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President Trump versus Democrats on Hostage Rescue: They are who we thought they were: Part 3

 

Ballot boxVote for your life. Vote Trump and every Republican below him on your ballot if you care for safety and the lives of your fellow Americans. That message came through again the last weekend of this momentous election. The contrast is stark between the risk President Trump is willing to take on our behalf and the self-serving risk deferment of Biden and his party, going back to President Clinton or perhaps Carter.  They are who we thought they were; will we let them win anyway?

This weekend was very bad for Islamic terrorists in Africa and very good for an American hostage and all Americans. Our elite hostage rescue forces struck out of the darkness and snatched an American hostage, alive and well, from the dead hands of his captors in Nigeria:

Statement From the President On Last Night’s Hostage Rescue
NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE |  Issued on: October 31, 2020

Jim and Greg are both on vacation this week.  They will be back June 25th.  There will new episodes with guest hosts Thursday and Friday of this week.  Today, please enjoy an encore presentation of the Three Martini Lunch.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are in very good spirits as they savor three wonderful martinis for conservatives.  First, they celebrate the news that three American hostages are on their way home from North Korea in advance of the upcoming Trump-Kim summit.  They also applaud President Trump for withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, which was riddled with inspection loopholes and was never properly submitted to Congress.  And they cheer the victory of conservative Patrick Morrisey in the West Virginia U.S. Senate primary, the lopsided defeat for “Cocaine Mitch” accuser Don Blankenship, and strong turnout for Republicans in three primary states.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are in very good spirits as they savor three wonderful martinis for conservatives.  First, they celebrate the news that three American hostages are on their way home from North Korea in advance of the upcoming Trump-Kim summit.  They also applaud President Trump for withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, which was riddled with inspection loopholes and was never properly submitted to Congress.  And they cheer the victory of conservative Patrick Morrisey in the West Virginia U.S. Senate primary, the lopsided defeat for “Cocaine Mitch” accuser Don Blankenship, and strong turnout for Republicans in three primary states.

One More Helicopter

 

iran_hostagesDuring a recent press conference to discuss his cancer diagnosis, Jimmy Carter was asked about his presidency and what he would have done differently:

“I wish I’d sent one more helicopter to get the hostages and we would have rescued them and I would have been re-elected,” Carter said. His response elicited laughter from the audience …

If you watch the video, it seems he’s joking a bit. Perhaps it only seems. James Earl Carter left the White House thirty-four and half years ago. To have provoked so immediate a response suggests that the failure of Operation Eagle Claw has been preying on his mind for decades. There is no phrase in the English language so terrible as “If only I’d…”

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The more I think about leaving those four hostages behind in Iran the angrier I get. Obama gave up five terrorists from Guantanamo for that traitor Bowe Bergdahl and after the $150 billion, path to Nukes, and everything else we just gave Iran, he couldn’t ask for those four hostages?  He had the audacity to […]

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Here in Sydney, “backlash” warnings began with in minutes of the siege hitting the news.(“Not all Muslims” and all rest of the patronising rubbish). Even the PM: “We must not change our generous society”. (I quote from memory fairly accurately I think). It’s as though we were being softened up to make concessions *already* — […]

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