• Obama: Accountability for Thee but Not for Me

    When it comes to business and the private sector, President Obama and top Democrats are all about accountability.

    Banks: “When we learn that a major bank has serious problems, we will hold accountable those responsible,” President Obama says.

    Oil companies: “The person who makes the mistake ought to be responsible,” according to Florida senator Ben Nelson.

    Auto makers: “Manufacturers [are] on notice that they will be held accountable if they fail to quickly report and address safety-related defects,” said transportation secretary Anthony Foxx. READ MORE...

  • (VIDEO) Krauthammer: Obama West Point Speech ‘Literally Pointless’

    On Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offered his thoughts on President Barack Obama’s graduation speech at the U.S. Military Academy earlier in the day. According to Krauthammer, the speech was self-serving, which was not what that forum called for from the commander-in-chief. “I think his speech was literally pointless,” Krauthammer said. “He didn’t have a point. It was a defensive speech. It was an answer to the chorus of criticism from his side of the aisle that it’s been a weak, rudderless foreign policy, which it has been. I spoke to a member of the Congress who was in the armed forces and he says there was a real pettiness and a personalization of this. This is a graduation speech for West Point. It is a place where you want to be inspiring for future officers. It isn’t a place you want to answer your critics or go point by point against all the attacks on him.” READ MORE...

  • Obama’s Speech at West Point: Lies, Deceptions and Delusions

    Today Barack Obama gave the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point. While the address was billed as his “foreign policy vision” it was vintage Obama: banal, deceptive, self-serving, and partisan to the very core. Sort of a metaphor for them man himself.

    He led off by proclaiming success. He trotted out Osama bin Laden’s putrescent corpse for effect. He claims, rightfully, that al Qaeda’s leadership in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region has been “decimated.” He failed to acknowledge that the policies undertaken by his administration have given al Qaeda two new safe havens, Libya and Syria, and enabled al Qaeda to become resurgent in Iraq. READ MORE...

  • (VIDEO) Krauthammer: Obama’s Afghanistan Announcement ‘An Act of Personal Narcissism’

    On Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to President Barack Obama’s announcement earlier in the day of his plans Tuesday to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

    “I think it’s worse than a political act to announce the leaving,” Krauthammer said. “It’s kind of an act of personal narcissism. When this was talk about a few months ago in the press, there was a mention of the fact that if the full withdrawal happened in 2016, that would allow Obama to leave office having fulfilled a promise to liquidate the wars. I mean, is that how we’re now setting the strategy of the United States of America – in a war zone where so many have died and so much treasure and blood has been spent so a president can leave office looking good? It’s certainly been designed as has been suggested by Kelly Ayotte and others to help the Democrats in the 2016 election, but why would you announce it in the first place?” READ MORE...

  • Memorial Day: Why We Must Study War

    Bottom line is that you have to know all the possibilities from the enemy.

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    As citizens of a free country it is necessary that we acknowledge the sacrifices of the men and women in uniform that died to defend it. Civil society only survives in a world of violence and tyranny if there are rough men ready to do violence on our behalf.

    Andrew Jackson, after winning the Battle of New Orleans, reminded us of the necessity of the soldier when he said our sacred liberties would be in trouble indeed if we only employ “lawyers” to defend the Constitution. READ MORE...

  • House Votes to Ban Pentagon from Claiming Climate Change as National Security Threat

    John Holdren, czar of the White House Office of Science and Technology, recently asserted that “climate change is not a distant threat — It already is affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the economy.”

    However, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which prohibits the Pentagon from using its funding to combat climate change.

    The amendment, championed by House Representative David McKinley, reads: “None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation’s Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order.” READ MORE...

  • My 60-Year-Old Document Shows VA Used Civilian Hospitals

    Nearly everybody is up in arms over the VA scandal. As usual, President Obama voiced his outrage and moved on. To show that he cares, he visited the troops in Afghanistan. He’s had six years to fix what he claimed in 2008 needed to be fixed. The fact that “he cares” is all that low-information voters need to know. It’s all about feelings.

    A remedy to the VA debacle has been proposed:

    “Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., turned up the heat on the administration over the Veterans Affairs health-care scandal on Saturday, writing in an op-ed that President Obama was ‘nowhere to be seen’ as accusations of misconduct at VA hospitals mounted in recent months. READ MORE...

  • Guantanamo Detainees Receiving ‘First-Rate’ Medical Care

    While doing some research for a previous article, I came across an article published by American Forces Press Service and posted on the U.S. Department of Defense website. I was shocked when I read it, especially since the VA scandal erupted.

    The medical facility in Guantanamo is said to be “state-of-the-art.” Capt. Barry Barendse, a Navy nurse and the deputy command surgeon for JTF Guantanamo, said, “The standard of care here is the best possible standard of care (the detainees) could get.” READ MORE...

  • Canada’s Afghanistan memorial honors shared sacrifice

    WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 – Yesterday, at an evening ceremony honoring the shared service and sacrifices of Canadians and Americans during the long war in Afghanistan, military leaders from both nations spoke at the commencement of Canada’s Afghanistan Memorial Vigil.

    The ceremony that took place in the courtyard of the Embassy of Canada here was an hour-long event with a Canadian Honor Guard, attended by family members and colleagues of the American fallen, and officials of the Canadian and U.S. Armed Forces. READ MORE...

  • After Horrific Care at Veterans Administration – Purple Heart, Iraq War Veteran Pays for his Own Health Care, Medicine and Psychologist

    Editor’s Note: A lot has been in the news lately about how our veterans are not having their claims taken care of under the Obama Department of Veterans Affairs. Joe has contributed to Freedom Outpost for some time and, as an Iraq veteran, who has had to be referred to the VA due to physical and mental trauma sustained during his service, I think his experience sheds light on how many of our veterans are treated.

    This is a very short account of my experience with the VA (Veterans Administration). After being wounded in Iraq in May of 2004, I was medevaced to LRMC in Germany. READ MORE...