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  • The AWOL Commander-in-Chief

    05/03/2014 6:50:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/3/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    What was Obama doing while terrorists attacked Americans in Benghazi? You couldn’t help but feel for Robert Lovell. The retired brigadier general is haunted by the failure of AFRICOM, the U.S. military’s Africa Command, to respond when Americans were under siege in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. His congressional testimony this week was somber — no faux “What difference, at this point, does it make?” indignation, no “Dude, this was two years ago” juvenilia for him. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the State Department’s Sean Smith were killed in the early stage of the jihadist attack. By then, the actions that...
  • Transnational Transgressions: In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin...

    03/22/2014 1:45:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | MARCH 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin effective precedent.‘Your independence is irreversible, absolutely irreversible.” So declared Vice President Joe Biden, thrilling a parliamentary assembly in Pristina, Kosovo. These were still the early months of the Obama administration, and the vice president was touring the Balkans to take a victory lap in the breakaway Serbian territory whose independence he’d done so much to champion as an influential senator. As Vladimir Putin tucks away Crimea, just as he clawed South Ossetia and Abkhazia back from Georgia five years ago, Kosovo is worth remembering. So is President Obama’s staunch support of...
  • Top US Lawyer: Obama Is Guilty of Serial Fraud – Impeachment Is a Remedy (Video)

    11/13/2013 9:39:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Top American lawyer and author Andrew McCarthy, who prosecuted the World Trade Center bombers after the 1993 attacks, accused Barack Obama of serial fraud tonight on The Kelly Files. Andrew told Megyn Kelly: “If ever there has been a fraud on the entire American people it’s this one. And, I would say, Megyn, this business about, “you want your plan, you keep your plan,” is just the beginning of it… We’re talking about serial fraud on multiple levels and multiple level misrepresentations… This is an ‘in your face’ almost a crude fraud… The remedy the Framers gave us for reigning...
  • Obama’s Massive Fraud

    11/09/2013 6:28:06 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 49 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 9, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ‘If you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period.” How serious was this lie, repeated by Barack Obama with such beguiling regularity? Well, how would the Justice Department be dealing with it if it had been uttered by, say, the president of an insurance company rather than the president of the United States? Fraud is a serious federal felony, usually punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment — with every repetition of a fraudulent communication chargeable as a separate crime. In computing sentences, federal sentencing guidelines factor in such considerations as the dollar...
  • What Conservative Foreign Policy Looks Like (Andrew McCarthy)

    09/14/2013 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | Sept 14, 2013 | Andrew C McCarthy
    In the Syrian rubble of Barack Obama’s foreign policy lies a moment of opportunity for conservatives. It is a moment for building a muscular foreign policy based on a recognition of good and evil; on an unapologetic conviction that the United States stands firmly on the right side of that ledger because it stands for the liberty and equal dignity of every human being; and, therefore, on an unwavering commitment to have our interventions guided solely by American national interests. It is a Ronald Reagan moment. Now, all we need is a Ronald Reagan. For now, we have only pretenders,...
  • Drawing an Al-Qaeda Red Line

    09/07/2013 6:20:09 AM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept. 7, 2013 | Andrew MCcarthy
    Have you noticed who exactly the opposing camps are in Syria’s civil war — the aspect that the side chomping at the bit for American military intervention would prefer not to discuss? In one corner, we have Bashar Assad. Unlike President Obama and his minions, who spent their first couple of years empowering Assad — Obama reopening diplomatic ties, Hillary pronouncing him a valiant “reformer,” Pelosi huddling with him, Kerry wining and dining him — many of us alleged “isolationists” on the right were never under any illusions about him. Assad is an anti-U.S. thug, the junior partner of Iran,...
  • McCarthy: McCain did more for Syria non-intervention with idiotic ‘Allahu Ackbar’ remark than

