Catching up with the global reality show.
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First the tragedy, and then the outrage.
The Jedi — aka “DevGroup,” formerly known as SEAL Team 6 — lost seventeen of its men in the Taliban shootdown of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan. About thirteen others — sailors, airmen and soldiers — were also lost. We must grieve for them all. And — if you’d like to do something to help the kids of these brave men — please visit www.specialops.org, the website of my friends at the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. SOWF helps the children of fallen spec ops guys get into college and pays their way all the way through their degree. Last week, the SOWF board voted to extend their scholarships to all killed in the Chinook crash, whether they were spec ops guys or not. Please give generously.
At about the same time, we learned that the Obama regime was cooperating with a group of Hollywoodenheads producing a movie about the DevGru operation that got Osama bin Laden. The producers are being given access, according to many reports, to military, intelligence and special operations information, as well as to White House and administration officials. Inevitably, much of what they learn will be highly classified information. Whether or not all they learn ends up in the movie, it will all become public.
That movie will — coincidentally, I’m sure — be released about a month before the November 2012 election to maximize the political benefit bought with classified information.
Never mind the SEALs, the Night Stalkers who flew them, the USAF assets in the air and the CIA people on the ground. I can’t wait to see how Obama and his White House Supercommittee heroically pulled it all off.
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?
H/T to National Review Online