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Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This really is quite the trio heading up our national security efforts. They're really making it tough to root for them. We watched yesterday as ABC released a clip of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano assuring Americans that people under her command are working '24/7, 364' to keep us safe. Now here we have Director of National Intelligence James Clapper left speechless by Diane Sawyer after she asks him about the recent arrest of 12 in London. Why was he speechless? He apparently had just learned about the arrests when Sawyer asked him about them.

To Sawyer's credit, she even came back to Clapper a little later and expressed her surprise that he was unaware of the 12 arrests earlier that morning. Clapper apologized and conceded he didn't know. Brennan attempted to defend him by telling Sawyer that while she asked Clapper about London, she didn't ask about the arrests. That was a stretch at best. Why would such a distinction not have been made by Clapper after it had become clear that Sawyer had been talking about the arrests.

On another note, the only mention of the word "Muslim" in this exchange was when Clapper put it in the same sentence with the word "outreach."

h/t Weasel Zippers


Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to impress. Who'd have thought that he could get his inmates, already donning pink garb, to sing Christmas carols? He did so by holding court over 'Inmate Idol' and the winner received a Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings. Take note how much everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves while taking part. No doubt, there will be some on the left who will call it demeaning and an outrage that Arpaio would put his inmates through such a traumatic experience.

Via Breitbart:

Video: Christmas Carol Karaoke for Arizona Jail Inmates:


Arlen Specter proved one thing with his bitter farewell speech - he was a fraudulent Republican, which is actually worse than a far left Democrat. At least the latter extends the courtesy of not wearing a mask. Specter actually adopted the most absurd of leftwing traits in this speech (projection) as he bemoaned a disregard for the separation of powers in our three branches of government. Ironically, he wasn't talking about the Executive branch. He was talking about the Judicial Branch. In particular, the 5-4 ruling in Citizens United vs. the FEC. Apparently lost on Specter was the FCC's decision to thumb its nose at both congress and recent court rulings on the same day he gave this speech; the FCC is an arm of the Obama administration.

It's also humorous how he makes the charge that the Republican party is being overrun by extremists and is falling prey to 'sophisticated cannibalism.' Again, it's the far left that has eaten the Democrat party. Then he points to Lisa Murkowski's successful write-in bid as a way to defeat 'right wing extremists' in the future.

His most truthful statement was only half of one sentence: "My dominant feeling is pride......" at the 6:00 mark.

Can someone tell me what John Kerry (seated behind Specter) is doing at the 1:45 mark?

Via Breitbart:


It was a saga that carried on for months beginning in the summer of 2009. Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was constitutionally removed from office for attempting to stay in power. The only thing the judicial, legislative, and military branches failed to do when removing Zelaya was follow the most strict interpretation - instead of detaining him, they exiled him. The Obama administration was adamant that Zelaya be returned to office and that his removal was the result of a coup. Such a stance flew in the face of the facts.

Zelaya, a protege of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, was a would-be dictator. It was obvious that the Obama administration was backing a thug but thanks to cables released by Wikileaks, the why can be more clearly sustantiated.

Via Wall Street Journal:
Lots of hypotheses have been floated to explain why the Obama administration went to such extremes last year to try to force Honduras to reinstate deposed president Manuel Zelaya.

Now the release of two WikiLeaked cables from the U.S. embassy in Tegucigalpa strengthens one of those theories: that the U.S. knew Mr. Zelaya was a threat to democratic Honduras but had decided the country should tolerate his constitutional violations in the interest of realpolitik.

Practically speaking, Hugo Chávez was the man to please. After a decade in power, the president of Venezuela's influence around the region was notable. George W. Bush had clashed with him. Barack Obama was out to prove that they could get along, as evidenced by the warm handshake at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain in April 2009.

Honduras offered a bonding opportunity. Mr. Zelaya was a protégé of Mr. Chávez. Standing up for him as democratically elected was a way to score points with Latin America's hard left.
Obama allied with the hard left? Say it ain't so!

In the quintessential underdog story, Honduras stood up to the world - including Obama - and won.

The two cables provide two different perspectives. The first was from Charles Ford, who was U.S. ambassador to Honduras during the Bush administration. In 2008, he warned of Zelaya:
The insightful diplomat also recognized Mr. Zelaya's disdain for other institutions. He "resents the very existence of the Congress, the Attorney General and Supreme Court." That resentment rose to the surface in June 2009 when the Supreme Court ruled that a referendum on his re-election was unconstitutional. Mr. Zelaya responded by leading a mob to break into a military installation where the ballots for his initiative were being stored.
Ford's successor, Hugo Llorens provided the other perspective, which was one that showed support for Zelaya after his removal from office. However, unlike Ford, Llorens - the Obama administration by extension - had no defense for standing with Zelaya.
Mr. Llorens sent his own legal analysis to Washington. In it he acknowledges that there might have been a case to be made against Mr. Zelaya for a number of violations of the constitution. But he also claims that there is "no doubt" that the Supreme Court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Mr. Zelaya was "a conspiracy" with Congress and the attorney general.
In the many months that have passed since Honduras stood up for its own Constitution - and won - their colleagues in Venezuela have chosen to stand down as Chavez gobbles up more and more power.

h/t Weasel Zippers
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