Archives for April 2009

Dumb Enchanted Evening

OBAMA’s 100 DAYS OF ENCHANTMENT press conference WILL BE REMEMBERED for one’s reporters fawning question: What has “Enchanted you the most from [sic.] serving in this office?” Jeff Zeleny, who writes for the – wait for it – New York Times, buried hard news by becoming part of the story. However, the ho-hum presser featured important revelations on three foreign policy issues: “torture,” Iraq, and … [Read more...]

Al-Qaeda’s PR Machine

IF HISTORY IS ANY GUIDE, A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND JIHADISTS. In 2004, after the media published photos of Abu Ghraib and leftist politicians blamed America, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi prefaced his beheading of Nicholas Berg with these words: "we tell you that the dignity of the Muslim men and women in Abu Ghraib and others is not redeemed except by blood and souls. You will not receive … [Read more...]

Prosecuting Bush: On Second Thought….

Some decisions lead to the discerning of the inner thoughts of the heart, and the separation of the bones and marrow. President Obama’s decision Tuesday to open the door to prosecute Bush administration officials who crafted legal opinions he believes led to torture is one of them. His judgment says much about the unsteady future of homeland security, whose voice is heeded in Washington, and … [Read more...]

Department of Hopeless Speculation

ALTHOUGH MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY's recent report insulting veterans and conservatives, it overlooks the victim of the paper's most obvious insult: its reader's intelligence. The DHS report not only assumes veterans are a violence-prone group readily influenced by "rightwing" extremism but misdiagnoses the most likely source of terrorism and misconstrues the … [Read more...]