March 19, 2008

Web Reconnaissance for 03/19/2008

A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention, updated throughout the check back often.

In the News: (Registration may be required to read some stories)
Five Years In Iraq - For a majority of Americans, today marks the fifth anniversary of the start of an Iraq war that was not worth fighting, one that has cost thousands of lives and more than half a trillion dollars. For the Bush administration, however, it is the first anniversary of an Iraq strategy that it believes... (READ MORE)

Justices Appear Skeptical Of D.C.'s Handgun Ban - A majority of the Supreme Court indicated a readiness yesterday to settle decades of constitutional debate over the meaning of the Second Amendment by declaring that it provides an individual right to own a gun for self-defense. (READ MORE)

Major Iraqi Blocs Boycott Reconciliation Gathering - BAGHDAD, March 18 -- A conference intended to bring together Iraq's rival sectarian groups foundered Tuesday when the leading Sunni political bloc boycotted the event and reiterated its demands for greater participation in the Shiite-led government. (READ MORE)

Obama opens up on society's racism - Sen. Barack Obama, damaged in the public eye by his pastor's incendiary views on racism in America, yesterday called for a national dialogue on the sensitive topic as the Democrats' presidential nominating race heads into a final stretch of predominantly white states. (READ MORE)

Court weighs right to own guns - The Supreme Court yesterday heard the case that gun rights backers — until recently — didn't want it to hear: Does the U.S. Constitution grant every citizen the right to own a gun? (READ MORE)

N. Korea told not to delay deal - U.S. Democrats, uneasy at the prospect of inheriting a dicey nuclear faceoff with North Korea, have urged Pyongyang to strike a deal with the Bush administration rather than delay it in hopes of a better offer from the next president. (READ MORE)

Fed slashes rates; Dow up 420 points - A divided Federal Reserve yesterday sparked the strongest stock rally in five years by slashing interest rates another three-quarters of a percent in its most aggressive campaign in decades to revive the slumping economy. (READ MORE)

FARC's uranium likely a scam - Colombian forces earlier this month seized a computer during a raid in Ecuador, in which an e-mail from a midlevel leader in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) claimed to have access to "50 kilos of uranium," — about 110 pounds — from an arms supplier, and proposed to sell it at the exorbitant price.(READ MORE)

Paul and his backers slighted by the 'neoconservative' GOP - Ron Paul says the legions of newcomers his presidential campaign brought to the Republican Party are getting the cold shoulder from John McCain and from the party. (READ MORE)

Sometimes, friends are a politician's worst enemy - Presidential candidates face a certain guilt by association, as their personal connections dovetail with their political ambitions. The media are watching — beware your past. (READ MORE)

On the Web:
Kathleen Parker: Guilting America to the White House - Barack Obama is a magician. He could tell me it's raining on a sunny day, and I'd grab an umbrella. He could tell me the moon is the sun, and I'd reach for my shades. He could even tell me that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's rants god-damning America and blaming AIDS on a white-man conspiracy were wrong but essentially justified by a racist past ... and I'd have to slap myself before I saddled up a polka-dotted horse and galloped down the Yellow Brick Road. Obama's speech Tuesday from Philadelphia -- the city of brotherly love -- was eloquent, inspiring and will be read in schools for generations. But between the lines of change and reconciliation were a discomfiting hint of buried fury... (READ MORE)

Michelle Malkin: Say Goodbye to the Glowbama Mystique - Barack Obama -- the self-anointed soul-fixing, nation-healing political Messiah -- has lost his glow. That is the takeaway from the beleaguered Democratic presidential candidate's "major" speech in Philadelphia yesterday. For all of his supposedly unique and transcendent understanding of race in America, Obama's talk amounted to the same old, same old. The Glowbama mystique has gone the way of the Emperor's clothes. Instead of accountability, we got excuses. Instead of disavowal of demagoguery, we got whacked with the moral equivalence card. Instead of rejecting the Blame America mantra of left-wing black nationalism, we got more Blame Whitey. Same old, same old. (READ MORE)

