Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MSM Upset - Palin's Tour, Where Is She Going?

Media complains that Palin caravan puts reporters at risk

Of all the complaints about Sarah Palin and her bus tour, this one’s easily the strangest. CBS reports that the media has begun to grumble that Palin’s decision to keep them out of the loop on the tour’s stops have created a dangerous working environment for reporters:

Since Palin and her team won’t share where the potential candidate is headed, reporters and producers have little choice but to simply stay close to Palin’s bus. This has resulted in scenes of the Palin bus tooling down the highway followed by a caravan of 10 or 15 vehicles – including a massive CNN bus – all trying to make sure they don’t lose sight of the Palin bus.

It adds up to a dangerous situation, says CBS News Producer Ryan Corsaro.

“I just hope to God that one of these young producers with a camera whose bosses are making them follow Sarah Palin as a potential Republican candidate don’t get in a car crash, because this is dangerous,” he said.

Corsaro asked a member of Palin’s team if he thought it was dangerous to have reporters forced to chase her from stop to stop. “You’re the ones that are trailing us,” he replied.

Blog author's comments - Sarah Palin lives in the liberals heads, rent free. Here’s your first option: stop chasing her. If it truly presents a danger to journalists to drive behind the bus and attempt to keep up, then don’t bother doing it.

Palin said "I don't think I owe anything to the mainstream media...I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this, and that would include not necessarily telling them beforehand where every stop's going to be," she told fellow Fox News employee Greta Van Susteren in an interview from the bus.

h/t: Hot Air

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day - Never Forget Our Troops

Our Flag

There are many flags in many lands,
There are flags of every hue;
But there is no flag, however grand,
Like our own Red, White, and Blue.

~Mary Howliston~

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Special Little Dog Survives Tornado

Puppy with broken legs crawls home after surviving tornado

london.co.uk -- A puppy crawled home with two broken legs after being thrown high into the air by a tornado that ripped through Alabama.

Mason, a terrier mix, was feared dead after the storm but was found two weeks later by his owners in the wreckage of their home.

"This is probably the most dramatic we've seen as far as an injury in an animal that's survived this long," said Phil Doster at Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control shelter, who is caring for Mason following surgery. The shelter has dealt with hundreds of pets hurt by the storms.

"For an animal just to show up on someone's porch after this time was pretty remarkable, especially with the condition he's in."

Mason has become a minor celebrity.

Blog author's comments - With everything that I see, hear and read with regard to politics, my country and the world, I find this story and special little dog to be a pleasant break from all that is wrong.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Obama - Wants To Run Against a GOP Moderate

Rush Limbaugh on the Greta Van Susteren show -- Barack Obama does not want to run against Sarah Palin.

He added that Governor Chris Christie, former Senator Santorum, and Governor Rick Perry also scare the White House. The Dems are hoping that a moderate or liberal Republican wins the primary.

Blog author's comments - The left and of course their mainstream media will do everything in their power to get the worst possible, most moderate Republican nominated, and ignore, marginalize, and/or attack the most conservative candidates. They attempt to do it every election.

What does Obama have to run on? He can't run on his record, what he has accomplished since he has been in office. Do the people want more of the same which is high unemployment, Obamacare, high gas prices, rising food prices and a housing market which is in the tank?

We need a few conservatives to enter the race for the nomination. We also need a conservative to win the election. It's time to stop what is now happening and put the country on track towards recovery.

video via: GWP

Friday, May 27, 2011

Obama - Working On Gun Control

Obama: "I'm working on gun control under the radar"

greeley gazette -- Plans include enacting restrictions via Executive Order, bypassing Congress

While the Obama administration said it is committed to gun rights, a gun control advocate has spilled the beans, saying Obama is using stealth to work on firearms restrictions.

The Washington Post did a story on Steve Croley, the White House gun control czar. Croley is considered to be an expert on regulation and tort law. His approach to gun control appears to be a regulatory one.

According to the article, Jim and Sarah Brady visited Capital Hill on March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan; to push for a ban on "large magazines."

The couple reportedly were meeting with press secretary, Jay Carney, when, according to Sarah Brady, the President came in. She said the President told her he wanted to talk about gun control and "fill us in that it was very much on his agenda."

She went on to say Obama told her, "I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar."

The statement reinforces an article in the Huffington Post describing how the administration is exploring ways to bypass Congress and enact gun control through executive action. - Read more...

Blog author's comments - Of the many things that Obama is doing that represent a danger to our country, this is the one that may have the most potential for a huge backlash.

