Open Thread


Today’s Open Thread was suggested by NewsReal’s Ben Johnson.

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Is The French President A Racist For Mocking Obama’s Naivety?


Kudos to French President Nicolas Sarkozy for trying to ground the Obama-led United Nations Security Council disarmament session last Thursday in some foundation of reality.   I expect Jimmy Carter and his like-minded leftists to play the race card any day now against Sarkozy for daring to criticize our President, much less for daring to mock the naive approach of [...]

Iran Gives the World the Finger


The Iranian government must now demonstrate through deeds its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law—U.S. President Barack Obama
This does not mean we must inform Mr. Obama’s administration of every facility that we have…they will regret this announcement—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
So begins the latest chapter in the international standoff with [...]

Netanyahu to UN: “Have You No Shame?”


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu minced no words yesterday when he told the UN General Assembly that it must stop accommodating “the forces of terror.” And he properly scolded those who had remained in the room to hear the Holocaust-denying Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s “anti-Semitic rants” the day before.   To make his point and demonstrate what a lying fool [...]

Obama in a Rush on Things Domestic but Military and Defense Issues Can Wait


Glenn Beck took a rare foray into foreign policy and international relations on his TV show Thursday. He complained that President Obama postures, acting as if his entire domestic agenda must be enacted without a moment’s delay. In the meantime, the President takes his sweet time acting on matters of national security.
“May I ask you [...]

Obama’s Love-Fest at the UN


President Obama has spent three days at the United Nations, basking in the glow of world leaders’ adulation. He gave three speeches — one to a Climate Summit on combating global warming and climate change, a second to the opening session of the General Assembly outlining his plans to re-engage the UN, and a third [...]

Retreat in Afghanistan


President Obama told the UN General Assembly this morning that “we will permit no safe-haven for al Qaeda to launch attacks from Afghanistan or any other nation.” 
Nice words.  Yet his actions — or, more precisely, his inaction — are beginning to undercut his rhetoric.   President Obama appears to be retreating from Afghanistan. As Bill O’Reilly [...]

Obama Wavers on Afghanistan


There is no more solemn duty as President than the decision to deploy our armed forces into harm’s way. I do it today mindful that the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan demands urgent attention and swift action. The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan, and al Qaeda supports the insurgency and threatens America from its safe-haven [...]