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“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 25, 2011 03:26 AM

Wishing you all a joy-filled Christmas 2011! Isaiah 9:2-7 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as […]

Joe Biden: The Taliban Per Se is Not Our Enemy

By Doug Powers  •  December 19, 2011 04:06 PM

Really?

CNN: 31 Americans, Including 22 SEALs, Killed in Afghanistan

By Doug Powers  •  August 6, 2011 03:35 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Very bad news from Afghanistan: Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — The U.S. military was reeling Saturday after a helicopter went down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs, a U.S. military official told CNN Saturday. In the single deadliest incident since the start of the decade-long Afghan war, an […]

Zogby International: Most Arab Countries View US Less Favorably Than at End of Bush Administration

By Doug Powers  •  July 13, 2011 04:08 PM

**Written by Doug Powers This is no surprise, because the “elect me and the world will love us” rhetoric from 2008 was an illusion from the start, but some may be surprised to learn that not only is US popularity in most Arab countries plummeting, but it’s actually falling lower than when Bush was president: […]

Harry Reid & Lindsey Graham: Afghanistan Riots Might Be Due to Too Many Freedoms in the US… or Something

By Doug Powers  •  April 3, 2011 03:49 PM

**Written by Doug Powers If somebody, say, puts a crucifix in a jar of urine and calls it “art,” some on Capitol Hill not only won’t press for hearings, but they might even give it federal funding in spite of how many Christians it might offend. But in this instance free speech seems to be […]

Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan Get a Little Surprise at Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport

By Doug Powers  •  August 11, 2010 10:20 PM

Guess who?

Taliban executes Christian medical team in Afghanistan; 6 American doctors among those murdered

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 8, 2010 10:31 AM

“They were Christian missionaries and we killed them all.”

Does a US Marine in Afghanistan Really Have a Sarah Palin Tattoo on His Butt? You Bet’cha!

By Doug Powers  •  May 30, 2010 03:55 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers We spend Memorial Day weekend honoring our heroes past and present, but I thought an “on the lighter side” story would be appropriate, provided it featured one of those heroes. Via HotAirPundit, here’s one Marine who’s pretty impressed with “the hottest cougar in the Republican Party”: So it is, however. […]

A terror trial debacle happening right now

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 26, 2010 09:56 AM

The Siddiqui circus.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 25, 2009 10:05 AM

Wishing you all a joy-filled Christmas! “Gloria in excelsis Deo” – King’s College Choir: Please keep our troops in your prayers. In Afghanistan, our soldiers are hard at work: ”This is my third Christmas away from family, the first two were in Iraq and then one here,” Sgt. David Nix, from Charlotte, North Carlina, said, […]

Obama on Afghanistan: “Resolve unwavering”…to pull out in 18 months or something

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 1, 2009 10:02 PM

“Let me be clear.”

Wait, wait, wait…now, hurry up!

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 1, 2009 01:49 PM

After much dithering, President Obama is set to deliver his speech at West Point tonight announcing a 30,000 troop deployment to Afghanistan. While Obama took his sweet time, our men and women in uniform will now be sent scrambling. Wait, wait, wait..now, hurry up! President Obama has decided to expedite the deployment of 30,000 additional […]

Insanity of the day

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 24, 2009 04:46 PM

Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist: Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources […]

“…the white flag of the Taliban is raised above Kamdesh”

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 9, 2009 02:39 PM

On the day of President Obama’s glorious Nobel Appease Prize victory, a Taliban henchman gloats in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Kamdesh siege: Speaking by telephone from an undisclosed location, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the U.S. bombarded the outpost with airstrikes after leaving, as well as the local police headquarters. “This means they […]

Please help the troops from Combat Outpost Keating

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 8, 2009 04:04 PM

This is the least we can do. Please join me in contributing to the Combat Outpost Keating Relief Fund. Please. COP Keating was one of two outposts attacked this weekend in the siege at Kamdesh. Mothax at the American Legion’s Burn Pit blog writes that “[i]n the battle for Combat Outpost Keating, the men of […]

Fort Carson’s heroes

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 8, 2009 06:32 AM

Please take time to read the profiles of the American soldiers who died in the siege at Kamdesh. The Colorado Springs Gazette tells their stories here and here. Many were fathers. All were patriots. They were stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. They leave behind grieving wives, girlfriends, young children, family, and friends. Remember their names. […]

Rough men who stand ready: Wounded troops refused to leave Afghanistan firefight

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 5, 2009 02:34 PM

An incredible account from ABC News reporter Karen Russo, who notes that wounded troops refused to leave the battlefield this weekend during the deadly siege at Kamdeysh: Flying into the besieged Afghan base during a nighttime firefight this weekend is a harrowing mix of overwhelming noise, stomach dropping maneuvers and shadows hurrying through the gloom. […]

The deadly siege at Kamdeysh

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 4, 2009 09:36 AM

This Sunday, keep these troops — and all our men and women serving in uniform — in your thoughts and prayers (via the Washington Post): Firing rockets and rifles, Taliban militiamen attacked American and Afghan military outposts in a daylong siege on Saturday that killed eight U.S. soldiers and two Afghan security forces in one […]

A message from Vets for Freedom

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2009 09:22 AM

“Give them what they need.”

Obama’s Afghanistan waffle

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2009 09:49 AM

Bill Roggio reports on the consequences of Obama’s Afghanistan waffle: Within 24 hours of the leak of the Afghanistan assessment to The Washington Post, General Stanley McChrystal’s team fired its second shot across the bow of the Obama administration. According to McClatchy, military officers close to General McChrystal said he is prepared to resign if […]

Report: Rules of engagement led to soldiers’ deaths

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 16, 2009 11:01 AM

Dear God (hat tip – Lynn S): NATO-led forces are investigating the death of four Marines in eastern Afghanistan after their commanders reportedly rejected requests for artillery fire in a battle with insurgents, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s incident was “under investigation” and details remained unclear, press secretary Geoff Morrell told a news conference. […]

Huffington Post exploits AP’s dying Marine photo

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 4, 2009 05:06 PM

What’s more shameless than the Associated Press defying the wishes of a dying Marine’s family and splashing his bloody body all over the wires? Why, the Huffington Post reprinting a massively large version of the image on its front page with an accompanying blog commentary praising the AP photographer’s work as “tasteful” — along with […]

Gibbs accuses Bush/Cheney of “underresourcing” the whitewashed war on terror

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 02:12 PM

Responding to a question about Afghanistan during today’s White House press briefing, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs assailed Bush/Cheney for having “under-resourced Afghanistan for the better part of a decade” and declared the region “the most important part of our war on terror.” Whoops. That’s “Overseas Continegency Operation” to you, Bobby. Flashback: After days of confusion […]

Reporting from the Afghan elections

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 20, 2009 02:58 PM

Milblogs are on the story: J.D. Johannes is there. Mudville Gazette has a big round-up. Like this:Like Loading…

Maj. Chris Galloway, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 15, 2009 05:55 AM

Major Chris Galloway, 36, was a writer at group blog Flopping Aces. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan. In June, he took his own life. His devastated fellow writers at Flopping Aces have a moving group tribute to their friend. Please read it. A tragic loss. A lasting legacy. Service to this country that won’t […]

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