Most of Obama’s policies are destroying us slowly. Take away the firearms and you have subjects, not citizens.

That said, I would be surprised if he attempted any serious damage with regard to gun control before the election of 2012. Many liberals also own and want to keep their guns and Second Amendment rights.

But, if he wins a second term and gains seats in the Senate and House, there will be no stopping him. The onslaught will be heaped upon us on a weekly basis.

h/t: Ed.M

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Editorial Cartoons

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Blog author's comments - Michael Ramirez is a two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008, and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalism Award winner.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Addresses Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Gets 29 Standing Ovations
in Congress, Sends Message to White House

abc news - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint meeting of Congress had all trappings of a State of the Union address by a president with sky-high approval ratings.

Speaking to a packed House chamber with Speaker Boehner and Vice President Biden over his shoulders, Netanyahu was repeatedly interrupted by applause – including more than 20 standing ovations.

One of his biggest applause lines was aimed directly at President Obama.

“Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967,” Netanyahu said, prompting a big standing ovation.

Later he added: “Israel on the 1967 lines would be only 9 miles wide. So much for defensible borders.”

Nevertheless, Netanyahu's speech – and the thunderous bi-partisan response – was a clear challenge to the idea of using the 1967 boundaries – with or without “swaps” -- as a basis for a peace deal.

Netanyahu also got big ovations with hard-line statements on two other perennial sticking points to Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements: No right of return for Palestinian refugees, insisted, and “Jerusalem will never again be divided."

Netanyahu arguably got an warmer reception than President Obama received during his state of the union.

Quotes from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speech:

–”Time for Abbas to say I will accept a Jewish state.”

–”Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 67."

–”The Palestinian refugee problem will be resolved outside the borders of Israel.”

–”Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel.”

–”Vital that Israel maintains a long term military presence along Jordan River.”

–”Peace cannot be imposed, it must be negotiated.”

–”Hamas leader condemned the killing of Osama Bin-Laden.”

–”To Abbas, tear up your pact with Hamas, and make peace with the Jewish state.”

Watch Entire Benjamin Netanyahu Speech
(Over 45 minutes in length)

This is a topic dominating so much of the news these days. This video is very informative regading Israel's ability to defend itself.

The Facts About Israel's Borders In Five Minutes

Blog author's comments - Just a thought - how about the Republican Party finding a birth certificate for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, possibly in Hawaii, and giving him the nomination for the election in 2012. This of course is wishful thinking. He delivered a very refreshing speech, clear and straight to the point.

Just another example of how this country is starving for someone of character, who stands up for his convictions and doesn’t mince words. Were I President, I would have been certain to have stayed for this speech and been in the audience instead of running away.

Benjamin Netanyahu is a real leader. He has a known past. He speaks from real experiences and has been in real battles. What a contrast when compared to Barack Obama.

Israel is not what’s wrong with the Middle East. Attempting to push and scold our ally can only provide strength to anti-Israel terrorists who have and will continue to block any hope of peace.

video about Israel's borders via: breitbart.tv

Monday, May 23, 2011

Obama Chose Palestinians Over Israelis

Limbaugh: Obama Chose Palestinians Over Israelis

Obama Sides With Palestinians: Israel and
Palestine Must Return To 1967 Borders

Blog author's comments - Nothing to add. These videos and information at this link is all that is needed.

h/t: daily rushbo

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Herman Cain - Would Offer Palestinians Nothing!

Herman Cain Would Offer Palestinians "Nothing" In Peace Deal

Most of us are aware of President Barack Obama's proposal that Israel should return to its 1967 borders to appease the Palestinians.

Herman Cain said: The 'Cain' doctrine is "Don't mess with Israel because if you mess with Israel you are messing with the United States."

During the Sunday morning Fox News show hosted by Chris Wallace, Herman Cain was asked, what would President Cain offer the Palestinians to make peace?

His answer: Nothing!

“Nothing, because I’m not convinced that the Palestinians are really interested in peace. If the Palestinians come to the table with Israel, with a genuine offer that the two of them can sit down and negotiate the United States would, in fact, try to facilitate that discussion. But if we look at history, it has been clear that the Palestinians have always wanted to push the Israelis, and push Israel, for more and more and more. I don’t agree with that.”

Blog author's comments - The Palestinians are not interested in peace. They are not willing to compromise in any way. President Obama, there is no point in discussing it, unless of course you want to see the demise of Israel.

