Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman 1/28/16 Page A6 Opinion Asking the uncomfortable question Terror comes to Wisconsin At least we can’t blame the ready availability of guns. According to a criminal complaint, Samy Mohamed Hamzeh was attempting to bring Islamic terror to Wisconsin. The FBI arrested him after he allegedly bought machine guns from informers and took them […]

During the 2008 presidential election campaign, Renee Crawford and I were asked to appear on a post-debate program with Mike Gousha to offer analysis. I made a joke about how many countries Senator Obama would be willing to invade to defeat Al-Qaeda. Well, it’s not a new country on the list, but we’re getting in […]

From Jim Geraghty in National Review’s Morning Jolt: Politico: “President Barack Obama plans a combative response if, as White House aides fear, Democrats lose Tuesday’s special Senate election in Massachusetts, close advisers say.” Well, we didn’t really expect humility, did we? Great to know, Mr. President, that Iran shot protesters dead in the streets and […]

I hear Cuba is lovely in February. The White House acknowledged for the first time Friday that it might not be able to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay by January as President Barack Obama has promised. Senior administration officials told The Associated Press that difficulties in completing the lengthy review of detainee […]

Well, it’s official. Jake Tapper of ABC News questioned President Obama’s Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today: TAPPER: This is really just out of curiosity more than anything. How do you guys decide which acts of violence will prompt a White House response and which ones won’t? There was a statement that went out about Dr. […]

Two soldiers were shot yesterday outside a military recruiting office in Little Rock, AR, yesterday. One of the soldiers died in the attack. The suspect, Abdulhakim Muhammad, is a Muslim convert and the act was likely political. A Muslim convert who already was under federal investigation pleaded not guilty Tuesday in what police called a […]

Michael Gerson in the Washington Post on the Democrats’ troubled relationship with the CIA: To stanch the CIA’s bleeding morale, Democrats have tried reassurance. President Obama, speaking at CIA headquarters, took the Fred Rogers approach: “Don’t be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we’ve made some mistakes. That’s how we learn.” Yes, children, hypocritical […]

“Well, let me back up for a minute.” – Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) said on ABC’s This Week that he was no longer in favor of closing the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay on the President’s time table. (Senator Jon Kyl R-AZ was also there.) STEPHANOPOULOS: I don’t know — well, […]

It ain’t just in audio anymore. This week Senator Kit Bond of Missouri questions the Obama plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo. Nobody wants them here, but that seems to be part of the Obama Administration’s plan. And you can’t just release them to fight again.As Senator Bond points out, while the Obama […]

I love Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. I had to post the video. Timely, too, of course. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the media today, Q Senator, Republicans [argue] that it might not be safe to keep the Gitmo detainees in the United States. Do you share that concern? SEN. REID: (Laughs.) …They have […]