Francis “End of History” Fukuyama lost his bet about what kind of shape Iraq would be in after five years of war, but is sticking to his guns about whether the war was worth it. I happen to agree with most of his Wall Street Journal op-ed, but more importantly I think it is closer to the majority American position than John McCain’s position. Of all the successes that can be attributed to the surge, convincing Americans that the initial invasion was a good idea isn’t one of them. If McCain uses the surge to bolster his argument about his judgment, his commander-in-chief credentials, and his qualifications to decide what to do next in Iraq, he will be doing himself a favor. If he argues that the surge retroactively vindicates the entire war, he will be playing on Barack Obama’s home turf.
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