Andy McCarthy: Moussaoui Conviction Upheld – The Corner

The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction and sentence of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Enthusiasts of the law-enforcement approach to terrorism will undoubtedly claim this development as more evidence that their strategy works. To the contrary, I have argued several times see, e.g., here and here that we dodged a bullet […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Gitmo Does Not Cause Terrorism – National Review Online

So we’re going to shut down the detention center at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay and move the 200-plus terrorists detained there to a seldom-used civilian correctional center in Thomson, Ill. And we’re doing it, the Obama administration and Sen. Dick Durbin assure us, not because they want to use federal money to […]

Abe Greenwald: Is Obama getting mugged by reality? – National Review Online

Abe Greenwald on National Review Online.

Reihan Salam: Obama the Pundit-in-Chief, The Agenda

The Agenda on National Review Online.

MARK STEYN: Obama the unrealistic realist, National Review Online

If you happen to live in Kabul or Jalalabad, Ghurian or Kandahar, then a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is, indeed, about Afghanistan. If you live anywhere else on the planet, a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is really about America — about American will, American purpose, American energy. How quickly the bright new dawn […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Alinsky Does Afghanistan, National Review Online

If there is one word that captures President Obama’s much-anticipated Afghanistan speech, it is “cynical.” Yes, the speech was also internally contradictory, counter-historical, and premised on fatally flawed assumptions about Islam and the Afghan people. Cynicism, however, is the defining feature of Obama speeches. This one was no different: from its use of the United […]

Dean Obama – Victor Davis Hanson – The Corner on National Review Online

Dean Obama – Victor Davis Hanson – The Corner on National Review Online.