An Administration can usually survive one scandal, no matter how problematic. Ronald Reagan weathered the Iran Contra imbroglio, although his second term was sidetracked to a considerable degree by the necessity of its handling. Bill Clinton was impeached in his second term (although ultimately not removed from office) due to his lying under oath (perjury) related to the Lewinski scandal.
- May 15th, 2013
- May 8th, 2013
If you’re like me, you were deeply disappointed in the results of the Presidential election last November. And a little surprised – well, a lot surprised.
Barack Obama won a second term, and he was at the top of his game. He was confident, in fact cocky. He won the election, and he would have things his way.
- May 1st, 2013
As I begin writing this week’s blog, I’m at the DMZ (the Demilitarized Zone) between North and South Korea. (One of the Air Force officers who briefed us said the term “Demilitarized Zone” is a misnomer, since it is actually the most highly militarized border on earth.)
I’m here in my capacity as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. Tension in this part of the world has increased dramatically in recent months as a result of the bellicose rantings and threats from North Korea’s young, irresponsible, and potentially dangerous leader, Kim Jong-un. He has threatened a nuclear strike on the United States (which he may or may not have the ability to deliver at this time.)
First, some history. Approximately 30 thousand U.S.
- April 24th, 2013
It really shouldn’t surprise us. Back in 2009, when Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter and follower of al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, shot and killed 13 of his fellow military personnel (and an unborn child) while screaming “allahu akhbar” (god is great), rather than accurately labeling it terrorism, the Obama Administration insisted on calling it “workplace violence.”
Now two Islamic jihadists in Boston kill three innocent civilians and a police officer; maim, dismember and disfigure scores more; and terrorize a great American city; and once again this President goes to absurd lengths to not call our enemy by its true name – radical Islamic jihadism. We will never defeat this enemy if political correctness does not allow us to call it what it is.