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In the wake of the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, the debate continues over what to do about the pirate threat. Occasional Spectator contributor Fred Iklé takes to the Washington Post today to argue for ships to simply arm themselves and kill any pirates that try to board the ship, in the name of self defense, while other reports indicate that the U.S. military is considering striking the pirates’ land bases. Personally, I’m open to the idea that limited military action can be justified, but I question whether the threat of piracy has risen to the level whereby such strikes are currently necessary. So, I’d be more inclined at this moment to support the first option. At least for now.
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?