Posts tagged "Iraq"

Wait, you're saying there actually were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

The fallback response of progressives when their president, Barack Obama, is accused of lying (e.g. “you can keep your doctor”)  is: President George W. Bush lied about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction as a justification for going to war. Now comes the New York Times disclosing that WMDs, namely chemical weapons, were discovered in... Read more »

What's needed in the Middle East now is Saddam Hussein

Everyone would have been better off if we had just left Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein alone. We would have saved the more than 4,000 American lives and $1 trillion wasted in the Iraq War. Saddam was such a force for stability that we wouldn’t be worried today about the Islamic State barbarians. No beheadings. No... Read more »

Please, Mr. President Barack Obama, put a sock in it

Because every time you open your mouth, you make things worse. The latest is the passing-the-buck goofiness of trying to blame the intelligence community for the failure to recognize the dangers of ISIS/ISIL/The Islamic State in enough time. That was the kind of blunder you can’t explain away, seeing as how the facts say it... Read more »
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More hot air from the discredited Barack Obama about beheaded American journalist James Foley

Maybe President Barack Obama in his nationally televised statement that ended a few minutes ago didn’t want to disclose what he plans to do to carry out his threats to  ”do what is necessary to see that justice is done” regarding the death of American journalist Jim Foley because he doesn’t want the enemy to know... Read more »

Was Iraq all for naught? No.

There’s a genre of fiction called alternative or “what if” history. As in, what if Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee defeated the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg? Or, what if Hitler had not been born? Or, what if the United States had not invaded Iraq? That’s a fair question, now that U.S. troops have... Read more »

How did that nation-building thing work out in Iraq?

Not so bad, according to David Brooks in the New York Times. The question for tonight: Will Barack Obama take credit for it? Or will he give credit to George W. Bush?
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How did that nation-building thing work out in Iraq?

Not so bad, according to David Brooks in the New York Times. The question for tonight: Will Barack Obama take credit for it? Or will he give credit to George W. Bush?

Hated Bush? Ya gotta read this

AP photo by David Guttenfelder / November 3, 2009 U.S soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division return fire after their patrol in the Pech Valley of Afghanistan’s Kunar province was ambushed by Taliban fighters Tuesday. Is it possible that liberal America–at least a part of it–is... Read more »

Voters trust GOP more than Democrats

In a startling comeback–but one that you won’t hear much about on the network news–Republicans now have the trust of more voters on key issues. Here is the Rasmussen Report: Who do you trust now? For the first time in recent years, voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 key electoral issues regularly... Read more »
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