Cruz: A False Promise of Amnesty is the Opposite of Compassionate

On Fox News Sunday, this morning, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas discussed the ongoing immigration crisis and the bill he recently introduced to address it. With the Ukraine back on the front pages, he also discussed his ideas to stop President Putin’s aggression in Ukraine.

Cruz visited a crucial border juncture in McAllen, Texas, Saturday, and then appeared at an event with Glenn Beck, who is visiting the border this weekend  to give aid to the unaccompanied minors. He sat down with Chris Wallace for the interview prior to his visit to the border.

Regarding immigration:

“The cause of this crisis is the promise of amnesty, Cruz explained. If you look at the history of this issue, in 2011, there were roughly 6,000 children apprehended coming in illegally. Then in 2012, President Obama unilaterally granted amnesty to some 800,000 people who were here illegally, who entered as children.

“The direct foreseeable consequence of that was the number of unaccompanied children skyrocketed so that this year the Obama Administration’s estimating 90,000 kids will come next year; 145,000. That’s up from just 6,000 three years ago.”

….

“What I want to do is have action that fixes the problem. If we pass a bill – let’s take President Obama’s proposed bill, $3.7 billion – it does nothing to solve the problem.”

“No, what I’m interested in is fixing the problem. And it’s only Washington – all of the proposals being floated are missing the cause of the problem.”

….

“It is the opposite of compassionate to continue this crisis. I don’t want to see tens of thousands of little boys and little girls being physically assaulted, being sexually assaulted by drug dealers. The way to fix it, the bill I’ve introduced is a very simple bill.

“It is a page and a half. And it simply says the President cannot grant amnesty going forward. It prohibits the President from granting amnesty.”

….

“The objective here should be to help the kids and the way you help the kids is you eliminate the magnet which is President Obama’s amnesty.”

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“I’ll tell you who’s holding these kids ransom is Harry Reid and the President, because their view is don’t do anything to fix the problem. He mentions comprehensive immigration reform. The Gang of Eight bill is one of the causes of this problem because what the kids are saying is they’re coming because they believe they’ll get amnesty; part of the Gang of Eight bill was promising them amnesty.”

Regarding stopping Putin’s aggression in Ukraine:

“We should do a number of things. One, we need vigorous sanctions. We need sanctions that target the Russian energy sector, the Russian financial sector, that put serious consequences for what Putin is doing.

“Two, we should immediately reinstate the anti-ballistic missile batteries in Eastern Europe that President Obama canceled in 2009 in an effort to appease Russia.

“And three, we need to open the export of liquid natural gas, which will help liberate Ukraine and Eastern Europe and will also impose real financial penalties on Russia and will create jobs and economic growth back here.

“That’s what leadership would look like, standing up to Putin instead of demonstrating weakness because when Putin sees weakness, he demonstrates over and over again aggression and willingness to go after others.”

Jeanine Pirro: ‘Mr. President – You Need To Get Your Act Together’ (Video)

Another Saturday night, another tongue-lashing administered to Obama by the inimitable Judge Jeanine.

“Americans don’t want a spectator,” Pirro noted before listing off a number of global crises that demand the president’s attention. She rattled off five of the world’s biggest crises, at play in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Israel and Hamas, and the US Southern border.

“Actually we’re in quite a hell of a mess,” she declared. “And Mr. President – you need to get your act together. Put on your big boy pants and get in the game with a coherent foreign policy.”

Ronald Coburn,  former Border Patrol Deputy Chief, was Pirro’s guest to discuss the crisis on the border.

Coburn claimed that in his capacity as a border security expert, he’s been watching the social, electronic networks and is seeing the cartels boasting about their gains and laughing at the way the US government is handling the situation.

“Tatooed up killers are coming across the border not to contribute to society but to prey on society”, he said.

 

Krauthammer: America’s Decline Is A Choice (Video)

America is in decline -but not as a result of  events, Charles Krauthammer explained on the O’Reilly Factor, Thursday night. “What we have with Obama is a president choosing decline.”

“We are in a position to dominate again, he continued, “but we have a president who doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism, American greatness and he has chosen for American to retreat from the Middle East, to not lift a finger in the Ukraine – basically to make us one nation among others and that is a choice. It can be reversed, but that’s the challenge America faces.”

Without mentioning any names, O’Reilly brought up certain conservative radio personalities who were saying what Krauthammer said right from the beginning.

“They said, ‘this guy…he wants America to decline in power, he is not going to promote our best interests. This was on right-wing talk radio, and many people – including me – were skeptical of that approach. (We know, Bill.)

Of course, O’Reilly is referring to people like Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, who famously declared, “I hope he fails.”

Krauthammer said, “this is a man who believes America ought to retreat as a matter of ideology and in part because he wants to see all of our efforts on domestic affairs to become the Social Democracy like Europe.”

“It is very clear that he believes that America in some way perhaps doesn’t have a moral right to be the leader of the world. And I think that he feels that the sins we have created in the past the injuries we’ve inflicted on others – the Iraqis I think he would list, among others –  does not entitle us to a hegemonic position dominant position we had after the cold war,” Krauthammer concluded.

Here’s Rush’s “I hope he fails” monologue from January 16, 2009 while the the mortifying cult of Obama was in full swing. You may remember the intense indignation, anger and hysteria this incited on the left culminating in another effort on the part of Democrats to “hush Rush.”

RUSH: I got a request here from a major American print publication. “Dear Rush: For the Obama [Immaculate] Inauguration we are asking a handful of very prominent politicians, statesmen, scholars, businessmen, commentators, and economists to write 400 words on their hope for the Obama presidency. We would love to include you. If you could send us 400 words on your hope for the Obama presidency, we need it by Monday night, that would be ideal.”

Now, we’re caught in this trap again. The premise is, what is your “hope.” My hope, and please understand me when I say this. I disagree fervently with the people on our side of the aisle who have caved and who say, “Well, I hope he succeeds. We’ve got to give him a chance.” Why? They didn’t give Bush a chance in 2000. Before he was inaugurated the search-and-destroy mission had begun. I’m not talking about search-and-destroy, but I’ve been listening to Barack Obama for a year-and-a-half. I know what his politics are. I know what his plans are, as he has stated them. I don’t want them to succeed.

