“But I want to see a strategy.”
- New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaking about Obama’s Iraq strategy
Saying that nobody in Washington wants to send U.S. troops into Iraq right now, new House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy stressed that a military option does need to be kept on the table, but as I see it the main problem with Iraq right now is that Obama and his administration lack NOT only a clear plan on exactly what to do but any plan at all.
Sending in 300 military advisers who like before will have their hands tied behind their back in regards to anything but trying to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of the enemy is absolutely NO response…is absolutely NO plan…to help stop the forward moving incursion of ISIS…especially in light of the fact that over the past 48 hours the ISIS flag now flies over yet another four Iraqi towns as they move southeast towards Baghdad itself. Continue reading →
US Army soldiers on patrol in Mosul in 2003. (USArmy)
Iraq’s slide back into chaos has its roots in 2011 when the last U.S. soldiers left the country. The Obama Administration and the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had been engaged in months of negotiations in an attempt to reach a new status of forces agreement that would allow American soldiers to remain in Iraq to help support government forces. (The Bush Administration had signed a status of forces agreement that required U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011.) When these talks failed, the stage was set for President Obama to fulfill his campaign promise to remove U.S. forces and end the war in Iraq.
Unfortunately, as pointed out by the Atlanta Conservative Examiner, it was much easier to remove U.S. troops than to end the war. President Obama’s assumption was that American forces were the cause of the fighting in Iraq and that if American forces were removed, the war would end. That turned out not to be the case, partly because of Iran.
When asked about Joe Biden’s obvious mental impairments, former New York City mayor and GOP presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani said he doubted the problem was dementia. Instead, Giuliani offered this rough-and-ready diagnosis while a guest on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”:
I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. People think well, he just talks a little too much. Actually, he’s just not very smart.
In a video posted to YouTube by the White House, Joe Biden, the walking, talking gaffe machine currently filling the position of vice president, was caught lying about his alleged college football career — again.
Biden made the statement while welcoming the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour to the State Department.
I have to keep reminding myself that liberals are the deep thinkers in the room. Once again, they have been taken in by a satire involving their favorite target, 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and once again they have played the “stupid” card — unwittingly on themselves. This time, the subject is Malaysia Flight 370.
“The referendum in Crimea was a clear violation of Ukrainian constitution and international law”
- Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s statement after Sunday’s Crimean vote
Well…well…the man who could care less about the U.S. Constitution suddenly cares about the Ukrainian constitution and international law…all while his very inaction’s helped fuel this current situation on. And now comes useless sanctions that Putin will just laugh at while calling Obama’s bluff as he sends Russian forces further into the Ukraine.
And those in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, and even those in Kazakhstan, are all now fearful they could be next. Continue reading →
The bare-bones Wendy Davis story — the one without embellishment — is sufficiently inspiring as a matrix for defying expectations. The daughter of a teenage mother and a teenage mother herself, Davis managed to beat the odds by getting a college education and Ivy League law degree, then launching a political career that’s brought her national adulation.
Reverberating throughout Washington, as well it should, ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates is blowing the lid on the Obama administration’s total disasters in the foreign policy arena…including the unthinkable that all his war decisions…all his decisions regarding our troops…were based upon political expediency benefiting him alone and NOT on the concept of victory.
Robert Gates worked for every president since Richard Nixon, with the exception of Bill Clinton, and served as Defense Secretary for two years under Barack HUSSEIN Obama. Now he has come forward in his soon to be released book, ‘Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,’ to criticize Obama’s approach to a number of key defense-related issues, paramount of which is his distrust of our military hierarchy and indirectly his tried to hide disdain for our troops themselves. Continue reading →