These are ominous and concerning times

by Dan Lucas These are very disquieting times. North Korea is believed to be conducting hydrogen bomb testing and has successfully launched a missile capable of reaching the United States – breaking many U.N. Security Council resolutions in doing so. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Benghazi, Federal Budget, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, North Korea | 18 Comments

Apologists for Islamic extremists are misguided

by Dan Lucas The world has been rocked again by another violent attack by Islamic extremists. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed credit for the recent horrific coordinated attacks in Paris that killed at least 130 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Iraq, Islam, John Kerry, President Obama, Terrorism | 22 Comments

Lessons of 9/11: Iran nuke deal a bad idea

by Lars Larson America marks the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks today even as the President of the United States celebrates the deal that paves the way to nuclear weapons in Iran. Now that should make you pause. Have … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:06 | Posted in Iran, Iraq, John Kerry, President Obama, Terrorism | 10 Comments

Obama’s Incompetence Is Losing Iraq

Last week the Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State (ISIS) forces despite the numerical superiority of the Iraqi armed forces. USA Today reported: “Iraqi security forces fled Ramadi without putting up a fight, despite holding as much … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Individual Responsiblity, Iraq, Islam, Leadership, President Obama | 13 Comments

America has become a feckless ally

by Dan Lucas In 1945 the United States and its allies defeated imperialist Japan and NAZI Germany. At great cost and after great sacrifice the Allies stopped these two aggressor nations who had been committing horrific atrocities across the globe … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Foreign Relations, Iraq, Military, Terrorism | 2,109 Comments

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

Confronting the Islamic State in Spite of Obama

In the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s monumental gaffe admitting that he did not have a strategy for dealing with the Islamic State terrorists in Syria, America’s pundits have had a field day. They are roughly divided into two camps … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Iran, Iraq, Leadership, President Obama, Syria | 18 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

Iraq: The Epic Failure of Incompetence and Naivete

There are no good choices remaining for dealing with the collapse of Iraq and the ensuing brutality those people will now suffer – particularly the women. Five and one-half years of ineptitude, inaction and incredible naivete by President Barack Obama … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Hillary Clinton, Iran, Iraq, Liberalism, President Obama | 313 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

America’s New Royalty

America’s New Royalty Tuesday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal carried an article confirming that Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney had withdrawn from the Republican primary for the United States Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mike … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Ethics, Individual Responsiblity, Iraq, Leadership, McCain, President Obama, Voting | 306 Comments

With Syria we’re 100 bad decisions down the road

by Dan Lucas There’s been a great deal of criticism of President Obama’s handling of Syria lately, including by members of the media who are usually his cheerleaders. The real problem with Syria, though, is that we’re about 100 bad … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Iran, Iraq, Israel, President Obama, Syria, Terrorism | 1,336 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

A Naïve President and a Nuclear Armed Iran

The so-called Arab Spring began in the middle of December, 2010. Its inauspicious beginning arose from a Muslim fanatic in Tunisia that was so offended by being slapped by a woman police officer that he set himself on fire in … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Iran, Iraq, Leadership, President Obama, Terrorism, Uncategorized | 371 Comments

The Courage in Killing Bin Laden?

President Barack Obama is out taking his victory lap on the killing of master terrorist, Usama Bin Laden. That despite his promise of one year ago (May 4, 2011) in an interview with CBS’ Steve Kroft to “not spike the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Iraq, Leadership, President Obama, Terrorism | 1,764 Comments

Iraq: A Massive Failure of Understanding

Right From the Start This past weekend brought the close of the Iraqi war – at least our participation in it. When the history of the war is written, it will focus on two enormous mistakes. Both mistakes cost us … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Iraq, President Obama, Terrorism | 1,959 Comments

Peace protest planned in downtown Portland today

By NW Spotlight A peace protest, “marking 20 years of U.S. war on Iraq”, is planned in downtown Portland today, starting at 4:30 pm at SW 3rd and Madison, and it will include a sidewalk march across the Hawthorne Bridge. The … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:59 | Posted in Iraq | 1,558 Comments

Oregonians: Can You Handle the Truth?

By Representative John Huffman

The session ended June 29th and for virtually every Oregonian, that was not a day too soon. The old adage really is true that “your money is not safe as long as the legislature is in session”.On the House floor and in private meetings with leadership, I was told the same thing that the rest of Oregon was told, “We are facing a $4 billion deficit and our state revenue will be down.” We were told that, “drastic cuts were necessary to balance the 2009-2011 budget.” We were told, “Taxes must be raised to offset the state’s projected Decline in revenue.” This is the story that Oregonians in and out of the legislature have been told for the past 6 months.

Here is a much different story””the truth about those specific numbers:

Posted by at 06:00 | Posted in Iraq | 4,530 Comments

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