Category Archives: December 2007

2007: The Bills That Came Due

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

2007 reminded us that our easy way of life comes at a price, and that there are consequences and tradeoffs in almost everything we do. Let’s go down the list. Read more →

Pakistani Punditry

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Lost in all the frenzied reaction to the Bhutto assassination is any consistency of critique. So we hear that the U.S. is to be blamed for not pressuring Musharraf, and yet blamed for putting all our eggs in the democratic basket of Benazir Bhutto. Read more →

A Long War in a Nutshell: A Look Back

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Views on the war in Iraq now transcend reasonable discussion. The war rests in the realm of emotion, warped by the hysteria of partisan bickering.  Read more →

Common Sense

Who needs “intelligence” to know Iran wants nukes?

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

Much of the current debate surrounding Iran’s nuclear aspirations centers on the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report which “judge[s] with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program.” Read more →

The Clinton Albatross

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

If polls are accurate, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s once-sure bid for the Democratic presidential nomination is now not so sure. Her wide lead vanished without warning in Iowa and New Hampshire — and maybe elsewhere as well. Read more →

Straight Talk

Podhoretz corrects the record on Islamic terrorism

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

A review of World War IV. The Long Struggle against Islamofascism by Norman Podhoretz (Doubleday 2007, 240 pp.) Read more →

In War: Resolution

by Victor Davis Hanson

The Claremont Review

“Iraq,” swears Al Gore, “was the single worst strategic mistake in American history.” Senate Majority leader Harry Reid agrees that the war he voted to authorize is “the worst foreign policy mistake in U.S. history,” and indeed is already “lost.” Read more →

Huckabee and the Chattering Classes

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

I having been reading some of the reactions to the negative appraisal of NRO writers to Huckabee’s Foreign Affairs essay — the gist of it being he was unfairly ganged up on by supposed neo-cons and other purported East-Coast elites. Read more →

All Mixed-up Over Iran

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Last week’s U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) states, with “high confidence,” that Iran quit trying to get a nuclear bomb in late 2003. That’s exactly the opposite of what the NIE reported just two years ago, when it claimed Iran’s ruling mullahs were still developing nuclear weapons. Read more →

An Encouraging Revelation: Bin Laden’s Latest Message in Context

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

Full of the same old complaints, threats of retaliation, and victim status role that have become mainstays of al Qaeda propaganda, Osama bin Laden’s latest release would seem to offer nothing new. Read more →