Obama Against Genocide–Just Not The Iraqi Kind…

Barack Obama preached, last night, about the need for American interventionism in order to stop genocide around the world, but that same standard, he says, does not apply to the strategically important nation of Iraq. Why? Someone should ask him.

At Tuesday’s Presidential Debate, Obama argued that America should take action to prevent genocide, “in situations where there’s a humanitarian crisis, but it does not affect our national security,” such as “the Congo, where 4.5 million people have died since 1998,” or Rwanda or Somalia.

In such cases, answered Obama, “we have moral issues at stake.” Of course the United States must act to stop genocide, he said. “When genocide is happening, when ethnic cleansing is happening . . . and we stand idly by, that diminishes us.”

Genocide isn’t a real devisive issue here in America, we are all pretty much against it and want to do something to stop it.

But, during the Democratic primaries, last year, when Obama had an opportunity to help to PREVENT a possible, some say likely, genocide in Iraq, Obama was far less sympathetic. He turned his back on the people of Iraq and advocated a precipitous withdrawal from the country–with no after-action plan.

In an interview with the Associated Press in July 2007, Barack said:

“Well, look, if that’s the criteria by which we are making decisions on the deployment of U.S. forces, then by that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now — where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife — which we haven’t done,” Obama said.

“We would be deploying unilaterally and occupying the Sudan, which we haven’t done. Those of us who care about Darfur don’t think it would be a good idea,” he said….“There’s no doubt there are risks of increased bloodshed in Iraq without a continuing U.S. presence there.”

Does Obama hate the Iraqi people? Or does he just love his ideology more?

Somebody should really ask Obama, in light of his sermon at the debate on Tuesday, whether or not the American military, under his command, would have returned to Iraq in the event of a genocide in that country? Is there a reason for the seemingly dueling arguments? What does Joe Biden think, I wonder?

By the way, As Obama was pushing for a withdrawal from Iraq, he continually said the surge would not work and actively tried to stop General David Petraeus from carrying out his plans. To this day, the junior Senator from Illinois has not fully admitted that the surge has even worked.

There’s plenty more where that came from….

Obama: Full of Hot Air?

Obama’s 180 on genocide

“Barack Obama is swiftly becoming the poster boy for far leftist moral relativism”

The home mortgage buy-up has already been approved

Obama’s Cheap Moralism

Who was the Obama plant at last night’s debate?

That One

President Barack Hoover

The McCain Resurgence Plan

A Surge is a Surge is a Surge….

“Vets for Freedom will not stand by and let the incredible progress of our troops go unnoticed by the American public and lawmakers from either side of the aisle,” Vets for Freedom Chairman Pete Hegseth, a decorated former Army infantry platoon leader in Baghdad, said in a statement.

“It is essential that our top legislators — regardless of party — understand the importance of victory in Iraq, the consequences of defeat and the success of the surge,” Hegseth said.

“Sen. Obama has said that he would still oppose the surge if given another opportunity and has pointed to every outside factor but the surge to explain improvements in Iraq. We hope he will listen to the veterans who have served there and support this important resolution for the sake of the troops.”

Say No More

(H/T to Hot Air)

How McCain Can Win the Election by Friday

Iraq PM says deal with U.S. on troop exit in 2011


John McCain needs to take ownership of this story immediately. This is his victory over Barack Obama — the Democratic Party — the Bush Administration — and Public Opinion. He needs to say that…like right now.

It’s perfect timing, as the Democrats spend the week trying to work out the differences between the Clinton people and the new breed, while simultaneously obsessing about themselves and extolling the virtues of the One, John McCain should be on every television station and in every newspaper, reminding the American people about his judgment on Iraq and the importance of what is happening right this second in Iraq.

He should be out there telling everyone with a pen or a microphone, that Iraq will be a victory for the U.S. — but only because of the surge strategy that he, John McCain, championed and that Barack Obama still says was a mistake. That is not a winning position….

It would also be prudent for McCain to mention the fact that Joe Biden’s plan to divide Iraq into three seperate countries was a farce. It wasn’t ever going to happen and McCain knew it. He needs to bring it up at every possible opportunity.

As Barack Obama attempts to take the focus away from his less-and-less credible position on Iraq, the Republicans need to drive it down his throat. Don’t let him get away with it. This is the perfect opening for the Republicans to change the conversation from the Democrats vapid coronation ceremony to how the Republicans will win this war that everyone wants to end. It’s doable and McCain can do it.

