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“Under its terms, Pakistan would allow US forces to conduct a unilateral raid inside Pakistan in search of Bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the al-Qaida No3. Afterwards, both sides agreed, Pakistan would vociferously protest the incursion.”
Looks like the “sabre-rattling” before its Parliament yesterday was the “vociferous” protesting!

     It has been noted that Hillary Clinton, once Obama’s rival, has kept a somewhat low profile since she became the Secretary of State. Whether this is f her own accord, as strategist Dick Morris suggests, or at the manipulations of Axelrod and Emanuel, is a matter for debate. What is known, this week, from Gallup polls, is that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers now outshine her “healthcare Afghanistan Nobel Peace” beleagured boss:

According to a just-released Gallup Poll, Hillary Clinton is actually more popular than her boss, with Clinton retaining a 62 percent favorability rating to Barack Obama’s 56 percent. In the days and weeks surrounding Obama’s inauguration, this seemed all but impossible, with the new president then polling at 78 percent favorable to Clinton’s 65 percent.

Figure in the president and administration’s marginalization of the Secretary of State by, among other things, running afoul of her reported advice on such matters as the post-election violence in Iran and the ouster of former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, and it’s surprising that she has maintained her rating and he has not.

Among Democrats, Obama has slipped from 95 percent favorable in January to 89 percent today, whereas Clinton has only dropped from 93 to 91 percent. Among Republicans, Obama’s rating has plummeted from a mind-blowing 60 percent in post-Inauguration January to 19 percent today, while Clinton has stayed even at 35 percent. Among crucial independents, Obama has dropped almost 25 points from 75 to 52 percent, while Clinton has seen only a marginal decrease in favorability, from 61 to 55 percent.

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From America’s Right:

I miss the America of eight years ago next week. Amid the fear, the uncertainty and the grief, the latter still burning within from fresh wounds and still-smoldering mountains of twisted steel, ash, and remains in Lower Manhattan, there was unity. There was purpose. There was hope that perhaps, just perhaps, the America that would emerge from disaster and tragedy would be stronger and more secure, that it would be the strength inherent in us all rather than blind faith in the State’s omnipotence that would carry us through.

I remember weeping as I watched sixty thousand flag-waving New Yorkers stand together with pride as former President George W. Bush emerged onto the field at Yankee Stadium during the World Series to give a thumbs-up bursting with confidence in our nation before throwing a perfect strike from the pitcher’s mound. Those people stood not because George W. Bush was George W. Bush, or because he was a Republican, or for any other reason than because they all stood together as Americans, defiant, determined that no force from without or within would undermine or endanger our liberty and freedom.

As an American watching mournfully as our nation spirals downward toward socialism, statism or something else our founders imagined but tried desperately to prevent, I miss that America and hope to see it again. I want to see the solidarity again. I want to see the flags. I want so desperately to witness that great, unbending sense of purpose, the idea that the health, welfare, safety, security and prosperity of our great nation in the face of evil triumphed over matters of politics and ideology.

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     We will probably NEVER hear the words muttered by the sports broadcaster bobbling head on MSNBC, but GEORGE BUSH surge policy has culminated in the newest holiday and celebration in Iraq— Sovereignty Day!

Iraq officially took control of its fate Tuesday as the U.S. pulled its combat troops out of Baghdad and other cities and towns, handing over security responsibilities to Iraqi forces. The withdrawal completed the Status of Forces agreement signed last November, and touched off celebrations in Baghdad and other cities. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared Tuesday to be “National Sovereignty Day,” complete with a military parade to display to Iraqis — and a still stubborn insurgency — its ability to maintain order in a nation ravaged by six years of war.

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     The centerpiece of the foreign policy doctrine og President George W. Bush lies in the theory that if you plant the seed of a democratic free society in the middle of the MidEast, there will be far-reaching and long term changes. The uprising revolution growing in the streets of Tehran, Iran shows that for all the belittling and bashing that George Bush took, he was right. In complete opposite to this is the Obama doctrine- “let’s bear witness” to what is happening in Tehran!

     There were elections in Kuwait, and females were actually elected. The elections in Lebanon have brought slow changes. Iraq is trying to forge ahead with a democratic government. The seeds that were planted under the Bush Doctrine are clearly taking root, and the turmoil in Iran shows that their population is ready for reform, is ready to challenge the theocracy that has ruled for three decades.

     While CSpan is often overlooked, and often showing the mundane, albeit even boring, they were able to sit down with President Barack Obama this week, and they did elicit a few newsworthy notables:

        ON Supreme Court nominee:

                         Obama noted that he is looking for someone who has the legal intellect to interpret the laws, but who else can put “himself into the shoes” of the party, and decide if the law does or does not apply. This follows his “empathy” definition. The nominee is expected to be announced in the next few days, and Obama wants confirmation hearings by July.

         On Our Financial Crisis:

              “We Have no money” was the basic premise of Obama’s comments. We are borrowing, and running on major deficits. But he said nothing about slowing down his spending!!

          On George W. Bush

                     Pres. Obama acknowledged that he has been in contact with Pres. George W. Bush on more than one occasion since he took office in January. In deference to the former President, Obama said that he would not go int details about their conversations. While it had been noted in the press that the two had spoken once since Inauguration day, it did come as revelation that there had been more conversations, particularly in light of the Obama v. Cheney sparring that has occurred over the past few weeks.

     One thing that is for sure, Obama is quickly finding that governng and making the decisions is not as easy as campaigning and making promises based on non-information!

     Simple Question here: Can anyone tell me the how many Americans were kidnapped abroad in the first 90 days of the George Bush administration? Clinton? George Bush? Ronald Reagan?— oh yea, he began his Presidency with the RELEASE of the hostages that IRAN had held through the last 444 days of JIMMY CARTER’s Administration!!

Just a thought to ponder!!!

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Reid: Roberts ‘didn’t tell us the truth’

By | 3/27/09 11:02 AM EDT 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that John Roberts misled the Senate during his confirmation hearings by pretending to be a moderate — and that the United States is now “stuck” with him as chief justice. 

“Roberts didn’t tell us the truth. At least Alito told us who he was,” Reid said, referring to Samuel Alito, the second Supreme Court justice nominated by President George W. Bush. “But we’re stuck with those two young men, and we’ll try to change by having some moderates in the federal courts system as time goes on — I think that will happen.” 

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