If conservatives wrote narratives the way ‘liberals’ do

Communication.

Dumb things left-wing narratives make you do.
Dumb things left-wing narratives make you do.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Observations on Obama’s trip to Israel: Apologies (Part 1)

More, and less, than meets the eye.

Obama went to Israel, and, as expected, gave some bland speeches and didn’t suggest putting anything new on the table in the now-defunct-in-all-but-name “peace process.”  To the question, “Why now?” the answer is that he is building a putative pro-Israel narrative for the 2014 congressional election (Jeff Dunetz has a nice piece on that).

The one thing that did come out of Obama’s trip is a pseudo-apology from Israel to Turkey on the Mavi Marmara incident in May 2010.  That leads to the first observation.

The history: Continue reading “Observations on Obama’s trip to Israel: Apologies (Part 1)”

Mr. Paul goes to Washington

Assassination – No.

There are a lot of things going on in America today, from inclement weather in northern Virginia to the uneasy high-fiving over the record Dow close of yesterday, to my own efforts to refinance my house (a fax-intensive operation, to say the least).

But the most important thing may well be the filibuster Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is conducting in the U.S. Senate right now.  Officially, Paul is holding up the confirmation vote for John Brennan as director of central intelligence – which is, in its own right, a foolish and ill-judged appointment, but Paul has already endorsed the appointments of both John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, because he thinks the president should have as much latitude in that area as possible.  Paul’s real concern is, rather, Continue reading “Mr. Paul goes to Washington”

So much for the “Video made them do it” narrative about Benghazi

It just gets worse.

Fox News’s Catherine Herridge has unearthed a secret cable sent on 16 August which details the concerns of the US mission in Benghazi about its security, given the presence of multiple terrorist training camps in the city, and the loss of police control by the government.

Says the Fox News report:

The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi Continue reading “So much for the “Video made them do it” narrative about Benghazi”