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Archive for March 29th, 2011

Obama’s Libya Speech: I am now for everything I ran against!

Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2011

I was writing this long post as I was going through the speech and then I see my friend Scott Ott at PJTV posted a video which totally stole my thunder. Since a video is much more entertaining than a wall of textual analysis I will just post the video with a few observations of my own.

In Iraq we had real national interests. Saddam was giving money and other material support to terror groups including al-Qaeda. He had violated a cease-fire agreement and the diplomatic credibility was being trashed (if you do not think that this is a good reason to go to war than respectfully, you do not understand history, diplomacy or geopolitics worth a darn). There were 25 reasons in the Congressional resolution but a very important one went unspoken; Iraq is among the most cosmopolitan and secular Muslim countries, if we can make Democracy work there the Middle East has a chance, if we cannot we know what we have to prepare for.

There is one problem though. What are our national interests in this operation? Revenge for Pan Am 103 and the bombing in Europe. I can see that but its a little late on that score with all do respect to the families who are understandably crying out for justice. The question of pay back has value, but is it an honest argument by those who are making it?

The easy flow of oil is an interest but Libya doesn’t make a great deal of it when compared to other countries.

We are facing a very likely possibility that the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda will fill the power vacuum if Ghadaffi leaves and that is even worse than leaving Ghadaffi intact. If this is indeed the case than removing Ghadaffi goes against our national interests, which Bill Whittle alludes to in his comments below.

There have been some on the right who have had a double standard on this issue, they wanted Obama to go in, and now that he has they are all over him. A few have blatantly flip-flopped, but most are questioning why it took 30 days to make the decision. If it was a priority why not go in three weeks before when the rebels were getting slaughtered?

I refused to support any action there because I feared that whoever took power after Ghadaffi would be worse. In the case of Iraq we stayed to make sure that wouldn’t happen.

[Editor’s Note – You will notice Bill Whittle get a tad emotional in this video. Bill follows every word this president says in detail. He is very aware of how Obama will say that “government needs to live within its means” one day and offer up a budget with $1.6 trillion yearly deficits the next. Or how Obama will brag about how there was not one earmark in the failed Stimulus Bill and days later sign a $411 billion omnibus bill with 8000 earmarks in it. This is the same Obama that took credit for global oil production being up, in spite of the fact that he has instituted an illegal offshore drilling ban that reduced domestic production. The same Obama that blasts the oil industry for having oil leases that are not being drilled upon, while at the same time erecting regulatory hurdles that prevent them from using the leases while his environmental-extremist allies sue at each step of the permit process. So in short Bill has had it with this president, as any informed and sincere person would.]

I thought that the most ironic moment was when President Obama asked if we had to wait for pictures of mass graves before we did anything.

Speaking of mass graves – http://www.usaid.gov/iraq/legacyofterror.html

Countless photo’s (warning pics of mass graves) – http://www.9neesan.com/massgraves/

The interesting thing about irony is that it often brings you to the front door of hypocrisy.

This speech was such a plagiarization of what President Bush said of Iraq that the White House should start sending royalty checks to Texas.

UPDATE – Sarah Palin gives her policy review on this issue (video LINK). In short: Now that we are there if we let Ghadaffi stay in power he will live to seek revenge upon us, if we take him down it seems al-Qeada and/or Muslim Brotherhood may take over. Sound familiar?

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BUSTED: Democrats taped on phone acting in bad faith, plotting a government shutdown

Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2011

Remember when we said that the Democrats are pushing for a government shut down, which is why they keep moving the goal posts in trying to boost deficit spending?  Well here is the proof. It is called acting in bad faith folks.

How could anyone who wants fiscal responsibility ever vote for any of these people again. You heard me. If you take exception to that comment please try and justify what we have just seen in the comments below.

UPDATE: Rand Paul: What Schumer is doing to the country is extreme

Michelle Bachmann responds as well:

Mike Pence: If the Democrats want a shutdown so bad, do it and see what happens…

Boehner/Bachmann: Democrats rooting for a shutdown

Its true too. Every time the Republicans make a compromise the Democrats move the goal post. First it was move spending back to 2008 levels; then it was cut by $100 billion; then it was $61 billion’ then it was, 10.5 or 33 billion dollars depending on what Democrat you were talking to.  How anyone, and I mean anyone who tells you that they are for fiscal responsibility and want to vote Democrat in 2012 is either duped or just lying to you.

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Black Activist Calls Out Bill Ayers’ Lies About Charter Schools

Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2011

Awesome!

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Norway to Jews: You’re Not Welcome Here

Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2011

You have seen us here at IUSB Vision tell you how antisemitism is on the rise in Europe. We have also informed you about the increase in antisemitism on campus. Prof. Dershowitz provides yet another example of just how bad it has become.  (Artwork via Bob Schneider)

Artwork via Bob Schneider

By Alan M. Dershowitz:

I recently completed a tour of Norwegian universities, where I spoke about international law as applied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But the tour nearly never happened.