    09/03/2013 9:49:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/3/13 | Mark Levin
    Andrew McCarthy told Mark Levin that ‘Allahu Ackbar’ doesn’t even mean ‘Thank God’ at all. Rather it’s a war cry that means ‘god is greater’ and Muslims believe that when they go into battle they will win because their ‘god’ is greater, thus they keep chanting it. And it comes from Muhammad who first used it when he waged war against Khaybar where he brutally eradicated the Jews from Arabia. So yeah McCarthy said McCain did more for non-intervention into Syria with that idiotic remark than the actual non-interventionists.
  • Let Them Starve: Gitmo Swindlers Strike Again

    07/10/2013 2:10:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7-10-2013 | Michelle Malkin
    World Crisis Alert: Guantanamo Bay detainees don't want to eat. Muslim rapper Yasiin "Mos Def" Bey is so worked up about their appetite plight that he videotaped himself being force-fed to build support for closing Gitmo. Cry me a river. This latest round of hunger strikes isn't an international human rights tragedy. It's another manipulative act of Jihad Theater. Have you forgotten? Calculated Gitmo fabulism goes back to 2005, when Newsweek fell for false rumors that U.S. soldiers "flushed" the Koran down a toilet at the military detention facility in Cuba. Gullible media reports of "desecration" provided a handy pretext...
  • Jihad Will Not Be Wished Away: But willful blindness remains the order of the day

    04/21/2013 6:45:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    ‘Outlook: Islam.” So reads the personal webpage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who ravaged Boston this week, along with his now-deceased brother and fellow jihadist, Tamerlan — namesake of a 14th-century Muslim warrior whose campaigns through Asia Minor are legendary for their brutalization of non-Muslims. Brutalizing our own non-Muslim country has been the principal objective of jihadists for the last 20 years. This week marks a new and chilling chapter: the introduction on our shores of the tactics the self-styled mujahideen have used to great, gory effect for the past decade in Afghanistan and Iraq. At a point in the race timed...
  • Something is rotten in the U.S

    08/06/2012 8:42:10 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    torontosun ^ | 03AUG12 | Salim Mansur ,QMI Agency
    The Huma Abedin flap, as I noted last week, illustrates how unserious Washington’s political establishment remains about the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamism. Huma Abedin is deputy chief of staff in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office, and the troubling aspect of this flap is Republican Sen. John McCain’s conduct. Instead of questioning the Obama administration’s embrace of MB, McCain was quick to condemn those House Republicans raising concerns over Huma Abedin’s position in government. McCain’s behaviour endears him with the liberal-left mainstream media as a maverick, while conservatives find him increasingly unworthy of respect. American conservatives are not simply bitter...
  • Questions about Huma Abedin

    07/21/2012 5:20:27 AM PDT · by guitarist · 55 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 21, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Questions about Huma Abedin By Andrew C. McCarthy July 21, 2012 4:00 A.M. Der Spiegel pointed out the obvious: “A certain role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the transition process [to ‘democracy’] in Egypt seems acceptable to the Obama White House.” It was early February 2011, the moment when the uprising that would oust Hosni Mubarak was bubbling over in Tahrir Square. The prominent German newsmagazine figured, who better to ask about the Muslim Brotherhood than the American political establishment’s resident foreign-policy genius, John McCain? So, the reporter asked him, does Obama’s tolerance of the Muslim Brotherhood “concern you”? Senator...
  • Barack Obama, Flim-Flam Man

    09/18/2011 5:13:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-17-11 | John Hinderaker
    Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has an important column in which he argues that the Solyndra fiasco is not just a garden-variety scandal, but a criminal fraud that should land someone, inside and/or outside of the Obama administration, in the slammer. The facts are very bad. Solyndra was a money-loser from beginning to end. Its business model was untenable. The Bush administration turned it down for funding. Its owners wanted to do a public offering; for that purpose, they had to have their books audited and a report written by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The report was more or less an obituary for...
  • Losing Malmo

