Tag: Afghanistan

Mr. President, Let Me Introduce You to the Men Who Fought the Taliban from Horseback

Mr. President, Let Me Introduce You to the Men Who Fought the Taliban from Horseback

| October 23, 2012 | Reply

Monday night, Mitt Romney noted that our Navy is at its smallest strength since 1917. The President responded thusly: “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916…Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military’s changed. We had these things […]

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Jimmie at Hot Air: Afghani Tomfoolery and GOP State Domination

Jimmie at Hot Air: Afghani Tomfoolery and GOP State Domination

| November 24, 2010 | 1 Reply

Over at Hot Air today, I wrote a couple posts about stories that, to be honest, should have been bigger news but, for whatever reason, just weren’t. First up, the story of how a man pretending to be a high-ranking member of the Taliban managed to fool the Afghan government and a bunch of western […]

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They Sing the Policy Obama, But Not All That Well

They Sing the Policy Obama, But Not All That Well

| December 2, 2009 | Reply

Remember that 18-month deadline the President set for our troops to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan? He seemed pretty definitive about it when he said, “After 18 months, our troops will begin to come home”. And he reinforced that later when he added a specific month. Taken together, these additional American and international troops will allow […]

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If Last Night’s Speech Confused You, Don’t Worry. The President Probably Wasn’t Talking to You.

If Last Night’s Speech Confused You, Don’t Worry. The President Probably Wasn’t Talking to You.

| December 2, 2009 | 1 Reply

Last night, Barack Obama gave the speech he has been dreading since he took the Oath of Office, the one he put off as long as he possibly could. He had to stand in front of his progressive left-wing base and tell them that he was actually going to keep one campaign promise they had probably expected, […]

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Were I a Soldier Right Now, I’d Be A Little Worried

Were I a Soldier Right Now, I’d Be A Little Worried

| October 4, 2009 | 6 Replies

At least “don’t ask; don’t tell” opponents can take solace that they’re not last on the Presidential priority list. That position is reserved for General Stanley McChrystal. Last weekend, McCrystal informed America that his Commander in Chief, who set him in charge of all the forces in that the President called the “central front” in […]

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I Guess When the President Said “Struggle Against Terrorism”, He Meant “Distraction from Obamacare”?

I Guess When the President Said “Struggle Against Terrorism”, He Meant “Distraction from Obamacare”?

| September 28, 2009 | 3 Replies

Another urgent threat to global security is the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is the central front in our enduring struggle against terrorism and extremism. There, as in the Middle East, we must understand that we cannot deal with our problems in isolation. … Going forward, we must set clear priorities in pursuit […]

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A Shoe is an Emblem but a Murder by an Islamist is an Isolated Event

A Shoe is an Emblem but a Murder by an Islamist is an Isolated Event

| December 15, 2008 | Reply

The left side of the blogosphere is dancing around this AP article about the Iraqi shoe-throwing journalist and how he is being hailed as a hero and is emblematic of Bush-hatred in the Middle East. Which leads me to a question. When an Islamist kills a few people and screams “Allah Ackbar” when he does […]

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The War on Terror Began Where, Again?

The War on Terror Began Where, Again?

| December 1, 2008 | 1 Reply

There was a paragraph in P-E Obama’s remarks today that caught my attention. It shows, in just a couple sentences, that when it comes to foreign policy, he’s pretty darned clueless. As I said throughout the campaign, I will be giving Secretary Gates and our military a new mission as soon as I take office: […]

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Thank You, Mr. President, for Holding Fast to Your Values

Thank You, Mr. President, for Holding Fast to Your Values

| November 28, 2008 | Reply

Though I’ve not liked a lot of what President Bush has done, this statement endears me to him greatly. “I would like to be a person remembered as a person who, first and foremost, did not sell his soul in order to accommodate the political process. I came to Washington with a set of values, […]

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Eight Islamists Still Not Equal to One U.S. Marine

Eight Islamists Still Not Equal to One U.S. Marine

| November 25, 2008 | Reply

What happens when 250 Islamists soldiers decide to ambush 50 U.S. Marines? A lot of dead Islamists. Our Marines killed 50 of them and sustained no serious injuries. One Marine accounted for twenty of those kills all by himself and stopped the ambush cold. “During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized […]

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