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  • Mika Questions Honesty of Franken Accusers, Wonders ‘If It Happened’

    12/08/2017 7:16:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 8, 2017 | Chris Reeves
    On Friday’s Morning Joe, the MSNBC show’s hosts and guests spent most of their broadcast mourning the announced resignation of Minnesota Senator Al Franken from Congress in the wake of over half a dozen allegations of sexual assault against him. In a stunning display of hypocrisy, MSNBC’s liberal morning pundits went to extraordinary lengths to cast doubt on the women who have accused Franken of sexual misconduct, violating the network’s own oft-repeated standards for Republican and conservative politicians.New York Times writer Bari Weiss was even brought on to complain about how “some innocent people are going to go down” as...
  • Washington Post's David Ignatius: Fighters cheer Trump's name in Syria

    07/03/2017 8:46:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/03/2017 | Rick Moran
    The dean of foreign correspondents at the Washington Post, David Ignatius, just returned from a week in Syria. He went on MSNBC to talk about his trip and - reluctantly - report on the popularity of Donald Trump with fighters who are battling ISIS in Syria. Legal Insurrection: WaPo’s David Ignatius has just returned from a week in Syria. He was almost apologetic in prefacing his remarks: “I’m going to say something that in some ways is sympathetic to Trump.” He then proceeded to say that he was told by top US commanders that “the most daring and decisive” attack...
  • WaPo’s Ignatius: 300 Possible Terrorists Travel Ban Would Have Stopped is a ‘Tiny Number’

    03/07/2017 5:41:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For David Ignatius, what is an acceptable number of terrorists and terrorist attacks in the United States? The question arises because on today’s Morning Joe, Ignatius, of the Washington Post, was discussing the Trump admin statement that since 9/11, 300 people admitted from countries on the reissued executive order have been subject to “criminal, counter-terrorism investigations.” Sniffed Ignatius: that’s a “tiny number.” Really? If those 300 had not been caught up in counter-terrorism investigations, how many would have carried out terrorist attacks? If only 1-in-20 had, that would be 15 terrorist attacks. Fifteen San Bernadinos, Pulses. Even one. Tiny? View...
  • Ad Man Donny Deutsch ‘Scared’ Terrorists Will Launch Attacks to Aid Trump

    08/05/2016 5:48:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Will Islamic terrorists launch a major pre-election attack to help elect Donald Trump? That’s the scenario Donny Deutsch floated on today’s Morning Joe. Deutsch is an ad man/Hamptons playboy. His pronouncements on national security and terrorism might thus be taken with a giant grain of salt. But Deutsch was responding to a statement by Wapo’s David Ignatius, a serious student of foreign affairs, who said a major attack could be a “game changer” that would aid Trump. Deutsch said if “the terrorists and the radical Islamists want Trump in there. And if the way Trump gets in there is a...
  • America's Next President Must Continue Obama’s Progress On Clean Energy

    04/06/2016 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/5/2016 | David Ignatius
    So much of America's future is at stake in the 2016 presidential election. But let's focus for a moment on just one area--energy and the environment--where the Obama administration has made startling progress.... Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, arguably President Obama's best Cabinet appointment, has been leading a quiet revolution in clean-energy technology. Innovation is transforming this industry, costs are plummeting and entrepreneurs are devising radical new systems that create American jobs--in addition to protecting the planet.... Here's a suggestion for any fact-based, technology-respecting candidate in either party: Promise that, if elected, you'll try to persuade Moniz to remain in place.......
  • WaPo's Ignatius: Obama's Weird 'I Told You So' About His Own Failed Syria Policy

    10/13/2015 5:25:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Michelle might want to gently tap the president on the shoulder and remind him "umm, Barack, you're not in the faculty lounge any more. You're actually, uh, President and Commander-in-Chief. So you don't get to criticize your own failed policies as if you're not responsible for them. They're, umm, your policies, you know?" Commenting on President Obama's 60 Minutes interview in which he said he was "skeptical from the get-go" about his administration's failed policy of training Syrian rebels, WaPo's David Ignatius on today's Morning Joe called the president's reaction "weird," adding "he spoke almost like a man vindicated when...
  • WaPo Fails to Identify ‘Close’ Clinton Adviser Used in Ignatius Column to Clear Hillary in Email..

