Just when you thought President Obama's inept foreign policy couldn't get more dangerous, along comes this surprise. And it's a doozie.
Obama's dithered with its Iran strategy because it believed Iran was at least one year away from having even the capability to develop a nuclear weapon.
Now a new assessment reveals that the terrorist nation may only be 30 days away.
If this is true President Obama has made another serious miscalculation in the Middle East.
I'll be writing more on this in Sunday's newspaper. We'll recount the judgment of Obama in Syria, Benghazi and once again warn that holding hands with terrorists is bad policy.
See you Sunday.
'If you like your health care plan ...'
As the months and years go by, and the Affordable Care Act stumbles from disaster to disaster, a good many things that President Barrack Obama overpromised will go down in history as bonehead quotes.
Not the least of these will be this gem: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. No matter what."
Total fertilizer as it turns out.
It's galling, I think, to look back on the government shutdown and realize Harry Reid's role in causing it.
Yes, I know it takes two to Tango and the puzzling "strategy" of the so-called Tea Party influenced GOP was part of it. I do not let them off the hook.
But I also don't excuse Harry Reid.
The GOP put on the table a delay in Obamacare to keep the government open. But Harry Reid rejected it.
Harry Reid now admits that the rollout of Obamacare is a disaster, a fact he certainly knew it at the time he yet said "nyet" to Republicans. Now many Democrats (including some folks in the White House) say we'll need a delay.
Stunning display of bad government by Harry Reid.
Kathleen Sebelius I
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took a question from the press in Phoenix about the calls for her to be fired over the failed Obamacare website.
Her answer revealed more than she intended. "I don't work for" the majority of people saying that, she said.
Uh, I beg your pardon, Ms. Sebelius. You work for all of the American people. Not just Democrats. Or Republicans. Or even for just for the president. Let's get that straight before moving on, shall we?
Kathleen Sebelius II
If you want to get a real sense of the total obfuscation now engaged in by the Obama Administration on the woes of Obamacare, get a load of this exchange between reporters and HHS spokesmen at the first phone "update" on how Obamacare is being fixed.
A reporter asked spokesperson Julie Bataille whether Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was aware of the tech problems before the website was launched.
Bataille proceeded to answer a different part of the reporter's question.
When a reporter pressed further on whether Sebelius was aware of the tech problems before the website was launched, HHS spokesman Richard Olague jumped in and said, "Next question, please."
When asked yet again by a reporter, Bataille then says: "I don't think any of us were able to fully predict the consumer demand that we would have seen on Oct. 1."
Thus, as reported by Phillip Klein of the Washington Examiner, HHS dodged the question "by restating an already discredited excuse that high traffic was to blame for the tech problems."
This is your transparent Obama government at work. If it can't answer the simple question of whether the head of HHS was aware of the site problems before the launch, don't expect this website "fix" or Obamacare in its whole to go very well.
Frederick Fact: The United States spent $3.7 trillion over the last five fiscal years on welfare. Far, far more than we spent on education, transportation and NASA ... combined. Welfare, everyone?