Tucker raises some important questions but it seems like his answer is to cut and run. He does a good job of offering the disclaimer of WWII and the Civil War because those wars were somehow more just than this current one. Why? Because the world back then was threatened by Hitler? What was the threat to the U.S. back then besides our European relatives living in capitulation? The Civil War threat was one of morality. It could be looked at as making right years of sanctioned wrong by the U.S. government. How are the European wars and our own Civil War different? Here at home we are still trying to pacify the spectacle of racism more than 100 years after the Civil War. It was only 40 years ago that we debated and legislated civil rights. After we liberated Europe and occupied Germany, how long did that pacification take? I don’t know, but did our side suffer from the same type of insurgent attacks as now?p>As for one segment of the Iraq society trying to impose its will on the other, isn’t that what happens here all the time? Iraq was invaded because there was growing danger and that danger would have been cultivated in the next generation of Saddam in the likes of his sons. I wonder what the world would be like if we acted against Germany well before that cancer spread as far as it did. The costs of doing the right thing is sometimes very high and the sacrifice is also high. But if our foreign policy is to be analyzed strictly on accounting principles, what should the response have been to our being attacked by Japan? br> — Diamon Sforza
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?