War

Notable Quote – Lt. Col Ralph Peters (ret.)

by Skip August 10, 2017

On a piece titled “Here’s how to take out North Korea’s nukes“, this caught my eye.  I believe it to be true (emphasis mine): …I fear we’ve forgotten what war means. That fear reached a peak a decade ago when American generals blithely repeated the indefensible claim that “counterinsurgency is warfare at the graduate-school level.” […]

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Get a Better Grip on the Convoluted War In Syria

by Steve MacDonald April 8, 2017

This video is from Ezra Klein and Vox, but it is worth watching. They do an excellent job of explaining the timeline and who is involved with whom for what apparent reasons. It also adds some interesting fuel to the Obama/Deep state Russian influence narrative: the US and Russia have been fighting on opposite sides of […]

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Democrats Are Losing Their War With Trump

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2017

From Investors Business Daily, Leaders in the Democratic Party probably should have thought twice before deciding to mount a scorched-earth campaign against President Trump. So far, they’ve failed to stop any of Trump’s picks, or gain public support for their cause. They have, however, succeeded in making themselves look unhinged. As we write this, not […]

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The Left Hates You

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2017

I watch and read and listen and am amused. People who previous to the nomination and election of Mr. Trump had never been permitted to see behind the media curtain are getting glimpses at the real left. They are angry, violent, hateful. “Innocent” bystanders are overwhelmed by the vitriol in social media and on the […]

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US, Allies Bomb 31 ISIS Targets on Jan 21st.

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2017

Mr. Trump takes Obama’s War Seriously. Hits dozens of ISIS targets on Day 1. (US DoD) SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 22, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported […]

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Is There A Price to Pay for Reaching Across the Cereal Aisle?

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2016

When confronted with people who do not believe as they do, Liberals screech, insult, intimidate, protest, boycott, threaten, and riot. Progressives use these tactics on individuals, groups, organizations, and corporations to advance their social issues agenda or to silence or punish opponents. Take no prisoners. Resistance is futile. Never stop even after you get your […]

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Another thought about 9/11 – the enemy gets a vote about this

by Skip September 11, 2016

Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe. … They forget that in time of danger, in the face […]

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Look, We Shrunk the Presidency

by Steve MacDonald June 15, 2016
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The American Spectator Though the competition for the distinction is stiff, I’d have to say that this afternoon’s pathetic exercise in excuse making and whining, when resolve and action are called for, is the most dishonest speech Barack Obama has made in all his years at 1600. And the most cringe-inducing. Obama trotted out all […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama’s (Partial) War Record

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2016
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Obama has had America at war longer, in more places, and bombed more countries, than that George Bush fellow. Courtesy of Rolling Stone. —2,499 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq so far under President Obama, according to the independent Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.

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The Moral Equivalent of War

by Steve MacDonald February 23, 2016
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We discuss the purpose of the war economy and the progressive moral equivalent of war, starting with Wilson, then examine what is happening today and consider why it still works.

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From the annals of “Be careful of what you wish for”: “Ready for what?! We’re ready for war!” the protesters chanted”

by Skip August 10, 2015

#Ferguson pic.twitter.com/XPKwgeYcse — Paul Hampel (@phampel) August 10, 2015 Ferguson protestors: flashpoint, they wish to create.  War, they wish to create.  They may well make somebody’s day by doing so. Won’t be theirs Jus’ saying…

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The “Police” ‘War’ on Black Men – Or Something….

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2015
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Warning.  Basic math skills required. From the Washington Post c/o FBI Crime data, H/T to Legal Insurrection

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Blood For Obama

by Steve MacDonald September 30, 2014
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I think this title is useful in these circumstances because if requires the left to come to terms with their entire worldview. White House Obama exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths. The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths […]

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Notable Quote – Jonah Goldberg – War! Huh!

