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The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi

Sarah Jean Seman  Kenneth Timmerman has reported from the Middle East for 35 years. He was one of the first journalists on the scene after Iranian terrorists bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. When the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi left four Americans dead, Timmerman recognized the pathetically inadequate […] Continue reading →

Walter E. Williams: Our Unwillingness to Defend Ourselves

 The U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience imposed on the larger society in an effort to protect ourselves. According to LifeLock, while the laws against […] Continue reading →

Despite Academia’s Best Efforts, Reagan Tops in Poll of Modern Presidents

Matt Towery  In past columns, I’ve mentioned some teachers and professors that I’ve known who bluntly said that Ronald Reagan was the nation’s worst president. It has become rather common in academia to describe the Reagan years as being filled with greed, and later, with deception in the Iran-Contra matter. Ronald Reagan’s “trickle down” economic […] Continue reading →

Iran and Syria move in on Iraq

After noting that Iranian weapons and military advisers are flooding into Iraq, while Syrian warplanes conduct air raids into Iraqi territory in the north, Fox News describes the “smart power” response of the utterly helpless Obama Administration: The apparent involvement, however, of Iran as well as Syria is raising red flags in the Obama administration, […] Continue reading →

Did Obama Just Hand Over Iraq?

Floyd Brown  The collapse of America’s traditional bipartisan foreign policy is now complete. With the latest failure in Iraq, it’s clear that the role of America as a beacon of freedom (and friend to those in need) has died under Barack Obama. You see, what’s left of independent Iraq is on the verge of becoming […] Continue reading →

Slaughter in Iraq — Bush’s fault?

Larry Elder  President Barack Obama, on Dec. 12, 2011, called Iraq “self-reliant and democratic.” He praised that country, calling it a “new Iraq that’s determining its own destiny — a country in which people from different religious sects and ethnicities can resolve their differences peacefully through the democratic process.” Obama said, “I have no doubt […] Continue reading →

Here We Go Again: Boots on the ground in Iraq

 Back we go into Baghdad, in a mission whose difficulty will reinforce the importance of the status-of-forces agreement Barack Obama didn’t get.  We’re (initially) sending a few hundred troops to adapt to a volatile situation that probably could have been avoided without firing a shot, if a small force of well-established US troops had been […] Continue reading →

US forces move into Iraq with security mission?

 Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces. The U.S. and Iran also held an initial discussion on how the longtime […] Continue reading →