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Danube of Thought

The "Obama Surge" is now a certified failure.

Every single man who has died there since the day this nincompoop announced--for nothing other than domestic political purposes--the withdrawal date simultaneously with the announcement of his surge, has died in vain. And that is an unbearable tragedy.

Will the American people hold him accountable? It doesn't seem so.

matt

U.S. considering early retreat from Afghanistan was one of this morning's headlines.

Barack Hussein Obama, turning our victories into retreats all over the globe.

Soylent Red

Ansar Al Sharia responsible for attack on Tunisian embassy too.

Leader of Tunisian AAS was former the leader of Tunisian Combat Group, who was implicated in killing Shah Ahmed Massoud on 9/9/2001.

Unexpectedly!

maryrose

Bush's surge was successful and Obama opposed it in Iraq. Even after it was claimed a victory Obama in an interview with Bill O'Reilly declared it a failure and said he would still vote against it.
Obama's real failure in Afghanistan{ the so-called "good war" is what we call Karma--itch!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The only thing worse for Barry's legacy than losing in November, which I believe he will do, would be winning in November.

maryrose

Leading from your behind is never a good strategy in a surge. 1350 soldiers's lives are the responsibility of Barack Hussein Obama- no one else. He wanted to look like he wasn't soft on terrorism. We all know different.He wouldn't know a successful strategy if it bit him on the -ss.

Captain Hate

When the Surge was announced it didn't come close to the requested manpower levels iirc. That by itself made me believe it was designed to fail. A question that the MFM will never pose to him...

NK

I'm with DoT-- JEF is a monster. He's burned 1600 or so young Army and Marine lives for nothing. It is an unbearable crime. JEF's an anti-american bastard who cares not about our best -- the active duty armed forces-- and feeds his ego and self-love 24/7. He's a punk; I loathe him beyond description. The voters will hold him to account.

maryrose

NK;
In a just and fair world,Obama will be held to account. For me it is a test of my faith in my fellow countrymen that they will do the right thing in voting for Mitt Romney on Nov.6th. My faith in this is what keeps me going right now.

DebinNC

And the issue of whether BOzo personally signed all letters of condolence to families of fallen military members, as the WH claims, or whether a BOZO autopen was used to sign the identically worded form letters is still unrevolved a month after a veterans group vowed to hire experts to determine the truth.

NK

The chances thatBam read and signed the almost 1500 letters to the deceaseds' families is NIL, nada. he's a punk he doesn't do decent things like that.

Frau Zorn

Leading from behind means having to lie your arse off afterwards.

NK

How many private visits has he made to the seriously wounded at Walter Reed and Bethesda? Not many I'm sure. Even the NY Mets do that every year during a road trip to DC. Baseball players do their duty to the wounded, and this punk goes on the "View" with a bunch of old skanks.

dublindave

PA. GOP voter suppression law hit a huge road block today. The law, which was intended to "help Mitt Romney win the state of Pennsylvania" has been described by many as one of the most 'anti-American' pieces of legislation in the last 80 years. A survey of registered Republicans found that a large majority favored taking the vote away from Negroes and women.

Head of the RNC Rience previous laughed at the suggestion that Republicans recent efforts to hurt the US economy and subvert the democratic process put them on a par with 'Al Qaeda'. Priebus said "we may want the same things, but we're fundamentally different".


Priebus is now at the center of an Investigation for hiring a Republican run company previously accused of committing 'voter fraud' in 43 states.

Dave (in MA)

Going by these figures http://icasualties.org/OEF/ByMonth.aspx, Obama's surge in the "good war" has gotten almost 3xKIA in 4 years as in the previous 8, even if you assign all of the KIA from January '09 to Bush.

Dave (in MA)

Keep boinking that fowl, Dubby.

NK

DD@3:15 at least tried to earn his Soros buck. Dave@3:25, excellent retort-- love it.

dublindave

"Keep boinking that fowl, Dubby."


Looks like you'll have to win the election the old fashioned way, Dave.