    08/27/2011 7:49:28 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Do you remember the jihadist terror campaign that ravaged Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city? Do you recall the bombings, the suicide-hijackings, and the random assassinations that finally coerced the city to surrender to Islamization? No? Funny, I don’t remember them either. Yet there is no question that Malmo has surrendered. Large enclaves of the city, like similar enclaves throughout Western Europe, have earned the dread label “no-go zone.” They are unsafe for non-Muslims, particularly women who do not conform to Islamist conventions of dress and social interaction. They are especially perilous for police, firefighters, and emergency-medical technicians. Why would a...
  • Rick Perry Takes Foreign Policy Advice From Crazy Man

    07/21/2011 8:37:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The New Republic ^ | July 21, 2011 | Jonathan Chait
    [LINKS embedded in article at source] Rick Perry is obviously very conservative, but I didn't realize that he'd be soliciting policy advice from a certifiable lunatic like Andrew McCarthy. I want to be clear about this. I use synonyms for "crazy" pretty often, which I find to be necessary in a world in which one of the two major parties holds to such beliefs as global warming is a hoax and tax cuts increase revenue. But even by the prevailing standards of the contemporary Republican Party, McCarthy is truly off his rocker. Here's McCarthy on Barack Obama's radicalism: Obama’s radicalism,...
  • Romney’s Religion Problem

    06/18/2011 6:13:52 AM PDT · by randita · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6/18/11 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    June 18, 2011 4:00 A.M. Romney’s Religion Problem Andrew C. McCarthy Mitt Romney is said to be the early frontrunner in the GOP presidential sweepstakes. One rival, Newt Gingrich, is perceived as floundering in a swirl of unforced errors and staff insurrection. Yet when it comes to Islam, which will continue to matter mightily in the next administration, the frontrunner could learn a thing or two from the flounderer. The issue is not religion. It is the seditious Islamist political program. Most Americans, myself included, would prefer not to have to think about Islam at all. Muslims forced their beliefs...
  • The Senators Sway Before they wanted to kill Qaddafi, they were celebrating in his tent.

    04/02/2011 10:10:56 AM PDT · by rmlew · 13 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 2, 2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham are the Senate’s most energetic proponents of sinking the nation ever deeper into the Libyan morass. In a joint interview on Fox last weekend, Senators McCain (R., Ariz.) and Lieberman (I., Conn.) were breathless in their rendering of the “freedom fighters” and the “Arab Spring” of spontaneous “democracy.” Friday they upped the ante with a Wall Street Journal op-ed, rehearsing yet again what an incorrigible thug Qaddafi is and how “we cannot allow [him] to consolidate his grip” on parts of Libya that he still controls. For his part, Senator Graham (R., S.C.)...
  • "Free Republic is a great place--a lot of people read it." ~ Dr. Laurie Mylroie

    07/16/2003 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 72 replies · 2,576+ views
    Dr. Laurie Mylroie ^ | July 15, 2003 | Dr. Laurie Mylroie
    Many of you know that Laurie Mylroie is a Middle East expert and regularly testifies before Congressional committees on terrorism matters. She is an adjunct scholar at The American Enterprise Institute and author of Study of Revenge: The First World Trade Center Attack & Saddam Hussein's War against America. I sent an email to her this past Sunday, 7-13-03 after having seen her on Fox's John Gibson's program on Friday, 7-11-03 during the 5 PM hour. Something she said really caught my attention, so here is what I wrote to her: Greetings Laurie, I found the link to your email...
  • NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE U.S. [LAURIE MYLROIE TESTIFIES]

    07/16/2003 12:32:17 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 31 replies · 3,702+ views
    JULY 9, 2003 | CHAIR: THOMAS KEAN
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. HEARING OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATESCHAIRED BY: THOMAS KEAN WITNESSES: LAURIE MYLROIE, AUTHOR; JUDITH YAPHE, NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY; MURHAF JOUEJATI, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY; MARK GASIOROWSKI, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY 253 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C. July 9, 2003 MR. KEAN: Okay, if we could call the hearing back to order. Yeah, I've got a gavel. I'll use the gavel. (Gavels.) "A senior administration official told me in specific that the question of the identities of the...
  • SADDAM'S FINGERPRINTS ON 1993 N.Y. BOMBINGS - Nuke Em'

