Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

I saw “Borat” and I regretted it, until now.  Is Barack Obama really sure that Sasha Barron Cohen wasn’t on the other side of this conversation? President Obama said Sunday that the United States is still “working on” democracy and a top aide said he has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy in the United States during his time in office. The remarks came as … Continue reading Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

When the Rats Start Fleeing

The European Union is pulling out of northern Kosovo, an area that is mostly ethnically Serbian. The problem is that the Serbs are taking the cue from the Kosovars. If Kosovo can split from Serbia why can’t Serbian regions split from Kosovo? It’s a good question. Continue reading When the Rats Start Fleeing

President Bush: Truman or Buchanan?

Caroline Glick draws historical parallels to the current situation, and worries that the bureaucracy may be undermining the President’s doctrine: THEN TOO, although Bush, like Truman, set out to form institutional tools to fight the long struggle against the forces of jihad, these institutions have done little to advance the cause. The Department of Homeland Security has not stymied the strength of Islamic agents of … Continue reading President Bush: Truman or Buchanan?

A Question for the Candidates

Here’s a question I’d like to hear the Presidential candidates answer: Your first year in office is nearing its end. Without warning, terrorists detonate a nuclear device—a “dirty bomb,” say—in downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of thousands are dead or dying; much of Los Angeles is uninhabitable, and will be many years. Al-Qaeda claims responsibility. Intelligence indicates that the bomb came from either Iran or Pakistan—perhaps … Continue reading A Question for the Candidates

McCarthy on the Bhutto Assassination

Andrew McCarthy argues that Benazir Bhutto was murdered by the real Pakistan—something that should give us pause in pushing for democracy in the Islamic world. If he’s right, however, why did al-Qaeda have to assassinate her? Couldn’t they have just won an election? Then again, perhaps murder is easier than politics. Continue reading McCarthy on the Bhutto Assassination

More reactions to the NIE

Thomas Joscelyn (HT: Power Line): It looks to me that the authors of the current NIE on Iran’s nuclear capability have some serious explaining to do. It took only four months for one of the NIE’s authors to completely flip-flop on the issue. Why would anyone trust this type of “analysis”‘? The New York Times, on the International Atomic Energy Agency: “To be frank, we … Continue reading More reactions to the NIE