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CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE AT THE VA

 

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How many veterans that lingered on secret waiting lists at Veterans Affairs hospitals gave their lives so hospital administrators could receive bonuses and promotions? (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

 

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GLOBAL WARMING; A POLITICAL WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

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Speaking in Indonesia last week, Secretary of State John Kerry, said that global warming is “perhaps even the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Sec. Kerry may or may not be right about the destruction global warming may ultimately cause; but he’s absolutely right about one thin. Global warming is a weapon. It’s a political weapon of mass destruction.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

 

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IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN: WORSE THAN VIETNAM?

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The way things are going in Iraq and Afghanistan, the prospects for lasting victory are fading with worse long-term consequences than Vietnam. The human cost of the Vietnam War was far greater than it has been in Iraq and Afghanistan, but I choose to believe that our warriors did not die in vain in Vietnam because we ultimately won the Cold War of which the wars in Korea and Vietnam were part. Still, we lost the Vietnam War and suffered lasting consequences as a result. What’s at stake in the Middle East is greater than what was at stake in Vietnam. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com

 

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CHINESE CHESS

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China extending its air-defense identification zone (ADIZ) to include the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, of which Japan has administrative control, is China’s latest move in the strategic chess game for power and influence in Asia. It’s one more step in China’s strategy to erode U.S. and its ally’s military superiority in the region. The Obama administration’s “pivot” or “rebalancing” to Asia is intended to counter China’s strategy, but it will only work if Washington firmly stands its ground when China challenges it.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

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When Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) asked outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to explain how it was that the Obama administration stood by an absurd story for two weeks after Benghazi, Mrs. Clinton indignantly shouted “What difference, at this point, does it make.” She was talking about whether the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was a preplanned terrorist attack or a spontaneous incident. It occurred to me, however, that this was the perfect way to deflect many criticisms in contemporary American Society. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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AL QAEDA IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE

 

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Much remains that the Obama administration still hasn’t told us about the terrorist attack on 9/11/12 in Benghazi, Libya. All the facts about last week’s attack on an oil refinery at In Amenis, Algeria have yet to come out. One thing is certain; Al Qaeda is back with a vengeance. Killing them by the thousands hasn’t prevented their proliferation. Perhaps, if the Obama administration hadn’t dismantled the CIA’s detainee and interrogation efforts, we wouldn’t be quite so vulnerable.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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“A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND”

 

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Abraham Lincoln’s June 17, 1858, speech, upon accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination as that state’s United States senator, was about slavery; but his admonition about a nation divided could just as well apply to 21st century America. What divides us today, however, isn’t one man’s right to own another, but government’s right to own us all. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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WHY REPUBLICANS ARE LOSING THE WAR

Resistence is futile.

President Barack Obama has Republicans in Congress on the ropes; and he intends to pummel them mercilessly until they agree to raise taxes on the most successful Americans. Republicans only have themselves to blame, however, for the predicament they are in. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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SUSAN RICE VS. JOHN KERRY

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Republican senators, faced with the prospect of either Amb. Susan Rice or Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) as the nominee for the next secretary of state, have to hope President Obama will nominate Sen. Kerry. Both Rice and Kerry are technically qualified for the position, Rice by virtue of the fact that she is the current U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and Kerry by virtue of the fact that he is a sitting U.S. Senator. Both have ample résumés. Amb. Rice, however, has neither the experience nor the temperament necessary to do the job well; and nominating Sen. Kerry for secretary of state will keep him away from the Department of Defense.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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BENGHAZI: INCOMPETENCE AND NEGLIGENCE, OR SOMETHING MORE?

The more we learn about what happened before, during, and after the Benghazi attack, the more unanswered questions remain. The Obama administration is withholding answers to those questions. Americans have the right to know the whole truth and whether the President simply is covering up incompetence, negligence and the failure of his Middle East policy or something more.   (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES: THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST

Tuesday’s second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, was a bare knuckles brawl. Most pundits say President Barack Obama scored more debating points; American voters, however, do not score these debates by any fixed set of rules. They react to them during and afterward with their individual hearts, minds, and guts; and when the votes are tallied on Election Day, Barack Obama will prove the big loser. (Read my full column at EWRoss.com)

 

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BENGHAZIGATE

Increasing evidence indicates the Obama administration has engaged in a cover up of intelligence that forewarned it of the September 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Iranian support for jihadists throughout the North Africa-Middle East region, and al Qaeda penetration of Egypt and Libya.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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MITT ROMNEY AND CHINA

Where does Mitt Romney stand on China? What kind of China policy will he pursue if elected?  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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NEGOTIATING WITH IRAN: A LOSING PROPOSITION

Successful negotiations require three elements—an acceptable and achievable objective, effective leverage, and convincing the other party that if you cannot reach an acceptable result by a date certain you will walk away from the negotiation and resort to other means. All three are lacking in ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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DON’T CONFLATE THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WITH THE EGYPTIAN ARMED FORCES

Critics of President Obama are condemning his administration’s decision to waive legislative restrictions related to Egypt’s democratic transition and allow Egypt’s annual Congressional appropriation of $1.3 billion in military assistance to go forward. There is much about the Obama administration’s Middle East policy to criticize; but in this case it made the right decision. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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