Category: Alliances and Allies

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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The Delivery Presents – I Don't Often Sound the Horn of Outrage, But…

The Delivery Presents – I Don't Often Sound the Horn of Outrage, But…

| June 22, 2011 | 3 Replies

I covered quite a a bit of ground in Episode 99 (AKA: The Big Gretzky!) but by far, the most important part of the whole show is in the second half of the first segment. Listen to the whole show, of course, then send it to your friends and family and get them to subscribe […]

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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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After the President's Libya Speech, I Still Have Questions

After the President's Libya Speech, I Still Have Questions

| March 29, 2011 | Reply

Last night, President Obama did his best impression of an embarrassed schoolboy handing in a two-week late term paper he hastily finished the night before and told us what he thinks we’re doing in Libya and why Operation Air Quotes is the right thing. You can read the speech here and determine for yourself if […]

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An Exit Strategy That's Not an Exit Strategy for A War That's Not A War

An Exit Strategy That's Not an Exit Strategy for A War That's Not A War

| March 24, 2011 | 4 Replies

Sunday, I wrote a post titled “To Heck With an Exit Strategy, Can the President Tell Us His Entry Strategy for Libya?”. When I wrote that, I thought surely President would have such a strategy for whatever the heck it is he’s doing in Libya, considering the Democratic Party’s obsession with the phrase “exit strategy” […]

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Welcome to Britain, Where Death Stalks You at Every Turn

Welcome to Britain, Where Death Stalks You at Every Turn

| February 9, 2011 | 2 Replies

If you read British newspapers, and thanks to the miracle of RSS, I do, England may be the most dangerous country in the world. If the roving gangs of “Asian youth” or crowds of spoiled rioters ticked that they have to pay a little more for their mostly-subsidized college educations don’t get you, you can […]

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Government-Run Health Care Leaves Over 13,000 Elderly Malnourished

Government-Run Health Care Leaves Over 13,000 Elderly Malnourished

| December 6, 2010 | 1 Reply

This is monstrous. The number of patients becoming malnourished in hospital has doubled in just three years. Official figures show that a record 13,500 patients fell victim to some form of nutritional deficiency last year. Most are frail and elderly pensioners who are simply ‘left to starve’ because they are too weak to feed themselves. […]

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A Very Happy Birthday, Margaret Thatcher

A Very Happy Birthday, Margaret Thatcher

| October 13, 2010 | 7 Replies

Today is Margaret Thatcher’s 85th birthday and I would like to wish her only the best of health and the brightest of days. She’s been ill for far too long and I pray God would give her a few easy years before she leaves this world. She was the greatest British Prime Minister of my […]

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Messiah Fever: Catch It!

Messiah Fever: Catch It!

| August 1, 2010 | Reply

What is it with world leaders and Messianic Complexes? You expect such delusion out of petty tyrants like Hugo Chavez or Mad Mahmoud — megalomania is pretty much baked right into tyranny. On the other hand, it’s more than a little unusual when expressed by a President or a mostly-powerless Western monarch. I guess heroic […]

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This is an Ex-Party…err…Parrot!

This is an Ex-Party…err…Parrot!

| July 30, 2010 | 3 Replies

I’ve seen more than a few clips of Lady Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches. This one, by far, is my favorite. She drove a well-placed dagger into the heart of the opposition party with perfect timing and just the right note of sarcasm. I suspect she would have made a mean comedienne. After you’re finished laughing, […]

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