Friday, February 6, 2015

The White House will release legislative language "authorizing" President Obama's war in Iraq "relatively soon," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Thursday.

"I would anticipate that we will have specific language that we'll submit to Capitol Hill relatively soon," Earnest said, Asked if said language could come as early as Friday, Earnest replied, "I wouldn't necessarily rule it out. I don't think it is going to be tomorrow but these kinds of plans often have a way of changing, so relatively soon is the best guidance I can offer."

The White House has repeatedly referred to the upcoming legislative language as an "Authorization for Use of Military Force," but the White House also claims Obama's war in Iraq needs no new authorization from Congress.

"The fact is that the president does believe that the military course that he has already ordered was already authorized by the United States Congress under the 2001 AUMF," Earnest said in response to a question suggesting that Obama "needed" a new AUMF.

"So this is not a matter of legal necessity," Earnest continued. "It is a matter however, of the president's desire to send a very clear signal to the people of this country, to our allies, and to our enemies that the United States of America and our political system is united behind the strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL that the president has laid out."

Earnest did leave open the possibility that the new language could repeal the 2002 AUMF that President Bush secured from Congress before he began his war in Iraq. "I think the president has made the case previously that he does support the repeal of the 2002 AUMF," Earnest said. "And this is in the context of a speech that he gave a year or two ago talking about the need to review some of these policies that have the unintended effect of keeping the United States on sort of this permanent war footing."

Earnest did not say if Obama would also seek repeal of the 2001 AUMF that he is currently using to justify his own bombing campaign in Iraq.

A Candidate With Appeal to Both Suburban and Countryside Republicans?

Michael Barone / Townhall Columnist


Can a single speech at an Iowa political event change the course of a presidential nomination race? Maybe.
It actually has happened. Barack Obama's November 2007 speech at a Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Des Moines is generally credited with giving him a lift toward winning the caucuses there two months later and putting him on the path to the presidency.

Perhaps it happened again, ten months earlier in the 2016 cycle, when Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke January 24 at the Freedom Summit sponsored by Citizens United and Congressman Steve King in Des Moines.

Walker's speech -- one of more than a dozen -- got rave reviews from the crowd and reporters present. More prominently and notably, it seems to have gotten rave reviews from a much wider swath of Iowa Republican voters.

A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll, conducted by Ann Selzer's firm January 26-29, showed Walker leading the field of potential Republican candidates with 15 percent of the vote.

But that's not the important takeaway. As in just about every poll of potential Republican candidates, multiple candidates are bunched in what is, statistically, a tie. What's important is that Walker's ratings among Republican voters have improved substantially.

In an October Selzer poll, Walker had just 4 percent. Now it's 15 percent (16 percent when you allocate second choices of Mitt Romney supporters). In October he was in the bottom half of Republicans in favorable ratings. Now 60 percent are favorable to him and only 12 percent unfavorable.

Iran: The ‘Americans Are Begging Us for a Deal': ‘Iran prepares itself for war with global powers’

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

This is Obama’s groveling — at the command of the most dangerous woman in the free world, Iranian Valerie Jarrett.

Jim Kouri wrote here:
…despite her never being elected by the American people and never being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. According to the Examiner’s inside, anonymous source, a top law enforcement official, Jarrett doesn’t even have a job title nor does she possess a written job description. […]
For example, at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Secretary of State John Kerry made certain to avoid offending or disrespecting Muslim terrorists such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He told the attendees at the forum that the U.S. government will never rush to...


     

Rumors were flying that King Abdullah of Jordan would pilot some bombing strikes against ISIS

Bare Naked Islam

 

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Jordanian government spokesman Muhammad al-Momani denied reports that the King personally participated in bombing raids against ISIS, in a statement issued Thursday. But he certainly could have and may still do it. He is more than qualified.

 

Daily Caller (h/t Liz) It was reported that Jordan’s King Abdullah ibn al-Hussein, Jordan’s King Abdullah, a former general and special forces commander, who has trained as a pilot, may fly a bomber himself on Thursday in the country’s retaliation against the ISIS.

 

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Several Arabic-language newspapers reported late Wednesday that the monarch would personally participate in bombing raids on the terrorist group, citing his vow Tuesday to “strike them in their strongholds.”

 

The king was in Washington when news broke Tuesday of pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh’s demise at the hands of ISIS extremists. Meeting with the House Armed Services Committee shortly before leaving for Amman, he reportedly quoted the Clint Eastwood’s film “Unforgiven” and said that Jordan would pursue the jihadis until it ran “out of fuel and bullets.”

 

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Marine vet, who was in the meeting, told Fox News that given the ruler’s immediate and vehement reaction, “King Abdullah is not Barack Obama.”

 

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A terse initial statement from the Jordanian Air Force on Thursday said that planes had returned from a retaliatory mission, and that they passed over Kasasbeh’s hometown of Karak, presumably in a gesture of condolence, before landing in Amman. The deceased pilot’s father, Safi al-Kasasbeh, reported a phone call from the king, saying that the planes attacked Raqqa, ISIS’ de facto capital in Syria, though the military has not confirmed the attack’s target.

 

UPDATE: Jordan bombing kills Islamic State commander and 55 ISIS savage!

 

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BizPac Review (h/t Mike F) Jordan is making good on its threat of revenge for the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State.  The Jordanian Air Force killed 55 ISIS fighters, including a top-level Islamic State leader known as the “Prince of Nineveh” in air strikes carried out Wednesday, according to Iraq imedia.

 

A Jordanian government spokesman told Reuters that the Middle Eastern kingdom will increase its role in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS and that they are leaving all options on the table. 

