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  • Obama 101

    09/19/2008 9:42:21 AM PDT · by Longstreet63 · 3 replies · 99+ views
    On Monday, in an opinion piece published in the New York Post, I suggested that Senator Barack Obama had urged Iraqi leaders to postpone making an agreement with the United States until there was a new administration in Washington. I said this because Obama himself had said it.
  • Rick Moran interviews soldier who spoke up at Yearly Kos "This Is Part Of The Battlefield"

    08/05/2007 1:15:45 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 19 replies · 1,077+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/07
    His name is David Aguina and he’s an Army reservist. His UCMJ claims against Soltz seem thin to me — Article 88 prohibits “contemptuous words” directed at the president, not criticism, and Article 91 seems to apply only to lower-ranking soldiers and only when on duty — but it’s hard not to be moved by his story about his experience with Iraqis. Meanwhile, via LGF, one of the yKos panelists parries right-wing criticism of the incident with some clever stammering about chickenhawks. Unmentioned in his post: Glenn Greenwald, Atrios, Max Blumenthal, Ken Layne, and the countless millions of other...
  • Democrats find accord on war bill

    03/26/2007 10:01:37 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Mar. 23, 2007 | Jonathan Weisman
    "..To many in the anti-Iraq war movement, the liberal opposition to the bill was as maddening as it was mystifying. ?You really have two options here: One is that you can vote for a change of course here and say we?re going to find a way out of Iraq, or, two, you can vote against it and hand George Bush a victory,? said Jon Soltz, an Iraq war veteran and co-founder of the anti-Iraq war VoteVets.org . ?It doesn?t make sense to me. George Bush got us into the war. They have challenged him on everything. Why would they give...
  • Ambassador: (Despite Obama’s Requests) Israel Will Not Turn Over Christian Holy Sites to Islam

    10/17/2015 12:28:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 16th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Ambassador: (Despite Obama’s Requests) Israel Will Not Turn Over Christian Holy Sites to Radical Islam [ Full title ]. In May 2011 Barack Obama urged Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorist organizations. ... In December 2013, Barack Obama again urged Israel to hand over ancient Christian and Jewish holy sites to Islamist terrorists. ... On Friday – Palestinian terrorists set fire to Joseph’s Tomb – a Jewish holy site. ... Israeli Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer ... warned America...
  • Dunford urges Congress to approve Russian helicopter deal

    07/17/2014 9:36:52 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | : July 17, 2014 | John Vandiver
    Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford urged to back off plans to cut funding ($550 million contract for Rosoboronexport, Russian supplier of the Mi-17), claiming it would have a “catastrophic” effect on Afghanistan’s ability to conduct operations. By the end this year, U.S. will abandon its position in Afghanistan. Russian forces who will replace US are flight ready with the Mi-17, though many would prefer American class equipment.
  • [Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting

    09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
    In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions. Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by...
  • U.S. will not directly confront Russia in Syria, Obama says

    10/10/2015 12:44:48 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2 Oct 15 | Karen DeYoung, Juliet Eilperin and Greg Miller
    President Obama has decided not to directly confront Russia over its new air offensive in Syria, believing that President Vladi­mir Putin will soon find himself in a Syrian “quagmire,” but he has approved a new escalation of U.S. efforts against the Islamic State. Obama laid out the U.S. response to Russia’s actions during a meeting with senior aides Thursday evening. Details were firmed up in a meeting Friday morning among national security principals at the White House, senior administration officials said. At the same time, the president also approved proposals, made prior to this week’s Russian actions, to strengthen the...
  • US starts to pull Patriot missiles from Turkey at critical time

    10/09/2015 9:47:20 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 66 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Friday,October 9 2015 | HATAY - Doğan News Agency
    The U.S. has started to pull its Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey, despite a recent appeal from Ankara to its NATO allies to keep the air and missile defense units at a delicate time on the border with Syria. Patriot missiles were initially deployed at the Gaziantep 5th Armored Brigade Command in southeastern Turkey after the country appealed to its NATO allies to guard against rockets from Syria.
  • As Russia Bombs Syria, U.S. Pulls Aircraft Carrier Out of Persian Gulf

    10/09/2015 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 26 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Oct 9 2015, 2:03 am ET | Courtney Kube and Erik Ortiz
    As Russian warships rain down cruise missiles as part of its military strike in Syria, there's now a glaring absence in the region: For the first time since 2007, the U.S. Navy has no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. Military officials said Thursday that they've pulled the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is home to about 5,000 service members and 65 combat planes, so that it can undergo maintenance. The ship officially exited the gulf around 11 p.m. ET. The temporary measure is also the result of mandatory budget cuts.
  • Petraeus Takes the Hill

    04/11/2008 9:52:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 99+ views
    Motherjones ^ | April 8, 2008 | David Corn
    Washington Dispatch: The Iraq general's testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee was predictable: progress is real, we must stay the course. But committee Democrats missed an opportunity to undercut the White House story. By David Corn April 8, 2008 As General David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday and pitched a story of success in Iraq, a news update flashed on the television screen: Sadr threatens to end cease-fire. Meaning that civil war between the Shiite-dominated government of Baghdad and the Shiite movement led by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr could...
  • General rushes to White House to warn of Taliban surge

