At first it was retaliation for 9/11 — but eight and a half years later?
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Thomas Friedman of the New York Times may have noticed this. He sees that the world is not quite as “flat” as he would like. Arab and Muslim societies need to start “shaming suicide bombers and naming their actions ‘murder,’ not ‘martyrdom,’” he wrote, with a touch of impatience. Until they do, “this behavior will not stop.” No kidding. So Obama should “call for it,” he added, not just for “more airport security.”
Consider the Islamic traitor at Fort Hood, who shot and killed 12 soldiers in November. The response? Chaplains moved promptly to “comfort” the “larger army community,” which was itself “struggling to make sense of what happened.” It made perfect sense, however, to those engaged in Islamic jihad — and to those who understand that that is their intention. It made no sense only to those who think that the world consists of liberals-at-heart, some of whom suffer from too much “stress.” A lieutenant colonel on the base said that the Fort Hood “community” responded like this: They were holding “critical-incident stress-management sessions.”
That’s it. They have martyrs, we have critical-incident stress-management sessions.
It is not our duty to give Obama cover on the grounds that a war calls for patriotism, not partisanship. Great errors of judgment must be pointed out, not glossed over. Democrats in Congress will probably want to get out of this war ahead of the Republicans, who could lend support to Obama’s ill-advised war. Yet it could be the GOP’s opportunity, as the Cato Institute’s Ed Crane has pointed out.
At least let’s hope that John McCain isn’t the GOP nominee once more.
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?