Thomas Sowell: Obama's Speech - Did Senator Barack Obama's speech in Philadelphia convince people that he is still a viable candidate to be President of the United States, despite the adverse reactions to statements by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright? The polls and the primaries will answer that question. The great unasked question for Senator Obama is the question that was asked about President Nixon during the Watergate scandal; What did he know and when did he know it? Although Senator Obama would now have us believe that he is shocked, shocked, at what Jeremiah Wright said, that he was not in the church when pastor Wright said those things from the pulpit, this still leaves the question of why he disinvited Wright from the event at which he announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination a year ago. (READ MORE)

John Stossel: Politicians and Sex - When New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was caught using a prostitution service, the irony was that he was a tough-on-prostitution politician. He took pride in locking up the same kind of people he is said to have done $80,000 worth of business with. He supported "tougher laws" to imprison customers like him. In his statement to the news media, Spitzer called the scandal a "private matter." Good point. Adults' paying for sex ought to be a private matter, but when Spitzer was attorney general, he didn't consider paid sex private. He's one of many politicians who were eager to punish others for doing what he did. What's going on here? Maybe these men want to punish others for acting on the same forbidden impulses they know they can't control themselves? (READ MORE)

Walter E. Williams: Peace-loving Muslims - All of us should give some serious thought to some of the ideas contained in an article circulating the blogsphere titled "Why a Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant." So often our political leaders, "experts" and talking heads tell us that Islam is a peaceful religion and most Muslims are not out to destroy the West. We're told it's only that 1 percent, out of 1.2 billion Muslims, who are fanatical jihadists who believe America is the Great Satan, cause of all evil, and should be attacked and destroyed. In terms of national policy, it's irrelevant whether Islam is a peaceful religion and most Muslims are peaceful. (READ MORE)

Ben Shapiro: In Memory of My Friend - In the heart of election season, with scandals breaking left and right, please forgive me if I take a few paragraphs to write about a close friend who passed away recently. Isaac Meyers, a graduate student in classics at Harvard University, was struck by a tractor-trailer early Monday morning in Cambridge, Mass. He died a few hours later. Isaac was 28 years old. Isaac was simply a phenomenal person. He was ridiculously literate -- his love for literature and philosophy was infectious. He was a scholar of Greek and critic of Hebrew poetry. He had quirky tastes in music and movies, and a similarly quirky sense of humor. He dressed in tweed jackets and rimless glasses and often wore his frizzy hair in a Jewfro. I used to joke that Isaac was the most Marxist-looking political conservative I had ever met. (READ MORE)

A Soldier's Mind: Navy SEAL To Receive Posthumous Medal of Honor - A Navy SEAL based in California, who threw his body onto a grenade, in order to save the lives of his comrades, during combat operations in Iraq, will be poshumously be awarded the Medal of Honor. Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor was with a group of three other SEALS on the rooftop of a house in Ramadi, on September 29, 2006 when an insurgent grenade landed nearby. Monsoor, then grabbed the grenade and clutched it to his chest. The resulting blast killed him, but because of his actions he saved the lives of the other men on the rooftop with him. When the award takes place, he will join an elite group of Servicemembers, only 3 others total, that have been awarded the Medal of Honor for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. (READ MORE)

Donald Douglas: Obama's Non-Transcendentalism - Barack Obama's racially-charged scandal is the most gripping episode so far in an election already bound for the history books as the most fascinating in decades. Yet one of the most important developments in the campaign to date took place Tuesday in Philadelphia, with Obama's speech on race and religion. For all Obama's oratorical power, the Wall Street Journal characterized the speech as frankly mundane in its non-transcendental implications: “The political tide for Barack Obama was inconceivable as recently as a few months ago, and it may still carry him into the White House. A mere three years out of the state legislature, the Illinois Senator has captured the Democratic imagination with his charisma, his silver tongue, and most of all, his claims to transcend the partisan and racial animosities of the day.” (READ MORE)

Ace: Did I Hear Comments That Might Be Considered Controversial? Yes. - I wrote that Obama called Wright's statements "controversial," which rather understates the matter. They were not "controversial." They were vicious and vile. Madonna is "controversial," champ. Changing the opening theme to Monk was "controversial." The Patriots' SpyGate was "controversial." This was vicious and vile anti-Americanism and racism and anti-semitism. If those things are, to you, merely "controversial," it seems you need a teachable moment or two, rather than presuming to fill us with "understanding." But the fact is, he didn't even call Wright's remarks controversial. Slublog: (READ MORE)

