Browsing All posts tagged under »Obama Middle East Policy«

Fact Checking Obama’s Phony Legacy

April 12, 2017 by


By Roger Aronoff ~ The Washington Post’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, recently gave Susan Rice four Pinocchios for a false and misleading statement regarding Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. But what is notable about this story is not that Rice lied. She has done that many times. Rather, the remarkable part of this story is that the […]

UN Resolution Condemning Israel: “Et Tu, Barack?”

January 7, 2017 by


By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ On March 15, 44 BC, Roman emperor Julius Ceasar, surrounded by a group of 60 senators, was repeatedly stabbed. Initially resisting his assassins, a crestfallen Ceasar saw among them a good friend, Brutus Albinus. Disbelieving, he uttered as his last words, “Et tu, Brute (you too, […]

I CANNOT Believe What Liberals Are Planning To Do 5 Days Before The Inauguration

January 5, 2017 by


By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ If you haven’t been paying attention, there’s something very dangerous and nefarious happening with regard to the future of the state of Israel. In these final days before the exit of Barack Obama, we see an all-out assault by the global, progressive, socialist Left, and their accomplices […]

Kerry To Israel: A State Cannot Be Both Jewish And Democratic

December 31, 2016 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Our secretary of state might want to review the constitutions of Iraq and Afghanistan before lecturing Israel. Our ineffable secretary of state, John Kerry, delivered another parting shot at Israel today, offering the Obama administration’s “vision” for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. There are many things to be […]

Kerry Takes A Parting Shot At Israel In Middle East Speech

December 29, 2016 by


By James Phillips ~ Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a detailed speech Wednesday defending the Obama administration’s recent abstention on a U.N. Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements. Kerry claimed that the decision to permit the passage of the one-sided resolution was aimed at “preserving the two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which “is […]

Obama’s Sinking Ship

December 27, 2016 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to Vox: Obama just took a parting shot at Israel — and Trump — at the UN “President Barack Obama has decided to go out with a bang: In a stunning diplomatic rebuke of Israel, the United States on Friday abstained on a controversial United Nations Security Council resolution […]

The Blood Of Aleppo Is On Obama’s Hands

December 17, 2016 by


By Cliff Kincaid ~ It’s amazing how CNN’s talking heads can devote so much time to the “scandal” of Donald J. Trump’s sons participating in interviews of cabinet picks, but can’t connect the dots between the bloody tragedy in Aleppo and President Barack Obama’s pro-terrorist policy in the Middle East. During the day on Wednesday, […]

Checkmating Obama

November 1, 2016 by


By Caroline Glick ~ In one of the immortal lines of Godfather 2, mafia boss Michael Corleone discusses the fate of his brother, who betrayed him, with his enforcer. “I don’t want anything to happen to him while my mother is alive,” Corleone said. Message received. The brother was murdered after their mother’s funeral. Last […]

Time To Redraw The Mideast Maps

October 21, 2016 by


By William R. Hawkins ~ As the offensive to drive Islamic State (ISIS) out of Mosul finally gets underway, the assumption is that Iraq’s second largest city will fall to Coalition forces, as did Fallujah and Tikrit last year. There may only be 5,000 ISIS fighters in the city against a combined assault force of […]

The Obama Conundrum

June 7, 2016 by


By Herbert London ~ Since 2009, well before official P5+1 formal negotiations, President Barack Obama was willfully engaged in a plan to achieve an accord with Iran on nuclear questions. It became a matter of pride for the president to contend that he was able to negotiate an accord that his predecessors could not. Yet […]

Kerry Planning For Failure

February 25, 2016 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Remember when the US Administration was going to stop Assad? Something about a “Red Line”? Remember when Obama and Kerry had plans to fix the Israel/Palestine problem? And a new relationship with Russia? and an Arab Spring? -source of the planning for failure story Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at […]

GOP Opens Investigation Into Allegations Of White House Spying On Congress, Netanyahu

December 31, 2015 by


By Natalie Johnson ~ Republicans in Congress vowed to investigate the Obama administration after a report revealed U.S. intelligence collection ensnared private conversations between lawmakers and top Israeli officials during negotiations on the Iran nuclear agreement. The House Intelligence Committee opened a probe Wednesday into The Wall Street Journal report that the White House eavesdropped on Israeli Prime […]

