Tuesday, May 22, 2007
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, National Review Online:
[Reacting to a Drama Review in the Economist, about the play “Fallujah” now in
“Shameful” and “disastrous”? This cheap sermonizing of Western elites reflects two unspoken truths: privately, no well-heeled British subject would prefer the world of beheading, gender apartheid, and Sharia law that flourished in lawless Fallujah to the legal system and audit that governs the American military. And yet most understand that their own professional advancement, psychological well-being, and political acceptance come from praising the former and damning the latter. Thus the war to establish democracy to replace Saddam Hussein's genocidal rule must be reduced to "swaggering Americans" threatening female "Iraqi aid workers."
Former Senator Bob Kerrey, Opinion Journal Online:
American liberals need to face these truths: The demand for self-government was and remains strong in
With these facts on the scales, what does your conscience tell you to do? If the answer is nothing, that it is not our responsibility or that this is all about oil, then no wonder today we Democrats are not trusted with the reins of power. American lawmakers who are watching public opinion tell them to move away from
The key question for Congress is whether or not
This does not mean that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11; he was not. Nor does it mean that the war to overthrow him was justified--though I believe it was. It only means that a unilateral withdrawal from
Bob Krumm responds to Kerrey’s Op-Ed:
“If Democrats had nominated the other Senator Kerrey in 2004, they might already control the White House.”
Hmmm. Senator Kerry, a gift to the GOP greater than many realize.
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