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GOP Intelligence Captured by the State Department?

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Lindsey Graham’s reaction to the Benghazi report raises the question of whether GOP intelligence has been captured by the State Department. By “GOP intelligence,” I mean Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. As CNN reports, “Sen. Lindsey Graham: GOP-led Benghazi

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Barack Obama Secretly Authorizes More Afghanistan Fighting

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It isn’t just Iraq; the President has ensured more Afghanistan fighting as well. We already know that Barack Obama is intent on sending Americans back to fight in Iraq, and the Pentagon is encouraging him to do so. But now

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Military Reconsidering Putting Ground Troops in Iraq

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We were promised no ground troops. Now that he has sent over 3000 of them, the Pentagon is “reconsidering” ground troops. According to the Washington Times, President Obama’s top military advisers revealed Thursday that the administration is rethinking whether to

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Rand Paul on Barack Obama, War Criminal

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Rand Paul does not directly call the President a war criminal, but he does say that his war is illegal. So I don’t know what else we can deduce from the Kentucky Senator’s argument in the Daily Beast: “Obama’s ISIS

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U.S. Media Is Ignoring Putin’s Aggression.

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Putin’s aggression is getting no media attention and no U.S. response. From Newsweek: “Putin Is More Dangerous Than ISIS and 1,000 Al Qaedas Says Garry Kasparov.” Garry Kasparov, the world’s most renowned chess master, has branded Vladimir Putin “the most

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The Nobel Peace Prize Winner Sending Us Back to Iraq

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With the announcement of doubling of troops, it is clear that the White House is sending us back to Iraq. Because we made Iraq unstable and unable to defend itself from terrorists, we are now sending a surge of American

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Should Canadians Be Surprised at a Terrorist Attack?

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Before any response to this critique of the Canadian government’s statements about the terrorist attack, read the entire post–including the addenda. I put this here to stimulate some much needed thought and conversation. (Note that the editorial was actually written about

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Washington Needs to Stop Squandering "Defense" Dollars

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Washington Should Stop Squandering “Defense” Dollars On Rich Allies And Failed States. America accounts for nearly 40 percent of globe’s military outlays, but Republican Party hawks believe that the federal government never spends enough on the Pentagon. The war lobby’s

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Once Again Real Journalist Exposes Benghazi and Hillary Clinton

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A real journalist? Not in the New York Times, or course, but at the Daily Signal: “Benghazi Document Review Familiar to Career Public Servant.” To Sonya Gilliam, a recent account of improper sorting of Benghazi-related documents  at the State Department

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ISIS: Best Enemy Money Can Buy

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By sending aid “to civilians” that is knowingly being used to consolidate power in the Islamic state, and support ISIS killers, we are effectively creating the best enemy money can buy. United States strategy in its fight with ISIS: Fight

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Chemical Weapons in Iraq? From Whom?

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So now the New York Times is claiming that there were chemical weapons in Iraq all along. Wow. But according to Reason.com’s summary, there are a couple of oddities about these weapons. For one thing, these chemical weapons were kept

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U.S. Bombing of ISIS Leading to Defeat of Iraq?

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Some are claiming the defeat of Iraq, through the capture of Baghdad, is a real and near possibility. I asked earlier if Barack Obama is even trying to defeat ISIS (or ISIL, or the Islamic State, etc). Whether he is

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