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Do You Believe in the Truth, Fairey?

Do You Believe in the Truth, Fairey?

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“Help us Obama Won Kenya Be….you’re our only Hope.” Remember Shepard Fairey? He’s the one responsible for that drab Obama Socialist Realism Art seen everywhere during Senator Obama’s presidential campaigning. Fairey’s another one of those disillusioned progressives further to the left of President Obama who put all his poker chips into gambling on the candidate… Read more »

Did President Obama Just Deliver a Political Memorial Day Speech?

Did President Obama Just Deliver a Political Memorial Day Speech?

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Someone tell me that it’s just my ODS-ometer going off and he didn’t really just inject a political point into his Arlington speech, as if he’s still campaigning: President Obama highlighted the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan during his annual Memorial Day speech in Arlington, Va. on Monday, casting it as a historic time of remembrance… Read more »

By Michael Totten

Memorializing Our Fallen in Ramadi

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Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: “The city itself is not symbolic is… Read more »

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Chris Matthews Plays Hardball with Mike Morrell

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Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell has been making his rounds in the media, promoting his new book. Earlier this week, he appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews; and the Iraq war critics have been salivating over this “Aha! Gotcha!” moment: Host Chris Matthews asked Morell about a statement Cheney made in 2003: “We know… Read more »

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The “False Narrative” of the Feinstein Report is a Dark Stain on America’s Image

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Lawfare Blog: Following an American special forces raid on the compound of Islamic State operative Abu Sayyaf, U.S. interrogators, who are part of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, have flown to Iraq in order to question Umm Sayyaf, the wife of Abu Sayyaf, who was taken during the operation. Umm Sayyaf was allegedly involved… Read more »

The Truth About the Status of Forces Agreement

The Truth About the Status of Forces Agreement

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SoFA was always meant and expected to be renegotiated upon, when Bush had originally signed it in October of 2008; and its’ been argued that if the Obama Administration had pushed hard for it (they lacked true interest and will, having sent Biden and a JV team of negotiators shortly before the SoFA deadline for… Read more »

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As a supporter of the Iraq War, if you knew then what you know now….

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Paul Krugman: Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago. But many influential people — not just Mr. Bush — would prefer that we not have that discussion. There’s a palpable sense right now of the political and media elite trying… Read more »