by Ben Shapiro
On Wednesday, on the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations in which he called for ouster of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, Obama attempted to rally support for his airstrikes against Assad’s terrorist opposition. Taking on issues ranging from Iran to Russia, from Ukraine to Syria, from global warming to Ebola, Obama pledged to utilize American might in service to the United Nations, speaking grandly of the beauty and power of the world’s least effective and most morally bankrupt international institution.
Obama opened with a Dickensian world of Manichean opposites:
Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: we come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope. Read more at breitbart.com.
Maybe old Zeke should do himself and everyone else on the planet a favor and commit suicide on his 75th birthday!
By John Nolte
Last week, esteemed doctor and one of our ObamaCare Architect Overlords penned a column for the Atlantic that should win a Pulitzer Prize for passive-aggressive shaming. Although Emanuel claims that *he* doesn’t want to live past the age of 75, the article itself could have been a listicle titled, “Top 15 Reasons No One Over 75 Should Receive Healthcare.”
Emanuel even includes a monstrous but brightly colored graph that is meant to tell anyone over 75 that their “last contribution” to society likely occurred more than a decade ago.
The phrase “the banality of evil” gets bandied about a lot. Emanuel’s column, which in reality is a public service announcement meant to begin a debate about the way in which we prioritize healthcare, takes the prize in that department. Read more at breitbart.com.
After declaring war on the Tea Party and often showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Republicans to record gains in the 2010 midterm elections, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate this year because of the lack of enthusiasm for his establishment-approved candidates.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rove notes that even though Obama’s “job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican… each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is still in doubt.” Read more at breitbart.com.
In what has become the modus operandi of the progressive Republican party the citizenry are about to be nailed yet again over the next three days as the House caves in to Obama’s demands. Not only is Congress poised to deliver everything the tyrant wants it will also revert back to funding the feds with a continuing resolution thus turning its back on the hard won return last year to a real budgetary process. All because Harry Reid has let the budget presented by Congress to sit on his desk with no Senate action. Citizens, pull out your wallets and surrender your sovereignty – we’re in for a nasty, bumpy ride.
“House Republicans are poised to extend the Export-Import Bank’s charter well into next year, despite decrying the agency as an antiquated vestige of crony capitalism. They will fund the federal government until mid-December without much of a fight. And, most notably, they are rapidly moving toward giving the White House authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, despite deep misgivings about their ability to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and even deeper distrust of Obama’s foreign policy.”
Breaking: By Sharyl Attkisson, The Daily Signal
New Benghazi allegation puts spotlight on Hillary Clinton confidants, alleged after-hours document review.
As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Continue reading and watch videos at TheDailySignal.com.
In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes and 475 U.S. boots on the ground – but he also made a particular point of declaring that the Islamic State terrorists “are not Islamic.”
“Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” Obama said, speaking from the state floor of the White House residence. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.”
He added, “And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates. ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.” Read more at: www.wnd.com.
Nine months ago, Barack Obama gave an interview to David Remnick of The New Yorker after ISIS, the very accomplished and high-achieving Islamic killing machine in the Middle East, captured Fallujah, an Iraqi city for which many very good American soldiers had sacrificed their lives and limbs taking from Sunni jihadists in 2004.
Remnick asked Obama about al-Qaida’s resurgence in Iraq. Obama responded by suggesting to Remnick that he had, pretty much, personally killed Osama bin Laden three years earlier and, pretty much, singlehandedly “decimated” al-Qaida.
Remnick pointed out to Obama that since he had ordered U.S. military forces to leave Iraq the al-Qaida flag was now flying over Fallujah. ISIS, regarded as an al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq, had since taken over the city. Read more at: wnd.com.
- Hat tip: David Freddoso
As seen in the window of the World Bank bookstore.
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, President Obama acknowledged that playing golf just minutes after addressing the nation about the brutal beheading of Journalist James Foley was a mistake. But did he concede that this showed disrespect to the Foley family? No. Did he admit that this revealed his lack of empathy and compassion? No. So what was his mistake?