    08/31/2015 2:01:18 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published a column Thursday night by David Ignatius that purports to clear leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in exclusively using a home brew server kept in her home that held top secret classified information during her four year tenure as secretary of state. The column is entitled The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t. Ignatius’ lead defense witness for Clinton is one Jeffrey Smith who is given four paragraphs of quotes defending Clinton. Ignatius identifies Smith as “a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents...
  • WaPo Fails to Identify ‘Close’ Clinton Adviser Used in Ignatius Column to Clear Hillary

    08/28/2015 6:17:31 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/28/2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published a column Thursday night by David Ignatius that purports to clear leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in exclusively using a home brew server kept in her home that held top secret classified information during her four year tenure as secretary of state. The column is entitled The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t. Ignatius’ lead defense witness for Clinton is one Jeffrey Smith who is given four paragraphs of quotes defending Clinton. Ignatius identifies Smith as “a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents...
  • The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t [Washington Post Column Defends Hillary]

    08/28/2015 9:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/28/2015 | David Ignatius
    Does Hillary Clinton have a serious legal problem because she may have transmitted classified information on her private e-mail server? After talking with a half-dozen knowledgeable lawyers, I think this “scandal” is overstated. Using the server was a self-inflicted wound by Clinton, but it’s not something a prosecutor would take to court. “It’s common” that people end up using unclassified systems to transmit classified information, said Jeffrey Smith, a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents defendants suspected of misusing classified information. There are always these back channels,” Smith explained. “It’s...
  • America as the Protector of Putin, Assad, and Khamenei

    11/27/2013 8:12:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2013 | Shoshana Bryen
    When protests broke out in Syria in late 2011, Russia hoped for a short, nasty war as a matter of Russian national interest -- just enough to put the Muslim Brotherhood and assorted Sunnis in their place. Violence from its own Sunni Muslim population has plagued Russia for decades. Saudi Arabia took over the defeated nationalist Chechen rebellion in the late 1990s, infusing it with money and Islamist overtones, prompting the second Chechen war. More recently, there has been open fighting and rioting in Moscow between Muslims and Slavs. Iran counted on a short war as well -- something to...
  • Washington Post: Obama Thinks Netanyahu Authorized Leaks on Iran

    02/16/2015 4:09:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    inn ^ | 2//15/15 | Elad Benari
    Amid reports that the Obama administration is refusing to share information regarding Iran with Israel as “punishment” for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech before Congress, The Washington Post’s David Ignatius on Monday provided new details into the tensions between Jerusalem and Washington. According to Ignatius’s column, the mistrust between the Obama administration and Netanyahu has widened even further in recent days because of suspicion in the United States that the Israeli prime minister has authorized leaks of details about the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran. “The decision to reduce the exchange of sensitive information about the Iran talks was...
  • A perfect storm brews in the Middle East (Ignatius lays out Zero's grievances toward Bibi)

    02/16/2015 9:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 16 at 8:43 AM | David Ignatius
    TEL AVIV — This latest breach in the U.S.-Israeli relationship began around Jan. 12 with a phone call from Netanyahu. Obama asked the Israeli leader to hold fire diplomatically for several more months while U.S. negotiators explored whether Iran might agree to a deal that, through its technical limits on centrifuges and stockpiles, extended the breakout period that Iran would need to build a bomb to more than a year. But Netanyahu is said to have responded that a year wasn’t enough and to have reverted to Israel’s hard-line insistence that Iran shouldn’t be allowed any centrifuges or enrichment. Relations...
  • WaPo's Ignatius: 'A Lot of Truth' To WSJ Condemnation of Obama's Fiddling While World Burns

    06/12/2014 6:39:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Q. How do you know that Barack Obama's weakness poses a serious threat to the security of the free world? A. When a leading foreign policy voice of the Washington Post agrees with a leading foreign policy voice of the Wall Street Journal that such is the case. It happened on today's Morning Joe, when WaPo's highly-respected David Ignatius agreed with a WSJ op-ed by Daniel Henninger, "While Obama Fiddles," that darkly concludes: "past some point, the world's wildfires are going to consume the Obama legacy. And leave his successor a nightmare." Said Ignatius: "those are harsh words from the...
  • What We Learned In Crimea (Putin Won With Spetnaz Troops Alert)

