Eric Florack on October 21st, 2012

Why did Benghazi happen? It’s a question the news media and the left keeps asking,  along with a number of Americans who decided back in ’08, along with that magnificent mental midget John McCain, that we had nothing to fear from an Obama Presidency.   And the American people are starting to wake up to […]

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davidl on November 24th, 2011

Word to the wise, change is not a synonym for improvement, see frying pan, fire, from Kim Sengupta and Solomon Hughes,Independent (UK): Thousands of people, including women and children, are being illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya, according to a report by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Many of the prisoners are suffering […]

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davidl on October 24th, 2011

Call it what you will, the so-called Arab Spring is certainly not a new birth of freedom, from Telegraph(UK)  via Pat Dollard: Libya’s liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law Libya’s interim leader outlined more radical plans to introduce Islamic law than expected as he declared the official liberation of […]

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Eric Florack on October 20th, 2011

Brunswick, NJ– I’m going up to Queens in the morning, then back into Jersey and then to Connecticut.  Drying out now, but cool. Truck is fine, and I am as well. Occupy Wall Street and the Chicago ’68 Riots I commend to your reading this article. The insights are very powerful. Fred Seigel makes the […]

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davidl on June 19th, 2011

Dumbo asks for, then ignores legal advice, from Tiger Hawk: Long-standing fans of the back-and-forth will remember the enormous grief that the Bush administration got for following the opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel, particularly on the question of enhanced interrogation (or, if you are a liberal, “torture”). The accusation was, more or less, […]

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davidl on April 3rd, 2011

Mediaite stirs the pot, from Frances Martel, Mediaite: Pastor Terry Jones, who took advantage of the rapidfire late summer news cycle to become famous for burning Korans last year, has come out strongly against claims that he is directly responsible for prompting Muslim protesters to kill eleven people in Afghanistan this week, including a number […]

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davidl on April 1st, 2011

Dumbo dropping, from Ross Douthat, NY Times: The President’s Credibility Gap Addressing the nation Monday evening, President Obama suggested that the United States was in the process of reducing its military footprint in Libya, even as he explicitly rejected the idea of pursuing regime change in Tripoli by force of arms. Both statements seemed calculated […]

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davidl on March 31st, 2011

Special Sgt. Schultz edition. Stuff it Ed, from Mark Finkelstein, News Busters: ED SCHULTZ: Republicans are attacking the Commander-in-Chief during a time of war! . . . There should be no debate: we ought to be kicking [Gaddafi’s] ass . . . Whose side are you on? Are you with the terrorists, Sarah, or are […]

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Eric Florack on March 26th, 2011

Julia Seymour:   As gas prices rose in 2008, network reporters mentioned President Bush in 15 times as many stories than they brought up President Obama in a similar period in 2011. Bush drew gallons of coverage in 2008. Comparing a 20-day span of rising gas prices in 2008 to 24 days of rising prices […]

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Eric Florack on March 24th, 2011

I think it safe to say that with policy disasters both on the foreign and the domestic fronts, and no real advances for American interests at home or abroad, that Jimmy Carter is no longer the worst President in American History. Kinetic Action?  The Obama Klan is so busy trying to not say they’re involved […]

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davidl on March 23rd, 2011

Putting a Boot up Max, from Max Boot, Commentary: ContentionsTime for Close Air Support in Libya “We do not provide close air support for the opposition forces. We protect civilians.” So says Gen. Carter Ham, head of Africa Command, who is apparently running the war in Libya at least for the moment. My question is: […]

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davidl on March 22nd, 2011

The Very Model of the Modern Liberal War, from Bruce McQuain, Questions and Observations: [T]here is no – none, zip, nada – connection, not even a tenuous one, to American national security and the war on Libya. Baby Where’s my Viagra Award, from Newsbusters: Susan Rice did a remarkable job at the UN. No one […]

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davidl on March 19th, 2011

Andrew J. McCarthy, National Review: {F]or President Obama to seek a congressional declaration of war, or at least an authorization for the use of military force, as the Bush administration understood was required before commencing combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this case, complying with the Constitution is almost certain to result in a […]

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davidl on March 12th, 2011

John Hinderacker, Power Line, gets close: Last night Col. Ralph Peters was on Bill O’Reilly’s show, talking about Libya. Peters thinks we should act on behalf of the rebels there, but he expressed skepticism that President Obama will ever do anything. “Obama loves the idea of being President,” Peters said, “but he can’t make a […]

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Been getting downright crazy traffic the last couple months, and none of it bigger than the last week or so. No particular reason I can see. Usually when we get traffic spikes it’s due to one article or another that some other blogger or feed site has linked. Not so, here. No idea why, but […]

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