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  • Once Upon a Time…In the US Army

    04/21/2016 11:24:07 PM PDT · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    One of the best parts about writing articles is watching the comments drift in, some well-intentioned and full of good cheer, others laced with arsenic from irate readers. A few comments this week and comments by a sergeant in the Rangers and an active duty buddy of mine, who’s probably the last guy in the Army with a 3rd Armored Division combat patch have prompted me to write this piece. First the naysayers: What do you know? You served in the Army a long time ago. You were in that Desert Storm War. What makes you qualified to judge the...
  • Desert Storm Victor Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf R.I.P.

    12/28/2012 4:20:05 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 28, 2012
    Leadership: The hero of Desert Storm gave America a taste of victory after the wasted sacrifice of Vietnam and demonstrated that only the sometimes-unwise decisions of politicians can keep us from victory over our enemies. Schwarzkopf, called "Stormin' Norman" because of his reportedly explosive temper, led America to two sorely needed military victories: a small one in Grenada in 1983 and a big one as de facto commander of allied forces in the Gulf War in 1991. Grenada was the first step in a recovery from the legacy of Vietnam, where defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory in...
  • White House Botches Schwarzkopf Statement

    12/28/2012 9:13:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/28/12 | Keith Koffler
    The White House Thursday botched a written statement honoring the 1991 Gulf War hero General Norman Schwarzkopf, having to upgrade it from a “statement by the press secretary” to one by the president.(Snip)While the nation and the Schwarzkopf family were surely gratified to have Jay Carney honor General Schwarzkopf on their behalf, someone in the White House with a decent sense of history – or just a decent sense of propriety – must have belatedly realized that the man who cleared Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and gave the United States victory in war deserved a mention
  • Obama's upcoming dishonor of General Norman Schwarzkopf (vanity)

    12/28/2012 4:42:03 AM PST · by lump in the melting pot · 47 replies
    me | 12/28/12 | me
    Yesterday we lost a true American giant, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Today, I'm starting a betting pool on how many times obama uses the words "I" "me" or "my" in his eulogy to the General. As was noted in the Weekly Standard, Zero used "I","me" or "my" a total of 63 times in a 1,600-word eulogy to the late Medal of Honor recipient and Senator, Daniel Inouye, to whom he referred as "Danny" in the speech. I will donate $50 to FR in the name of the freeper who posts the closest numeric guess, prior to publication of Dear Reader's failure...
  • Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies

    12/27/2012 9:38:49 PM PST · by FrogMom · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12
    Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname. The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander's reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78 from complications from pneumonia, knew him as a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who preferred the somewhat milder sobriquet given by his troops: "The Bear."
  • Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies

    12/27/2012 4:31:56 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 265 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2012
  • Norman Schwarzkopf Endorses McCain (1/23/08 - a reminder)

    10/19/2008 7:54:56 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 28 replies · 1,228+ views ^ | January 23, 2008 |
    John McCain earned the endorsement of Gulf War commander Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Wednesday. Schwarzkopf, who with McCain in 2004 was openly critical of then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over his handling of the Iraq war, said in a statement the Arizona senator "has served our country with honor in war and in peace."
  • Schwarzkopf Endorses McCain

    01/23/2008 8:30:43 AM PST · by RiverDrifter · 107 replies · 2,207+ views ^ | January 23, 2008 | Fox
    John McCain earned the endorsement of Gulf War commander Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Wednesday. Schwarzkopf, who with McCain in 2004 was openly critical of then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over his handling of the Iraq war, said in a statement the Arizona senator “has served our country with honor in war and in peace.”...
  • Gen. Schwarzkopf's Surprising Comments on Jay Leno's Tonight Show 12/6/01

    12/07/2001 8:38:49 AM PST · by americalost · 123 replies · 307+ views
    The Tonight Show - no specific url for this report | December 7, 2001 | self
    In case any of you missed it: I was astonished to hear the following words out of former hero Gen. Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf, in response to Jay's question whether or not Chairman Arafat is a terrorist: "You know, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom-fighter." He then espoused the virtues of the 'coalition' and how 'we must be careful' what we say, and at the end was proud of his collaboration on a children's book, especially as it meant he's worked with Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Vanity- Gen.Schwarzkopf hosting infomercial- World Business Review on CNBC

