Robert Gates Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 06/15/2010, 2:04pm
A few months back, retired General John Sheehan generated outrage when he blamed the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica on gay Dutch troops: In July 1995 Bosnian Serb forces overran the Bosnian Muslim enclave under the protection of Dutch UN peacekeepers and killed 8,000 Muslim males, making the event a traumatic national disgrace for the Dutch. Following recent remarks from Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, that Europeans had gone soft, Sheehan argued that changes after the end of the cold war had reduced Europe's appetite for combat. "They declared a peace dividend and made a... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 06/08/2010, 5:33pm
A father and son have been arrested with threatening to kill Rep. Bart Stupack for voting for health care reform, saying they would "paint the Mackinaw [sic] Bridge with the blood of you and your family members." The Duggars will receive the first ever "Pro-Family Entertainment Award" at the Family Research Council's fifth annual Values Voter Summit. Speaking of FRC, they are launching a new website that "tracks state legislation related to issues of importance to families, including religious liberty, abortion, homosexuality, domestic violence, the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 03/09/2010, 6:06pm
Remember last week when I noted that Religious Right activists and a few members of Congress were trying to make a federal case out of the fact that Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was uninvited to a private prayer luncheon at Andrews Air Force Base? I wasn't exaggerating: One of the top Republicans in the House of Representatives wants answers from Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Brody File has obtained a letter sent from House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (and Congressman Roy Blunt) to Defense Secretary Robert Gates asking him to explain why the Air Force rescinded a... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 02/19/2010, 10:57am
Here is a rather novel argument as to why Don't Ask, Don't Tell cannot be repealed: doing so would be a violation of the separation of church and state and amount to an establishment of religion. Even more amazingly, this line of argument is being put forward by the Alliance Defense Fund, the Religious Right legal organization founded by James Dobson, D. James Kennedy, and others, which has traditionally focused its efforts on claiming that there is no separation of church and state and defending government expressions of religion. But not any more: A team of top-drawer civil and... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 02/02/2009, 1:12pm
Last week, while trolling around the intertubes for content for this venerable blog, I came across this article when I noticed it popping up in a few of the darker right-wing corners: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is extremely frustrated with orders that the White House is contemplating. According to sources at the Pentagon, including all branches of the armed forces, the Obama Administration may break with a centuries-old tradition. A spokesman for General James Cartwright, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, states that the Obama Administration wants to have... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 01/22/2009, 11:55am
Yesterday we noted that columnists for WorldNetDaily were attempting to find ways to cope with fact that Barack Obama was now President of the United States and that, for his part, WND founder Joseph Farah has settled on a plan of actively praying that Obama will fail miserably.That didn't seem to be a particularly sound political strategy ... but it must be working because Farah writes today its already been two whole days and Obama is already failing:Two days into the Obama administration, I wonder if Obama's excited minions have figured out nothing has changed.Gitmo isn't closed.The war in... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 06/15/2007, 3:54pm
When Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that he would not reappoint Gen. Peter Pace to serve a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the reasoning behind the decision was relatively clear: General Pace’s reputation has nevertheless become intertwined with the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the heavy tolls that the subsequent counter-insurgency fights have inflicted on the United States military. He has been criticized by some senior officers who saw him as too deferential to civilian leadership, in particular former Defense Secretary... MORE >
Within 24 Hours, Glenn Beck Will Break News That Will Rock the Nation and Take Down The Entire Power Structure (UPDATED)
6/12/13 @ 2:03pm
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6/13/13 @ 1:42pm
Swanson: Star Trek Promotes Bestiality, Children's Show Superhero 'Probably Fighting Christians'
6/7/13 @ 3:15pm
One Million Moms Protests 'The Fosters' For Trying to 'Desensitize America and Our Children by Promoting Inappropriate Behavior'
6/7/13 @ 12:30pm
Citing the Book of Mormon, Glenn Beck Warns That 'We Are at the End'
6/14/13 @ 4:41pm