Archives for: November 2009
By Carole on Nov 30, 2009
President Obama has already given the initial orders to put his new Afghanistan war strategy into effect and he has begun informing national and international leaders what that strategy will entail. The big speech tomorrow night from the US Military Academy at West Point will let the rest of us in on the plan but there are already loud complaints from both sides of the ideological aisle since the president seems to be playing politics with foreign policy and national security decisions.
By Carole on Nov 29, 2009
It was revealed in late September that Iran has a heavily guarded, underground uranium enrichment facility near the city of Qom Speaking at the United Nations on this revelation, President Barack Obama said "We have offered Iran a clear path toward greater international integration if it lives up to its obligations, and that offer stands. But the Iranian government must now demonstrate through deeds its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law." Not surprisingly those words did not have a chilling effect on Iran's nuclear ambitions and today the Iranian government approved a plan to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities in defiance of UN demands it halt the program. (source)
By Carole on Nov 28, 2009
The Obama administration's energy scam known as Cap & Trade is dead according to the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) told reporters on Thursday that "Ninety-five percent of the nails were in the coffin prior to this week. Now they are all in." If Senator Inhofe is correct, what finally killed the legislation that would have allowed the government to force industrial businesses to purchase carbon emission credits, the cost of which would be passed on to consumers causing a backbreaking increase in energy costs for every American? Something called Climategate - a scandal of epic proportions which is getting barely a mention by the liberal media.
By Carole on Nov 27, 2009
President Obama enjoyed a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House but he did take a break from his holiday to telephone ten US servicemen and women stationed in war zones to thank them for their service. The White House says Obama called two service members from each branch of the armed forces stationed in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Arabian Gulf.(source) What a guy.
By Carole on Nov 26, 2009
The challenges our nation is currently facing make these words from our 40th president especially meaningful even more than a quarter century since he wrote them:
Two hundred years ago, the Congress of the United States issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation stating that it was "the indispensable duty of all nations" to offer both praise and supplication to God.