If I wanted Obama to succeed, I’d be happy the Republicans have laid down. And I would be encouraging Republicans to lay down and support him. Look, what he’s talking about is the absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care. I do not want the government in charge of all of these things. I don’t want this to work. So I’m thinking of replying to the guy, “Okay, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.” (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here’s the point. Everybody thinks it’s outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, “Oh, you can’t do that.” Why not? Why is it any different, what’s new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don’t care what the Drive-By story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: “Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.” Somebody’s gotta say it.

Were the liberals out there hoping Bush succeeded or were they out there trying to destroy him before he was even inaugurated? Why do we have to play the game by their rules? Why do we have to accept the premise here that because of the historical nature of his presidency, that we want him to succeed? This is affirmative action, if we do that. We want to promote failure, we want to promote incompetence, we want to stand by and not object to what he’s doing simply because of the color of his skin? Sorry. I got past the historical nature of this months ago. He is the president of the United States, he’s my president, he’s a human being, and his ideas and policies are what count for me, not his skin color, not his past, not whatever ties he doesn’t have to being down with the struggle, all of that’s irrelevant to me. We’re talking about my country, the United States of America, my nieces, my nephews, your kids, your grandkids. Why in the world do we want to saddle them with more liberalism and socialism? Why would I want to do that? So I can answer it, four words, “I hope he fails.” And that would be the most outrageous thing anybody in this climate could say. Shows you just how far gone we are. Well, I know, I know. I am the last man standing.

I’m happy to be the last man standing. I’m honored to be the last man standing. Yeah, I’m the true maverick. I can do more than four words. I could say I hope he fails and I could do a brief explanation of why. You know, I want to win. If my party doesn’t, I do. If my party has sacrificed the whole concept of victory, sorry, I’m now the Republican in name only, and they are the sellouts. I’m serious about this. Why in the world, it’s what Ann Coulter was talking about, the tyranny of the majority, all these victims here, we gotta make sure the victims are finally assuaged. Well, the dirty little secret is this isn’t going to assuage anybody’s victim status, and the race industry isn’t going to go away, and the fact that America’s original sin of slavery is going to be absolved, it’s not going to happen. Just isn’t, folks. It’s too big a business for the left to keep all those things alive that divide the people of this country into groups that are against each other. Yes, I’m fired up about this.

 

 

Greg Gutfeld: We Gave Obama America – He Gave Us Detroit (Video)

A bitter rant from Greg Gutfeld on the Five, yesterday,  expresses what a lot of Americans are feeling right now as they watch the promise of a better tomorrow for their children crumble before their very eyes.

Via Freedom’s Lighthouse:

“He is doing something by doing nothing, because instability is his stability,” Gutfeld said. “His ‘Tear Down the Wall’ moment is happening right now. Unfortunately, that wall is our wall – it’s the Border.”

He concluded, “the belief is whenever you visit somewhere, you’re supposed to leave it better off than when you entered. Obama got that backwards. We gave him America and in return, he gave us Detroit.”

 

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NRO: Former Border Patrol Deputy Chief: ‘All of the Good That Was Done after 9/11 Up to Now Has Been Reversed Singlehandedly’

Former national deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Ronald Colburn tellsNational Review Online that the Obama administration has undone all of the progress made at America’s southern border since 9/11.

“We’re back to a pre-9/11 situation basically, and this administration did that in the past five years,” he says. “All of the good that was done after 9/11 up to now has been reversed singlehandedly.”

The Right Scoop: ‘You’re damn right I’m angry!’ – MARK LEVIN’s rant about the downfall of America

You see because I want to make it very very clear to the left, to the media and even some ‘Repubicans’ and even some TV and radio hosts.

There’s nothing compassionate about the downfall of America! There’s nothing compassionate about the hollowing out of our society! There’s nothing compassionate about bankrupting our children and grandchildren, destroying our school system, destroying local law enforcement and hospitals, what’s been built up over 200 years.

MRC: The Border Crisis Stories the Networks Aren’t Telling You About:

Government officials restricting reporter access to illegal immigrants at detention centers. Border patrol agents being infected with diseases “not seen in decades.” The general in charge of the U.S. Southern Command warning that terrorists and gang members could be hiding among the new influx of immigrants. These are just some of the startling new border crisis stories the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) have refused to tell their viewers about.

The Conversation: BCFS Withdraws Bid For $50 Million Illegal Alien Resort Spa:

Gateway Pundit reports that following his meeting with the group in Texas, last week,   Obama awarded BCFS $190,707,505 to build offices in six cities and four states.

 The new offices will be located in New York, NY; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Sacramento-area, CA; and Los Angeles-area, CA, will serve as regional hubs for BCFS’ new family support and evaluation programs. 35,670

Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) is expanding nationwide.

BCFS is the same group that runs a temporary detention center for illegal immigrants at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Todd Starnes refered to them as “brownshirts” in his blockbuster Fox News article about the secrecy surrounding the detention center.

 “There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps, but the agents made it clear we would be arrested,” a psychiatric counselor at Lackland told Starnes. “We were under orders not to say anything.”

 The sources said workers were guarded by a security force from the BCFS, which the Department of Health and Human Services hired to run the Lackland Camp.

The sources say security forces called themselves the “Brown Shirts.”

 “It was a very submissive atmosphere,” the counselor said. “Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws.”

 She said the workers were stripped of their cellphones and other communication devices. Anyone caught with a phone was immediately fired.

“Everyone was paranoid,” she said. “The children had more rights than the workers.”

John Hayward, The Conversation: The myth of the Central American apocalypse:

While we’re busy retiring the phony Obama talking point about how a 2008 anti-human-trafficking law means he can’t do anything to repel the human wave coming out of Central America, let’s also dispense with the equally bogus talking point that it’s a sudden “refugee” crisis caused by an abrupt surge of violence in the countries of origin.

