A war of necessity turns out not so necessary by Michael Barone


A war of necessity turns out not so necessary
By: MICHAEL BARONE
Senior Political Analyst
October 4, 2009
“This is not a war of choice,” Barack Obama told the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Aug. 17. “This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban [...]

War in Afghanistan – FOXNews.com – VIDEO


Should more US troops deploy to Afghanistan

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Détente and the Bunker – Weekly Standard


Détente and the Bunker
How to oppose a president’s disastrous foreign policy.
by Elliott Abrams
10/12/2009, Volume 015, Issue 04
The appearance in Washington last week of Iran’s foreign minister, while the blood is not yet dry from his government’s continuing suppression of student protests, is a reminder of the disastrous foreign policy path the Obama administration has [...]

Obama’s Afghanistan dilemma – CNN.com


How much will Barack Obama bet on Afghanistan?
updated 12:35 p.m. EDT, Fri October 2, 2009

By Jonathan Mann - CNN
 
 
President Obama presents the posthumous Medal of Honor to Paul and Janet Monti whose son Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti was killed in Afghanistan.
The U.S. President is trying to decide in an intensive series of meetings [...]

A REMINDER 2/18/09 – Obama’s war: Deploying 17,000 raises stakes in Afghanistan – USATODAY.com


Soldiers with the U.S. Army’s 6-4 Cavalry prepare for patrol last month at a combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan. About 36,000 U.S. troops are in the troubled nation. 
By Bob Strong, Reuters

A REMINDER  
2/18/2009 10:04 AM 
Obama’s war: Deploying 17,000 raises stakes in Afghanistan
By Susan Page and Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama, whose presidential [...]

U.N.’s Afghan vote fraud row shows split in West – Reuters


U.N.’s Afghan vote fraud row shows split in West
Thu Oct 1, 2009 4:42pm EDT  
By Peter Graff – Analysis
KABUL (Reuters) – A U.S. diplomat’s scathing charge that the United Nations effectively let Afghanistan’s election be stolen has exposed the international community’s disunity and may help explain Washington’s new doubts about the war.
The outcome of the [...]

Medical premiums could still be a ‘heavy lift’ – AP


Medical premiums could still be a ‘heavy lift’
Oct 4, 12:01 AM EDT
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many middle-class Americans would still struggle to pay for health insurance despite efforts by President Barack Obama and Democrats to make coverage more affordable.
The legislation advancing in Congress would require all Americans to get insurance – through an employer, [...]

Honor student beaten to death: Can Chicago curb youth violence? | csmonitor.com


Nadashia Thomas, a cousin of 16-year-old Derrion Albert, looks at posters of him at Fenger High School in Chicago on Monday. A vigil for Derrion was planned at his school.
Honor student beaten to death: Can Chicago curb youth violence?
Derrion Albert was apparently caught in a brawl between two rival student groups as he walked home [...]

Derrion Albert funeral: There is no simple fix for problems, pastor says – chicagotribune.com


Derrion Albert funeral: There is no simple fix for problems, pastor says
By Kristen MackTribune reporter – October 4, 2009
Parents urged to reclaim their children, city urged to educate kids closer to home

Though the adults welcomed the messages, many mourners left before the service had ended and some teens talked about their homecoming plans during the [...]

Comment of the Day: Let’s Talk Second Amendment


From marineseabee on Claude Cartaginese’s post from yesterday:
“the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” To me, this means that ANY law telling us what firearm we can and cannot buy, own, use for self defense, use for hunting, and use in target practice, is one law too many. [...]