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Today on the Main Site:
MacArthur Defeats Truman: The Real McChrystal Message by Jeffrey Lord: Famous showdown helped GOP to landslide, shaped decades of Cold War politics.
McChrystal Lite Becomes Petraeus by Jed Babbin: President Obama did what he had to do — except clarify the strategy or make victory more likely in Afghanistan.
Obama’s ‘Strict Code of Conduct’ by George Neumayr: General McChrystal lacked the “maturity” of the Rahm Emanuels.
Concern at Home and Abroad by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: There is something very dated about the ideology that this president takes so seriously.
His Swallowed Pride by Russ Ferguson: Why did the President select a general he not long ago openly disdained?
Ignorance Is Liberal Bliss by Ron Ross: Cluelessness has never enjoyed greater appeal.
Second Thoughts by Joseph Shattan: Israel has gone along with the “peace process” since 1993 — only to find itself ever more reviled and isolated.
What to Watch for:
Obama meets Russian President Medvedev; will attend Russian-US business summit at US Chamber of Commerce (Chicago Sun-Times)
Pakistan sentences 5 American Muslims to 10 years in prison for terrorist conspiracy (NY Times)
BP and other companies developed oil spill responses with faulty US government data (WSJ)
Judge dismisses Viacom’s $1 billion suit against Youtube for copyright infringement (Washington Post)
Petraeus takes the reigns and heads to Afghanistan; key dates to watch for (Politico)
Clip of the Day:
Obama’s statement on McChrystal
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?