First appeared on BitsBlog. - Ed.
There’s an interesting trend developing in open to foreign policy, and it’s been there since the outset; sense Obama speech in Cairo Egypt, his supposed Arab reset, Arab Spring phenomenon and so on, every single attack on our interests, every loss of life, has been labeled a “Lone Wolf” Attack. Te Obama administration invested quite a bit in the way of news cycles to prepare us for the idea that these were going to be “lone Wolf attacks, and not organized attacks by a AlQuieda or some other agency.
Consider for example Janet Napolitano, who advanced this idea quite a while back. Consider her speech at a Chamber of Commerce event in August of 2011:
WASHINGTON – ”Lone wolf”
Today many are wearing green to show visible support for those in Iran who are protesting the apparently stolen election. Our web site is normally white and red… we’ve put on green today to stand by those who treasure liberty.
It is interesting to note that while many in the US are advocating an overthrow of the current clerically over-ruled government system in Iran, reports seem to indicate that Iranians as a whole are perhaps not interested in an outright change in the system, just fairness in this election.
Iran’s history, especially with the United States, demands care in how our leaders address the situation. More on that later.
Political ambitions in the Islamic Kingdom aside, we here at TCR support Liberty whereever she is …
So, how much credit does Barrack Obama deserve for the rescue of Captain Phillips? The efforts of Obama and his supporters to claim Obama was the reason behind this rescue, Black Five says… Not so fast.
The AP is reporting that President Obama gave the order to use military force to rescue the hostage, that is misleading.
WASHINGTON (AP)—Administration officials say President Barack Obama approved the military operation that rescued a U.S. captain held hostage by Somali pirates.
The officials say Obama ordered the Defense Department to use military resources to rescue Richard Phillips from a lifeboat off the Somali coast.
He did affirm the military’s authorization to use force if the captain’s life was in danger, but they already would have
This is Part 2 of the analysis of Friday night’s Presidential Debate. Part 1 was posted on Saturday.
Lehrer asked for a “reading” of Iran by the candidates. Are they a threat? Both candidates made it very clear that nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran was not acceptable.
McCain did a good job of highlighting both the big risk against Israel, and the risk to the entire region if Iran has nuclear weapons. McCain also pointed out again the need for thoughtfulness in diplomacy when dealing with countries whose leaders are as evil and wicked in their comments against America and her allies, specifically Israel. He pointedly criticized Obama for making just such comments. McCain also promoted his “League of Democracies” as a …
Here’s Part 1 of my assessment of Friday night’s Presidential Debate. Part 2 will come on Sunday.
All I can say is, I was wrong. Jim Lehrer does want to be the next Tim Russert.
I will say, I did not sense any partisanship on Lehrer’s part, but he sure dug into follow up questions, including a lot quizzical looks in reaction to the answers. Making matters a bit worse was his oafish attempts at turning the debate into a conversation, almost as if McCain and Obama were seeking marital counselling. “Say that to Senator McCain”. “Direct yourself to Senator Obama”. “Do you agree with Senator Obama?”. I don’t know if that was part of the original ground rules that was set prior to …