    09/16/2001 1:33:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Bill · 102 replies · 21,636+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | June 28, 1993 | By Laurie Mylroie
    Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings The Wall Street Journal By Laurie Mylroie June 28, 1993 Military retaliation from Baghdad was the main administration concern following Saturday's strike on Iraq. Yet U.S. officials should start thinking seriously about the question of retaliation through terror. It is quite possible, for example, that there was a connection between Saddam and recent attempts to blow up Manhattan. It is quite possible that New York's terror is Saddam's revenge. Speculation about the responsibility for last week's bombing plot and the earlier World Trade Center bombing has focused on Iran, Sudan, and the fundamentalist Sheik Omar ...
  • There He Goes Again

    02/11/2011 6:36:55 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 5 replies · 1+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/11/11 | Purple Mountains
    With this comeback, Ronald Reagan famously ridiculed the foolish statements made by Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election campaign. For the past several days I’ve been pointing out how the inexplicable and contradictory policies of President Obama can be explained, once you understand that his main purpose in life is to transfer our wealth and power to peoples in the third world because of his anti-colonialist obsession. This explains his stubborn commitment to Cap & Trade even though manmade global warming has been disproved. This explains his loan of $2 billion to help Brazil develop its oil while shutting down...
  • Missile Malpractice

    12/06/2010 5:21:40 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/4/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    Show me where in the Constitution it says the government — created by the people in order to serve the people — is empowered to mandate that those selfsame people buy health insurance as a condition of living and breathing in the United States. That was the pointed demand put to Democrats during the Obamacare debate. You remember those months: threats and bribes for every wavering moderate on their side of the aisle, while Republican opposition was steamrolled with accounting voodoo and parliamentary tricks that would have made Saul Alinksy blush. And what was their answer on the Constitution? Why,...
  • PANEL VIDEO: Karen Lugo, John Yoo, Marc Thiessen and Andrew McCarthy on Terrorism and Our Courts

    11/28/2010 8:08:30 PM PST · by damonw
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 11/28/10 | damon
    I found this video, and the three listed in my first comment, at David Horowitz TV. I learned allot watching this video about how trying terrorist in civilian courts neuters our intelligence agencies and how woefully inadequate our civilian courts are in trying them. That's the reason why a terrorist recently was acquitted of almost 250 charges of murder and only a peripheral charge stuck. You'll learn what harm the Obama administration is really causing our country. It's almost as if he does not want us to win the so called war on terrorism.
  • Imagining Islam

    09/11/2010 8:03:15 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    If only the fantasy were true: If only there actually were a dominant, pro-American, echt moderate Islam, an ideology so dedicated to human rights, so sternly set against savagery, that acts of terrorism were, by definition, “un-Islamic activity.” Imagine an Islam that, far from a liability, proved an asset (indeed, an indispensable asset) in combating the threat against us. Imagine that we could accurately call the threat mere “extremism” — no “Islamic” (or even “Islamist”) modifier being necessary because the “extremists” truly were a tiny, aberrant band, fraudulently “hijacking” a great religion. If the fantasy were true, who among us...
  • Inventing Moderate Islam

    08/25/2010 4:59:37 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/24/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    "Secularism can never enjoy a general acceptance in an Islamic society." The writer was not one of those sulfurous Islamophobes decried by CAIR and the professional Left. Quite the opposite: It was Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual guide and a favorite of the Saudi royal family. He made this assertion in his book, How the Imported Solutions Disastrously Affected Our Ummah, an excerpt of which was published by the Saudi Gazette just a couple of months ago. This was Qaradawi the “progressive” Muslim intellectual, much loved by Georgetown University’s burgeoning Islamic-studies programs. Like Harvard, Georgetown has been purchased...
  • Arizona Immigration Decision (Andy McCarthy dissects Bolton decision-not good.)

