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Who’s the JV team, Mr. President?

“The analogy we use around here sometimes and is accurate is if a JV team puts on Laker uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.” — President Barack Obama on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in January. (It’s Lakers, by the way, Mr. President, not Laker). “They are an imminent threat to […]

Obama’s Bergdahl Defeat.

Wow. Charles Krauthammer sums up the Bergdahl prisoner swap perfectly. He’s right, complaints about negotiating with terrorists are non-starters and off the mark from the get go, while accusations that the president broke law are ridiculous assuming you’ve ever read Article II — he’s the president, commander-in-chief, and gets a wide latitude of control regarding […]

This just in: Spies spy.

I find President Obama’s admission that he was unaware that the National Security Agency spied on world leaders far more frightening then the NSA actually spying on world leaders. Isn’t that what spies do? Spy on other countries? (Meanwhile stories about the federal government actually abusing its power yield a collective yawn amongst the beltway […]

So much for the “global test.”

Here’s another good take on Obama’s mishandling of Syria, this one from Bret Stephens: So much for John Kerry‘s “global test,” circa 2004. So much for Barack Obama slamming the Bush administration for dismissing “European reservations about the wisdom and necessity of the Iraq war,” circa 2007. So much for belittling foreign leaders who side […]

Is the enemy of our enemy really our friend?

From the top of Drudge today: Russia claims 100-page report blaming Syrian REBELS for chemical weapons attack… BRUTALITY REVEALED…. Al Qaeda ‘Highwaymen, Kidnappers, and Killers’… EXECUTING MEN ON KNEES… ‘We swear to Lord of Throne, we will take revenge’… Kerry claims ‘moderate’… AL QAEDA ATTACKS CHRISTIAN VILLAGE… U.S. Travel Warning: Rebels Have ‘Claimed Nearly 600 […]

Israel on Obama’s policy.

An interesting take from Joel Rosenberg regarding how Israel views Obama’s foreign policy weakness. If they’re this torn up over Syria, what would they ever do with Iran? Mr. Obama cannot even persuade former defense secretary Don Rumsfeld or former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton – two outspoken hawks, ready and willing to use […]

WSJ: Whose Red Line?

[WSJ] President Obama isn’t easy to follow up San Juan Hill, or for that matter even Capitol Hill. Rather than walk point on national security, he prefers to blend in with the enlisted men and women. Consider his astonishing statement on Wednesday at a press conference in Stockholm about his comments last year drawing a […]

Be wary of the NSA programs.

I wouldn’t say I’ve done a 180-degree turn upon learning that the NSA is capturing yottabytes (or 10 to the 24th power of bytes) of metadata from its citizens, but I’ve definitely done a 90. At some point you either believe in limited government, or you don’t. Last month former Clinton-era adviser David Axelrod spoke […]

Benghazi questions remain, yet information was learned.

When it comes to Benghazi the Democrats and — far more shamefully — the mainstream media stick to two main retorts, writes Guy Benson from TownHall. “That no major questions remain regarding the 9/11 terrorist assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya  — and second, that no new information emerged from the whistle-blowers’ hours-long testimony.  […]

The FBI has a bridge to sell you.

[Washington Times] The FBI did not know that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed following a firefight last week, took a six-month trip to Russia because his name was misspelled, Sen. Lindsey Graham said. Sen. Graham and the FBI must think us all really, really stupid. It’s as though the […]