The Long Gray Line.
West Point. In the rolling hills of New York on the Hudson river the long gray line goes on, only slightly sullied by the internationale tone of their Commander in Chief. Once again, Obama has used the Corps of Cadets as backdrop for advancing his political schemes. He was received with polite (just barely) applause. These very bright young officers have, for the most part, | Read More »
Americans Must Demand Secure Borders
On the heals of President Obama’s announcement Tuesday that he is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, the discovery Wednesday of a large cross-border tunnel, extending from Mexico 860 feet into San Diego, reminded America how critical it is to secure its borders if it wants security from terrorist acts on American soil. The discovered tunnel from Mexico to San Diego had lighting, electrical, ventilation | Read More »
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Nowhere Man In His Nowhere Suit Fails To Impress Cadets.
His Emptiness scarcely had time to finish his last yawn line to his captive audience at West Point Military Academy, before Donald Rumsfeld ripped his sheets and all but called the Liar-in-Chief just that in front of a national audience at the Center for Security Policy dinner in Washington DC last night. Obama gave his ‘WE GIVE UP IN EIGHTEEN MONTHS’ speech in front of | Read More »
Pusillanimous Lack of Leadership by President Obama at West Point
Last night at West Point, President Obama had a golden opportunity to demonstrate that the world’s only superpower is lead by a tough, determined, world leader, able to make difficult decisions. Instead, President Obama chose to take a hedged, triangulated position between those in America that support the war in Afghanistan and those that oppose it. There was more nuance in the President’s address than | Read More »
Chris Matthews Jumps The Shark
he cadets at West Point do not represent an ” enemy camp”. I have no doubt they will do their best, some will give their lives to defend our nation. Just because they didn’t seem to have a collective tingle up their legs at the President’s oratory doesn’t mean they will not follow the orders of their Commander and Chief. To suggest otherwise is reprehensible. | Read More »
Text of Obama’s Speech – No mention of Victory
Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our armed services, and to my fellow Americans: I want to speak to you tonight about our effort in Afghanistan – the nature of our commitment there, the scope of our interests, and the strategy that my Administration will pursue to bring this war to a successful conclusion. It is | Read More »
West Point is ‘The Enemy Camp’
fter a week of media ridicule over Barack Obama calling everything he does from flushing the Oval Office toilet to sneering at the press “unprecedented,” he wisely did not use that word in front of West Point graduates — soldiers who have been trained to repel the invading hordes of British soldiers, fight a Civil War, two world wars, etc.Nonetheless, there was an interesting word | Read More »
Is Obama’s Afghanistan Announcement Just Another Photo Op?
I am not saying that it is, but it really makes you wonder… This President is a complete joke right now. Not only was his Asia trip a complete bust, but now he FINALLY decided on a strategy plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan! General McChrystal gave his recommendations back in August and in the meantime President Obama has been dithering around playing golf and hosting | Read More »
A welcome but unnecessary defense of West Point.
Why I love America, Reason #4654908: In Defense of West Point: A Cadet Responds to Thomas Ricks My fellow cadets at West Point, in moments of overwhelming stress and cynicism, often compare our “rockbound highland home” to prison. Like inmates, cadets are regularly deprived of a wide range of social freedoms that “normal college students” would see as constitutional rights—we are told when, what, and | Read More »