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Libya: The Genesis of a Bad Idea

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The president spoke Monday night to clarify our intervention in Libya. Instead he made things worse, and could not explain the mission (are we/are we not after Qaddafi?), the methodology to achieve it (are we in a no-fly-zone or are we bombing ground targets essential to save the rebels?), and the desired outcome (who are the “rebels,” what do we wish from them, and are they better than Qaddafi?). Indeed, after almost two weeks, these questions still have not been asked much less answered. Read more →

Obama Still Murky on Libya

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

President Obama just gave a weird speech. Part George W. Bush, part trademark Obama — filled with his characteristic split-the-difference, straw-man (“some say, others say”), false-choice tropes. Read more →

Rumsfeld’s Rebuttal

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal

A review of Known and Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld (Sentinel, 832 pp.) Read more →

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