Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, Matt Schlapp, Victoria Coates & Michael Rubin on The Larry O’Connor Show 10.09.19

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Anti-Trump Psychodrama 10.0? (National Review Online)

‘Groundbreaking’ disclosures fall apart, hoaxes are exposed, the media are discredited, over and over and over again.
What do the Kavanaugh hearings, Jussie Smollett, the Covington kids, the Mueller investigation, and now the Trump phone call all have in common?

Staged melodrama, media collusion hysteria, progressive demands that justice be served immediately, promises of walls-are-closing-in blockbuster revelations from new witnesses, supposed surprise revelatory documents, fusions between Democratic politicians and Washington bureaucrats — and then bust, nada, and teeth-gnashing as the truth catches up to various rumor-mongers. [Read More]

Joe Biden: Trump ‘should be impeached’ (Washington Examiner)

President Trump should be impeached, according to Joe Biden.

After initially supporting the impeachment inquiry by House Democrats, the former vice president dropped the condition of an investigation to join White House hopefuls Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders in backing the forcible removal of the sitting president.

“Donald Trump has violated his oath of office betrayed this nation, and committed impeachable acts,” Biden said in New Hampshire. “To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached.” [Read More]

Turkey launches airstrikes on northern Syria after Trump pulls back U.S. troops (CBS News)

Akcakale, Turkey — Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the campaign, which followed an abrupt decision Sunday by U.S. President Trump that American troops would step aside to allow for the operation. [Read More]

Trump’s Syria error isn’t excused by Obama’s Iran naivety (Washington Examiner)

There’s an old Saddam-era Iraqi joke about a journalist who asks Izzat Ibrahim, a senior Baath Party official, “Can elephants fly?” Izzat Ibrahim dismisses the question. “Of course not. What kind of person could believe that elephants can fly.” “But,” the journalist says, “Saddam Hussein said elephants can fly.” “Of course they can fly,” Izzat immediately says, “but only very slowly.”

Sometimes, partisan loyalty and obsequiousness to power twists logic.

So it is in the current debate over Turkey and its impending invasion of Kurdish-controlled northeastern Syria. An op-ed in the New York Post today by Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, defends President Trump’s decision to greenlight a Turkish incursion into northeastern Syria, an area controlled by the Syrian Defense Forces. Trump is restoring balance to the region, he argues, after the Obama administration entered into an ill-conceived alliance with Syrian Kurds. Doran writes: [Read More]


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