Lawhawk: Hillary Clinton's Papers Going Public - Well, it's about time. I can't wait to see what they reveal about Hillary's time as First Lady: “Thousands of pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton 's schedules as first lady are being released to the public after months of pressure and criticism that the Clintons were delaying the disclosure. The National Archives, which operates former President Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock, announced Tuesday it would release 11,046 pages of Clinton's daily schedules at the Little Rock facility and online Wednesday morning.” (READ MORE)

Army Girl Chronicles: Silly civilians. :) - I will never understand the people of the United States sometimes. Never mind all the ones who don't support the war at ALL and are pretty anti-military. They can do their own thing. But I meet people all the time who do support the soldiers... and all I ever hear is "Oh, I hope you never have to go over there," or "I bet we'll be pulling out of there really soon" or even lectures on why we NEED to be done and leave that area. Two very nice older ladies stopped to talk to me the other night, actually, and they started talking up how great Hilary Clinton would be as President, since she's all about bringing the soldiers home. For the record, I don't agree. And I don't see why so many people want us home already, when clearly, we're not done over there. If there's still suicide bombings of this magnitude, and as many attacks over there as there still are... There's still a very big problem. (READ MORE)

Baldilocks: Broken Hearts - Some of you folks are beginning to sound like jilted lovers. I kept telling you that Obama wasn't a Muslim but a Communist (okay, a Socialist). He may ally with known racists--and, hopefully, it will sink his candidacy--but BHO is a mere cipher; a vessel. As William Amos put it at Hot Air. “We were wondering if Barack was a Manchurian Candidate; I think the answer is yes. The only question is for who?” Obama coats his lack of self in Black Liberation Theology--an ego-based, God-as-Sugar-Daddy ideology. (READ MORE)

The Belmont Club: The Obama speech - Race again. The candidacy of Barack Obama always wore two aspects: the first as an unconscious acknowledgement of historical guilt and the second as an implicit offer of redemption. The catch was that both aspects would be embodied in one man. Obama's election to the Presidency would simultaneously be Calvary and Easter. It would be both death and resurrection; something would fall and something would rise. What would fall into nothingness would be racism. What would rise was a new future, symbolized by Barack Obama. These are the themes of the speech he gave (below) in order to explain his meaning in current racial debate now wracking American politics. (READ MORE)

Confederate Yankee: Barack's Broad Brush - Re-examining Barack Obama's Jeremiah Wright damage control speech today, I am drawn back again and again to this paragraph. “Like other predominantly black churches across the country, Trinity embodies the black community in its entirety – the doctor and the welfare mom, the model student and the former gang-banger. Like other black churches, Trinity's services are full of raucous laughter and sometimes bawdy humor. They are full of dancing, clapping, screaming and shouting that may seem jarring to the untrained ear. The church contains in full the kindness and cruelty, the fierce intelligence and the shocking ignorance, the struggles and successes, the love and yes, the bitterness and bias that make up the black experience in America.” Any church embodies the community from which it is drawn, but Obama attempts sleight of hand when he asserts that "other predominantly black churches across the country" adopt and share views "that may seem jarring to the untrained ear" as a way of excusing his pastor. (READ MORE)

Dr. Sanity: If You Truly Want Hope and Change For the World, Try Neoconservatism - ...not the same warmed-over and ineffective socialist solutions hyped by Obama or Clinton. Despite rumors to the contrary, even those perpetrated by once-prominent neocons, neoconservatism is actually alive and doing fairly well. Not only did neoconservative philosophy win the Cold War, but neoconservative policies continue to win key battles with the terror-obsessed medievalists we are fighting in Iraq and elsewhere; as well as with the liberal 'progressives' and the dead-end totalitarians of today's antiwar movement. (READ MORE)