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2014
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Cartoon – White House Tour

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2014
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How Many NH Democrats Fell For This One…

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2014
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I guess it all depends on what you mean by “Ended?” RT @BarackObama: President Obama kept his promise to end the war in Iraq: pic.twitter.com/pQlzux9q — The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) November 6, 2012   Twichy

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Obama on Taking Vacations and Who ‘Ended’ the War in Iraq

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2014
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It’s a two-fer from the best-est, dreamiest-est, presidential president ever…or something. First – ‘Obama vows not to take vacations if elected president’  c/o Ace. Via Weasel Zippers.   Second – ‘I promised to end the war in Iraq and did, uuuuh, actually that was the government of Iraq, uhhh – al Maliki did it, just […]

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I bet that thin-skinned Obama doesn’t like the ridicule he’s now getting

by Skip June 12, 2014

We’ve seen this before – but that’s the problem with Progressives – no sense of history and repercussions in trying to repeat it with success.  And it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious.  You know, with Ramadi, Fallujah, Mosul, and Tikrit falling to Al Qaeda style affiliates (hey, they’re ALL jihadi Islamists, Obama!), […]

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“War is when…”

by Skip April 6, 2014

As in the NH Constitution, Article 10? (H/T: Jerry)

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NH State Senator Repubs approved Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion – The Fallout Begins

by Skip March 6, 2014

FIRST!  We applaud those that stood tall and voted against the Morse / Bradley Medicaid  Expansion bill: NH State Senator Andy Sanborn, NH State Senator John Reagan, NH State Senator Sam Cataldo, NH State Senator Sharon Carson, and NH State Senator Russell Prescott. We’ve been writing for a while that we absolutely believe that if […]

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I guess Senator John Cornyn didn’t hear what former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio just said.

by Skip October 24, 2013

As a reminder, this is what LaTourette said about the TEA Partyp types: “Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” Hmm,  does THAT sound like “Kumbaya” to you?  Me neither.  And I learned a long time ago, somebody who threatens to do that needs to be addressed […]

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If you follow these rules, you may want some time for reflection…

by Skip October 22, 2013

‘Grok friend John Hawkins has a new column over at Townhall that outlines the 10 most essential rules that you have to follow if you want to be an “Establishment Republican” (other than blue blazers for men and pearl necklaces for women): 1) There is nothing ever worth fighting for except Democrat policies: If you’re […]

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Meme of the day – Red Lines

by Susan Olsen September 14, 2013

H/T Powerline  

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Prager University – ‘Why America Invaded Iraq.’

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2013
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From Prager University: Why did America invade Iraq in 2003? The decision was controversial, but the reason was both clear and compelling. Renowned British historian, Andrew Roberts, explains.

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Data Point – Do we need a bake sale for Dept of Defense?

by Skip September 8, 2013

Years ago, one of the Left’s favorite bumper sticker said that they would have achieved their goal when instead of schools having bake sales, the Department of Defense had to have one.  The idea was also summed up by the phrase “Make Love Not War”.  Now, education, peace, and love are nice things, important things […]

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OFA – It Isn’t Just For “Electing” Democrats.

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2013
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As failure to support Al Qaida  rebels in Syria seems likely from Congress the White House is ‘flooding the zone.’ Politico Earlier Wednesday, another White House official told POLITICO that the administration had contacted no less than 125 House members and 60 senators — or a little more than one-third of Congress — in the […]

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So, what’s the difference between then and now?

by Skip September 4, 2013

Jeanne Shaheen – living a “Live Shot” Kerry moment?  Let’s see, Saddam used chemicals, so did Assad.  The President said “They have WMDs and we can’t let them fall into the hands of terrorists”, and so did the  President “Failing to take action against Assad’s regime and their use of chemical weapons poses a real […]

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I never Realized How Cool Wars Could Be Until…

by Steve MacDonald September 3, 2013
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Twitchy

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Meme of the morning

by Susan Olsen September 1, 2013

H/T Instapundit

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AFP – Remembering Andrew Breitbart.

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2013

March 01, 2013 A year ago today we were stunned by the loss of the prolific, insightful and passionate new-media general Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart’s persona was larger than life and his impact far greater than any circumstance. It is fitting then that his zany style and online ferocity effectively converted an army of thousands, each […]

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