Tag: Osama bin Laden

Needed: Another Ronald Reagan Moment

The third, and final, presidential debate is tonight, and the topic is foreign policy. Most Americans, apparently, find the topic of lesser interest than domestic policy, yet is has a direct impact not only on pocketbook issues but our very survival as a nation. I guess what I’m saying is that we ought to be intensely interested in what transpires overseas. America has always been affected by the ideologies and actions of foreign nations. In our first decade, with George… Read more »

The Case Against Barack Obama: Foreign Policy

This is my fourth posting this week laying out the reasons why President Obama does not deserve reelection. I began with an evaluation of his worldview, moved to his character traits, and then showed how those applied to his domestic policies. If you missed those, I urge you to go back and read them. Today’s goal is to illuminate his foreign policy and—surprise—it once again reflects his worldview and character. Surely you recall the 2008 campaign when hope and change… Read more »

Ending the War on Terror Prematurely

Did you know the War on Terror is over? That’s what a senior State Department official said a couple of weeks ago. The White House rushed to control the damage from that statement. But seriously, does a senior State Department official say something like that without some encouragement from those at the top? Even if “The War on Terror Is Over” is not the “official” position of the Obama administration, there may be a reason for the State Department guy’s… Read more »

Avenger Obama Going “Forward”

I wrote a post a few days ago about the Obama campaign’s new slogan, “Forward.” It’s so ripe for parody, it’s almost too easy to do. Examples abound, many with the same theme: What were they thinking by promoting this slogan? The cartoonist Michael Ramirez may have figured it out: Obamacare is nowhere to be found in any current Obama ads. Wonder why? What does he have that he can tout? Well, one thing: Maybe you can get the T-shirt:… Read more »

A Hierarchy of Courage vs. a Partisan Political Ploy

President Obama seems to have stepped in it again. He has taken an event that should have been a uniting feature of the War on Terror—the killing of Osama bin Laden one year ago—and turned it into a partisan political ploy. A new ad has Bill Clinton—Bill Clinton, mind you—praising the courage and leadership of Obama as he made the decision to proceed with the raid that led to bin Laden’s death. Now, I’m not going to detract from the… Read more »

Blindness & Misplaced Empathy

The Arab Spring, so beloved by the media, is closer to the Islamist Ascendancy. Western blindness, as I’ve noted before, keeps us from recognizing the reality. In Egypt, the crowds listen to an imam who calls for the killing of all Jews. The streets erupt with jubilant agreement. Where are the reports of this? What is taking place in the Islamic world is the rise of the jihadists who want to kill us all. If you don’t think that’s the… Read more »

Stupid Is As Stupid Does?

I want to go on record as admiring former President Bush for not showing up at Ground Zero the other day when invited by President Obama. What it means is that Bush is not a narcissist—he doesn’t live for his own glory. He will be there on 9/11 this year to commemorate that fateful day ten years ago, but he didn’t use the death of bin Laden to crow about his own greatness. As for President Obama … For someone… Read more »