GayPatriotWest: President Fails (yet again) to challenge Media Misrepresentations on Iraq - For a few months now, I’ve been sketching out some ideas for a series of posts on how President Bush squandered the political capital he earned in his 2004 election victory and lost the support he enjoyed with a majority of the American people. As I’ve been thinking about this issue, some general themes have emerged, largely related to the problems I have identified in past posts, the president’s excessive loyalty to his aides and his failure to respond more readily to critics. Yesterday, I read a Weekly Standard piece by Bill Kristol who, in reporting on the Administration’s failure to respond to a Defense Department report on Saddam Husssein’s ties to Al Qaeda, gets at the essence of one of the latter problem, the Administration’s failure to set the record straight when the MSM spins the news to fit their narratives. (READ MORE)

Amy Proctor: Obama Speech Neglected to Address White Americans - Barack Obama gave his long awaited speech on race relations, religion and his controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright today. (Highlights below, full 37 minute speech will be uploaded if requested) One thing that stood out immediately was the difference between his comment today that he had heard some of Wright’s comments verses his interviews on Friday in which he confessed he did not. Today: I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely - just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed. Friday: OBAMA : I have to confess that those are not statements that I ever heard when I was sitting in the pews at this church. (READ MORE)

Allahpundit: NYT: “Mr. Obama’s eloquent speech should end the debate over his ties to Mr. Wright” - The most rewarding thing about a day like today, when some liberal’s in trouble and anxious to save his own ass, is watching the worst, most predictable, most embarrassing hacks on the other side go face-first into the tank, exactly as you’d expect they would. Sullivan? Check. Matthews? Check. The New York Times College of Cardinals? Checkity check check. “There are moments — increasingly rare in risk-abhorrent modern campaigns — when politicians are called upon to bare their fundamental beliefs. In the best of these moments, the speaker does not just salve the current political wound, but also illuminates larger, troubling issues that the nation is wrestling with.” (READ MORE)

Jules Crittenden: - The French, slowly emerging as responsible foreign policy players, actually have a pretty good idea: Show up for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Not our fault or the athletes’ fault the IOC hopped in bed with a(nother) wretched dictatorship. Just shun the PRC’s big showcase commie extravanganza opening ceremony. They’d hate that. Big loss of face. Being there will provide plenty of opportunities for conscientious athletes, off the field, to sound off, while beating PRC athletes on the field. Meanwhile, how could the Chinese possibly weed out the thousands of foreign protestors who might show up and commit their own acts of protest all over the place? Could be good. (READ MORE)

Matt Dupee: Important Taliban commander for northwestern Afghanistan arrested - Afghan officials have announced the capture of Maulvi Dastagir following a raid by Afghan intelligence operatives in the western province of Herat, the Pajhwok Afghan News center reported on Sunday. Dastagir, a key Taliban field operative in neighboring Badghis province, was seized in the Kamarkalagh district just north of Herat’s provincial capital. Dastagir spoke regularly with regional media outlets and was the Taliban’s unofficial spokesman for their northwestern faction. In November, he spoke with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting regarding the Taliban’s plans and objectives for the desolate northwestern area, which is lightly guarded by a small contingent of Spanish NATO forces. (READ MORE)

Bill Roggio: Training the Iraqi Army - MOSUL, IRAQ: While Iraqi and Coalition forces make the deadly headlines with battles against al Qaeda and its insurgent allies here in Mosul, the day-to-day life in the city often goes unnoticed. In eastern Mosul, the city is still alive despite the occasional roadside bomb and suicide and car bombings. The markets remain open. The streets are packed with people. Electricity and running water exist in much of the eastern half of the city. Children continue to go to school. Construction is ongoing. There are even sanitation workers that pick up trash in some areas. In Mosul, the Iraqi Army also lives a dual existence. As the Iraqi Army conducts operations to dismantle the terror networks in the city, it also builds for the future. The 4th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division seeks to expand its ranks while developing its noncommissioned officers, the backbone of any modern military. (READ MORE)

Ed Morrissey: Hillary to release schedules today; will the media notice? - Hillary Clinton will release her schedules from her husband’s administration today after a long fight to keep them confidential. Over 11,000 pages of material will go on line at the Clinton presidential library website, with almost 5,000 pages having redactions for privacy. Will an army of Obama supporters dig up any dirt? “The National Archives, which operates former President Clinton’s presidential library in Little Rock, announced Tuesday it would release 11,046 pages of Clinton’s daily schedules at the Little Rock facility and online Wednesday morning.” (READ MORE)