    07/28/2010 12:45:31 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 43 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | July 28, 2010 | Andy McCarthy
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Arizona Immigration Decision   [Andy McCarthy] On a quick read, the federal court's issuance of a temporary injunction against enforcement of the major provisions of the Arizona immigration law appears specious.In essence, Judge Susan Bolton bought the Justice Department's preemption argument — i.e., the claim that the federal government has broad and exclusive authority to regulate immigration, and therefore that any state measure that is inconsistent with federal law is invalid. The Arizona law is completely consistent with federal law. The judge, however, twisted to concept of federal law into federal enforcement practices (or, as it...
  • Karl Rove’s Mea Culpa

    07/16/2010 6:44:00 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 85 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/15/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    The decision to ‘look forward, not back’ on Iraq was a profound mistake. In Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove offered a candid confession. His biggest mistake as a top White House adviser, he wrote, was to endorse the decision not to mount a vigorous defense when Democrats accused President Bush of lying the nation into the invasion of Iraq. After amply demonstrating that those who leveled this shameful charge had themselves previously insisted that Saddam was a WMD menace, Rove explains: At the time, we in the Bush White House discussed responding but decided not to relitigate the past....
  • Why Endorse McCain?

    07/01/2010 9:49:00 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 1, 2010 4:00 A.M | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I haven’t been keeping score, but my sense has been that National Review stays out of Republican congressional primary races, at least most of the time. This is a good thing. It reflects an ethos focused on the strategic direction of the conservative movement rather than tactical politics. It underscores that issues are more critical to us than personalities. As a practical matter, moreover, it avoids diminishing the magazine’s prestige. A candidate who wins despite NR’s endorsement of his opponent could become hostile — and less open to our ideas — especially because he knows NR’s endorsement of the other...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Andrew McCarthy - Beyond the ‘Grand Jihad’

    06/28/2010 4:38:57 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 2 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | June 28, 2010 | Ruth King
    We at Family Security Matters are delighted and proud to have some of our questions answered by Andrew McCarthy, author of the best-selling THE GRAND JIHAD: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Encounter Books May 2010) RK: Since the publication of your book, the Ground Zero Mosque seems inevitable. Can you comment? McCarthy: I don't think the mosque is inevitable, but it is the eleventh hour. We were told that the KSM trial in lower Manhattan was inevitable, too, but people got motivated, got active, and stopped it. The thing to bear in mind is that they hurl this...
  • Andrew C. McCarthy on War, Politics and Media

    06/15/2010 1:56:39 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 1 replies · 128+ views
    AIM ^ | June 15, 2010 | Roger Aronoff
    Last week AIM’s Roger Aronoff, host of the weekly BlogTalkRadio show, Take AIM, conducted an in-depth interview with Andy McCARTHY, the man who led the terrorism prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh,” responsible for the first World Trade Center bombing.  He wrote about that case in Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, and is now out with a powerful new book, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, which debuted last week on the New York Times bestseller list. The primary focus of the interview is the new book, and it’s detailed analysis of...
  • Islam and the Left share common aims

    06/08/2010 12:03:07 PM PDT · by freespirited · 16 replies · 55+ views
    Examiner ^ | 06/05/10 | Diana West
    If what Andrew C. McCarthy calls "the freedom culture" somehow prevails in the West, it will be in great part due to such books as his excellent, ground-breaking new work, "The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America." Islam and the left? Since this notion will raise some eyebrows, I asked McCarthy himself to elaborate on this and some other related questions. Q: Why are Islam and the left, as you demonstrate in "The Grand Jihad," not such strange bedfellows? A: "For all their disagreements on matters like women's rights, gay rights, and abortion, Islam and the left...
  • A Primer on Jihad

    06/08/2010 7:43:02 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 32+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | June 8, 2010 | Spencer Irvine
    A Primer on Jihad Spencer Irvine, June 8, 2010 In the May 27 book event at the Heritage Foundation, author Andrew McCarthy explained the purpose in writing his book, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America. As a former federal prosecutor after the failed 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Andrew McCarthy’s experience in dealing with (what he terms) “Islamist” terrorists shaped the viewpoint he presented in his book. McCarthy maintained that the Islamist thinking of jihad is “a perfect reflection of a ground-up civilizational movement,” where the Islamist society is built from the person, then the community,...
  • Fattal Reaction - author McCarthy Knows 'Grand Jihad'

