Petraeus continues to tell the GOP what it doesn’t want to hear

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 18: Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus walks the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the Opening Bell as | Spencer Platt The Rachel Maddow Show / The MaddowBlog Even after his sex scandal, retired Gen. David Petraeus remained a celebrated figure among Republican policymakers. It wasn’t too… More Petraeus continues to tell the GOP what it doesn’t want to hear

Herman Cain Warns China Is Seeking ‘Nuclear Capability’

Someone needs to advise Mr. Cain that China has had ‘nuclear capabilities” for almost 50 years! TPM2012 Herman Cain may have some surprises at his first national security briefings should he win the presidency. In an interview with PBS, Cain appears to suggest that Americans should consider China dangerous in part because they’re pursuing “nuclear… More Herman Cain Warns China Is Seeking ‘Nuclear Capability’

Al Qaeda No. 2 Killed In Pakistan This Week

Many people see President Obama as many things, but what they can’t accuse him of is being soft on defense… TPM News Al Qaeda’s new second-in-command was killed earlier this week in Pakistan, U.S. officials said Saturday, in a major blow to the group still reeling from the death of Osama bin Laden. Atiyah abd al-Rahman,… More Al Qaeda No. 2 Killed In Pakistan This Week

West Wing Week: 3/25/11 or “OCONUS II – Mamalluca”

The White House This week, President Obama remained focused on Libya, receiving secure communications from his national security team as the first family visited Latin America. The President made stops in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador to promote American exports and economic cooperation among the neighbors in our hemisphere. Related Articles Obama hails Latin America… More West Wing Week: 3/25/11 or “OCONUS II – Mamalluca”

NEW ! The 244 ACCOMPLISHMENTS of PRESIDENT OBAMA

This list will undoubtedly have some points that cross over to the “other” list published here two days ago, but BOTH serve it’s purpose in showing that this President has not been sitting on his butt doing nothing. Click here for an updated version of President Obama’s accomplishments! B4B News ETHICS • Ordered the White House… More NEW ! The 244 ACCOMPLISHMENTS of PRESIDENT OBAMA

Flashback: Bush National Security Strategy Said We Must Be ‘Able To Absorb The Impact’ Of A Terrorist Attack

Lately Fox News has blasted President Obama based on a revelation in Bob Woodward’s new book, where the President said that America would be able to “absorb the impact of a terrorist attack”.  Apparently the former Vice President’s daughter, Lynn Cheney is appalled at President Obama for having such a “fatalist” view of our country. Think… More Flashback: Bush National Security Strategy Said We Must Be ‘Able To Absorb The Impact’ Of A Terrorist Attack

Obama Relieves McChrystal Of His Duties – Patraeus Replaces McChrystal

Dave Weigel – Washington Post Twenty-four hours ago, Weekly Standard editor-in-chief William Kristol recommended that Gen. Stanley McChrystal be removed from his role as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and be replaced by Gen. David Petraeus. If Gen. McChrystal does step down, there are undoubtedly many able general officers who could replace him. Here’s one unconventional… More Obama Relieves McChrystal Of His Duties – Patraeus Replaces McChrystal

Rolling Stone editor: All quotes dissing Obama admin came from McChrystal’s “inner circle”

I personally have mixed emotions about General McChrystal’s dilemma.   On the one hand, there is a consensus out there that says he’s the best man to be commander of the forces in Afghanistan.  He is a dedicated soldier who wants to “complete the mission”, even in light of the Commander-in-Chief’s plan to start phasing out troops in… More Rolling Stone editor: All quotes dissing Obama admin came from McChrystal’s “inner circle”

Furious Obama summons McChrystal to explain W.H. slams

Politico The top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has been summoned to the White House to explain biting and unflattering remarks he made to a freelance writer about President Barack Obama and others in the Obama administration.  The face to face comes as pundits are already calling for McChrystal to resign for insubordination.  McChrystal has… More Furious Obama summons McChrystal to explain W.H. slams