More Obama Contradictions

Caroline Glick gets to the essence of the incoherence of what Obama says about Israel: His repeated assertions of his commitment to Israel’s security were repeatedly contradicted by the policies he wishes to adopt if elected. On the one hand he opposes permitting Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, but on the other hand, he insists that the way to make this happen is to sit … Continue reading More Obama Contradictions

What You Won’t See in The New York Times

John McCain’s editorial on Iraq, that is. Here it is: In January 2007, when General David Petraeus took command in Iraq, he called the situation “hard” but not “hopeless.” Today, 18 months later, violence has fallen by up to 80% to the lowest levels in four years, and Sunni and Shiite terrorists are reeling from a string of defeats. The situation now is full of … Continue reading What You Won’t See in The New York Times

Bipartisanship, Part I

Barack Obama has promised a new kind of politics that transcends the divisions of the past. But, until the obfuscations of the past couple of weeks, there’s not a single issue on which he has deviated from the left wing of the Democratic party. Still, conversations with friends of mine who are Democrats convince me that there is room for bipartisan cooperation on a number … Continue reading Bipartisanship, Part I

If You’re Going to Rattle Your Sabre…

…you ought to make sure it’s in working order. Iran tested missiles that can reach Israel, releasing a photograph of a successful launch. Oops! Only three of the missiles actually fired. That doesn’t make for a very impressive front-page photograph! So, what to do? Photoshop to the rescue! Kudos to Charles Johnson for figuring it out. Continue reading If You’re Going to Rattle Your Sabre…

FARCing Us All

Mary O’Grady reports on FARC’s claiming to have the Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, in their pocket: That plan flopped, but Mr. Chavez had other cards up his sleeve. One involved Ms. Cordoba, who is currently under investigation by the Colombian attorney general for ties to the FARC. She figures prominently in the captured rebel documents, and is notoriously close to Mr. Chávez. … Continue reading FARCing Us All

Iraq’s Facts

Jennifer Rubin reports on a Brookings Institution briefing on the current situation in Iraq, which seems to be improving dramatically. Pollack echoed these observations, saying that “The headline was the emergence of Iraqi security forces.” He explained that the fundamental shift from Americans leading with Iraqis in support to Iraqis leading not just “hold” but “clear” operations is now “well underway.” He observes that sectarian … Continue reading Iraq’s Facts

The Balance of Power

Barack Obama seems willing to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, while eliminating American missile defense plans and seeking to eliminate the American nuclear arsenal: “…I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems…. “Third, I will set a goal … Continue reading The Balance of Power