    02/08/2007 12:14:01 AM PST · by STARWISE · 116+ views
    World Business Review is hosted by Norman Schwarzkopf and directed by Emmy Award winning Alan Levy. The show's format is a newsmagazine style and provides education about the latest topics, trends and issues in a variety of industries. WBR features On-Location field footage illustrating business strategies and technology in their application along with commentary from leading corporate executives and industry experts. World Business Review is independently produced by Multi-Media Productions USA, Inc. and is distributed worldwide on CNBC as paid programming and on Bravo as paid programming.
  • NYT: War Figures Honored With Medal of Freedom (taste the bitterness at the Times)

    12/15/2004 5:44:55 AM PST · by OESY · 8 replies · 764+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2004 | DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 - President Bush on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on three of the central architects and executors of the war in Iraq, one of the president's strongest efforts yet at putting a formal stamp of success on a war whose outcome is still a question. The recipients were Gen. Tommy R. Franks, the overall commander of the invasion of Iraq; L. Paul Bremer III, the chief civilian administrator of the American occupation of the country; and George J. Tenet, the longtime director of central intelligence who built the case for...
  • Rumsfeld under fire over Iraq (from McCain and, now, Schwarzkopf)

    12/15/2004 12:21:16 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 63 replies · 1,353+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 14 04 | MSNBC
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has come under attack from Republican Sen. John McCain and retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf over his handling of the Iraq war. In separate interviews, McCain, of Arizona, said he had “no confidence” in Rumsfeld, citing his handling of the war in Iraq and the failure of the Pentagon to send more troops, while Schwarzkopf, the allied commander in the first Gulf War, said Rumsfeld seemed to be passing the buck when quizzed last week about the armor supply for troops on the ground. ...[snip]=Schwarzkopf, interviewed on MSNBC-TV’s “Hardball,” chided Rumsfeld for his reply to a soldier...
  • Stormin' Norm rips Rumsfeld

    12/14/2004 5:39:19 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 113 replies · 2,457+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/14/04 | Unknown
    NEWS WIRE SERVICES Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf said yesterday he was "angry" at Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's response to a soldier who complained he and his fellow grunts in Iraq lack sufficient armor plating. And Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a Vietnam War hero, reiterated that he has "no confidence" in the Pentagon boss. After a soldier told Rumsfeld that he and his fellow servicemen must scrounge for metal to better fortify their Humvees, the secretary told him, "You go to war with the Army you have." That response didn't sit well with the former general. "They deserve every bit of protection...
  • Stormin' Norm rips Rumsfeld

    12/14/2004 6:31:05 AM PST · by Stingray51 · 171 replies · 3,546+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 14, 2004 | NEWS WIRE SERVICES
    Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf said yesterday he was "angry" at Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's response to a soldier who complained he and his fellow grunts in Iraq lack sufficient armor plating. And Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a Vietnam War hero, reiterated that he has "no confidence" in the Pentagon boss. After a soldier told Rumsfeld that he and his fellow servicemen must scrounge for metal to better fortify their Humvees, the secretary told him, "You go to war with the Army you have." That response didn't sit well with the former general. "They deserve every bit of protection we can give...
  • Exiled Prince of Vietnam Offers Political Ideology

    11/27/2004 10:59:05 AM PST · by tranvanba · 4 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 22, 2004 | Vanessa Hoffman
    Last Saturday night brought His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Dynasty and President of the Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League, to Cornell. The Prince, a member of the Vietnamese imperial family gave a lecture, entitled "Revival of Vietnamese Culture: The Nguyen Dynasty," before a crowd of about 50 people. Maria Nguyen '05, vice president of the Cornell Vietnamese Association sang the American national anthem and then played the national anthem of South Vietnam. Aided by PowerPoint slides, Prince Buu Chanh then began his lecture speaking from a podium draped with the American flag...
  • Ross Mackenzie: Election Out-Takes – On Co-Conspirators, the Brush, Eating the Wounded, Etc.

