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If one sees a cockroach in the kitchen, one stomps it dead. The next step is to call in an exterminator and kill the nest. Obama, as a community organizer from Chicago, certainly knows this. But after hearing his rhetoric, the question arises, did he advise the tenants to ignore the infestation, negotiate with the bugs and blame the tenants for leaving food out in the kitchen in the first place? Sometimes giving the enemy the benefit of the doubt is simply giving them time to prepare.
Senator Obama is walking down a well worn Democratic path. He naively believes that terrorism is a legal issue and terrorists are to be treated as respectable citizens (much like the Freedom Five of the Supreme Court). Terrorism is a political act but not one of civil disobedience. It cannot be fought in the courts and through police enforcement. Diplomacy is rendered useless or turned against our interests. The Middle Eastern mindset respects “the strong man” approach. As President Johnson said, “When you’ve got ‘em by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.” Senator McCain understands that military force is the only rational response to terrorism.p>Mr. Obama, it is not time to “turn the page.” It is time to open another book. May I suggest The Art of War by Sun Tzu or Carl von Clausewitz’s On War ? br> — Ira M. Kessel br> Rochester, New York /p> p> WHO NEEDS RETIREMENT? br> Re: Peter Ferrara’s Obama von Bismarck
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?