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Winning the War on Terror With the CIA

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in CIA, Conservatism, Democrats, Interrogation, President Obama, War on Terror | 0 comments

Why are the Democrats (and some Republicans) creating a straw man over the CIA interrogation methods?  Is it because they believe that captured suspected terrorists or terrorist sympathizers deserve treatment in accord with the Geneva Conventions?  That does not seem to be the case.  The reason, I submit, is because they want to deflect attention away from President Obama learning his foreign policy on-the-job.  
Has President Obama’s policy of engagement brought Iran or North Korea to the negotiating table to stop their nuclear programs?  No.  Has he been able to get the Russians to tone down their nationalistic sabre rattling over the issue of former Soviet satellites entering NATO?  No; instead he allowed the Russians to pin nuclear warhead reduction talks to a dismantling of the U.S. European missile shield.  
But don’t worry about those issues.  Instead, concentrate on the perceived sins of the past committed by those working on the intelligence fronts in the War on Terror.  Let’s judge the methods used in the successful effort to stop attacks against America from the safe armchair of hindsight.  

Entertaining the straw man created by the left leads to an unavoidable problem.  The problem is that the Democrats knew of the CIA interrogation methods well before such knowledge was politically convenient.  So the straw man could be knocked down in both directions, harming those who created it, as well as those who simply worked to win the War on Terror.  

The Wall Street Journal had a great Op-Ed piece regarding the political amnesia issue.  Check it out.
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Bipartisanship and the Budget

Posted by on Mar 30, 2009 in Bipartisanship, Budget, Democrats, GOP | 0 comments

If President Obama truly seeks bipartisanship in Washington, and if he does not want to alienate moderate conservatives, he needs to consider the Republican budget proposals.  If the GOP budget proposals are tossed to the wayside, the President will be spending his political capital faster than our tax dollars.

There are merits to what the Republicans are suggesting with the budget.
The economic crisis that we are in is bigger than the prospects of recovery if we only rely upon the ideas and solutions from one person or party.  Tell President Obama and the Democrats in Congress to listen to all ideas before committing our future and paychecks to more social programs. 
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