When you look in your son's eyes at least you'll know you're a man and not a cheating weasel.

NK

dave is also correct about Afghan KIAs. JEF's bogus 'surge' has only succeeded in getting good men killed, for no good reason, JEF never intended to succeed. Almost 1500 KIA durin JEF's less than 4 years. (500 during Bush's 7+ years)

Clarice

I agree, DoT, but then for 4 decades the Dem party with a few rare exceptions, has made clear its disregard for our military.


MOTUS on polling.http://www.michellesmirror.com/2012/10/hello-youve-reached-white-house-im-not.html

Romney ad on Obama's failures.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIq75QNKrcM&feature=player_embedded

pagar

"turning our victories into retreats all over the globe."

Must have gotten training from John Kerry.

centralcal

Home for lunch and posting this on both active threads. Seems like Matt Drudge might be warning of something to happen tonight right before tomorrow's debates?

MATT DRUDGE ‏@DRUDGE

Curious tape dropping tonight. NOT from MOTHERJONES. Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism -- in both directions!

-------

And, now back to work, I go.

narciso

So, this Arab spring is working out well,


http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/02/video-
benghazi-suspect-freed-from-egyptian-prison-after-mubarak-fall/

narciso

So I was right to identify the American School in Tunis, as the third target, along with Benghazi and the Bastion,

narciso

This new umbrella group notion, starts making more sense, the Al Jamal network, training in Libya,
received financing from AQAP/AAS 1.0

Jack is Back

When Sam Nunn retired, the left wing of the Democrat party took over the Armed Services committees and its been downhill ever since. The most anti-military political party beside Al Queda. Now the chickens are coming home to roost because of cowardice on both sides but led by the ChickenShit-in-Chief who will downsize our military to the point it will only be good for self-defense instead of global pre-emptive projection.

/A fully sequestered Armed Forces in strategic but humbling retreat.

marlene

RIP,Sgt.1st Class Aaron A. Henderson,born in Houlton,ME who leaves behind family in ME. Sgt.Henderson died Monday from injuries suffered in an IED explosion while he was on patrol on Sunday.He was an active duty member of the Green Berets.

narciso

A good question, this seems to be kind of outfit the Awlaki manque in 'Portrait' would put together;


http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/concoughlin/100183452/did-the-white-house-order-a-cover-up-over-the-murder-of-libyas-us-ambassador/

Sara

Picture taken "somewhere in Florida" and posted on FB by: I will not be intimidated. I will not be silenced. I am an American.

Jack is Back

narciso,

A lot of the militia's are Green (ex-Daffy supporters) hoping to ride the back of the AQIM/AAS then take over politically since that is what they do versus what AQ does. My old SAS signals guy in the UK who was there when Daffy took over tells me that they are still potent and the ones the current regime worries most about - those pesky little tribal alliances that Daffy was so good at.

narciso

I defer to you on that point,JiB now Muammar was listening too much to his self important twit son,
Seif Al Islam;


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/02/u-s-consulate-in-benghazi-bombed-twice-in-run-up-to-9-11-anniversary.html

but the fact that there is a abu Jamal network in the first place

centralcal

MATT DRUDGE ‏@DRUDGE

Internal debate at news network about airing tape tonight, on eve of debate... MORE

narciso

That prosecution, of those CIA officials, over the milan rendition, really worked out, that Mosque figures in the TCG that became AAS (T)

marlene

NK@3:11... last August,our neighbor's grandson Jake was severely injured in Afghanistan.Our neighbor,a gruff sort of man (but really a sweetie) was heartbroken.He kept saying,thank God Jake is alive.While recovering at Bethesda,the family traveled back and forth from Maine to be at his bedside.One time when the family was gathered at his bedside,guess who walked in...time for a photo op. Our neighbor showed us the picture and oh,if you could see the look on Jake's Dad's face! Jake is doing well,he visited his grandfather earlier this summer.Grandfather proudly introduced him to the neighbors.

