Gen. Zinni: Two brigades could push ISIS back into Syria ‘in a heartbeat’

Bad choices and worse ones.

ZinniNew post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Iraq: Looking for blame in all the wrong places

Silly, torturous games.

 

Iraqi troops prepare to take over security for Anbar Province, August 2008. (Image via Flopping Aces)
Iraqi troops prepare to take over security for Anbar Province, August 2008. (Image via Flopping Aces)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Antidotes to the Obama reading of the Gettysburg Address

This nation, under God.

 

USS Gettysburg (CG-64), displaying the Gettysburg Flag (upper right)
USS Gettysburg (CG-64), displaying the Gettysburg Flag (upper right)

The indefatigable LibertyUnyielding Staff highlighted today an egregious omission from President Obama’s video-recorded reading of the Gettysburg Address:  the dropping of the words “under God” from the final sentence.  As Staff points out, Obama has a pattern of Continue reading “Antidotes to the Obama reading of the Gettysburg Address”

Missile defense mash-up: Reagan’s vision derailed

Missile defense for them but not for us.

If you went strictly by the MSM reporting on the Defense Department’s recent announcement about missile defense, the thought in your head would be “we’re deploying more interceptor missiles because of North Korea.”

The “North Korea” deployment

What’s probably not in your head is the auxiliary details.  DOD has requested that funding for the additional deployments start in fiscal year 2014.  The deployments won’t start until after that.  Assuming DOD gets the funding, it will take until 2017 for the interceptors to be in place.  And the deployment, if it happens, will do no more than provide the ground-based interceptor baseline that was originally planned by the Bush II administration (44 interceptors), a baseline the Obama administration cut back to its current level (30 interceptors) in April 2009.

To put the last point another way: Continue reading “Missile defense mash-up: Reagan’s vision derailed”

The last thing you will need to read about Obama and the SEAL operation against bin Laden

Rhetoric.

Every American Officer and Soldier must now console himself for any unpleasant circumstances which may have occurred, by a recollection of the uncommon scenes in which he has been called to act, no inglorious part; and the astonishing Events of which he has been a witness–Events which have seldom, if ever before, taken place on the stage of human action, nor can they probably ever happen again. For who has before seen a disciplined Army formed at once from such raw Materials? Who that was not a witness could imagine, that the most violent local prejudices would cease so soon, and that Men who came from the different parts of the Continent, strongly disposed by the habits of education, to dispise and quarrel with each other, would instantly become but one patriotic band of Brothers? Or who that was not on the spot can trace the steps by which such a wonderful Revolution has been effected, and such a glorious period put to all our Warlike toils? …

[The Commander-in-Chief] presents his thanks in the most serious and affectionate manner to the General Officers, as well for their Counsel on many interesting occasions, as for their ardor in promoting the success of the plans he had adopted Continue reading “The last thing you will need to read about Obama and the SEAL operation against bin Laden”