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The U.S. State Department, which likes to make a show of criticizing Israeli soldiers even when they are behaving reasonably, obliged the protesters with a non sequitur: “We urge the Israelis to consider the consequences of their actions and to respect the dignity of Palestinian civilians, the vast majority of whom are not involved in terrorist violence.”
When foreign radicals come to our country, disrupt lawful activities, and suffer the consequences of their radicalism, Americans shrug and say, “What did they expect?” Why should we absolve American radicals for causing similar mischief in other countries?
The American left is too churlish to concede this point. America’s radical minds speak of “responsibility” but never take it. They encourage “choices” but disown bad ones made and disclaim any role in the consequences that follow from them.
Corrie was one of their conscripts. They sent her into battle and she died. But Israel will be blamed for the radicalism the American left incited and the fate of the troublemaker they trained.
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?