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Harry Truman, he’s not
New York Daily News, by Editorial

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/5/2013 5:44:12 AM

There was truth to President Obama’s assertion that his credibility is not on the line in punishing Syria chemical weapons use — because he had already squandered virtually all of that vital commodity on the issue. Credibility demands clarity and constancy. Obama has shown neither quality since declaring, casually, almost haphazardly, a year ago that Bashar Assad would cross a “red line” by gassing his people. The President’s subsequent dodges and feints culminated, after Assad murdered more than 1,400 people, in the strongest signals possible that he was about to order a military strike — followed by an abrupt reversal and

      


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Harry Truman, he’s not
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/5/2013 5:44:12 AM     Post Reply
There was truth to President Obama’s assertion that his credibility is not on the line in punishing Syria chemical weapons use — because he had already squandered virtually all of that vital commodity on the issue. Credibility demands clarity and constancy. Obama has shown neither quality since declaring, casually, almost haphazardly, a year ago that Bashar Assad would cross a “red line” by gassing his people. The President’s subsequent dodges and feints culminated, after Assad murdered more than 1,400 people, in the strongest signals possible that he was about to order a military strike — followed by an abrupt reversal and

   

 

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What Walmart Knows about Hispanics
National Review Online, by Rachel Campos-Duffy    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/5/2013 5:30:20 AM     Post Reply
Who would have thought that a Walmart commercial could make me shed a tear and then jump out of my chair, pump my fist in the air and yell out loud “Yes”? Well, that’s exactly what happened a couple years ago when I first saw a commercial about Noemi Flores, a middle-aged Hispanic woman who earned her 20-years-of-service badge from Walmart. Standing in her bright, cheery kitchen holding a cup of coffee, Noemi talks about darker days in the 1980s, when she was on welfare and raising four kids on her own. Then she started working for Walmart and things

Roll call: ‘Present’ or absent-minded?
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/5/2013 5:24:19 AM     Post Reply
At least John Kerry voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it. Now Sen. Ed Markey — it’s depressing to even type those words — in his first major vote in the U.S. Senate, doesn’t. He follows in the footsteps of his hero, Barack Obama, and votes … “present.” Don’t worry though, this dithering is only temporary, Markey assured us (in a statement, God forbid he should actually have to go out and adlib, or as another of his idols, Ted Kennedy, would say, “ablib.” And now Granny Warren can’t make up her mind, either. Where does the Massachusetts delegation have

Why the U.S. Didn´t Anticipate
Syria´s Chemical Attack
Atlantic, by Abby Ohlheiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/5/2013 5:13:46 AM     Post Reply
U.S. intelligence officials had obtained, but not "processed" the intercepted communications between Syrian officials that allegedly betrayed signs of the devastating chemical attack ahead of August 21. The Obama administration has made no secret of the fact that the U.S. had intelligence detailing what they argue is the preparation of Syria´s government for the strikes, but the Associated Press´s scoop seems to, at least partially, answer one big question the administration´s case for Syrian intervention raised: if the U.S. had so much intelligence connecting the Syrian regime to the strike before it even happened, why didn´t it know about it

Obama’s zig-zags alarming our Israeli allies
New York Post, by Benny Avni    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/5/2013 5:05:09 AM     Post Reply
TEL AVIV — Israelis go through wild mood swings while President Obama zigzags on Syria, top leaders here are quietly seething. And “quietly” is the key word. By keeping a low profile, Israelis hope to give the warring sides in Syria no excuse to turn their fire across the border. But the Syrian rebels and many of their supporters in the region claim that Israel (which conspiracy-prone Arabs often believe runs America’s foreign policy) has been propping up Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Assad’s people, meanwhile, accuse the Jewish state of doing exactly the opposite by pushing Obama to war against Syria. And Obama

The Magical, Mysterious,
Disappearing Obama Red Line
PJ Media, by Jean Kaufman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/5/2013 4:39:01 AM     Post Reply
Let’s take a closer look at Obama’s buck-passing statement in answer to the question of whether a strike against Syria is necessary in order to preserve his credibility after setting a red line: Let me unpack the question. First of all, I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress

   

 

  