To be sure, conditions in Honduras, El Salvador, etc. are very bad.  You can’t blame anyone for wanting to escape them.  This does not, in any way, obligate the people of the United States to care for all of those people, or grant them permanent residency.  But it simply is not true that some massive surge in violence over the last year prompted a refugee exodus on par with the people fleeing from war zones.  It stinks about the same as it always has in Central America, and it most assuredly will not get any better if the corrupt regimes and drug gangs ruling those territories know they can count on the Americans to take care of everyone they have failed.  The concept of national sovereignty means nothing if the people of one nation can be held responsible for the consequences of actions taken by the government of another.

Hat tip: Brian B.

 

Judge Jeanine Pirro Blasts Obama on Border Crisis: You Created This Mess – YOU Fix It (Video)

Judge Jeanine Pirro vented about Obama and his manufactured crisis on the border in her opening statement, Saturday night. She called the massive influx of unaccompanied minors coming over the border a “Trojan Horse” to change the voting demographics in the country – another outrage that she said  adds to “a long line of scandals, screw-ups, shocking stupidity, or maybe – shocking shrewdness.”

“Don’t fooled by this administration saying they’re going to send them back, she warned viewers.” The average deportation time is five years. But that’s only after we pay for advocates, translators, lawyers, judges, housing, food, healthcare, education, medication. And in the end – statistics tell us that 90% are released, anyway.”

She continued, “so  this week, P____ Obama refused to go to the border to see the crisis he created, Instead – he’d rather run off to the golf course, or play pool. And in true Obama fashion he wants 4 billion or our dollars to fix this – only 2% by the way of which goes to close the border. And since nothing is his fault, if only those Republicans in the Texas delegation would work with him, this could be solved.”

“With all due respect Mr. President,” Pirro purred, ” you created this mess – now YOU fix it. YOU invited them in – now YOU solve it. Take that pen and that phone of yours and make it right.”

“Mr President, there is a reason we think you’re the worst president in recent history,” Pirro added. “We don’t trust you – we don’t believe you we don’t think you’re capable of leading the country. Illegally entering the United States is not a right to citizenship!”

I draw but one conclusion, she concluded. It’s all a Trojan Horse.

She had on Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert who just spend a late evening on the border and was tremendously grieved by what he saw.

“There are wave after wave after wave of people coming,” he told Pirro. “No child comes in unaccompanied. They pay drug cartels to bring them in – why? Because this president has given the impression – correctly – that if you come, you get to stay. So we are luring children here, through savage circumstances – some of them get pulled off into sexual trafficking — (which the 2008 law was supposed to thwart) — so they come here and immediately they’re expecting their rights.”

The rest of the interview:

Judge Jeanine Pirro – Could The Border Crisis Provide Cover To ISIS Operatives?:

Pirro discusses the terrorist threat at the border with  former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense of the Nuclear Forces under Reagan, and president at the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney.

* I don’t use the word “President” and the community organizer’s name in the same sentence on this blog.  In the past, I’ve transcribed the words, when someone else has uttered them, but I can no longer stomach that. Hence, the blank space.

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 Obama Administration Inflating Deportation Numbers 

Video: Krauthammer and Greta Van Susteren Discuss Federal Judge’s IRS Ruling

Counsel for the IRS appeared before a federal judge, Thursday morning, to explain why they failed to tell him thousands of IRS emails were lost, and why they filed a demonstrably false status report.

Today’s civil case was brought by Judicial Watch, the government watchdogs who been pursuing information about IRS targeting of conservative groups since last year.

The notoriously tough Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the IRS one month to explain under oath how it lost so many emails to and from Lois Lerner, a central figure in the controversy.

The AP report via Townhall:

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.

Greta Van Susteren had Charles Krauthammer on to talk about the latest developments. The two agreed that if not for the FOIA and tough, no-nonsense  judges, the IRS would still be successfully stonewalling.

Dr. K said, “you see this pattern of deception and concealment on the part of Lois Lerner and  the IRS consistently.”

He added later, “they’re playing a game – unless you ask us the absolute right question, we’re not going to answer you.”

Greta naively declared, “I think that president Obama should order Eric Holder – the Attorney General –  to appoint a Special Prosecutor, and if he won’t – he should get rid of him.”

I can’t imagine she really thinks Obama would get rid of the  firewall of protection Eric Holder provides him. The most corrupt Attorney General in American history will step down only when an equally corrupt collectivist is secured to take his place..

“The absurdity of all of this, is that all of this is being discovered through the Freedom of Information Act,” Krathammer continued. “This was never intended to uncover this kind of scandal – it was so that people would be transparent. But because the administration and the IRS have literally shown contempt for Congress —- the only way we’ve been discovering all these things is through the FOIA, and this tough judge on the Circuit court who is no nonsense.”

“But that’s nothing,” Greta chimed in. “If you think Judge Emmet Sullivan is making their heads spin over at the IRS, there’s another IRS hearing before Judge Reggie Walton who I’ve known for twenty years.”

“I’m tellin’ ya,” Greta continued, “get ready because Judge Reggie Walton is also not afraid and he’s tough.”

Excellent news.

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Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy commented  on the latest revelations in the IRS scandal and the judge’s ruling on The Kelly File.

He thinks –  like I do – that a Special Counsel is no panacea here, because the Regime gets to pick who that person would be – and it would assuredly be someone who is “controllable.”   That investigation would go dark because suddenly no one would be able to talk on advice of their lawyers, and the whole story would disappear from the news as a whitewash ensues. McCarthy  said he’s surprised they haven’t jumped at the chance of appointing one.

Maybe they haven’t found someone crooked enough? Nah – in Washington DC, there’s no shortage of corrupt lefties on the take.

Video: Perry Describes Meeting With Obama – Calls For National Guard On the Border

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 Texas Gov. Rick Perry met with the President Wednesday in a pair of meetings in Dallas to discuss border security, and immigration issues.

Obama described the meeting as “constructive,” but judging from the above photo it was not immediately clear if Governor Perry would agree with that assessment. He looks to be grimacing, while others around the table seem to be sharing a joke he’s not in on.

