Were We Right to Take Out Saddam?

Public opinion veers with every change in current conditions in Iraq. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Probable Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush got himself into trouble by sort of, sort of not, answering the question whether he would have supported going into Iraq in 2003 — had he known then what we know …

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Moore of Michael’s Nuttery

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO- The Corner I know that it’s shooting whales in a barrel to point out Michael Moore’s — once a guest in the Carter presidential box at the 2004 Democratic Convention — continued displays of ignorance. Nonetheless, the latest example is Moore’s lingering hurt because years ago Clint Eastwood once …

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The Biggest Lie

The Left would rather forget its old slogan, “Bush lied, thousands died.” by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The very mention of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Iraq was toxic for Republicans by 2005. They wanted to forget about the supposed absence of recently manufactured WMD in great quantities in Iraq; Democrats saw …

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Iraq Was Then, Syria Is Now

Obama hasn’t a clue what he’s doing, but at least he isn’t George W. Bush. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The Iraq War lies now mostly in the realm of myth. We have forgotten exactly how we got both into and out of the war. The October 2002 joint congressional authorization to …

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World at War

by Victor Davis Hanson // Defining Ideas Will the United States in its near future be hit again in the manner of the 9/11 attacks of thirteen years ago? The destruction of the World Trade Center, the suicide implosions of four passenger airliners, and the attack on the Pentagon unfortunately have become far-off memories. They are …

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On 9/11 — A Look Back, a Look Forward

The as now, the Arab world’s self-induced pathologies cannot be cured by American self-doubt. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online September 11, 2001, was not just a tragedy, but rather a willful act of war by radical Islamists who hate Western civilization and the American version of it in particular. They achieved, by their …

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America as Pill Bug

Closing out embassies was prudent in the short term. But what message does it send? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online We’ve all run across the pill bug in our gardens. At the first sign of danger, the tiny paranoid crustacean suddenly turns into a ball — in hopes the danger will have passed …

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Bush’s Warranted Rehabilitation Will Come

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner George W. Bush’s September 14, 2001, so-called “bullhorn” speech, that he gave with his arm around fireman Bob Beckwith at Ground Zero (“I can hear you! Share This

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Iraq–Agony, Ordeal, and Recovery

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media I. The Case for Invasion Wise The Bush administration built a broad domestic coalition and an adequate foreign alliance (more inclusive than the UN-sanctioned effort against North Korea in 1950). Share This

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