Herman Cain, finally a presidential candidate with a backbone. Mr. Cain not being a career politician also makes him attractive to conservatives. But, he will not receive the backing of the Republican Party or the GOP 'blue bloods'. The Republican voters are still looking for someone to enter the race who they believe can defeat Obama in 2012.

h/t: real clear politics

Friday, May 20, 2011

Netanyahu Tells Obama No! - To Border Proposal

Netanyahu meets Obama, rejects 1967 border proposal

Reuters - WASHINGTON, May 20 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he was prepared to make compromises to peace but he rejected President Barack Obama's proposal that Israel return to its 1967 borders.

Obama and Netanyahu met at the White House a day after the U.S. president endorsed a longstanding Palestinian demand on the borders for their future state.

In remarks to reporters in the Oval Office, Obama said he had reiterated the principles he had laid out on Thursday.

Both men acknowledged differences between their positions.

Netanyahu gave our far left radical president a history lesson.

Blog author's comments - Barack Hussein Obama told Israel to move back to the 1967 borders. Basically, he wants to give the Hamas-Fatah terror alliance half of Jerusalem.

You mean the Israelis aren’t prepared to commit mass suicide to make Obama happy? The current occupant of the White House/Oval office is a total disgrace.

The Republican Party can learn a lot from Netanyahu. The Israeli Prime Minister sat down with Obama and with respect told him no, what you want is not going to happen. We need a Netanyahu in the Republican Party.

h/t: GWP

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Allen West - D.C. People Comfortable With Lying

daily caller - Retired Lt. Col. Allen West spent more than 20 years in the Army, including several tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf, before deciding to enter politics. West was one of 32 black Republicans to run for federal office last fall, and one of two who made it into the House.

In November, West handily beat incumbent Ron Klein in a South Florida district that includes West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. His eloquence, unyielding conservatism and habit of speaking from principle quickly made him a hero to conservatives. In February, West gave the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. - Read more and view more videos...

TheDC’s Ginni Thomas recently visited Rep. West in his office:
On what surprises him most about working in Washington, D.C.
“I’ve never seen people that are so comfortable with lying in my life.”

Under what conditions would he agree to increase the debt limit?
“We have to put this whole debt ceiling thing to rest. It should never come up again…”

On civility and the tactics used against him.
“There really is no civility out there unless you agree with liberal progressives.”

Who are America’s enemies right now?
“At a strategic level, you fight against a thought process or an ideology that is the antithesis to who you are and what you believe in and it is a threat to your way of life and your civilization… [Our nation's] ‘national security strategy’ [mentions] global warming … more so than Islamic terrorism, Muslim extremism, jihadism, or anything of that nature.”

On Obama’s foreign policy.
“I don’t see a foreign policy….I think it is whatever United Nations would like us to do, we’ll try to do it.”

On the qualities of a Republican presidential nominee and on the idea of a West candidacy.
“The most important thing about the Republican Party, they’ve got to get away from leadership by entitlement.”

Blog author's comments - It really is too bad that the Republican Party does not have more members like Allen West.

Great comment: On what surprises him most about working in Washington, D.C. - "I’ve never seen people that are so comfortable with lying in my life.”

h/t: HAP

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Videos You May Have Missed

Allen West On Obama -- I agree, nominate West for 2012

Government Gone Wild -- Actually
it's totally out of control

Brit Hume warns, Obama is 'toast' if current
conditions persist -- Hopefully he is correct

Newt -- It's over for you, you can't win

Blog author's comments - I obviously thought these videos were worth viewing.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Palin on Pelosi's Waivers - "Unflippingbelievable!"

Gov. Sarah Palin on Pelosi district's
Obamacare waivers: 'Seriously, this is corrupt.'

daily caller - In response to the reveleation that about 20 percent of the latest slew of Obamacare waivers went to luxurious restaurants, nightclubs and hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s district, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told The Daily Caller the waiver process is “corrupt.”

“Unflippingbelievable! No, wait, it is believable,” Palin said in an email to TheDC. “Seriously, this is corrupt. And anyone who still supports the Pelosi-Reid-Obama agenda of centralized government takeovers of the free market and the corresponding crony capitalism is, in my book, complicit.”

President Barack Obama’s administration approved 204 new Obamacare waivers in April. Thirty-eight of them went to upscale businesses including four-star hotels, gourmet restaurants, day spas and hip nightclubs in Pelosi’s district. That’s in addition to 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved. - Keep reading...

Blog author's comments - Don’t forget, Harry Reid's whole state of Nevada received waivers. Pelosi and Reid were the leaders of both chambers that pushed this down our throats.

