Make that a defense-spending increase, instead

February 2, 2009

In an earlier post, I criticized President Obama for planning to cut 10% from the nation’s defense budget. Turns out, the initial report that news was based on may have been wrong: according to Congressional Quarterly, the Obama Administration is instead planning for an  8% increase in baseline defense spending.

I don’t have a smiley for "egg on the face," so this will have to do: Blushing

It doesn’t change my prior criticism of the so-called "stimulus spending bill," but it’s nice to know he’s not going to gut the military in the middle of a war.

LINKS: Ed Morrissey thinks Fox should apologize for starting what appears to be a false story. I agree.


Been there, don’t do it again.

February 2, 2009

How FDR prolonged the Great Depression.


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Hey kids! Let’s pull defeat from the jaws of victory!

February 2, 2009

Obama overrides Generals Petraeus and Odierno to pursue 16-month withdrawal from Iraq. Not surprising from the man who swore up and down the surge wouldn’t work and then tried to deny all evidence of its success. There’s no reason at all for a president with no experience in foreign or military affairs to listen to the two commanders who won the war for us, is there?

Argh. At wits end

(hat tip: Infidels are cool)


Goodbye, George

February 2, 2009

Gore voter and former liberal Eli Bernstein on George W. Bush:

I didn’t always like George.

There was a time I thought of him as a stupid stooge, a man undeserving of power. There was a time I thought he had shattered America’s greatest asset — its democracy.

I had followed every twist and turn in that infamous ballot count, read all the relevant legal proceedings, and felt personally wronged when on December 12, 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the man I voted for. I was so incensed by what I saw as an appointment against the will of the people that I inquired about rescinding my U.S. citizenship. Thankfully, I never followed through.

It was nine months later that I felt American again, and a proud one at that.

Wait a second

February 2, 2009

I thought it was the Republican president who was supposed to be out of touch and uncaring.

I guess it’s different when a Democrat is in office.


Return of a widget

February 2, 2009

The non-update problem with the Opinion Journal widget seems to be fixed, so it’s been returned to a place of honor in the sidebar.

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