Its sponsor, a Norwegian pro-Israel group, offered to have me lecture without any charge to the three major universities. Norwegian universities generally jump at any opportunity to invite lecturers from elsewhere. When my Harvard colleague Stephen Walt, co-author of “The Israel Lobby,” came to Norway, he was immediately invited to present a lecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Likewise with Ilan Pappe, a demonizer of Israel who teaches at Oxford.

My hosts expected, therefore, that their offer to have me present a different academic perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be eagerly accepted. I have written half a dozen books on the subject presenting a centrist view in support of the two-state solution. But the universities refused.

The dean of the law faculty at Bergen University said he would be “honored” to have me present a lecture “on the O.J. Simpson case,” as long as I was willing to promise not to mention Israel. An administrator at the Trondheim school said that Israel was too “controversial.”

The University of Oslo simply said “no” without offering an excuse. That led one journalist to wonder whether the Norwegian universities believe that I am “not entirely house-trained.”

Only once before have I been prevented from lecturing at universities in a country. The other country was Apartheid South Africa.

Despite the faculties’ refusals to invite me, I delivered three lectures to packed auditoriums at the invitation of student groups. I received sustained applause both before and after the talks.

It was then that I realized why all this happened. At all of the Norwegian universities, there have been efforts to enact academic and cultural boycotts of Jewish Israeli academics. This boycott is directed against Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian land—but the occupation that the boycott supporters have in mind is not of the West Bank but rather of Israel itself. Here is the first line of their petition: “Since 1948 the state of Israel has occupied Palestinian land . . .”

The administrations of the universities have refused to go along with this form of collective punishment of all Israeli academics, so the formal demand for a boycott failed. But in practice it exists. Jewish pro-Israel speakers are subject to a de facto boycott.

The first boycott signatory was Trond Adresen, a professor at Trondheim. About Jews, he has written: “There is something immensely self-satisfied and self-centered at the tribal mentality that is so prevalent among Jews. . . . [They] as a whole, are characterized by this mentality. . . . It is no less legitimate to say such a thing about Jews in 2008-2009 than it was to make the same point about the Germans around 1938.”

This line of talk—directed at Jews, not Israel—is apparently acceptable among many in Norway’s elite. Consider former Prime Minister Kare Willock’s reaction to President Obama’s selection of Rahm Emanuel as his first chief of staff: “It does not look too promising, he has chosen a chief of staff who is Jewish.” Mr. Willock didn’t know anything about Mr. Emanuel’s views—he based his criticism on the sole fact that Mr. Emanuel is a Jew. Perhaps unsurprisingly, fewer than 1,000 Jews live in Norway today.

The country’s foreign minister recently wrote an article justifying his contacts with Hamas. He said that the essential philosophy of Norway is “dialogue.” That dialogue, it turns out, is one-sided. Hamas and its supporters are invited into the dialogue, but supporters of Israel are excluded by an implicit, yet very real, boycott against pro-Israel views.

Mr. Dershowitz is a law professor at Harvard.

UPDATE – Read this no miss article, especially the second half.  Ynet News –  Something rotten in Norway

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In 2008 did college students become “Obama Zombies”?

Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2011

Just a few hints:

Even The Onion got in on the Obama Zombie theme. “They have proven that their minds can be taken over my empty rhetoric”…

Peggy Joseph:

A group sat outside of the polls and interviewed voters coming out of the polls. This speaks for itself (the energy policy question was prophetic):

 

I have my own personal story about Obama Zombies:

During the 2008 election I was in Dr. Bennion’s 400 level elections class.

Dr. Bennion asked the class, “Who here believes that young people are supporting Obama because they have increased knowledge?” Everyone in the class except myself and the only black male in the class raised their hand.

“Who believes that young people in have been taken in by slick marketing?” The black male and myself raised our hands.

So Dr. Bennion put the onus on me to justify my position. This was easy.

This was shortly after Joe the Plumber had his confrontation with Barack Obama. So I asked the class, “Who here has heard about Joe the Plumber?” Almost everyone raised their hand. “Who has heard that Joe the Plumber is no good because he owned property taxes on a property he used to own? Almost everyone raised their hand again. “Who here heard that Joe doesn’t count because after all he isn’t even a real plumber because he didn’t have his own plumbing license and worked as an apprentice under his boss?” Again almost everyone raised their hand.

Then I dropped the bomb (now keep in mind that this is a room filled with seniors in poli-sci and alleged political junkies). I asked, “OK now who here can name me two of the three employers Barack Obama had before he ran for State Senate?” – Silence.

“This is what I thought. You can tell me minor details about Joe the Plumber and you do not even know the basic employment history of your chosen candidate. You are political science majors. People are going to be counting on you to give a professional analysis. I rest my case.”

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