The dogfight over the F-22A Raptor
Although it has yet to see combat in the air, the F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter is the object of an intense dogfight on Capitol Hill. The debate has made for some strange bedfellows. On one side, there are the antis – the Pentagon, Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin and Sen. John McCain among them – who want to wrap the program up and | Read More »
Pentagon: Like It or Not, Gitmo Terrorists Coming to US
Michele Flournoy, President Barack Obama’s newly minted Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, may have unwittingly given a preview of Obama’s big speech on the fate of terrorists currently held at Guantanamo Bay, when she spoke after the Senate overwhelmingly voted to strip funding for implementing the closure from the Administration’s supplemental budget request for Iraq and Afghanistan. Flournoy essentially said that members of Congress | Read More »
Dumb Power or Chicago style politics – Obama now claims that releasing detainee photos would “inflame anti-American opinion”
Dumb Power or Chicago style politics – Obama now claims that releasing detainee photos would “inflame anti-American opinion” So the White House just figured out that their planned release of more photos would “inflame anti-American opinion” and would “impact the safety of our troops.” Thank you captain obvious. Comments and story via HotAir here. He’s not saying that’s the only consideration; how could he, knowing | Read More »
Obama cuts military recruiting budget while buying $100 per pound steak for White House dinners. Guns vs. butter takes on a new meaning.
Obama cuts military recruiting budget while buying $100 per pound steak for White House dinners. Guns vs. butter takes on a new meaning. The Obama White House has been celebrated in the press for its expensive cocktail parties. Jake Tapper of ABC News reported on the menu at one of the parties in January: Hors d’oeuvres — chicken curry, wagyu steak — will be served | Read More »
An Inconvenient Report
In April, New York Times reporter David Barstow received a Pulitzer Prize for his story on the Rumsfeld-era public affairs outreach program to former military officers then working as journalists (the so-called “military analysts). The thrust of the article is that Mr. Rumsfeld and his subordinates used seductive perks like lunch at the Pentagon and access to top officials to manipulate these men into providing | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — March 17, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/israels-national-security-aide-barred-from-us/ EXCLUSIVE: Israel’s national security aide barred from U.S. Former Israeli spy linked to Pentagon leak — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/new-deal-for-blackwater-bucks-decision-by-iraq/ EXCLUSIVE: Blackwater back in U.S. employ — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/ready-willing-able—and-waiting-for-obama/ Obama-ites wait for jobs — and sit tight Loyalists tough it out for administration jobs — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/democrats-mull-end-run-for-obama/ Democrats mull end-run for Obama Unusual rules tactic could trigger partisan brawl — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/obama-tries-to-block-aigs-bonuses/ Obama tries to block AIG’s bonuses — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/17/workplace-complaints-jump-15-percent-in-2008/ | Read More »
U.S. Military discovers that Islam exists – unofficially. Terms “jihad” and “Islamist” needed.
Gee – I wonder how 9/11 ever happened. Bill Gertz reports in the Washington Times that a military research team discovered the need for terms like “Islamist” and “Jihad”.
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Is Obama preparing to cut the defense budget?
Ace says he saw it on Fox News, but at this hour, there’s nothing about it on the FNC website. The best source Ace could find is the pay-per-view site InsideDefense.com NewsStand, the services of which I haven’t paid to view. But there’s been considerable speculation that Obama will make cuts in defense. In fact, he has promised to do so. If he intends to | Read More »
Obama’s character? Actions speak louder than words.
Who is Barack Obama? We read in the Bible: “by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matt. 7:20). It really does not matter what Barack says, because that may not be the truth. What Barack has done is important, because actions do not lie. When paying respect to our country and the American flag, does Barack place his hand over his heart? You would expect | Read More »
, Bill Ayers
, Jeremiah Wright
Dedicating the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon
I was honored to attend the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon this morning. I was not in the building when it was attacked and I did not know any of the victims, but I have spent some in that unique edifice since, and with the people who lost friends and comrades, who inhaled the smoke and rescued the wounded. For them, the | Read More »
A Brief Reflection on September 11, 2001
It began as a wonderful summer morning in New York- crisp and clear, with a touch of fall and its bounty. Unsuspecting travelers boarded aircraft, perhaps looking forward to flying in such beautiful weather and the stunning views to be had with a cup of coffee by the passenger window. It ended in fire and ash and tragedy. There were countless displays of courage under | Read More »