Archive for the ‘Iraq’ Category

Saturday Morning Roundup

March 14, 2009

Remember how our Dear Leader was supposed to be “Ready to Rule on Day One?” Too bad nobody is home at the White House.

52 days in office, 52 Mistakes

Don Surber points out the fundamental dishonesty
of the Victim Disarmament Lobby:

A New York Times editorial blames America’s gun lobby for 11 deaths in Alabama — but ignores 16 deaths in “gun free” Germany on the same day.

Charles Krauthammer points out that it is George W. Bush, not Barack Hussein Obama, who was intellectually rigorous on medical ethics and science.

The supposed problem of “nuclear waste” is entirely the result of a the decision in 1976 by President Gerald Ford to suspend reprocessing, which President Jimmy Carter made permanent in 1977.

U.S. Jet Shoots Down Iranian Drone Over Iraq

Welcome to ObamaWorld. Our Dearl Leader’s Justice Department is investigating an Arizona Sheriff for actually the Enforcing Immigration Laws the federal government won’t.

University of Chicago to review Michelle Obama effort of shunt patients to other hospitals


Obama, Geithner Get Low Grades From Economists


Washington Establishment concluding Obama in over his head

Meanwhile in Iraq…

October 17, 2008

Another sure sign of the massive success the Surge Senator John McCain supported (and Barak Hussein Obama voted against) is the fact that the US Marines are pulling out of the Anbar province (including the city of Fallujah) because the violence levels are so low.

Obama’s Chicago

September 4, 2008

“Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over Summer. Total Is About Double The Death Toll In Iraq.”

Barak Obama should be calling for the US to pull out of Chicago.

What else did Biden get wrong

August 29, 2008

Add to the list his plan to break up Iraq.

Biden got it backwards

August 28, 2008

Rob points out that Biden was dead wrong in his speech last night.

I got to thinking about that line and I began to wonder: What, exactly, has Obama been right about and McCain been wrong about?

It’s sort of hard to compare the two Senators because one has been in the Senate for decades and the other hasn’t even been there for a full term yet, but there is one major issue we can compare the two on: Iraq. And in that comparison it’s actually McCain that comes out on top.

Think about it. Obama declared the war lost over a year ago. He opposed the surge saying that it not only wouldn’t work but that it would also make conditions in Iraq worse. In the primaries, when Obama was campaigning against fellow Democrats who had voted in favor the war (like Hillary Clinton and, ahem, Joe Biden) he made a big deal about opposing the war from day one and ending the war as soon as possible upon entering office.

He was wrong about all of that. The war in Iraq has not been lost. In fact, we’re now all but victorious in the conflict. The surge strategy didn’t make things worse in Iraq. Instead it was a rousing success. And had Obama gotten his way and we’d given up on Iraq back when he wanted to we wouldn’t be seeing the victory in the war we’re seeing now.

McCain, on the other hand (and for all his faults on other issues), has been largely right on the war. He supported the surge. He’s opposed Democrat defeatism. Even when things looked dark in Iraq he didn’t abandon his position on the war even though, at the time, it might have been politically convenient.

In short, on Iraq, Obama was dead wrong and McCain was right.

Color me not suprised.

July 22, 2008

According Rasmussen polls:

“The belief that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the fall campaign has grown by five percentage points over the past month.”

“A separate survey released this morning also found that 50% of voters believe most reporters want to make the economy seem worse than it is. A plurality believes that the media has also tried to make the war in Iraq appear worse that it really is.”

The press is so in the tank for Obama, that even some of the press is starting to bitch about it. Such as Andrea Mitchell referring to the “fake interviews” with Barak H. Obama in Iraq.

The ever shifting policies of Barak H. Obama

July 19, 2008

Barak Obama has always been at war with Eastasia.

Heads should roll at ABC over this…

July 11, 2008

…but they won’t. From Right Wing Dog,

This from Major General (ret) Buckman

My niece, Katelyn, stationed at Baluud , Iraq was assigned, with others of her detachment, to be escort/guard/ watcher for Martha Raddatz of ABC News as she covered John McCain’s recent trip to Iraq

Katelyn and her Captain stood directly behind Raddatz as she queried GI’s walking past. They kept count of the GI’s and you should remember these numbers. She asked 60 GI’s who they planned to vote for in November. 54 said John McCain, 4 for Obama and 2 for Hillary.

Katelyn called home and told her Mom and Dad to watch ABC news the next night because she was standing directly behind Raddatz and maybe they’d see her on TV. Mom and Dad of course, called and emailed all the kinfolk to watch the newscast and maybe see Katelyn.

Well, of course, we all watched and what we saw wasn’t a glimpse of Katelyn, but got a hell’uva view of skewed news. After a dissertation on McCain’s trip and speech, ABC showed 5 GI’s being asked by Raddatz how they were going to vote in November; 3 for Obama and 2 for Clinton .. No mention of the 54 for McCain.

HT to Red State

What you aren’t reading in the New York Times.

July 7, 2008

There are some news the editors of the far left liberal New York Times doesn’t want Americans to know.
Thankfully, the British press doesn’t have a problem with reporting it.
From the Times Online:

After being forced from its strongholds in the west and centre of Iraq in the past two years, Al-Qaeda’s dwindling band of fighters has made a defiant “last stand” in the northern city of Mosul.

A huge operation to crush the 1,200 fighters who remained from a terrorist force once estimated at more than 12,000 began on May 10.

Operation Lion’s Roar, in which the Iraqi army combined forces with the Americans’ 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, has already resulted in the death of Abu Khalaf, the Al-Qaeda leader, and the capture of more than 1,000 suspects.

…Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister, who has also led a crackdown on the Shi’ite Mahdi Army in Basra and Baghdad in recent months, claimed yesterday that his government had “defeated” terrorism.

Hmmm…once again it looks like McCain was exactly right on the troop surge in Iraq and Barak H. Obama was completely and utterly wrong.

HT to AoSHQ

Iraq Progress "Astonishing"

July 3, 2008

Damn, if the German publication Der Spiegel can admit it, and that rag is so far to the left it makes make Keith “Bathtub Boy” Olbermann look like Rush, way can’t the New York Times, the Washington Post, Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid fess up?

HT to Ace.