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#headdesk Kerry: global warming as great a threat as ISIS and ebola

Posted by: Phineas on September 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I have no words left, I think, to describe what a fatuous buffoon this man is, so I’ll let the Secretary of State of the United States speak for himself: Secretary of State John Kerry said the threats posed by climate change should be addressed with as much “immediacy” as confronting the Islamic […]

 

What about *your* gaffes, Hillary?

Posted by: Phineas on July 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Yes, my friends, it’s time once again for one of our favorite games, “If it had been a Republican…” Remember, how, back in the 2012 campaign, the press and the Democrat support groups (redundant, I know) hounded Republican nominee Mitt Romney over supposed misstatements and gaffes while on a foreign tour? I […]

 

Romney on Iraq: “Our foreign policy is run by bumbling incompetents”

Posted by: Phineas on June 16, 2014 at 6:31 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, okay. Mitt didn’t really say that; I was just interpreting what I take to be the subtext of this interview with NBC’s David Gregory: Via National Review, here’s the key passage: “This administration, from Secretary Clinton to President Obama, has repeatedly underestimated the threats faced by America, has repeatedly underestimated our […]

 

#Benghazi attackers used State Dept. phones the night of the attack

Posted by: Phineas on June 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And we overheard them doing it. If anyone still believes Hillary’s story about blaming a YouTube video based on the best information they had at the time, that person is either dumber than a rock, or hoping for a job in a possible Hillary administration. Via Bret Baier and James Rosen: The […]

 

(Video) Hitler and Chamberlain, Putin and Obama

Posted by: Phineas on June 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas (Photo via Israel Matzav) I’ve been saying for years, almost since the Jihadi War began, that the state of international relations gives me a “1930s vibe,” a feeling that we may be on a path toward another World War. That feeling has come and gone as the years passed, as I’m sure it did for […]

 

The Selfie administration. Updated.

Posted by: Phineas on May 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This opinion piece by Eliot Cohen, former State Department counselor during the George W. Bush administration, pulls no punches when dealing with the inadequacies of Team Obama. While European magazines suddenly wonder just “what America will fight for,” (1) Cohen advises not even asking the question, given the administration’s fundamental lack of maturity […]

 

Leaked Chinese documents show planning for a North Korean collapse

Posted by: Phineas on May 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas To paraphrase Whoopie Goldberg, I’m pretty sure these weren’t “leaked-leaked,” so much as deliberately slipped to the Japanese, knowing they’d go public. It’s a not-so-subtle to warning to Dear Leader III: “If things fall apart, don’t count on us to bail you out:” China has drawn up detailed contingency plans for the […]

 

#Benghazi: State Dept. knew within hours that it was a terrorist attack

Posted by: Phineas on May 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas And not a demonstration. I don’t know how I missed this over the weekend (1), but the administration’s favorite investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, posted this little bombshell to her site back on the 1st (via Hot Air): Internal Emails: State Dept. Immediately Attributed Benghazi Attacks to Terrorist Group A newly-released government email […]

 

#Benghazi: Boehner to appoint special investigating committee? UPDATE: Here we go

Posted by: Phineas on May 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas At last. Just posted on Fox News: House Speaker John Boehner is “seriously considering” appointing a special committee to probe the Benghazi attacks and an announcement from GOP leaders could come as early as Friday, sources tell Fox News. One senior GOP source told Fox News that Boehner, who has faced pressured […]

 

Surprisingly not The Onion: John Kerry as the new Winston Churchill

Posted by: Phineas on May 1, 2014 at 3:52 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Image via Greg Nash / Getty Images) I realize The Hill leans a bit left, and Budowsky himself is a hardcore liberal, but either he had the “special mushrooms” for dinner last night, or he was laughing uncontrollably while writing this: Looking across the landscape of world affairs, from sectarian carnage to Middle […]