Via US News:

In the larger meeting, Perry focused on securing the border, once again urging the president to deploy National Guard troops to beef up security there, said Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, one of the participants. Obama said it would be more costly to put the National Guard there than to solve the problem, Johnson said.

The meetings were held as unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, continue to pour over Texas’ southern border with Mexico. More than 52,000 of the youth, mostly from Central America, have illegally crossed into the USA in the fiscal year that began in October — nearly four times the number two years ago.

It was the first face-to-face meeting between Obama and Perry, who has blasted the federal government for not doing enough to stem the flow of migrants, since the crisis erupted this summer.

Obama said afterward that Perry expressed concerns about the number of agents at the border, whether they are positioned to deter people entering rather than take them into custody, and how long it takes to process those who are apprehended and send home those who have no legal right to be in the United States.

Obama said, “There’s nothing that the governor indicated he’d like to see that I have a philosophical objection to.”

In a statement issued after their meeting, Perry said, “Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley, there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border. Securing the border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done.”

Gov. Perry was On Hannity, Wednesday night to talk about the meeting, and how he thinks we can secure the border. And he pulled no punches on Obama, comparing the president’s  false bravado about the border being secure over the years, to his “al Qaeda is on the run” BS in 2012.

Perry says he told Obama he has the ability to stop the humanitarian crisis on the border by putting the National guard there. “Not a more powerful message can be sent to Central America than that.” He said, “we’re not interested in apprehension – we’re interested in prevention.”

Perry said Obama should come to the border to see the crisis for himself.

Perry told Hannity that he told Obama, “This is important for you to absorb as a father, but more importantly as the president of the United States, to see the humanitarian crisis.”

According to Perry, Obama thinks taking a trip along the border would be a political photo-op.

“It’s not,” Perry said. “It’s about real people, and real issues, a humanitarian crisis that he has the ability to stop.”

The Texas governor said he’s not interested in apprehension, he’s interested in prevention. He said that only 2 percent of the $3.7 billion supplemental that Obama has requested would go to border security.

The supplemental isn’t about securing the border,” he said. “The supplemental is about something else. You’ll have to get the president to tell you what he wants those dollars for.”

Perry said the president can unilaterally direct the DoD to use title 32 –  which is how the federal government would pay for it – to put the National Guard on the border and secure it, but – “he keeps going back to the Republicans won’t work with me and they have to fund this 3.7 billion dollar bill, and I said Mr. President – you can deal with this – you can unilaterally direct the Dept. of Defense to put those troops on the border to do that work, and he keeps talking about a philosophical issue he may or may not have with that. And we’re past that.”

“This isn’t a Democrat issue or a Republican issue, this is an American issue,” he said, stressing that there must be a bipartisan solution.

The president has repeatedly said through the years that the border is secure and made jokes about those who disagreed.

“That’s the same president that said al Qaeda’s on the run, and I don’t know whether he’s inept, or there’s something else going on, as I’ve said before. But the fact is the border is not secure. We have a humanitarian crisis on our hands now because the border’s not secure, and the president needs to understand that the single most important thing that he can do is put the National Guard on the border to coordinate with local law enforcement, with our state law enforcement, with the border patrol, and you can secure the border.”

Everything to the hyper-partisan ideologue Obama is about politics – the strategy, tactics, messaging, optics, etc. He’s not as interested in solving a humanitarian problem he caused, as he is in parlaying it into a way to pressure congress into giving him more money to spend as he pleases, and attacking the mean spirited, stingy Republicans if they don’t give him everything he wants.

Obama has telegraphed to his toadies in the media what the narrative is to be –  they are already prepping the battlefield to attack the GOP on the border crisis.

Governor Rick Perry is providing the GOP with some powerful ammo to hit them back with. If they’ll only listen.

Krauthammer: Obama Has No Policy for Immigration Crisis (Video)

On Special Report, tonight, Charles Krauthammer called the humanitarian crisis on the border a microcosm of the Obama administration.

Instead an actual policy, he said,  “all the argument, all the debate, all the back and forth is about the optics, the politics – the presentation.”

Dr. K said  the $4 billion Obama wants to spend on the crisis “is simply a way to absorb all these people…and not do anything to stop the influx.”

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The Washington Times: Appeals court rules immigrant ‘dreamers’ can get driver’s licenses

 

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Responds To “Horse’s Ass” Bill Ayers: “It’s Time People Stopped Insulting Vietnam Vets”

Megyn Kelly had Col Ralph Peters on her show last night to respond to the several tons of excrement Bill Ayers shoveled during his recent interview with Kelly.

For instance, the Weather Underground claims they did what they did because the US Military were killing 6,000 people a week during the Vietnam War. Kelly asked Peters if that was true.

“No,” he responded matter-of factly. “It’s simply not true. That’s a figure the hard left just pulled out of thin air.” He continued to note that Vietnam was a long and brutal war, and it’s true that a small number of Americans were involved in atrocities, for which they paid dearly. But the enemy Vietnamese – the Viet Cong – committed vastly more atrocities. “This notion that we just went there and slaughtered innocent civilians right and left – that’s the Oliver Stone version of history.”

Peters went on to express his dismay that leftists have taken control of the education system, and are peddling this garbage to our kids.

“You’re going to hear a lot more of that version of history because conservatives made a huge mistake in the past 50 years  by abandoning the educational system – K through 12, university and grad school – to the hard left. The result he says, “is a generation of young people who know the Bill Ayers side – but not the facts.”

The now agitated Peters, added, “by the way – it’s time people stopped insulting Vietnam Veterans. They were not monsters and butchers and baby killers. They were young men serving their country when the likes of Bill Ayers, wouldn’t.”

In response to Ayers proclamation that we should build monuments to deserters like Bowe Bergdahl, Peters said, “Since 1775, Lexington and Concord –  for 239 years –  good men and brave men have given their lives – so Bill Ayers could have the right to be a horse’s ass – and he is.

Peters noted that Obama’s handling of the Bowe Bergdahl affair – treating him like a returning hero, while ignoring genuine American heroes – was “pure Bill Ayers.”

“Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn weren’t holding fundraisers for Barack Obama because they thought he was a great American,” Peters concluded.

