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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: A war hero or a deserter?

Posted by: ST on June 2, 2014 at 10:27 am » 2 Comments

In light of the “prisoner exchange” of US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-level Taliban Gitmo detainees, CNN”s Jake Tapper reports on claims Bergdahl’s on US soldiers who served with him are making about him (via): (CNN) – The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not […]

 

Pelosi channels Whoopi Goldberg on the #VAscandal: It’s not really a scandal-scandal…

Posted by: Phineas on May 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, brother. While her minions race to the microphones to denounce VA Secretary Shinseki before the voters take out their wrath on them, House Minority Leader (1) Nancy Pelosi took the softball question lobbed to her by Vox’s Ezra Klein (2) and explained that, yes, the poor treatment of veterans was scandalous, but […]

 

Memorial Day: Remembering those who gave all

Posted by: ST on May 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm » 1 Comment

Truer words were never spoken: “Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our soldiers don’t just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home. For it has been said so truthfully that it is […]

 

West Virginia VA doctor: At least two waiting list patients committed suicide

Posted by: ST on May 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm » 4 Comments

Appalling if true. This story keeps going from bad to worse: A West Virginia doctor is coming forward with new allegations against the Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming that she too was told to put patients seeking treatment off for months on end — and that at least two of them committed suicide. The claims […]

 

France refuses to fly US WWII vets to Normandy for D-Day anniversary

Posted by: Phineas on May 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s the 70th anniversary, and the men who carried out the landings are in their 80s and 90s, now. You would think, given France’s miserable performance during the war, they could show a little respect and gratitude to those who risked their lives to kick the Nazis out of their country (1). […]

 

QOTD: @JakeTapper grills WH Chief of Staff on VA hospital deaths

Posted by: ST on May 16, 2014 at 10:05 am » 2 Comments

CNN’s Jake Tapper is one of the few DC journalists who hasn’t forgotten that their jobs involve holding the government accountable for their actions and digging beyond their standard talking points no matter the party, and he doesn’t disappoint here – as Newsbusters’ PJ Gladnick recaps: [Thursday] White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough kept defending the […]

 

It’s a shame the UK doesn’t have a death penalty

Posted by: Phineas on February 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas For these two brave knights of Allah blood-crazed jihadis richly deserve it: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were found guilty on 19th December 2013 of killing 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Adebolajo, 28, was sentenced to a whole life tariff. Adebowale, 22, was sentenced […]

 

Asking for trouble: the Obama-Hagel defense budget

Posted by: Phineas on February 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Long ago, the Roman writer Vegetius wrote perhaps the wisest thing anyone has ever written regarding war and peace: “If you want peace, prepare for war.” In other words, if your potential foes know you are strong, that you are willing to use force to defend your interests, and that they are […]

 

Iran tests U.S. maritime borders

Posted by: Phineas on February 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, how cute! The Iranian Navy is trying to show the Great Satan (1) that it’s all grown up, now! A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, […]

 

Americans held in Libya, head-meets-desk quote. Update: released?

Posted by: Phineas on December 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s breaking news tonight that four Americans, likely military, are in the custody of the Libyan government, having been taken during a visit to the Roman ruins at Sabratha. As of this writing, no information has been released as to any charges, and the State Department has issued no statement. (Probably wise, […]