NK

Glad to hear your neighbor's grandson is doing well.

dublindave

"I will not be intimidated. I will not be silenced. I am an American."

With a persecution complex and alot of Romney/Ryan signs.

Soylent Red

This new umbrella group notion, starts making more sense, the Al Jamal network, training in Libya, received financing from AQAP/AAS 1.0

Aww screw it narciso...didn't you hear Overseas Contingency Operations (formerly known as the War on Terror) are over? I mean, Obama did personally rappel into that compound in Pakistan and kill OBL with a 9-iron, and as we know, OBL was the sole object of the whole endeavor.

No way to see this coming, if the Smartest and Bestest and Brightest Administration of Credentialed Morons missed it.

narciso

Yes, even Inspector Harry 'Snapper Organs' of Q Division, would be stumped.

NK

Sen Lugar (I-Ret) puts the boot into Fauxchahontas-- 'wholeheartedly' endorses Brown:http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/lugar-wholeheartedly-endorses-brown_653409.html

Danube of Thought

"...Army and Marine lives for nothing"

Don't forget the SEALs.

Soylent Red

what did they know, and when did they know it

The question should really be more like, "How long have they known, when did it get briefed to the President, and what has/is being done about it?"

narciso, you can dig back in your noggin and put the pieces together. Folks here can do open source internet research and put the pieces together. The intelligence community has entire divisions or multiple organizations dedicated to terror groups in North Africa, to say nothing of joint intelligence inside AFRICOM. State, ostensibly, has its own intelligence branch dedicated to terror groups, as does DHS.

There is no way that the connection wasn't made and wasn't briefed at the highest levels. The only possible explanations are:

a. incompetence
b. indifference

Sue

C,

Hannity has been talking about it today. He is saying he can release it tonight on his show. I think it is what he was hinting at last Friday that never happened. I just don't know what the tape is.

Jack is Back

Soylent,

Lets not forget the more probable explanation: politics during an election that is more than 50/50 lost. There is enough forensic and pre-attack intelligence that when you add it up there can only be one conclusion: We. Do. Not. Need. Another. Carter. Moment.

/We have already had our share of those for the last 4 years.

Clarice

My Romney sigh just arrived. It's raining so it'll go up tomorrow. Wonder how long this one will last before being stolen?

Jack is Back

Can it be the Khalidi tape?

centralcal

Doubtful, Jack - if it were the Khalidi tape Hannity would most definitely not be the one to have it.

Sue

Hannity was talking about it on his show last Friday. He thought he was going to get to talk about it before the end of his show. When nothing big broke, I sort of forgot about it. Today, he started his show saying he was pretty sure he was going to be able to show the tape during his 9:00 pm tv show. I got busy and missed some of his show, and since I've been back listening, I haven't heard him talk about it.

rse

I thought Clarice was concerned about Romney there for a second.

But I knew no one could steal a sigh.

Sue

The video is from the Daily Caller and John Nolte is guessing it is Rev. Wright.

Captain Hate

Could this be the Breitbart surprise tape?

Jane - Mock the Media!

Do we think the tape hurts Obama or Romney? And what happened 6 years ago? When was the Khalidi tape made?

Stephanie

So the tape will supposedly hurt Obama and Hannity has it?

Did he get it from Ulstermann?

Is this the Clinton Gambit?

Inquiring minds.

Sue

I think the tape is something going to hurt Obama. Nolte's guess of it being the Right Rev. Wright makes sense. It will cause the Romney camp of being accused of racism and I'm sure there is racist comments from the Right Rev. Wright.

Sue

Some on twitter are guessing it is the Michelle "whitey" tape that was rumored to have existed in the '08 campaign.

centralcal

Good grief - with all due respect to Hannity and all - Rev. Wright didn't work against Obama all that much the first go 'round.

And, if it was truly some "bombshell" of a tape, I would expect Bret Baier or James Rosen or Megyn Kelley or any number of FNC news correspondents to be the ones to air it.