More on his last, very crucial comments pertaining to the horse’s ass’s influence on our current president – after the video:

Why Ayers’ influence on Obama is so profoundly disturbing:

Via Zombie: William Ayers’ forgotten communist manifesto: Prairie Fire: 

William Ayers is a communist. But don’t take my word for it. He said so himself:

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And not some nicey-nice peace-and-love kind of communist. Through his group the Weather Underground, Ayers was planning to “seize power” in a violent communist takeover of the United States:

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The quotes above were scanned directly from a now long-forgotten book entitled Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, which was written and published in 1974 by William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and other members of the Weather Underground. In this slim volume, which functioned as the Weather Underground’s ideological manifesto, Ayers declares himself to be a communist, and announces that his group’s bombing campaign was intended to start a violent revolution to overthrow the American government.

Coincidentally, according to former Marxist schoolmate Dr. John Drew, Obama had the same goals while he was attending college at Occidental! And now he’s our President, and his commie pal is being lauded by our nation’s educators.

“Nah-nah, get over it -  your side lost!” Obama’s minions taunt. Yeah - okay.

No worries…

For the record, and just to be complete, here are links documenting some of Obama’s many connections to William Ayers:

• Ayers and Obama worked together for years on a school reform program called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
• Ayers and Obama also served together on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago, a separate charity organization.
• Obama had his political coming-out party in William Ayers’ home.
• Ayers mentions Obama by name in a book he wrote in 1997, and mentions that the two are very close neighbors.
• Obama gave a short glowing review of that same Ayers book for the Chicago Tribune.
• Obama and Ayers were both presenters together on a panel about juvenile justice (organized by Michelle Obama).
• Both Obama and Ayers were close friends with the same person, Rashid Kalidi.
• There are also several unverified rumors swirling around that have not been documented: That Ayers may havehelped to write part (or all) of Obama’s autobiography; that Obama and Ayers shared an office space together for three years, on the same floor of the same building in Chicago; and that Ayers and Obama may have known each other as far back as 1981.

It gets worse.

When Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn led the domestic terrorist group Weather Underground in 1969, a chance meeting led Army veteran Larry Grathwohl into joining the group. Grathwohl served as a courier, running messages between the group’s leadership (called the “Weather Bureau”) and individual cells that were to carry out attacks.

Grathwohl was also an informant for the FBI.

In an interview from the 1982 documentary No Place To Hide that recently surfaced, Grathwohl discussed what the Weathermen intended to do after overthrowing the U.S. government, including what they would do with those Americans who refused to embrace communism.

I asked, “Well what is going to happen to those people we can’t reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?” And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated.

And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

And when I say “eliminate,” I mean “kill.”

Twenty-five million people.

I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.

And they were dead serious.

That was Bob Owens, who interviewed Grathwohl for PJ Media 26 years later. You can read that interview, here.

Ayers’ work in the education field has not really been “apart from all that other stuff.” It’s just been a less violent means to an end – what he and Obama would call the “transformation of America.” Not that the end game won’t involve some unpleasantness.

Lefties may sneer at the fact that Americans are arming up from coast to coast in anticipation of….something. But the thing is – the truth about Obama’s past managed to slip past the media gatekeepers long ago and millions of us were chilled to the bone by what we learned.

Megyn Kelly also had on the detectives who investigated Ayers to react to her interview with Ayers:

The reason I think this country is doomed is not that people like Bill Ayers and Obama exist – it’s because the American people allowed them to have power – Bill Ayers over the educational system – Obama over all of our lives. This can’t end well.

Judicial Watch: IRS Officials Have “Pinned Themselves Into A Corner” (Video)

Judicial Watch’s   Chris Farrell appeared on Justice with Judge Jeanine with fill-in host Kimberly Guilfoyle, Saturday night.  Due to Judicial Watch’s efforts,  the IRS will have  to face a federal judge in court on July 10, 2014 to explain why the tax agency didn’t inform the court that Lois Lerner’s emails had been lost even though the agency had knowledge of the missing emails and of other IRS officials’ missing emails.

Via Gateway Pundit:

“We’ve been involved in litigation for months now. In fact, the revelations that have come about are because of our litigation to force the IRS to produce records… They never mentioned to us or the court about the supposedly lost emails. So, we forced them into court. They need to appear on July 10… The real problem with the IRS in this case is they’ve been in communication with the court and they have never told the court about these missing or lost emails. So they’ve made what appear to be false and misleading statements to the court about the records themselves and how they’re producing them to us. They’ve pinned themselves in a corner. They are in real trouble.”

 

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The Conversation: IRS Officials To Face Judge Who Once Sicced a Special Prosecutor on the DOJ:

Former DOJ attorney Sidney Powell had nothing but high praise for Sullivan in her Friday piece in the NY Observer,  calling him “a federal judge who has the integrity and fortitude to seek Justice.”

Turns out, Judge Sullivan is the judge who held federal prosecutors in contempt in the case of the unjust indictment against Senator Ted Stevens, which he dismissed.

Emmet G. Sullivan, a graduate of Howard University and Howard Law who was appointed by President Clinton, is one of the heroes of my new book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. Judge Sullivan ordered an independent investigation of the Department of Justice, which revealed its corrupted prosecution of United States Senator Ted Stevens.

In the book, I write, “An experienced trial judge, Sullivan was a distinguished man and widely held in high regard. He was no ordinary federal judge; he had worked hard all his life on several different courts and had been appointed by three presidents representing both political parties. . . . He had great respect for the rule of law and strived to apply it equally and fairly in all cases in his courtroom.”

In the Stevens case, Judge Sullivan publicly upbraided the government lawyers before an overflow courtroom, “In nearly 25 years on the bench, I’ve never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I’ve seen in this case. . . . When the government does not meet its obligations to turn over evidence, the system falters.”

George Will Explains Why We Need A Special Prosecutor For IRS Scandal (Video)

Conservative Commentator George Will explained the six reasons why he thinks a Special Prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the IRS scandal on Fox News Sunday.

Number six: “Now we know not just her hard drive but six other people intimately involved in this suddenly crashed in an amazing, miraculous coincidence – religions have been founded on less – 10 days after the investigation started.”

