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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Obama & U.S. Credibility 

The apparent chemical attack in Syria and the recent shutdown of America's Middle East embassies starkly demonstrate the meltdown of Obama's leadership and America's credibility in the region. 

French and Israeli intelligence reports indicate that this was a real chemical attack against Syrian civilians and not a contrived event by the Syrian opposition. But an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council yesterday yielded little but a tepid statement. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The No Accountability Administration 

As you know, four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, were killed on September 11, 2012, during a series of attacks against our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. An independent commission, led by former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, blasted Hillary Clinton's State Department for "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies." 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Obama's Weak Response 

I have no illusions that Americans are sitting around kitchen tables fretting over U.S. policy toward Egypt. But events in the Middle East can have tremendous implications for the everyday lives of folks on Main Street, U.S.A. And today's headlines once again demonstrate how the White House is making a mess of the Middle East.

There is a lot of irony here given that Obama launched his presidency with a major address in Cairo, Egypt, that sought to re-orient U.S. foreign policy after the Bush years. Now Cairo is gripped by chaos. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Jihadists Target Egypt's Christians 

The chaos that has gripped Cairo since the removal of Muslim Brother President Mohamed Morsi spread throughout Egypt this weekend. The death toll from the violence surged past 800. This morning Islamist militants executed more than two dozen police recruits in the Sinai Peninsula. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Nixon & Obama

Reasonable conservatives can disagree on the best strategy for dealing with Obamacare or the best approach to immigration reform. But regardless of the approach one may favor, few would entertain solutions that circumvent the Constitution.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ashton Kutcher A Cultural Conservative? 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Israel’s Tilted Negotiating Table 

Two things have happened in the last week in the lead up to talks between Israel and the Palestinians that illustrate why negotiations are unlikely to produce peace. First, under pressure from the Obama administration, the Israeli government announced that it will release 104 Palestinian prisoners. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

“Painstaking Research And A Ruthless Attitude” 

GOP Washington elites are still trying to figure out how Barack Obama, with the burden of a terrible economy, managed to win reelection against the establishment’s choice, Mitt Romney. A new book byWashington Post reporter Dan Balz entitled “Collision 2012” contains some of the answers. 

Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan reviewed the book in the weekend Wall Street Journal. Her column and the book should be required reading if the GOP is going to learn anything in time for 2014 and 2016. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Obama's Demagoguery 

President Obama held a rare White House press conference Friday afternoon in which he actually took a few questions from reporters. Asked to explain his unlawful delay in implementing parts of Obamacare, the president lashed out at Republicans with his usual demagoguery. Here's what Obama said: 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Obama Gets Tough In Middle East 

The Obama Administration is getting tough with countries in the Middle East, but unfortunately it is cracking down on our allies rather than our enemies.