Sadly, if it is Hannity it is probably only "meh."

Sue

I'm pretty sure it is going to be another "meh". Obama admitting he stole the title to his book "Audacity of Hope" from his pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Rehashing something old isn't going to be a game changer. I thought it was going to be something new.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I think the tape is something going to hurt Obama.--

How? We already know he went there for over twenty years and never heard a damned thing the guy said.
Since Rev Jeremiah wed the two of them I'll bet he never even knew he was getting hitched to old Wide Load.
Probably thought the good Reverend said "Do any of you cats promise to love, honor and play a little b ball and smoke some choom?" and Barry said "I do."

centralcal

Well, I typed my meh before refreshing, so I wasn't copying Sue's meh.

Frau Zorn

If it isn't Barry in bed with dead wimmenz, live boys and terrified animals, I doubt Jeremiah Wright can create any stir. That's guilt by association, folks, and that's not fair.

Clarice

Heh, rse. I posted that and then ran to the kitchen to work on some bread and first noticed the "sign" sigh on my return.

Clarice

My guess is that to make any dent at all, the video has to be of Biden or Obama making a racist statement..not Wright or Ayers or any of the other cast of leftist hangers on.

Sara

Via Patriotic Concerns
near Woodbridge, VA ·


WHEN - he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco - a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home - people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist /Communists, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to "fundamentally transform this Nation" into something else, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in "Explicit Consent," harvesting human organs without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama's Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Carol Browner, a well known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation's largest tax, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - Tom Daschle, Obama's pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - as President of the United States , he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn't matter..
WHEN - he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel, our long time ally, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and 'stating' that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State , people woke up--- but it was too late.

centralcal

Oh, dear lord. Drudge now has the siren up and big bold black headlines of Obama's Other Race Speech. If it is what Sue linked - good effing grief, I don't get the big deal.

Dave (in MA)

Signs...

According to Howie Carr yesterday, his Brown sign was re-vandalized when one of his daughters inadvertently shut off the spotlight. They also smashed the light.

I saw my first Joe Cubed sign this week while commuting on secondary roads through some of the S/W Boston suburbs in order to get around traffic jams. There have been plenty of Bielat signs up, and some Kennedy worshipper must've gotten his hands on a Joe³ sign in response. I see far more Bielat and Brown signs than I do for Romney, though I noticed a few houses with the trifecta.
The houses along route 27 between 135 and 9 seem to be having a war of Brown and Warren signs. One morning I noticed that a Brown sign along the grass strip between the sidewalk and the road had been crumpled up, but since then has been smoothed out and reinstalled closer to the house.

When I started seeing Fauxcahontas bumper stickers, the first thing I noticed was that they use the Office Of The President Elect color scheme.

And one of the places that I pass on my commute has the front of their property filled with Obama/Biden signs, just like in '08. I guess they're one of the whatever-percent who might not consider Ann Romney's MS therapy something to ridicule.

Sue

Drudge is screaming headlines..."Obama's Other Race Speech". So...I'm back to I don't know what the tape is.

Danube of Thought

If that is actually it, Hannity is even "stupider than previously thought."

Dave (in MA)

The "Meh" tape -- Why would THAT be the tape, given that the article dates from last November?

Dave (in MA)


Haven't seen one of those in a while.

Jack is Back

I wonder if the RR camp has had it for a while?

Dave (in MA)

OT: Yike[s]. From the (small, fortunately) photo, I can see where one could arrive at the opinion expressed in the headline.

centralcal

I am sorry. No way FNC would let Hannity have any blockbuster scoop of a tape as his sole purview. Whatever it is, if Hannity is the one that has it, it is not a big enough deal to matter.

Sue

Dave,

I didn't notice the date until you pointed it out.

Sue

C,

Drudge isn't saying anything about Hannity. Just Fox News. I'm not sure but if it is the tape I linked over at DC, then I'm pretty sure we've shot ourselves in the foot. Unless there is more to it that hasn't been released yet. I admit, I'm confused.