This brings the total number of waivers granted by this administration to 1,372. President Obama and his administration claim that these Obamacare waivers are necessary to avoid disrupting the insurance market until the law completely overhauls the health insurance system in 2014. Basically, President Obama and his allies are picking and choosing what businesses to protect so that the 2,700 page healthcare monster doesn’t devour them.

The wavers should be the final nails in the coffin with the Supreme Court Justices if Obamacare ever makes it to the SCOTUS. I don't feel confident that they would overturn it. The GOP must win in 2012 and begin the process of eliminating Obamacare.

We all remember what Pelosi said about having
to pass Obamacare to find out what is in it.

h/t: heritage.com

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Obama's Drilling Plan to Appease His Voters

Obama Shifts to Speed Oil and Gas Drilling in U.S.

NY Times — President Obama, facing voter anger over high gasoline prices and complaints from Republicans and business leaders that his policies are restricting the development of domestic energy resources, announced Saturday that he was taking several steps to speed oil and gas drilling on public lands and waters.

It was at least a partial concession to his critics at a time when consumers are paying near-record prices at the gas pump. The Republican-led House passed three bills in the last 10 days that would significantly expand and accelerate oil development in the United States, saying the administration was driving up gas prices and preventing job creation with antidrilling policies.

Administration officials said the president’s announcement, which included plans for expanded drilling in Alaska and the prospect of new exploration off the Atlantic coast, was intended in part to answer those arguments, signal flexibility and demonstrate his commitment to reducing oil imports by increasing domestic production.

But in fact the policies announced Saturday would not have an immediate effect on supply or prices, nor would they quickly open any new areas to drilling.

“These spikes in gas prices are often temporary,” Mr. Obama said, “and while there are no quick fixes to the problem, there are a few steps we should take that make good sense.”

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Mr. Obama said the administration would begin to hold annual auctions for oil and gas leases in the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve, a 23-million-acre tract on the North Slope of Alaska. The move comes after years of demands for the auctions by industry executives and Alaska’s two senators, Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, and Mark Begich, a Democrat.

The administration will also accelerate a review of the potential environmental impact of drilling off the southern and central Atlantic coast and will consider making some areas available for exploration. The move is a change from current policy, which puts the entire Atlantic Seaboard off limits to drilling until at least 2018.

The president also said he would extend leases already granted for drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico that had been frozen after the BP spill last year. The extension will allow companies time to meet new safety and environmental standards without having to worry about their leases expiring.

The moves come after the House passed a series of bills that would force the administration to move much further and faster to open public lands and waters to oil and gas development.- Read more...

Blog author's comments - The Liar-In-Chief would not be doing this if he were not a little worried about the election of 2012. Not long ago he told us that we cannot drill our way out of our current crisis.

If he should win a second term he will stop drilling and continue to finish the job of destroying the U.S. and remaking it into a socialist nation.

It will be very difficult to recover from the damage which Obama has already done with his anti-drilling and anti-permit agenda to our economy, in particular to the Gulf Coast within the past year.

Once again, it isn’t what he says, it is what he does. Today he will say he is going to speed up U.S. oil production, tomorrow he will direct the EPA to get in the way of drilling as much as they can.

It’s no different than hearing him talk about the need to reduce the deficit when nobody has ever done as much to increase the deficit to the extremely high level it is now than he has. The guy says the most boldface lies and the MSM is cheering about his amazing intellect and vision for the country.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Barack Obama Makes Border Security a Joke

Arizona Responds to Obama's
'Alligator Moat' Speech

This is a hard-hitting and effective response from the state that has had to endure the most turmoil due to the federal government's failures at the US/Mexico border.

Blog author's comments - Every illegal that is here or enters, Obama counts them as another vote for the Democrats. This is all he and the members of the Democrat Party care about.

Obama, you know who’s not laughing either? The victims of violence and crime committed by illegals that you and your party are allowing to come in.

Obama held a meeting at the White House to discuss the broken immigration system. He met with a bipartisan group. He did not invite any governors from border states. Why not?

video via: breitbart.tv

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Rush Limbaugh - Recent Show Quotes

More Pearls of Wisdom From Rush Limbaugh

--- "There are two types of people in our society, folks. One type expects everything to be provided for them in some form or another, and another type wants nothing to do with that, and the fact is that the left is trying to create a society of only the first kind of people."

