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Time to pardon Libby.

Wall Street Journal again: Mr. Wilson’s 2003 op-ed claiming that “the intelligence related to Iraq’s nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat” was the supposed animus for the Administration’s leak of the identity of Mr. Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame. As the leaking whodunit became a media frenzy and others ducked for cover, […]

It’s the shoes!

First, the main reason “journalists” in Saddam’s Iraq would never have thrown a shoe at a visiting dignitary is that they’d be tortured and executed for it. More importantly, can we just drop this fantasy-land nonsense that America was super-popular in the Mideast before George W. Bush came on the scene? I mean really, who […]

Quote of the day.

“The biggest thing to take from that day is what Marines can accomplish when they’re given the opportunity to fight. A small group of Marines met a numerically superior force and embarrassed them in their own backyard. The insurgents told the townspeople that they were stronger than the Americans, and that day we showed them […]

Your public schools at work.

This is disgusting. I heard about this but the story isn’t done justice until you see this arrogant teacher purposely humiliate a child with totally slanted and context-lacking argument, and until you see the pain on the child’s face and her fellow students staring at her.

Tony Blair on Jon Stewart.

Before we get to part 2 of the interview, may I pause for a quick rant? Because that failed gotcha moment bugs me. I’m not a big fan of The Daily Show, quite the opposite. Not that I don’t like it because it’s hosted by an uber-liberal, Jon Stewart. That is what it is. People […]

Sunday’s read the whole thing.

Why the Surge Worked By MATTHEW KAMINSKI Earlier this week in Baghdad, Gen. David Petraeus took a final bow before leaving for his new job atop U.S. Central Command. Over the past 20 months, the outgoing military chief in Iraq oversaw a new strategy and “surge” of five brigades that turned American war fortunes around. […]

We won’t drill, but China will.

Why, after all the assistance we’ve given to Iraq over the past five years, was the first major Iraqi oil deal signed with China and not with an American or even a western company? The answer is, in part, because three Democratic senators [Senators Chuck Schumer, John Kerry, and Claire McCaskill] intervened in Iraqi domestic […]

Read the whole thing.

Here’s William McGurn with another great commentary, this time regarding all those pre-emptive pessimists and the Iraqi civil war that never was. I guess that’s a dangerous boast, as a President Obama could yank out our forces and that civil war might occur. But no less dangerous a boast than those who used the term […]

NYT defends Palin (sort of).

Even the New York Time’s chief military correspondent, Michael Gordon, agrees that Sarah Palin wasn’t linking 9-11 to Saddam Hussein in her speech to military troops last week. On Ms. Palin’s claim in her speech to the troops that they will “defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in […]

Bush’s McClellan.

Good commentary by William McGurn When Abraham Lincoln famously sent word to Gen. George McClellan that he’d like to “borrow” the army if the general wasn’t planning on using it, the commander of Union forces likely did not take it kindly. McClellan, after all, was a man whose letters home referred to Lincoln as an […]