SEE ALSO:

George F. Will, Washington Post: Stopping a lawless president:

Congress’s authorization, which would affirm an institutional injury rather than some legislators’ personal grievances, satisfies the first criterion. Obama’s actions have fulfilled the rest by nullifying laws and thereby rendering the Constitution’s enumeration of Congress’s power meaningless.

The House has passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) that would guarantee expedited consideration by federal courts of House resolutions initiating lawsuits to force presidents to “faithfully execute” laws. But as a bill, it is impotent unless and until Republicans control the Senate and a Republican holds the president’s signing pen.

Some say the judicial branch should not intervene because if Americans are so supine that they tolerate representatives who tolerate such executive excesses, they deserve to forfeit constitutional government. This abstract doctrine may appeal to moralists lacking responsibilities. For the judiciary, it would be dereliction of the duty to protect the government’s constitutional structure. It would be perverse for courts to adhere to a doctrine of congressional standing so strict that it precludes judicial defense of the separation of powers.

The Daily Caller: IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Crash

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.

The IRS signed a contract with Sonasoft, an email-archiving company based in San Jose, California, each year from 2005 to 2010. The company, which partners with Microsoft and counts The New York Times among its clients, claims in its company slogans that it provides “Email Archiving Done Right” and “Point-Click Recovery.” Sonasoft in 2009 tweeted, “If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn’t you choose them to protect your servers?”
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But Sonasoft’s six-year business relationship with the IRS came to an abrupt end at the close of fiscal year 2011, as congressional investigators began looking into the IRS conservative targeting scandal and IRS employees’ computers started crashing left and right.

The Conversation: ‘Not A Smidgen of Corruption’ in IRS Scandal – And If You Think Otherwise You’re A Conspiracy Nut

There’s not a “smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal, and if you believe otherwise, you’re a paranoid winger who believes in wacky conspiracy theories. That’s the narrative being pushed by the Obama White House, Democrat congressmen and Dem strategists in the wake of the latest highly suspicious developments in the scandal.

ACLJ’s Jay Sekulow: As Bad As Our Allegations Are – the IRS Emails Are Probably Worse (Video)

Jay Sekulow was on Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro, Saturday night, to talk about the latest developments in the IRS scandal – including the revelation  that Lerner’s Computer Mysteriously Crashed 10 DAYS After House Leaders Asked About Targeting.

Sekulow told Pirro that upon learning that the DOJ was colluding with the IRS to prosecute conservative groups, he sent a letter to Justice telling them that his clients would no longer cooperate with their “investigation” (which was being conducted by an attorney who – as Pirro snarked –  had “thithed” 10% of her income to Obama in 2008 and 2012.)

“We’re looking at going to the judge possibly for a motion on this, although the federal rules REQUIRE them to hold on to evidence, so if they don’t show up with the evidence – if the emails are gone – then the allegations in our complaint are deemed admitting,” Sekulow told her.

He went on to say that as bad as the  allegations in the complaint are,  the emails are probably worse.

The ACLJ’s complaint, which includes 41 organizations, argues that IRS officials “working in offices from California to Washington, D.C., pulled applications from conservative organizations, delayed processing those applications for sometimes well over a year, then made probing and unconstitutional requests for additional information that often required applicants to disclose, among other things, donor lists, direct and indirect communications with members of legislative bodies, Internet passwords and usernames, copies of social media and other Internet postings, and even the political and charitable activities of family members.”

Smoking Gun Alert:

The American Thinker: IRS contracted with email archiving company in 2005:

 It turns out the IRS contracted with a company that provides email backup services starting in 2005.  This first came to light in the Twitter feed of moregenr, who noticed that the IRS appears on the client list of email  archiving service provider Sonasoft.

SEE ALSO:

Gateway Pundit: ATTORNEY: IRS Has Email Servers in 3 US Locations & Has Outside Contractor Storing Emails (Video)

 

Cleta Mitchell, the attorney who represents many of the targeted conservative groups in a suit against the IRS, went on FOX News Sunday this morning to discuss the latest developments in the IRS targeting scandal.

Cleta dropped this bomb. It completely discredits the IRS’s latest talking points that Lois Lerner’s emails were lost in a single computer crash.

Issa: We Believe These (IRS) Emails Can Be Found (Video)

Appearing on Fox and Friends, this morning, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) expressed hope that the missing IRS emails would be found after channeling  Ricky Ricardo from “I Love Lucy” to explain his reaction to the lost emails.

“You know, I think back to the old black-and-white series with Lucille Ball when Ricky Ricardo would say, ‘Lucy, you got some ’splaining to do.’ The IRS has some ’splaining to do,” the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform committee said.

The revelation that the IRS had lost  two years of emails  (coincidentally! ) within the precise time frame Republicans were seeking – came during last week’s Friday afternoon document dump.

Issa subpoenaed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to testify before the committee, Monday.

And yesterday, Republicans revealed that the IRS had also lost the emails of  about six more employees.

In a press release Camp reveals that the emails of 6 other individuals have also gone missing. Only one of the six is mentioned by name.  Nikole Flax was the Chief of Staff to Deputy Commissioner Steve Miller. Miller was later promoted to acting Commissioner and then resigned last May amid fallout from the scandal.

Flax, it turns out, was a frequent White House visitor between July 2010 and May of 2013  which (coincidentally!) is when the IRS scandal broke.

Issa expressed his hope that the emails would be  found – “unless the IRS and Lois Lerner have made sure they can’t be found.” But added, “we expect that forensics will get them.”

He told Fox and Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck,“the commissioner knew or should have known that this had already occurred, they they were getting us data through other sources and failed to tell us month after month. It’s contemptible and he’s going to have some answering to do, but so are people up and down the IRS.”

“The emails we have, Elizabeth, show that, in fact, these people were trying to overturn a Supreme Court decision and target conservative groups because they don’t like what conservatives say; that’s at the heart of this,” Issa said. “If Lois Lerner is the kingpin, so be it. But if we can’t see the connection in her emails fully, we won’t know all the people that worked with her to target unfairly Americans for what they believe, what they say and what they want to associate with.”

