Was Iraq worth the sacrifice in blood and treasure?
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Any war — from the Romans’ first war against Carthage to World War I to our war in Iraq — is aimed either at conquest or at ending a threat. Either way, the goal is to establish a durable peace. And wars that result in only a brief respite from conflict cannot be characterized as won.
To Obama, war is a bothersome diversion from his domestic agenda. Rather than demonstrating that he or his advisors are studying the war we are in, its goals or its means, his decisions on Iraq and Afghanistan appear calculated only to avoid criticism that would lessen his success in pushing his radical transformation of our economy through Congress.
The study of war is an obligation of those who pursue the profession of arms. But — as much and more — it is the obligation of those who are chosen to lead nations in time of war. We shall listen closely tomorrow night for any sign that Obama understands that obligation. There is no reason to expect that he does.
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?