I am perplexed over the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Redding v. Safford United School District. The court ruled that the 4th Amendment rights of one Savana Redding were violated by the school’s performing a strip search of Savana for prescription drugs. I am perplexed on two levels: first, the ruling in favor of Savana Redding, and second, the strip search by the school.
I think there was one serious mistake made by the Reagan administration, and that was the idea that you could deal and temporize with and negotiate successfully with terrorists who were running Iran. And that was a mistake, as President Reagan was courageous enough to admit and agree to later on. He was misled by some very wrong advice and it had very terrible consequences in the [Beirut] Airport. —Caspar Weinberger
Two of the most ludicrous and perplexing statements regarding the Iranian elections came, poignantly, from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, they occupy the top two positions within the hierarchy of American foreign policy.
If you know others and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know others but know yourself, you win one and lose one; if you do not know others and do not know yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle—Sun Tzu
Barack Obama is a certified zero, if not in the idiomatic sense, most definitely mathematically.
On October 20, 2008, Colin Powell, just prior to the November election, made the following statement on Meet the Press : “I think he is a transformation figure, he is a new generation coming onto the world stage, onto the American stage, and for that reason I’ll be voting for Sen. Barack Obama.”