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:
It was eight years ago today, as many days into George W. Bush’s Presidency then as we are now in Barack Obama’s, that we were viciously attached by an enemy that seeks only to terrorize and devastate us. They have less honor than the Japanese ever did, no apparent desire to take control of our land, and no official standing with the U.N. or any western nation that could provide even a modicum of legitimacy to their actions.
And they attacked a civilian target.
It is not enough to move on from this. Moving on has become a weary forgetfulness that leaves us emotionally and physically unprepared for the reality of a difficult world and the evil intents of those who hate us. Moving on from Hitler’s Germany …
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 …
A lot of you have seen the speech, some have not. Overall, high marks for contents. Very high. I think he brought out the right issues, positions, and comparisons with Obama. He’s working out the differences, which he needs to continue to do. Probably the three key areas that he addressed and should continue to address:
Key distinctions between Democrats and Republicans on social and economic issues.
Demonstrable track record in leading and doing the right thing both in policy and ethical behavior.
Bipartisan attitude and effort in pooling ideas and working with all sides to find the best solutions.
Clearly, the convention floor was energized. I would say (as others have also said) that the presentation was not as strong as the content. I’d …
Well, it’s official. Barack Obama is now the first African American (am I supposed to still say that, or am I supposed to say “black” now? I can’t get this Political Correctness down right it seems) to be nominated by a major party for President, as long as you don’t include Warren Harding, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and Calvin Coolidge.
Oh, that list surprised you? If so, you may want to watch this video:
Regardless of whether the information in the video is true of not, Obama certainly IS the first person to receive the presidential nomination of a major party BECAUSE he is African American.
I am, in one regard, happy to see a person of color nominated. Witnessing an historic event …
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