Author: Kevin Reagan

Terrorists in Paradise: Guantanamo

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to effect the appropriate disposition of individuals currently detained by the Department of Defense at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Guantánamo) and promptly to close detention facilities at Guantánamo… – Executive Order #13492, January 22, 2009 There is no question that the upcoming election will largely be a referendum on the economy and the Obama administration’s abysmal management of it.  And there is no question that Republicans should have no shortage of ammunition with which to hit the Obama...

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Iraq: Lights Out for the Myths

On December 2nd, the United States military officially handed over administration of Camp Victory to the Iraqi government. The sprawling palace complex of former dictator Saddam Hussein long served as the American military headquarters in Iraq. By the end of the calendar year, all U.S. forces will be out of Iraq (save for a small training force remaining behind to instruct the Iraqis). As we prepare to officially close the books on U.S. military operations in Iraq, perhaps we can finally also put to bed the many myths propagated by the Left as to the reasons for our intervention and its results. Bush lied, people died. There were no WMDs in Iraq. We went in for the oil. We had no grounds for going into Iraq. Saddam Hussein and Iraq had no connection to 9/11 or Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. We said we were freeing the Iraqi people, but we were just oppressing them. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the quick and easy guide to refuting all of the above absurdities (click on the hyperlinks—you’ll need them). First, an incredibly inconvenient historical video clip: does any of this sound familiar? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENAV_UoIfgc&w=420&h=315]   Bush lied (people died)—there were no WMDs in Iraq. While US forces never recovered nuclear weapons from the country and its nuclear program was defunct, that doesn’t mean there were no WMDs there. It...

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