    11/13/2004 5:44:18 PM PST · by quidnunc · 10 replies · 676+ views
    The Richmond [VA] Times-Dispatch ^ | November 14, 2004 | Ross Mackenzie
    Election-related quotes… . • Former (Bush I) White House Counsel Boyden Gray, on John Kerry's concession: "It was absolutely the right thing to do, because it headed off a long nightmare of litigation, which could have cast a pall on the election, whoever was confirmed as the winner. And it would have embarrassed this country at a time when the United States is trying to spread democracy abroad." • Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf, livid about Kerry campaign phone calls telling voters he endorsed Kerry: "[Kerry's] attempt to make up for [his] deficiencies [such as opposing the Reagan defense build-up and...
  • Keep your phoney Schwarzkopf campaign call tapes!!

    11/01/2004 4:53:30 PM PST · by Jackson Brown · 25 replies · 165+ views
    Fox News | 11-01-04 | Self
    Just saw on Fox News the DNC is claiming the RNC of faking the tape of the fake calls "from Schwarzkopf". If you have it on answering machine tape -- don't erase it. It might be needed. Purposely trying to fool people by impersonating someone else is criminal fraud.
  • Voters Complain About Misleading Calls

    11/01/2004 5:57:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 475+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November1, 2004 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Some Michigan voters have received phone calls falsely claiming that Sen. John Kerry would make gay marriage legal. In New Jersey, some voters have heard a man claiming to be former Army Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf backing the Democrat. Elderly voters in Pennsylvania have been called and told they are ineligible to vote. Republicans and Democrats were furious Monday about the blatantly false, 11th-hour political calls to voters and demanded an end to the messages. Schwarzkopf has endorsed President Bush, but in a recording of a phone call played for The Associated Press, a man identifying himself...
  • Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Calls On DNC To Stop Fraudulent Phone Calls Claiming He Has Endorsed Kerry

    11/01/2004 2:20:28 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 135 replies · 911+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/01/04 | Matt Drudge
    TAMPA, FL – Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf today issued the following statement: "The Democratic National Committee is making fraudulent phone calls claiming that I have endorsed Senator Kerry. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I demand that they stop immediately. "Senator Kerry opposed the Reagan defense build-up that won the Cold War. Senator Kerry opposed the removal of Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. Senator Kerry proposed billions in intelligence cuts after the first attack on the World Trade Center. Senator Kerry voted against funds to equip our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with supplies like body armor and ammunition. "I...
  • Bush Urges Americans to 'Come Stand with Me'(SUPPORT FROM SCHWARZKOPF: "We do have a leader")

    10/31/2004 8:04:06 PM PST · by truthandlife · 19 replies · 933+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/31/04 | Steve Holland
    <p>In Tampa, Bush brought out a Gulf War hero, retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who introduced Bush to about 8,000 people by drawing a sharp contrast between him and the Massachusetts senator.</p> <p>"The difference between them and us is very simple: we do have a leader and that leader knows how to go about defeating terrorism," the retired general said.</p>
  • Bush Urges Americans to 'Come Stand with Me' (At Rally with Schwarzkopf)

    10/31/2004 6:06:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,082+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/31/04 | Steve Holland
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - President Bush made a final, frenetic blitz across the battleground state of Florida on Sunday urging Americans to "come stand with me" and give him another term to fight the war on terror and keep taxes low. Appearing loose and upbeat with the race deadlocked and Election Day fast approaching, Bush urged some 17,000 cheering supporters at an airport rally in northern Florida to "turn 'em out and we'll carry Florida and win a great victory on Tuesday" over Democrat John Kerry. At rallies in Gainesville, Tampa and Miami, Bush vowed his determination to win the...
  • A Royal Solution for a Nationalist Vietnam

