Why No Celebration of Success in Iraq?

June 30 was a major success milestone in Iraq as the US military officially completed the handover of security responsibility for all of Iraq’s cities to the Iraqi police and military.  US troops will continue training Iraqi recruits and will patrol the borders and some rural areas.  But most of the security responsibility now belongs […]

Obama Almost Conceedes Success in Iraq

The President made a surprise visit to Iraq today and made some brief remarks to a large gathering of troops at Camp Victory, near Baghdad. Click to watch the 8 minute video: President Obama Visits Iraq The President was well received by the troops and enthusiastically embraced his role as Commander in Chief.  He came […]

Obama’s Iraq Reversal: Three More Years of Bush Policies

Today, Barack Obama announced several cabinet appointments.  The media, ever enthralled by the drama that engulfs the Clintons, have focused on the choice of Hillary Clinton to serve as Secretary of State.  But another selection will surely be more news worthy in the coming months. Barack Obama owes a lot to the voters of the […]

Progress in Iraq The Media Herd Forgot to Report

Three weeks ago was another milestone in the march to victory and success in Iraq.  Responsibility for security in al Anbar Province, formerly the most violent in Iraq, was handed over to Iraqi Security Forces.  In this 87 second video LtCol Christopher Hughes, US Military Spokesman in Anbar discusses the role of Iraqi women who […]

General Petraeus’s Last Letter to the Troops in Iraq

“You have been builders and diplomats as well as guardians and warriors.” . “Your accomplishments have in fact been the stuff of history.” .

The Media Herd’s Holy War on Sarah Palin

The term “holy war” describes a conflict based on religious differences.  Apparently, the media herd and the leftist blogs have decided that the selection of Sarah Palin as Vice Presidential Nominee is McCain’s declaration of holy war against them.  Last night, Charles Gibson used the term “holy war” as part of his futile effort to […]

Obama Spurns Victory in Iraq

Thursday night, just before John McCain addressed the GOP convention, Barack Obama appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s program for an interview.  Here’s the segment on Iraq: O’REILLY: I think you were desperately wrong on the surge, and I think you should admit it to the nation that now we have defeated the terrorists in Iraq, and […]

Recruiting Quotas Exceeded – The Military Is Not “Broken” or “Strained”

The media herd doesn’t report recruiting statistics when the news is good. But we will. The Services just released their recruiting statistics for July and all of them met or exceeded their quotas. In addition, the Army, Navy and Marine Corps have met or exceeded cumulative retention goals for the Federal fiscal year that ends […]

Ich bin ein Pretender

It is now clear that the purpose of Barack Obama’s Berlin speech was to portray himself as a Churchillian visionary, ready to lead the world in a new march toward universal liberty. But his record is one of a cynical politician who subordinates all values and priorities to partisanship and to accumulating political power. Obama […]

The Elephant in Obama’s Room

Barack Obama’s so called “policy” regarding Iraq is driven entirely by vote counting calculations. He is trying to appear willing to succeed in Iraq, while at the same time appealing to the elephant…er…donkey in the room that nobody’s talking about: his party’s left fringe base. He hopes that by not calling victory or success the […]

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