    03/18/2014 5:19:02 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | David Ignatius
    The well-organized Crimea operation also suggests improvement in the quality and training of the Russian military. Their troops had operated with far less precision a decade ago in Chechnya and in the 2008 invasion of Georgia . A botched attempt to free 850 hostages in a Moscow theater in 2002 resulted in the deaths of 130 of the captives. Russia evidently has been getting results for increased spending on its military: The 2012 edition of an annual survey by the International Institute for Strategic Studies estimated that Russia would spend 3.78 percent of its GDP on defense in 2013, by...
  • Senate intelligence report takes GOP tirades about Benghazi head-on (Dems view, barf alert)

    01/28/2014 2:24:48 PM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Driving the Republican jihad was a claim, first reported in October 2012 by Fox News, that CIA personnel had wanted to respond more quickly to the Benghazi attack but were ordered to “stand down,” perhaps by political higher-ups. Although this claim was promptly rebutted by CIA officials, it was repeated by Fox News at least 85 times, according to a review by the liberal advocacy group Media Matters. This barrage fueled Republican charges that the Democrats were engaging in a coverup. The Senate intelligence report addressed this inflammatory charge head-on. “The committee explored claims that there was a ‘stand down’...
  • Derailing the GOP Jihad (Washington Post)

    01/19/2014 6:32:34 AM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Washington Post via Real Clear Politics ^ | Jan 19, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Driving the Republican jihad was a claim, first reported in October 2012 by Fox News, that CIA personnel had wanted to respond more quickly to the Benghazi attack but were ordered to "stand down," perhaps by political higher-ups. Although this claim was promptly rebutted by CIA officials, it was repeated by Fox at least 85 times, according to a review by the liberal advocacy group Media Matters. This barrage fueled Republican charges that the Democrats were engaging in a cover-up.
  • How Turkey shopped Mossad spies to Iran: A story leaked by Washington to caution Netanyahu

    10/20/2013 8:54:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Debka file ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Debka
    Early last year, the Erdogan government blew the cover of up to 10 Israel agents in Iran who had been meeting inside Turkey with their Mossad case officers. This story was published in The Washington Post, by David Ignatius, who has excellent connections in the US capital, Thursday, Oct. 17 – the day after a two-day conference in Geneva between six world powers with Iran on its nuclear program. A chorus of Western powers led by the US hailed the event as “substantive” and “forward-looking.” But on the quiet, the WP story was directed against Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu...
  • Obama’s feisty news conference

    08/09/2013 5:09:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2013 | By David Ignatius
    Maybe it was the upbeat mood of a man about to go on vacation, but President Obama seemed feistier than usual in making the case today for his policies on surveillance, health care and immigration reform. During his second term, Obama has sometimes seemed back on his heels in defending his policies against Republican attack, but that wasn’t the case in his White House news conference Friday. He argued for what he called, at one point, “common sense” solutions, with seeming confidence that he has the upper hand politically against the GOP. Obama’s attempts to hold the middle ground, and...
  • A free-trade agreement with Europe? [David Ignatius]

    12/08/2012 10:00:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday December 6, 2012 | David Ignatius
    At a recent meeting of German business and foreign-policy leaders, one participant summed up an anxiety that’s almost palpable here: “Europeans have a sense of being left alone. You Americans don’t understand how much we need you.” Europeans seem relieved that Barack Obama won reelection. (One German official wrote in an informal paper that his victory was “the best thing that could have happened to the U.S.”) But Europeans remain worried that the Obama administration’s famous “pivot” toward Asia will leave them abandoned at a time of severe internal economic and political trouble. But a big idea is taking shape...
  • Lingering Questions About Benghazi (Obama's Washington Post firewall breached)

    10/30/2012 5:02:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | David Ignatius
    The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi has become a political football in the presidential campaign, with all the grandstanding and misinformation that entails. But Fox News has raised some questions about the attack that deserve a clearer answer from the Obama administration. Fox’s Jennifer Griffin reported Friday that CIA officers in Benghazi had been told to “stand down” when they wanted to deploy from their base at the annex to repel the attack on the consulate, about a mile away. Fox also reported that the CIA officers requested military support when the annex came under fire later that...