Frank Gaffney vs. Rand Paul – American Exceptionalism or Isolationism?


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On May 11, Frank Gaffney, director of the Center for Security Policy, made the following announcement:
“In the wake of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ serial announcements of deep cuts in defense spending and modernization, a call to arms has been issued in today’s Washington Times by seven influential, national security-minded [...]

Luck Is Not A Strategy


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America’s safety depends on the proposition that Islamic terrorists will prove more incompetent than the Obama administration.

Eric Holder on Auto Repeat


Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. He was asked the same questions about closing Guantanamo Bay, trying terrorist leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City, and classifying some detainees as enemy combatants. If you were looking for something new and insightful, don’t hold your breath.
Just as before Holder [...]

Guantanamo: No More Going to Rehab, Baby


This past week, it is being reported that Guantanamo detainees being released are returning to terrorist activity in far greater numbers than had been expected.
In our attempt to take the high road, please other nations, and keep the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) happy we continue to set ourselves up for new attacks from the [...]

Gitmo Lawyer Julia Tarver Mason: Aiding, Abetting … and Not Talking


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A mystery man in a giant SUV nudges me off her trail.

To Kill a Terrorist


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If Israel assassinated the leader of the Hamas military wing, did it have the right to?

Andrew C. McCarthy: Kill or Capture? – National Review Online


A few years ago, I got into an argument with an expert on military operations. I had written a white paper proposing the creation of a national-security court for terrorism cases. In the paper I criticized the trend to “judicialize” warfare, arguing that, in our system, judgments about the detention and treatment of alien enemy […]

Obama’s “Terrorist Rights Advocate” Nominee for DOJ Post


If President Obama has his way, Attorney General Eric Holder will soon be joined at the Justice Department by another terrorist rights advocate, Dawn Johnsen. Obama has nominated her to lead the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.   Given her opposition to enhanced interrogation of terrorist suspects, she provides yet another example that the Obama [...]

Bayh and Axelrod’s Pathetic Defense of the Indefensible Eric Holder


“He’s a good man,” according to Evan Bayh (D-IN), the king of equivocation, in response to Chris Wallace’s question about the kind of job Attorney General Eric Holder is doing, particularly with regard to fighting terrorism. Bayh squirmed on yesterday’s Fox News Sunday as he barely managed to answer Wallace’s question about whether he [...]

State of the Union: What Obama didn’t say about Terrorism


With only a cursory mention of the war on terror, three things were conspicuous by their absence in last night’s State of the Union speech: Gitmo, Miranda, and the New York terror trials.
On January 22, 2009, just two days after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama issued an [...]

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