Turkey: An Ally No More

by Daniel Pipes The foreign ministers of Turkey and Syria met in Aleppo in October 2009. “There is no doubt he is our friend,” Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, says of Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, even as he accuses Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman of threatening to use nuclear weapons against Gaza. These outrageous […]

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France to launch national pride campaign in battle against Islam

By Peter Allen France is to adopt a series of measures to ‘reaffirm pride’ in the country and combat Islamic fundamentalism. They include everybody receiving lessons in the nation’s Christian history and children singing the national anthem. Using words which infuriated ethnic minority groups and Socialist opponents, immigration minister Eric Besson also said he wanted […]

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Obama plays golf instead of deciding whether to send more troops to Afghanistan

McChrystal issued his report 8 weeks ago, when will Obama issue a decision? Posted by Dan Spencer Obama spent the day golfing instead of making his long awaited decision about sending more troops to Afghanistan. For weeks, President Obama has been indecisively dithering about whether to send more troops to Afghanistan to fight what he correctly […]

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Obama’s Too-Big-to-Fail Plan Is Too Dumb to Pass:

Commentary by Kevin Hasset Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s appearance in Congress last week to explain how President Barack Obama would overhaul financial regulation elicited the most striking sign yet that the wheels have come off the administration’s economic-policy team. The White House had proposed, and Geithner was ready to defend, such […]

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Irate and Independent

By Salena Zito A poll of opinion polls shows Americans’ attitudes are changing rapidly. They are less and less thrilled about the country’s direction and Congress, according to Tom Bevan, executive editor of national polling aggregator RealClearPolitics. He says independent voters are shifting away from the polices of the Obama administration and Democrats. “Independents have […]

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Obama approves first U.S. jet fighter sale to Egypt in a decade

The administration of President Barack Obama has approved an Egyptian request for the advanced F-16 multi-role fighter. Under the proposal, Egypt would receive 24 F-16 Block 50/52 aircraft in a $3.2 billion deal. “The proposed sale will allow the Egyptian Air Force to modernize its aging air force by acquiring new fighter aircraft, thereby enabling […]

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