A war of necessity turns out not so necessary by Michael Barone

A war of necessity turns out not so necessary
By: MICHAEL BARONE
Senior Political Analyst
October 4, 2009
“This is not a war of choice,” Barack Obama told the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Aug. 17. “This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban [...]

No cure for this Arab-Muslim sickness by Salim Mansur Toronto Sun

No cure for this Arab-Muslim sickness
By SALIM MANSUR
Last Updated: 3rd October 2009, 5:21am
Any thinking Muslim with a shred of self-respect must have cringed in disgust on watching the buffoonery of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the UN recently.
These two leaders taking centre-stage at the General Assembly displayed the sickness that has turned [...]

Why They’re Wild About Palin – Coop’s Corner – CBS News

October 2, 2009 9:11 PM
Why They’re Wild About Palin
 Posted by Charles Cooper
Ever since John McCain catapulted Sarah McCain onto the national stage in the summer of 2008, I’ve watched my lefty friends here in San Francisco threaten to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge if the former Alaska Governor ever became president.
Their standard refrain: “She’s [...]

Palin’s Revenge: Who’s Laughing Now? – American Thinker

October 02, 2009
Palin’s Revenge: Who’s Laughing Now?
By C. Edmund Wright
Now correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t I hear the Jurassic media bury the career of Sarah Palin just last July?  And weren’t they joined in this mockery by the so-called conservative elites like David Brooks and Karl Rove and Joe Scarborough and so [...]

Don’t Blame Voters for California’s Budget Woes – WSJ.com

Don’t Blame Voters for California’s Budget Woes
Big spending pols falsely claim citizen ballot initiatives have tied their hands.
By SHIKHA DALMIA, ADRIAN MOORE AND ADAM B. SUMMERS
With the Golden State still struggling to balance its books, politicians from both sides of the aisle have come up with a nifty way to avoid responsibility for the mess: [...]

Obama’s French Lesson by Charles Krauthammer – RealClearPolitics

October 2, 2009
Obama’s French Lesson
By Charles Krauthammer
“President Obama, I support the Americans’ outstretched hand. But what did the international community gain from these offers of dialogue? Nothing.” — French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Sept. 24
WASHINGTON — When France chides you for appeasement, you know you’re scraping bottom. Just how low we’ve sunk was demonstrated by the [...]

Michael B. Mukasey: Don’t Weaken Our Terrorist Intelligence-Gathering Capabilities – WSJ.com

OPINION OCTOBER 1, 2009, 10:44 P.M. ET
Intelligence Averts Another Attack
Why do Democrats in Congress want to change key laws that have helped to discover terrorist plots?
By MICHAEL B. MUKASEY
One would think that the arrests last week of Najibullah Zazi, charged with plotting to bomb New York City subways—and of two others charged with planning to [...]

Obama, The Mortal by Charles Krauthammer

September 4, 2009
Obama, The Mortal
By Charles Krauthammer
WASHINGTON — What happened to President Obama? His wax wings having melted, he is the man who fell to earth. What happened to bring his popularity down further than that of any new president in polling history save Gerald Ford (post-Nixon pardon)?
The conventional wisdom is that Obama made a [...]

The myth of the underpaid public employee :: Jeff Jacoby

The myth of the underpaid public employee
by Jeff Jacoby
The Boston Globe
September 30, 2009
THOUGH IT HASN’T BEEN TRUE for years, many people believe that government employees receive such lavish employment and retirement benefits in order to compensate for their meager paychecks. The reality is that their paychecks aren’t meager at all: Government jobs pay more than [...]

Michael Ledeen: We’ve Been Talking to Iran for 30 Years – WSJ.com

OPINION SEPTEMBER 29, 2009, 7:20 P.M. ET
We’ve Been Talking to Iran for 30 Years
The seizure of the U.S. embassy followed the failure of Carter administration talks with Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime.
By MICHAEL LEDEEN
The Obama administration’s talks with Iran—set to take place tomorrow in Geneva—are accompanied by an almost universally accepted misconception: that previous American administrations refused [...]