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Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (SecureFreedom.org), a columnist for The Washington Times and host of Secure Freedom Radio, heard in Washington weeknights at 9 p.m. on 1260 AM.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify before Congress about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, before she steps down. (Associated Press)

GAFFNEY: Hillary Clinton's legacy

This week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be making her swan song appearance on Capitol Hill, providing at last to Senate and House panels her testimony about the Benghazigate scandal. Published January 22, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: A world without America

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly declared that "a world without America is not only desirable, it is achievable." While that sentiment won't be embraced in President Obama's inaugural address next week, all other things being equal, it seems likely to be the practical effect of his second term. Published January 15, 2013

Illustration Two Al Gores by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Al Gore profits from the stealth jihad

Let's call it Al Goreera. This seems a fitting title for the new network that former Vice President Al Gore is launching with the jihadists' favorite television outlet: Al-Jazeera. Published January 7, 2013

** File ** President Obama looks to Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, after announcing Mr. Kerry's nomination as the next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

GAFFNEY: Hold Kerry accountable

Members of the U.S. Senate surely are tempted to give their insufferably arrogant colleague from Massachusetts a pass in confirmation hearings for his nomination to become the next secretary of state. Published January 2, 2013

Illustration Hagal by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Hagel a dangerous choice for defense

The conventional wisdom is that President Obama dodged a politically perilous "bullet" when he declined to nominate Susan Rice as the next secretary of state. Published December 17, 2012

Illustration Islamist Roots in American Schools by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Secretive Islamist roots of American schools

It is a commonplace saying, but one that most of us ignore: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This applies in spades to a proposal under active consideration by the school board in Virginia's Loudoun County. Published December 10, 2012

Illustration Obama's Global Makeover by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama's global makeover

In an impromptu conversation with Joe the Plumber during the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama famously acknowledged his support for redistributing the nation's wealth. Published December 3, 2012

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GAFFNEY: Morsi's second Muslim Brotherhood coup

During the so-called "Arab Spring," the Obama administration insisted that the United States risked being on the "wrong side of history" if it remained aligned with secular despots like Egypt's Hosni Mubarak. Published November 26, 2012

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GAFFNEY: Middle East melting down into 'Obamawar'

While debating Mitt Romney this fall, President Obama declared that he had decided to embrace the term "Obamacare" -- a name originally coined and used by its detractors to tie the president firmly to the health care fiasco he had spawned. Published November 19, 2012

Illustration Obama's Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama administration failing Benghazigate smell test

In Washington, when the official line seems improbable, people often say, "It doesn't pass the smell test." There's a lot that stinks at the moment about the Benghazigate affair, including now the circumstances involving the forced resignation of a man in the middle of it: President Obama's CIA Director and former four-star Army General David Petraeus. Published November 12, 2012

Illustration Cutting out the Constitution by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Vote for Obama to restrict free speech

As Americans go to the polls, many factors may influence how they vote for president. Among those -- if not pre-eminent among them -- should be the kind of country they want to bequeath to their children. Published November 5, 2012

Illustration Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama's perfect storm

Barack Obama faces not one but two perfect storms. He actually may be grateful for the meteorological one if it predictably helps obscure the political one at least for the next week. Published October 29, 2012

Illustration Obama's Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: The real reason behind Benghazigate

President Obama's once seemingly unstoppable march toward re-election hit what he might call "bumps in the road" in Benghazi, Libya, late on Sept. 11, 2012. Published October 22, 2012

Illustration: Obama's war by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Beating Obama on foreign policy

Tuesday's rematch between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is likely to be the first of two in which the incumbent's record as commander in chief will be a matter of direct debate. Published October 15, 2012

Illustration Me the People by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: The post-constitutional president

Team Obama insists that next month's presidential election is "a choice, not a referendum." It sure seems to be the latter with respect to the two candidates' very different views on the Constitution. Published October 8, 2012

Illustration Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Obama's deceit after people died

Suddenly, the president's new clothes seem embarrassingly transparent. The contention relentlessly promoted by Team Obama, to the effect that the commander in chief's performance with respect to foreign policy and national security was simply unassailable, is being seen for what it is: an utter fraud. Published October 1, 2012

Illustration: Islam by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: White House caving to Islamic blasphemy agenda

For the past two weeks, the American people have been encouraged by Team Obama -- official representatives of the administration, its champions in the press and other partisans -- to believe a number of national security calumnies that can be described only as surrealistically epic and dangerous deceptions. Published September 24, 2012

Illustration Islamist Chair by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: Islamists' tipping point

History is replete with examples of strategic miscalculations in which an overreach -- usually born of contemptuous disdain for a foe -- led to disaster for the aggressor. Think Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 or Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union 131 years later. Published September 17, 2012

Illustration: Enabling Muslim Brotherhood by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GAFFNEY: The world is not better off

Eleven years after Sept. 11, President Obama would have us believe that, at least with respect to our national security, we are better off than we were when he came to office. Specifically, he now claims that al Qaeda -- the terrorist organization that killed nearly 3,000 Americans on that terrible day -- is "on the path to defeat." Published September 10, 2012