--- "A Democrat senator asked whether they believed in shared sacrifice, and one Big Oil executive said, 'We don't believe in shared sacrifice. We believe in shared prosperity.' Right on, right on!"

--- "I'm running out of room for more rays of sunshine to be packed up my butt as this regime continues to tell us how great things are going out there."

--- "We conservatives instinctively know that there's nobody better at looking out for you than you. Nobody's going to care as much about you than you, and nobody is going to be as concerned about your welfare as you are."

--- "You don't talk about prosperity when liberals are running the show; that's not how they advance their game. Shared misery is what they want."

--- "Bin Laden kept a handwritten diary, and he apparently woke up every morning trying to figure out how to bring down America. He sounds just like some people in the Democrat Party. Honestly."

--- "I don't believe that Obama gave the kill order on Bin Laden. I think somebody else had to do it, and I think I've figured it out: Sebelius and her death panel made the call."

--- "Certain things you can spin for the average American, but you can't spin what gas costs, or what milk and eggs cost -- or beer and cereal, if they're in Rio Linda -- or that their homes have lost value."

--- "Instead of going to El Paso and pushing for amnesty, shouldn't Obama be going to Mississippi and all those other flooded states? I mean, he's got the ability to lower the sea levels. Why does he not put it to use?"

--- "Obama's hijacked John Wayne from us. Obama's hijacked Bush. He's gone from being best friends with flag-stomping domestic terrorist Bill Ayers to now being best friends and the leader of SEAL Team Six. This is simultaneously nauseating and hilarious to watch."

--- "Obama is not cool and calm and collected. I think we have a cold guy here, a very young, immature, bitter, cold guy, whose classless arrogance has marked his two-plus years in office."

--- "Ladies and gentlemen, our brave young president has added his heroic killing of Bin Laden to his campaign stump speech, which means he's practically dredged up the body of Bin Laden so he can campaign with it."

Rush: Bin Laden Diary Sounds Like
Some People In The Democrat Party

Blog author's comments - Rush Limbaugh is the leader of modern day conservative talk radio and he is #1 of the top 10 most popular commercial radio shows in the United States.

video via: daily rushbo

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Michelle Obama Invites Rapper to Perform at WH

NJ State Police "Outraged" Over Rapper Invite to White House

NBC - The invitation of rapper Common to the White House this week is drawing the ire of the union representing New Jersey state police.

While even casual hip-hop fans wouldn't characterize him as a controversial rapper, Common found himself under the microscope after First Lady Michelle Obama invited him to the White House for an arts event. In question: the lyrics to "A Song for Assata," about convicted cop-killer and former Black Panther Assata Shakur.

The White House said Wednesday it stood by the decision to invite Common. Press Secretary Jay Carney said the conservative backlash distorts what Common stands for.

FOX News and Sarah Palin condemned the decision after the Daily Caller published some of Common's lyrics, including some that criticize former President George W. Bush.

For New Jersey police, the outrage centers on "A Song for Assata" lyrics like "Your power and pride is beautiful. May God bless your soul."

Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, was convicted for the 1973 slaying of Trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike. She escaped prison in 1979, and is living in asylum in Cuba.

"The young people who read this stuff, hear this stuff, are getting a very dangerous and deadly message," said David Jones, president of the State Troopers Fraternal Association union. - Continue reading >

Blog author's comments – Is anyone really surprised that this person was invited to the White House by Michelle Obama? We have seen over the past two years who the Obama's are, what they think and want for our country.

The White House on Wednesday defended the invitation sent by first lady Michelle Obama to rapper and actor Common to attend a poetry event amid backlash over some of his lyrics that critics say promote violence.

In one poem, he called for the metaphorical burning of President George W. Bush -- a "burning Bush." And in a song, he praised convicted cop-killer and former Black Panther Assata Shakur.

Common has also defended the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the pastor at the Obama’s' church in Chicago. "He never really was against white people or another race," Common said. "It was more against an establishment that was oppressing people.”

Common said during the 2008 presidential race that Wright's sermons were filled with love, not hate. "What I picked up from the pews was messages of love," he said. "He's been a preacher that's helped raise one of the greatest political figures in the world."