NK

What does "the accent... The anger... The accusations" mean? The DC tape is meh.. Is this different?

Sue

You know, the front page of DC doesn't say anything about a tape. I'm pretty sure there is something else. Why Nolte thought that was the tape being released I have no idea. Maybe he is too busy screeching at Halperin to notice what he linked.

centralcal

No, FNC's website link to Hannity's FNC page announces HE will have a "blockbuster" tape on tonight's show.

Sigh. It is not Fox News - it is dear, sweet, but rather johnny-one-note-over-and-over Hannity.

Sue

Hannity is saying the tape is from 2007 and the one I linked above is from 2007. Who knows?

Sara

I am sorry. No way FNC would let Hannity have any blockbuster scoop of a tape as his sole purview. Whatever it is, if Hannity is the one that has it, it is not a big enough deal to matter.

I'm not getting this. On Fox, who would they give it to? And, Hannity has broken more stories on Obama than anyone on that network, especially when it comes to race baiting. He is their biggest prime time star next to O'Reilly and O'R has never been less than a week behind in anything he breaks.

Greta, today, is up in arms over the order not to send out layoff notices in violation of the law and then let the taxpayer pick up the tab for the fines.

Porchlight

I don't see how it can be the tape from 2011. Drudge isn't going to put a siren up for something like that - not new, and not big enough.

Jane - Mock the Media!

More news on Libya - Security was a lot worse than we already know and the WH was in on it.

narciso

Well true, he was the only one who did any kind of investigation, on Jeremiah Wright, last time. certainly not O'Reilly, he's johnny one note, on the presentation,

Porchlight

the tape from 2011

Sorry, the 2007 tape discussed in the 2011 article...

narciso

They had tried to assasinate the British Ambassador, Dominic Asquith, (yes of that family), previously

Stephanie

The Five was pushing the video blockbuster bombshell at the close of the show today, FWIW.

I don't think it is the tape to which Sue has alluded.

If the "The accent... The anger... The accusations" is any indication, think 'clinging to their guns and religion' type expose with Obama (and possibly Moo nodding) as he rants about blacks.

I think you might could possibly add "the disdain, the condescension" to the descriptives.

Six years ago would be his last senate race, would it not? Wasn't that the race against Alan Keyes?

Soylent Red

Who broke the original Jeremiah Wright story? I can't remember now.

Anyway, if it's Hannity, it will be promptly shelved by the MSM as partisan hackery rather than news, and the choir will once again be preached to.

Unless the word "reparations" surfaces. That could get some traction.

Clarice

Greta's right..the layoff subsidy to break the law is unbelievable!

Clarice

Now Drudge says it's Obama's other speech on race and indicates there is anger, accusations and a shout out toWright.

Clarice

Sounds like it's a big effin deal--kinda strips the mask off post racial, post partisan cool guy with a nice crease in his pants.

centralcal

My point, exactly, Soylent. If it truly was bombshell worthy, FNC would trot out only the most credible of their journalists to air it - even if it meant bribing Hannity to get it away from him.

That it is airing on Hannity, (regardless of how we might all view it), it simply will not go anywhere further up the media chain.

Porchlight

I bet it's going to be Obama in preacher mode speaking to a black audience. Maybe saying something mean about Hillary Clinton. ;)

Clarice

I don't think Hannity's content is controlled directly by FNC. If he or Greta or BOR has an exclusive, it's there's.

NJ Jan

It's definitely on Hannity. Looks like speech with shout out to Rev Wright in the audience. I agree that since it is Hannity, it will be spun as partisan hit yada yada yada. But I'm a sucker, I'll watch.

Clarice

*their's*

Soylent Red

Maybe he's telling a black audience that Joe Biden wants to put them back in chains.

Clarice

Unless Hannity faked the tape, I don't think it'll be easily dismissed just because he got his hands on it first.

Sue

I'm back to thinking it is the tape I linked above.

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