Foreign/Defense Policy

Afghanistan: The Way Forward

By John Biver

National Review has posted an excellent symposium where “Conservative foreign-policy leaders weigh in.” If you only want to read one, go to page 2 and read the entry by Victor Davis Hanson…

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Dutch populist Geert Wilders acquitted of hate speech

By John Biver

Some VERY GOOD NEWS from overseas:

“(Reuters) – Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday that may strengthen his political influence and exacerbate tensions over immigration policy.”

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Obama’s Afghanistan Withdrawal

By John Biver

Many people, including me, tried to warn voters in 2008 that Barack Obama is an idiot. This from Mike Brownfield at the Heritage Foundation is just one more bit of proof – albeit too late…

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Mideast Anarchy and the GOP’s Future

By John Biver

Dispatches recommended … by Stanley Kurtz:

I recently called “for a new Republican foreign policy,” arguing that events in the Middle East would render the democratization strategy obsolete, while giving birth to a more realist brand of hawkishness in its place. Since, in this view, the Arab Spring may be giving way to a dangerous mix of failed-statism and Huntington-style civilizational clash, it’s worth revisiting Robert Kaplan’s extraordinary 1994 essay, “The Coming Anarchy.”

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Two excellent columns today worth reading

By John Biver

Both Victor Davis Hanson, writing from Rome, and Jonah Goldberg, writing from who-knows-where, have some excellent observations.

VDH: “Europe is Warning Us”

JG: “Congress’ Bi-partisan Vice is Cowardess”

Both are posted on the National Review website. Open this article for both links.

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Osama goes down on Obama’s watch

By John Biver

  Editor’s note: As usual the Drudge Report has the best coverage from many sources. Below are a few of his red headlines at 4:45pm Central Time. Visit the Drudge Report for more.  …

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A community organizer in a nuclear world

By John Biver

During the past fifteen months we’ve endured the Obama Administration’s disastrous domestic policy, and now its bad foreign policy moves are more numerous than the president’s bows to foreign leaders.

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What the TEA Party and 9/12 Project supporters understand that GOP leadership doesn’t

By John Biver

The Heritage Foundation’s Matt Spalding had a great post over the holidays at the Heritage blog. The title: “Remembering the Providential Gift of America.” Below I quote it at length because it doesn’t need to be improved upon.

In it he notes the revolutionary founding of the United States and its monumental success since then. He writes that this nation’s beginning was not about –

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Notes on the War in Afghanistan

By John Biver

Why We Fight Four Options & Why It’s Taken So Long The Generals Believe We Can Win Why We Can Win Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Public Opinion The Experts Have Outlined How to Win This…

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