SEE ALSO:

David French, NRO: No Wonder the IRS Is ‘Losing’ E-mails: It Was Trying to Throw Innocent Conservatives in Jail:

The scale of the wrongdoing is staggering. Targeting Americans for criminal investigation without evidence, attempting to enlist multiple federal agencies in the effort, selective audits, selective disclosures of confidential documents, selective questioning and delays of nonprofit applicants — all in the service of suppressing dissent. At the ACLJ, I’m one of the attorneys in our litigation — on behalf of 41 conservative groups in 22 states — against the IRS and key IRS officials.

As of today, we’re putting the DOJ, FEC, and even key Democratic senators on notice: They’re bound by law to preserve any communications with IRS officials that would be discoverable in our lawsuit.

The administration’s misconduct and its cover-up are so brazen, so contemptuous of common sense and the truth, that they will — once and for all — put the media and the Left to the test: When it comes to this administration, does the rule of law matter at all? Does the truth matter at all? Or is it all about ideology now?

Do you have to ask?

 

 

 

Issa Subpoenas IRS Commissioner – IRS Required By Law To Keep Records of all Agency Emails

The Regime’s “dog ate my homework” excuse for losing 24,000 of 67,000 of Lois Lerner’s emails sent between 2009 and 2011 – ain’t gonna cut it.

Via the Daily Caller:

“The [Federal Records Act] requires agencies to make and preserve records of agency decisions, policies, and essential  transactions and to take steps to safeguard against the loss of agency records,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, who subpoenaed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Monday.

The IRS’s own definition of the Federal Records Act makes clear that emails must be saved and documented, according to an instructional page for employees on the IRS website.

“The Federal Records Act applies to email records just as it does to records you create using other media,” according to the IRS. “Emails are records when they are: Created or received in the transaction of agency business. Appropriate for preservation as evidence of the government’s function and activities; or Valuable because of the information they contain.”

“If you create or receive email messages during the course of your daily work, you are responsible for ensuring that you manage them properly,” according to the IRS. “The Treasury Department’s current email policy requires emails and attachments that meet the definition of a federal record be added to the organization’s files by printing them (including the essential transmission data) and filing them with related paper records. If transmission and receipt data are not printed by the email system, annotate the paper copy.”

Obviously, the White House is deeply involved in the IRS scandal-  Obama and his flunkies have made that abundantly clear with their ongoing efforts to poo-poo and controversialize a legitimate investigation into IRS malfeasance.

Josh Earnest deployed the Regime’s tried and true “conspiracy theory” defense on reporters aboard Air Force One, yesterday. This is how they (as Sharyl Attkisson so aptly put it) “controversialize” a story that’s damaging to the Regime. Read closely.

Asked by a reporter aboard Air Force One whether he thought the technical glitch was in fact a “reasonable explanation,” Earnest, the incoming press secretary, was at first dismissive.

“You’ve never heard of a computer crashing before?” Earnest asked.

Regime: “Move on, you guys, nothing to see, here.”

When pressed that emails are stored on servers and not hard drives, Earnest gave a more detailed response, including attacking Republicans in Congress.

“I think it’s entirely reasonable because it’s the truth and it’s a fact,” Earnest said. “And speculation otherwise I think is indicative of conspiracies that are propagated in a way that left people with a disinformation about exactly what occurred.”

Regime: “Do you want to align yourselves with tea party conspiracy theorists?” Reporters’ expected response: “Oh God, no.”

Earnest said the IRS provided 67,000 emails to and from Lerner to congressional committees. He said this included emails during the period of time that the IRS said the crash included.

“So a good-faith effort has been made by the IRS to cooperate with congressional oversight,” Earnest continued. “The far-fetched skepticism expressed by some Republican members of Congress is not at all surprising and not particularly believable.”

Actually, it’s Josh Earnest’s pathetic spin that isn’t believable.

Via Communities Digital News, here’s Charles Krauthammer’s reaction to that on Special Report, Monday night.

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer reminded viewers that one of the articles of impeachment brought against President Richard Nixon was the abuse of the IRS to pursue political enemies. A missing 18 ½ minutes of audio on Richard Nixon’s Watergate-era tapes versus 26 months of emails? “This is a high crime, this is not a triviality,” Krauthammer warned.

National Journal columnist Ron Fournier, who has, for the most part, been pretty supportive of the Obama administration had this sobering response: “Josh’s statement, with all due respect, is insulting to my intelligence — it really makes me angry. The reason there’s questions about this is because they haven’t answered the questions. The fact of the matter is that, we don’t know the facts, we don’t know if anybody is guilty here or not, but we do know that one of the most pernicious things our government can do is use the IRS to come after us.”

Obama White House is losing many of his liberal supporters because they can no longer defend him and retain any degree of self-respect. That leaves the hard left and the lofo default libs still in his camp.

Meanwhile, on another scandal front that the Regime has tried hard to controversialize: CNN Poll: 61% Say Obama Admin Has Been “Dishonest” With Details Of Benghazi Terror Attack…

(CNN) – Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the way the Obama administration has handled the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a new poll shows.

The CNN/ORC International poll released on Monday indicates only 37% are satisfied with the administration’s response to the September 2012 assault that killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya. [...]

Sixty-one percent of Americans surveyed think the administration has generally been dishonest in providing information about Benghazi in the aftermath of the attack.

The truth is finally catching up to this criminal cartel of a White House.

With the public becoming more aware of the Regime’s ongoing corruption and lawlessness, can the political remedy of impeachment finally become a reality?

We really need to get this guy out of there before he does any more damage to this country. I don’t care if that means the simpleton Biden becomes president - anything is better than this malignant tumor that’s been plaguing the nation for five and a half God-awful years in the person of Barack Hussein Obama.

UPDATE:

This is so brazen…

Via NRO: 

It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal.

The IRS told Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.

