Mr. Obama, It’s Time to Go

  A recent CNN poll found that sixty-one percent of Americans opposed “boots on the ground” in the battle against the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS). Count me as one of those in the sixty-one percent. Yes, I am opposed … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Benghazi, Iran, Iraq | 27 Comments

Can Obama Reset Our Foreign Policy?

This weekend’s Meet the Press edition brought a remarkable comment from the network that is President Barack Obama’s chief apologist. The assertion was that the train wreck that is Mr. Obama’s foreign policy is to be expected as America searches … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Economy, Individual Responsiblity, Iraq, President Obama | Tagged | 770 Comments

Bowe Bergdahl and the Lawless President

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, President Barack Obama announced the exchange of five senior Taliban terrorists for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the lone American prisoner of war in the Afghanistan war. In doing so he violated the National Defense Authorization Act … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Benghazi, Geithner, Leadership, President Obama, Terrorism | 22 Comments

The Crimea: What Would You Do Different?

We were at a gathering last week and the discussion moved from the plight of Malaysian Airline Flight 370 to the fiasco in the Crimea.  As the discussion evolved and criticism of President Barack Obama rose, someone (probably one of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Individual Responsiblity, Iraq, Leadership, President Obama | 26 Comments

Ukraine: Another Foreign Policy Failure by Obama

It is difficult to determine which is more tragic: Justin Bieber trying to act like a “hardass” to prove he is grown up, or President Barack Obama trying to act resolute to prove he is a world leader on the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Leadership, President Obama, Syria | 33 Comments

A War Without Resolve

In his recent book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War” former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates provided distinctive observations about President Barack Obama’s conduct of the war in Afghanistan: “[Obama] didn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Iraq, Leadership, Military, President Obama | 495 Comments

Fixing Obamacare

Last week, the stock market incurred its largest weekly drop since 2011.  Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistic released its latest figures showing that the labor force participation rate (the ratio between those having jobs and the total available … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Benghazi, Economy, Government Regulation, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama | 16 Comments

Life was simpler under George W. Bush

by NW Spotlight Remember when George W. Bush was president? Back then, it was a simpler time. When something went wrong, you knew who to blame. War overseas? Bush’s fault, even if Congress voted overwhelmingly in support. War casualties? Bush’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:20 | Posted in Afghanistan, Federal Budget, Media, President Obama | 630 Comments

Backing Away From the Syrian “Red Line”

On March 21, 2013, President Barack Obama stated without reservation: “We will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, or the transfer of those weapons to terrorists.” Most everyone who has watched Mr. Obama make and … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, McCain, President Obama, Syria | 6,954 Comments

Afghanistan: It’s Well Past Time to Leave

On Monday, there was a flurry of coverage over a speech by President Hamid Karzai, the nominal leader of Afghanistan in which he declared that the United States was coordinating with the Taliban to demonstrate the weakness of the Afghan … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, President Obama, Terrorism | 32 Comments

Portland to Afghanistan: soldier honors 4 fallen

by Jordan Rede Like most days during the winter, little more than the thought of keeping warm was ever on our minds. At almost 7,000 ft of elevation in Afghanistan, a simple walk up a hill could leave you breathless … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan | 3,340 Comments

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