    During an address on Thursday May 27, 2010 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan, the Obama administration’s lead counterterrorism adviser, provided a transparently bowdlerized perspective on jihad. Brennan’s statements were breathtaking in their profound cognitive dissonance regarding this uniquely Islamic institution, which continues to wreak daily havoc in our era. Despite over 15,350 jihad terror attacks by Muslims worldwide, since the cataclysmic acts of jihad terrorism committed against the United States itself, on September 11, 2001, Brennan insisted, Nor do we describe our enemy as ‘jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate...
  • Andy McCarthy Talk for Hillsdale College in D.C. Tomorrow - "America's War on Terror...Or Is It?"

    03/04/2010 1:07:33 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | 3/4/10 | Hillsdale College
    Instead of seeking victory in a war against radical Islamic terrorism, the Obama administration has framed our efforts as law enforcement. Whether in Mirandizing the would-be Christmas bomber, initially seeking to try Khalid Sheikh Muhammed in a New York City civilian courtroom, or engaging in a headlong rush to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, the president's Justice Department has politicized justice and imperiled national security. These misguided efforts, as Andrew McCarthy argues, are confusing, but even more, mark a security and constitutional crisis. Charting a different path, this talk will offer a preview of the speaker's forthcoming book, The Grand...
  • How Obama is courting danger: Civilian trials set back the war on terror

    11/22/2009 8:39:45 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 16 replies · 696+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 22nd 2009 | Andrew C. Mccarthy
    he prosecution team I led in 1995 convicted the notorious Blind Sheikh and 11 others for conspiring to wage a terrorist war that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and attempting (unsuccessfully) to attack New York City landmarks. Consequently, some observers seem puzzled that I'm a vocal critic of civilian trials for our terrorist enemies. But they are confusing litigation success with national-security success. So is the Obama administration in deciding to transfer Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 plotters to federal court in Manhattan. We certainly can convict terrorists in civilian court. We've done it too many...
  • Live on C-SPAN 2 Today: Accuracy in Media 40th Anniversary Conference (On Now)

    10/23/2009 6:38:02 AM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies · 1,458+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | Friday, October 23, 2009 | Kristinn
    C-SPAN 2 is covering Accuracy in Media's 40th anniversary conference live today.Congratulations to our friends at AIM!
  • War by Fallacy Afghanistan is a symptom, not the problem

    10/09/2009 7:56:50 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies · 382+ views
    I can’t have any more bills. I’m out of checks.” It is a joke we used to hear all the time, back in the days before credit cards made it even easier to run up bills we can’t or won’t pay. Like all good jokes, it has a kernel of truth: a truth about the human mind’s capacity for self-delusion. In his important new book, Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West, Michael Ledeen describes this capacity as “that part of the spirit that shelters active thought from unpleasant truths.” Rarely has the talent for self-delusion been...
  • The Anti-American President

    08/01/2009 11:11:37 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 29 replies · 1,121+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/2009 | Joy Tiz
    A little over six months into it and the Barack Hussein Obama presidency has been unmitigated mayhem. Obama-caused disasters befall the nation on a near daily basis that one can scarcely keep track anymore. We have endured his offensive schmoozing with the slave owners’ tour in the Arab states; punctuated by his contemptible speech in Cairo, in which the president spouted flagrant falsehoods about the charms of Islam while berating the United States for being a bit churlish about radical Muslim ideology after 9/11. As anticipated, Obama made apocryphal pledges to Muslims about the United States’ ability to constrain Israel....
  • Miranda Warnings for Terrorists — Thank Sen. McCain

    06/10/2009 5:29:50 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies · 942+ views
    NRO ^ | June 09, 2009 | Andy McCarthy
    Steve Hayes is getting lots of well deserved attention for his report at the Weekly Standard today about how the Obama/Holder Justice Department has quietly instructed the FBI to start giving Miranda warnings to captured alien combatant terrorists — the next logical move in the ongoing effort to move us away from a war approach and return us to the law-enforcement paradigm for dealing with international terrorism.
  • Andrew McCarthy Rejects Being Used As A Prop By Obama Administration