Pirate's Cove: Excitable Andy: Large Swathes Of Conservatives Are Hateful - Yes, once again Excitable Andy goes off the rails: “For me, this is an epiphany of sorts. Not that I have changed my mind about the things I wrote in ‘The Conservative Soul.’ Not that I have stopped believing in limited government, individual freedom, personal responsibility, pragmatic change. But I have come to believe that large swathes of today’s conservative movement truly are hateful.” One letter, and Sullivan determines that “large swathes of today’s conservative movement truly are hateful.” What were the conservatives doing? To shorten the letter, they were not buying into the bullshit that the Obamessiah was pushing, either in person while watching the speech, or on conservative radio. Apparently, we are not allowed to question Obama’s speech, and, if we do, we are hateful. (READ MORE)

Neptunus Lex: That speech - I didn’t see it, but I’ve seen enough of Barack Obama at the podium and dais to know that his oration matched the words. And the words he has to say - on race, at least - are the most compelling and honest things any politician has put forth on this topic in the last century, perhaps in our history. As rhetoric, it is very nearly flawless. But it is much more than that. I don’t believe in many of the political prescriptions he draws in the peroration. I do not stiffen to the clanging, perennial alarums over a health care “crisis” in a system that has operated more or less successfully in the same manner ever since World War II. (READ MORE)

Neal Boortz: Obama - OK ... those of us who are paying attention have heard the speech by now. I've also listened to no small amount of controversy about the speech. I'll save most of my comments for the air, but in short ... it wasn't so much what he said in the speech that disappointed me as what he didn't say. About his grandmother. I guess we're supposed to apply some sort of equivalency to the comments made by his white grandmother in the privacy of a family gathering to the hate-filled statements of Rev. Wright in a large, politically powerful church. Yeah .. that certainly works for me. Interesting, also, that Obama demanded that Hillary Clinton in effect disown Geraldine Ferraro for her comments while being adamant that he cannot disown Wright for his. And just what did Ferraro say? (READ MORE)

John Hinderaker: Who's Ignorant? - One of today's minor news stories is a kerfuffle over a supposed "gaffe" by John McCain. McCain, talking about Iraq in Amman, Jordan, said: “Well, it's common knowledge and has been reported in the media that Al Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran. That's well known. And it's unfortunate.” He corrected himself almost immediately, saying "I'm sorry, the Iranians are training extremists, not Al Qaeda." And it sounds as though he did, in fact, simply misspeak. What is more significant is how the Democrats and the mainstream media reacted to this non-event. They condemned McCain for ostensibly failing to understand that Iran couldn't possibly train al Qaeda terrorists, since al Qaeda is a Sunni organization and Iran is a Shia country. This is what passes for sophistication in the lamest precincts of the media. (READ MORE)

The Redhunter: Iraqi Perspectives Project - Saddam and Terrorism - The Bush Administration - Yesterday I introduced the latest report from the Iraqi Perspectives Project (IPP); Saddam and Terrorism. I'll have more about it in later posts, but for now I wanted to discuss something else; the state of the Bush Administration and why they let this report get portrayed in a negative light. And unless you only read right-wing blogs, it has been portrayed negatively. Many or most press reports have fixated on a single sentence in the Executive Summary, whereby the authors said that "This study found no 'smoking gun' (i.e., direct connection) between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda." Smugly satisfied that this alone "proved" that "Bush lied", they blithely ignored the rest of the report. As I illustrated yesterday, that single sentence proved nothing of the sort, and even a casual perusal of the rest of the report showed many links between Saddam's regime and all sorts of terrorist regimes, including indirect ones with al Qaeda. Indeed, unless you're a complete Bush-hater, the report quite condemned Saddam Hussein's regime. (READ MORE)

