Trump’s Lies and Hypocrisy on Obama ISIS Claims

Everyone is talking about Donald Trump's inane and offensive claim that President Obama is the "founder of ISIS." His attempts to defend that idiotic statement are both highly dishonest and highly hypocritical. Let's look at his full statement: … [Read more...]

Trump’s Typical Non-Response to Republican National Security Experts

On Monday, 50 prominent Republican national security experts released a public letter warning of the dangers of allowing Donald Trump to be the commander-in-chief. On Tuesday, Trump offered his usual non-answer to the arguments they made. … [Read more...]

Ollie North Criticizes Obama for Money to Iran

As the right wing freaks out over the false story about a $400 million repatriation of Iranian funds, the one person you would think would keep his mouth shut about it is Ollie North. You would be wrong. He is nothing if not completely shameless and oblivious to irony. … [Read more...]

Trump Tosses Palin-level Word Salad on Ukraine

Donald Trump went on George Stephanopoulos' Sunday morning show and was asked about why the GOP stripped anti-Putin language about his invasion of Ukraine. The result was a word salad of proportions so epic that one can almost feel Sarah Palin seething with jealousy over it. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump vs Megyn Kelly. Again.

Megyn Kelly noted on her show the other day that Donald Trump's views on ISIS and what policies he would pursue against them are entirely unclear. Trump, naturally, fired back on Twitter (does he do anything other than watch TV and tweet responses?). … [Read more...]

Trump Sends Omarosa to Philly to Talk Foreign Policy

The Donald Trump campaign continues to do things that just leave me shaking my head in astonishment. With the Democratic convention going on, they've sent people down to Philadelphia to counter the messages heard. And the person they picked to criticize Clinton on foreign policy? Omarosa. The GOP's communications director actually tweeted this: … [Read more...]

Laughing at Trump’s Acceptance Speech, Part Two

Donald Trump's hour and 15 minute acceptance speech was so long and so jampacked with hypocrisy, stupidity and outright lies that it's going to take more than one post to get through them all. And so begins part two. … [Read more...]

Pence Thinks They Found WMDs in Iraq

While Donald Trump has very dishonestly used the Iraq invasion that he originally supported against Hillary Clinton, his VP nominee, Mike Pence, not only voted for that invasion, he aggressively defended it -- even falsely claiming they found the infamous WMDs used to justify it. … [Read more...]

Does Donald Trump Believe in Treaties at All?

Donald Trump really does seem to think that treaties that we have signed are purely optional and can be changed or discarded at his whim. The latest example is that he said in an interview that he would not defend our NATO allies unless they pay us some protection money. … [Read more...]

American Arrested in Iran for Mysterious Reasons

An American college student of Iranian descent has been arrested by intelligence officials while visiting family in Iran and there seems to be no indication as to why. This person just happens to be a friend of a friend, which makes it more troubling to me than just a random person. … [Read more...]

Giuliani’s Hypocritical Attack on Clinton Over Libya

During Rudy Giuliani's primal scream speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday night, he attacked Hillary Clinton for supporting the removal of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. What he didn't mention was that both Trump and Mike Pence supported the same thing. From his shoutfest: … [Read more...]

ISIS Preparing for Losing Territory?

Over the last year or so, ISIS has lost control of a great deal of the territory in Syria and Iraq that they considered the home base of their caliphate. Between the bombing raids and ground battles with the Iraqi army, Iranian and Kurdish troops, they've lost control of Mosul and Ramadi. The Washington Post reports that they are now preparing for a new phase without that territory: … [Read more...]