Category: Our Foreign Policy

Laser Ship. Laser Ship! LASER SHIP!!

Laser Ship. Laser Ship! LASER SHIP!!

| April 11, 2013 | Reply

Two years ago, I wrote this about the U.S. Navy’s plan to develop ship-mounted lasers that could light other ships on fire and shoot missiles from the air. That, folks, is not the best part of this story. I know it may seem like it is, what the the images you now have in your […]

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What in the Heck is Going on with the Chuck Hagel Nomination?

What in the Heck is Going on with the Chuck Hagel Nomination?

| February 14, 2013 | Reply

Earlier today, I tweeted this: I admit, I don’t understand anything about the Hagel nomination. The whole thing confuses and enrages me. I’m like the Hulk here. — Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) February 14, 2013 A little explanation is in order. Normally, a Cabinet nominee has distinguished themselves in the field for which they’ve been nominated. Steven […]

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Put Strings on Our Money and Free the World

Put Strings on Our Money and Free the World

| September 29, 2012 | Reply

I approve of this wholeheartedly. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoman blocked the move, saying it warrants further review. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, said the State Department had notified Congress of plans to move the money […]

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Let Us Transmit this Information to the Voting Booths

Let Us Transmit this Information to the Voting Booths

| March 26, 2012 | Reply

Let me recount to you the history of the Obama administration’s dealings with Russia. He sent Hillary Clinton with  a “reset” button to Russia to assure them that they would not deal with the russian government with nearly as firm a hand as previous administrations. Unfortunately, they misspelled “reset” and the gesture made them look […]

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Don't Want Our Troops? No Worries. We'll Leave!

Don't Want Our Troops? No Worries. We'll Leave!

| August 12, 2011 | 1 Reply

I had an idea as I read this post by Stephen Green about how our 5th Fleet may soon have to leave its base in Bahrain. See, apparently there’s a bit of governmental turmoil there and we can’t be sure our base will remain safe from attack by, well, let’s just call them it the […]

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I Don't Even Think The President Looked Up the Word "Fight" in a Dictionary

I Don't Even Think The President Looked Up the Word "Fight" in a Dictionary

| June 17, 2011 | Reply

We have a law called the War Powers Act. It says, essentially, that the President can hop in that boss muscle car we call the United States Military and take it for a spin pretty much any time he wants, but if he’s going to take it on a long trip, he has to come […]

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President Obama's Foreign Policy: In the Rear with the Gear

President Obama's Foreign Policy: In the Rear with the Gear

| April 25, 2011 | Reply

Both Mollie Hemingway and Paula Gardner noticed something very curious about a description of President Obama’s leadership style in a recent New Yorker article. Obama’s reluctance to articulate a grand synthesis “has alienated both realists and idealists,” Lizza writes. However, he “may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine.” One of Obama’s advisers describes his […]

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Run ‘Stache Run: John Bolton for Veep?

Run ‘Stache Run: John Bolton for Veep?

| September 9, 2010 | Reply

I don’t know that he’d win, but if John Bolton made a serious run for the 2012 Republican nomination, it would make the race very interesting. Bolton, a sometimes controversial diplomat who served as ambassador to the U.N. from August 2005 through December 2006 for then-President George W. Bush, flirted with the idea of challenging […]

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The Little Honduras That Could

The Little Honduras That Could

| December 1, 2009 | 2 Replies

Well, good on them. Defying a boycott plea by deposed President Manuel Zelaya, Hondurans flocked to the polls in unexpectedly large numbers Sunday to hand a convincing victory to Porfirio Pepe Lobo Sosa of the opposition National Party. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) at 9:20 p.m. EST gave Mr. Lobo, 61, 315,963 votes (52.7 percent […]

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Distorting Honduran History at the New York Times

Distorting Honduran History at the New York Times

| November 28, 2009 | 1 Reply

I’m having a hard time deciding whether this article in the New York Times is dishonest or just biased toward the Obama Administration’s point of view. The author purports to be critical of the administrations vacillations toward the situation in Honduras, but clearly she’s in the tank on the administration’s approved explanation about what happened […]

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