Seeing the Light
Bill Quick

Did Trump damage his chances by accusing Bush of lying about Iraq? « Hot Air All of this assumes, though, that voters who watched the debate were paying close attention to Trump’s choice of words and that their thinking about … Continue reading

Thank God For That Much
Bill Quick

Krauthammer’s Take: Blame Clinton, Bush for N. Korea Nuke Threat, Not Obama Charles Krauthammer says the Obama Administration deserves “a pass” on North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation; the blame is more rightly pegged on the Clinton and Bush Administrations. “I … Continue reading

A Look Back: Bush and the Defeat of America in the War On Islamic Terrorism
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Painful Question, More Painful Answer | Daily Pundit Archive Site I repeat:  I wrote this almost eight years ago! That was in 2006, two years before American distaste for GWB’s botched war in Iraq swept a formerly unknown Senator from … Continue reading

Monkey See, Monkey See Two
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***Live Updates*** Obama Delivers Oval Office Address on Islamic State, San Bernardino Terrorism – Breitbart I looked at this picture of Baghdad Barack, and had a sudden thought.  Check this out: And… Is he starting to look like the last … Continue reading

This, Again
Bill Quick

Last time Obama spoke from oval office was Iraq withdrawal. If he’d skipped that speech, he wouldn’t need tonight’s. pic.twitter.com/g7LmCAJtm1 — Jim Rickards (@JamesGRickards) December 6, 2015 I guess people really do believe that if Barack Obama had not followed … Continue reading

Prophesy
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Sununu: If Trump Is the Nominee, the GOP Will Lose Senate, House and Presidency – Breitbart Sununu said, “I assume that even the Trump supporters want this country to move in a different direction. If Trump is the nominee, we … Continue reading

McArdle Makes Me Laugh
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Why reports of the GOP’s demise are exaggerated – StarTribune.com Back in 2004, commentators, possibly including me, were speculating about the possibility of a “permanent majority” for Republicans along the lines of the Democratic dominance of national elections following the … Continue reading

George W. Bush: Godfather of the Grand Bargain With Iran
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Sorry, Obama: A Grand Bargain with Iran Was Never Going to Happen | The National Interest “Grand bargain with Iran.” Hmm, where have I heard that phrase before? Oh, that’s right. Right here. Nine years ago, when the Bush administration … Continue reading

Bush’s Iraq Quagmire
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Questions and Observations | Free Markets, Free People So the boggy water, marsh grass and alligators for both quagmires was being greatly supplemented by outside forces in Vietnam and Afghanistan.    That’s called a proxy war. It’s been done for ages, … Continue reading

And Why Would We Need Such A Stockpile? Really?
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HHS Boosting Nation’s Stockpile of Burn Treatments in Case of Nuclear Attack The four treatments — one commercially available right now and three in development — “will be added to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) or managed by vendors to … Continue reading

Yes, Virginia, George W. Bush Lost Iraq the Same Way He Lost the War On Muslim Terrorism
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Iraq joins Russia, Syria and Iran in new intelligence/security pact « Hot Air ISIS is the catalyst, or at least the excuse, for this alliance.  And most experts agree ISIS is mostly a result of the poor Iraq policy followed by … Continue reading

Obama Bears the Brunt of This One
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The Bear Awakes | Belmont Club Then came the Obama administration’s reset of relations with Russia, and with it increased cooperation with Moscow on everything from space flights to nuclear disarmament. … It was there that, in February 2014, Russian … Continue reading

How do you say Comrade in Spanish?
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Komrade Jeb Bush of the Demokrat Light Party (DLP), formerly known as the Republikan Party, has finally come to his senses and now embraces Komrade Glorious Leader’s “wealth redistribution” ideology: Republicans are suddenly talking about income inequality … Continue reading

Miss me yet?
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Will Jeb! be Bush 45? Nope. And Nope. http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/124500/Will-Jeb-Be-Bush-45–124918.jpg … Continue reading

The Stupid, Delusional Lies About GW Bush’s “Victory” In Iraq
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The GOP presidential field’s dangerous fantasy on Iraq and Syria Then there’s Syria’s neighbor, Iraq. Bush last week held out the “success” of the 2007 surge in Iraq as an object lesson for re-engaging in Iraq and Syria. Unfortunately, he … Continue reading

Is It Me, Or Has NRO Become Completely Unusable?
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A while back I noted that the NRO site makeover was one of the most botched pieces of web design in the history of botched web design, but at least, with patience, you could navigate all the bouncing, winking windows … Continue reading

Mistakes Were Made
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Fewer in U.S. View Iraq, Afghanistan Wars as Mistakes WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amid a security situation in Iraq and Afghanistan that continues to be contentious, a smaller share of Americans now than last year view the conflict in Afghanistan or … Continue reading

Now Sowell Has Drunk the Kool-Aid And Started Spouting Hooey
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Iraq Loss — Bush and Obama Both Made Mistakes | National Review Online But, despite things that could have been done differently in Iraq during the Bush administration, in the end President Bush listened to his generals and launched the … Continue reading

Who Lost Vietnam?
Bill Quick

Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of ISIS – US News WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group. The freshman senator from Kentucky said Wednesday … Continue reading

Strategery and Saddam, AQIA, and ISIL
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NBC Military Analyst: McCain ‘Absolutely Right’ That There’s No ISIS Strategy – Breitbart NBC News Military Analyst Col. Jack Jacobs, Ret. agreed with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s (R-AZ) assessment that there is no strategy against ISIS, although he took a different … Continue reading

