To Kill a Terrorist

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If Israel assassinated the leader of the Hamas military wing, did it have the right to?

George Will: Sarah Palin and the Mutual Loathing Society – RealClearPolitics

The Republican presidential nominee, an Arizona senator, was a maverick, which was part of his charm. He spoke and acted impulsively, which was part of his problem. Voters thought his entertaining dimensions might be incompatible with presidential responsibilities. For example, he selected a running mate most Americans had never heard of and who had negligible […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Kill or Capture? – National Review Online

A few years ago, I got into an argument with an expert on military operations. I had written a white paper proposing the creation of a national-security court for terrorism cases. In the paper I criticized the trend to “judicialize” warfare, arguing that, in our system, judgments about the detention and treatment of alien enemy […]

A Profile in Arrogance

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Jack Murtha’s sleazy political legacy.

Breaking the Taliban

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The capture of a top Taliban commander may mark a crucial turning point in the Afghan war.

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 […]

GOP mines coal-country anxieties – POLITICO.com

Republicans believe there are three words so powerful that they might reshape the political order in an economically beleaguered corner of the country: War on coal. With Democrats holding total control of the federal government and a cap-and-trade bill still looming, the GOP is fanning widespread coal country fears that the national Democratic Party is […]

Hating Valentine’s

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Why jihadists and the radical Left both revile the day of love.

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 […]

Is Binyam Mohamed a Martyr?

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Thomas Joscelyn reveals the truth about the Left’s terrorist cause célèbre.