    05/02/2009 3:14:47 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 21 replies · 1,344+ views
    The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General of the United States United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Holder: This letter is respectfully submitted to inform you that I must decline the invitation to participate in the May 4 roundtable meeting the President’s Task Force on Detention Policy is convening with current and former prosecutors involved in international terrorism cases. An invitation was extended to me by trial lawyers from the Counterterrorism Section, who are members of the Task Force, which you are leading. The invitation email (of April 14) indicates...
  • Andrew McCarthy's Letter to Attorney General Holder

    05/01/2009 3:06:07 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies · 1,643+ views
    The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General of the United States United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Holder: This letter is respectfully submitted to inform you that I must decline the invitation to participate in the May 4 roundtable meeting the President’s Task Force on Detention Policy is convening with current and former prosecutors involved in international terrorism cases. An invitation was extended to me by trial lawyers from the Counterterrorism Section, who are members of the Task Force, which you are leading. The invitation email (of April 14) indicates...
  • Stevens Judge Orders DOJ to preserve and produce files

    04/06/2009 3:22:21 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 34 replies · 2,176+ views
    The Corner @National Review ^ | 04/06/2009 | Andy McCarthy
    Greg Pollowitz points me to this report from the Anchorage Daily News, that the judge in the failed corruption prosecution of former Sen. Ted Stevens is still fuming at the Justice Department. The paper reports that Judge Emmet Sullivan, "on his own, without a request by either party" issued a pair of orders over the weekend, "indicating he may not be ready to give up jurisdiction of the case even as the government is asking for all charges to be dismissed." The report elaborates that the judge directed federal prosecutors to provide him copies of everything they had gathered in...
  • Andrew McCarthy Writes A Special Analysis for MAF (About Closing Gitmo)

    02/10/2009 5:51:42 PM PST · by Syncro · 4 replies · 1,136+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | MAF Blogger Danny
    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Posted By:MAF Blogger DannyPermalinkAndrew McCarthy Writes A Special Analysis for MAF This blog post is really special. We were doing the presser for our Gitmo ad and we really wanted and expert opinion so we asked Andrew McCarthy of National Review and he wrote us this amazing piece which gives us another perspective - this one coming from a policy expert - on Guantanamo Bay. If the Guantanamo Detainees Are Transferred Into the U.S.By Andrew C. McCarthyAt the moment, alien enemy combatants are being held by the military outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S. courts. ...
  • Re: The Ayers Card is a Deuce, Not an Ace?

    10/08/2008 10:05:46 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies · 933+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 10/8/2008 | Andrew McCarthy
    "Does anybody really seriously believe that Barack Obama is a secret left-wing radical?" You're right, David. Why would anyone think this guy is a left-wing radical? Just because sought (and got) an endorsement from the Chicago branch of the Socialist International, got his training from ACORN and a Saul Alinski outfit, wanted to surrender to terrorists, thinks the Constitution vests alien combatants with rights against the American people, fought a law prohibiting infanticide, praises Bill Ayers' views on education and the criminal justice system, approved millions in subsidies for hard Left education "reform" projects, wants to nationalize the healthcare industry...
  • You Guys Are Nuts (Face it, McCain is Toast)

    10/07/2008 8:31:10 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 266 replies · 8,286+ views
    http://www.nationalreview.com/ ^ | October 07, 2008 | Andy McCarthy
    You Guys Are Nuts [Andy McCarthy] We have a disaster here — which is what you should expect when you delegate a non-conservative to make the conservative (nay, the American) case. We can parse it eight ways to Sunday, but I think the commentary is missing the big picture. Here's what Obama needed to do tonight: Convince the country that he was an utterly safe, conventional, centrist politician who may have leftward leanings but will do the right thing when the crunch comes. Now, as the night went along, did you get the impression that Obama comes from the radical...
  • I've had it with the Left and I've had it with "conservatives" who haven't had it with the Left