 
House whip count: 46 votes in favor of
Syria attack right now — and 169 against
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/5/2013 4:32:08 AM     Post Reply
That’s what Think Progress says as of 4:30 p.m. ET. The big caveat: Many of the yays and nays aren’t firm. TP’s trying to divine intent from casual statements made by House members about how they’re likely to vote, which is especially dicey in the case of Democrats who might be whipped by the White House and Pelosi later to come through for O in a pinch. If the tally’s right, though, then opponents of intervention are already within 50 votes of winning with more than 200 representatives (and nearly 100 Republicans) still undecided. Time to panic in the West

Nidal Hasan´s Lawyer to Sue After
Army Forcibly Shaves Ft. Hood Shooter
ABC News, by Russell Goldman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/5/2013 4:24:56 AM     Post Reply
A civilian lawyer who represented Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the murders of 13 people and who fought to wear a beard during his trial in keeping with his Muslim faith, said he plans to sue the military after his client was forcibly shaved upon arrival at the military brig in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. "Forcibly shaving him after a military council approved the beard for the duration of the trial smacks of retaliation by Army officials. This was a vindictive act," Hasan´s former civilian lawyer John Galligan told ABCNews.com on Wednesday. No recent photos of Hasan have been

Ohio Reviewing Ariel
Castro´s Prison Cell Suicide
Associated Press, by Thomas L. Sheeran*    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/5/2013 4:21:09 AM     Post Reply
CLEVELAND -- Ohio´s prison system is reviewing how Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro - perhaps the most notorious figure behind bars in the state - managed to hang himself with a bedsheet while in protective custody. Castro was a month into his life sentence for holding three women captive in his home for a decade when he committed suicide Tuesday night. Protective custody involves checks every 30 minutes. Ohio prisons director Gary Mohr ordered two reviews Wednesday, less than a day after Castro was found in his cell and medical responders were unable to revive him.

Is Keystone Doomed To
Be a Historical Footnote?
Wall Street Journal, by Ben Winkley    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2013 12:52:25 PM     Post Reply
As 2013 rolls on from summer into fall there is still no end in sight to one of the great energy impasses of the year—will the Keystone XL pipeline ever be approved, or is it fated to become a historical footnote? The pipe, in case you have forgotten, is planned to allow 830,000 barrels a day of heavy crude to move from Canada’s oil sands development all the way to refineries on America’s Gulf Coast. Keystone needs approval from the State Department because it crosses the Canadian-U.S. border. The debate on whether it is a good idea or not has seemingly been

Rubio accuses Sebelius of
‘misappropriating public
funds’ with Obamacare ads
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2013 12:34:43 PM     Post Reply
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is railing against what he calls the Obama administration’s “blatant misuse of federal dollars to promote a fundamentally flawed law.” In a letter sent to Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday, the Republican lawmaker called on the department to cancel a planned $8.7 million advertising campaign promote President Obama’s health care law using taxpayer dollars. “This blatant misuse of federal dollars to promote a fundamentally flawed law is extremely concerning, especially considering the extensive unknowns surrounding the coming launch and implementation of Obamacare,” Rubio said. “Until critical questions can be answered regarding the

   

 

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Obama Learns the Value of Allies
Commentary Magazine, by Seth Mandel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/4/2013 12:29:41 PM     Post Reply
Although President Obama’s first-term habit of serially offending U.S. allies appeared to be a procession of gaffes and errors, there actually was a strategy behind it. Picking fights with the Israeli prime minister; delaying and reconsidering free-trade agreements with South Korea and Colombia; shelving missile-defense plans in the Czech Republic and Poland to curry favor with Russia, and announcing it on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland; pointedly ignoring India; and of course the absurd series of insults so dignifiedly absorbed by Britain were all part of a plan. It wasn’t a good plan, but it was a plan



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American Thinker, by John Ross    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 9/4/2013 5:53:45 AM     Post Reply
There is a sea change occurring in America fifty years after MLK Jr.´s "I Have a Dream" speech. This paradigm shift is spreading with the growing realization among our citizens that Black America (including our president) seems to hate Non-Black America. Temper this sweeping statement with the fact that blacks in America may genuinely like non-black individuals, just as whites in 1850 who believed blacks were a lower form of life still knew individual black men they respected for their particular talents and/or character.

