Categories: "International Issues" or "Terrorism"

The Iraq "Surge": Bush's psychology, McCain's risk

Good morning, all. I had a bit of a snowboarding incident yesterday: My 10-year old nephew broke both bones in his lower leg while snowboarding with me. He was in a lot of pain, but is doing fine now after great treatment by EMTs and at the emergency… more »

Critics of Saddam's execution need to get over it

see "Saddam aides 'to die this week'" (BBC News, 1/7/07) There is no doubt that the taunting of Saddam Hussein and the subsequent publicity surrounding the illicitly-taken video of the execution were… more »

Alan Dershowitz piles on Jimmy Carter

Why won't Carter debate his book? By Alan Dershowitz The Boston Globe December 21, 2006 YOU CAN ALWAYS tell when a public figure has… more »

Review of Jimmy Carter's book about Israel

Thanks to Luis for passing along this scathing review of President Carter's most recent book, written by Richard Schifter for the Mediterranean Quarterly. If you want to read more, I would point out that the review in the Washington Post is no more… more »

A truly sad story of another unsung American hero more »

Saddam executed...but so what?

[Update: It is not for children or the squeamish, but a video of Saddam's execution can be found here:] This morning (Iraq time) Saddam Hussein was executed for crimes against humanity.… more »

Does Iran actually need nuclear power?

see "The Iranian petroleum crisis and United States national security" Roger Stern, Johns Hopkins University Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, December 2006 In his… more »

The UN is not credible as a corruption fighter

re "Escaping corruption's global grip" (Christian Science Monitor, 12/26/06) To the Editor: While any global movement opposing corruption would be most welcome, current trends are probably less than… more »

Iraq court rules Saddam must be executed within 30 days

Iraq's High Court today upheld the death sentence imposed on Saddam Hussein and said that it must be implemented within 30 days. The chief judge said that the sentence could be carried out any day beginning tomorrow (Wednesday), and that no further… more »

Yes, the Bushmen have property rights

In a ruling that brought a smile to my face, Botswana's high court has ruled that the government's expulsion of about 1,000 San Bushmen from their traditional home areas in the Kalahari desert was illegal and unconstitutional. The BBC story on the… more »