Category Archives: May 2007

Is the Sky Falling on America?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The suicide-murders and roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan sicken Americans. Soon-to-be nuclear Iran seems loonier than nuclear North Korea. American debt keeps piling up in China and Japan. And we think of angry Venezuela, the Middle East and Russia every time we fill up — if we can afford to fill up. Read more →

Crying Wolf

What is the real scandal in the World Bank?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The departure of Paul Wolfowitz from the World Bank has nothing to do with his alleged misdeeds. Read more →

Another Month in the War

This is a baffling sort of “containment” we’re seeing.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

May was another normal month in the war against Islamism. At home, a delusional Rosie O’Donnell was back at it. Read more →

The New Penance Doesn’t Offset Much

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

What do leftist, mostly secular elites share with medieval sinners?

They feel bad that the way they live sometimes doesn’t quite match their professed dogma. Read more →

Seeking Sympathy from the Infidel

Zawahiri invokes the language of social justice.

by Raymond Ibrahim

National Review Online

In an unprecedented effort to rally popular support, al Qaeda is apparently trying to refashion its image from an ultra-conservative, radical Islamist group with clear and precise goals — the ultimate being to implement sharia law around the globe — to what the liberal West has long had a soft spot for: a romanticized revolutionary movement of the “Ché” variety, fighting to overthrow oppression and exploitation (which, as the usual story goes, are products of U.S. greed and aggression). Read more →

There’s a War Still Going On…

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

They didn’t ask necessarily for this war; but nevertheless our soldiers and officer corps brilliantly defeated Saddam Hussein in three weeks under the strict parameters set by political leaders. Read more →

Islamic Apologetics

Ignore history and focus on platitudes of peace and love?

by Raymond Ibrahim

National Review Online

Islamic apologist extraordinaire Karen Armstrong is at it again.  In an article entitled “Balancing the Prophet” published by the Financial Times, the self-proclaimed “freelance monotheist” engages in what can only be considered second-rate sophistry. Read more →

Your War, Not Mine

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

“This war is lost,” Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid recently proclaimed. Read more →

Al Qaedism, Again

Another straw on the back on the proverbial American camel.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Why would Albanian-speaking Muslim refugees from the Balkans try to murder American soldiers? After all, the United States — not bin Laden’s rag-tag jihadists — saved Bosnia and Kosovo? And we did that by bombing the capital of a Christian European nation. Read more →

200 Million Minority

Islam’s apologists completely miss the point.

by Raymond Ibrahim

National Review Online

For three consecutive days, April 10-12, Tariq Ramadan, the controversial Muslim activist who was denied a U.S. visa for questionable activities (such as making “charitable” donations to the terrorist organization Hamas, which regularly commissions suicide-attacks), was invited by Georgetown University to give a one-way talk live via satellite — a move which many, including several Georgetown faculty, protested. Read more →