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Monthly Archives: September 2004

Some Things Are So Stupid Only An Intellectual Could Believe Them

Calling Bush’s Views Manichean Is an Insult to the Manicheans By Dan Skinner Mr. Skinner is an instructor of political theory at Hunter College at the City University of New York. He is a PhD student of Political Theory at the City University of New York Graduate Center, focusing on the relationship between language and [...]

Ahhh, Isn’t That Sweet?

2 Italian Hostages Got Gifts, Apology ROME At times, they feared for their lives. They spent many days with blindfolds pressed against their eyes. Their Iraqi captors were convinced that they were spies or proselytizers of Catholicism. And yet, in the end, their kidnappers apologized and gave them farewell gifts. See? Those Iraqi “insurgents” [...]

There’s A Message Here

Navy Keeps Lid on SEAL Identities The accused SEALs were members of “capturing units” taking part in sensitive operations in Iraq, often at the direction of the CIA, said Tranberg, … Charges against the SEALs include aggravated assault with intent to cause death or serious bodily harm, obstruction of justice and conduct unbecoming an officer. [...]

“Unimpeachable” Sources, I’m Sure.

In every story on Iraq since before the war was launched the Post has been telling us we are losing, it is a quagmire, and we must pull out as soon as possible. Today’s story is no exception. They name anonymous sources both currently working in government and “former” officials who are growing more and [...]

It’s Never Too Early For Democrats

Attempted Democratic Voter Fraud in Nashville

It’s Tough Keeping Track Of All Those Secret Plans

Luckily, we have Slings And Arrows to do it for us.

Both Sides?

The New York Times, America’s premier newspaper, the newspaper with “all the news that’s fit to print” gets it wrong again. Washington > Campaign 2004 > Truth Be Told, the Vietnam Crossfire Hurts Kerry More” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/24/politics/campaign/24guard.html”>Truth Be Told, the Vietnam Crossfire Hurts Kerry More Mr. Kerry’s nemesis, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, is spending $1.3 [...]

A Distraction From Terror?

It seems to be an article of faith in anti-war circles, or at least, some anti-war circles that Iraq is a distraction from the War on Terror. To hear them tell it, it would seem that there is only one group of terrorists in the world and Osama bin Laden is their leader. If we [...]

The Kennedy That Is And The Kennedy That Never Was.

Teddy Kennedy’s remarks that he is thankful that Bush was not President during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis trades on myth more than anything. I believe that if Richard Nixon had been elected in 1960 instead of John Kennedy, there would have been no missile crisis. In fact, if Nixon had been elected, the last [...]

Iraq Nukes; Gone, But Not Forgotten

Opponents of the Iraq War like to posture that there was no WMD, no nukes, and no threat. Saddam’s top nuclear scientist, Mahdi Obeidi, make it clear that, although the labs and equipment were gone, the knowledge was still there and Saddam’s nuclear program would have been rapidly reestablished if there had been no war [...]