Irony so strong it’s burning through your screen.
This is very inside blog-ball; it’s mostly for the old-school warbloggers, most of whom will hopefully at least get a chuckle at this. Quote #1 (via Megan McArdle): Do you fight crime by leaving some gangs alone? That’s one of the arguments put forth by Mark Kleiman, author of “When Brute Force Fails.” In the book, the UCLA public policy professor argues that police forces | Read More »
I’m surprised that this hasn’t seen more play.
After all, we have a Democrat as President: it’s acceptable to pretend to be for freedom and democracy again. (Via Holger Awakens, via Tennesseefree.com) Three things: 1). What do we know about this guy? Or when it was made? 2). If we had listened to Obama in 2006, this guy would probably be dead right now. 3). Not In Your Name, antiwar movement. Not then. | Read More »
Not In Your Name, International ANSWER.
Not then. Not now. Not ever. Iraqis vote in landmark elections Iraqis are electing new provincial councils in the first nationwide vote in four years, with the Sunni minority expected to turn out in strength. After a slow start, correspondents said voting was brisk, including among Sunni Muslims, who largely boycotted the last elections. The vote is seen as a test of Iraq’s stability ahead | Read More »
The New York Times notices that, hey, Iraq’s improving.
This article by Dexter Filkins nuances the situation to a fare-the-well, of course – but that’s the Old Grey Lady for you. I’m tempted to unload on the author for being quite so surprised at the notion that possibly, possibly things weren’t quite as doomed as he thought, but like Allahpundit I’m going to nobly restrain myself. Back in Iraq, Jarred by the Calm BAGHDAD | Read More »
RE: Everything You Need to Know About the War in Iraq
Mind you, if we had listened to Barack Obama in the first place, that never would have happened.
Regarding the Iraq War Debate: let me assure our esteemed opponents.
And that’s precisely how it needed to be. Oh, don’t worry: five, six years from now, all y’all can pretend that you were for the war all along and probably nobody will call you on it. I mean, watch how the AP handles the problem: Analysis: US now winning Iraq war that seemed lost By ROBERT BURNS and ROBERT H. REID – 7 hours ago | Read More »