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Business Insider, by Brett LoGiurato    Original Article
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Both House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that they would support President Barack Obama´s plan for limited military action in Syria, with Boehner saying that it´s "something the country needs to do." Both addressed reporters after a meeting Tuesday morning between Obama and Congressional leaders on Syria. "I´m going to support the president´s call for action, and I believe my colleagues should," Boehner said. Boehner´s support is significant for passage in a couple of ways. He rarely gets out publicly ahead of his Republican conference, so it suggests that he feels strongly a

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Politico, by Reid J. Epstein    Original Article
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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday that it would be “catastrophic” if a use-of-force resolution against Syria fails to pass Congress. “A rejection of this resolution would be catastrophic, not just for him but for the institution of the presidency and the credibility of the United States,” McCain said after meeting with President Barack Obama. Yet McCain said he has not yet been persuaded to support Obama’s Syria proposal because the president has yet to outline his plan of attack against the Assad regime.

Senators strike deal on wording for new
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New York Times, by Ed O´Keefe    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/3/2013 11:30:55 PM     Post Reply
Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement late Tuesday on wording of a new resolution authorizing U.S. military force against the Syrian government. The resolution would permit up to 90 days of military action against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, beginning with 60 days and the option of 30 more pending President Obama’s notification of Congress, according to a copy of the resolution provided by Senate aides. The resolution also bars the deployment of U.S. combat troops into Syria, but would permit the deployment of a small rescue mission,

   

 

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McCain: Shouting ´Allahu Akhbar!´
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Breitbart Big Peace, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 9/3/2013 1:21:46 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that Fox News host Brian Kilmeade was Islamaphobic because he said that Syrian opposition groups shouting “Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!” as rockets hit government offices demonstrated Islamist influence among the opposition. “I have a problem helping those people screaming that after a hit,” Kilmeade said. McCain responded: “Would you have a problem with an American or Christians saying ‘thank God? Thank God?’”

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John Kerry stumbled under pressure from both Democrats and Republicans today as he brought the White House´s case for war in front of Congress for the first time. During a marathon three-hour appearance before the Senate, Mr Kerry at first said US ground forces could be deployed if "Syria imploded" but later insisted there "will be not be American boots on the ground". The US secretary of state also drew bewildered responses from both parties as he insisted that President Barack Obama was "not asking America to go to war", a claim that not even America´s top general seemed prepared

Obama: I didn’t draw the
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McClatchy News, by Lesley Clark    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/4/2013 10:36:34 AM     Post Reply
St. Petersburg, Russia -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared the world’s credibility “is on the line” when it comes to punishing Syrian President Bashar Assad for his regime’s purported use of chemical weapons. Speaking at a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, ahead of a global economic summit in Russia where he will seek to rally support for a U.S. military strike against Syria, Obama said the “red line” he set against a year ago against Syria’s use of chemical weapons isn’t his, but an international standard. “I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line,” Obama

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Posted By: gator- 9/4/2013 9:41:52 AM     Post Reply
That is Sarah Palin´s succinct argument against U.S. intervention into Syria. And I have to be honest: I´m impressed with Palin on this one. Not with her horribly callous recommendation, made via Facebook late last week, but because she appears to speak some Arabic. I´m not saying Palin is fluent in the language, but she did use the Arabic word "Allah." She could´ve simply used the word "God" instead of Allah since it has the identical meaning. (Christian Arabs use the word Allah when speaking of God in Arabic.)

Chelsea Manning seeks presidential
pardon for actions ´made out of
a concern for my country´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/4/2013 9:58:50 AM     Post Reply
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army. Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, has declared her desire to live as a woman while serving a 35-year prison sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. In her petition for pardon and commutation of sentence, Manning writes: "The decisions I made in 2010 were made out of

   

 



 
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Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.” Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.

Bill Clinton pretending to be a
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Daily Caller, by Charles C. Johnson    Original Article
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President Bill Clinton has been telling everyone he is a vegan since 2009, but it turns out Clinton’s a liar. The former president, who has been enlisted to sell the nation on Obamacare, told reporters that he was joining his daughter, Chelsea, in an all vegan diet after he had had heart trouble. He was even named PETA’s person of the year in 2010. But in a recent interview with AARP, Clinton said he ate salmon and omelets once a week. “Once a week or so, [Clinton] will have a helping of organic salmon or an omelet made with omega-3-fortified eggs,

   

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