Why President Obama will never beat ISIS: he won’t even try.

From The Wall Street Journal: So What Will You Do, Mr. President? Denunciations won’t stop the men who killed James Foley. President Obama on Wednesday condemned the made-for-YouTube murder of American James Foley with as much passion as we’ve seen from the cool Commander in Chief.He said that Foley’s killers in the jihadist Islamic State …

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The brutal choice in Iraq

In a strangely uncovered story, 1 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel offered this advice for President Obama: (W)hen your enemies are fighting one another, don’t strengthen either one of them. Weaken both. The video is below the fold, because it’s an annoying autostart That’s sort of the reverse of what we have said previously on …

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The viral tweet

I did not get an arm blown off in Baghdad so you could sit on your ass and watch Iraq fall, @BarackObama. I did my job. DO YOUR JOB. — J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) June 13, 2014 So far, 3,048 retweets! Of course, President Obama doesn’t care in the slightest.

Isn’t the Commander-in-Chief supposed to protect the troops under his command?

From Marc Thiessen in The Washington Post, via Donald Douglas: Here’s what happens when Taliban leaders are released By Marc A. Thiessen, Published: June 2 If anyone doubts that the five senior Taliban leaders President Obama released this weekend will return to the fight and kill more Americans, they need only look at what happened …

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Telling half the truth, the half-truth, and nothing but half the truth

Robert Stacey Stacy McCain pointed out a rather glaring omission in the stories about the Boko Haram terrorist group which seized a couple hundred school girls in Nigeria, to be sold as slaves or into forced marriages: Boko Haram and the Jihad in Africa Posted on | May 10, 2014 | 50 Comments The #BringBackOurGirls Twitter hashtag — …

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The Editors of The New York Times and Middle East peace

I caught the blurb on The New York Times’ website: Does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have an alternative to a two-state solution? And the link went to the main editorial: Israel’s Choice By The Editorial Board | March 5, 2014 In Washington this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel sounded two different notes about …

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John Kerry’s greatest accomplishment?

He’s managed to make Hillary Clinton look like a good Secretary of State! Ya’alon: Kerry should win his Nobel and leave us alone Defense Minister says in private that US security plan ‘not worth the paper it’s written on’, insists Kerry ‘cannot teach me anything about the conflict with the Palestinians’. Shimon Shiffer | Published: …

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