Archbishop Tutu Shuns Tony Blair

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Saddam Hussein is a “child of God,” but the former British prime minister is excluded from Tutu’s circle of divine love.

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The Great Betrayal: Obama’s Wars and the War in Iraq

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New Freedom Center pamphlet exposes the disaster of Obama’s mishandling of the war on terror.

Rehabilitating Scott Ritter

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The New York Times’ too-generous portrait of a conspiracy theorist and sex offender.

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Obama’s Christmas Gift to Iran

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Why the Islamic Republic will be emboldened by the retreat from Iraq.

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R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens

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The very model of the non-academic “man of ideas.”

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A Good Progressive War

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What opponents of the Iraq war think a good war looks like.

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U.S. curtails use of airstrikes in assault on Marja – washingtonpost.com

MARJA, AFGHANISTAN — To the Marines of Bravo Company, the black-and-white video footage from a surveillance drone seemed to present the perfect shot: more than a dozen armed insurgents exiting a building and heading to positions to attack U.S. and Afghan forces seeking to wrest control of this Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Facing stiff […]

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic

Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

John Murtha dies at 77 – POLITICO.com

Rep. John Murtha, a Vietnam veteran who became one of the most powerful members of the House serving four decades representing western Pennsylvania, has died at 77.Murtha was the longest serving member of the Pennsylvania delegation — a milestone he passed just this past Saturday. He had been hospitalized in recent weeks with a gall […]

Obama: Bank Bailout “Necessary,” Iraq War “Dumb”

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Are we sure the bank baillout was a success?