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Marines Spearhead NATO Offensive Against Taliban. Obama’s First Surge

February 13, 2010

“We are currently moving to seize our objective. We have been in contact for five hours from the southwest, north and east and we are moving to push to finish securing the areas of insurgents still,” Lieutenant Mark Greenlief told Reuters. The Marines’ first objective was to take over the town center, a large cluster […]

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Presenting The Adult-In-Chief

January 8, 2010

Yesterday Barack Obama took the opportunity to show his distinct distinctly different approach to counter terrorism and leadership from the Bush Administration, and frankly it was refreshing. 1.  He took responsibility. “No one could have imagined,” barked Condoleeza Rice, that terrorists would strike inside the US by stealing aircraft and flying them into buildings despite […]

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Bush Counterterrorism Officials Unofficially Approve of Obama’s Counterterrorism Plans.

January 4, 2010

“A half-dozen former senior Bush officials involved in counterterrorism told me before the Christmas Day incident that for the most part, they were comfortable with Obama’s policies, although they were reluctant to say so on the record. Some worried they would draw the ire of Cheney’s circle if they did, while others calculated that calling […]

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Obama’s Epic Failure To Enact Real Change In Regards To Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo. And For That Matter, In Health Care And Financial Reform.

December 13, 2009

When Barack Obama’s marketing team came up with Hope as its mission statement, its tagline, its campaign slogan, I was hoping and voting for just that. Didn’t happen. In fact, what little Honeymoon Obama had has all been squandered and once again, an electorate that was for a moment on the same page is now […]

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West Point Grad Lambasts Chris Matthews

December 3, 2009

“Ben Salvito, a member of the class of 2010, wrote a response on The New Ledger Web site Wednesday saying that the cadets’ lack of excitement had nothing to do with their opinions: To applaud or to boo at the announcements made last night would have both been equally inappropriate for the Corps of Cadets. […]

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“Afghanistan is not lost, but … it has moved backwards”

December 2, 2009

“Afghanistan is not lost, but … it has moved backwards”

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Harsh Words For Obama’s Afghan Policy

December 1, 2009

“Like Bush, Obama wants to wage an escalating war without worrying about how to pay for it—though no doubt, on Tuesday, we will be subjected to the same ludicrous vows not to increase the deficit. And it is almost uncanny to hear, this time from the liberal Obama, the same bloodcurdling rhetoric about nation-building and […]

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Obama’s Speech At The Ft. Hood Memorial.

November 10, 2009

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A Little Sanity In A Sea Of Psychosis (w/Update)

September 19, 2009

In a return gesture redolent of the détente between Cold War enemies, Vladimir Popovkin announced that Russian short range missile interceptors will not be placed on Kaliningrad. “Reason has prevailed over ambitions,” Popovkin said. “Naturally, we will cancel countermeasures which Russia has planned in response, such as the (planned) deployment of Iskander missiles in the […]

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

September 12, 2009

“The new pilot was hurried to the helm in the midst of a tornado.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, speaking about Abraham Lincolns’ first days in office assessing the secession of South Carolina from the Union. . . “He’s an idealist in an age of cynicism, a conciliator at a time of cleaving. He strives to appeal […]

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President Obama Is A Black Belt At Inside Fighting.

July 24, 2009

The battles being fought in the appropriations committees are as ignored by our vaunted press corp as as are the rest of the important stories in the world. What few people are realizing is that Barack Obama just won three major knife fights in areas traditionally won by conservatives. First he convinced the Senate to […]

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