 

Abdullah is setting an example on fighting ISIS that other leaders should follow. Particularly the one who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

 


Op-ed: 
His Muslim Faith Made Clear for Those Really Listening
By: Diane Sori

"No god condones terror." 
 - Obama's words alluding that there is more than one God...as in the false god known as allah

Yesterday, the National Prayer Breakfast was held in Washington DC. bringing together lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and leaders from across the religious spectrum. And true to form, Barack HUSSEIN Obama turned even this faith based event into a platform for his bloviations that ISIS is NOT islam.

Coming but a day after seeing the horrific video of what ISIS did to the Jordanian pilot, Obama said that too many religions are "twisted and misused in the name of evil" by people who use faith "as a wedge - or worse, sometimes used as a weapon,” yet this vile man still refuses to point a finger at islam...the one and only 'supposed' religion that continues to commit savage acts in this 21st century.

Saying in his best for the camera 'preacher-voice' that faith has been abused by "all religions" throughout history, Obama forgets that history cannot be changed for it is over and done with and exists solely as a record to learn from. But since its inception in the mind of a perverted madman, islam has NOT learned one damn thing about how to live amongst civilized men.

And the two faiths of which Obama alluded to in his "all religions" comment are the only two faiths that believe in and live by the words of the one true living God...as in Christianity and Judaism..as he calculatingly forgets that both underwent reformation centuries ago and that killings done in these intervening years by men of those faiths were NOT done in the name of said faiths...for other reasons YES...but NOT in the name of God...and NOT in the name of Christ. Only islam's jihadis continue to kill in the name of their (false) god allah...yelling “allahu akbar” as women are stoned, heads roll, and bodies go up in flames.

History is the past...it's what came before...it's events that led us to become who we are today and today is what we need to be concerned with NOT what happened in days long gone. And with Obama's words spewed that “we need to get off our high horse”...a direct slap in the face to Christians everywhere...and his adding that what's happening with ISIS (he said ISIL of course) today is unique to some other place and that such "distortions" are NOT unique to any one group of people, this vile man actually dared to compare Christianity with today's islamic savages.

Saying that during the Crusades and the Inquisition people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ...and his bringing up both plays well into the islamic playbook that they are fighting their own crusade of sorts...what he oh so conveniently forgets is that the Crusades, which took place from 1095 to 1291...as in almost a thousand years ago...was first and foremost about protecting Europe and the Holy Land from the very same savages we need to protect ourselves from today...as in muslims islamic savages. Remember, the Crusades were basically the West's answer to muslim aggression and started when armies of Christians from Western Europe heeded Pope Urban II’s plea to go to war against muslim forces attacking Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land and only ended when Acre fell to the muslim Mamluks.

Notice the key word is 'muslim'...and simply stated...muslims...islamists...were a problem a thousand years ago and they remain a problem...a serious problem... today for the simple fact is that islam has NEVER undergone a desperately needed reformation to basically, if you will, enter the modern civilized world.

(See Obama's full speech at yesterday's Prayer Breakfast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU7RuilNq4w Article continues below.)

And still he bloviated on saying, "As people of faith, we are summoned to push back against those who've tried to distort our religion — any religion — for their own nihilistic ends.” “Our religion”... NO I do NOT think so as 'our' religion is NOT Obama's religion. Forgetting that our country is Judeo-Christian in both its beliefs and foundation and that his actions alone speak volumes that he shares NONE of those beliefs, it's his very own words that are what betrays him. Saying that while ISIL...again referring to the Levant where Israel does NOT exist...is "a brutal, vicious death cult that, in the name of religion, carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism," he still refuses to name the only religion today that does unspeakable acts in the name of their (false) god...again that being islam.

And this man dares to forget that we as a nation have always had problems with islam...with muslims...since our inception...a case in point being Thomas Jefferson's war against the Barbary pirates. Yes it's true that Jefferson had in his possession a qur'an but NOT because he thought islam to be a just and honorable religion, but so he could study islam and understand the mindset of the brutal enemy our new country faced.

Jefferson knew islam's truth, yet today we have a president who still refuses to see islam as brutal and evil or even utter let alone think the words muslim islamic terrorists...and for that if NOTHING else it's time that people accept as fact that those words will NEVER cross this man's lips because (I believe) that Barack HUSSEIN Obama's true allegiances do indeed lie with those committing these most unspeakable of acts.

And adding to Obama's most grievous comments was his words that,“in our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” Guess he forgot that slavery ended in America in 1865 but that slavery is ongoing throughout today's muslim world...and guess he also forgets that the Jim Crow segregation laws were championed by the Democrats and that it was the Republicans who championed its elimination.

Selective memory thy name is Obama...selective partisan memory of course.

And did you ever notice that the man who claims he's a Christian...even though NO church in America has a record of him ever converting from the islamic faith that he was raised in...loves to bash Christians and Christ every chance he gets...loves NOTHING better than to bash Christian history while speaking of how wonderful islam is. Guess what...islam is anything but wonderful as islam is islam is islam...it's one vile package with NO deviations from its perverted 7th century norm allowed.

And so the man who reminded the prayer breakfast attendees numerous times that violence rooted in religion is NOT exclusive to islam...and the man who equated Christianity to ISIS...proves once and for all that he is anything but Christian. And this man finished his speech by saying that he is "looking forward to welcoming Pope Francis to the United States later this year" (it was later announced that the Pope will address a joint session of Congress on September 24th ). I just hope that this Pope has the guts to slap Obama up his islam-loving, terrorist-condoning, Christian and Jew hating head.

And to that I say...amen.