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Dispatch from the D.C. Peace Protest

September 21st, 2007 · 4 Comments

The two JB’s and I made our way down to Washington D.C. last weekend to film and counter-protest the peace march. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yREimgstiA[/youtube] It was an enlightening, fun, and infuriating experience. First, let me admit, I am a complete rookie at this “video-reporting on a peace protest” thing. (See below my top 5 reasons I’m incompetent […]

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9/11 – Six years later

September 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

On my coffee table sits a Life magazine ___ the 9/11 Special Edition. Once a month, inevitably, I pick it up and I see the evil which parades in the world. I see it and know this must be fought. Images are there, images which we all know. Of humans, in their last desperate act, […]

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World War IV

September 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Three years ago, Norman Podhoretz wrote a definitive essay in Commentary magazine with a self-explanatory title: World War IV: How it Started, What it Means, and Why We Have to Win. Now he has extended his thoughts into a just released book reviewed by William F. Buckley.  Buckley highlights two points from  Podhoretz which once […]

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Bush Delivers one of the Best Speechs of his Presidency

August 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

President Bush gave a tremendous speech on Wednesday to VFW which I really must encourage everyone to hear or watch. Put on some headphones and listen as your surf the web. The president puts into historical context the War on Terrorism and our battle in Iraq and Afghanistan better then I have ever heard him […]

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Pirates of the Wahhabistean

August 8th, 2007 · 3 Comments

In the NYT today, Wesley Clark explains why the Islamic terrorist threat is a criminal problem, not a war. He states: We need to recognize that terrorists, while dangerous, are more like modern-day pirates than warriors. They ought to be pursued, tried and convicted in the courts. I do love clarity, and this certainly makes […]

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No Civilians Killed in Strike

August 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Remember last week’s air strike on the Taliban in the Helmand Province which: Reuters reported that provincial officials and residents were saying between 200 and 300 civilians were killed or wounded following a NATO and U.S.-led precision air strike targeting insurgents. Well that was completely false: There is no evidence of civilian casualties caused by […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · al Quaeda · The Western Front

Yet, from the Front, The Enemy is On the Run

July 11th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Meanwhile, as the Senate debates retreat, report after report from Iraq confirms the surge is working: Michael Yon: freelance reporter – 7/9/07 Al Qaeda’s ultimate failure in much of Anbar and now in parts of Diyala relates back to one of the pillars of success—or failure—in this war: Values. People who understand how to tamp […]

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July 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Update: 7/12/2007 McCain rips this same NY Times editorial on the floor of the Senate today: 7/11/2007: The New York Times has an astonishing Op-Ed this past Sunday which calls for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq. The editors stating flatly: Continuing to sacrifice the lives and limbs of American soldiers is wrong. The war is […]

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Gen. Petraeus: A Voice from the Front

July 10th, 2007 · 6 Comments

As wobbly-kneed Republicans and Democratic leadership talk of withdrawal, our commander in the field tries to give a voice to our troops. What is the one factor he would ask for if he could have anything, time. The money quote: Q: Now that the surge is fully in place, what’s your sense of the positives […]

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Operation Arrowhead D+16

July 6th, 2007 · No Comments

I know I keep encouraging everyone to go read Michael Yon’s dispatches from Iraq, and here again I will do the same. He has one out today, and although it includes a rather brutal story about another grotesque al Quaeda tactic in Iraq, it is upbeat and encouraging. The money quote: The big news on […]

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Brave Jihadists Attack Wedding Party

July 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Dodging rice, bouquets, and ring bearers, terrorists made a bold attack on a wedding party this Thursday killing 17 and injuring the bride and groom. If it wasn’t true, it would be funny.

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“At least Hitler meant well.”

June 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I know the likes of Peter Mehlman would prefer to return the Seinfeld ’90’s when life was a show about “nothing,” but 9/11 unfortunately deposited an exclamation point on our society that there are people in the world willing to murder and die for their sick beliefs. And a life full of cute nothingness and Starbucks […]

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