When two Navy Seals were killed in Syria, a White House spokesman said, “the relatively small number of U.S. service members that are involved in these operations are not in combat but are in a dangerous place.” But, as Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) says, our troops in Syria and Iraq are definitely, by any definition, in combat. [Read more…]
The Obama administration has signed a deal with Iran that would cut the economic sanctions in return for a scale back of its nuclear program. See the terms after the jump. Do you think this is a good achievement? [Read more…]
When I heard about the Obama operative who said that the passage of Obamacare was helped by Americans’ “stupidity,” I assumed it was just a gaffe, with which Republicans could play “gotcha.” But it turns out, the comment was in the context of a frank explanation in front of a friendly liberal audience at MIT about how the administration got Obamacare through Congress.
And the operative’s other comments are even more damaging to the bill. A second video supports the opponents’ of the law’s case before the Supreme Court by indicating that the language restricting subsidies to state exchanges was intentional. [Read more…]
The POW release was orchestrated to be a feel-good moment . But now the Obama administration is dealing with a major scandal. Not just because 5 dangerous terrorist leaders were released from Gitmo. Not just because the president broke the law in not informing Congress. But mainly because America’s troops are in an uproar about all of this attention being given to an anti-American deserter whose dereliction of duty reportedly cost the lives of six soldiers. [Read more…]
The Obama administration negotiated the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held captive in Afghanistan for nearly five years, in exchange for five senior Taliban leaders being held in Guantanamo. He was reportedly the last POW being held. The problem is, the law requires the administration to consult with Congress when releasing prisoners from the Guantanamo prison, which the administration did not do. Officials from the executive branch acknowledge that they did not follow the law.
UPDATE: To add another level of controversy, Sgt. Bergdahl was evidently a deserter.
Deroy Murdock plumbs new depths of pessimism about our government and our political system. Does he have a point? From “The United States of Decline,” at National Review Online | Print:
America is unraveling at a stunning speed and to a staggering degree. This decline is breathtaking, and the prognosis is dim. [Read more…]