They Always Blame America First

December 22, 2015 by


By Peter Huessy ~ On December 17, John Stossel writing in Human Events, (“Pretend Answers on Terror) trots out what I call  the “grievance theory of terrorism” to explain the attacks on Americans on September 11, 2001. For support, he sites Ted Galen Carpenter of the CATO Institute who claims that most terrorism directed against […]


December 21, 2015 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Whenever I do a cartoon attacking President Obama I am hit with charges that I am a racist. I have learned to get around this by attacking “the White House” or John Kerry instead. There are other “accepted” positions that I must observe in order to be taken seriously by […]

President Muddles About In Syria, Iraq

November 7, 2015 by


By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ There’s a lot of confusion about the announcement by the White House late last week about the upcoming deployment of U.S. special operations forces to Syria, especially after President Obama repeatedly promised – going back to 2013 – no “boots on the ground.” If you’re perplexed by the news, don’t […]

The Syrian Negotiations

November 4, 2015 by


By Herbert London ~ The projection of power doesn’t always solve problems. There are times when inaction is desirable. One might even make a case for U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East, albeit I do not make it and do not embrace it. The problem is that when American interests are imperiled and U.S. allies […]

Delusional White House On Iran Missile Test: UN Resolution Implementing Iran Deal ‘Altogether Separate’ From Iran Deal

October 18, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ In its continuing humiliation of President Obama – who clings to his Iran deal despite Iran’s continuing to call for “Death to America,” banning of further negotiations with the U.S., convicting of one of its American hostages of bogus espionage charges, joining with Russia to prop up Assad by bombing […]

How Obama Lost The Middle East

October 4, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Charles Krauthammer on how Barack Obama threw away American power and prestige in the Middle East: The ruse was transparent from the beginning. Russia is not in Syria to fight the Islamic State… The whole point of Russian intervention is to maintain Assad in power … Consider: When Obama became president, […]

Israel’s Risk Aversion Problem

October 3, 2015 by


By Caroline Glick ~ On Wednesday the Obama administration was caught off guard by Russia’s rapid rise in Syria. As the Russians began bombing a US-supported militia along the Damascus-Homs highway, Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with his Russia counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, at the UN. Just hours before their meeting Kerry was insisting […]

To Defeat ISIS, We Need A Leader Who’s Not Obama

October 3, 2015 by


By Peter Brookes ~ When President Obama said at the United Nations on Tuesday that “defeating ISIL requires—I believe—a new leader,” I thought for a brief moment I’d finally found something on which he and I could agree. Then I realized he wasn’t talking about his own leadership. The president was actually talking about the […]

Obama’s War Is A Farce

September 29, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Barack Obama’s war against the Islamic State and other jihadists is a sick joke. U.S. defense officials have confirmed that military equipment issued by the United States to Syrian rebel fighters has been funneled to an al Qaeda offshoot, raising new questions about the ways in which the Obama administration is […]

Missing Islam

September 22, 2015 by


By Diana West ~ Four months ago, when “Iraq” first popped up as an presidential campaign prompt, I posted the following essay. Consider it an introduction, or re-introduction, to further commentary on last night’s debate. “Something Is Missing from the Iraq War Story, As Usual” The Iraq debate that has erupted three, seven, eight, twelve years […]

The Iran Deal And The Next Iraq War

September 19, 2015 by


By Daniel Greenfield ~ In his sales pitch for the nuclear deal with Iran that even he admitted gives the terrorist regime a near zero breakout time to the bomb, Obama pulled out every conceivable stop. He even accused opponents of trying to get the country into a war with Iran just as they had […]

Obama Left Syria For Putin To Take

September 19, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Vladimir Putin has completely outplayed Barack Obama in Syria. Charles Krauthammer: Once again, President Obama and his foreign policy team are stumped. Why is Vladimir Putin pouring troops and weaponry into Syria?. . . Kerry and Obama are serially surprised because they cannot fathom the hard men in the Kremlin. . […]