This guy is just another one of the Obama's friends. It's time folks...the Obama's must be gone after the 2012 election.

h/t: Fox News

Monday, May 9, 2011

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Obama - Muslim Sensitivities The First Priority

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Always Seems
To Side With The Muslim Sensitivities

Blog author's comments - Barack Obama is what happens when ignorant people vote. With the 2012 election we shall see how much these people have learned about Obama during his first and hopefully only term as President.

video via: daily rushbo

Friday, May 6, 2011

Editorial Cartoons

Cartoons By Michael Ramirez

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Blog author's comments - Michael Ramirez is a two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008, and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalism Award winner.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waterboarding Prisoner - Led to Bin Laden

Rush Limbaugh: Virtually Everything This President And His Party Opposed Was Utilized By Obama To Kill Osama Bin Laden

CIA chief Panetta: Waterboarding aided bin Laden raid

Washington — Intelligence garnered from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and kill him, CIA Chief Leon Panetta told NBC News.

Panetta, in a 2009 CIA confirmation hearing declared "waterboarding is torture and it's wrong." said Tuesday that debate about its use will continue.

"Whether we would have gotten the same information through other approaches I think is always gonna be an open question," Panetta said.- Entire story > >

Rumsfeld told Sean Hannity that enhanced interrogation
techniques did lead the US to Osama Bin Laden

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld: No one was waterboarded at Guantanamo by the US military. In fact no one was waterboarded at Guantanamo period. Three people were waterboarded by the CIA away from Guantanamo and then later were brought to Guantanamo. And, in fact, as you pointed out the information from these individuals was critically important.

Blog author's comments - Barack Obama is taking all credit for the raid that killed Osama bin Laden which had it's beginning during the Bush administration.

The leftist MSM avoid any mention of what the Bush administration did which eventually led to the intelligence information which helped the CIA find the location of the Al Qaeda leader.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) House Homeland Security Committee Chairman: “The initial information on the courier was obtained from waterboarding in 2003. That came from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed… People who were on the ground and very familiar to the situation told me this.”

Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, provided the nom de guerre of one of bin Laden's most trusted aides. The CIA got similar information from Mohammed's successor, Abu Faraj al-Libi. Both were subjected to harsh interrogation tactics inside CIA prisons in Poland and Romania.

President Barack Obama closed the prison system.

Obama 2007 - Barack Obama, US Senator (D-IL), in an Oct. 4, 2007 press release titled "Obama: Torture and Secrecy Betray Core American Values," stated:

"The secret authorization of brutal interrogations is an outrageous betrayal of our core values, and a grave danger to our security. We must do whatever it takes to track down and capture or kill terrorists, but torture is not a part of the answer - it is a fundamental part of the problem with this administration's approach. Torture is how you create enemies, not how you defeat them. Torture is how you get bad information, not good intelligence. Torture is how you set back America's standing in the world, not how you strengthen it. It's time to tell the world that America rejects torture without exception or equivocation. It's time to stop telling the American people one thing in public while doing something else in the shadows. No more secret authorization of methods like simulated drowning. When I am president America will once again be the country that stands up to these deplorable tactics. When I am president we won't work in secret to avoid honoring our laws and Constitution, we will be straight with the American people and true to our values."

h/t: uncoverage & dailyrushbo

Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden - No Longer Among The Living

Obama Inherited From Bush The Policy
That Led To The Killing Of Osama bin Laden

Limbaugh Expresses Pride In The US
Military Following Death Of Osama bin Laden

Barack Obama is of course taking credit for the death of Osama bin Laden. But what he did was retain many of the policies of George W. Bush. While campaigning for the presidency he said he would stop the Patriot Act, close Gitmo, cut military funding and stop the enhanced interrogation techniques.

Barack Obama:

“I directed Leon Pannetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority”

“I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden”

“I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden”

“I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice”

“Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad Pakistan”

“I have made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam; bin Laden was not a Muslim leader”

Star Tribune - Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, provided the nom de guerre of one of bin Laden's most trusted aides. The CIA got similar information from Mohammed's successor, Abu Faraj al-Libi. Both were subjected to harsh interrogation tactics inside CIA prisons in Poland and Romania.

The news is sure to reignite debate over whether the now-closed interrogation and detention program was successful. President Barack Obama closed the prison system.

Blog author's comments - The killing of Osama bin Laden will not stop the terrorist attacks. Bin Laden has been sitting on the sidelines for years as a figure head. I expect the attacks to ratchet up a few notches. The terrorists who have been planning and carrying out the attacks will continue as usual. They will now want to avenge the death of their leader.

Barack Obama was provided with accurate intelligence reports as to where Osama bin Laden was living. After speaking with his advisors he ordered the attack. He did what any President would do with the information he was given. He also kept the policies of George W. Bush in place which provided the intelligence information. The military Special Forces did their usual excellent job.

h/t: daily rushbo & GWP