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America’s Declining Influence in the Middle East

Our guest is Avi Melamed, an internationally acclaimed Middle East expert, a former Senior official on Arab Affairs and Intelligence, and the author of “Inside the Middle East. Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth.”      

“It took us 109 minutes to figure out how to defeat these murderous savages.”

Bill Whittle of PJ Media again. And spot-on as usual. The thing is, Whittle’s video is “overtly” about the Islamofascist terrorists of Al Qaida…and about how every strategic move made by the Bush Administration in answer to the 9/11 attacks worked brilliantly. So the video below made me think also about those who have had …

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Letter to the Editor – Professor Leo Sandy is wrong on all counts

His two Letter are after the jump – here is my Letter discussing his “points”: Leo Sandy may be “amused by writers who chide me for violating bad laws” but I’m reduced to guffaws at his latest letters attempts to not only re-write history but also declare what are enforceable laws and facts. For an …

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Email Doodlings – The wars may be ending, but will this wrong headed perception?

Obama has unilaterally ended the Iraq war (hmmm, didn’t he rail against that “Cowboy Unilateralist” Bush for making decisions on his own?) and is on his way in doing the same in Afghanistan.  And while I had some words about it here, this is not the thrust of this post.  Instead, it is this: Neo-cons …

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Obama owns it, now. Will he break it, later?

From Iraq (NY Times): BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq threatened on Wednesday to abandon an American-backed power-sharing government created a year ago, throwing the country’s fragile democracy into further turmoil just days after the departure of American troops and potentially tarnishing what has been cast as a major foreign policy achievement …

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Socialist Democrat Moles in Action

At CPAC this last weekend former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield was booed and heckled. It is said that the people doing this were "Ron Paul supporters." I don’t believe it. For one thing, Ron Paul is not stupid; he disapproves of such behavior. Secondly, such activity is suspiciously like what collectivists on the Left always do, trying to shut …

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