Is John McCain Right about White House Pentagon Decisions?

Are Pentagon decisions being made “within a small group in the White House”? There is no love lost between John McCain and me. I don’t often agree with him. In fact, I often strongly disagree with him—both on domestic policy and especially on foreign policy. But that doesn’t mean he is always wrong or always inaccurate in his perceptions. He may be absurd in claiming that we can support “rebels” against Bashar al Assad in Syria without funding al Qaeda-related terrorists, but he Read more […]

Pentagon Boasts about Climate Change Readiness

While the Defense Department has blown apart Syria and is unable to help Iraq, it wants to assure us of its climate change readiness. The Pentagon has made an announcement. All intelligent readers will immediately understand what the Pentagon is proclaiming in its announcement. They are telling us that we have entrusted national defense responsibilities and an arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction, as well as conventional weapons, to a pack of morons. From the L.A. Times: “Pentagon unveils Read more […]

Accusations Against Bowe Bergdahl: Chuck Hagel Is Right but Being Subject to WH Propaganda is Also Unfair

The Administration’s defenders are out in force trying to stave off the flood of rage against the White House for the Taliban-Bergdahl exchange. According to the Associated Press, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform. “We don’t do that in the United States,” Hagel told reporters at a NATO defense ministers meeting. “We rely on facts.” Unfair? I agree it would Read more […]

Are We Really Committed To War Against China Over Some Disputed Islands?

We are committing ourselves to a forever war in Afghanistan, to more drone strikes, and to still imposing regime change in Syria. But, in the midst of those and other commitments we are also saying we will go to war with China on behalf of Japan. Seriously. In a move that US ally Japan branded as “very dangerous,” China said it was setting up the “air defense identification zone” over the islands administered by Tokyo to “guard against potential air threats.” In similar statements, Secretary of Read more […]

Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz Show How to Take on the Democrats

I’m a peaceful guy. I don’t pick fights. That being said, I’m always ready to argue my case in print and in person. I’ve done lots of debates. I prepare for all of them. I’m preparing for a Symposium in Reno, Nevada, on February 23. There will be two other men who will take a position different from mine. I’ve prepared long and hard for the encounter. It should be fun. We saw how Dr. Ben Carson energized the conservative base like no Republican has, except, maybe, Gov. Scott Walker Read more […]