Frank Gaffney

Phyllis Schlafly has written a new book, No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious Freedom.  If you’re like me, your reaction to that news is: Phyllis Schlafly is still alive? Yes, the 87-year-old conservative activist is not only still around, but out on book tour, making the case that Obama is a secularist who hates God.

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Robert Kagan. Eliot Cohen. Michael Hayden. Dov Zakheim. Michael Chertoff. Skim through the names of Mitt Romney’s recently announced foreign policy team, and you will be struck by the high level of experience, erudition, and pragmatism across the list. Indeed, since Romney announced his advisors on October 6, he has won praise for a foreign policy group that is unusually large and uncommonly strong. But one name sticks out: Walid Phares, a Lebanese Christian academic who has come under fire from Muslim advocacy groups and academics alike since his inclusion on Romney’s team.

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All Over the Map

On June 21, 2007, Mitt Romney delivered a speech at the annual summer retreat of the American Enterprise Institute in Beaver Creek, Colorado. To coincide with the address, his campaign released a statement explaining the candidate’s vision for fighting the war on terrorism.

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Frank Gaffney's Smears

In his Washington Times column today, Frank Gaffney responds crassly to Obama's Cairo speech (see Jonathan Chait's post below for choice excerpts). Gaffney's indelicacy is nothing new. Jacob Weisberg exposed Gaffney as a smear artist in 1993, calling Gaffney's allegations against his target at the time (Morton Halperin, Bill Clinton's nominee for assistant secretary of defense) "preposterous," "nonsense," and "false"--examples of Gaffney's "dishonesty" and "propaganda." Click here to read Weisberg's entire article.

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