    10/02/2008 2:37:22 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 37 replies · 994+ views
    NRO The Corner ^ | 10/02/2008 | Via Andy McCarthy
    I'm posting because it is indicative of the anger in lots of reader email I'm seeing: The Ifill issue is front and center. Last night on Brit Hume's program, the consensus was that they all knew Gwen and she is a swell person, and of course she wouldn't do anything partisan. Just where the hell are these people coming from? Day in and day out, out here in the real world we see obvious bias, obvious double standards and yet the Republicans and a lot of the "conservative" media either don't see it, or if they do, they let it...
  • I've had it with the Left and I've had it with "conservatives" who haven't had it with the Left!

    10/02/2008 10:53:50 AM PDT · by mojito · 89 replies · 1,991+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 10/2/2008 | Andrew McCarthy
    I'm posting because it is indicative of the anger in lots of reader email I'm seeing: The Ifill issue is front and center. Last night on Brit Hume's program, the consensus was that they all knew Gwen and she is a swell person, and of course she wouldn't do anything partisan. Just where the hell are these people coming from? Day in and day out, out here in the real world we see obvious bias, obvious double standards and yet the Republicans and a lot of the "conservative" media either don't see it, or if they do, they let it...
  • I'm Loath to Disagree with Jay and Yuval ( lipstick on a pig)

    09/10/2008 9:15:32 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 17 replies · 161+ views
    Much of the counter-argument on (a) seems to be that Obama is such a savvy politician it is hard to believe he would intentionally say something so stupid. I just don't think that's an accurate read of the away-from-the-teleprompter Obama we are finally coming to know. He's not that savvy. He's lucky — which, as they say, ain't nothin'. But he's like a guy who got called up for the World Series after winning the high school championship: now, suddenly, the fields are bigger, the crowds are enormous and more discerning, and the other team is accomplished, professional and comes...
  • ‘Enforcement First’ Doesn’t Stop at the Border

    07/29/2008 9:53:55 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 5 replies · 191+ views
    NRO ^ | 29 Jul 08 | Bill West & Andrew C. McCarthy
    US VISIT needs fixing — an opportunity for McCain. Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential hopeful, says he has learned his lesson on immigration. His vision of a “comprehensive reform” in which at least some illegal aliens would be rewarded with legal status must, he now knows, await major deposits in the credibility bank by a government Americans do not trust to enforce the law. He says it’s time to get serious, and that the way to do that is “Border Enforcement First.” Unfortunately, that’s not very serious. Long before September 11, 2001, the government well knew that smuggling across...
  • McCain Mirage: The senator is not ready-for-prime-time commander-in-chief.

    05/15/2008 1:45:25 PM PDT · by mojito · 78 replies · 73+ views
    National Review ^ | 2/4/2008 | Andrew McCarthy
    [snip] ....The sales job is a myth. In reality, a McCain presidency would promise an entirely conventional, center-left, multilateralism. If you liked the second Bush term, if you liked Clintonian foreign policy, you will find much to admire in a Commander-in-Chief McCain. There would be the same agonizing over European and Islamic perceptions of America; the same doctrinaire commitment to the alchemy of democracy promotion; and the same fondness for heaping more unaccountable bureaucratic sprawl atop the already counter-productive agencies and multinational institutions that frustrate the United States at every turn. Don’t take my word for it. Read McCain’s own...
  • John McCain and War

    05/06/2008 1:11:25 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 151 replies · 401+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 04, 2008, 5:00 p.m. | Andrew C. McCarthy
    McCain MirageThe senator is not ready-for-prime-time commander-in-chief.By Andrew C. McCarthySenator John McCain’s ascendancy in the Republican presidential race has been truly remarkable. Yet, it’s no groundswell. To this point, about two out of every three primary and caucus participants have voted against him. If the Democrats and independents some states permit to crash the Grand Old Party were factored out, his standing in the Republican base would be even less impressive. Still, you have to hand it to his admirers: They have parlayed his thin support into an aura of inevitability. The glow could intensify this week, when McCain is...