Just a Reminder: When I Was Right, I Was Right
Bill Quick

The current conventional (and self-serving) wisdom among GOP stalwarts and Bush-bots (same thing) is that GWB had the Iraq “war” (really occupation) “won,” and all the Bad Stuff that has happened since was entirely Barack Obama’s fault. Well, here’s an … Continue reading

Mistakes Were Made
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This Iraq Charade Is Getting a Little Ridiculous | National Review Online Marco Rubio and Chris Wallace had a vigorous back and forth this morning on Fox News Sunday, centered around whether Rubio would describe the invasion of Iraq as … Continue reading

Jeb: The Process Works
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Jeb Bush on Baltimore police charges: ‘The process works’ – HDR | Hickory Daily Record : Ap RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday that he trusts the legal process that resulted in charges against six … Continue reading

Since We Refused to Pursue Victory, Now We Get Death
Bill Quick

BREAKING: ISIS Executes 600 Yazidi Hostages in Tal Afar | The Gateway Pundit ISIS reportedly slaughtered 600-700 Yazidi prisoners in the Tal Afar region of northern Iraq. The execution of hundreds of Yazidis in the city of (Tal Afar) at … Continue reading

The Movement To Polish Dubya’s Knob
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The Movement To Keep Dubya Silent Continues – Bloomberg/CNN Run Snipe Story On George Bush Private Remarks… | The Last Refuge George Bush attends a private, closed-door, fundraiser and gives a speech. Part of that speech is Bush giving his … Continue reading

Rewriting History, One Lie At a Time
Bill Quick

From Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt: Unsurprisingly, Americans want to avoid war with Iran. The survey found 13 percent prefer military intervention against Iran’s nuclear program; 77 percent prefer a negotiated settlement to reduce its nuclear potential. But why, Jim?  Why … Continue reading

The Blood Spent In Israq Is Mosly On George W. Bush’s Hands
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From Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt today: But the point is there are roughly 32,000 men and women who came back from Iraq injured; 4,487 came back in flag-covered coffins. That is an extremely high price in American blood and far … Continue reading

A Pretty Good Summary Of George W. Bush’s Botched Iraq Fiasco
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America’s 5 Worst Wartime Presidents | The National Interest George W. Bush and Iraq: Bush encountered just about every trap in the path of presidents who take their country to war. First, he embraced a preventive-war doctrine, which heightened all … Continue reading

Enough, Already
Bill Quick

Emma Sky on America’s failure in Iraq: The rise of ISIS and the fall of Iraq weren’t inevitable. Obama abandoned Iraq on the timetable George W. Bush created for abandoning Iraq.  I know that’s really tough for you to accept, … Continue reading

Why? Because Our Foreign Policy, With a Few Exceptions, Has Been a Disaster for Decades
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Why Don’t Americans Trust Republicans on Foreign Policy? | Spengler It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry, or both, and in what order. Here we have the least competent president in American history bungling a decisive foreign policy … Continue reading

Credit Where Credit Is Due
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Cheney: Obama is ‘Worst President We’ve Ever Had’ | CNS News During Tuesday’s Hugh Hewitt show, former Vice President Dick Cheney voiced his opinion on President Barack Obama saying, “his actions are constituted in my mind those of the worst … Continue reading

Even More Comforting: I Live In the Middle of One of the Biggest Nuclear Targets In North America
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Northcom: China’s Three Missile Submarines a ‘Concern’ | Washington Free Beacon Gortney also stated explicitly that U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that North Korea is capable of mounting a small nuclear warhead on its new road-mobile KN-08 intercontinental missiles. In … Continue reading

Iraq Will Come Under Iran’s Sway
Bill Quick

Iran’s Conquest of Iraq As Iran firmly takes control of the government and military of Iraq, one must ask what the History books will say about the 03 war in Iraq – whether or not its only result was Iran … Continue reading

How Terrified of Scott Walker is Jeb Bush? This Terrified.
Bill Quick

Jeb Bush takes jab at Scott Walker as both continue N.H. tour | Boston Herald HUDSON, N.H. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush yesterday poked fun at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s declaration that he’s the front-runner in the race for … Continue reading

In Some Cases, War-War Is Better Than Jaw-Jaw
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War with Iran is probably our best option – The Washington Post Otherwise, only military actions — by Israel against Iraq and Syria, and through the specter of U.S. force against Libya — have halted nuclear programs. Sanctions have never … Continue reading

Blame Bush For Iran
Bill Quick

Thoughts On Netanyahu’s Speech: Much Ado About Nothing Netanyahu was right and has been for a while but the last best chance to stop Iran from going nuclear died with the fraudulent NIE in 2007. Once Bush’s hands were tied … Continue reading

Oh, Well: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda
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AIPAC Crowd Cheers During Susan Rice Speech — for Policies She Opposes But while Rice did get one major applause line when she claimed “a bad deal is worse than no deal,” the wildest cheers came when she laid out … Continue reading

MSM Fave Race: Billary Versus Bush
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JOSEPH CURL: To ponder: Why does the MSM so love Jeb Bush? – Washington Times That’s the question.  Here’s the answer: The reason for MSM support for both candidates? They were beatable (highly beatable, as it turned out). So the … Continue reading

Jeb Bush Will Lose. But Does the Gentry GOP Care?
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Jeb Bush Fails CPAC, Can’t Even Stack Straw Poll Successfully – Breitbart Scarborough told Breitbart News in an interview at CPAC that the GOP nominee in 2016 needs to be a conservative and be able to turn out the conservative … Continue reading

Sunday TLDR Rant
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Bring Back the Bush Doctrine—with One Addition The Bush Doctrine, by contrast, is the path to victory — if we get that one addendum right. It is this: Our enemies are not driven by American foreign policy, our friendship with … Continue reading