Category Archives: President

Dumb Wars

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Barack Obama called George Bush’s war in Iraq a dumb war. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, doesn’t think his old boss’s own war was so bright either. He says Obama “sort of lost his way”. Panetta’s predecessor, Robert Gates, has said pretty much the same thing. He didn’t think the president “believed in his own strategy”.

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Speaking of believing in your own strategy, how come these two guys didn’t speak up when it would have made a difference? They both have books to peddle now. They may not be loyal, but they’re not dumb.

Empty Chair for an Empty Suit

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The Obama Under the Bus Body Count rose by one this past week. When the usually reliable Steve Kroft asked the president how ISIS came to power on his watch, Obama blamed National Intelligence boss James Clapper.

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That didn’t sit well with the spooks and they let it be known that Obama is a no show for most intelligence briefings. Obama says, being a 21st Century kind of Commander-In-Chief, he takes his briefings remotely on his I-pad.

Maybe Clint Eastwood was on to something with his empty chair conversation at the 2012 GOP convention.

 

White House Secret Service

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On Monday President Obama expressed full confidence in Secret Service director Julia Pierson.

Director Pierson resigned on Wednesday. It turns out the guy who broke into the White House earlier in the week wasn’t tackled at the door as we were led to believe. He knocked over a female Secret Service agent and briefly roamed the house until he was tackled outside the East Room where the president makes speeches. Director Pierson also failed to mention the president’s elevator ride with a gun packing felon.

On Wednesday President Obama expressed confidence in government efforts to control Ebola.

Jonah Goldberg explains government incompetence here.

Wartime President

140925-wartime-presidentThe man elected to “end war” has become a wartime president.

In a UN speech on Wednesday President Obama called the civilized world to arms against the barbarians. He sounded positively Bushian.

There can be no reasoning, no negotiation, with this brand of evil. The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force. So the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death.

Axis of Evil anyone? Dana Milbank thinks so.

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The WSJ (The Latest Mideast Breakdown) said he sounded like a “Nobel Peace Prize winner mugged by reality”.

The White House Front Door

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Last Friday a knife carrying nut climbed the White House fence and walked through the front door without knocking. Ron Fournier blamed the VA. Dana Milbank blamed budget cuts.

Mark Steyn has pointed out that the first family’s presidential perks run over a billion dollars a year. The entire British royal family only sets their subjects back $57 million.

The American royal family travels in aircraft outfitted with a gym, theatre, and heat seeking missile protection. The president’s limo “The Beast” also makes the trip along with 45 or so other vehicles and 200 secret service agents.

I blame the guy who forgot to lock the door.