Barack Obama and the Cavalcade of Naivete
Please welcome Dr. Barry Rubin back to the front page of RedState. -Jeff President Barack Obama told Democratic Party contributors in Miami: “When you look at what’s happening…in the Middle East, it is a manifestation of new technologies, the winds of freedom that are blowing through countries that have not felt those winds in decades, a whole new generation that says I want to be | Read More »
Maybe Nothing is the Best Thing to Do
It is apparent to all observers that the recent revolutions in the Middle East caught the administration completely off-guard. Because of that, the administration has essentially been playing catch-up, making up its policy as it goes along. Because of that, the United States has been much pretty much a bystander in events, issuing pronouncements about the current state of affairs but powerless to actually | Read More »
America’s Chihuahua In Chief
On April 9, 1986, Ronald Reagan called Moammar Qaddafi, “The Mad Dog of the Middle East”. Yesterday, his successor couldn’t even be bothered to name the man accused of strafing his own citizens with the military assets of their own country. Yet Barack Obama always tries to push some sort of connection to Reagan. It makes me want to vomit every time I hear someone | Read More »
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him
Who Won’t Get Credit For Change In Middle East?
I’m starting this discussion by ignoring the dissonance of whether it was right or wrong for the US to initiate combat in Iraq. I thought it was then and I think it was now. Regardless of all of that in the last month we have seen populist uprisings all through Northern Africa and the Middle East. I don’t think it is coincidental that as Iraq | Read More »
Once Again US Media Chooses Ideology Over Truth
As the events unfold throughout the Middle East, it is encouraging to see people take to the streets and challenge their respective governments to finally consider long-ignored reforms. For Americans who are the hereditary benefactors of a challenge to oppressive and authoritarian rule, it is particularly heartwarming considering our republic’s 200+ years of government by, for, and of the people. Watching the news then, it | Read More »
Some thoughts from my notepad… 2/13/2011
Well, another Friday has passed, so another Middle Eastern/Pro-United States ally — gone… prediction Hasni will not be the last U.S. ally to go the “exiled retired dictator route”. Welcome to 21st century U.S. diplomacy brought to you by CNN, with Anderson Cooper reporting and/or presiding over the revolution. This ‘democratic’ street revolution will pave the way for new elections, but first a ‘soft’ military | Read More »
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Obama’s Weakness And Spending A Clear And Present Danger To Us And The World, Egypt Proves It
The weakness of Barack Obama is making our country the laughing stock of the world. The latest failure of this weak individual who is in the most powerful office on the face of the Earth was his inept handling of the crisis in Egypt. Just like his days in the Illinois State Legislature and his short and very unremarkable tenure as a United States Senator, | Read More »
Could the current Middle East turmoil be an affirmation of the Bush policies – My thoughts
One of the intended consequences of the War in Iraq was the establishment of a Democracy in the Middle East to hold up as a example of what life could be. While the Democracy and the democratic process in Iraq are far from perfect, I believe they are having the intended effect on the region. First we had the uprisings in Iran which the US | Read More »
We are witnessing the collapse of the Middle East
If Egypt should fall, it will mark the beginning of the end for what little remaining stability there is in the Middle East. Jordan is facing similar unrest, as is Algeria and Yemen. Lebanon and Tunisia fell in January. It is highly unlikely that these events are unrelated. A combination of leftist and Islamist forces provoked the protests, and we are likely looking at a | Read More »
Democracy is Very Messy
You know, we in the United States have been spoiled. Our Revolution to throw out our British masters was tough. But the British left us with some very good institutions from which to create an American government and society. The government implemented immediately after the Revolution, under the Articles of Confederation, transitioned fairly peacefully to the one we have under the Constitution. Even the Civil | Read More »
The Last Days of the Dictator. Paul Wolfowitz discusses Egypt and US Foreign Policy.
We have seen this movie so many times before. Yet, somehow the script maintains the capability of keeping us in suspense. A long serving dictator seems to be a rock of stability. Experts and analysts of the nation claim that the dictatorship is in no serious danger. But then protesters begin to appear on the streets complain of grievances ranging from high food prices to | Read More »
If Patriotism Had A Report Card.
I don’t think we’d need a graduated grading system say, for instance, ‘C’ for Champion and on the opposite end, ‘T’ for Traitor. Look at all the fun we could have with all of the grades in between. ‘Everyday’ patriot I think would describe most of us… just Americans who go about our lives, proud of the greatness of our nation. Then, on the opposite | Read More »
Lord What Fools These Mortals Be
Even if you don’t subscribe to the “everything is gray” school of moral relativity, life often presents complex dilemmas with no ideal choice. Egypt is like that.
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Will Muslim countries want gay American soldiers/sailors on their soil?
In the rush to bring sexual preference equality to our military it seems to have been overlooked that many countries in the world do not share our government’s liberal views on the subject, particularly the Muslim ones in the Middle East where we have a number of key bases to protect out vital interests. Some religious hardliners in the region are of the opinion that | Read More »