Gates Blasts Republicans for Absurd Foreign Policy

Robert Gates, longtime Republican, former CIA leader and Secretary of defense under both Bush and Obama, blasted the Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of Rand Paul I imagine, for a childish understanding of the military and foreign policy. … [Read more...]

Cruz State Chair Caught Faking Military Achievements

The chairman of Ted Cruz' campaign in the state of Washington has been caught faking his achievements and experience as a member of the Arizona Air National Guard. While it's true that he was deployed to the Middle East, he never set foot in Iraq or Afghanistan. And he even used a fake picture on his Facebook page and lied and said it was him when it was of two soldiers from Ohio. … [Read more...]

Trump Blames Obama for Track Palin’s Violence Too

Donald Trump joined his new BFF Sarah Palin in trying to lay the blame on President Obama for Palin's son Track punching his girlfriend while brandishing an AR-15 and threatening to kill himself at a house Palin owns in Wasila, Alaska. In an interview on CNN, he said he thought it was perfectly fair to go after Obama because he thinks VA hospitals do a poor job of caring for veterans. … [Read more...]

Cruz Shows He Has No Clue About the Military

Republican candidates just love to pose as tough guys who will use the military to destroy anything and everything. It's the kind of thing that drives real soldiers, and especially officers with tactical experience in war, crazy. Ted Cruz has been doing this with his idiotic rhetoric about "carpet bombing" ISIS to find out if sand glows. Even Fox News is calling him out on his ignorance: … [Read more...]

Trump Doesn’t Know Nuclear Triad, but Wants to Use It

Much has been made of the fact that Donald Trump had no idea what the nation's nuclear triad was in the last Republican presidential debate. Since his campaign spokesperson can't really defend his ignorance on the matter, she decided instead to try to show that the other Republican candidates are weak because, unlike Trump, they aren't willing to actually use nuclear weapons. … [Read more...]

Cruz, Obama, the Good Guys and the Bad Guys

One of the most bizarre but predictable claims made by all of the Republican presidential candidates is that President Obama won't attack ISIS. That will come as a shock to ISIS themselves, who have been bombed over 6500 times by our military, killing around 20,000 of their fighters. But Ted Cruz makes this claim and then explains it as Obama just refusing to separate the good guys from the bad guys. … [Read more...]

Cruz Invites Right Wing Ranter to Testify on Climate Change

When you think about congressional hearings and the kind of people invited to testify on important matters, you think of real experts. When the subject is a matter of science, you expect to see scientists with expertise in the relevant fields. But in today's Republican party, where ignorance is preferred over knowledge, Ted Cruz invites a right-wing journalist to testify on climate change. The result is a rather bizarre rant. … [Read more...]

Why Ground Troops Against ISIS is a Bad Idea

In his address to the nation Sunday night, President Obama argued that we should not send ground troops back into Iraq or into Syria because that's exactly what ISIS wants us to do and it will only help them in recruiting. And he's right. Rukmini Callimachi, a New York Times reporter who has been embedded with nearly every group fighting against ISIS and interviewed many ISIS supporters, did a long series of tweets on the subject that are really informative. … [Read more...]

Palin Even More Clueless Than Carson on Foreign Policy

Sarah Palin has a new book out of "devotional readings," so what better audience to sell that to than viewers of the 700 Club? During an interview to promote that book, she proved herself even more clueless than Ben Carson on the question of foreign policy. Specifically, this is the ridiculous answer she gave when asked how she would stop ISIS if she were president: … [Read more...]

Santorum: Obama Refuses to Bomb ISIS!

At the presidential forum put on by the Iowa Family Leader last weekend, Rick Santorum put on a clinic in how to divorce yourself completely from reality while running for president (assuming he's still running for president; does anyone know? Does anyone care?). He actually said that President Obama refuses to bomb ISIS because they're not a state and we can only bomb states. … [Read more...]

A Muslim Marine Brilliantly Trolls Trump

After Donald Trump has publicly entertained the idea of creating a national registration database of Muslims and making them carry special identification, a Muslim man in the Marine Corps brilliantly trolled Trump on Twitter by showing the ID badge he already carries: … [Read more...]

Carson’s Adviser Wants to Use Military to Evangelize the World

Foreign Policy magazine has an article about Robert Dees, a retired two-star general who is now Ben Carson's chief foreign policy adviser (and judging by how Carson babbled incoherently when asked about foreign policy in the debate on Tuesday, he doesn't seem to be doing a very good job). Turns out he's one of those theocrats who wants to use the military to evangelize the world. … [Read more...]