    09/08/2015 5:58:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09/08/2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    Fall of strategic province could be 'death blow' to Afghan government WASHINGTON – A U.S. general has quietly returned to Washington to brief the White House about a Taliban surge threatening the survival of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan as a result of the withdrawal of U.S. troops, especially from strategic Helmand province, a U.S. military intelligence source in Afghanistan told Joseph Farah’s G2Bulletin. Army Gen. John F. Campbell rushed back to Washington this week without publicity to warn the White House that the Taliban is on the verge of taking over the entire Helmand province, the source said. “I...
  • Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy

    06/16/2015 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2015 5:13 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban against torturing detainees and moved ahead on a more than $600 billion defense policy bill that is entangled in a broader fight in Congress about caps on Pentagon and non-military spending. The Senate overwhelmingly voted 78 to 21 to approve an amendment that bolsters current law and makes the U.S. Army Field Manual on interrogations the standard for all interrogations conducted by the U.S. government. It also gives the International Committee of the Red Cross access to every detainee held by the U.S. The vote comes just months after the Senate intelligence committee...
  • Britain 'held hostage' by US policy [Britain's top General]

    10/16/2006 2:29:53 AM PDT · by familyop · 41 replies · 945+ views
    Scotsman (Britain) ^ | 15OCT06 | Brian Brady
    BRITAIN'S top soldier spoke out against the government's handling of the campaign in Iraq because he feared Britain was being "held hostage" by US policy in the region, friends claimed last night. General Sir Richard Dannatt sparked a furious row over Tony Blair's foreign policy last week when he warned that British troops should leave Iraq soon because they were "exacerbating the security problems" there. Allies of Sir Richard last night claimed he had been expressing deep concerns shared by colleagues in the highest ranks of the military - and that the real target of his attack was Washington, not...
  • Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

    05/25/2015 12:57:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    reuters.com ^ | (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Peter Cooney)
    "Today, fewer than 10,000 troops remain on a mission to train and assist Afghan forces. We’ll continue to bring them home and reduce our forces further, down to an embassy presence by the end of next year," Obama said.
  • Iran adviser says US has ‘no will’ to fight Islamic State

    05/25/2015 2:29:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2015 | Nasser Karimi 
    TEHRAN, Iran — The chief of an elite unit in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having “no will” to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday. The comments by Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Guard’s elite Quds unit, come just after U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Iraqi forces of lacking the “will to fight” in an interview aired the day before. It wasn’t clear whether Soleimani’s remarks came as a direct response to Carter’s, though tensions remain high between the two countries...
  • You want hypotheticals? Here’s one. (Krauthammer Opines)

    05/21/2015 8:53:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 2, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall. It gets worse. The Gulf states’ top leaders, betrayed and bitter, ostentatiously boycott President Obama’s failed Camp David summit. “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years,” laments Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief.Note: “were,”...
  • When US Troops Left Too Soon

    05/11/2015 4:42:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, a moment vividly encapsulated by the frenzied scene of South Vietnamese desperately trying to reach the last helicopter on the roof of the American embassy. April was also the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox, when Robert E. Lee capitulated to Ulysses S. Grant, bringing the bloodiest fighting of the Civil War to an end.The two episodes seemingly have little to do with each other. But each, in its way, illustrates one of the bleakly recurring themes of US military history: When America's armed forces prematurely abandon the...
  • How Obama Abandoned Democracy in Iraq

    04/08/2015 8:35:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | April 7, 2015 | By EMMA SKY
    “My greatest fear,” General Raymond Odierno, the then commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq, told me in early 2010, “is that we stabilize Iraq, then hand it over to the Iranians in our rush to the exit.” General O (as he is known), had recently watched the 2007 movie Charlie Wilson’s War, which recounts how U.S. interest in Afghanistan ceased once the mujahedeen defeated the Soviet Army in 1989 and drove them out. Now, he had a premonition that the same could happen in Iraq. “I’ve invested too much here,” he said, “to simply walk away and let that...
  • Why it is right to scrutinise Obama's nuclear deal with Iran

    03/28/2015 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/28/2015 | Peter Foster
    Those who would even question the merits of this deal are dismissed by administration aides as “warmongers”, ... Unfortunately, there are plenty of worrying signs that is not what is happening in Lausanne, where it now seems Iran will be allowed to keep 6,000 of its centrifuges, considerably more than the 500-1,500 the US originally wanted, or the 4,000 “compromise” offer Washington made a year ago. Even more worryingly, the US is reportedly considering allowing Iran to keep some centrifuges at Fordow, the impenetrably hardened underground facility that Iran built in secret, and only admitted to having in 2009 ......
  • Baker wants Israel excluded from regional conference

    12/06/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 222 replies · 3,412+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 5, 2006
    The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel. The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq's future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference. “As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without...