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Saturday, March 29, 2003

A Different View of the War
If you want a slightly different view on the whole thing, check out The Onion. Ummm, the articles are satire, and fictional.
Just like the New York Times.....: - )
Iraq and Terrorism: Part 7(I Think.)Time to stop giving numbers to this heading. There are just too many to keep track of.
Anyway, greetings from Sunny San Diego! It's supposed to get up to 80 today, and we are headed to the beach.
With a pause in the ground offensive, this seems like a good time to turn off FoxNews, and do a little sight seeing.
The links keep building, the article I linked to above is more evidence of Osama's boys helping Saddam. Remember the old quote: The enemy of your enemy is my friend.

Friday, March 28, 2003

Here I am, on the way out the door, and I get stopped cold by another Victor Davis Hanson commentary.
Victor Davis Hanson on Operation Iraqi Freedom on National Review Online

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Me and mine will be on the left coast for a week or so.
The posts will be few and far between, as beaches, sun and Disneyland beckon.
Straight From The Source
Defenselink is straight from the Defense Department. Great site for specific info on the war and all things military.

Sunday, March 23, 2003

War Coverage on the Net
This is most definitely a television war. I've frankly been disappointed in the internet coverage.
In spite of that, a few sites that may help you stay informed.
Kim Komando has a great radio call in show on computers and all things internet. As a part of her website, she has a good listing of some of the best sites on the web. Check it out here.

MSNBC has by far one of the best interactive sites, full of up to date information That one can be reached here. Right now I've got a small live view of Baghdad from that site playing, complete with sound.

Another great overall site is google news.

Hope that helps. Let me know of other sites you find, folks. I'll post them as they come in.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

A wonderful listing of international newspapers. Worth a read. Sherry, you should find what you are looking for on this site.

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

An Historic Week

This week could well be seen by historians as the end of the United Nations as we have known it.
Much as the League of Nations fell apart in the thirties, the United Nations faces its own Ethiopian crisis.
Support for the liberation of Iraq is growing.
Iraq and Terrorism Part 5
Multiple stories on a training base for terrorists.
The main link in the heading refers to the connections to 9/11/01 from The New York Sun.
Others include a Frontline peice on Iraq.
Buried in the site is an interview with a former captain in the Iraqi military.
Need more? Here's a story from the New York Times, a couple of months after 9/11/01.
The links to terrorism are there, if you choose to look for them.
Remembering Solhenitsyn
Great look at a prophetic speech 25 years ago. Here's the speech itself.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

What Would Lincoln Do?
Profound look by Bill Bennett

Lincoln described liberty by a useful analogy: "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty." Lincoln made it clear who the sheep was and who the wolf was. It is equally important to recognize who the liberator is. Those who march against the U.S. and the U.K. today, those who condemn Bush and Blair and remain silent when it comes to Hussein, are in league with the wolf's view that the shepherds are destroying liberty. The people of Iraq will soon know what Afghanis know. The true wolf was devouring Afghanis, the true shepherd saved them.
The Jews Are At Fault
Here's the quote and the apology:
If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this. The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should."

And here's his apology: "I made some insensitive remarks that I deeply regret. I should not have singled out the Jewish community and regret giving any impression that its members are somehow responsible for the course of action being pursued by the Administration, or are somehow behind an impending war."

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia)

Ummm, then why say it at all, Rep. Moran?

Monday, March 10, 2003

More on Just War Theory.
A Wonderful exposition on Just War Theory.
More on Carter's Fallacies
Ranesh Ponnuru takes apart Carter's editorial better than I ever could.

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Read this carefully. Note how they carefully avoid calling these babies, yet clinically discuss how they may be concious. They even discuss using "anesthetic" before killing these infants. How humane.
A Just War, Carter Style
My goodness. A former President, blasting the current one. And citing Just War Theology to do it.
Trouble is, his points are very far from the tradition of Just War as espoused by Augustine and Calvin.
By Carter's definition, no war is just, as there are always options to war, up to and including surrender.
For a look at Just War Doctrine as the Christian community has traditionally understood it, take a look here.
Rather you are in to Country Music or not, this is a song you really should listen to.
Have You Forgotten. by Darryl Worley.
The Smoking Gun
Why did Mr Blix not discuss this on Friday. Three Guesses, and the first two don't count.
At least he, or someone, had the integrity to include this in the written report.

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Resolution 1441:
Here is the resolution in English. If you read through all the whereases and recollections, do you really believe Saddam has lived up to either the spirit or even the letter of this resolution?

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

This is site you simply must explore. Wanna know who funds what, and who the board members are for your favorite activist group? Take a look on ActivistCash.com
A Pivotal, Though Short Commentary from Paul JohnsonForbes.com: Five Vital Lessons From Iraq
5 Lessons From Iraq
A pivotal, though short commentary from Paul Johnson
A Follow Up to Stanley Kurtz's column yesterday on North KoreaThe Center Ring is Korea

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Letter to a European Friend
A wonderful explanation of why we fight.

Monday, March 03, 2003

"History always repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, and the second as farce." Karl Marx 1851
Just when you think Victor Davis Hanson can't do any better, he writes something like this.
Iraq and Terrorism Part 4
And here, from the administration's own report, Iraq:A Decade of Deception and Defiance.
And in case you missed it, or conveniently forgot it, Colin Powell's pivotal speech to the UN. At this site you can also view the speech as a webcast.
Iraq and Terrorism Part 3
From the Guardian. Step by step links between Mohammed Atta and Iraqi officials. The links to terrorism build.

Sunday, March 02, 2003

The Myth of Bush's Unilateralism.
On of the few liberal sources on the right side of this issue. A step by step look at the Bush Administration's attempts at reaching out to other nations. Also, a look at where the myth of unilateralism comes from.
Mapping the Battles
A wonderful resource of maps of Iraq, with as much detail as you could ask for.
Iraq and Terrorism Part 2
From Janes.com. No better source for defense information.
Realize that until our forces get into Iraq and are able to look around, all evidence is based on conjecture and supposition.
Many in the antiwar movement appear more willing to believe Saddam Hussein than George Bush. Many are the same people who were willing to believe Bill Clinton right to the end....
Soon, Swift and Short
A wonderful article from The Sun of London.
A few of my favorite quotes:
One of the first casualties of the conflict — apart from Saddam — is likely to be French President Jacques “The Worm” Chirac.

Relations between America and France are icy after Chirac’s attempts to sabotage UN moves to disarm Saddam.

In a blistering phone call last week, President George Bush told the posturing Frenchman: “President Chirac, we will not forgive and we will not forget.”

Leaders are being reminded of the huge sums in US aid which could be at risk if they vote with France.

Others who have stashed billions of corruptly-gained dollars in Swiss banks have been warned that American intelligence agencies know their account numbers.
Heh, heh heh.

Iraq and Terrorism: Part 1
One of the criticisms made by those who oppose the coming liberation of Iraq is the lack of links to terrorism.
So, here we go. This will likely be an ongoing, continuing post, as I keep finding the links. Here's the first one, from Terrorismfiles.org.
Look for the heading above to skip around and find the latest.
By the way, I'm still working on getting the ongoing email debate on the site. stay tuned.....
Bush as Anti-Clinton? This is a reasonably well balanced report on Bush's faith. It's been turned around by the talking heads all weekend into some kind of threat. It's not. We had a man with no morals and no faith to speak of in the White House. It's good to have his opposite now.