Instead he said that he should have anticipated that hitting the links on Martha’s Vineyard just minutes after making that speech would be bad “optics.” In other words, that it would look bad, that the media would make him look bad. So what did Obama do right after taping the Meet the Press interview? You guessed it, he went golfing for about four hours, motorcade and all. How about those optics?
In a new special, Fox News Reporting: 13 Hours in Benghazi, Anchor Bret Baier talks with three contractors who were there when it happened – boots on the ground, if you will. They talked about their experiences that night and how they are haunted by them to this day. And they spoke about how they were ready to respond within five minutes, but were ordered to “stand down.” They finally went in on their own against orders. These three brave men who were wounded that night strongly believe that lives would have been saved if they were allowed to act earlier and if the air support they called for had arrived.
The three are featured in a new book, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff to be released next week. This Fox News special will be shown again on: Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET and Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. ET
You may watch this special broken down into five parts below:
Since before Barack Obama took office, he has been boasting about how he would end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home.
But his obvious lack of foreign policy and military expertise led him to leave Iraq too soon, and to do so out of political expediency. The evacuation of our troops in Iraq should not be a political move, but what is deemed wisest for our country overall.
And whether you liked George W. Bush or hated him, he was right about one thing regarding Iraq – a withdrawal of troops that is too rushed could completely destroy all the progress made in making Iraq a stable country.
Obama ignored this piece of wisdom, and the consequences couldn’t be worse for the United States or for Iraq. Continue reading at: ConservativeTribune.com.
“Wouldn’t it be great for the world if I were president.” – Senator Obama, 2007
Just hours after ISIS Reportedly Beheaded a second American, Steven Sotloff, Megyn Kelly interviews Brit Hume on her Fox News show The Kelly File. In this two minute excerpt, they discuss then Senator Barack Obama’s Messianic statements made while campaigning for the Presidency, on November 21, 2007 on how he will win over the Muslim world.
Senator Obama: “…Well I truly believe that the day I’m inaugurated, not only does the country look at itself differently, but the world looks at America differently. If I’m reaching out to the Muslim world, they understand that I’ve lived in a Muslim country and I may be a Christian but I also can understand their point of view. I think that the world will have confidence that I am listening to them. That will ultimately make us safer…”
Obviously, things haven’t worked out quite that way.
You can watch the full 11 minute segment here.
A petition entitled: Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexico Imprisonment, was submitted to the White House on May 1, 2014. This is the marine who had just moved to San Diego to seek treatment for his PTSD. He had all of his possessions in his truck, including three U.S. legal firearms, when he reportedly took a wrong turn at the border and wound up in Mexico. He immediately called 911 and declared them to Mexican border agents, but he was arrested nevertheless.
On August 29th the White House finally responded to the petition. Although the threshold requiring a response from the White House is 100,000 signatures, it sat for months before they got around to it. It is interesting to note that there were 134,934 signatures as of that date.
The White House said that “U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have spoken to Mexican officials at the most highest levels regarding Mr. Tahmooressi’s case…” and that “Our goal is to see that Mr. Tahmooressi is treated fairly during the judicial process…”
Treated fairly? Fair treatment would be to let him go now and put an end to this charade. Nowhere in the White House response did I see any demands for Sgt. Tahmooressi’s immediate release nor any hint of consequences to Mexico if they drag this on and continue to hold him. But what I found the most upsetting about the White House statement was their repeatedly referring (four times) to this marine as Mr. Tahmooressi, as opposed to Sgt. Tahmooressi. This was a complete disregard of, and a slap in the face to his military service to our country. Very sad, but totally predictable of this administration. You may read the petition and the entire White House response here.
By Patrick Hawley
Boy, that ought to scare the beheadings right out of ISIS!
Kerry spent Labor Day enjoying himself while the Obama administration still admittedly has no strategy for dealing with the threat of ISIS in Iraq. Kerry was last seen kiteboarding in mid-August in Nantucket.
Kerry’s last documented work-related activity was seen in the pages of Saturday’s New York Times, in the form of an op-ed entitled “To Defeat Terror, We Need the World’s Help: The Threat of ISIS Demands A Global Coalition.”