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An advisory role…

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…in war-torn areas,  actually looks  like this.   His Oneness can claim to have no boots on the ground anywhere,   but it is a bald-faced lie and a dangerous one.   Too few troops is far more risky than too many.   Mr. Obama  will ultimately  be responsible for  more deaths  and injuries to our special operators  than George  W. Bush ever was.   The operators know this,  they know their commander-in-chief does not respect them,  and yet they go anyway.

Part of the problem is the insanely restrictive  rules of  engagement,  which place our military personnel at risk while also forcing them to consider and weigh the consequences and possible repercussions of actions,  thus exposing them to more danger.   If you must fight a war,  then you must let your troops fight,  not simply send them to be sitting ducks so you can say you are not a war president.   It is impossible to conduct a war  when you have no clearly defined goal,  no policy to support,  no clue as to what victory looks like,  and no apparent appetite for actually achieving any victory other than the protection of your presidential and personal legacy.

By the way,  if,  like the elites,  you don’t think soldiers are very smart,  watch  this video  of Marines’ reactions to W versus that to His Oneness.

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December 28, 2015 at 11:51 pm

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Released Gitmo detainee…

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…is now the  al Qaeda leader  in Yemen.   Ibrahim Qosi was released by the Obama Administration in 2012.   If Pres. George W. Bush had cut him loose,  it would be front-page news and lead every newscast.   But do you really think the media will report  that His Oneness screwed up yet again?

 

 

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December 11, 2015 at 11:55 pm

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2014 Christmas leftovers…

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Stephen Moore has devised the  Christmas letter  the Obamas might pen if they were honest and straightforward.   This is  about all His Oneness actually managed on a military base,  in addition to  his Christmas message.   He  did send  Kwanzaa greetings,  a message for a holiday  made-up  by a criminal  black activist,  presented by a pretend president.   Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction’s  Instagram throwback failed to impress.   Pres. George W. Bush’s  practice of  staying at Camp David until the day after Christmas,  so staff and Secret Service and reporters could spend Christmas day with their families,  still impresses.

Senator-elect James Lankford delivered a  traditional message  on behalf of the GOP.  Sir Winston Churchill did a  lot better  than either of them last century.   So did Pope Francis this year.   Heck,  even Baghdad’s Christians  managed better.

The mountains of Hawaii were under a  blizzard warning  for Christmas,  which was better than shopping under the threat  of lava  flows.   The Chinese China’s Grinch cranked down  another couple  of notches on churches.   Tolkien’s  view of  the season may explain why statists of all stripes,  and progressives,  hate religion in general and Christianity in particular.  Nasty punks in Oakland  went on  a destructive tear,  joined by black mobs  all over the country.

Many people apparently  didn’t like  their presents,  but it seems only one was angry enough to get  tossed off  a plane.   Some people gave remarkable  presents.    If you received  a drone,  the FAA has issued warnings for you.   As usual,  ’tis the season for non-believers  to despise  and denigrate.   It must infuriate them all that believers are generally much  happier than  others.   NBC investigates the meaning of Christmas and fails  to mention  Christ.   Not to be outdone,  Newsweek publishes a  hit piece  smearing the bible and Christians.

A theologian said Jesus  wasn’t born  in a barn,  and he may be correct.   After all,  there are still plenty of places where the ground floor serves as shelter for animals, and the people live above,  benefiting in the winter time from the heat the animals produce.   John Henry Faulk’s story of Christmas  still makes  for interesting reading.

The British monarchy  still does  Christmas festively.   In 1914 Americans did it right by sending a ship with  5 million  presents for Britain’s children who had lost their fathers in the war.   That was also the year of the  Christmas Truce,  which has now  been commemorated  by British and German graffiti artists in London.

P.J. O’Rourke delivered  some amusing  humbug,  and Snoopy showed how most of us felt the  day after.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 31, 2014 at 11:47 pm

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Bush vs Obama…

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The title of  this piece  puts it all into proper perspective:  George Bush brought democracy to Iraq,  Barack Obama brought ISIS.

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June 16, 2014 at 10:12 am

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C.I.A. catastrophe…

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The C.I.A. has screwed up  big time in Lebanon and Iran.   You can pink a large chunk of this failure on progressives   —   people like Sen. Chuck Schumer who decreed that we shouldn’t deal with bad people in order to spy on other bad people.   Please read the entire piece,  because you need to know that the same people in the C.I.A. who tried to destroy Pres. George Bush, and who did succeed in driving out Porter Goss,  the man he appointed to clean it up,  are still there,  still slick, and still running their own fiefdom.

Do you remember that Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld ramped up U.S. Army Intelligence the instant he was appointed?   Don’t you imagine such a smart,  savvy man had a damned good reason for doing so beyond the Clinton Administration having built firewalls among all the intelligence agencies to blind them?

The only thing which strikes me as odd is that the alleged spies haven’t already been publicly executed.   Perhaps Hezbollah thinks it can use the weakness of His Oneness to gain some advantage.   Meanwhile,  add spycraft to the list of things the federal government doesn’t do well.

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November 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

Yigal Walt misses W…

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And tells us why in  blistering terms.

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August 24, 2011 at 11:57 pm

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JFK’s deficits…

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Joseph Lawler responds to a New York Times piece blaming George Bush for every bit of the deficit by pointing out  where it started.

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July 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm

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