Richard Holbrooke, a forceful presence in American diplomacy for more than 45 years, died tonight in Washington, D.C. He was 69. His death, from a torn aorta, was confirmed by sources to ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper. Holbrooke, who was serving as the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was putting the finishing touches on a major report on American military and diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan, due […]
Congressman Joe Wilson received national attention earlier this year when he shouted, “You Lie” during President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Following that outburst a rather under the wire congressman was in the spot light.
Soon after, tens of thousands of dollars where given to his opponent, Democrat Rob Miller to defeat Wilson. After Republicans got wind of the mass donations to Miller, Wilson began receiving donations from all over the country as well. When it was over, both candidates had more than a million dollars each for their campaigns.
A war, if you will, of sorts, took place between the two candidates early on. One side wanting to rid itself of a disrespectful incumbent and to replace him with a younger Iraqi war officer. And the other wanting to hold on to a leader who is willing to speak out against an over zealous executive.
Here is an internal Memo from the Associated Press. The Memo basically calls President Obama a Liar. The Memo says that Combat Operations in Iraq are NOT over just because the President says so on National Television From: Kent, Tom Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:30 PM Subject: Standards Center guidance: The situation in Iraq Colleagues, Many AP staffers are producing content that refers to the situation in Iraq. It […]
Oval Office Remarks by President Obama, as provided by the White House Good evening. Tonight, I’d like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in Iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home. I know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many Americans. We have now been through nearly a decade of […]
Both President Obama and Vice-President Biden campaigned against the surge in Iraq. Now that the surge has worked and Iraq is more stable, Biden gets on Larry King Live and says that Iraq will be one of the major successes of the Administration. So they blame Bush for the negatives and take credit for the success, is that an honest Administration? This from The Atlantic Wire: How Can He Take […]