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Cloaked in hypocrisy, Obama redefines “war.”

Albeit this article is two weeks old but you know it’s bad for the liberal establishment when even the New York Times calls out the Obama administration on its horse-manure definition of “war.” Most Americans with the maturity level above fifth grade understand that a member of the U.S. military, carrying a weapon, organizing combat […]

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 […]

On Iraq, Obama suddenly shy with his drone attacks.

A play on words, Jonah Goldberg calls the meltdowns in Iraq and Syria the Jihadi Spring. This is the antithesis of the Arab Spring, and the Sunni Islamic extremist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) have wrought havoc in Syria and have now taken Mosul in Iraq, and setting their ultimate sights on […]

Oh, Now they need Petraeus!

Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds with some reminders: * Obama hand picked McChrystal! * During the 2008 election cycle the Far Left called Gen. Petraeus “General Betrayus.” But now MoveOn has, well, moved on. I guess Obama gets a pass from them on that. (Flashback of this great parody of MoveOn — General LiesandPower.) * Hillary Clinton […]

Count Obama’s whoppers from his BP speech.

There are lies, there are damned lies, and there’s Barack Obama. His presidential address to the nation regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil leak was filled with some big fibs. Starting with: “But make no mistake:  We will fight this spill with everything we’ve got for as long as it takes. .. And we will […]

Oh, NOW he tells us!

Here’s Bill Kristol on Joe Biden’s queer historical revisionism: Vice President Biden — who was for the Iraq war before he was against it, and who then argued that the surge could never work before he decided (in retrospect) that it did — said this to Larry King on Wednesday night: “I am very optimistic […]

‘I apologize for the improvement’?

Let me also address the issue of Iraq. Unlike Afghanistan, Iraq was a war of choice that provoked strong differences in my country and around the world. Although I believe that the Iraqi people are ultimately better off without the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, I also believe that events in Iraq have reminded America of […]

CIA & State Wrong Again.

New Alliances In Iraq Cross Sectarian Lines Political Jockeying Suggests An Emerging Axis of Power By Anthony Shadid Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, March 20, 2009; A01 BAGHDAD, March 19 — Six weeks after provincial elections, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has allied himself with an outspoken Sunni leader in several provinces and broached a coalition […]

Fantasy Growth.

Although only a small fraction of the supposedly countercyclical stimulus will be spent by the end of the year, the budget assumes that by then the economy will have perked up, and that it will grow robustly — 3.2 percent, 4 percent and 4.6 percent — in the next three years. Growth supposedly will cut […]

“What’s your answer?”

Tom Ricks of The Washington Post has a feature regarding the trials and tribulations (and political b.s.) that General David Petraeus had to go through. It’s worth the read. Here’s an excerpt: Petraeus and [U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan] Crocker liked to go running together, and during their runs in the summer of 2007 they […]