A gutless Commander-in-Chief

If, in 1943, Franklin Roosevelt had exact knowledge that Adolf Hitler and his top henchmen were doing their main work from a mostly unguarded building, with no real bomb shelters, on the Wilhelmstrasse in Berlin, do you think that the President would have told General Dwight Eisenhower, “No, we can’t bomb that building, because there …

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The success of socialism

‘Twasn’t so long ago that the then-President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela was a hero to the American left, with his Bolivarian socialism and constant criticism of President George Bush. Well, Señor Chavez has gone to his eternal reward, and Venezuela, still governed by socialists, is reaping the rewards of socialism. From The Wall Street Journal: …

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€urosclerosis: What? The Greek government lied? Shocking!

The Editor of The First Street Journal is not a diplomat. He attended the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce in the early 1980s, but did not complete his Master’s degree there, and thus, as not a Master of Arts in Diplomacy, can wonder why real diplomats can’t just tell the …

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The Iranian nuclear deal

Two obvious points: President Barack Hussein Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both dislike and distrust each other; and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s primary concern is with the safety and security of Israel; if this new deal — which is still only an agreed-to framework — increased the safety and security of Israel, as President …

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The unreality-based community

I don’t usually follow Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs, but she normally has a lot of good stuff; I spotted this one due to a link from Robert Stacey Stacy McCain: No Insurance Available for Jewish Kindergartens in Belgium Europe nearly “exterminated” all of its Jews, and chose instead to import tens of millions of Muslims. …

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The inefficiency of capital punishment

In 1991, Thomas Clyde Bowling was sentenced to death for the murders of Eddie and Tina Earley. The Earleys were sitting in their automobile outside of the Earley Bird Cleaners, a dry cleaning business in Lexington, Kentucky, that they owned, with their two-year-old son, when Mr Bowling shot them; their son was also shot, but …

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Can someone explain to me . . .

. . . how Muslim anger over Guantanamo incited this? More Than 100 Killed In Mosque Attacks In Yemen March 20, 2015 9:12 AM ET | Updated at 11:35 a.m. ET | Scott Neuman Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques during Friday prayers in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least 126 people and wounding …

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Netanyahu’s victory and American left

I don’t normally read Slate, but I found this article interesting. The article is anti-Israel, subtitled “We no longer have a Netanyahu problem. We have an Israel problem,” and calls for the United States to stop backing Israel’s policies; it’s the typical leftist drivel one can expect from Slate. But what struck me was William …

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Possibly breaking the rules?

From The New York Times: Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules By Michael S. Schmidt | March 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that …

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You cannot fight an enemy you don’t even recognize

I had heard about his story yesterday, but didn’t take the time to research it. However, The Pirate’s Cove did it for me: Obama Cites A Strategic Logic For Avoidance In Using Islamic Labels Or Something By William Teach | February 19, 2015 – 7:21 am It’s probably more like “strategic patience”, which is a phrase for …

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