For too long, the U.S. taxpayers have been forced to shell out money to the PLO-the Palestinian Liberation Organization. For nearly a quarter of a century, the PLO-re-packaged as the Palestinian Authority-has been raking in billions of dollars from credulous officials in the U.S. State Department and the European Union. All the while, the PLO has never truly renounced its objective of destroying Israel.
Nor has the PLO ever been a friend to the American people. When the Twin Towers collapsed in flames on 9/11, the people living under the PLO danced in the streets, gave candy to their children, and fired their AK-47 Soviet-era rifles in the air to celebrate. The late PLO boss, Yassir Arafat gave orders for the murder of U.S. Ambassador Cleo Noel in 1973. And he invented airline hijacking for terror purposes.
Yet, despite all that, top State Department officials have relentlessly pursued a "two-state solution" for Mideast peace, demanding that Israel make territorial concessions to people sworn to their destruction. Mahmoud Abbas is Arafat's successor. He was a PLO henchman from the start. Yet, somehow, administrations of both parties have naively believed they could make peace between Arafat's heirs and the Israelis. more >>
You were already thinking it. Treason. For Richard Nixon, it was a cover-up surrounding illegal wiretapping. For Bill Clinton, it was lying under oath about sex with an intern. Obama thinks he's untouchable. He believes he's above the law.
Evidently, he's right.
What will it take for our spineless U.S. Congress to impeach this tyrant? This is way beyond partisan politics. This is about justice. This is about the safety of the American people. Barack Hussein Obama is America's biggest threat to national security. He is "an enemy within." more >>
This morning Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough got into an on-air scrap over Robert Bergdahl, Bowe Bergdahl's father. Scarborough criticized the elder Bergdahl's dialogue with jihadists and his failure to admonish his son to stay on the line of battle rather than desert. Todd rather indignantly replied with the standard defense that one can't judge a parent under extreme duress. The entire exchange can be seen here.
Todd's view is a popular one - and oft-repeated. We frequently give people who are under ultimate stress a pass for their outbursts and bad judgment. But should we?
Our moral obligations do not cease when we are under the most extreme forms of pressure. In fact, that is arguably when our moral commitments matter most. C. S. Lewis described courage as "not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point." In other words, we don't even know if we possess a virtue unless that virtue is tested. more >>
It's an old American saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!" President Obama's National Security Adviser went on another Sunday show last weekend. She proceeded to tell the nation and the world that the AWOL U.S. Army soldier held for five years by the Taliban, Bowe Bergdahl, had served "honorably, and with distinction." She defended the Obama administration's decision to trade five of the worst detainees at Guantanamo Bay for this soldier.
This is not the first time Susan Rice has been dispatched to the Sunday shows. In 2012, she appeared on five Sunday talk shows in one day. Then, her mission was to spin the story that it was an anti-Muslim video produced in the U.S. that had provoked the deadly attack on our diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
We now know that that was not true. We have since learned that the CIA never told the administration that it was a video that had precipitated the lethal assault that resulted in the deaths of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three brave Americans who had been sent to provide security for our mission in that strife-torn land. more >>
On death row in Sudan last week, Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to a girl, whom she named Maya. The 27-year-old prisoner of conscience is now a step closer to the gallows. On May 15, Meriam was sentenced to be hanged for apostasy from Islam, but the execution was ordered delayed until the then-8-month pregnant defendant delivered and weaned the baby.
Notwithstanding its assertion last weekend that Meriam would be released "in a few days," by Monday Sudan had made it clear it has no such intention. Her defense lawyer is now pursuing legal appeals, but Meriam's only real hope of being spared lies in the moral pressure created in the court of public opinion.
Meriam's case turned on the question of her religious identity-whether she is lawfully a Christian, a faith she inherited from her Ethiopian Orthodox mother and embraces, or whether, because her father was a Muslim, she too must be a Muslim, even though he abandoned the family when she was young. more >>
First Lady Michelle Obama recently appeared on the Web holding a sign: #BringBackOurGirls. She was presumably acting with the full approval of her husband.
President Barack Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of what was once respected as a Super Power. In London, Prime Minister David Cameron similarly resorted to the Internet to express the concern of a nation once known as Great Britain. These fatuous responses to the kidnapping of nearly three hundred Christian girls by the Islamist Boko Haram in Nigeria have met with widespread derision, as they should.
But these empty gestures by the White House and Number 10 Downing Street are worse than futile-they are dangerous. They reveal for the entire world to see the spinelessness of Western leaders "at the Summit." Could Mr. Obama and Mr. Cameron really think such infantile gestures will move the hard-bitten jihadists who have displayed the poor abducted girls in burkas and chanting Islamic slogans? Will the girls be raped? Will they be genitally mutilated? It is terrible to contemplate their fate. more >>