Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Lou Dobbs Tonight 10/14/19


White House Demands a Ceasefire from Turkey as New Sanctions are Imposed
https://youtu.be/rUfXFO1lNaI


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Of Interest: Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting


Pew Research Center

JULY 10, 2019

Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting

BY RUTH IGIELNIK AND KIM PARKER


U.S. Army Capt. Matt Anderson and Sgts. (Ret.) Daniel Harrison and Noah Galloway ride in a helicopter to Forward Operating Base Fenty near Bagram, Afghanistan, in 2014. They were touring with a program that brings wounded servicemen back to Iraq and Afghanistan to help them come to terms with their injuries. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nearly 18 years since the start of the war in Afghanistan and 16 years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, majorities of U.S. military veterans say those wars were not worth fighting, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of veterans. A parallel survey of American adults finds that the public shares those sentiments.
About two-thirds of veterans say the way in Iraq was not worth fighting
Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was. The general public’s views are nearly identical: 62% of Americans overall say the Iraq War wasn’t worth it and 32% say it was. Similarly, majorities of both veterans (58%) and the public (59%) say the war in Afghanistan was not worth fighting. About four-in-ten or fewer say it was worth fighting.
Veterans who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan are no more supportive of those engagements than those who did not serve in these wars. And views do not differ based on rank or combat experience.
Among veterans, partisan divide in views of wars in Iraq, AfghanistanViews do differ significantly by party, however. Republican and Republican-leaning veterans are much more likely than veterans who identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party to say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were worth fighting: 45% of Republican veterans vs. 15% of Democratic veterans say the war in Iraq was worth fighting, while 46% of Republican veterans and 26% of Democratic veterans say the same about Afghanistan. The party gaps are nearly identical among the public.
Views on U.S. military engagement in Syria are also more negative than positive. Among veterans, 42% say the campaign in Syria has been worth it, while 55% say it has not. The public has very similar views: 36% say U.S. efforts in Syria have been worthwhile, while 58% say they have not.
Among veterans, these views are consistent across era of service, rank and combat experience. Republican veterans are significantly more likely than Democrats to say the Syrian campaign has been worth it (54% vs. 25%).
Ruth Igielnik  is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center.
Kim Parker  is director of social trends research at Pew Research Center.




Saturday, October 12, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Upcoming Event


The American Conservative

Regime Change: How to Replace the Beltway Blob with the Foreign Policy Americans Want

As we near the end of President Trump’s first term, conservatism has been turned on its head. A national conversation has unleashed new approaches to everything from Washington politics and the economy, to government and American culture. Thankfully, this landscape has also created new opportunities for challenging the predominance of U.S interventionist foreign policies. The people have spoken. Americans clearly want change in our militaristic approach to the world.

Yet there is still one obstacle standing in the way of real success : A fully entrenched establishment devoted to American military primacy, global hegemony, and maintaining the status quo, at all costs. We call it ‘The Blob.’

Join us at TAC's 6th annual Foreign Policy Conference where we discuss how to defeat these vested interests whose broad tentacles are working directly in conflict with real American goals and values.

We have an exciting roster of speakers.

Event Information
Thu, November 7, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Location
Hart Senate Office Building
120 Constitution Avenue Northeast
Room 902
Washington, DC 20002

The registration is free.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/regime-changehow-to-replace-the-beltway-blob-with-the-foreign-policy-americans-want-tickets-71423787471


Schedule for November 7th:

8:30-8:50am Breakfast/Coffee
Welcome remarks John Burtka
Overview of Conference, Jim Antle, Intro Andrew Bacevich

9-9:45 Q & A
Jim Antle and Andrew Bacevich

9:45-10:45 a.m.Realism versus Washington power: Why the Blob persists

Damon Linker
Michael Desch
Monica Toft
Andrew Bacevich
Moderator: Will Ruger

Short Break

11-12p.Throwing a monkey wrench into the military industrial complex 

Heather Brandon Smith
Emma Ashford
Trevor Thrall
Moderator: Reid Smith
Peter Van Buren

12-12:15p  LUNCH

12:15-1p Conservative media changing the foreign policy consensus

Matt Peterson
Will Chamberlain
Daniel McCarthy
Jim Antle: moderator

1-2 p.m. Think Tank Town: The swampy ecosystem supporting status quo

a) Ben Freeman
b) Stephen Wertheim
c) Chris Preble
d) moderator: Kelley Vlahos
e) Lydia Dennett

2-3p.m. How to End the Failed American Era in the Middle East

Moderator: Curt Mills

Mark Perry
Doug Macgregor
Daniel Larison

Closing remarks, John Burtka


Lou Dobbs Tonight 10/8/2019


Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal Amid RINO Backlash

https://youtu.be/kbjE_XmBht8

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tucker Carlson Tonight 10/7/2019


Meltdown Over Trump's Syria Pullout
DC Establishment Furious Over Syria Pullout

https://youtu.be/QtHi9ir-eeU