Progressives go to War over…War


The purpose of all war is peace—Saint Augustine: The City of God
While President Barack Obama was in Oslo, Norway yesterday accepting his Nobel Peace Prize (while at the same time justifying his troop surge in Afghanistan), back home Congressman and fellow progressive Democrat Dennis Kucinich was busy metaphorically pulling the red carpet out from under [...]

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Pelosi rejects ‘war tax’ for troop increase – washingtonpost.com


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday scuttled a proposal to create a “war tax” to finance the increased troop deployment to Afghanistan, an idea that had come from her closest allies in the Capitol. via Pelosi rejects plan to impose ‘war tax’ for troop increase – washingtonpost.com.

Charles Krauthammer: An Ambivalent Call to Arms, Daily News


We shall fight in the air, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields, we shall fight in the hills – for 18 months. Then we start packing for home. We shall never surrender – unless the war gets too expensive, in which case, we shall quote Eisenhower on “the […]

A Half-Hearted Afghanistan Strategy – by Michael Reagan


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The pitfalls of a publicized end date.

A Spoonful of Saccharine: If You Can’t Change Reality, Mock It


Rachel Maddow took a moment from her busy, busy schedule Wednesday night to mock Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). She did so, because he said something that hits perhaps just a little too close to home for leftists like Maddow who believe in the transformative power of government to fix all our ills.
McConnell had [...]

Obama’s Afghan Plan Fails to Satisfy Left or Right – FOXNews.com


By offering something to all sides in the debate, Obama may have left all sides unsatisfied — from liberal groups who have protested troop increases to conservatives who object to a fixed timetable for withdrawal. via Obama’s Afghan Plan Fails to Satisfy Left or Right – FOXNews.com.

Obama’s Hedged Bet on Afghanistan – by Jacob Laksin


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The president backs a strategy for success – but with a political timeline attached.

Fred Barnes: What Obama Needs to Say at West Point, The Weekly Standard


You can’t fight a successful war unless the commander-in-chief is fully committed to it. So President Obama’s chief task in his speech Tuesday night on Afghanistan is to make it absolutely clear that he is. This won’t be easy. Obama comes from the antiwar wing of the Democratic party that opposes the use of force […]

NewsFlash: Obama Gives Order – 30,000 to 40,000 More Troops to Afghanistan


The Pentagon is gearing up for a significant troop deployment as we near the official announcement tomorrow night of President Obama’s new Afghanistan strategy, which he delivered to his top advisors in a Sunday meeting at the White House.
After all the media hoopla generated by a very public disconnect between Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the [...]