Archives for: "December 2005"

Here is another article which in part puts Iraq into an American historical context. This one is by the truly brilliant Norman Podhoretz of Commentary magazine: "The Panic Over Iraq" (Norman Podhoretz, Commentary, January 2006)… more »
Here's a great article from last week regarding today's elections in Iraq. Unfortunately, most Americans truly have little sense of history. "One finger at a time" (Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/11/05)… more »
see "UN Ceremony Includes Map of ┬┤Palestine┬┤ in Place of Israel" (Arutz Sheva, 12/9/05) For some reason, few things about the Palestinian approach to "diplomacy" infuriate me as much as their maps… more »
see "US envoy "worst ambassador in history": N.Korea" (Reuters via Yahoo, 12/14/05) Here's a great story about the US Ambassador to North Korea. One line from the story: "Ambassador… more »
Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute (and formerly of the Cato Institute) has been a consistent critic of the war in Iraq. While I don't generally agree with him (about Iraq), he's a very smart guy and not to be taken lightly. In… more »
Thanks again to my anonmyouse friend for this great stuff... "France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by prostitutes." Mark Twain. "I would rather have a… more »
"What this cultural debate needs is more dirt, less pure stupidity" (Salman Rushdie, Times Online UK, 12/10/05),,1072-1918306,00.html more »
Along with the theme of the past couple of days, I recommend this article from Reason Magazine: "Tolerance or Death! European culture leaders should smack down fanatical Islamists. Instead, they're bending over for them." (Reason, 11/30/05)… more »
Thanks to my anonymous friend for pointing out this site Here is a Norwegian blogger, his site self-described as "A blog about Islam, Scandinavian affairs and global politics." (I do note that he plans to stop blogging soon...too busy I suppose. It's… more »
From an Australian friend of mine comes this commentary about the rioting by muslim (mostly Lebanese) immigrants in suburbs of Sydney: Hi Ross, Yes there have been some serious problems with the Lebanese here and it has recently boiled… more »

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