If you haven’t already voted

“I think this is going to be the most important election our country has ever had. Certainly in the modern era. If we don’t get it right … if we go another four or eight years with the insanity and the stupidity of these leaders (Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton), I’m not sure you’re going to be able to turn it around … I think it could be over. We can’t allow this opportunity to slip away.” – Donald Trump

“This election in many ways will determine what kind of country we will have,” said Hillary Clinton. If she is elected, you will soon not recognize this country of ours. Continue reading

Get this … Hillary offers Trump national security advice

Hillary Clinton likes to remind us that as senator she was on the Armed Services Committee and she circled the globe umpteen times as secretary of state and, oh yes, she was in the situation room when Osama bin Laden was taken out.

She believes that “experience” gives her license to criticize Donald Trump’s recent comment that if the Iranians continue to hassle our Navy in international waters they would be “shot out of the water.” Continue reading

Trump is right to suggest Russia could help defeat ISIS

Perhaps you’ve noticed how President Obama, Hillary Clinton and the media (of course) are criticizing Donald Trump’s references to Russia and Vladimir Putin; his most recent a suggestion that “wouldn’t it be nice if Russia would help us defeat ISIS.” I thought it was time to refresh your memory on the failed U.S. – Russia relations during the Obama administration. Continue reading

Recalling the concern I had about Ben Rhodes

We learned that the New York Times will be publishing a story on Sunday about Ben Rhodes, a foreign policy advisor to President Obama, duping the public on the Iran nuclear deal by creating a false narrative. According to leaked information, the story will reveal how Rhodes pushed information leading us to believe the administration was dealing with Iranian moderates, while we were actually talking to the ayatollahs. It is sure to be a major topic in the news in the days ahead. Continue reading

Trump supporters – are you happy now?

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This pullout from a recent comic strip panel by Gary Trudeau says it all.

Yes, I know, you’ve had it with Washington. You helped give the GOP the majority in the Senate, and they didn’t follow through with promises. Along came Donald Trump and you liked what he was saying; political correctness be damned.

I hope you’re happy now, because it appears there’s no turning back. Trump has been allowed to bully his way to several primary victories and two digit leads in most of the state primaries ahead. Continue reading

Medals awarded for humiliating America

Supreme Leader Confers ‘Fath’ Medal on IRGC Commanders

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei presents a medal to one of the commanders involved in the capture of American sailors in the Straits of Hormuz. (Khamenei.ir)

Yesterday we learned that Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei presented medals to members of the Revolutionary Guard who took part in the humiliation of America with the “capture” of our sailors in the Straits of Hormuz. Continue reading

A cautionary note on business deals with Iran

When I read the headline, “Iran Does Billions in Business in Europe,” in Tuesday morning’s Wall Street Journal, of course I was reminded of those same billions we released as part of the flawed nuclear deal fashioned by the Obama administration.

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(Cartoon courtesy Glenn Foden.)

In addition to an account of spending with European companies, there was a mention of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s side visit to the Vatican.

The talking heads on TV were musing that perhaps it meant that Iran was finally preparing to become a member of the global community.  No chance. Continue reading