John Kerry also feels that it isn’t really war.
Though, today Obama’s spokeshole Josh Earnest and the Pentagon’s Rear. Adm. Kirby are saying something different
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby used almost identical language when pressed by reporters Friday whether or not the expanded military operation against the terrorist group is in fact a war.
“In the same way that the United States is at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates … the United States is at war with ISIL,” Earnest said.
Kirby said “this is not the Iraq War” from a decade ago, “but make no mistake — we know we are at war with ISIL in the same way we are at war and continue to be at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates.”
Geez, all this public disagreement about labels.
Appears someone has not been paying attention (again).
Also, are we certain that Jeff has survived his move?
There’s probably no need for alarm. Right?
[Upon further reflection, best to just toss a fiver into the jar and hope for the best, people. His ways are not so much unknowable as red-pilled. Uhhh, dolphins. Trout. And... other poor impressions.
Fundraiser, people! Make it rain!]
After all, we “overreacted” to 9/11.
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) blasted the Obama administration and members of Congress for engaging in “fear-mongering” over the Islamic State terror threat.
“It’s fear-mongering. It’s what happened after 9/11. ‘Oh my God, they’ve got these planes crashing. Now they’re going to take over America.’ That’s nonsense,” Harkin told the Huffington Post.
Harkin added, “We overreacted to 9/11. Most of the people that did 9/11 were Saudis. Why the hell didn’t we invade Saudi Arabia? There wasn’t one Iraqi involved in 9/11,” said Harkin. “We just keep jumping from one mistake to another. I have a feeling we’re going to do the same thing with the [Islamic State.]”
Vouchers, please …
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. –
When Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker tried to meet his daughter, who was sitting in the counseling office at her high school, the Army officer was denied entrance by school security. When Baker asked why he couldn’t enter the office building, security told him that the school’s policy does not allow military uniforms because it may ‘offend students.’
The incident occurred at Rochester Adams High School in Oakland County, MI near Detroit.
Sherwood’s wife, Rachel Ferhadson, was waiting in the car said that Barker was told he would not be allowed on school property unless he changed his attire. The security officer claimed that men and women dressed in uniform were not allowed on the campus.
“They told him some kids might not understand and might be offended. So they gave him a choice, told him he could phone in to the office or go home and change his clothes,” said Ferhadson.
Baker was told of the same policy by four individual staff members at the school. [...]
Rochester superintendent Robert Shaner, himself a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has since issued an apology to Baker and his family.
Shaner said that there is no district policy banning those in uniform, and believes the incident occurred because of staff’s misunderstanding of current policy.
Oh and what policy would that be? Hmmm?
Allegedly, IWonPenPhone will attempt to make us “understand the nature of the threat and how we’re going to deal with it and to have confidence that we’ll be able to deal with it.”
You know, because we might have gotten the wrong impression about the Religion of Peace what with the beheadings, ethnic cleansing of Christians in Iraq and Syria, and all those rockets into Israel.
We just don’t have the heightened sense of The Other’s culture … (Rotherham offers no comment)
How long will it take, if at all, for the word “Islam” or “Muslim” to cross his lips? And will it be only in the context of admonishing us not to connect the “militant problem” with the Peaceful Religion of Billions?
Please offer your predictions and suggestions. I plan on drinking prior to the start of the speech.
Jaysus, I was right …
Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.
… going to help victims feel empowered in coming forward; especially if they wish to stay in the relationship or marriage while the family goes through rehabilitation?
I have 15-plus years in the judicial arena, I’ve seen all manner of domestic violence cases. I certainly do not want to coddle or excuse Rice’s criminal behavior. Indeed, he should be arrested and processed as any other person accused of assault and battery.
But the reaction to his wife, Janay, is alarming — ranging from the out-of-hand dismissal of any of her own testimony to outright hostility and character assassination directed at her.
Is this going to help or hurt other victimized husbands or wives come forward?
… you never know what you’ll find …
Colorado Republican Congressman and U.S. Senate Candidate Cory Gardner has suggested birth control pills should be over-the-counter as part of his campaign platform and stance on women’s health. Instead of applauding Gardner’s approach, which would greatly expand women’s access to birth control, Planned Parenthood has come out against him. The justification? Obamacare and government dependence for women is better.
“If Cory Gardner and others were serious about expanding access to birth control, they wouldn’t be trying to repeal the no-copay birth control benefit, reduce Title X funding for birth control, or cut women off from Planned Parenthood’s preventive health services. This is simply a cynical political attempt to whitewash his terrible record and agenda for women’s health. The reality is that Cory Gardner’s proposal would actually cost women more by forcing them to pay out of pocket for the birth control that they are getting now at no cost thanks to the ACA. We would welcome a sincere conversation about expanding birth control access for women – sadly Cory Gardner has not offered one,” Planned Parenthood Action Fund Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens said in a statement.
Big government leftists like Laugens wage their own war on women by making them more dependent on government and by treating them like victims. Planned Parenthood wants to limit access to contraception so long as it’s “free” with a prescription through big government mandates in Obamacare and 100 percent higher healthcare premiums for women overall, proving that this isn’t about access to birth control, but instead making women dependent on Uncle Sam at all costs.
Feminism is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Left. It is not, and never was, about independence for women. The Left defines one’s primary relationship in life is not with God or Family or even Country, but with The State.
The Flukization of millennial females continues apace.
h/t Glenn Reynolds
Many of the arguments offered aptly apply outside the world of art.