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Carter’s comments undercut Obama’s strategy

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 16:17 Written by
WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight” undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama’s strategy for defeating ISIS: that Iraq’s military can effectively handle ground operations so Americans don’t have to. Carter’s comments in a weekend interview reflect deep concern within some quarters of the administration about the capabilities of Iraq’s security forces. Despite outnumbering ISIS forces, the military suffered a major defeat this month in
What Obama’s Approval Rating Could Suggest for 2016
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:28 Written by
By Rhodes CookPresident Barack Obama this month.Reuters The presidency of Barack Obama is winding down, and like all retiring presidents, he’ll have an impact, maybe even a strong impact, on the choice of his successor. Since World War II, the party of the president has lost five of the six open-seat elections; the exception being 1988. But presidents who have left office on a high note (Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960,
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul blames his own party for rise of ISIS
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:17 Written by
The freshman senator from Kentucky said Wednesday that the GOP's foreign policy hawks "created these people." That assertion led potential 2016 rival Bobby Jindal, Louisiana's governor, to say Paul was unqualified to be president. The Islamic State group, commonly referred to as ISIS, has seized one-third of Iraq and Syria and in recent days made gains in central Iraq. "ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately,"…
Rand Paul: Let’s face it, Republican hawks created ISIS
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:38 Written by
posted at 11:21 am on May 27, 2015 by Allahpundit Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES The word “created” is … awfully strong, which is why this is getting buzz on righty sites this morning. (That, plus the fact that the “hawks vs. Paul” 2016 primary battle is starting to sharpen up.) If you’re willing to cut him slack for the exaggeration, though,
Cher is Not Impressed with Obama’s ISIS War
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:31 Written by
International pop-music icon and Will & Grace guest-star Cher is not particularly impressed with how President Obama has been waging war on the Islamic State. Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) is many things. She is an award-winning actress, singer, and philanthropist. Much like many other celebrities living today, she also tweets—and oftentimes those tweets turn to politics, history, and war. Over the long Memorial Day weekend, Cher took to Twitter to sharply criticize Secretary of Defense…
Chad Hasty’s Thoughts on President Obama, ISIS and Memorial Day [VIDEO]
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:17 Written by
On Friday’s Chad Hasty Show, Chad took a large amount of time to talk about Memorial Day, President Obama, ISIS, and military service members who gave their lives in defense of our country. Hasty began with referencing an article in “The Atlantic” which covers President Obama’s train of thought and his response to criticism of his handling of the deteriorating situation in Iraq. Hasty, speaking of the recent gains and victories that ISIS has made
Jeb Bush gets all the Pinnochios for ISIS statements
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:17 Written by
Jeb Bush has tried valiantly to shake off his disastrous Iraq statements, including a lame attempt at deflection, sort of a "well, sure my brother screwed up, but it's so much worse under Obama because ISIS!" ISIS,
Rand Paul Blames GOP Hawks For The Rise Of ISIS
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:12 Written by
Senator and 2016 candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Morning Joe Wednesday that the policies of the hawks in his party were at least partly responsible for the rise of ISIS, the Sunni militants currently marauding across Syria and Iraq. “[Senator] Lindsey Graham (R-SC) would say, ISIS exists because of people like Rand Paul who said let’s not go into Syria,” host Joe Scarborough posed. “I would say it’s exactly the opposite,” Paul said. “ISIS…
Bush didn’t lie, Obama lost Iraq and ISIS is no Saddam, yet
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:01 Written by
Democrats and their media lied about President George W. Bush during their own “Bush-Lied Era” which likely prolonged the Iraq War by emboldening our Islamist enemies to hold out until Democrats were in control of the White House as well as Congress. But why are we discussing the Iraq War in 2015 that began in 2003 and ended in 2011? Because Democrats and their media are in the process of trying to discredit Republican presidental…
'They created these people': Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of ISIS
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:21 Written by
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group. The freshman senator from Kentucky, who supports a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, charged Wednesday that the GOP's foreign policy hawks "created these people." In return, potential GOP rival Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor, said Paul is unqualified to be president. The Islamic State group, commonly referred to as ISIS, has seized a strategically important

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