“Welcome to the 2nd decade in a row of humanitarian war.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBOlNxTTcBs#t=08m42s During the Bush administration, Democrats often boasted that — unlike the president and his aides, who were consumed by millenarian dreams of remaking the Middle East in the image of American democracy — they were part of the...

Huge Bipartisan House Majority Rejects Obama’s Libya Resolution

From Politico: The House delivered a stinging rejection of President Barack Obama’s military intervention in Libya on Friday, voting in bipartisan fashion against authorizing the mission for another year. The president’s supporters still held out hope that they could stop an effort to restrict funding for...

It’s the Wars, Stupid

Naive leftist hippie dreamers like me have been saying for years that no one asks the question, “Where is the money going to come from” (for national health care, for a New Deal-type government public works program, for extending unemployment benefits, for providing federal emergency funds to...

The War That Isn’t a War

Amy Davidson examines the Obama administration’s official justifications for continuing to conduct the war in Libya without congressional authorization, and finds them extremely weak tea. That said, I’m having trouble getting worked up about this subject. The previous administration invaded and...

Rationality from Right on Manning? Not Much.

Ed Morrissey thinks that “The White House acted appropriately in kicking Crowley out at State …” in response to Crowley’s public criticism of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s abusive treatment in detention. Then he defends the abuse itself (although of course he doesn’t consider it...

In Remembrance

On this Armistice / Remembrance / Veteran’s Day I ask that you take a moment to remember all those who have fallen for your freedom. Without their selfless sacrifice we would not be here today. In Flanders Fields by John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That...

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