton and his evil Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, also known as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. But wait . . . there’s more. The United States had advance warning of the attack and | Read More »
Must Egypt hold 52 Americans for 444 days before we cut off aid?
President Barack Hussein Obama is no James Earl Carter Before “extremists” overthrew the America’s ally in the Shah of Iran, then President Carter signaled his willingness, and even desire, to work with the Ayatollah Khomeini, since he was a “religious” man. Before the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Carter famously chided his fellow Americans for their “inordinate fear” of Communism. But, unlike the Citizen of the World | Read More »
Ambassador Susan Rice’s grim, vaguely bigoted, Libyan point-defense.
The reason why ‘spontaneous demonstration’ is so appealing an answer for the Obama administration is because that answer absolves them of having to take most of the responsibility for letting the attacks succeed. A genuinely spontaneous reaction to something that the administration didn’t actually do would be legitimately impossible to predict and hard to defend against, and people do know that. On the other hand, if the attack was premeditated, then the questions become Why didn’t the Obama administration catch this ahead of time? and Why wasn’t the Obama administration prepared for trouble? And the reasons why those questions are problematical is because they’re the same questions that Democrats asked the Bush administration, in the aftermath of 9/11. And the Democrats were notably contemptuous of the Bush administration’s answers, back then.
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Fruits Of Obama Foreign Policy.
Absolutely incredible! Our first Moslem President has made the ineptitude of the Carter years look like sheer genius. How is it that someone, who is supposedly so tuned-in to all things Moslem, can misread the entire Middle East for so long?. Unless by purposeful intent, which I suspect is more truth than fiction, denigrating and denying our allies and giving aid and comfort to our | Read More »
Obama and his ‘Friends’
This past week our nation remembered the eleventh anniversary of September 11th 2001, the day when thousands of our countrymen died at the hands of Muslim extremists. We all remember where we were, what happened that day and the horrifying days that followed when we realized the widespread effects of this. Most of us felt insecure and endangered. But we had a strong, capable leader | Read More »
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