Saturday, January 30, 2010
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a speech at a French military academy in Paris, discussed the Chinese government reluctance to apply tough sanctions to Iran in an attempt to stop that country's production of nuclear material that can be used in the development of nuclear weapons. Clinton said that China needs to understand the longer-range negative impact that a nuclear armed Iran and a destabilized Gulf region would have on the flow of resources that country desperately needs to fuel it's growth. This speech came on a day when the United States announced arms sales to Taiwan of $6 billion, a move that will anger the Chinese government.
She said that "China will be under a lot of pressure to recognize the destabilizing impact that a nuclear-armed Iran would have in the [Persian] Gulf, from which they receive a significant percentage of their own supplies."
Read the full article at the Examiner
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Although a little slow on the uptake, the United States came to understand the necessity for winning World War II. There was no option for losing, as we faced an enemy led by a leader, Hitler, bent on world domination and in the creation of a world order that was defined by his beliefs of what it should be.
The leaders of the nation and of our allies made decisions that were based on the defeat of an enemy that they knew had to be defeated. These were not easy decisions, as these types of decisions never will be. But they were made not only for the near-term defeat of the enemy, but for what they hoped would be the long-term preservation of our way of life.
Religious Extremists and the Obama Way
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
Today, our leaders take a different approach in protecting not only our homeland security, but also the security of the world. It was actually an approach that was attempted with Hitler, but that of course failed miserably as you cannot negotiate with men such as that....
Read the full commentary at New York Homeland Security at the Examiner.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Democrats certainly were not counting on Scott Brown to be in a position to win the Senate seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy. But a combination of a strong and aggressive campaign run by Scott Brown and ignorant comments coupled with a poorly run campaign by Martha Coakley has raised that exact potential outcome...
Read the full story at the New York Homeland Security column at the Examiner.
If You Couldn't Get Enough, Obama Now On Stage
For those who have not yet gotten tired of seeing President Obama incessantly on television, or who still get a charge from hearing him on radio, Obama, the musical opened in Germany. Called "Hope - The Obama Musical Story", the play is a running commentary on the Presidents ascendency to the White House.
Read the story and see a clip at the Examiner