Daily Archives: August 5, 2010

Democratic Caucus Rejects Minor Spending Cuts: “We Have Got to Stop This Insanity Now” by Congressman John Adler (D-NJ)

Editorial Note: Freshman Congressman John Adler (D-NJ) and three of his colleagues were rebuked yesterday by a unanimous vote in the House Democratic Caucus. Adler was joined by Reps. Gary Peters (D-MI), Jim Himes (D-CT) and Peter Welch (D-VT) and they were seeking to eliminate $1.4 billion in spending which had been placed on top of President Obama’s budget request. Continue reading

Thank You President Bush, U.S. Combat Operations End in Iraq by Gregory Hilton

On August 31st, U.S. combat operations in Iraq will end and the American military will shift to a transitional support role. The critics said it was not possible, but George W. Bush’s “Status of Forces” and “Strategic Framework” Agreements have now been fully implemented. As promised, 236 U.S. bases have been turned over to Iraq, and while the terrorists remain, they now have to contend with a vigorous, well equipped and well trained Iraq National Army. Continue reading

U.S. Combat Troops are Leaving Iraq, But Will al-Qaeda Return? By Gregory Hilton

U.S. combat operations in Iraq will cease at the end of this month, and the massive exodus of U.S. troops and equipment will continue. Over 90,000 soldiers have already left. Operation Iraqi Freedom will become Operation New Dawn on September 1st, and this will reflect the reduced American role. Continue reading