The Spin To Come

If you want a sneak preview of the kind of spin we can expect to see from the right when Obama puts his Iraq troop withdrawal plans into action, here’s Instapundit: “THE WAR IS OVER AND WE WON:” Michael Yon just phoned from Baghdad, and reports that things are much better than he had...

More Regrettable Loss of Innocent Life

Once again, scores of civilians are dead because of a U.S. air strike: A U.S. coalition force air strike on Sunday killed 47 civilians, including 39 women and children, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an Afghan official said on Friday. The issue of civilian casualties is an emotive one in Afghanistan,...

Haditha: Inserting What the Right Leaves Out

Haditha has not been much in the news lately — at least not in this country — but today, John Hinderaker posts about a new development: We’ve written from time to time about the Haditha “massacre,” which is now joining Jenin on the roster of massacres that never happened. Seven...

Another Day, Another Cease-Fire, Another Add-On to Death and Human Suffering

Leila Fadel in McClatchy: Followers of rebel cleric Muqtada al Sadr agreed late Friday to allow Iraqi security forces to enter all of Baghdad’s Sadr City and to arrest anyone found with heavy weapons in a surprising capitulation that seemed likely to be hailed as a major victory for Iraqi Prime...

Fred Hiatt on Why Air Strikes Are Wrong in Somalia but Good in Iraq

It’s because air strikes in Somalia have caused unacceptable amounts of civilian casualties, have led to a refugee crisis, and have served as a recruiting tool for terrorists. TOMAHAWK MISSILES fired by a U.S. Navy ship demolished a house in central Somalia on Thursday and killed a vicious militia...