Right Truth: Obama made his choice, now he has to live with it - "Since he still says Wright is "part of me" (and he can longer claim that he doesn't know the full scope of Wright's hatred of "white America"), he should be judged for containing that "part."", Power Line. Amen. He has owned it now and there is no backing down. He made his choice, and Rev. Jeremiah Wright is, and shall continue to be, a part of Barack Obama. Obama pretended to be the candidate that would rise above race and class. The truth is, he has been raised in a church that thrives on race and class envy. For a candidate that didn't want his campaign to be about race, he spent the majority of his speech highlighting 'the incredible challenge of race relations in our country.' Only trouble is -- HE LIED. (READ MORE)

ShrinkWrapped: Obama's Speech - Barack Obama's speech was not meant for me. He is a true believer in liberal orthodoxy, which centrally involves "victimology" (as M_O_M noted yesterday) and Obama will not be getting my vote. However, I was very curious about how his target audience(s) would receive the speech. Last night I watched Chris Mathews on Hardball and the reactions ranged from effusive praise to ecstasy. Matthews stated that it was one of the greatest speeches in American history. That being said, I think Obama's speech failed, and the key failure involved his appeal to the white middle class voter without whom he cannot win in November. Jay Cost, at RCP, among many others, took note of this passage: (READ MORE)

Air Force Wife: The War Before - One of the hardest things for me to hear from people when my husband is gone or deployed is, "I'm sorry." I understand that this is because many people don't know how to respond or what to say. And I do appreciate very much that there is at least an effort to reach out to me, even if the people reaching do not know really what to say, how to act, or what to do. To be quite honest, it takes a lot of gumption for them to ask, because when AFG is gone my emotion roller coaster gives no guarantees as to what my reaction will be. I might smile and feel loved, I might get angry at feeling like someone was casting me in the victim role. I might not even be listening! I do try to keep my reaction, if negative, inside. It's just not fair to snap people's heads off when they might very well be trying to help. (READ MORE)

C. Hart: The Two Faces of Fatah - Palestinian elements of Fatah, linked to terrorist leaders in Damascus, are trying to pave the way for a Hamas takeover of the West Bank. But, as reported on March 13, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) anti-terror units managed to eliminate top terrorist leaders in Bethlehem in order to deter such a takeover. Mahmoud Shehada, the Commander of Islamic Jihad in Bethlehem and one of the terrorists killed by the IDF raid, was on Israel’s most wanted list for the past eight years. He had reportedly toured Bethlehem a day before his death hoping for greater cooperation between Islamic Jihad and Fatah. (READ MORE)

Ilya Somin: Why Judicial Recognition of a Constitutional Right Doesn't Necessarily Mean that the Right Will Actually Be Protected - Robert Levy, co-counsel for the gun owners in the Heller Second Amendment case, makes an excellent point in his op ed on the case today. Even if the Court recognizes the existence of an individual constitutional right to bear arms, that doesn't necessarily mean that the right will get any effective protection. The Court might recognize the existence of the right, but defer to the government in defining its scope, thereby effectively leaving the right to the tender mercies of the very officials whom constitutional rights are intended to protect against: (READ MORE)

A Newt One: Iraq: Five Years Later - Today, March 19th, 2008, marks the 5-year anniversary of the rekindling of the war with Iraq we should have finished in 1991. Saddam Hussein, no kin to Barack Hussein Obama, ignored and or violated no less than 17 United Nations Resolutions. He didn't want to avoid war...he chose to continue the war by his very actions. We have certain members of the American Democrat Party and their fellow sociopaths within the Republican Party and a spattering of those which call themselves Independents to thank for the prolonged War In Iraq. No thanks to those individuals that preferred to promote their political gains at the expense of brave American Heroes which gave of themselves - some the ultimate sacrifice - the war we should have finished in 1991 is now in its 5th year. (READ MORE)

Sigmund, Carl and Alfred: Barack Obama, Fairy Tales And Failure - Once upon a time there was a senator from Illinois. Lots of people believed he was great because he promised great change… That is how the fairy tale begins. Barack Obama’s speech on race was noteworthy. He spoke of race and privilege and of pride and prejudice. He raised a lot of issues that merit much discussion that is long overdue. For that he is to be applauded. He spoke of issues long stifled by leftists and progressives who eschew any kind of discussion on matters that they believe they ‘own,’ and in fact, he made clear his beliefs that must have horrified his leftist agendistas. America is the only nation in the world where a story like his is possible. (READ MORE)

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