Iraq

Remembering The Battlefield Agenda

"Some of us are wearing combat boots in a flip flop world..." T SEEMS TO ME that since the United States, with at least one hand tied behind its back in politically correct restraints, is fighting an agitating people that lives and thinks in 7th century terms, US leadership needs to come to a reckoning that its forces need and should fight like it is still the 7th century. Or perhaps they might ask themselves how the Roman Empire would have handled this strategic flummoxing that Afghanistan and Iraq have been? Perhaps someone in high command should ponder the question...

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Qadaffi Warns Iran

UST WHEN I'd begun to think the whole world had gone flipping mad with regard to realities on the ground, here's a splash of fresh water across the face from a former wild child on the world stage. It's about time. It has been reported this week that the somewhat reformed Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi has suggested that Iran risks the same fate as Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in its protracted confrontation with the West over its nuclear program and is too weak to meet the challenges it faces alone. “What Iran is doing is pure vanity,” Colonel Qaddafi said...


Parsing Obamaspeak On Middle East

PMK is the nom de guerre. And here are a few comments he posted recently at Jihad Watch concerning candidate Barack Obama's most recent offerings with regard to the Iraqi situation (in italics): OW I UNDERSTAND WHY so many people swoon in Obama's presence. It IS his language! Pure Obamaspeak. He goes around and around in circles and he just makes people dizzy. But what we also want to do is to shrink the pool of potential recruits. And that involves engaging the Islamic world rather than vilifying it, and making sure that we understand that not only are those...


No Break On Fuel Costs For Military

ASHINGTON—Military units fighting in Iraq and elsewhere will see another hike in fuel costs next week. The cost increase will be the second time the Defense Department has had to raise rates in the middle of the budget year because of soaring oil prices. On July 1, the cost for refined fuel will jump from $127.68 a barrel to $170.94. That is an astounding 34 percent jump in just six months and more than double what was being paid on behalf of the troops three years ago. The new costs translate to about $4.07 a gallon for jet fuel and...


War Coverage Shrinks As Success Grows

HERE IS AN AMAZING STAT, a veritable sparkle in the eye of the beholder theory we call media bias. Unfortunately, no data from the right-leaning FOX News was included. From an article by Confederate Yankee: eality, however, does not have a leftward bias (neither does it have a rightward bias). Reality, like nature, seeks equilibrium... balance. The reaction of the newsworks is simple when reality intrudes on the narrative: they dispute it, then they ignore it, and if they can no longer ignore it, they pretend that they never held a contrary position. Presently, the falloff in news coverage in...