Congress Should Reschedule Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s Address
During and prior to World War II, both Germany and Japan committed numerous atrocities, of which the Holocaust and the Japanese “comfort women” might merely be the most well known. After their respective surrenders, Germany was forced to take responsibility for its horrible acts, but Japan was not. To this day, most Japanese leaders are reluctant, at best, to even acknowledge that they might have | Read More »
Ted Cruz and the Continuation War
I know that there are a number of smart conservatives who side with Rod Dreher in the flap over Ted Cruz’s short-lived speech to the In Defense of Christians summit dinner.
However as much as our feelings may get conflicted on these issues, I think Ted Cruz is right. We don’t always get to pick who are friends and opponents are in war, and sometimes the people we’d like to have on our side, aren’t. Some of the Lebanese and “Palestinian” Christians, are reminiscent of the Finns in World War II.
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Obama Hates the Greatest Generation
It should come as no surprise Barack Obama has tried to keep World War II veterans from their memorial. Obama holds the Greatest Generation in complete disdain. They preserved freedom and cemented America’s position as a world superpower. Obama has used his presidency to tear down both. He was raised in an anti-American household and was taught to hate the United States. Obama doesn’t care | Read More »
Barack Obama spitefully *chose* to make WWII Memorial inaccessible to veterans.
Every time I look at the WWII Memorial story, it gets worse. It’s bad that the Obama administration closed down national monuments and museums, because it thinks that attacking DC tourism will give the Democratic party leverage over the Republican party. It’s bad that the Obama administration tried to keep WWII veterans away from the monument that honors them. It failed, of course, but they | Read More »
Pearl Harbor Survivor, Sen. Daniel Inouye Passes At 88
He may have been on the opposite side of the aisle, but he also served honorably in our Armed Forces, and for that, I salute him and mourn his passing. The Hill reports: Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the most senior member of the upper chamber, died Monday at the age of 88. According to his office, the senator’s final word was “Aloha.” Inouye was hospitalized | Read More »
Midway, The Forgotten Victory
By Daniel Foty. Reposted with Permission. When early June rolls around each year, June 6th is accorded a great deal of reverence for the well-known events of the Normandy landings of 1944. On the decadal anniversary years, there are major ceremonies and there is extensive news coverage. Sadly, an equally (at least) important anniversary on June 4th goes largely neglected. On June 4th 1942, an | Read More »
There’s a place in the world for violence
A recently published book, Prelude to Catastrophe, analyzes the thinking and actions of highly positioned Jews in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration who wanted to help the Jews of Europe but struggled to find the best ways to do so. I haven’t read the book yet, but I mention it because I want to share with you a passage from David Frum’s review of it that | Read More »
At posts entombed
Though they did not yet know they were at war, An armada crested upon their shore. Thousands of Sailors, Airmen and Marines In the sights of foes who were yet unseen. From the air and the sea the Rising Sun Let loose heady bombs and fired wrathful guns On the men who slept in their quiet peace Until the sirens’, their slumber released. On the | Read More »
“A Day That Will Live In Infamy”
It was 69 years ago today that the Empire of Japan launched what President Franklin Roosevelt called that “unprovoked and dastardly attack” upon the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to bring the country militarily into World War II. FDR had it right; it was dastardly, and by all accounts, unprovoked. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t unexpected; after all, the U.S. and Japan had been | Read More »
“Capital is frozen”
Cross posted at Upstate Political Report The Veterans for Gibson coalition held a barbecue event for area veterans at Gurtler Brothers VFW Post 420 in Saratoga Springs on September 12th. Colonel Chris Gibson (R) is challenging incumbent Scott Murphy (D) in New York’s 20th Congressional District. Veterans from all wars starting with World War II through to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were | Read More »
Obama Breaks Out the Money. NASA: No purpose in sight.
The President’s speech was another bag of empty talk and hot air at Spacecoast today.
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Hanks for the New Memories: A Look at the Skewed Mentality of Hollywood
Some wonder how the Hollywood elite manage to make movies, build castles on prime real estate, fill their factory-sized garages with foreign sports cars, and still find the time to impress the great unwashed with their unequaled intelligence on political matters. As is often the case, sometimes it is best to stick with your day job. With the release of the HBO military special The | Read More »
The Fight In Iraq: Yes, It Was Worth It To Fight Terrorists
Our “illustrious” Vice President, Joe Biden (he who is afflicted with both hoof-in-mouth disease and has no functioning brain), said that America’s fight in Iraq wasn’t worth the “horrible price” while attempting to have the Obama administration take full credit for its success. I’m assuming Winston Smith, from within the Ministry of Truth, was feeding Biden these lines. There is no sense rebutting Smith Biden’s | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, George W Bush
, Joe Biden
, national security
, Saddam Hussein
, world war ii
Terror Plot – Another Black Mark For Britain.
Yet again there is a connection between an attempted terrorist attack and Britain. Another ‘home grown’ would-be mass murderer whose plot fortunately went awry. There is precious little good news in the press these days and every item regarding the so-called ‘United’ Kingdom seems to be another nail in the coffin of a once proud, honorable nation. After World War II Britain was lacking in | Read More »
History Can Show Obama The Way in Afghanistan
There is no better teacher than history. As President Obama begins his own surge policy in Afghanistan, it is important that our leaders heed the lessons of history. Throughout our nation’s history, there is no more glaring failure in wartime than Vietnam. President Obama would do well to consider President Ford’s folly in Cambodia before ordering his pre-ordained 2011 retreat. As America was tailing it | Read More »