The revelation about Lerner’s e-mails rekindled the scandal and today’s news has further inflamed Republicans. Camp and Boustany are now demanding a special prosecutor to investigate “every angle” of the targeting. They expressed particular outrage that the agency has known since February that it would not be able to produce the e-mails requested by the committee yet did not apprise the committee of that fact, and they charged in a statement that the IRS is attempting to “cover up the fact that it convenient lost key documents in the investigation.”

Ace says: “Because it’s politically chancey to even mention Impeachment, Obama is now basically daring the GOP to impeach him.”

I say, we take him up on the dare. I’ve had it with him, and so have most sentient beings.

UPDATE:

CBS News: Attkisson On Missing IRS Documents: If The Emails Really Are Lost, ‘That’s Quite A Story In Itself’

This is from a radio interview with Philadelphia talk show host Dom Giordano:

“These emails are not stored on a signal server or a single computer, so if there were a crash of a hard drive or some sort of system failure, they would still be retrievable. According to [John] Koskinen, the IRS Commissioner at the time, he told Congress that emails were stored offsite. That jives with people who said emails were backed up daily. There is a responsibility on the part of government officials to retain the data, make sure that is and can’t be lost in the system. If it’s true that the emails are lost, that’s quite a story in itself,” she said.

She thinks Congress should act fast to investigate if anyone inside the IRS is attempting to hide or destroy the emails.

“I would call in certain officials. Let’s assume there could have been some mischief committed — before they have time to get their stories straight and fix things up, I would get them in there under oath and start digging down and getting the timeline and getting people on the record about this. The only people that I see than can do this are members of Congress. The question is, do they have the will to do that?” Attkisson stated.

She goes on to make several other good points, including the fact that “the IRS is part of Healthcare.gov, if the IRS system can indeed be so vulnerable that some sort of crash can lose all kind of important data like this, what does t say about the federal system?”

MORE:

Glenn Reynolds: “I think it’s fair at this point to assume that the “missing” emails are missing because someone in the White House was behind this.”

 

 

Jeanine Pirro: I’m Worried – And You should Be Too

Judge Jeanine Pirro let Obama have it on Saturday night’s installment of Justice for squandering all of the hard fought and won gains in Iraq, and endangering American lives in the process.

“You know me,” Pirro said, “most of the time, I’m fearless. I’ve spent most my life, fighting, investigating, prosecuting and sentencing the worst of the worst. But tonight, I’m worried.”

“Our president has literally replenished the enemy at a time of war,” she said.

She had on Senator John McCain and and retired general Ralph McInerny to discuss Obama’s latest “utter and total  failure”.

Also a guest on Saturday’s show, Ambassador to Iraq under GW Bush, James Jeffrey.

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Report: Hundreds of American Civilians Besieged by Terrorists at Air Force Base in Iraq:

 the Al Qaeda aligned ISIS jihadists roll on towards Baghdad, there are reports that at least 200 Americans were trapped and surrounded at the Balad Force Air Base. An anonymous contractor claiming to be among the besieged U.S. citizens posted this call for help on CNN’s “IReport” website yesterday:

I am writing from ballad Iraq as a employee of sallyport, ksillc..there are approx 500 US citizens on balad air base north of Baghdad trapped..we are part of a little known F16 iraq support mission here…The company has reportedly for the last 3 days to fly us out, we are now all herded into a central location on base..and being told nothing..The clint lockheed martin, DoS and most women have already been evacuated days ago but we are all still here.  I hope this message is received by someone that can break this as headline news to bring attention to the situation for us..we are all worried and in dire straight as last security Intel reports Isis elements around us..

This message on the front page of the contracting company seems to verifythat there are still employees in Iraq, though in “safe sites” in the region.

Double Amputee Veteran Has Compelling Message About America’s Relationship and Role In Iraq:

 Retired Staff Sergeant Johnny “Joey” Jones served in Iraq from 2007 to 2008. In 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan to help disarm the Taliban’s IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). However, when Jones stepped on an IED his tour was cut short. He had lost both of his legs in the incident.

On Friday, Jones was a guest on Fox News’ The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson to discuss the recent turmoil in Iraq. Carlson began by asking him if he thought that the sacrifices Iraq War veterans made were in vain. Jones responded:

“When we were in Iraq, and I had the opportunity to tell the president this, every town that I was in, we liberated people, we empowered them, we didn’t conquer or destroy them. And we have to have the commitment there to finish the job.”…

 

“Baghdad is a symbol of freedom for our country as much as Iraq. We literally spent over a decade there liberating people from a tyrannical government. This Commander-In-Chief has an opportunity to have the courage to honor a commitment that we made when we turned their world upside down by taking out Saddam and their regime.”

Meanwhile in a different universe, two dimwits trying to pass themselves off as intellectuals, fret about “gender equity” issues in the Middle East and military industrial complex wanting to be in a “perpetual state of war.”

ISIS Attempting To Encircle Baghdad Before Laying Siege To The City…

Via Long War Journal:

The lightning advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and its allies from Mosul to the outskirts of Samarra, as well as its capture of several towns in eastern Diyala, all over the course of several days, appears to be part of a greater strategy to surround the capital of Baghdad before laying siege to it. This plan, to take over the “belt” region outside of Baghdad and cut off the capital, appears to be the same strategy used by the ISIS’ predecessor back in 2006.

The 2006 plan, which was drawn up by the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), the forerunner of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), was discovered after the US found a crude map on the body of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, al Qaeda in Iraq’s leader who was killed by US forces in Baqubah in June 2006. The “Baghdad belts” map was released by Multinational Forces-Iraq during its offensive to liberate vast areas under al Qaeda/ISI control in 2007 and 2008.

Meanwhile in a different universe, two dimwits trying to pass themselves off as intellectuals, worry about “gender equity” issues in the Middle East and the military industrial complex and Republicans wanting to be in a “perpetual state of war.”

Via Washington Free Beacon, I swear  this is not a parody:

“We don’t want to be nasty and vicious here, but are the Republicans interested in a perpetual state of war?” he asked. “Because it seems like they are always, with this chest-pumping, patriarchal character, trying to thrust us [into one.]“

Peterson said earlier in the segment there was “gender equity” work, among other areas, that needed to be done in the Middle East that went beyond military intervention.

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