    10/31/2004 8:49:33 AM PST · by tranvanba · 5 replies · 1,063+ views
    PRWEB ^ | October 23, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam is politically pressuring the government of Vietnam to protect the liberty, religious rights of the Vietnamese people as well as the culture, traditions, languages of the Montagnards and Khmer Krom in Vietnam. (PRWEB) October 23, 2004 -- Today, Vietnam is experiencing a minor period of outward growth. Even the most dedicated Communists are abandoning old communist economic policies, which have proven to be ineffective and sometimes harmful. Capitalism is being introduced, with the Communist Party maintained only as a vehicle to exercise absolute control of the elite Party leaders over the common people. The...
  • Government of Vietnam Must Bring Closure to the MIA/POW Before Being Admitted to WTO

    09/10/2004 4:37:28 AM PDT · by tranvanba · 10 replies · 1,246+ views
    News Release PRWEB ^ | September 8, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    Aurora,IL (PRWEB) September 8, 2004 -- OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS - From the Office of the Leadership of the The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam & Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League: His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Nguyen Dynasty and President of The Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League denounces the Communist Government on the return of United States Servicemen MIA or possible POWs’ and Human Rights Record. It has been stated by American Marines and Army Soldiers who are in Vietnam searching for MIA's, that there is corruption within the government of Vietnam. They stated that...
  • I Met 3 Heroes Yesterday...Vanity

    01/23/2004 9:45:49 PM PST · by Crapgame · 21 replies · 183+ views
    01-23-04 | Crapgame
    What a great day yesterday was. Part of this week I was assigned to augment Secret Service with dignitary protection as the Safari Club International was in town. While working the assignment on Tuesday evening I had a chance to briefly meet Lt. Col. Oliver North, to shake his hand and thank him for his service to our country. That was neat but today was the best. Yesterday morning I was able to meet and shake hands with the 41st President of the United States, President George Herbert Walker Bush. I thanked him too for his lifetime of service to...
  • GOP Fundraiser At Chancellor's Raises Thousands

    01/17/2004 9:21:38 PM PST · by nypokerface · 138+ views
    WFIE-TV ^ | 01/17/04 | Kerry Corum
    Republican party officials say a private fund-raiser attended by former President Bush and retired General Schwarzkopf raised $500,000. Indiana gubernatorial candidate Mitch Daniels, former Vice President Quayle and actress Bo Derek also were among the guests at Thursday's $5000-a-ticket event at the home of businessman Steve Chancellor. Chancellor hosted a similar GOP event in July 2000 that raised more than $1.4 million. But new campaign finance laws have put caps on contributions. State Republican Chairman Jim Kittle says that makes it more difficult to raise large amounts of money at a single time. The most a person can now donate...
  • Retired General Finds 'Closure' in Saddam's Capture

    12/15/2003 4:35:26 PM PST · by yoe · 4 replies · 178+ views
    The Nation ^ | 12/15/03 | Susan Jones
    Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf said Monday it's nice to see the United States military finish the job started by troops under his command in the first Persian Gulf war. The capture of Saddam Hussein brings "closure" for all the troops involved in Operation Desert Storm, Schwarzkopf said in an interview on NBC's Today show. Schwarzkopf said the option to capture Saddam did not exist during the first gulf war. "At that time, it was very clear why we had to make the decision we did," he said. "It was a coalition of forces and a strong mandate from the United...
  • Was This War Necessary?

    03/24/2003 10:05:19 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 20 replies · 417+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | 3/24/3 | By ROBERT L. BARTLEY
    By now my enthusiasm for the liberation of Iraq is clear enough, I hope, that I can take a day to rain on the parade. As impressive as the current campaign is, American policy in dealing with Saddam Hussein has been a bipartisan chamber of horrors. Consider for example the Clinton administration low point, extensively described in Robert Baer's CIA memoir, "See No Evil." Mr. Baer headed a small CIA team in Northern Iraq in 1995, in contact with the two Kurdish factions as well as with Ahmad Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress and a defecting Iraqi general, Wafiq...
  • Sizing up the Iraqi army (Schwarzkopf's blunder?)

