Big Speech, Small Man
It is fitting that President Barack Obama’s much-hyped and anticipated speech on his plan for the detainees currently held at Gunatanamo Bay was delivered in the rotunda of the National Archives building. Throughout his speech, the argumemts of a petulant child stubbornly refusing to accept any responsibility for his actions could be heard echoing around the marble hall. The president’s speech was not courageous, uplifting, | 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 »
Pelosi Travels to Iraq, Rewrites History
Nancy Pelosi made a surprise trip to Baghdad yesterday. And according to Alsumaria, she tried to rewrite the history of the debate over the U.S. role in Iraq: “The SOFA agreement is one that agreed between our two countries and as many of you know, I’m very opposed to the initiation of hostilities in Iraq and to this war in general. But when … once | Read More »
Harman Letter Exposes Pelosi’s Waterboarding Hypocrisy
The American people have good reason to question the leadership qualities of the sunshine patriots of the Democratic party – those whose views on national security are wholly dictated by the mood of the times. They clearly include people like Nancy Pelosi, who was repeatedly briefed on the methods for interrogating detainees, but never raised any concerns she may have had. She was content to | Read More »
Dem Leader: Obama Has No Gitmo Plan
Yesterday we learned that Congress’s most powerful appropriator has decided not to grant President Obama the funds he requested to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo. Today Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey explained why: “I personally favor what the administration’s talking about doing, but so far as we can tell there is yet no concrete program for that,” Obey said ahead of his panel’s | Read More »
Shame on Holder for politicizing secret memos
Eric Holder, President Obama’s Attorney General, has shamelessly adopted the tactics of the disgraced prosecutors of Senator Stevens. Holder has now released 11 formerly classified legal memoranda. These cherry picked legal opinions have been seized upon by left-wing extremists to call for prosecutions of those involved in interrogations of terrorists such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. According to the 9/11 Commission Report, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was | Read More »
Robert Gates Doesn’t Believe in Secrets
The Washington Post reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates broke with CIA Director Leon Panetta, and four past CIA Directors from Republican and Democratic administrations, to counsel President Barack Obama to release selected CIA memos describing enhanced interrogation techniques used to extract information from captured terrorists. His reason? It must have been a good one. Robert M. Gates indicates that he supported the release of | Read More »
A History Lesson for Democrats
Now that Barack Obama has opened the door to a ‘Truth Commission’ designed to embarrass Bush Administration appointees and score political points, Nancy Pelosi is trying to throw the door wide open: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pressed the case for creation of a special “truth commission” to investigate the interrogation of terror suspects during the Bush administration. The California Democrat said several House committees already | Read More »
Rosa Brooks advises that war has ‘spatial boundaries’
Rosa Brooks will soon become an advisor to Undersecretary Michelle Flournoy and has a legal theory that “spatial boundaries” trumps Congress’s intent in the September 18, 2001 AUMF: (a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, | Read More »
What happened to the high seas contingency?
Barack Obama had his “Ground Zero moment” with the Somali Pirate incident, falling just short of a “dead or alive” show of bravado. I’m struck by the inconsistency of an administration that has forsworn the phrase “war on terror” for the more morally equivalent “overseas contingency.” The Somali pirates were a few kids looking to shake down some shipping companies for cash. Don’t get me wrong, | Read More »
Don’t you feel safer?
I feel a whole lot safer knowing my Secretary of State are reverting to the Clinton appeasement era plan of negotiating with Muslim terrorists/pirates. Wow! I am sure the mullahs in Afghanistan are taking heed of this strong-arm approach. I love that we are treating piracy as a mere law enforcement matter, not an act of war on the United States. I imagine Thomas Jefferson, | Read More »
Scott Murphy’s Extreme Views
Kirsten Gillibrand broke the traditional GOP hold on New York’s 20th Congressional district by making a name for herself as a conservative Democrat. When local Democrats nominated Scott Murphy in the race to succeed her, they said they did so because Murphy was cut from the same cloth. But Scott Murphy clearly hasn’t learned anything from the shared experience of New Yorkers about the war | 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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Leahy Sets Hearing on ‘Truth Commission’
Barack Obama continues to talk about bipartisanship, while pretending to be unaware that Congressional leaders are pulling stunts like this: Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Wednesday announced his committee would hold hearings on the creation of a new truth commission to investigate myriad allegations of corruption and wrongdoing in the Bush administration.
Feinstein Jeopardizes Pakistan and U.S. War on Al Qaeda
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) let slip that Predator drones used to fight Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan are being launched from Pakistan, a hugely covert operation designed to protect the vulnerable Pakistani government: At a hearing, Feinstein expressed surprise at Pakistani opposition to the ongoing campaign of Predator-launched CIA missile strikes against Al Qaeda targets along Pakistan’s northwest border. “As I | Read More »