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Jed Babbin replies: Mike, I love ya. But you have to get off Musharraf’s back. First, ISI didn’t create al-Qaeda. OBL did, with the help and consent of others in Saudi Arabia. ISI did help create the Taliban, and Musharraf has fired the old ISI generals who were in charge in that era.
I hear a conservative version of Jimmy Carter in your insistence that we refuse to deal with dictators, even when it’s in our interests to do so. I’m not so holy. When these guys can help, we should use them unless they’re of the genocidal ilk of Pol Pot or Hitler. We can’t refuse to deal with people because their hands are dirty.
I’m no fan of the U.N., but it can serve a useful purpose if we use it to lead. If we waffle, we’ll suffer for it, both there and elsewhere. But I don’t think it’s in our interests to withdraw at this time. I’m very disturbed by the President’s apparent retreat on the U.N - International Criminal Court issue. We need to stop the train entirely until that’s resolved. Best, Jed.p> SEE NO TERROR
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?