And for added benefit, McCain can say to the hawkish Democrats who supported Hillary Clinton that he can win the war and get our troops home with honor–instead of in defeat. McCain can top that point off by throwing a little bone to the Bush haters out there by saying that this war would have been over even sooner if the Bush Administration and Donald Rumsfeld in particular, had listened to him 4 years ago when he first suggested the surge strategy. Don’t let Obama have this one, John! The election is within your grasp — Take it.

Whoever takes ownership of this first will be the one to benefit. Here’s to hoping it’s John McCain!

Update: 2011? Maybe not?

Israel Helps Environmental Struggle By Destroying Syrian Bomb

This page has always defended the use of force to stop evil in this world. That’s why it was great to see the Israeli’s take the initiative and destroy a Syrian bomb factory that was (reportedly) less than two years away from producing a nuclear bomb. Even more interesting, is the North Korean involvement in the Syrian bomb.

“WASHINGTON – CIA Director Michael Hayden said Monday that the alleged Syrian nuclear reactor destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in September would have produced enough plutonium for one or two bombs within a year of becoming operational.

U.S. intelligence and administration officials publicly disclosed last week their assessment that Syria was building a covert nuclear reactor with North Korean assistance. They said it was modeled on the shuttered North Korean reactor at Yongbyon, which produced a small amount of plutonium. The Syrian site, they said, was within weeks or months of being operational.

“In the course of a year after they got full up they would have produced enough plutonium for one or two weapons,” Hayden told reporters after a speech at Georgetown University.”

One of the scary aspects of this story (there are many, by the way) is the fact that it has now been proven that North Korea is actively trying to export its nuclear technology to anyone willing to buy. I’m sure terrorists (who seem to have a lot of money all the time, somehow) have noticed as well.

Who do you want dealing with the likes of Kim Jong Il, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, and the rest of the Bad News Bombers? Mad Dog McCain, Hardcore Hillary or Barack “The Glock” Obama….  

Why is this story good for environmentalists, you ask? Take a look at what could have happened:
Photobucket(Caption: [Artist rendering] Kim Jong Il, singlehandedly blowing up everything in the world except for Pyongyang…Just one ‘Judgment Day’ scenario)

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Do Young Iraqi’s Really Want to Join the U.S. Military?

REQUIRED READING:     Let’s ‘Surge’ Some More, By Michael Yon

“Over the past 15 months, we have proved that we can win this war. We stand now at the moment of truth. Victory – and a democracy in the Arab world – is within our grasp. But it could yet slip away if our leaders remain transfixed by the war we almost lost, rather than focusing on the war we are winning today.”

“The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq, and many Iraqi boys dream of becoming American soldiers. Yes, young Iraqi boys know about “GoArmy.com.”       

Mr. Yon is author of the just-published “Moment of Truth in Iraq” (Richard Vigilante Books). He has been reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan since December 2004.

 Remind me again why America is so bad?

The story of the “Sons of Iraq” and the American Military

The writer of this blog will continue to track the story of the “Sons of Iraq” and the American Military. It is one of the great developing stories of the war.

“Another important factor has been the attitudinal shift among certain elements of the Iraqi population. Since the first Sunni Awakening in late 2006, Sunni communities in Iraq increasingly have rejected Al Qaeda-Iraq’s indiscriminate violence and extremist ideology. These communities also recognize that they could not share in Iraq’s bounty if they didn’t participate in the political arena. Over time, Awakenings have prompted tens of thousands of Iraqis, some former insurgents, to contribute to local security as so-called Sons of Iraq.”

“With their assistance and with relentless pursuit of Al Qaeda- Iraq, the threat posed by AQI, while still lethal and substantial, has been reduced significantly.”

-General David H. Petraeus, Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee

Sons of Iraq Photo Journal, by 

“Willing suspension of disbelief…”

Senator Wicker turned the tables on the Hillary Clinton comment to General David Petraeus from last September, saying that denying that the surge is working would suggest a “willing suspension of disbelief”. He went on to say that this congress would go down in history as “very foolish” if they were to back a policy of retreat.

Bravo Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi!

 Watch it live…

Saddam Secretly Paid For Congressmen’s Prewar Trip To Iraq…

Guess which party these guys belong to…

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