Why the GWOT is not an issue in the midterms.
Via Hot Air Headlines, Tom Brokaw does not understand why the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are not looming issues in this year’s election; or, indeed, really issues at all. He doesn’t bother to even try to answer the question, himself – apparently, Brokaw decided that his wordcount was better suited towards the production of ponderous melancholia – but fortunately I’m here to explain things | Read More »
So much for a Yoo/Bybee show trial.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Actually, there are two reasons why the Left is going to be upset: For weeks, the right has heckled Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for his plans to try the alleged 9/11 conspirators in New York City and his handling of the Christmas bombing plot suspect. Now the left is going to be upset: an upcoming Justice Department report from its | Read More »
The White House has found a place for the Uighurs! Palau!
8,188.82 miles away from Washington, DC (if this site is to be believed), which is actually about 8,000 miles less than I expected. Then again, there probably isn’t anything there except empty ocean*, and if the administration was just going to dump terrorists into the water it would have said so. Palau (Who?) to Take in 17 Uighurs The obscure Pacific nation of Palau, one | Read More »
Obama / Bush: Not quite the same on the GWOT.
I can’t quite agree with this passage: John Ashcroft, who was Attorney General when Marri was designated an enemy combatant, makes no such apologies. Interviewed just before the Inauguration, he defended what he described as a “sound decision” to “maximize the national interest,” and predicted that, in the end, President Obama’s approach to handling terror suspects would closely mirror his own: “How will he be | Read More »
The curious incident of the antiwar movement in the night-time.
Whipped ones, in fact, as Environmental Republican demonstrates (via Glenn Reynolds). You see, he went looking for the Usual Antiwar Suspects’ outrage at the drone strikes in Pakistan, and discovered… well, that apparently it wasn’t really worth noting at all, really. His conclusion? So what con we surmise from this little investigation? How about the left-wing of this country is populated with hypocritical ideologues who | Read More »