    03/01/2003 5:34:26 AM PST · by Dallas · 23 replies · 292+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- It has been reported that American intelligence operatives have e-mailed Iraqi generals in the hope that some of them might turn on Saddam Hussein. Some in the government seem to believe that the upper echelons of the Iraqi army are filled with closet Jeffersonians, waiting for just the right time to put a bullet in Saddam Hussein's head so that they can lead Iraq down the path of true democracy. Some believe that Iraqi generals are a cynical lot who might be expected to turn on Saddam to be on the winning side. The U.S....
  • Schwarzkopf Says President Bush Has "taken Charge" for America

    02/17/2003 9:02:31 AM PST · by JoeSixPack1 · 25 replies · 268+ views
    TBO ^ | Feb 16, 2003 | The AP
    Feb 16, 2003 Schwarzkopf Says President Bush Has "taken Charge" for America The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Retired Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf is giving President Bush high praise for his leadership skills. "Here is a man who has been placed in command by the American people, and by golly, he has taken charge," Schwarzkopf told a crowd of 350 assembled at a benefit dinner in Melbourne on Saturday night. Schwarzkopf, who achieved four-star rank, led more than 200,000 troops during the Gulf War. Schwarzkopf said foreign support for any war would be appreciated, but it is hardly...
  • Stormin' Norman: Don't rush into war

    01/29/2003 1:51:12 PM PST · by krodriguesdc · 25 replies · 258+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 29 January, 2003, 15:20 GMT
    Wednesday, 29 January, 2003, 15:20 GMT Stormin' Norman: Don't rush into war Schwarzkopf became famous during the last Gulf WarFormer US Gulf War commander Norman Schwarzkopf has said a new war with Iraq has not yet been justified. The thought of Saddam Hussein with a sophisticated nuclear capability is a frightening thought Norman Schwarzkopf General Schwarzkopf, who became known as "Stormin' Norman" during the 1991 Gulf War, called for United Nations weapons inspectors to be given more time to assess whether Iraq had any illegal weapons. "I think it is very important for us to wait and see what...
  • Desert Caution: Once 'Stormin' Norman,' Gen. Schwarzkopf Is Skeptical About U.S. Action in Iraq

    01/28/2003 7:18:11 AM PST · by mountaineer · 93 replies · 562+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 28,2003 | Thomas Ricks
    TAMPA--Norman Schwarzkopf wants to give peace a chance. The general who commanded U.S. forces in the 1991 Gulf War says he hasn't seen enough evidence to convince him that his old comrades Dick Cheney, Colin Powell and Paul Wolfowitz are correct in moving toward a new war now. He thinks U.N. inspections are still the proper course to follow. He's worried about the cockiness of the U.S. war plan, and even more by the potential human and financial costs of occupying Iraq. And don't get him started on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. In fact, the hero of the last Gulf...
  • History Channel rejects fresh look at Vietnam: Limbaugh blasts Hollywood leftists

    08/23/2002 12:08:41 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 37 replies · 352+ views ^ | Friday, August 23, 2002 | David Limbaugh
    I've long believed that America learned the wrong lessons from its Vietnam experience, which is why I was gratified to hear about a new award-winning documentary that might help set the record straight. Sadly, it appears, the History Channel doesn't share my view. "The Long Way Home Project" is a four-part digitally recorded film series on the Vietnam War. So? There have been some 600 documentary films, feature films and television projects on the Vietnam era, so what's newsworthy about yet another one? Well, its producers say that it is "fact-based, well researched and incorporates startling new revelations about the...
  • Schwarzkopf: U.S. Has Better Chance

    10/28/2001 4:29:57 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 45 replies · 301+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 27, 2001 | A/P Staff
    Saturday October 27 10:16 PM ET Schwarzkopf: U.S. Has Better Chance CLEVELAND (AP) - Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf said he believes the United States has a better chance than the former Soviet Union of winning a war in Afghanistan (news - web sites). Schwarzkopf also told about 1,000 people during a speech Friday that the country will fare better than it did in Vietnam. Schwarzkopf, former commander of the allied forces in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, said the Soviets failed in Afghanistan because they thought they could win quickly and use conventional weapons and tactics. But he said ...